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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

Presenter(s)
David Emerson and Jenn Turner
David Emerson

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

Jenn Turner, RYT, MA, is a skilled Kripalu Yoga teacher. She currently leads yoga classes at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she codesigned the protocol and is teaching the…
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with special guest Bessel van der Kolk


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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 post-traumatic 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 and neurophysiology
  • Chair and mat postures for a wide range of physical abilities
  • What you need to start a trauma-sensitive class or modify an existing class.

David Emerson is joined by members of the Trauma Center Yoga Program team, which has taught thousands of students, from survivors of rape to Iraq War veterans. Bessel van der Kolk joins us for a special presentation during one of the program sessions.

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 Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 28.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge