Trauma-Informed Yoga + Meditation Course for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Deepen your healing journey through trauma-informed yoga and meditation with The Breathe Network's course for sexual assault survivors.

Embodied Healing: Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation for Survivors of Sexual Assault is 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 deepen their healing through sustainable and holistic practices.

As the only national nonprofit organization with a single focus on connecting sexual assault survivors with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healers, The Breathe Network is a pioneer in the anti-sexual violence movement. Therefore, we are uniquely positioned to deliver a course that is sensitive to the unique vulnerabilities of survivors and also holds up the tremendous strengths of this community.

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.

Beginning to work with somatic/body-based practices like yoga and meditation can feel vulnerable, and this course allows you to participate from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You can move along with us each week, or you can take your time to digest and integrate the materials over a period of months.

This course will support you in nurturing the nonlinear journey of sexual assault recovery by inviting both your body and mind as allies in that process.

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
  • 6 experiential yoga and meditation classes of varying lengths 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 learning from the course content
  • Weekly live calls with The Breathe Network's founder, Molly Boeder Harris, who is also a trauma-informed yoga teacher and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

As a bonus to the course, you will have the option to join our moderated discussion forum through a closed Facebook group.

Yoga teachers who participate in this course can earn 16 non-contact CEs through the Yoga Alliance.

Your instructors:

Melissa Appleton Berry, Kate Busby, Jane Clapp, Hiroko Demichelis, Lisa Erickson, Mark Gerow, Peter Gold, Laura Khoudari, Ryan Maher, Nkem Ndefo, Jennifer Patterson, Jessica Schaffer, Manisha Tare, Lara Veon, Greg Wieting and Zabie Yamasaki


Each week on Sunday evening you will receive an email including the course videos for the week, supplemental reading and/or videos associated with the course content, and a reminder about the live call.

We will meet once a week on Wednesdays at 9am PST for one hour to discuss the course content. These calls will be recorded for later listening.

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) via email. These classes will be a combination of either audio or audio and video.

Course Syllabus:

  • Week 1 - How Trauma Impacts the Nervous System and the Wisdom of Survival
  • Week 2 - The Benefit of Integrating Mind, Body and Soul Inclusive Practices within Trauma Recovery
  • Week 3 - What is Trauma-Informed Yoga and How Can it Increase Resilience After Trauma?
  • Week 4 - What is Trauma-Informed Meditation and How Can it Increase Resilience After Trauma?
  • Week 5 - Compassionate Collaboration with Your Body: Resourcing Before, During and After Triggers and Flashbacks
  • Week 6 - Self-Care: Nourishing the Nonlinear Process of Healing


Course Launch - You will receive your first email of course content on Sunday, November 11th.

Live Zoom Calls - Wednesdays at 9am PST, November 14th, 21st, 28th and December 5th, 12th and 19th.


This course may stir up issues that may cause participants to experience emotional or physical responses that may create stress. The objective of this online course is educational and not psychotherapeutic in nature. It is not intended 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 disorder or injury, please consider if you are in a position to safely participate in the course at this time, and/or consider enlisting the support of a professional who can be a resource to you both during and after the course.

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