Healing Trauma Through Yoga
A 3-part e-Course
Presented by David Emerson, E-RYT

Trauma can lead to a wide range of debilitating symptoms which negatively impact quality of life. In this highly informative and practical e-course, TC-JRI Yoga Program Director David Emerson explores the latest research, theories and techniques related to yoga and trauma. Designed for students, teachers, clinicians and survivors, the course provides an overview and understanding of trauma, how to heal from it and how to incorporate trauma sensitive yoga into your life, classes or clinical practice. David also describes yoga-based exercises that can be used to cultivate awareness, tolerance and increased acceptance of the self.

Course highlights include:

  • The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Key themes of trauma sensitive yoga
  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • How to treat trauma without being attached to outcomes
  • The issue of hands-on assists in yoga classes
  • How therapists and healers can incorporate trauma sensitive yoga into their practices
  • How to re-develop a relationship with the body
  • Mindfulness and Trauma
  • How trauma is held in the body
  • Creating a personal trauma sensitive yoga class

This course is designed for students, teachers, clinicians and survivors. Each area of focus will complement the others while providing deeper context for understanding trauma.

Please note that this distance learning course is not intended to replace in-person training in TC-TSY or in the practice of yoga.


  • You will be provided downloadable access to course materials upon confirmation of purchase; the materials are yours to keep. Please be sure your e-mail address is accurate when providing payment; we will send you a link to download the videos within 2-3 days of purchase.
  • 5 Hours total / audio & slide presentation, presented in three parts. Each video includes audio of the presenter's voice along with presented slides.
  • Bonus: FREE 20-minute trauma-sensitive chair based yoga audio program designed specifically for this course.
  • NOTE: This course does NOT provide continuing education credits.



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Downloadable e-course: Healing Trauma Through Yoga


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