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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, Reclaiming Your Body, D. Emmerson and E. Hopper https://www.amazon.co.uk/Overcoming-Trauma-Through-Yoga-Reclaiming/dp/1556439695

Required Yoga references

Gail Boorstein’s Restorative Yoga for Life http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Journal-Presents-Restorative-Life

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asana-Pranayama-Bandha-Satyananda-Saraswati/dp/0949551147

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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcending-Loss-Ashley-Prend/dp/042515775X

The Relaxation Response, H. Benson https://www.amazon.co.uk/Relaxation-Response-Herbert-Benson/dp/0380815958

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD https://www.irest.us/practices

Yoga Nidra, The Art of Transformational Sleep, K. Desai https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Nidra-Art-Transformational-Sleep-ebook/dp/B072JWXK27

Recommended listening

Yoga Nidra Meditation Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yoga-Nidra-Meditation-Relaxation-Conscious/dp/0972471901

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4d-_Q2WAOg 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