Surviving Sexual Trauma: Yoga Therapy for the Nervous System


The impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence on our community. One in five women and one in thirty-three men have experienced sexual violence. Embodied practices such as yoga can be powerful for survivors in the impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul. During this workshop will explore the neuroscience of trauma and how can we help manage trauma symptoms and restore balance in the nervous system. 

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn the basics of yoga therapy for emotional health and healing.

  • Learn about the neuroscience of trauma.

  • Discover the relationship between the breath, mind and body. 

  • Review how yoga therapy can restore and support nervous system balance. 

  • Explore trauma informed mat-based yoga postures to sooth the nervous system (all-levels welcome).

  • Understand how to establish a safe and therapeutic space for trauma survivors.

  • Take away specific evidence-based yoga techniques to manage trauma in a clinical or private setting.


Chair Yoga for Emotional Health and Healing:

Bring the power of yoga to your clinical practice

"In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them." - Bessel van der Kolk


Our bodies holds a physical memory of our experiences. This program is designed to help clinicians learn chair yoga techniques to assist clients in developing a greater awareness and understanding of their physical, energetic, emotional and mind body. Clinicians will develop and refine the skills necessary to use yoga therapy in a professional setting with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression and trauma. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how depression, anxiety and trauma influence the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body

  • Discover the relationship between the body, breath, mind and emotions to promote health and well-being

  • Learn the principals for yoga as therapy in a clinical setting- learn chair based yoga practice for anxiety, depression and trauma.

Continuing Education Credits available for LMHC and Social Workers 


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