Body-based work, such as yoga, may act as a treatment bridge, increasing a sense of awareness, safety and mastery over one’s body while building skills to effectively interpret and tolerate physiological and affective states. Yoga, one of the top ten most widely practiced forms of complementary alternative medicine in the United States, incorporates techniques of breathing exercises, physical postures, movement, relaxation and mindfulness.
Overcome Trauma With Yoga
Bessel van der Kolk, clinical psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Body Keeps the Score, shares how yoga can help you get “unstuck” from the imprints of trauma.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has pioneered the use of Yoga as a therapy that is helping these individuals to work through their PTSD and regain a sense of mastery. He discusses mind-body connections in trauma, how Yoga works and precautions for teaching trauma-sensitive Yoga students.
Yoga Fit Worldwide
The Leader in Mind Body Fitness Education. For over 23 years, YogaFit has been educating teachers, enthusiasts, and professionals from a multitude of backgrounds. As a small, privately held, women-owned and operated company, we are committed to integrity, transformation and quality education. YogaFit is strong, connected community of over 250,000 people worldwide. Focusing on pragmatic innovation, karma yoga and higher purpose people first learning.
Find An Instructor by going to the Yoga Fit website and entering your province!
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
An evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex, developmental trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Empirical research indicates TCTSY to be an effective treatment for the most severe forms of trauma.
Our 300-hour certification program is open to certified yoga teachers, licensed mental health care professionals and community providers. All applicants must have completed either the e-course or a foundational training. We also offer a concurrent Latinx / Spanish-speaking program.
Yoga Warriors International
The first and largest program in the nation for healing combat veterans through yoga.
Yoga Warriors is a research and teacher training program with a twofold mission. First, we provide evidence-based hatha yoga to prevent or alleviate symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) or Combat Stress (COSR). Second, we are committed to the comprehensive training of yoga instructors equipped to teach this methodology to veterans, military, first responders and others who have experience PTS or high stress.
YogaFit for Warriors
This trauma-sensitive yoga workshop zeros in on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI), the longterm effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring relief. Anyone suffering from trauma—military men and women, and their families; first responders; victims of violence or abuse—as well as the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this two-day intensive.
Note: YogaFit for Warriors intensive training hours count as an elective either for the 200-hour or the 300-hour training, but not both. This two-day workshop also counts toward YogaFit for Warriors 100- and 140-hour certifications as well as YogaFit Healthcare 900-hour certification.
Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self Regulation & Trauma Healing
Our 5-week, 10-hour Webinar Series for occupational therapists, licensed counselors, certified yoga therapists, and other health professionals presents the science and theory behind Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® and how and why it can be especially effective for addressing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, mixed anxiety/depression, and related mental health conditions. The information can be applied both “on and off the mat” and presents an evidence-based roadmap for healing these conditions. No yoga experience is necessary. Please note: This webinar series includes several experiential activities but is mostly lecture and discussion. This course provides a solid scientific and theoretical grounding for the chair and mat practices that are presented in the follow-up webinar series, “Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, Part 2-The Practice.
QUESTIONS? Email Lynn@sensoryenhancedyoga.org
Lynn Stoller, occupational therapist, program developer, and yoga therapist
Also, please feel free to call Marika @705 361-2089
Off the Mat, Into the World Trainings
We are the bridge between yoga, self-awareness and effective community action through continuing education.
YOGA IN ACTION: Facilitator Training 2021
Yoga for Trauma E-MANUAL
For yoga teachers, educators, and anyone working with those with trauma
This 80pg e-manual includes lecture material and yoga curriculum for all ages. It is recommended for those interested in having a curriculum and guidance in leading classes. (It is also a companion guide to Hala's Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma online course and Kyra's Yoga for Trauma online course - Seasons 1 & 2).