How To Keep Your Shit Together

And Help Everyone Along The Way



It is said that in our modern age "we are all in shock". Yoga studio waivers do not take full histories of peoples life experiences.

Meaning, we do not always know who and with what trauma story someone might walk into our class.

Rather than being afraid, we can simply take this as opportunity to educate ourselves as teachers. We can build classes and teach in a "Psychologically Sound" way so that our class is for everyone, regardless of story.

We can also continue to work through our own patterns and build new connections within our psyches and bodies to such a degree that our very presence in the classroom is a healing itself.

  • Have you ever noticed the yoga practice elicits or surfaces emotions and stories?

  • Are you curious about how shock and trauma is stored in the body?

  • Do you feel like you need to know how to support your students when their emotions pour through them in class?

  • Do you want to understand how to teach a "Psychologically Sound" class for all?

  • Are you ready to work with your own emotions using your body as tool for support?

  • Are you willing to add a layer of depth to your teaching, making you a safe space for all?

If you answered YES to any or all of these, this course is for you.

This webinar teaches:

  • The essentials of somatic (body-based) resourcing-- so you can keep your shit together. 

  • Cutting edge understandings of shock and trauma from Neuroscience and Yoga Psychology perspectives: The Nervous System, Polyvagal Theory, Learning and Memory Formation, The Limbic System. 

  • Why yoga is a natural tool for moving out of shock and into embodiment. 

  • How to assess for activation in your body.

  • How to read a room and assess for activation and support as necessary within the context of general studio classes.

  • How to work with special populations of people who are more likely to have trauma embedded in there systems.

  • How to remain in your scope of practice and refer students out as necessary. 

What You Receive

  •  A high level, high integrity, honest learning environment.

  • Recordings of every lecture to watch at your own time and pace.

  • Lecture downloads in audio and video to keep.

  • A manual in the form of printable files serving as a manual to return to again and again.

  • Homework assignments to support your learning and practice your new skills.

  • Access to readings from a variety of primary sources including books and articles. 

  • Video tutorials to aid in further digestion of material. 

  • Video and audio asana practices to support your process and learning of skills.

  • An online group of incredible support and like minded devoted teachers.

  • In part 1: 8 lectures (75-90 minutes long each), 1 Somatic Mentoring Session with Livia, Office hours with Livia as needed

  • In Part 2: 5 Lectures (7-90 minutes long each), 1 Somatic Mentoring Session with Livia, Office hours with Livia as needed

Curriculum outline Part 1: 

  • Classes 1 Essentials to understanding Shock, Trauma, Resourcing and Integration from yogic and somatic psychology perspectives.

  • Class 2 Basic Terminology: shock, trauma, activation, regulation, integration, somatic regulation, somatic integration, titration, distress tolerance, emotional disregulation

  • Class 3 Neuroscience of Shock and Trauma: The Limbic System

  • Class 4 Neuroscience of Shock and Trauma: Memory and the inextricable link between motion and emotion.

  • Class 5 The Nervous System and Polyvagal Theory 

  • Class 6 Resourcing: Somatic, Internal, External.

  • Class 7 and 8  Self Regulation and Somatic Integration: how to manage our own tendencies and unwind our patterns. 


  • Class 1 and 2: Minding the Minefield: how to recognize and support shock in students

  • Class 3 and 4: The Psychologically Sound Yoga Classroom: how to deal with activation in class

  • Class 5: Working with Special Populations 


The nitty-gritty details Part 1:

  • 8 sessions of 75-90 minutes each with Livia

  • All sessions and materials are recorded and have lifetime access

  • Tuition: $380

  • 1 Somatic Mentoring Session with Livia 


  • Part 1, Previous attendance in the course or equivalent by instructor permission is required to attend Part 2

  • 5 Sessions of 75-90 minutes each.

  • All sessions and materials are recorded and have lifetime access

  • Tuition: $275

  • 1 somatic mentoring session with Livia

  • To find out if you meet the pre-reqs to enroll in part 2 because you are not sure please email Livia 

Please Note:

We take pride in doing lots of stuff by hand, student by student. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation of your enrollment. A thorough welcome letter with all materials and access info is sent approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Before Enrolling In Our Program Please Read, Respect And Honor A Few Policies Regarding Refunds And Entering The Courses:

I ask that you enroll in our courses in an invested and committed manner. A great deal of time, energy, expertise and attention to students and detail goes into each course. I ask you extend the same to us and your classmates.  

You have permanent access to the program materials of your cohort. Therefore I ask you please do not request a refund because you have not had time to go through the course in the way you expected or you could not attend specific sessions. I believe in the importance of responsible adult education. I am confident in both the importance and application of this work in enhancing and changing your personal and professional life. 

No refunds. No Partial refunds for missed sessions. No partial refunds on payment plans. No exceptions. 

In the event of major power outages, internet snafus, acts of god, mercury retrograde or other unexpected circumstances the session effected will be rescheduled in a manner agreed upon by all students rather than a refund issued.