Teaching Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement 


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Teaching  Trauma Sensitive Mindful Movement practices that are functional, safe, supportive and trauma informed – (Master class x 3hrs = 12 hours)

This course is a collaboration between Synergy Yoga and Pilates and Mindful Academy Solterreno

Where: Anywhere in the world (online via zoom)

Timeframes: 3 x 3 hour sessions 

Cost:  $270 AUD/170 Euro/155 pounds/200 USD


  • Manual 
  • 6 x Pre-recorded Mindful Movement practices 
  • 3 x 3 hr Live Lectures,  workshops, practices via zoom

Course Dates: See Time Zones below 


Saturdays – 13, 20, 27th March  –  at Local time 1:00pm till 4:00pm GMT UK time zone convertor

Wednesdays – 10, 17, 24th March  – at Local time 9:30 – 12:30pm till GMT UK time zone convertor


Mondays 15, 22, 29th March – Local time 7:30 – 10:30 am GMT UK – Australia’s evenings SA 6:00 – 9:00pm, NSW, VIC, ACT 6:30-9:30pm, WA 5:30 – 8:30pm check out  time zone convertor

Location: Zoom

Who can attend?

Those who wish to further their skills and created supportive and accessible classes for their communities both online and or in person and meet one of the following criteria:

Completed one of the following:

  • TTR2
  • TTR3
  • Yoga and or Pilates Teachers (minimum of 200 hrs qualification)
  • Accredited mindfulness teachers (MBCT, EFT, MSC, etc, school teachers)
  • Those that have completed a 8 week MBSR course for ongoing personal development
  • PATHWAYS – 8 week MBSR course, MBSR TTR1 and TTR2 teacher training courses.
  • An extensive manual is also included as well as 3 x 3hr sessions and pre- recorded mindful movement practices

This YACEP accredited course with Yoga Alliance USA is for accredited yoga teachers/mindfulness teachers who wish to invite attention, awareness, mindfulness cues, language into their classes. Creating a mindful movement practice that is ‘functional’ and is ‘trauma sensitive” supporting students as best as possible during their practice.

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, with all types of injuries, pains, aches, challenges and skeletal, tensegrity (the relationship between the connective tissues, the muscles and the skeleton variation.

Humans also come with emotional and behavioral differences, they have varying values, opinions, attitudes and life experiences including trauma. As mindful movement teachers, becoming aware and awake to the differences means to recognise that all participants are infinitely unique.  We have the best intention to keep people physically safe, but now we know that that keeping people emotionally and psychologically safe is also just as important. 

Jon Kabat Zinn the founder of MBSR 8 week course asserts, “mindful yoga is a yoga of wholeness that has nothing to do with what your body can or can’t do in any given moment, or with how your posture looks. It has everything to do with the sincerity of your effort, with how awake you are in your life, and how embodied you are in the only moment in which you are ever alive–which is always now.  Mindful yoga is a specific attitude and attentional stance that we bring to our practice, both on the mat and in daily life: namely, a refined moment-to-moment non-judgmental, non-striving attending to the entire range of our experience.

To Register please email Monique Leverington EMAIL

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Your Teacher

Monique is an international yoga, pilates and mindfulness educator and wellness coach. A Mum, Wife, Daughter, colleague and Friend. These master’s classes are a culmination of her life’s work and experiences. This training is Monique’s passion project that has grown from her insights and study with many various international teachers.  Her own practices have helped her greatly overcome previous trauma and health issues that Monique has lived with since she was in her teens. The power of movement and meditation has profoundly and deeply resonated and healed Monique. With over 23 years of working and studying in many community settings in various roles, Monique attributes these offerings to her teachers and their collective wisdom and is honoured to be able to continue to pass on this on to others.

Monique’s most recent role of the past 10 years has allowed her as creator and business owner of Synergy Yoga and Pilates to share the power of mindfulness and movement with communities far and wide. Monique has integrated her past work experiences as a Youth Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Addictions Counsellor, Lecturer in Adult Education and Co-morbidity with her experience of guiding yoga, pilates, movement and Mindfulness.

Monique is a qualified teacher and facilitator of the popular 8-week Mindfulness Course MBSR or otherwise known as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Endorsed by Jon Kabat Zinn and The University of Massachusetts. Monique completed TR1, TR2 and TR3 with The Mindful Academy at Solterreno Retreat Centre in Spain. Monique also offers on demand and live meditation classes at Wellness Coach and Insight Timer.


SESSION 1 – 3 hrs

  • What is Mindful Movement?
  • What is functional movement and the role of fascia
  • The role of interoception and proprioception in healing trauma
  • Creating a safe container for your students
  • Providing best practices
  • Teaching movement that is invitational
  • How to provide and set the right conditions for your participants/students for MM

SESSION 2 – 3 hours

  • PTSD, Trauma and Mindfulness
  • Window of tolerance
  • Signals of trauma
  • Self-Regulation
  • Dissociation
  • Signals of Trauma
  • Keeping participants safe
  • Integrating relevant conditions that include trauma sensitivity
  • Best practices for teaching trauma sensitive mindful movement

SESSION 3 – 3 hours

  • Foundations of Mindful Movement
  • Body, thoughts and emotions – Attention
  • Integrating the Attitudes
  • Weaving intentional mindfulness cues and language into your classes


At the conclusion of these session’s participants will:

  • Understand how to provide a creative, supportive, trauma informed and heartfelt mindful movement session both online and in person
  • Have foundational understanding of best practices for teaching students of all shapes, sizes and ability
  • Have an understanding how to adapt and modify movement according to student’s needs and providing safe and supportive conditions for those who may have experienced trauma at some point in their lives.
  • Have an understanding how to teach students both online and in person with clear cues and guidance that are trauma sensitive
  • Implement guidance that provides interoceptive and proprioceptive cues
  • Have an understanding of how to integrate the foundations of mindfulness into class led sessions

Feel confident to teach mindful movement to meet a range of student needs that include:

  • Trauma sensitivities
  • Injury
  • Aches and Pains
  • Offer functional movement classes
  • Offer invitational cues that provides a supportive and safe class
  • Online and in person
  • Weaving in the 8 attitudes of mindfulness during classes


Learning more about how trauma affects our nervous system, behaviours and connective tissues And interoception and proprioception even though I have learnt these concepts before myself, I feel they are very important for the content of the course….Megan….
It exceeded my expectations…. Charlotte…
A good mix of both intellectual information and somatic experience of what we were discussing, I loved the lectures and I loved the practices and also the opportunity through the you tubes links to practice in my own time….Melanie Mclaughin – The Yin Space
The course was wonderful and delivered more than expected……Sarah…
You are really authentic and passionate about the subject wanted to give us as much as you could. I really enjoyed it and it was very well presented….Karen….

To Register please email Monique Leverington

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