2 Day Workshop

Transforming Trauma

This training is designed for individuals and organisations working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma to come together using education, healing and wellness practices.


Applications are invited from yoga therapists, teachers and mental health professionals. The 2 days will enable us to increase children and young people’s access to their birth right; optimum health in body, mind and spirit.  


Completion of the 2 days will enable you to support young people who have experienced trauma to befriend themselves and take control of their own healing through yoga. The practices in this course enable young people to learn how to self-care, to build a loving and trusting relationship with oneself and others, and to reestablish ways to find peace in themselves.  


You will leave with a set of practices that you can take into the setting that you work in to serve the young people that you support and lots of additional information and ways to consider deepening your knowledge in this field. 

Trauma can create both an emotional and physical imprint on the body.  Bessel Van der Kolk states that  emotional trauma creates “issues in our tissues”. The outward expression of trauma for children and young people is often somatic-the trauma lives on in the body (e.g. headaches, chronic pain, IBS, panic).  The “gut wrenching feelings (that accompany trauma) can be incompatible with being alive” (Van der Kolk) and the physical body can become cut off, untrusted and disliked.


 This 2 day workshop aims to give an overview of how we may support young people  to learn more about agency, consent and inner empowerment. We will also learn how we can support young people with the tools for self regulation and how we there is the possibility of inter-relationsional healing for those with experiences often referred to as complex PTSD/Developmental Trauma. 

Suitable as stand alone practices or as an adjunct to other therapeutic practices: all are deeply rooted in yoga philosophy, neuroscience, attachment based research and trauma theories. You do not need any previous experience of yoga just a deep willingness to serve those experiencing the effects of trauma in their healing. 

This course will be facilitated by Lucy A-W, Clinical Psychologist and yoga therapist. Lucy has worked for over 20 years with people who have experienced trauma and is currently the lead Psychologist for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (at GARAS) where she uses Yoga for Trauma. She also works with adult refugees at GARAS and in her private practice. 

2018 dates 

2018 Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018 in Stroud @ Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB      FULLY BOOKED 

Saturday 24rd and Sunday 25th November 2018  in Manchester  @ Creative Calm studio, 371 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M251AW S


Booking with the lovely Karen at

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019

Lilleyogahaus in Denmark (course in English). 


All trainings 9.30-5 each day