Take advantage of this bundle offer and save $500 when you purchase Level 1 and Level 2 of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ together!

Your Instructor

Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT

Nityda Gessel is a somatic psychotherapist, trauma specialist, yoga teacher and educator, mom and heart-centered activist. Nityda is the founder of the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute, creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠, and author of forthcoming Norton book on trauma healing and embodied spirituality (anticipated release, July 2023). Nityda’s integrative work over the past two decades has significantly contributed to the integration of the mental health and yoga/embodiment professions. Nityda has devoted her life to supporting the upliftment of others, working at the intersection of Eastern spirituality, holistic mental health, and embodied activism. During her time off, she loves getting dirty with her toddler, being in nature, dancing and traveling the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am not a registered/certified yoga teacher or yoga therapist. Can I take this training?

A: Yes! You do not need to be a yoga teacher or yoga therapist to attend.

Q: I am new to yoga. Can I still take this training?

A: Yes! We typically will have people with a diversity of experience levels in the training. While we have had registered yoga teachers and even those who have taken other trauma-informed yoga certification trainings attend and say they learned new information and grew their knowledge base, this training is also a deep-dive and comprehensive starter-course for those new to yoga.

Q: Will I get CE’s for completing this training?

A: Currently TCYI can provide CE’s for Yoga Teachers across states, via Yoga Alliance, and Mental Health Professionals licensed in Texas State as social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. All other licenses and states must check with their state licensing board to ascertain whether or not this course meets the license standards for CE approval.

Q: Are you accredited with Yoga Alliance?

A: Yes, you can upload your certificate of completion to the YA website.

Q: How long will I have access to the online course?

A: Forever! You will have lifetime access to the training!

Q: What is the final project that is included in Level 1?

A: Please view the last section of the course curriculum (above) to see information related to the final project.

Q: How much does the course cost?

A: Please see the pricing section above.

Q: Are refunds available?

A: No. Nityda has poured her heart and soul into this training and included an abundance of high-value content - in comparison to other online yoga teacher trainings this training is incredibly thorough and comprehensive. You will gain lifetime access to the materials within the course and receive new bonus content when it is added to the course from time to time. That being said, we ask that you commit to your purchase- no refunds will be granted.

Q: I can’t afford the training. Do you offer scholarships and/or work-study opportunities?

A: We typically do not offer scholarships but our training does go on sale several times a year. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay informed. We also offer work-study opportunities on occasion. The best option for those who want to attend but are concerned about the finances is to register using the payment plan option.

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes. You will see that this is the second payment option listed on this page. To attend the full training and certification using a payment plan, you agree to make four payments of $437.50/month

Q: How will I receive my certificate for Level 1?

A: We will send you an electronic Certificate of Completion after you complete the course, including the final project and case presentations.

Q: How will I receive my certificate for Level 2?

A: We will send you an electronic Certificate of Completion after you complete the course. Please reach out to our admin team at [email protected] to request your certificate.

Q: Will this training lead toward my 200-hour yoga certification?

A: It’s possible, but you need to check with the specific 200-hour program you intend on participating in to confirm (it is up to them). This training and all trauma-conscious yoga trainings are considered electives or specializations by Yoga Alliance. Most 200-hour yoga teacher trainings have a set curriculum that they abide by to meet Yoga Alliance’s standards for 200-hour certification. Trauma-informed yoga is not a part of Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour standard, however some 200-hour YTT’s will allow this training to count toward their completion.

Q: Will I receive any course materials?

A: Yes, you will receive the full training manual, available for download!

Q: Is the course content available or download?

A: The manual and pdf documents, audios of meditation and contemplative practices for you and your clients, and meditation scripts are available for download. The only content that is not available for download are the video lectures. This is to protect from copyright infringement or illegal distribution of the course content. Don't worry- you will have lifetime access to the videos and all course content.

Q: Can I share this training and complete with a colleague(s)/friend(s)?

A: No, it is expected that each individual participating in the training will purchase the content for themselves. This course would not be possible if everyone shared the material instead of purchasing it for themselves. Please uphold the ethical principle of satya (truthfulness) on this. Thank you in advance.

Q: What about after the training?

A: Nityda is pleased to offer you access to The TCYM TT Alumni FB group after the course. Nityda also offers online consultation groups once a month to support your continued study and growth. To see the schedule and rates consultation group please visit www.traumaconsciousyoga.com/upcomingtrainings.We are in the process of offering advanced study tracks to TCYM Alumni so please stay tuned as our first is expected to launch in Spring 2020. We've got community and the learning is ongoing!

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Please email Nityda at [email protected] to inquire further. Peace, love, and namaste!