AquaHolic Journey

Welcome! Chances are you ended up here for a reason. More than likely, you suffer from trauma, or know someone who has. Traumatic events are a near-ubiquitous human experience. A general population survey conducted in 24 countries showed that more than 70 percent of respondents experienced a traumatic event.

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and the healing journey of empowering yourself and others with research and science backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training.

Trauma disconnects the body from the mind, and this practice reconnects them.

What is trauma-informed yoga?

Trauma-informed yoga describes an approach to the practice that addresses the specific needs and symptoms of trauma survivors.

This form of yoga may include self-regulation strategies to:

  • increase body awareness (interoception) in a safe and controlled way, which can promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety.
  • address nervous system dysregulation, dissociation, and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings, which are common after experiencing trauma

What are Somatics?

Somatics describes any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body.

Course Content

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Psychology of trauma, the mind-body response, and recovery methods
  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and recovery of resilience
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Integrative Somatic practices for mind-body workers
  • Pranayama/Breathwork for trauma and resilience
  • SRR Self-regulation for resilience and self-care
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Techniques
  • Trauma Sensitive Kids Yoga Techniques
  • Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. How working in trauma causes trauma and tools for coping and self-care
  • Appropriate touch in class
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mindful and cross lateral movement
  • How to work with diverse groups of people
  • Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into your community
  • Sample practices

BONUS MATERIAL:

  • Trance State journeying
  • Sound Healing
  • Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony) in person training only!

​What are the Takeaways?

  • ​After completing this training, you will qualify for certification, and the Yoga Alliance recognizes this course as 20 hours of CEUs. You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to attend the course for personal development, and no yoga experience is required.
  • You will be able to adapt your current yoga offerings to make them more trauma sensitive.
  • ​You will be able to view yoga classes through the trauma lens and make intelligent, compassionate choices about the class environment, sequencing, choice of asana, pranayama, meditation. 
  • ​You will appreciate who you are in relation to a trauma survivor’s recovery.
  • ​You will gain practical insight into dealing with dissociation and dysregulation in yoga classes as well as the importance of steadying your own nervous system first – co-regulation is key. (This one really reduces the fear of working with trauma).
  • ​You will be able to compassionately and confidently handle students who are dismissive, aggressive or demanding, and not take it personally when understood through the lens of trauma. (Many people wished they’d learned this sooner!)
  • ​After completing this course you are eligible to take part in online mentoring to get support, refine your skills, ask questions, discuss challenges and go deeper. Find out more.

Meet your Trainers

Tiffany Zoldan is a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainer and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance
Stuart Black is an Author, Spiritual Leader, and was the Director of Core Energetics and Master Trainer for over 20 years

Next Training

September 3-5, 2022

8 am to 3 pm daily

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Join Us

Tuition for in-person Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatic Healing Training

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and empowering yourself and others with scientifically backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training. Trauma disconnects the body and mind and this practice reconnects them. This training tuition is non-refundable, and includes the 20 hour training, and digital manual. Travel expenses and accommodations are not included. Limited space available.

$888.00

Questions? We would love to hear from you!

January 6-28 2023


Welcome to the AquaHolic Journey 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Puerto Aventuras!

The AquaHolic Journey Yoga School is Internationally accredited with the Yoga Alliance. This 200-hour certification is more than just a yoga teacher training program; it’s a journey to an unforgettable life experience. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself.

The AquaHolic Journey Curriculum

This Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with the necessary credentials and ability to teach all over the world. Our Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing. While the curriculum is stacked for an immersive learning experience, the delivery is hands-on and personalized, encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills. We guarantee you that this experience will be richly informative, empowering, inspiring and completely unforgettable.


The training is specifically designed to help you:

  • Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • Learn and practice hands-on adjustments
  • See and interpret how energy moves through the body
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual
  • Build confidence through practice teaching
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Learn and define the Sanskrit names of postures

The Destination

Our Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Private Yoga Teacher Training program will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga practice and give you a deep sense of the rich culture that the Mayan Riviera has to offer.
Our training is located in a gated community that is secluded and serene. The studio space will be in a Private Vacation Rental with a beautiful backyard garden and deck. Capacity is limited to 4 people with the intention of being able to give each individual, attention and mentoring, as well as keeping the experience hand-on, intimate and private.

Puerto Aventuras is the thriving nautical community of the Mayan Riviera. With a marina, white sandy beaches, golf course, multiple restaurants to dine in, and a large green space and park, it provides a sanctuary in an idyllic, nurturing space, full of the revitalizing qualities of the Caribbean Sea. This program focuses on self love and self care as a path to bliss and awakening. The opportunities for massage, Mayan rituals, and yoga are abundant in this beautiful place, which is why we highly recommend booking a few days before or after the YTT to explore and enjoy!

Location and Travel Logistics

You can access Puerto Aventuras by flying into Cancun (CUN) International Airport. From there it’s a 60 min drive to Puerto Aventuras, via Taxi or Shuttle. Ground transportation can be arranged for you by sending us an email.

The YTT Investment ~ Tuition Only

This price does NOT include Accommodations

If you choose to pay with PayPal, an additional 5 % fee will be incurred to the total cost.

What’s Included

  • 200-Hour RYT Program Tuition
  • Electronic Training Manuals to honor the environment
  • 30+ hours of Online Theory ie. Anatomy, Philosophy, and Ayurveda.
  • 19 days of in-person yoga asana training in our private vacation rental.
  • Use of Yoga Props; blocks, straps etc.
  • Mentorship
  • Specialty Topic Classes (Inversion workshop, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Prenatal and more!)

Travel Insurance is recommended due to any unforeseen cancellations. AquaHolic Journey Yoga School is not responsible for any refunds or unforeseen expenses incurred due to natural disasters, cancellations or acts of God.


The Accommodations

Welcome to Casa Sanara! A luxurious haven of wellness. This will be the dwelling for the YTT and please click here for more information about the house.

Accommodation Cost

Separate Cost from the YTT Tuition

$1850 USD

Accommodation costs are to be booked separate and include 23 nights in a shared room (with private full bed) as well as a light daily breakfast. Please contact Sandy Humphrey directly at Sandyhumphrey@cox.net to reserve your room.

All Inclusive Rate

Includes YTT Tuition, Double Occupancy Accommodations for 23 nights, and fees.

$4000

What’s Not Included

  • Accommodations
  • Travel Expenses
  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • Travel Insurance

The Schedule

This immersive and intensive program, is part destination format, with 19 total days of in-person training with 3 days off, and 30 hours of online theory classes to complete during the training. The virtual portion of the training will be self paced. The in-person intensive format will focus on going deep into the Alignment based Yoga Asana Practice, with an emphasis on safe and intelligent sequencing, practice teaching, and adjustments. The online classes will consist of pre-recorded videos to watch. Our mentorship program is designed to support you through your Yoga Journey and the path that you feel passionate about taking. Being that the in person-training is near Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, you may want to arrive prior to the in-person training, or stay afterwards to explore the world-class surroundings.

Plan on arriving on January 6th and departing on January 29th.

Prerequisite

All levels are welcome so long as you have a consistent yoga practice. Must be at least 16 years old.

Meet your Teacher Trainers!!


Tiffany Zoldan – Lead Teacher Trainer & Founder of AquaHolic Journey Yoga School

  • E-RYT 200
  • Trauma Informed Trainer
  • Global Teacher
  • Intuitive Healer
  • Embodiment Coach
  • Specializes in Dynamic Vinyasa, Goddess Flows, Yin, Manifestation techniques, Moving Meditations, and Trauma Recovery Yoga.
  • Currently working on developing a Tulum Retreat Center inspired by her first born daughter Kenza: http://www.kenzatulum.com
  • Often found traveling the world, hiking, dancing and adventuring with her husband and two little girls!

Instagram: @yoga.living.mama @aquaholicjourney @kenzatulum
Facebook: Facebook.com/aquaholicyoga

For full bio on Tiffany, Click Here!


Emily Zoldan – Teacher Trainer

  • On the mission to share the light and love that yoga has to offer every body on every path
  • RYT 200 hr
  • Global Teacher
  • Arm balance junkie
  • Teaching Style & Specialties: dynamic vinyasa flows, alignment based vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, beginners foundational focus, body sensing meditations & Yoga Nidra techniques.
  • Dedicated Jñana Yogi
  • Often found with my two little ones by my side, outdoors along the beach, with my feet on the earth and my eyes on the horizon

Instagram : @emilyzyoga
Facebook: Emily Zoldan-Ben Amara

For full bio on Emily, Click Here!


YTT Testimonials

One of our recent Graduates from the AquaHolic Journey Yoga School was kind enough to leave us a testimonial on her experience of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

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AquaHolic Journey Terms and Conditions

200 HOURS -ACCREDITED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

Oct 14th – Nov 6th, 2022

23 DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Join The NOMADIKAS for an unforgettable Yoga Teacher Training packed with fun, peace and outstanding food. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an internationally accredited certification with the Yoga Alliance, and will provide you with all the necessary credentials to teach all over the world. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself. This intensive YTT program will be led by the AquaHolic Journey Yoga School.