Trauma Informed Yoga Course Materials 

The course consists of 5 modules; embedded within these modules are links to relevant articles, books and audiovisual reference sources from experts in the field of trauma and trauma informed yoga. In addition to the course text, the required reading list books below are excellent lifelong yoga teaching references, also applicable to general yoga teaching.

Required trauma references 

The Body Keeps the Score, Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma, B. van der Kolk

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, Reclaiming Your Body, D. Emmerson and E. Hopper

Required Yoga references

Gail Boorstein’s Restorative Yoga for Life

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Recommended reading

Grief  – Ashley Davis Bush – Transcending Loss, a perceptive, honest look at the lifelong impact of grief and positive ways to work through the pain

The Relaxation Response, H. Benson

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD

Yoga Nidra, The Art of Transformational Sleep, K. Desai

Recommended listening

Yoga Nidra Meditation Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati iRest Dr Richard Miller 34 mins


  • Our essential nature is boundless consciousness.  We are rooted in it when the mind focuses and settles. Yoga Sutras 1.3