Teaching Mindful Movement practices that are functional, safe, supportive and trauma sensitive – (Master class x 3)

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: EARLYBIRD SALE – $270 AUD/170 Euro/155 pounds/200 USD

or Full price 185 Euro/$300 AUD/ 165 Pounds or 210 USD

Includes Manual and Mindful Movement Practices

Course Dates: Saturday September 26th, Oct 3rd and 10th from 7:30 CET (EU) time /3:30pm AEST Sydney time/ 6:30am GMT (UK) time 

Location: Zoom

Who can attend?

Those who wish to further their skills in teaching mindful movement sessions online and or in person to their community and meet one of the following criteria:

Competed one of the following:

  • TTR2
  • TTR3
  • Yoga teachers (minimum of 200 hrs qualification)
  • Accredited mindfulness teachers (MBCT, EFT, MSC, etc, school teachers)
  • 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. As mindful movement teachers, becoming aware and awake to the differences means to recognise that all participants are infinitely unique.

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.

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, insights and study with many various international teachers. With over 23 years of working and studying in many community settings in various roles, Monique attributes her studies to her teachers and their collective wisdom and is honoured to be able to continue to pass on these teachings.

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 Meditation.live and Insight Timer.


SESSION 1 – 3 hrs

  • What is Mindful Movement?
  • What is functional movement
  • Interoception
  • Proprioception
  • Kinesthetic awareness

SESSION 2 – 3 hours

  • PTSD, Trauma and Mindfulness
  • Window of tolerance
  • Self-Regulation
  • Dissociation
  • Signals of Trauma
  • Keeping participants safe – teaching within your scope
  • Integrating relevant conditions that include trauma sensitivity

SESSION 3 – 3 hours

  • Foundations of Mindful Movement
  • Body, thoughts and emotions – Attention
  • Integrating the Attitudes
  • The Intention

Learning Objectives

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.

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

  • Trauma sensitivities
  • Injury
  • Aches and Pains
  • Physical restrictions
  • Mobility
  • Online and in person



To Register please email Monique Leverington synergyyogapilates@gmail.com

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