Trauma-Conscious Training

Trauma-Conscious Training

Connected Warriors is the largest volunteer-based 501(c)(3) providing Trauma-Conscious yoga classes to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their Families at no cost to participants. CW currently provides classes in yoga studios, VA Medical Centers, Vet Centers, Community Centers, and Active-Duty military installations worldwide. *At this time, Connected Warriors will not host any in-person training.

Comprehensive Trauma-Conscious Yoga Training – $99 Tuition

Provides a comprehensive understanding of Trauma-Conscious Yoga, with a focus on military culture. This training is self-led, asynchronous, allowing anyone to complete in their own time. The training includes home study materials, videos, and evaluations. Training topics include:

  • Military culture and other demographics managing trauma
  • Physiological and biological impact of trauma
  • Yoga as a tool for post-traumatic growth
  • CW yoga class protocols including language, environmental considerations, and sequencing

Home Study

Self-paced, home-study of the Connected Warriors Training manual and PowerPoint slides

Supplemental required reading list (Books are not included in the training fee )

Video Class

Pre-recorded review of the home-study materials, to understand trauma, the biological impact of trauma, and how to facilitate a Trauma-Conscious Yoga class for different trauma demographics.

To register, click here.


10 Yoga Alliance CEUs – Fee $20 – For those who will teach a Trauma-Conscious class or are looking to receive Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits. This component is in addition to the comprehensive training and will include a video conference practicum to cover:

  • Practice teaching exercises
  • Preparation to teach a Trauma-Conscious Yoga Class
  • Training is facilitated by a qualified Connected Warriors Trainer


Eligibility Requirements for CEU’s

The following are eligibility requirements for yoga professional’s teaching certification:

  • Professional yoga teacher with a 200-hour Yoga Alliance (or equivalent) certification
  • Minimum of 30-hours yoga teaching experience
  • Proof of personal professional liability insurance (Required prior to teaching a CW class)
  • Current CPR certification (Required prior to teaching a CW class

To schedule a video conference, first, complete the comprehensive training and then email Rebecca at

*Training scholarships available in exchange for a one-year commitment to teaching a minimum of 18 classes for Connected Warriors

Empowered Yoga – MST Teacher Training – $35 Tuition

Provides an understanding of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) through topics including:

  • the neurobiological, physiological, and psychological impacts of MST
  • the effects of the military masculine dominated “family ethos” culture 
  • the healing dynamics of Empowered Yoga and Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)

Participants will learn how to use the information that they gain in this course to teach a CW Empowered Yoga class, as well as practical methods and protocols to manage stress, anxiety, and the side effects of MST and PTS(D). Completion of home study and video training provides 3.5 CEUs.


Home Study

A digital copy of the Empowered Yoga (MST) Teacher Training Student Manual

Supplemental required reading


Zoom Video Training

This course is organized by modules that include both lessons and practicums. 

The training will be interactive, so participants gain practical experience, plus the opportunity to expand upon what they learn in the course. 



Completion of Connected Warriors Trauma-Conscious Yoga Teacher Training or equivalent trauma-informed or trauma-sensitive training program.  

*Training scholarships available for CW Teachers


Next training – October 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

To register, click here.



Please reach out to Rebecca Moramarco at with any questions.