Yoga for Trauma & PTSD Teacher Training with David Emerson – March 2013

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Training for Yoga Teachers

This 3-day course will cover Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the impact of trauma on the brain and the body, current treatments and the subjective experience of the survivor. The workshop focus will be on why and how to modify yoga to make it more trauma-sensitive. David Emerson is the Director of Yoga Services at the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline Massachusetts, where yoga has been used as an adjunct treatment for PTSD for several years with a variety of groups, from survivors of chronic childhood abuse and neglect, to teenagers, to war veterans. Examples of integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into all of these communities will be given.

What you will learn:

    • trauma sensitive yoga
    • how to connect to yourself
    • build a connection with your body through gentle breath and meditation
Sign up Now! About David Emerson, E-RYT
Director of Yoga Services at the Trauma Center in Brookline Massachusetts, Dave Emerson is an accomplished yoga instructor and founder of the Black Lotus Yoga Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of yoga to individuals with PTSD. Mr. Emerson was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga instruction with severely traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD in various populations, and has developed and conducted yoga groups for several rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics throughout the east coast of the United States. In addition to co-authoring several scholarly articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of “Overcoming Trauma through Yoga”, released in 2011 by North Atlantic Books

Date & Time

Friday, March 15
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, March 16
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, March 17
9:00am – 4:00pm


$375 after March 1, 2013
$360 before March 1, 2013
* includes $25 materials fee
10% off Full Weekend for all AutoRenew members! (if applicable)

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Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School 500hrCEUs & Yoga Certification Info

  • 15 of CEU Hours toward 500 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshop required to receive 500YA credit.
  • This certification counts as elective hours towards 500Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center program

Cancellation Policy

10 days prior to the workshop cancellation is permitted for account credit only minus a $25 administrative fee. 10 days and closer to the start date of the workshop the total tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.