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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30
All day: 

April 2, 2018

Trauma Sensitive Yoga
David Schouela, co-presenter Chris Willard, PsyD
location: Harvard see address above

Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) is an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma that focuses on giving clients an opportunity to practice noticing body sensation (interoception) in the context of a safe relationship based on an invitational approach to yoga forms with no physical assists. TSY was recently listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. This workshop will be delivered in a lecture format with some optional chair based yoga.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. describe the theoretical underpinnings of Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  2. explain how TSY differs from other forms of yoga
  3. describe how TSY has been successfully applied in various treatment settings.

David Schouela, RYT-500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher whose current primary focus is teaching yoga to teens and adults with PTSD. David is on the teaching faculty for the trauma sensitive yoga certificate program offered through the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA. He is also a co-founder and board member of True North Insight Meditation Center in Quebec, Canada. David provides training on yoga and meditation as scientifically supported healing modalities for stress-related conditions and as means of liberating body, mind and heart.