• July 12–17, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Trauma, Body, and the Brain Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm and Play

For all those working on helping others or themselves to heal from traumatic stress.

Awareness of physical sensations forms the very foundation of our human consciousness. Overwhelming experiences are lived out in heartbreak and gut-wrenching sensations, which leave survivors feeling frazzled, on edge, overwhelmed, and shut down. The trauma that started outside is lived out in the theater of the body, and survivors no longer feel safe inside their own skin. Recovery from trauma involves learning how to restore a sense of visceral safety and reclaiming a loving relationship with one’s self.

Rooted in the themes addressed in Bessel van der Kolk’s best-selling book, The Body Keeps the Score, this experiential and didactic course explores how mind and brain are shaped by experience. Learn how your relationship to yourself is intertwined with your synchronicity with those around you while exploring

  • What neuroscience teaches about self-awareness and trauma
  • The nature and essence of human attachment
  • New treatments that help integrate traumatic memories
  • Body-centered approaches for dealing with trauma.

Find out more about continuing education credits.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston and author of the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score.

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Licia Sky, LMT, is a singer-songwriter, artist, musician, and intuitive bodywork therapist who fosters safe, transformative experiences through music, movement, and touch.

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