Our 25-hour webinar programSensory-Enhanced Yoga®  for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healingis designed for occupational therapists, licensed counselors and social workers, certified yoga therapists, and other health professionals who work in the field of adult mental health.  The course is presented in two parts:  Part 1- The Science and Theory (10 hours) and Part 2- The Practice (15 hours). Both parts are sold together and there is just one certificate of completion.  If you work primarily with children, please check out our new Sensory and Mindfulness-based Yoga for Learning Environments™  (SMYLE) program (under Trainings). We hope you will decide to join us for one of these exciting learning opportunities!

Part 1- The Science & Theory

    • 5 Prerecorded Sessions plus 2 optional live Q & As (dates TBD) 

Part 2- The Practice

    • Saturday and Sunday, October 26 & 27, plus Saturday November 2, 2024
    • Times:
      • Boston/NY- 9:30-3:00 EST (all dates)
      • London, UK- 10/26: 2:30 pm-8:00 pm BST 10/27 & 11/2: 1:30-7:00 pm BST
      • South Africa- 3:30-9:00 pm SAST (all dates)

»Lynn Stoller, OT, M.S, OTR/L, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP 
Marika Paquin,OTReg.(Ont.), E-RYT, YACEP  200, YACEP 

PART ONE – Science and Theory

Our 5-week, 10-hour Webinar Series presents the science and theory behind Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® and how and why it can be especially effective for addressing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, mixed anxiety/depression, and related mental health conditions.  The information can be applied both “on and off the mat” and presents an evidence-based roadmap for healing these conditions.  No yoga experience is necessary.  Please note:  This webinar series includes several experiential activities but is mostly lecture and discussion.  Part 1 provides a solid scientific and theoretical grounding for the chair and mat practices that are presented in “Part 2-The Practice”. This is what we will cover:

–PTSD: Scope of the Problem, Symptoms, & Neurophysiology

–Brain Changes in PTSD and Mind-Body Practices:  The Inverse Relationship
–Transdisciplinary Model for Post-Traumatic Growth:  An Integrated Model of Well-Being and Well-Doing

–Introduction to Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® & Guidelines for Practice
–Guidelines 1 & 2: Promoting a Sense of Safety & Calm

–Guideline 3- Processing Trauma Through the Sensory Channels/Promoting Presence of Mind

–Guidelines 4 & 5 – Helping Our Clients Feel Uplifted and Empowered

All Part 1 sessions will be video recorded and made available to participants. A “code word” system will be utilized to prove that participants have completed all Part 1 sessions (live and/or recorded). Please be aware that live attendance via Zoom with video on is required for all Part 2 sessions.  (Part 2 is not recorded.)  

Purchase of the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, by Lynn Stoller, is required and can be ordered through our website for continental US residents at 10% off retail and free shipping. For other countries, including Canada, please order from Amazon.

PART TWO – The Practice

Our 15-hour Part 2 Webinar Series for occupational therapists, licensed counselors, certified yoga therapists, and other health professionals presents the practice of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga®, including the yoga forms and movements (both mat and chair versions), specialized breathing practices, how to effectively sequence the practice, the purpose and use of counterforms, yoga form modifications, and how to teach a group of individuals with mixed mobility levels. The chair version of the program can easily be implemented in a small clinical office setting and is also appropriate for individuals with more limited mobility. The sessions include demonstration, practice, partner work, and discussion. The series culminates in a large group experiential lab.  No yoga experience is necessary. Required Pre-Requisite: Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, Part 1-The Science and Theory.   This is what we will cover (there are minor timing adjustments for the weekend format):

–Full Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Teaching Session on the Mat
-Teaching Selected Breath Practices for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma Healing 

–Teaching Breath Prep Stretches and Supine Forms on Mat and Chair
-Teaching & Practicing Yoga Forms & Rhythmic Flows from Table Position & Chair Alternatives, Part 1

–Teaching, Experiencing & Practicing Yoga Forms & Rhythmic Flows from Table Position & Chair Alternatives, Part 2
–Teaching, Experiencing & Practicing Standing Yoga Forms/Flows & Chair Alternatives
-Teaching, Experiencing & Practicing Prone Yoga Forms & Chair Alternatives 

–Full Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Teaching Session Using Chair (for mobility impaired or in clinical office)
-Standing Sun Salutations Using Chair 

–Teaching, Experiencing & Practicing Restorative Yoga Forms
-Sequencing, Counterforms, & Yoga Form Modifications
-How to Teach a Group of Individuals with Mixed Mobility Levels
-Large Group Lab: Design a Yoga Session

–Large Group Experiential Lab Presentations
-Teaching 41- Point Meditation
-Wrap Up

Attendance (via Zoom) is mandatory at all live sessions of Part 2 in order to receive a certificate of completion, due to the experiential nature of the course.  Portions of sessions may be recorded for internal quality control purposes; however, these recordings will not be made available to participants.  

If a Part 2 session is missed, you must attend that session and the last 2 sessions at a future series to receive your certificate, as you need all the skills before you can participate in the planning and presentation of the final group lab. Participants must actively participate in all experiential aspects of the course, with their videos on, so faculty can vouch that they are fully trained and qualified to implement the program.

Purchase of the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, by Lynn Stoller, is required and can be ordered directly from our website (at 10% off and free shipping) for continental US residents. For other countries, including Canada, please order from Amazon.

*Important Note: Code Word Form for Part 1 must be received by midnight prior to the first session of Part 2 or you will have to postpone your participation in Part 2 until a later date.  The nonrefundable credit for Part 2 will be valid for up to one year. 

This course (Part 1 & 2) can be used towards NBCOT renewal requirements for a total of 23 PDUs and qualifies for 23 Contact Hours from Yoga Alliance.

This program (Part 1 & 2 combined) is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886766063-4270) for 23 continuing education contact hours.  Many state mental health counseling associations also honor continuing education contact hours from NASW- please check with your state board.  Credits for NASW cannot be granted until Part 1 and 2 are both completed. 

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Early Birdshow details + $435.00 (USD)  
Early Bird - Group (3 or more)show details + $385.00 (USD)  
Regular Tuitionshow details + $495.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 2, 2024
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September 2, 2024

  • Part 2
    October 26, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Part 2
    October 27, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Part 2
    November 2, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm