20-Hour Free Webinar Series for Yoga Teachers Who Are Canadian Veterans, Military and Family Members 

The knowledge translation plan for this project was developed through participation and mentorship of the SPARK program, hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, focusing on projects that support the mental health and well-being of veterans and their families, including retired RCMP.

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® evolved from the only yoga study researched on an active U.S. military base in Iraq during war conditions. Results showed a significant reduction in state and trait anxiety and significant improvement in 16 out of 18 quality of life factors as compared to the control group (Stoller et al., Jan/Feb 2012 AJOT). It is also based on the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing, by Lynn Stoller and an outstanding team of expert contributors.

Applies findings from the fields of occupational therapy, neurobiology, trauma psychology, and yoga to promote healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related mental health conditions. 

Help your clients meet the following goals: 

  • Effectively manage stress 
  • Develop emotional resiliency
  • Decrease hypervigilance and overreaction to sensory input
  • Improve quality of sleep and energy levels 
  • Decrease intrusive thoughts 
  • Enhance one’s sense of self-worth and personal empowerment

Part 1 is theory and consists of five 2.5 hr sessions.
Part 2 is practice and consists of five 2.5 hr sessions.  



Those who are accepted into this program will complete a short multiple choice pre-test and post-test regarding their knowledge on the topic. You will also be contacted at 3mo, 6mo, 1yr and 2yr about how the knowledge you gained from the workshop benefitted your practice and teaching  (knowledge translation). 

You will need to purchase the book “Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing” by Carolyn Stoller, available through Amazon.com. 

Thank you for your interest in this program.

Marika Paquin will be contacting you about participation in this workshop.

We are currently awaiting funding and will notify you as to its status in the next month.  

Please contact Marika at 705 361-2089 (office) or (705) 527-3824 (cell) or via email at marikapaquin@hotmail.com for further information or if you have any questions.

Marika Paquin OTReg.(Ont.), E-RYT, YACEP
Lynn Stoller OT, MS, OTR, C-IAYT, RYT 500/E-RYT 200, YACEP, YU-QP3