** ATTENTION: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing our 2-day (in person) Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing workshops until after the summer. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see the specific dates/locations, learn more, and to register. Also, we are excited to repeat our offering of our new 5-week (10-hour) Wednesday Webinar Series starting June 24:
**NEW! ** THE SCIENCE AND THEORY OF SENSORY-ENHANCED YOGA FOR SELF-REGULATION & TRAUMA HEALING (5-Session Webinar; $149 Regular Tuition/$95 Early Bird (until June 10)
Our 5-week, 10-hour Wednesday Webinar Series for occupational therapists, licensed counselors, certified yoga therapists, and other health professionals 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: The webinar series includes several experiential activities but is mostly lecture and discussion. It provides a solid scientific and theoretical grounding for the chair and mat practices that are presented in the 2-day workshops. This is not a pre-requisite for the 2-day workshop; rather, it presents a quarter of that content and expands on it. Webinar graduates will receive a $95 discount off the cost of a 2-day workshop held in 2020 or 2021!
This is what we will cover:
1st SESSION: Wednesday June 24
Marika Paquin & Lynn Stoller (see bios)
–PTSD: Scope of the Problem, Symptoms, & Neurophysiology
2nd SESSION: Wednesday July 1
Lynn Stoller & Marika Paquin (see bios)
–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
3rd SESSION: Wednesday July 8
Julie Jack & Anna Molgard (see bios)
–Introduction to Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® & Guidelines for Practice
–Guidelines 1 & 2: Promoting a Sense of Safety & Calm
4th SESSION: Wednesday July 15
Julie Jack & Lynn Stoller (see bios)
–Guideline 3- Processing Trauma Through the Sensory Channels/Promoting Presence of Mind
5th SESSION: Wednesday July 22
Anna Molgard & Lynn Stoller (see bios)
–Guidelines 4 & 5 – Helping Our Clients Feel Uplifted and Empowered
All sessions will be video recorded and made available to participants. A “code word” system will be utilized to prove that participants have completed all sessions (live and/or recorded) and the anonymous course and instructor evaluations, all of which are required to receive a certificate of completion.
Purchase of the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, by Lynn Stoller, is recommended but not required. To register, please scroll down the page.
This course can be used towards NBCOT renewal requirements for a total of 9 PDUs. It is also approved by the Rhode Island Mental Health Counseling Association and qualifies for 9 Contact Hours from Yoga Alliance. Inquire for other professions as we are still in process of obtaining approvals!
Upcoming Training for Webinar Series:
*NEW!* The Science and Theory of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation for Yoga Teachers (5-Session Webinar)
June 24 – July 22, 1pm-3pm EST/ 12 noon-2 pm CST/ 11 am-1 pm MST/ 10 am-12 noon PST
SENSORY- ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF-REGULATION AND TRAUMA HEALING (2-day, in person workshop)
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.
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 2-day, in-person workshops (see above for Webinar):
- 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 email@example.com 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 will be distributed to participants at the workshop location. If you already own the book, you will need to bring it to the workshop in order to be refunded the book cost that was added to the registration fee.
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: Asterisked workshops will be designed for both health professionals and RYTs and be held in a combined format.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 condition. Therefore, the workshop title and learning objectives are modified accordingly for RYTs.
Upcoming Trainings for Our 2-day, In-Person Workshops:
*September 12 & 13, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Lexington, MA (at Cotting School)
*September 18 & 19, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Beavercreek, OH (at Day Yoga Studio)
*September 26 & 27, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Chicago, IL (at Hilton Rosemont)
»Julie Jack MS, MA, E-RYT 200, YACEP
*October 16 & 17, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Seattle, WA (Residence Inn @ Marriott/Lake Union)
*October 17 & 18, 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia Details coming soon!
*Nov 7 & 8, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Madison, WI (Monona Yoga Center)
»Julie Jack MS, MA, E-RYT 200, YACEP
* for Edmonton, Alberta Postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oct 31- Nov 1 are the likely new dates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click below to get on the email list to be notified of the official new dates when they are set up.
June 6 & 7, 2020, 8am-6pm– in Cleveland, OH (at River’s Edge) Postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please email email@example.com to get on the email list to be notified of the new dates when they are set up.
»Julie Jack MS, MA, E-RYT 200, YACEP