Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing

  • 04 May 2019
  • 05 May 2019
  • Lexington, MA (Cotting School)

The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute

is excited to announce its 2-day workshop:

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing

Sat/Sun May 4 & 5, 2019

Lexington, MA (Cotting School)

This workshop is especially designed for O.T.s, other allied and licensed mental health professionals, yoga therapists and yoga instructors who would like to learn how to incorporate Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, or other unresolved trauma or anxiety disorders.   The course will be presented by Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 with SEYI faculty member Megan Hennessey, M.Ed., RYT, and will present the science/evidence base, theoretical model, guidelines for practice as well as the specific yoga forms, movements, breathing, and meditation techniques to implement the program. Participants will be taught both mat and chair versions of the program, as well as strategies for teaching the program to groups of individuals with mixed mobility levels. The workshop is highly experiential and includes a 133-page, detailed manual.  The course qualifies for 14 NBCOT PDUs/14 Contact Hours and 16 Contact Hours from Yoga Alliance; other professions are pending- please inquire. Yoga experience is helpful but not required.  

The workshop is hosted by the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute, which you can learn about here: and on Facebook, here: .  

The direct link to the Workshop Registration Page is here:

Add your name to our Book Launch list here: 

*** Please feel free to post the attached flyer at your work place, on social media, and/or mail it to people you think may be interested.  Whatever you can do to help spread the word would be greatly appreciated!!***

Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Flyer-MA-MAY 2019 (1).pdf


Lynn Stoller, M.S., OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT 500, E-RYT 200

Lynn is the founding President of the Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute.  She has a special interest in trauma-related sensory processing disorders and yoga as a treatment modality.  Lynn has trained yoga instructors and health professionals in sensory-based yoga techniques for combat stress and PTSD since 2008. Lynn is associate investigator and co-author of the Iraq yoga study, “Effects of Sensory-Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel” (Stoller, Greuel, Cimini, Fowler, and Koomar, Jan/Feb 2012 AJOT).  Her program evolved from the highly successful treatment protocol used in the study, which Lynn co-developed. Lynn was an influential faculty member of two pioneering veteran/military yoga organizations, Yoga Warriors (2008-2011) and Warriors at Ease (2011-2016). Lynn is also an occupational therapist at Cotting School in Lexington, MA, where she first discovered the healing power of yoga for adolescents and young adults who have anxiety, ADHD, sensory modulation disorders, and related ANS disorders.  Lynn is a 300-hr. and 800-hr. graduate of the Integrative Yoga Therapy program, a Level 2 iRest® practitioner, and is also an IAYT-certified yoga therapist and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She has been teaching therapeutic yoga classes for veterans in her local community for several years. 

Megan Hennessey, M.Ed., RYT

Megan has completed several yoga and meditation workshops (including Jon Kabat Zinn’s 8-week course on Mindfulness-based Stressed Reduction) as well as a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Thailand. Megan is in her 4th year teaching a classroom of high school students who have special needs (and high anxiety) at Cotting School. She quickly gained a reputation for her talent of structuring her classroom for promoting effective learning through sensory-based, mindfulness strategies and meditation practices, and has inspired other teachers to follow her lead.   She has presented talks and written articles on the topic and is co-developing the Sensory and Mindfulness-based Yoga for Learning Environments™ (S.M.Y.L.E.) program for SEYI (see website).  Megan will serve as the lab assistant for this workshop.



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