Please Note:  This is our traditional 16-hour workshop that, until COVID-19 came along, was presented in person in a 2-day format.  We are now offering this option remotely in addition to offering a Part 1 & Part 2 Combination Package (20 hours) that extends the content of the science and theory of the 16-hour workshops.  

Our 16 -hour Workshop for Health Professionals:

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing is designed especially for occupational therapists (OTs & OTAs,) physical therapists, mental health professionals, nurses, other licensed health professionals, and certified yoga therapists who wish to incorporate evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga techniques into their professional practices to maximize healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related autonomic nervous system disorders. Yoga experience is helpful but not required. The workshop includes several paired teaching practices and a larger group experiential lab.

10:30 AM-1:30 PM EST, 9:30AM-12:30 PM CST, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM MST, 7:30 AM-10:30 AM PST

6:30 AM-3 PM PST, 7:30-4 MST, 8:30-5 CST, 9:30-6  EST

Faculty: Julie Jack, MS, MA, E-RYT 200, YACEP and Col.(Ret.)Pat Lillis, MD, MHA, E-RYT 200/RYT 500

Help Your Clients Meet The Following Goals:

» Effectively manage stress before it leads to emotional dysregulation and/or inappropriate behaviors.
» Develop emotional resiliency, that is, the ability to rise to meet a challenge or threat as well as easily calm once it has passed.
» Decrease hypervigilance and overreaction to sensory input (e.g. visual, crowds, touch, noise, movement).
» Improve quality of sleep and energy level to support wellness and enhance daily
» Decrease intrusive thoughts by learning to become present through breath and body awareness.
» Enhance one’s sense of self-worth and personal empowerment.

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® is closely informed by the highly successful treatment protocol used with deployed military personnel in Kirkuk, Iraq, which Lynn co-developed; her experience teaching veterans in her local community; as well as her many years of experience as a sensory integration certified occupational therapist, registered yoga instructor, and IAYT-certified yoga therapist.  The program has also evolved from the contributions of its exceptional SEYI faculty.

The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® curriculum skillfully synthesizes theoretical concepts and research findings from the fields of occupational therapy (especially sensory integration theory/treatment), trauma psychology, neuroscience, and traditional Eastern yogic philosophy to produce a Transdisciplinary Model for Post-Traumatic Growth for healing symptoms of combat stress, PTSD, or other unresolved trauma or anxiety disorders.

CEU Information for our 16-hour workshops:

  • Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association: Approved for 12 Category 1 Contact Hours. MaMHCA Authorization 19-0255
  • Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association: Approved for 16 Contact Hours
  • Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association:  Approved for 16 Contact Hours
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists:  Approved for 16 Contact Hours
  • This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886766063-9564) for 16 continuing education contact hours.
  • This program can be used towards National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) renewal requirements for a total of 16 PDUs/16 Contact Hours.
  • YACEP- All lead faculty of currently advertised workshops are Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers. These workshops qualify for 16 Contact Hours through Yoga Alliance.
  • Please contact to inquire about other professions.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Purchase of our new 296-page book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing (Handspring Publishing) is required for this course (at 25% off the retail cost and free shipping for sales within the Continental US). You will receive instructions on purchasing your book shortly after registration confirmation.

Please note: If you are both a licensed health professional and an RYT, please use the registration form on the page for health professionals and list your RYT status under “other certifications”.

*Important Note: The course is listed separately for RYTs and health professionals in accordance with Yoga Alliance regulations, which state that RYTs are not qualified to treat any medical conditions. Therefore, the workshop title and learning objectives are modified accordingly for RYTs.


  • Saturday
    October 31, 2020
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Friday
    November 7, 2020
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday
    November 8, 2020
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm