A practical, hands-on, experienced-based guide for teaching trauma-sensitive yoga
BRENDON ABRAM is a 30 year veteran of the Canadian Forces who served with the United Nations in El Salvador and NATO in Bosnia. A Yoga Alliance registered EYT (experienced yoga teacher), he has trained with David Emerson, is certified by the Trauma Centre in Boston to teach trauma sensitive yoga, and has taught yoga to United States Military veterans with PTSD. He was also an instructor for a research study that examined the effects of yoga on people recovering from operational trauma. As an associate at Trent View Counselling in Trenton, Ontario, Abram has worked under the direct supervision of a clinical psychologist for the past three years to teach yoga-based self-regulation practices to those living with trauma and other stress related disorders. He has worked with military veterans, first responders, and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Applying what he has learned in the clinic, Abram frequently teaches trauma sensitive yoga at teacher trainings and Yoga Alliance certified workshops to yoga teachers and mental health care professionals.
"Brendon's clear, concise book zeroes in on some key aspects of how
we can make yoga accessible to and useful for people who have
experienced various forms of physical and psychological trauma.
This is a key contribution to a growing field."
--David Emerson, director of yoga services for the Justice Resource Institute and coauthor of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga