solemarch - a trauma informed yoga training is a 25 hour weekend training, meant to lay the foundation for teaching more specialized populations. We live in an incredibly diverse society, with equally diverse life experiences. And how anyone responds to any one type of traumatic experience varies from person to person. There is no wrong way or right way to respond to any stressful event, but how we treat each other and ourselves sometimes requires a little more care and consideration. After more traumatic experiences, such as rape, war, car accidents, losing a loved one or physical, sexual or verbal abuse, to name only a few, most of us would benefit from a type of yoga or meditation practice that is unlike your typical “open” class. For a traumatized individual, those classes can seem intimidating, alienating and simply not comforting. In this training, you will learn some methods and concepts of teaching a trauma informed class. We will explore serving different populations like rape and domestic violence survivors, veterans and the military community and communities of color.

**This course is open to students with a steady practice who wish to learn more about trauma informed yoga.

LEAD TEACHER: Sangeeta Vallabhan

DATES & TIMES: June 5-7, 2020
Friday: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:30pm

LOCATION: Noho: 666 Broadway @ Bond St, 3rd Floor

Payment Deadline – May 31, 2020

Early Bird Deadline – May 3, 2020
*For the Early Bird Rate, full payment must be made by the Early Bird Deadline.

TO REGISTER: If you have not already, please complete the 300 hr application for our records, even if you’re not planning to enroll in the complete 300 hour program: For non-applicable questions, write N/A.  Then, please make payment in full, to guarantee a spot.*  (For this 25-hour training, all applicants will be accepted, space permitting.) Registration opens April 5, 2020.

* A FREE MONTH OF UNLIMITED YOGA CLASSES begins the day you pay your full tuition! No refunds within 31 days before the program begins, and refunds requested more than 31 days before the program begins lose $150 processing fee only.

Sangeeta Vallabhan has been studying movement for over 30 years, first through dance and then yoga. She has been teaching yoga in New York City for over fifteen years. Sangeeta teaches vinyasa style classes that are challenging, well balanced, grounding and empowering. Sangeeta has studied with many teachers over the years, the most notable being Sharon Gannon, David Life, Gurmukh and Schuyler Grant. She has studied trauma informed yoga from Annie Okerlin, Susan Alden, David Emerson, Jen Turner and Hala Khouri. In total she has trained well over 1200 hours. She has also been featured in Yoga Journal magazine.  As the creator of solemarch, Sangeeta encourages students to use the practices of yoga to continually seek out their own voice, their true sense of self and to not feel the need to conform to any one method or philosophy. We are all unique and complex - and it's natural to deduce our yoga practice would be as well. For more info on Sangeeta, visit