“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


Dear Lynn, thank you so much. I have been thinking a lot about you all this time. It was so important for us to have that training last summer, it was an invaluable support from your side. I realize how much work, expertise and knowledge you invested in this SEY program and appreciate that you shared it to help people in Ukraine. I met some participants and they shared very positive feedback on the content of the training. I also believe that the theory part gives so much valuable information which is not widely available in Ukraine, and the way you present the information is impressive. Also, knowing people like you who are supporting us gives energy and confidence.  –Maryna H., June 2023

I listened to the first lecture and I am very, very grateful to the organizers and lecturers for such a deep and systematic information about PTSD and the principle that is embedded in the basis of the method. I am sincerely grateful to you, colleagues, this is the great value of your work!- Iryna K.,  Ukraine Workshop Series, July 2023

I haven’t felt such interest in classes for a long time. Very thorough, clear, accessible. Very grateful – Lera P., Ukraine Workshop Series, July 2023

In 2015, I was healing trauma with the help of yoga. The theoretical part presented today helped me to understand what exactly was happening! I am excited and inspired! I am very grateful for the course, and like it a lot. Exercises are very soft and careful – Nelia K., Ukraine Workshop Series, July 2023

Sincere thanks to Lynn and Marika for a beautiful course. Thank you for your understanding how necessary it is now for our country and for your willingness to share such an important experience. – Victoria B., Ukraine Workshop Series, July 2023


“This was a great training, and I appreciate your time and energy in sharing your wisdom and experience. It’s clear that you care a lot about this course and making sure that we truly understand the concepts and how to apply them. I’ve already started integrating the course materials into my one-on-one sessions and my group yoga class :)” – Malia S., Fall 2023 Series

“Thank you for a wonderful class and overall experience!  I have already begun implementing several of the principles of the course with my clients already.”– Hannah G., OT, Winter 2022

“The course has  changed how I assess and even interact with patients.  I feel I have a better understanding of trauma and PTSD and the effects.  And the bonus, showing more self-compassion.  Thank you Lynn for creating an incredible course!” – PYT, Winter 2022, Canadian Certified Pedorthist

“Lynn wrote a powerful book that can be used by occupational therapists and other clinicians to help specific populations heal. I am so impressed with her knowledge and the course was fascinating. I’m so excited to bring this to my personal and professional life. Thank you for your dedication to this subject and the beautiful healing you create. I am so grateful I found this course.”  -Megan M., Fall 2022

“I am so happy I took the course!  I am using a lot of these tools throughout OT and teaching my yoga classes.”– Lian N., Fall 2022

Working as an Occupational Therapist in a state psychiatric hospital, I was really happy to come across this course with Lynn and Marika. I am looking forward to being able to utilize all that I have learned over the past few months to provide our patients with an innovative treatment modality to help them with their recovery. The course and the book included such great knowledge that I have already started to apply to how I interact with patients and the treatment modalities that I utilize. – Melissa G., Spring 2023


“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


“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 so much for this course!  The information is so valuable, and so much hard work and research you and your team put in.  Very much needed and appreciated!”– Regina S., SMYLE, Winter 2022

“Thanks again for sharing your expertise with us for the past few months!  I have learned so much and am excited to incorporate this into sessions with students.”– Rachel R., SMYLE, Winter 2022

“Thank you for everything and for creating such an amazing course!!”– Caitlyn M., SMYLE, Winter 2022

 “I wanted to let you know that I have been using my SMYLE training to work with our low incidence students during summer school.   It has been wonderful.   I’ve really enjoyed teaching them and your course really helped.   Thank you!!”– Maria B., SMYLE, Winter 2022

“Meg and Lynn are incredibly accomplished, knowledgeable and supportive instructors. They brought a wealth of information and experience to class, without the intimidation… They co-taught the class with enthusiasm, compassion and the precision of a Swiss watch. Their yoga experience is clearly extensive and knowledge of the science/evidence behind SMYLE, was dizzying… The “no pressure” teaching style was completely appreciated, given that the majority of the class was working a full time schedule-complete with end of the year demands. Making the science/theory portions of the lecture clear and taking extra time-when needed was incredibly helpful. Additionally, they graciously made themselves available for questions/concerns outside of class and welcomed suggestions for increased visual access to materials. As for teaching the practice, both Meg and Lynn offered their scripts while also encouraging us to put our own stamp on our practice. I have to say that I’m so impressed with the book (and the wealth of teaching materials) and really appreciate that it was written in easy-to-understand language, not science-ease. The time spent creating this program was evident-illustrated through the details and language selected in the scripts. Thank you for a wonderful, life altering experience”– Laine T., Spring 2022