Emerson, D., Sharma, R., Chaudry, S., and Turner, J. (2009). Trauma-sensitive yoga: Principles, practice, and research. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 19, p. 123-128.

Regional Research Institute for Human Services, Portland State University. (2012). Yoga for youth in trauma recovery.  Focal Point: Youth, Young Adults, and Mental Health, 26(1), p. 5-7.

Sparrowe, L. (2011). Transcending trauma. Yoga International, 115, 48-53 & 89.



“Yoga for Depression” by Amy Weintraub

“Trauma and Recovery” by Judith Herman

“In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness” by Peter Levine

“Yoga & Mindfulness Therapy Workbook for Clinicians & Clients” by C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD & Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD

“Mindfulness-based Cancer Recovery” by Linda E Carlson, PhD, R.Psych. Michael Speca, Psy.D., R. Psych.

“The iRest Program for Healing PTSD” by Richard C. Miller, PhD

“Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression” by Bo Forbes, Psy D

“Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind” by B.B. Birch

“Trauma-sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment” by D. Emerson

“Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Coping with Trauma” by S. Manafort & D.J. Libby

“The Body Keeps Score” by B. Van der Kolk,

“Yoga skills for therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management” by A. Weintraub

“Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body” by David Emerson

“Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to Self” by Anodea Judith



Healing and trauma

Warriors at Ease, Combat Sensitive Yoga Training

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga from the Trauma Center of Justice Resource Institute

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Watch the videos and learn more about the panelists from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Panel Discussion on September 20, 2015 on our blog.

Note: The above list of resources was provided by our Trauma-Informed Yoga Panelists.  The yoga therapy components of the articles outlined on this list are based on the yoga therapy related certifications and training of the teachers and/or authors, not derived from Yoga Buzz as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.”