Teacher Training

Exhale to Inhale Trauma-Informed Training


Experience a unique teacher training, designed to provide you with tools to facilitate a safe, trauma-informed yoga class.

This February, Bread and Yoga is will host the Exhale to Inhale Trauma-Informed yoga teacher training.

Are you interested in learning more about the effect of trauma on the mind & body? As a yoga teacher, how do you hold space in your class for student’s who’ve experienced trauma? Get the resources and tools you need to teach from an informed and open place.

The training, facilitated by Exhale to Inhale Teacher Trainer Tara Tonini, includes 17 hours of lecture/experiential learning, a training manual, on-line community for sharing & networking, and access to videos/audio for continuing education.

Students will gain tangible trauma-informed yoga tools, learning how to modify yoga to make it more sensitive to those who have experienced trauma, and inclusive to all communities.


17 Hour Training
Friday-Sunday: February 22-24th, 2019
Friday 6-9pm | Saturday 9am-5pm | Sunday 9am-5pm

Investment: $550
Early Bird Rate: $499 (Sign up by January 25th)

Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from ETIThis training qualifies for Yoga Alliance continuing education credit.


About the Facilitator:

Tara Tonini is a lover of nature, movement, color and creativity. Tara discovered yoga as a means of recovery from a relationship of Domestic Violence. Through her dedicated practice, yoga provided a way to reduce stress and gain strength and clarity in her daily life. Tara is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Birth Doula, Master Reiki Healer and completing her Masters in Chinese Medicine. Tara approaches each healing modality through a trauma-informed lens.
Tara has studied with Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D., David Emerson, Jen Turner, Hala Khouri, Jillian Pransky, Hari Kaur Khalsa and Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT. Under mentorship with Lisa Danylchuk she has become a Founding Member of The Center For Yoga and Trauma Recovery.

As Director of Curriculum Development and Mentorship at Exhale to Inhale, Tara strives to build a community where survivors and teachers can connect and experience the healing art of yoga.
Bread and Yoga


  • “I came in with some basic background on trauma informed yoga, so was unsure about how much new information I would learn. I ended up learning more than I ever imagined and came out inspired, touched, and with a more nuanced and deep understanding of trauma-informed yoga than I thought possible.”
  • “Thank you for a fantastic teacher training weekend! I really enjoyed the experience. I wish to express kudos for bringing us together as a community, creating a safe space for us to be open and vulnerable, and for delivering high quality instruction. The class you led us through helped me understand how a trauma-informed yoga class matters – I could feel the difference.”
  • “I think every yoga teacher needs to have an understanding of how to hold space for someone who has experienced trauma because they can be in any class.”



Bread and Yoga
5000 Broadway, Suite A
(Entrance on 212th St.)
New York, NY 10034