Research suggests a combination of talk-based and somatic therapy is the gold standard to support the release implicit memory in the body.
Not the ego-driven kind-healthy self-confidence that rises above the tyranny of shame & self-hatred inherent in complex trauma.
You've been driven by disenfranchised grief and loneliness. You're worried something is inherently wrong with you & recovery is impossible.
When you know how to acknowledge the shock, freeze, rage, grief and injustice around your experience, you will no longer replay your feelings of hurt over and over and over. You will no longer move towards people who repeat these patterns with you, and you'll find that the process for this is actually very simple.
Join me between the church and the yoga studio to overcome childhood trauma & betrayal.
The recovery path can be exhausting.
Heal from past experiences and Set you up so that you feel greater self-trust moving forward
Learn how to address the confusion & help fellow believers feel at home in their bodies & relationship with God.
Have the capacity to discern more clearly that we cannot control other people’s choices or bad behavior.
Understand the truth of yogA & How to embody worship with a step-by-step guide for deeper connection with life.
...explore, take back, and adapt new age practices while honoring Jesus and the Bible. Amanda is amazing! So approachable, kind, and supportive. She's eased so much shame & guilt for me!"
BUT I DID WHAT NO ONE HAD DONE BEFORE...I APPEALED TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE RESEARCH.
And now I get to show you how to do the same thing.
This is an 8 module online, self-paced video training where I teach you how to stop family trauma and heal God-attachment with lay ministry.
Get clear on how to heal (yourself & others) from the pain of codependency
yep - you're in just the right spot!
With over 20 years of experience as a fellow traveler on this path, I'm here to help you grow into equal parts unapologetic Christian mystic and trauma-informed expert researcher on this topic.
Because the reality is....you'll need to become versed in transpersonal (integral) psychology's heartfelt understanding of human consciousness alongside rooting all that ancient spiritual wisdom into a practical framework of recovery based in empirical research.
Hi, I'm Dr. Brees, Ed.D, C-IATY, APD, E-RYT 500, YACEP, RMT, MATP
Devotional Yoga Therapist, Pastoral Counselor & Meditation Researcher
i'm your professor!
Better Specialty = Less Inefficiency & More Effectiveness
let me tell you a little secret....
Betrayal Trauma Recovery
Answer the call to ministry as a faith-based yogi in this masterclass! As a bonus, I'll also send you 5 days of supportive healing practices to get started!
You've been spinning your wheels trying to change your addictive patterns in love because you know that you know that what you're doing doesn't work.
I get it! I've struggled myself knowing that things need to change, but not knowing how to start. I've spent 12+ years in school so you can overcome the pain of trauma.
What if you could overcome codependence and finally find true relationship freedom? If you'd like someone to walk you exactly how to heal, I'm here!
Do you keep finding yourself dating or marrying different variations of the same person?
Are you struggling to practice self-care in a relationship or caretaking addicts?
Is your self-worth tied to your relationship status and/or are you all in or all out?
Do you ruminate about love and struggling to reconcile your faith with your yoga practices?
ON-DEMAND APD IAYT CE APPROVED TRAUMA MINISTRY COURSE FOR THE CHRISTIAN MYSTIC
An 8 module relational trauma yoga therapy certificate & program to help you break free from the ancestral legacy of heartache that's been running your life. This program simply takes you along both your own journey of transformation while simultaneously growing your practitioner offering.
Answer the call to trauma ministry!
Take the free masterclass to decide whether this work is a good fit | FREE
15-hour YACEP workshop, meditation app & workbook
50-hour self-paced, on-demand program for personal recovery
Add personalized Voxer coaching ($99) & office hours sessions (3/$150) to any pathway
Join us cohort style for low-residency certification as a practitioner | $3.2k
Become a certified teacher of this method with a 2 year internship | $200/mo
I found the courage to finally face my own childhood trauma & stop caretaking addicts...this course with Amanda also helped lead me back to myself to heal on a spiritual level. I felt a sense of calm and clear direction."
"I would highly recommend this course!!! I finally broke free from a toxic marriage!"
Walked through the fire
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I hadn't tried yoga before, but Amanda needed help with her case studies for yoga therapy. I was in dire knee pain to the point I almost couldn't walk. Amanda not only created some of these videos you see just for me, she worked with an entire care team to get real results."
"I Didn't Really Think Yoga Was For Me As A Christian, But It Was Actually Very Helpful."
Started a yoga therapy journey
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In 8 weeks, imagine what your life would be like if you simply...
I built the training I needed when I started out 20-years ago!
Actually be in your body and listening to your nervous system signals, so you can hear your instinct when it wants to signal your ‘No!”
Strengthen self-confidence & find the courage to be a cycle breaker in your family lineage through practical shamanic methods
How to stop the fawn response you move into trying to please a person in order to avoid conflict developed when a parent was abusive
Heal your relationship template for confidence, clarity, and hope as you also move into your calling to serve others as a healer yourself
Followed the steps I teach in the course to:
can you relate?
1. Devotional Yoga Therapy & Traumatology
Evaluate the scope, history & theology of yoga as meditation that has been adapted by many religions over thousands of years through the lens of cultural appreciation in the Yoga of Relationship™ method. We'll also cover interpersonal violence (ie: DV, sexual assault, attachment trauma, addiction, etc) and how to dearmour the pelvic floor through trauma-informed yoga therapy & dance/movement.
2. Yoga Teaching & Philosophy in Yoga Therapy for All-levels
Assess chakra-based yoga meditation for God, self, and other; learn how to integrate faith-based and interfaith approaches to relational trauma recovery. Survey the teaching & theology of yoga as meditation. We'll address the mother wound and reconnect to your womb through Ayurvedic/herbal wisdom rooted in biblical clarity and reconnection to the mother heart of God.
3. Psychology and Mental Health for Yoga Therapists & Practitioners
Analyze subtle anatomy and theory alongside a how-to practice library of yoga therapy practices to use with clients; Assess the business aspect of meditation through the Yoga of Ministry embedded training. We'll talk about the energetics of releasing past partners/relationship within your pelvic bowl, connecting with one's children/addressing parenting as central to healing one's own inner child, conscious parenting, etc.
4. Ayurvedic Eco-Spirituality and Herbalism for Yoga Teachers & Therapists
Specialize in a grounded theory of faith-based and interfaith yoga therapy for codependency, love addiction, motherhood, traumatology, chronic trauma, betrayal trauma, relational chaos, and addiction. We'll learn how trauma is stored in the pelvis as numbness & pain rooted from sexual assault & codependency.
5. Yoga and the Mind in Bhakti Yoga & Ministry
Learn yoga therapy ethics, legalities, and personal and professional development skills alongside group skills, cultural issues, and trauma awareness in working with diverse populations facing mental health concerns. We'll overview a myriad of pertinent somatic interventions (craniosacral, myofasical release, reiki, shamanism, eco-therapy, massage therapy) as they apply specifically to practitioners looking to specialize in their use for trauma.
6. Framework for Health & Disease in Yoga Therapy
This course prepares yoga therapists to assess relational trauma and provides yoga therapists with the in-depth knowledge of techniques to advance their practice with the latest research to support their clients. Creative expression (aka: art therapy) involves a synthesis of barre, yoga, dance, and contemplative arts as a means of releasing stored trauma and connecting with the Divine. The devotional arts are an integral part of recovery.
7. Practicing Presence, Subtle Anatomy & Complex Trauma
Complementary therapies in yoga therapy for attachment trauma, familial trauma, betrayal trauma, inner business resources, yoga of ministry, chakra anatomy, appropriation, & business ethics for yoga therapy. Learn how to release guilt & shame that lives in the autonomic nervous system. Understand the energetic practices of yoga therapy and how the heart regulates the amygdala and entire parasympathetic nervous system. Learn polyvagal theory and how it relates to the fawn and freeze responses.
8. Providing Yoga Therapy, Ethics, Personal Growth, and Legalities
This module's topics include yoga therapy for grief, attachment, ethics & business, kriya, akashic records, working with the ancestor from yogic philosophy, jyotish, guided journeys, yoga nidra, and dance as yoga therapy. Acknowledge the betryal wounds of the past that impact your ability to access life & love in the present. Learn how to begin to trust yourself and others again. Learn how healthy boundaries are not barriers.
How does this sound?
A Growing virtual wellness studio app of contemplative practices
on-demand, self-paced content access with our growing sangha
USE COUPON CODE BLESSED AT CHECKOUT 50% off Personal path: Inclusion scholarship
50+ hours of pre-recorded lecture content, discussion forums & practices
AN INTIMATE COMMUNITY OF FELLOW TRAVELERS ON THE PATH
You can add personalized support to the full program by simply clicking the corresponding add-on at check-out! Voxer support is currently on sale for $45/month (reg. $99).
Enroll and get instant access to the pre-recorded lectures, guidebooks, and forum/discussion boards.
Healing happens in relationship. Join our private sangha & add a month of 1:1 Voxer support for $45 at checkout!
Pass the final certification exam to qualify for a certificate of completion for the training.
let's do this
Receive the mini-course ($150), Kickstart Guide ($30) as a free bonus! You'll also learn how the fawn response is a way to survive. However, when we no longer need it, but keep behaving that way, it can create difficulty in how we relate with others, and who we choose to have in our lives.
Based on original research
Video & audio lectures
YACEP approved training
Included in the full course
For a limited time also receive access to our student-only app of contemplative practices specifically geared towards yoga therapy, motherhood, recovery, relationships, ayurveda, meditation & devotional arts (normally $50/month). PLUS: Get 15 hours of bonus class on the business of yogaprenurship and digital ministry growth strategies to expand your ministry offer as a trauma practitioner yourself (30 total hrs/$300 value).
I've loved having your heart and mind with us in each and every training you did with Soul. I love your penetrating mind and questions and how you take everything to heart. I love how you LIVE your yoga and your faith. It's beautiful to behold, as are YOU!!!
I've spent so many years dealing with the pushback about Christian yoga. Thanks to you, I've started doing yoga again! I'm not longer scared of #newagetojesus. You've managed to take this complex topic and break down into something practical for all levels. Thank you for your ministry!
"Amanda Is highly gifted & insightful. I hadn't tried yoga before, but Amanda needed help with her case studies for yoga therapy. I was in dire knee pain to the point I almost couldn't walk. Amanda not only created some of these videos you see just for me, she also walked me through all of it to get real results."
Where have you been all my life, let me in!
The Yoga of Relationship™ Method Works
Amanda is a rock solid Christian with an amazing work ethic. She served on our church staff for four years.
We volunteered together at our local church plant for a few years, and I was impressed with her Holy-Spirit led insight.
At first I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised!
Amanda has a gift for creating a calming atmosphere, and she is absolutely Holy-Spirit led! I would absolutely recommend working with Amanda! She's been a real blessing in our church plant as well.
Amanda helped us launch an Assemblies of God Church plant as volunteer staff for four years.
She provided lay ministry and pastoral support navigating outreach into out the new age in the spiritual climate of Mount Shasta, CA.
This level of clarity and confidence in your faith-based offerings and work is not just a pipe dream. My students experience breakthrough in their own healing work and personal ministry as a result of all the things you'll learn in this program. In Called, I will teach you to understand how the fawning response shows up in your life, and effective techniques to help heal...
You can learn to trust yourself and others again. Stop struggling to release the wounds of the past.
If you showup & do the work you will succeed. This is your sign to go all in & embrace the possibilities.
How to begin recovery without another self-help book
Learn how to face love addiction symptoms directly
Break from from shame and imposter syndrome
Finally learn the TRUTH of how attachment trauma shows up even outside of romance
Feeling closer to Spirit, self, and others by integrating your yoga, meditation & faith
Knowing exactly what you need to do to stop falling into that same old family pattern of enmeshment
Even as an 'expert' with years of experience in natural health & spirituality, I struggled with ongoing symptoms of developmental trauma that continued to run my life. That's why I engineered a program to help you synthesize the practical elements of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy into one streamline method of recovery.
No, all are welcome, but the course is approved for 50 hours of APD with IAYT. It's also a complete recovery program too. The course is taught from a faith-based perspective. The tools are most ideally built to help you grow your own complementary therapy lay ministry at your church where Christian spirituality is an integral part of faith and recovery instead of seen as a second-class spiritual system.
Frequently Asked Questions
You get 50-hours of pre-recorded audio/video lectures, the contemplation guide, 15 hour YACEP mini-course, Yoga of Ministry course, e-workbook, access to the evolving meditation app, and a certificate of completion to hang on your wall if you pass the final exam!
You will have access to the material for one year in the full course and three months in the mini course. If you need additional CECs through Yoga Alliance or International Association of Yoga Therapy, I'm happy to see what I can do to add additional parts of the program to their approved course listings.
As healers, we often focus on taking care of others first. This course is about slowing down and doing your own work to better serve others from a place of wholeness & healthy self-love.
Yes! The mini-course is YACEP approved for 15 non-contact CE hours as is the Yoga of Ministry. I am an approved APD provider through IAYT! The 50-hour course is APD approved for IAYT continuing education requirements. You will also receive a 50-hour certificate of completion to hang on your wall through the personal path and certification as a Yoga of Relationship™ practitioner through the professional pathway.
Yes! Use coupon code blessed for marginalized students for a 50% scholarship to the Personal Path! I'm passionate about diversity and inclusion, so please do not feel the need to contact me to rationalize why you want to use this coupon code! It is for anyone who wants to take the course and cannot afford it.
Yes, the Yoga of Relationship™ e-workbook is included, but professional path students should budget about $100 for: Using Neuroscience in Trauma Therapy (Uhernik); and Attachment Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery (Fay). You should allot about 10 hours/week for 8 weeks for the professional path. Personal Path has a year to complete the training, but does NOT become a certified practitioner.
No, I do not offer refunds due to the nature of content delivery, but I do offer a free sample course, workbook & webinar along with 15 day money-back guarantee for the full course only. I cannot guarantee any outcome and results are atypical. This program makes no claim to treat, prevent, or cure disease.
No. Although anyone may take the Personal Path course, only the Professional Path students become certified practitioners. This course is taught from a faith-based perspective, and all students have email access for technical and content support questions.
The course will give you a Yoga of Relationship™: Relational Trauma Specialization. You will be given some intellectual property rights to this brand franchise. This course is the pre-requisite for the Anointed year-long internship program to become a Yoga of Relationship™: Teacher.
The personal path is the self-paced version of Called for recovery (all are welcome-always open). Professional path is the upgrade to Called for practitioners and adds office hours, certification as a YoR practitioner, live (group) Reiki 1/2 practitioner training ($450 value) offered low residency cohort style by application only.