Embodied Healing – Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors

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Embodied Healing – Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Sexual Assault Survivors

An Online Course with The Breathe Network

Embodied Healing

Deepen your healing journey through the practices of trauma-informed yoga and meditation with The Breathe Network‘s online course for sexual trauma survivors.

Embodied Healing – Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors of Sexual Assault is an online course co-taught by a team of 16 instructors who are seasoned professionals in the realms of trauma, psychology, sexual assault, yoga and meditation. We have designed this course to be an accessible and empowering way for survivors to embark upon or simply deepen healing practices that are sustainable and holistic.

You’ll not only learn about trauma-informed yoga and meditation from a variety of lenses and instructors, but you will also be introduced to cutting-edge insights on stress and resilience physiology, managing triggers and flashbacks, self-care and more.

We know that beginning to work with somatic/body-based practices like yoga and meditation can feel vulnerable, therefore this course allows you to participate from the comfort of your own home, and also, to move through it at your own pace. You can follow along with us each week, or you can take your time to digest and integrate the materials over a period of months. Our intention was to create a course that can support you in nurturing the nonlinear journey of sexual assault recovery by inviting both your body and mind to that process as intimate allies.

What’s included in this online course:

  • Accessible teachings on nervous system functioning, integrating body-mind practices for healing, an understanding of trauma-informed yoga and meditation, navigating triggers and flashbacks, sustainable self-care and 6 experiential yoga and meditation practices to support a home practice
  • Over a dozen video interviews with experts on the topics of trauma, stress and resilience physiology, holistic healing, yoga and meditation
  • Supporting reading materials selected by our teaching team to enhance the video learning

Our course, is a combination of; psycho-education on how sexual violence and trauma impact the brain, nervous system, and functioning of body and mind, an in-depth look at how yoga and meditation practices can uniquely support an integrated and sustainable approach to healing the wounds of sexual trauma, and importantly, includes lead yoga and meditation practices that will give you a home practice to engage with at any time.

Your Instructors-

Melissa Appleton BerryKate BusbyJane ClappHiroko DemichelisLisa EricksonMark GerowPeter GoldLaura KhoudariRyan MaherNkem NdefoJennifer PattersonJessica SchafferManisha TareLara VeonGreg Wieting and Zabie Yamasaki


Each week you will receive an email including the course videos for the week, supplemental reading, and/or videos associated with the course content.

You will receive 3 yoga practices in varying lengths (10 min, 20 min, 45 min) and you will receive 3 guided meditation practices in varying lengths (5 min, 15 min, 30 min). These will be a combination of either audio or audio and video.


Week 1 – How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 1

Week 2 – How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival Part 2

Week 3- The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 1

Week 4 – The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery Part 2

Week 5 – What Trauma-Informed Yoga Involves and How It Increase Resilience After Trauma

Week 6 – What Trauma-Informed Meditation Involves and How It Can Increase Resilience After Trauma

Week 7 – Compassionate Collaboration with Your Body: Resourcing Before, During and After Triggers and Flashbacks

Week 8 – Self-Care: Nourishing the Nonlinear Process of Healing


Course Launch – You will receive your first email of course content on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Course Fees and Registration- 

The course fee is $395

Equity Pricing/Sliding-Scale Rates are available for this course upon request. We will prioritize access for Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA, Disabled and Low Income survivors.

Please contact Molly at: molly@thebreathenetwork.org with your request.

Registration is now open!


Participating in this course may stir strong or uncomfortable emotional or physical responses. The objective of this online course is educational and explicitly not psychotherapeutic in nature. It is not designed to be a substitute for therapy or any other form of professional consultation. If you have been treated for, or believe you may have suffered from a psychological injury, you may want to consider if you are in a position to participate in the course at this time, and/or consider enlisting the ongoing support of a professional who can be a resource to you during and after the course.