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Trauma Informed
Teacher Training

Exhale to Inhale
with Julie Fernandez

Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17
at the Chevy Chase Village Hall

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing through Apr 15!

About the training

Interested in learning more about the effects of trauma on the mind and body? As a teacher or healer, have you had a student's or client's trauma triggered during a session? Get the resources and tools you need to support and refer appropriately when this happens. Join Julie Fernandez from Exhale to Inhale for this 17-hour Trauma Informed Teacher Training. Using yoga as a foundation, the Exhale to Inhale methodology will help you employ movement, breath work, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques to create a safe space and empower survivors to heal.

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This training is designed for yoga teachers and healers of other modalities who, in the course of their professional lives, work with students or clients who have experienced trauma. Through lecture and experiential learning, students will learn and practice tools and techniques to incorporate into their daily work.

Participants will receive a training manual,  access to ETI's on-line community for networking and continuing education, and a certificate of completion, with CEUs approved by the Yoga Alliance.

The resources gained through yoga are at the very foundation of our lives - the ability to breathe, to gain physical and emotional strength, and to make healthy life choices.
- Exhale to Inhale

This training is solely for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for personal healing. Please keep in mind that talking about trauma, even in the context of professional training, can be triggering. Before attending the training, we encourage you to ensure that you have the personal support needed to appropriately engage with this work.

About Julie Fernandez

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Julie Fernandez is the Primary Trauma Therapist with the Hope Integrative Psychiatry team where she helps clients feel safe in their bodies, comfortable in the world, and embodied, integrated and whole. Julie has worked with at-risk teenage girls and disadvantaged youth in inner city schools, and at eating disorder centers, domestic violence shelters and rape-crisis centers. Julie discovered yoga after struggling with abuse that led to anxiety, depression, self-harm and disordered eating. Through yoga, she found strength to begin her journey toward healing her relationship with her body and her Self, and has been sharing yoga ever since. Using tools and techniques from yoga, breathwork, mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing, Julie encourages students to access their inner guidance and natural wisdom to reclaim their bodies and cultivate healing.


Friday, May 15 - 5:00-8:30 pm
Sat, May 16 - 9:00-11:30 am & 12:30-5:00 pm
Sun, May 17 - 9:00-11:30 am & 12:30-4:30 pm

Fees and Registration

Workshop Fees

Early Bird pricing ends Apr 15, 2020.

Early Bird registration by Apr 15: $360

Registration after Apr 15: $400

Register now.

Refund Policies

If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least one week before the training, and your registration fee will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee.

Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the training.


All program sessions will be held at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, which is located at 5906 Connecticut Ave NW, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 — less than half a mile from Circle Yoga. There are sandwich shops and restaurants within a half mile walk of the Village Hall. 

What to Bring

Since this workshop will take place off-site, each student should bring a yoga mat, a blanket (more, if needed for comfort), two blocks, and a strap.