Transforming Trauma with Yoga

Transforming Trauma with Yoga

Sat., 29 June 2019 – Thu., 4 July 2019

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Further Education Course with Molly (Madhavi) Birkholm, USA.

Certificate of participation for 62 teaching units of 45 minutes each.


The negative effects of anxiety and trauma surround us in modern life, creating a major public health concern. Cutting-edge clinical research confirms what yogis have known for thousands of years: yoga and meditation can help to regulate the nervous system, integrate past traumas held in the body, and experience wholeness. This course is both experiential and educational, designed to give you a direct experience of the healing potential these practices offer so that you can integrate them into both your professional and personal life.



  • Discover how to create a safe, nurturing trauma sensitive yoga practice using evidence-based methodologies.
  • Learn how yoga nidra guided mindfulness meditation can help with insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.
  • Understand what modern clinical research is discovering about how these ancient techniques heal trauma.
  • Experience how to use the breath, visualization, sound, and other movement and mindfulness practices for healing trauma.
  • Learn about how the practices can empower Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth.
  • Structure a self care plan for integrating these life-changing practices into daily life.


Additonally a guest lecture as part of yoga vacation:

2 July 2019, 8 pm

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Molly (Madhavi) Birkholm

Molly (Madhavi) Birkholm is a yoga and meditation teacher trainer, trauma educator, professional speaker, consultant, and writer. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities. Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world. She is also an iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer and a Sivananda Yoga Teacher.  Molly teaches trainings and retreats around the world and also online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.




Further education costs:€450
Special rate for students & the unemployed:€410
In the smoke-free eco-hotel
5 nights
Single room:€350
Double room:€290
Shared room:€215

The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor’s tax per person per night.

Daily schedule

Arrival day, Saturday, 29 June (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 5:45 pm Asana and pranayama class
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting and course meeting


Sunday – Wednesday, 30 June – 3 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Asana and pranayama class
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 3 pm Course lecture
  • 4 – 5:45 pm Course workshop
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk


Departure day, Thursday, 4 July

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:45 am Course workshop
  • 10 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Course lecture/workshop and leave-taking
  • Departure from 2 pm


Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.

All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.

What you will need for your stay

A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous.

To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.

Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.

For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.


Bookings are closed for this event.