Hala answers the question: Why is trauma psychology an appropriate topic for  yoga teacher trainees to learn about?

She reflects on how as teachers, inviting people into breath and body awareness gets them in touch with their feelings, their life experiences —and understanding that, given how trauma is a fact of most people’s lives, it is to be expected that students are sometimes being present with their past traumas in yoga class.

Knowing this, and being compassionately attuned to our own life experiences as teachers can help us serve students more sensitively, and manage our own reactions more skillfully.

Powerful topic addressed in this brief observation. Watch: