Yoga for Trauma Recovery is a practice that is designed specifically for those who have suffered emotional trauma. Emotional trauma can stem from childhood trauma, long term trauma, vicarious trauma, and single incident trauma. Many survivors suffer from a range of ailments such as PTS, dissociation, stress, irritability, and anxiety. The TSY practice is designed specifically for this audience, in a safe environment, with a sensitivity towards language, asanas, breathwork, and assists. Benefits include people feeling more connected to their bodies, the ability to use new coping tools like breath work to create a new sense of calmness, sleeping more soundly, and being able to deal with triggers more constructively. Simply put, it brings a new awareness to what is going on emotionally as well as physically.

Immersions and Intensives


Yoga for Trauma Recovery 30 Hour Immersion



Yoga for Trauma Recovery ~ 30 Hour Immersion-Online!

Breathe Together Yoga

14107 Winchester Blvd.

Los Gatos

In this 30 hour immersion, you will learn how to use yoga and other mindfulness techniques to work with people and populations who are recovering from physical and emotional trauma, including those who suffer from PTSD.

The course will be both lecture and experiential, deepening your understanding of the affects of trauma on the physical and emotional bodies, including the brain and nervous systems. You will learn techniques on how to work with a variety of audiences, what postures and language to use, breathing techniques, how to create a safe environment in which to teach, managing teacher/student dynamics, addressing triggers as they arise, and more.

The course will address the following topics:

-Presentation and discussion on the latest research on trauma and the effects of trauma on the physical and emotional body

-Practice Yoga classes including therapeutic, seated, and standing for a wide range of physical abilities.

-Demonstration and discussion on breath-work, body somatic awareness techniques, visualization and other mindful modalities

– Presentation and physical practice specifically designed to release the psoas muscles as it relates to physical and emotional well being, including an intro to Core Release and Restore (inspired by the TREs)

-How to create a safe class setting and managing class dynamics


Included in the course is the Trauma for Recovery manual.

Recommended Reading for this course:

-Manual (provided at training)

-The body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk

-An Unspoken Voice, Peter A. Levine

-Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, by Dave Emerson

-Additional articles and literature will be provided

Friday, August 13, 2021 ~6-9

Saturday August 14, 2021~12:30pm – 9pm

Sunday, August 15, 2021 1:15pm – 4:45pm

Friday, August 20, 2021 ~6-9

Saturday August 21, 2021~12:30pm – 9pm

Sunday, August 22, 2021 1:15pm – 4:45pm


Pricing is $685.  Early bird is $615 (through 7/20). To enroll, contact Aurelia at Aurelia@breathe


Techniques, Training and Practice: 10
Philosophy, Ethics, lifestyle: 7
Anatomy and Physiology: 2
Practicum: 5
Teaching Methodology: 6
Non-Contact: 5