Masterclass - Teaching trauma sensitive mindful movement, January

January 23, 1:00 pm

Anywhere in the world!




With Monique Leverington

Mindful Movement


Anywhere in the world!


Teaching Mindful Movement practices that are functional, safe, supportive and trauma informed - (Master class x 3)

Course Dates: See Time Zones below 


Begins 23rd January 2021  –  at Local time 1:00pm till 4:00pm GMT +1 UK/IRELAND/SCOTLAND and EUROPEAN CENTRAL TIME CET (GMT +2) 2:00pm – 5:00pm Dates are 23rd Jan, 30th Jan and 6th Feb 

**times will vary due to time zones


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This course is a collaboration between Synergy Yoga and Pilates and Mindful Academy Solterreno

Timeframes: 3 x 3 hour sessions

Where: Anywhere in the world (online via zoom)

Cost: $270 AUD/170Euro/155 pounds/200 USD

Manual x 1
6 x Mindful Movement Practices (video's)
Lecturers/workshops (9 hours) live
Ongoing support and mentoring

Location: - Zoom Live Class rooms

Who can attend?

Those who wish to further their skills and created supportive and accessible classes for their communities both online and or in person and meet one of the following criteria:

Completed one of the following:

  • TTR2
  • TTR3
  • Yoga and or Pilates Teachers (minimum of 200 hrs qualification)
  • Accredited mindfulness teachers (MBCT, EFT, MSC, etc, school teachers)
  • Those that have completed a 8 week MBSR course for ongoing personal development



This YACEP accredited course with Yoga Alliance USA is for accredited yoga teachers/mindfulness teachers who wish to invite attention, awareness, mindfulness cues, language into their classes. Creating a mindful movement practise that is 'functional' and is 'trauma-sensitive" supporting students as best as possible during their practice.

Humans come in all shapes and sizes, with all types of injuries, pains, aches, challenges and skeletal, tensegrity (the relationship between the connective tissues, the muscles and the skeleton variation.

Humans also come with emotional and behavioural differences, they have varying values, opinions, attitudes and life experiences including trauma. As mindful movement teachers, becoming aware and awake to the differences means to recognise that all participants are infinitely unique.

We have the best intention to keep people physically safe, but we now know that keeping people emotionally and psychologically safe is also just as important. Latest research and studies suggest the fascial body is key in that it is responsible for signalling to the brain interoceptive and proprioceptive messages. These signals sent via mechanoreceptors are also responsible for sensations and our ability to self-regulate. In other words ' self-awareness' of what's happening 'internally' as well as 'externally'.

Often due to ongoing stress or trauma signalling can be interrupted and the human's body adapts in order to 'cope' with trauma. We discover this and much more throughout this course! Learning appropriate language and cues that can be woven throughout classes that include the foundations of mindfulness!


SESSION 1 – 3 hrs

  • What is Mindful Movement?

  • What is functional movement

  • Interoception

  • Proprioception

  • Kinesthetic awareness

SESSION 2 – 3 hours

  • PTSD, Trauma and Mindfulness

  • Window of tolerance

  • Self-Regulation

  • Dissociation

  • Signals of Trauma

  • Keeping participants safe

  • Integrating relevant conditions that include trauma sensitivity

SESSION 3 – 3 hours

  • Foundations of Mindful Movement

  • Body, thoughts and emotions - Attention

  • Integrating the Attitudes

  • The Intention


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of these sessions participants will:

  • Understand how to provide a creative, supportive, trauma-informed and heartfelt mindful movement session both online and in-person

  • Have a foundational understanding of best practices for teaching students of all shapes, sizes and ability

  • Have an understanding of how to adapt and modify movement according to student’s needs and provide safe and supportive conditions to those individuals that may have experienced trauma and some point in their lives

  • Have an understanding of how to teach students both online and in-person with clear cues and guidance.

Feel confident to teach mindful movement to meet a range of student needs that include:

  • Trauma sensitivities

  • Injury

  • Aches and Pains

  • Physical restrictions

  • Mobility

  • Online and in-person


Your Teacher

Monique LeveringtonMonique is an international yoga, pilates and mindfulness educator and wellness coach. A Mum, Wife, Daughter, colleague and Friend. These master’s classes are a culmination of her life’s work and experiences, insights and study with many various international teachers. With over 23 years of working and studying in many community settings in various roles, Monique attributes her studies to her teachers and their collective wisdom and is honoured to be able to continue to pass on these teachings.

Monique’s most recent role of the past 10 years has allowed her as creator and business owner of Synergy Yoga and Pilates to share the power of mindfulness and movement with communities far and wide. Monique has integrated her past work experiences as a Youth Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Addictions Counsellor, Lecturer in Adult Education and Co-morbidity with her experience of guiding yoga, pilates, movement and Mindfulness.

Monique is a qualified teacher and facilitator of the popular 8-week Mindfulness Course MBSR or otherwise known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Endorsed by Jon Kabat Zinn and The University of Massachusetts. Monique completed TR1, TR2 and TR3 with The Mindful Academy at Solterreno Retreat Centre in Spain. Monique also offers on-demand and live meditation classes at Wellness Coach and Insight Timer.

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My experience was eye-opening, transformative and fun. In between laughing and crying I discovered so so much about myself. I can only say thank you and that I think this is one course I would not mind repeating, for myself at some point in the future and I am sure then I will again discover yet…

TT1 Online, October 2020


Truly a transformational course which leads you to be reborn, rediscover yourself, and changes your life forever!!! Bodhin and Sheena are the best ever coaches for MBSR. Their in-depth knowledge, warmth and empathy set a very conducive environment to learn and grow into more intuitive…

TT1 online October 2020 

Overall feedback

Great. My intention was to deepen my own practice as well as to take initial steps in learning how to pass on the possibility of the gift of mindfulness to others, and both of those intentions were met.

MBSR Teacher Training TT1 course October 2020 

Overall feedback
There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I reveled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning…

Silent retreat; What 3 words best describe your experience of this course
Grateful, Grounded, Supported

Overall, my experience was moving and intense. The training was incredibly insightful, collaborative and really well guided. I felt supported throughout the programme, with plenty of opportunity for reflection, questioning, exploring, practising and teaching. It was a great balance between…

TT1 online August 2020 

Spent an excellent week with Bodhin and Helen and participants from all around Europe. It was a learning experience, not just about teaching mindfulness, but also about myself. Particularly enjoyed meeting the other participants, all with their own journey and their own story. It was an…

TT1 online August 2020 

I participated in the online TT1 course in August 2020. I benefited greatly from this course and am very pleased that I chose the Mindful Academy at Solterreno for my teacher training. The teachers were highly experienced and knowledgeable, and truly embodied the principles of mindfulness. The…

TT1 online August 2020

Overall feedback, Really excellent.

I loved every single aspect and moment of the course. It offered in depth training on all the core practices of the MBSR, the full experience of MBSR as a student and as a teacher, unique and essential insights that can only be offered by the most experienced mindfulness teachers, as well as an…

TT1 online August 2020 

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