Trauma-Informed Yoga


Chronic stress and trauma can imprint itself within the body,
and be released through somatic movement.
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Join this Trauma-Informed Yoga Program with over 30,000 therapists and clients, discovering practical 10-minute guided yoga routines to help you to:

  • Process and resolve leftover trauma symptoms lingering in the body
  • Safely shift out of emotional numbness and gently process trauma
  • Calm the dysregulated nervous system
  • Break away from anxiety and fear through movement and breath
  • Build resilience to triggers and use grounding techniques to help reclaim inner safety 


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in our programs


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supports a survivor of abuse

After trauma, we may feel like a stranger in our own bodies. 

Experiences of trauma can make us feel out of touch with our inner selves. We may feel aware of what is happening around us but numb to what is happening within us. 

This can cause our memories of trauma to surface unexpectedly, taking the form of flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and nightmares. 

Trauma-informed yoga can help us create a safe dialogue between our minds, experiences, and bodies. 

Trauma-informed yoga integrates movement, breathing, and mindfulness with trauma-relevant features. Specific attention is given to cultivating feelings of safety, empowerment, and trust.

Research done with military personnel, survivors of intimate partner violence, veterans, and tsunami survivors indicates that trauma-informed yoga can help alleviate symptoms of PSTD (Price et al., 2017).

Our bodies can act as a safe channel through which to explore challenging feelings, such as anxiety, fear, numbness, anger, and shame. 

Instead of avoiding or suppressing difficult emotions, trauma-informed yoga can help us find strength in our vulnerability. 

Trauma-informed yoga heals and nourishes the connection between our minds and bodies. A significant body of research points to its benefits: 

Yoga has been shown to improve sleep, exercise, and diet, and at the same time, reduce pain, alcohol use, and reliance on medication (Braun et al., 2021; Tibbitts et al., 2021). 

Studies show that trauma-informed yoga helps to alleviate feelings of shame and self-objectification and instead cultivates resilience to stress, emotional regulation, self-compassion, and making healthier choices in response to feelings (Braun et al. 2021; Tibbitts et al., 2021).

Frequently practicing yoga in the home has been associated with further increased benefits (Price et al., 2017). 

Trauma-informed yoga offers powerful lifelong tools for healing. 

This is why Rewire Trauma Therapy has curated a specialized trauma-informed program as a meaningful addition to your trauma-healing toolbox.

Inside, the program contains 11 expert-led theory modules to offer insight into the healing benefits of trauma-informed yoga for trauma healing. Furthermore, our trauma-informed yoga instructors will guide you through 8 yoga routines in a simple video format so that you or your clients can follow along and begin integrating yoga into your healing journey.



Introducing Trauma-Informed Yoga: Practical Trauma-Informed Yoga Routines 



Eight Practical Trauma-Informed Yoga Routines, Adapted To All Levels:

Technique 1: Rooting Into The Present Moment Safely

Start with this gentle orienting practice which uses the awareness of the five senses to help keep focused and calm in the present moment.

Technique 2: Reconnecting To Our Body's Wisdom

In this practice experiment with different positions to reconnect with the body and breath to foster awareness and non-judgment toward sensations.

Technique 3: Moving Therapeutically

Nurture a sense of self-leadership and release tension in this practice, firstly with gentle seated yoga movements followed by mat work.

Technique 4: Regulating Through Prickly Emotions And Experiences

In this yoga flow, practice how to approach those difficult sensations which are often avoided through gentle titration towards and gentle titration away.

Technique 5: Rising Through And Beyond Trauma

In this practice make use of affirmations and Standing yoga movements to foster and nurture feelings of self-esteem, worthiness, and presence.

Technique 6: Creating Thoughtful Boundaries

In this yoga flow practice honoring and acknowledging personal boundaries by translating them into physical movements.

Technique 7: Trauma-Informed Yoga For Healthy Boundaries 

Develop your ability to set boundaries gently but firmly. Use this flow when you feel like your boundaries have been invaded and you want to push back.

Technique 8: Healing A Grieving Heart Through Trauma-Informed Yoga

Realign the energy of your heart to help heal from grief and heartache. Call on this compassion-centered practice when you are feeling overwhelmed or heartsore.

Ten Bonus Yoga Flows

We invite you to engage in these additional yoga flows which can be practiced to foster the body-mind connection and create a sense of calm

Seven Bonus Meditations

Deepen your yoga experience by incorporating these additional meditations into your routine. Explore each chakra through expertly crafted meditations designed to balance and align these vital energy points.

+ 5 Expert Integration Modules:

Module 1: Understanding Trauma-Informed Yoga With Candice Clark (43-min)

  • Differentiating Trauma-Informed Yoga 
  • Outlining the Trauma-Informed Yoga model
  • Common misconceptions of Trauma-Informed Yoga

Module 2: Outlining The Healing Benefits Of Trauma-Informed Yoga With Candice Clark (36-min)

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga to create agency 
  • Understanding the link between bilateral movements and neural activity
  • Outlining how TIY activates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga to create interoceptive awareness

Module 3: Outlining The Do’s And Don’ts Of Facilitating Trauma-Informed Yoga With Candice Clark (31-min)

  • Understanding when yoga can cause harm
  • Outlining the do’s and don’ts of facilitating TIY
  • Discussing case study examples
  • Outlining the key tips of TIY for therapists and survivors

Module 4: Trauma-Informed Yoga Techniques For Practitioners And Survivors With Candice Clark (24-min)

  • Outlining trauma-informed yoga techniques for therapists and survivors

Module 5: An Introduction To The Characteristics Of Trauma-Informed Yoga With Kirsten Wilkinson (36-min)

  • Exploring how TIY can be accessible to all 
  • How to find and look for training 
  • Key takeaways and elements of TIY

Module 6: The Possibilities Of Trauma-Informed Yoga With Kirsten Wilkinson (33-min)

  • An introduction to trauma through a somatic lens 
  • Explore the differences between trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive
  • Understanding how yoga supports trauma restoration 
  • the symptoms of trauma addressed in TIY 
  • TIY and addiction 

Module 7: Practical Examples Of Trauma Informed Yoga Techniques With Kirsten Wilkinson (36-min)

  • Explore 7 actionable techniques 
  • Follow along exercises 

Module 8: Introduction To Trauma-Informed Yoga With Manasa Kanithi (27-min)

  • Somatic experiencing
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Trembling exercises

Module 9: Important Considerations When Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga With Manasa Kanithi (22-min)

  • Create a safe holding space that is not overwhelming
  • Provide emotional support
  • Remove Distraction
  • Consider the language used

Module 10: Seated Trauma-Informed Yoga Practices With Manasa Kanithi (40-min)

  • Implements seated movement
  • Bring the mind and body into harmony
  • Use movement to work through emotions

Module 11: Integration With Tanya Zajdel (8-min)

  • Gender-neutral descriptors
  • Permissive yoga
  • Observe how particular wording can elicit an emotional response
  • Reflect on why this might be 

Somatic Sensations & Body Scan Guide

Body scans are somatic practices that often elicit bodily sensations or emotions. This comprehensive guide includes:

  • A list of the different emotions and sensations that arise

  • A guide on what to do if no emotions or sensations arise

  • Steps and suggestions on how to manage overwhelming sensations or emotions that may arise from body scans

Our Programs Come With:

  • A private supportive community

  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates

  • Technical support via email and messenger

  • Start at any time at your own pace

  • A 72-hour money-back guarantee

  • A 30-day program exchange policy

Register Here for $240

You’ll get all 11 expert-led modules, 8 trauma-informed yoga routines, 10 bonus yoga flows, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Meaningful Feedback

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“It helps me to feel the body and everything that happens in it, to slow down, and be focused. I found the tools of Rewire Therapy very practical and it suits me.” 


Milena Blankman, Survivor
"I would think if someone was new to therapy, these exercises would help calm their mind and body so they could be more vulnerable and become more conscious and aware of their thoughts and feelings. This is a great program and I hope people take advantage of it."

Matt Domyancic, Medically Retired Cop
"I notice that I am 'tolerating' more feelings and exploring them as being transient, also to see if they are information for the here and now or something else. The approach is so gentle that I forget the power of that. I am grateful and get that this is ongoing."

Liz Gow, Survivor
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"The course was presented in a very fresh, interesting, and informative way. The panel was extremely caring, professional, and engaging. The theory, exercises, and bonus program exercises were a beautiful way to present such rich information."

Rita Ehrman, Survivor
"The tools I learned in your program helped me to feel less anxious, more connected to my body, helped me to sleep better, and have a little less pain. I will come back to these tools throughout my day and look forward to re-watching the videos."
Tracie Jones, Survivor
"I found the videos were easy to fit in because they are short and didn’t overwhelm me. I began to look forward to the calm and peace it would bring to my body to follow along with a drama or art therapy technique."

Tikeke Ziemer, Survivor
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“Thank you so much for creating and sharing such a helpful and inspiring program and for making it affordable as well.” 


Tracie Jones, Survivor

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You’ll get all 11 expert-led modules, 8 trauma-informed yoga routines, 10 bonus yoga flows, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Meet The Experts

Tanya Zajdel


Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.

Tanya is a mental health worker, a women’s health nurse, and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connections in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.

Her techniques combine various proven therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including somatic therapy, yoga, drama therapy, dance therapy, CBT, qigong, EMDR, vagal toning, authentic movement, and a combination of expressive, creative art therapies.


Candice Clark


Candice Clark is a licensed counselor and yoga therapist that specializes in trauma and mental health. She has worked with numerous individuals and on group therapy programs in South Africa and internationally, supporting the recovery from psychological trauma. She is currently completing her Master's thesis on trauma-sensitive yoga in the South African context. She trains local psychologists, counselors, and yoga teachers on this methodology.


Deirdre O Connor


As a trauma-informed somatic therapist, counselor, and movement therapist I have always had a keen interest in how our bodies reflect and somatize our thoughts and feelings. This fascination and exploration have spanned almost three decades, over 3,000 hours of training, and working with thousands of students and clients in this field.

As a body-based therapist, I embraced Craniosacral Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy as ways of working with our earliest emotional wounds. I’ve trained in the NeouroAffective Polyvagal Trauma-Informed work of Dr. Aline LaPierre which works through attuned touch, presence, and somatic dialogue to meet those places in us that can continue to hold trauma in the muscular bracing patterns of anxiety and long-term stress.

Manasa Kanithi

M.S., E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Manasa Kanithi's first teachers of yoga, meditation, and Sanskrit were her parents. Her training began at the tender age of five. Her interest in culture and science led her to complete her undergraduate studies at the USF Honors College with a major in Classics (Ancient Greek/Latin Studies) and a minor in Chemistry. She also carries a Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies, a graduate certificate in Ageing and Neurosciences, and has a Master in Medical Sciences.

Manasa's own experiences led her to create an innovative and unique form of trauma-informed yoga practice which she identified with on a deeper level and which was soothing to her students who survived trauma and adversity. Manasa is currently in medical school, continuing her journey as a healer.


Register Here for $240

You’ll get all 11 expert-led modules, 8 trauma-informed yoga routines, 10 bonus yoga flows, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Braun, T. D., Uebelacker, L. A., Ward, M., Holzhauer, C. G., McCallister, K., & Abrantes, A. (2021). “We really need this”: Trauma-informed yoga for Veteran women with a history of military sexual trauma. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 59, 102729.

Hagen, I., Skjelstad, S., & Nayar, U. S. (2021). “I Just Find It Easier to Let Go of Anger”: Reflections on the Ways in Which Yoga Influences How Young People Manage Their Emotions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Price, M., Spinazzola, J., Musicaro, R., Turner, J., Suvak, M., Emerson, D., & van der Kolk, B. (2017). Effectiveness of an Extended Yoga Treatment for Women with Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(4), 300–309.

Tibbitts, D. C., Aicher, S. A., Sugg, J., Handloser, K., Eisman, L., Booth, L. D., & Bradley, R. D. (2021). Program evaluation of trauma-informed yoga for vulnerable populations. Evaluation and Program Planning, 88, 101946.
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