Sensory- Enhanced Yoga™ for self-regulation and trauma healing
This program, developed by Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT is taught in two formats: one designed for yoga instructors (imbedded into Level 2B of the WAE certification program) and one designed for occupational therapists and other allied and mental health providers. If you are a yoga instructor, please click here to be directed to the appropriate program for you.
NBCOT – 14 PDUs/Contact Hours
NASW – 11 CEUs/Contact Hours (National Association of Social Workers – Approval #886683549-5088)
Two Day Workshops for
Occupational Therapists and Assistants
Physical Therapists and Assistants
Mental health professionals
Allied health professionals
Two separate workshop dates:
Date: Mar 27-28, 2015 – Register for the Mar 2015 Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™ workshop
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Lexington, MA
Date: Jun 19 – 20, 2015 – Register for the Jun 2015 Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™ workshop
Location: Silver Spring, MD
More trainings are coming soon. If you are interested in hosting a training, please call Lynn Stoller at 339-225-0084
Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, RYT.
The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™ two-day course is designed especially for occupational therapists (OTs & OTAs,) physical therapists, mental health professionals and other allied health professionals who wish to incorporate evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga techniques into their clinical practices to maximize healing from:
- combat stress
- related autonomic nervous system disorders
Yoga experience is helpful but not required, as participants will be taught how to safely present and sequence a limited repertoire of therapeutic yoga poses and breathing techniques for this population.
Help Your Clients Meet The Following Goals:
► Effectively manage stress before it leads to emotional disregulation 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, as well as her many years of experience as a sensory integration certified occupational therapist and registered yoga instructor.
The program applies techniques from sensory-based OT practices as well as recent findings from the fields of neurobiology and trauma psychology to address the core symptoms of PTSD. Participants are also taught how to create a “safe container” for students, both physically and psychologically, in which healing can occur.
Lynn teaches sensory-based techniques for combat stress and PTSD to both health professionals and yoga instructors, and also teaches The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga™ classes to veterans in her local community. She is associate investigator and co-author of the highly successful Kirkuk, Iraq yoga study, which was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, entitled: “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller et al, 2012). Lynn is an occupational therapist at Cotting School, Lexington, MA, and a faculty member of Warriors at Ease.
NBCOT – 14 CEUs/Contact Hours
NASW – 11 CEUs/Contact Hours
This course is categorized as a PDU ID#7 and qualifies for 14 PDUs by the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.)
This program is also Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886683549) for 11 continuing education contact hours.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
A detailed 107-page manual is included in the tuition.