Healing Ourselves through Personal Empowerment

Online Certified TIMBo Facilitator Training

Thank you for inquiring about the TIMBo Online Certified Facilitator Training.  We are thrilled that you are interested in becoming a TIMBo Facilitator!  Please read through this e-mail to learn more about requirements and registration.

The Online Facilitator Training is delivered in 3 Phases over 9 months, using a combination of closed, confidential Google Hangouts groups, videos and readings for self-study, and one face-to-face training weekend. Here is a summary:

  •      Phase 1: Foundations (Length 4 months:) – In Phase 1, you will participate in a full TIMBo program, while also exploring the foundational psycho-emotional and physiological theory the program is based on.  Classes meet online via Google Hangouts once a week, with additional home study assignments (readings and video tutorials). After the first month of sessions you will begin receiving scientific or theoretical information via assigned reading and powerpoint presentations. Once you begin receiving this material we may be adding an additional 45 minute discussion session with yogaHOPE founder and TIMBo developer Sue Jones or supervisor trainer Emily Peterson. In addition, we may offer discussion sessions with guest TIMBo facilitators, trainers and participants who will share with you how they are using TIMBo in their lives and work.
  •      Phase 2: Hands On Healing/Trauma Informed Yoga (Dates tbd by group members) – In Phase 2 we will review the foundational theory and learn additional theory around women and trauma, the brain, mindfulness, yoga, and touch.  Your practical training as a facilitator begins in this Phase, including learning TIMBo specific hands-on touch.  Phase 2 is a LIVE 4-day intensive training module in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Tuition for this module is included in your Online Training tuition; students are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
  •      Phase 3: Facilitation Technique (Length 4 months) – Phase 3 is a practical training where you will have many opportunities to practice facilitating small groups online. We will also explore TIMBo theory in depth as it is relevant to the TIMBo curriculum specifically and the method in general. By this stage you have a wide range of experiences to support you and the women in your practice groups. In Phase 3 we will again meet online once a week via Google Hangouts and you will continue self-study with videos and readings.

We are so excited to be able to offer this training in a distance learning format.  If you are ready to sign up now, please email yogahope@gmail.com for information on how to register for the TIMBo Online Facilitation Training! Please indicate if you are needing a 12 or 18 month installment payment plan.  If you are considering the training, but need more time and information, please read on, and feel free to e-mail us with your questions!

Below are some additional policies and requirements to consider.  Further details and information about the training will be available this summer, but please let us know if you have any questions or need help registering:

  •      Attendance:  We understand that life happens and sometimes you cannot make a training session. Luckily, because most of this training meets online using your computer or iPad/iPhone, it is possible to attend sessions even if you are out of town.  However, you are permitted to miss 3 sessions during each online phase (1 & 3), provided that they are not consecutive.
  •      CEUs: 30.5 CEU eligibile for social workers, RN, LPN, LMHC, LMT, dieticians, nutritionist and other are available for Phase 2 (4 day intensive), and Yoga Alliance has awarded CEU credits to yoga teachers for this training in the past. Please let us know if you are interested in pursuing CEU credit. Additional fees apply for CEUs (usually a nominal fee), and would require a provider number.
  •      Tuition: Tuition for this training is $2500, which includes both online training phases, and the in-person intensive. We offer many monthly payment plans to fit your budget including 12 month and 18 month plans. It also includes your first year TIMBo license fee ($300) and your first year continuing education workshop required for facilitator licensure. More information about licensing and continuing education requirements will be provided to you in Phase 3 of your training.
  •      Pre-Requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this training. It is a complete training encompassing everything you will need to experience and integrate in order to facilitate the TIMBo program.
  •      Post-Requisites: Should you choose to obtain licensing, you will be required to submit a written Exam following your training. You must complete all 3 Phases of the TIMBo Facilitator Training to be eligible for licensing. Your practical facilitation skills and your written exam will be evaluated by your trainers.  If you plan to use this program one-on-one with private clients you may be asked to attend a short workshop to learn the additional theory and skills needed for this work. The same applies for online-group facilitation.
  •      Payment Plans: A variety of payment plans will be available to assist you in managing your tuition payment. We are happy to help you find a plan that will work for you; please contact us if you would like more information.

Refund Policy:  Prior to training start date refunds are available only if your spot is replaced. Upon the start of the training there are no refunds. You are required to complete payment in full. Should you, for any reason need to suspend your participation in the online training you may transfer your funds to another training depending on availability.

Thank you for your interest in joining our community of outstanding TIMBo Facilitators! Embarking on the TIMBo training is so much more than learning a powerful new teaching method or set of facilitation skills; it is also a life-altering personal experience that can transform your relationship to yourself, your loved ones, and your life in general. You will become part of a loving, supportive community of hundreds of   TIMBo participants and facilitators, who ALL speak the same inspiring language of compassion, acceptance, and connection. But don’t just take it from me! Please read these powerful words from women like you who have completed the TIMBo program, and training, and are now running groups with women all over the country:

“Before TIMBo, I just thought I was crazy. I lived in a world of fear, shame and grief that I didn’t even realize. My only refuge was drugs and suicidal thoughts. Being in a group of women, my body reacted to the safety before my mind, and began opening. This felt alarming at first, but now my body has become a beloved ally, my message board to check in with. After a life-time of nothing but loathing my body, this has been a miracle! Now I notice, rather than react. Now I claim all my parts, instead of loathing and shunning them. Now I am recognizing my own strength and courage. It is still a journey, but now one that excites me rather than terrifies me.”

“I lived a life so afraid of my feelings. I didn’t even know how I felt or where to start. I spent my life sitting in the dark, shut inside my home for days because I was too paralyzed with fear to go outside. I can’t tell you how many times I would drive to the grocery store or to work, and turn around and go back home because I was afraid. I was anxious, depressed, suicidal, binge eating and drinking, self harming, and just trying to get through the day. I can only describe it as feeling emotionally paralyzed. First and foremost, TIMBo taught me how to be aware of my feelings. I was so used to feeling an emotion and immediately shutting it down as “bad”, and this program taught me how to “check in.” It also taught me how to sit still with feelings of anxiety. I have actual tools I can use to accept my feelings. TIMBo reduced a lot of the shame I felt around having what I perceived as “negative” feelings…and it has also shown me the ways in which my old coping skills (bingeing, negative self-talk, etc) were actually keeping me stuck in anxiety.”

“TIMBo reduced a lot of my shame around my body. I had a lot of intimacy issues because my physical body would just shut down, even when I wanted to be intimate. I have an actual sex drive now, and I haven’t had one for 15 years! …. A bad day after TIMBo is still 1000 times better that one of my best days before TIMBo.”

“Every day I would wake up and put my happy face on, even though there was so much pain and sadness behind my smile. I was so afraid that people would see me, the real me. The unworthy and unlovable one. Once I started TIMBo, I learned that I wasn’t alone and that there was a safe place to feel my emotions and know I was OK in this world, just as I am.”

“I was suffering inside an armor that no weapon on earth could penetrate. I didn’t trust anyone, especially not a room full of women. I thought I was different than everyone else. I used my story to separate myself from everyone even more. TIMBo taught me how to  be with my discomfort in a way that helped me understand it, so that I could see it in others too, and realize I’m not so different. TIMBo saved my life. It allowed me to soften the armor, be aware of my grief and make space for joy.  I am not alone or isolated, and I feel places in my heart that I didn’t know existed. Unconditional love, and a part of something bigger.”

For the next Online TIMBo Facilitator Training email yogahope@gmail.com.  We look forward to supporting you on your TIMBo journey!