Yoga for Trauma + PTSD Teacher Training with David Emerson – June 2016

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Training for Yoga Teachers

*300 Hour Therapeutics Track Required Training

This training is located at Wilmington Yoga Center in Wilmington, NC

What you will learn with our guest David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA:

  • trauma sensitive yoga
  • how to connect to yourself
  • build a connection with your body through gentle breath and meditation

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.

About David Emerson

David EmersonDave is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He 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, conducted, and supervised yoga groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics. 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 and Author of the forthcoming, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (Norton, 2015). He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Date & Time

Friday, June 3
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, June 4
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday, June 5
9:00am – 4:00pm


$375.00 after May 20
$360.00 before May 20

MycAA Approved

If you are a military spouse, you may qualify for the MyCAA program. The MyCAA program is a career development and employment assistance program offered by the military for military personnel and their spouses. MyCAA provides a maximum educational benefit of $4,000.

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  • 15 of CEU Hours toward 300 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 one required module towards 300Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center’s Kunga Therapeutics 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.