Are you a yoga teacher or healthcare professional who is interested in expanding your practice in the field of emotional and mental well-being? This program combines Yoga philosophies and practices with cutting edge western psychological theory and research.

Yoga is now widely regarded as a powerful adjunct to other therapies, particularly effective in the stabilization and healing process of individuals with PTSD. Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and therapists can benefit by being trained to use Yoga as a complementary therapy in their group and individual settings.  Upon completion, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of how to apply trauma informed yoga theories and techniques to support emotional well-being, when working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma. Students will learn how to practice and teach a trauma informed Yoga class with established protocols that are transferable to a variety of individuals, populations, and work environments.


  • Curriculum is taught by experienced and supportive faculty who are leading practitioners and experts in the fields of psychodynamic therapy, trauma, addiction and yoga.
  • Receive ongoing individualized feedback, evaluation and mentorship.
  • Program includes in-class professional practice.
  • Successful graduate of the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience program can apply for a community placement in the Professional Practice and Mentorship Program.

Pram is part-time (60-hours) and begins in February 2017.

Weekends: Feb. 25/26, Mar. 25/26, Apr.1/8/9/30 (9:30 – 5:30pm)
Evenings: Mar. 8/15, Apr. 19 (6:30 – 8:30pm)


  • Classical Yoga Philosophies and Practices
  • The Eastern & Western Paradigms of Emotional Well-being
  • A Trauma Informed Approach to Yoga Teaching

Gary Bello, MA Psychology, Interfaith Minister
Nicole Marcia, MA, Yoga Therapist
Dr. Jeff Morley, PhD., R.Psych
Maggie Reagh, MA, E-RYT 500
Jada Gabrielle-Pape, Saanich and Snuneymuxw Nations, BA, MEd

For admissions into this program there needs to be a successful completion of a YTT Program or special permission may be granted for healthcare practitioners seeking admission.

full price – $1,195
10% early bird discount if in full by January 15, 2017 – $1,075.50
20% alumni discount if paid in full by January 15, 2017 – $956

Download a program information guide
Download a program application form to register today

For more information contact:
Nicole Marcia, MA, C-IAYT
Project Coordinator, Instructor
Therapeutic Yoga Training


“I was honoured to be awarded a certificate in Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience in 2015, from Langara College. The academic excellence of this program exceeded my expectations. With strategic, inspirational knowledge, infused with humour, the program enhanced my personal awareness and deepened my understanding of trauma from a physiological, philosophical and practical perspective. The teaching team provided a safe learning environment and the combination of councillors, therapists and yoga teachers in the class, enriched the process. The program insight enabled me to adapt the community yoga classes I teach, to meet a broader range of students’ needs, as well as prepare me for my current yoga work with both First Nations communities and emergency first responders. Many we work have faced trauma and/or are holding on to past trauma. This program is a strong and powerful step in the right direction to help decrease suffering and increase personal healing.  So, if your heart is calling you to make a difference and follow this path of light, step up! It is a fabulous and life changing program. You won’t be disappointed” 
Denise A. Tambellini, Manager Intergovernmental Relations and Protocol Unit, CAO’s Office, City of Richmond