Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Cotting School, Lexington, MA

  • 12 Sep 2020
  • 13 Sep 2020
  • Dear MAOT Members,

    The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute is excited to announce its upcoming 2-day workshopSensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing, to be held at Cotting School, Lexington, MA on September 12 & 13, 2020!  Please see the attached flyer and  info below, and feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have. ( People who attend the AOTA Pre-Conference Institute, “An Introduction to Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing” qualify for a special discount to the September workshop as an optional “Part 2”. Please inquire for details.)

    This workshop is most appropriate for occupational therapists who work with adolescents and adults who have fairly good language processing skills.  Occupational therapists who work with children ages 5-12 or students who have cognitive or language delays are encouraged to consider our neSensory and Mindfulness-based Yoga for Learning Environments (S.M.Y.L.E.) program to be held on October 3 & 4 2020, also at Cotting School.  This program follows the same theoretical model and guidelines but focuses on how to present the techniques to children and integrate the practices within the context of a school setting.  You can learn about that program here

    I hope you will decide to take advantage of one or more of these special learning opportunities!


    Lynn (Stoller)

    President, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute

    (339) 225-0084

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

    Tuition: $435/$395 Early Bird (ends July 11) or Group Rate for 2+

    Saturday and Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2020

    Cotting School, Lexington, MA

    Faculty: Lynn Stoller, OT, MS, OTR, C-IAYT, RYT 500/E-RYT 200

    This workshop is especially designed for occupational therapists, licensed mental health professionals, and yoga therapists who would like to learn how to incorporate evidence-based* Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, or related mental health conditions. The course 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, offering opportunities to practice teaching all of the techniques. Some familiarity with yoga is helpful but not required.  Please see the attached flyer or go to our website at for more details!

    The workshop can be used towards National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) renewal requirements for a total of 16 PDUs.

    * The program evolved from the highly successful yoga treatment protocol (co-developed by SEYI founder Lynn Stoller) that was used in the first and as yet only randomized/controlled study of yoga conducted with active duty military personnel, which you can read about here: . 

* The program is also based on the evidence and professional observations presented in the book, Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing, which was written by Lynn Stoller and an outstanding team of expert contributors.  The 296-page book skillfully synthesizes theoretical concepts and research findings from the fields of occupational therapy, trauma psychology, neuroscience, and traditional Eastern yogic philosophy to produce a Transdisciplinary Model for Post-Traumatic Growth for healing symptoms of combat stress, PTSD, or other unresolved trauma or anxiety disorders.  The book has been endorsed by several key opinion leaders, including the internationally renowned PTSD researcher, Dr. Ruth Lanius:

“Congratulations on your excellent book! I love that you bring in the sensory integration piece. We so need this in the field of psychotraumatology! Thank you for your contribution to the field! – Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the PTSD Research Unit at the University of Western Ontario

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:

Our book is now available for purchase! Please go to: If registering for the workshop, please wait for the discount code!


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