*Important Note: This is the training page for registered yoga teachers who are not also licensed health professionals. 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.
Our 25-hour webinar 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!
SENSORY-ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF REGULATION, PART 1- THE SCIENCE AND THEORY
Five 2-Hour Weekly Webinar Sessions
Our 5-week, 10-hour Webinar Series is open to registered yoga instructors who wish to learn the science and theory behind Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® and how it may help those who have high anxiety or have experienced trauma to better self-regulate their own nervous systems and energy levels to better meet life’s challenges. (Certified yoga therapists and health professionals will also be able to use the material presented in this course to address core issues of PTSD and promote healing from the condition.) The information can be applied both “on and off the mat” and presents an evidence-based roadmap for healing these conditions. 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 Part 2. 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 note that live attendance via Zoom with video on is required for all Part 2 sessions.
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.
SENSORY-ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF REGULATION, PART 2- THE PRACTICE
Six 2.5-Hour Webinar Sessions (weekly schedule) OR a combination of weeknight(s) and a weekend (see specific series).
Our 15-hour Part 2 Webinar Series for registered yoga instructors 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 limited mobility. The sessions include demonstration, practice, partner work, and discussion. The series culminates in a large group experiential lab. Required Pre-Requisite: Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation, Part 1-The Science and Theory- see note below*. 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
Please note that we discuss trauma in a frank manner in this training program which may be triggering for someone who is currently experiencing symptoms of trauma. Please consult with a licensed mental health provider or contact us before you register if you have any questions regarding the suitability of this course for you.
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.
This course (Part 1 & 2) qualifies for 23 Contact Hours from Yoga Alliance.
Please see the “Health Professionals” training page for continuing education approvals from other agencies.
REGISTER HERE FOR SENSORY-ENHANCED YOGA® FOR SELF-REGULATION, COMBO PART 1 AND 2:
Part 1- The Science & Theory
Mondays, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, (skip Oct 9), Oct 16 @ 5-7 pm EST
Part 2- The Practice
Monday Oct 23, 30 @5-7:30 pm EST, plus the weekend of Nov 4 & 5 @9:30-3 pm EST
»Lynn Stoller, OT, M.S, OTR/L, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP (Part 1 & 2)
Marika Paquin,OTReg.(Ont.), E-RYT, YACEP 200, YACEP (Part 1 & 2)
Julie Jack MS, MA, tLMFT, E-RYT (Part 1)
There is a $50 discount per person for groups of 3 or more that sign up from the same school or organization, if you contact SEYI prior to registration for special instructions.