Trauma-Conscious Training

Trauma-Conscious Training

Thank you for your interest in Connected Warriors Trauma-Conscious Yoga Training.

Connected Warriors is the largest volunteer based 501(c)(3) providing Trauma-Conscious yoga classes to Servicemembers, First Responders, Veterans, and fheir Families at no cost to participants. CW currently provides classes in yoga studios, online classes, VA Medical Centers, Vet Centers, Community Centers and Active-Duty military installations worldwide.

CW training provides you a deeper understanding in:

-Military culture

-Physiological and biological impact of trauma

-Yoga as a tool for post traumatic growth

-CW yoga class protocols including language, environmental considerations and sequencing

CW current covid policies and procedures


Yoga Professionals:

-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)

Mental Health Professionals and other fitness/physical/wellness modalities:

-Mental health and wellness professionals interested in personal growth and/or professional development are also invited to attend our training. PLEASE NOTE: If you are not a yoga professional, a working knowledge of the practice of yoga including poses and breathing techniques is helpful to participate. Discussion and/or practicum is required after home study/online portion is completed.


Home study:

-A self-paced, home study of the Connected Warriors Training manual

-A supplemental required reading list. (Books are not included in the training fee-they are available on and at most local libraries.)

-Online home study verification

Online Video lecture, CW class, quizzes, and exam:

-Must complete the online lecture video

-Complete quizzes and exam

Teaching Practicum/Discussion via Zoom meeting:

-For Yoga Professionals you must complete the teaching practicum with a CW Trainer to receive your certification of completion.

-For Mental Health, wellness, and fitness professionals you will complete a Discussion and/or Practicum session via Zoom with a CW Trainer to receive your certification of completion.

Training costs: $99 (8 CEU’s w/ Yoga Alliance)



Available upon request

(Must have a minimum of 6 participants)

To receive your Certificate of Completion you will need to complete the self-study, quizzes, group practicum, and teach a mini class w/Felicia via Zoom.

Empowered Yoga – MST Teacher Training – $35 Tuition

Provides a comprehensive understanding of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). This training is self-led, asynchronous, allowing anyone to complete in their own time. The training includes home study materials, videos, and evaluations. Provides an understanding of  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)
  • CW current Covid 19 policies and procedures

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

Video Training

Pre-recorded review of the home-study materials, to understand this specific trauma and it’s biological impacts.


A practicum evaluation can be scheduled once the training materials are completed. The practicum is required to receive CEU’s.



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

-Must have taught trauma-conscious/informed yoga for a minimum of 6 months.

*Training scholarships available for CW Teachers


Please contact our Director of Education to register via



Please reach out to Felicia Robinson at with any questions.