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March 29–April 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers

David Emerson and Jenn Turner
David Emerson

David Emerson, coauthor of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, author of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy, is director of yoga services at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he coined the term…
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Jenn Turner

Jenn Turner, RYT, MA, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who leads classes at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. She codesigned the protocol and is teaching classes for a three-year National…
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Program Details

For certified yoga teachers.

The Justice Resource Institute Trauma Center Yoga Program team has taught thousands of people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) yogic skills proven to reduce their symptomology to a significant degree. The team now offers a 40-hour workshop for yoga teachers who wish to bring trauma-sensitive yoga to their own classes.

In this training, you learn

  • The latest trauma theories
  • Theoretical underpinnings of the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) model
  • TCTSY methodology that can be used with any population or individual suffering from trauma.

David Emerson is joined by members of the Trauma Center Yoga Program team, who have taught thousands of students, from survivors of rape to Iraq War veterans.

Required reading and writing, as well as additional program information, can be found here.

Note This program is solely for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training, can be triggering.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 28.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
  • 28.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 28.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge