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.
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.
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 7.5 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.