“This is certainly going to be the classic text on trauma and yoga!”- Stephen Cope, Scholar-in-Residence and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

“Lynn Stoller’s book is the most comprehensive guide available on the application of Yoga Therapy for PTSD and is an essential text for every Yoga therapist.”- Joseph Le Page, Founder of the Integrative Yoga Therapy program

“Congratulations on your excellent book! I love that you bring in the sensory integration piece. We so need this in the field of psychotraumatology! Thank you for your contribution to the field! – Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the PTSD Research Unit at the University of Western Ontario


“The program was hands-down the best 2-day program I have experienced in my nearly 30 years of nursing practice! . . . .Anna was spectacular!! I absolutely love her! What a beautiful, sensitive soul!  She conveyed such needed respect for the people who are guided through this practice. . .  ” – Tamara H.

“I was so inspired by this workshop that I started my 200 hour yoga certification training about two weeks later, thank you so much for the inspiration!”– Morgan V (May 2019 graduate)

“This course made me feel inspired and excited to bring these ideas into my practice. Lynn & Meg created a comfortable, collaborative learning environment that made it easy to ask questions and learn. Thank you!”– Michelle D. (May 2019 workshop, Lexington, MA)

“Lynn conveyed the sensory integration principles of trauma informed yoga practice in an accessible, digestible, and practical way.”– Abbey C. (May 2019 workshop, Lexington, MA)

“Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. I truly have learned so much and am inspired to start implementing as much as I can into the Yoga Wellness program here at [XYZ] Center.”-Angelina C. (May 2019 workshop, Lexington, MA)

“What an amazing training this weekend! I have already been in touch with [name/program removed] and she is very interested to learn how to implement sensory enhanced yoga for women and children who have experienced domestic violence . . . .Very excited to figure this out!”-Kerry M. (May 2019 workshop)

“I want to thank you for your training because I have used so many strategies I learned in your course! The response has been AMAZING from patients, and my co-workers continue to refer pts to me.”– Kat S. (Contacted SEYI in April 2019 to share this news)

“I want to thank you for all the excellent information and the great experience I had with the sensory enhance yoga training. I can totally see how I can incorporate all this information into my research as well as my practice with the recovery population. You provided me with such great resources. . . . (and)  really helped me get some ideas flowing. I hope we can continue to work together in future to bring the positive gifts and benefits of yoga to others.”– Sadie C. (May 2018 workshop, Providence, RI)


“Thank you for leading such an awesome course!  . . . I have valued the format of the webinars and am excited to integrate principles into my own yoga practice and with my clients.  I also loved the connection to Occupational Therapy principles and am keen to apply learnings to my clinical practical in the area of mental health.”– Lauren H.  (6/24-7/22/2020 Series)

“Hi Lynn, this was one of the best trainings I’ve completed. I am very grateful to you for all of the research you’ve done, and that you’ve created this training to share your expertise in this area. It’s a wonderful way to connect OT and Yoga practices. I look forward to integrating what I’ve learned into the yoga groups I do in a psychiatric setting.”-Cathy S. (6/24-7/22/2020 Series)

“. . . I am emailing you because I’d like to offer to you my gratitude for doing what you do. The dedication and work you have put into sharing this content with others to utilize as well as helping our fellow humans. I must say, although it has been three out of five classes, that this class has offered so many tools already, and I’m sad to be coming to an end with meeting on Wednesdays. . . I’m looking forward to sharing this in the future to others. You truly are helping to create empowerment and resilience and love within what you’re helping us all do! So, thank you again Lynn! I look forward to learning more from you in the future!” – Kelli M. (6/24-7/22/2020 Series)

“Thank you again for offering this wonderful webinar.   Each week was full of important and useful information, ranging from neurophysiological processes that underlie and support the clinical asana practice to the integration of eastern and western models for healing trauma and promoting self-regulation.  I am very excited about the possibilities for integrating SEY into my OT, bodywork and movement education practice.” Shirley L. (4/29-5/27/2020 Series)

Thank-you again for an amazing course.  I learned so much and excited to show my boss what I learned but to also bring some of it into my classes.  This course reaffirmed to me why I am so passionate about teaching yoga to those with PTSD or trauma.”- Karyn M. (6/24-7/22/2020 Series)

“What a fantastic course!”– Angela B. (6/24-7/22/2020 Series)

“Thank-you so much for the first part of this course it was excellent and I have gained an abundance of knowledge moving forward to integrate into my practice. Looking forward to part 2.”– Amanda W., June 2021


“I thoroughly enjoyed Part 2 of this series.  Anna and Jeff were outstanding in their instruction.  .  .  Thank you for all your wonderful work in this field – I feel a sense of renewal and wonder in the field of OT that I have been missing for quite a while now.”– Heather B. (Oct 16 & 17, 2020)

“I loved every bit of both courses and the textbook is going to be my bible! . . . Also I just had the most amazing experience working with an individual on my unit with a very strong history of PTSD/ trauma.  The individual demonstrated signs of catatonia, and I worked 1:1 on breathing exercises, body scan and modified chair exercises and was able to get her out of her room, and engaged in conversation and our therapeutic garden.  Love the course and can’t wait to use it more. . . ”– Sarah S. (Part 1 & 2 Series, 2020)

“[Part 2] was AMAZING! I really enjoyed the content and the experience, and feel like I was able to improve my confidence quite a bit during part 2.”– Devra R. (Oct. 16 & 17, 2020)

“Thank you for an incredible experience! Your knowledge, and passions for OT, Mental Health, and Yoga have created a beautiful fusion, that completely resonated with me. I look forward to your S.M.Y.L.E course in the near future!”– Charlene F. (April 2021)

“Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity. I am so grateful to have this additional knowledge and to have these extra tools in my toolbox. I really appreciate how interactive the workshops were – I tend to learn best by doing.”-Amanda N. (May 7 & 8, 2021)

“I really enjoyed this class…the content was amazing, so much more than I expected. I hope I can do some future classes with you to learn more. It has been very inspiring and enlightening.”– Anneli S. (Summer 2021)

“Thank you for an excellent course!  I have learnt a lot and really enjoyed it.”– Hayley W. (Summer 2021)


“I really enjoyed the course and the participants – so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn with your amazing instructors. I am looking forward to using this learning to enhance my practice of yoga and OT. I have rarely done training that merged both of my passions – OT and yoga.”– Jackie S.- Oct 31, Nov 7 & 8, 2020

Excellent content you have here! As an OT and RTY myself, I found it very exciting to blend the two practices together supported in research. I was able to immediately apply these skills to my work within inpatient mental health. – Mandy L. – Oct 31, Nov 7 & 8, 2020

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and feel both empowered and enlightened! . . . .Thanks for all your work/expertise in doing the research and providing the curriculum and neuroscience and the book.   I am excited to start to integrate it into my practice.  Enjoyed the mix of participants and being with other OT’s felt so validating.”- Michele D. -Oct 31, Nov 7 & 8, 2020