Yoga Resources

Links

Freeing the Human Spirit … A healing program of meditation and yoga for inmates.

FTHS is a national, not-for-profit registered charity that provides inmates with a program of meditation and yoga.

Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI) 

This nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice offers trauma-related training and education. Their website is a great place to find key publications on trauma, PTSD, and trauma-sensitive yoga.

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto provides mindfulness-based therapies for conditions such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders, ADHD, substance abuse and chronic pain.

Minded Institute

The Minded Institute is based in the UK and offers professional trainings, courses, and workshops on mind-body therapeutics for mental health issues.

Breath, Body & Mind

Drs. Brown and Gerbarg offer courses, workshops, and teacher trainings in Breath~Body~Mind techniques that improve mental and physical health.

Kripalu: Center For Yoga & Health

Kripalu is a nonprofit, educational organization located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts that hosts a wide array of courses and trainings taught by top-notch teachers from around the world.

Emma Seppala, Ph.D. The Science of Happiness, Health & Social Connection

Emma Seppala is a researcher and author, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher. Her website highlights the latest findings on the science of well-being and her blog is insightful and engaging.

Kelly McGonigal: Where Science and Compassion Meet

Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, is particularly skilled at translating the latest findings from the fields of psychology and neuroscience into accessible and plain language information for mind-body practitioners and teachers.

Yoga Service Council

The Yoga Service Council was formed in 2009 by a group of organizations working to bring yoga to underserved and vulnerable populations. The Yoga Service Council organizes the annual Yoga Service Conference and started the Journal of Yoga Service.

The Breathe Network: Building Resilience through Embodied Approaches to Healing

The Breathe Network is a resource and referral network connecting survivors of sexual violence to trauma-informed, sliding-scale, holistic healing arts practitioners.

Books

The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions (Book and CD set). By Richard P Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD.

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression by Bo Forbes.

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper, PhD.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by PemaChödrön.

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

Articles

A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD by Jeneen Interlandi. The New York Times Magazine. May 22, 2014.