Trauma Sensitive Yoga Resources

FREE Veterans Online Yoga Class

Each Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm through Come Back Yoga. Please visit Come Back Yoga for the Zoom link. The goal of this class is to provide more comfort in the body and ease in the mind. A class will typically consist of 5 minutes of breath work, 50 minutes spent in the physical poses of yoga and 15 minutes of guided relaxation.


Yoga Resources for the Military

Find out more about the research on yoga and its affects on PTSD through Warriors At Ease

iRest™ is a "research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions & thought patterns and calms the nervous system. iRest™ reduces: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, & Chemical Dependency" Practicing iRest™ regularly throughout the week can compliment your once-a-week yoga class. Find out more about iRest™

Comeback Yoga was founded in 2014, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that delivers free yoga classes to help military personnel, their families and supporters develop resiliency in response to their life experience that may include post-traumatic stress


Reading Resources

The iRest™ Porgram for Healing PTSD: A Prove-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Mediation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma by Richard C. Miller, PhD (43 healing meditations that compliment this book can be found at

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kulk

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper, PhD

Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering by Mary NurrieStearns & Rick NurrieStearns

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PhD

Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans edited by Carol Horton, PhD

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of the Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD

Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh, Phd

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor


Yin Yoga Resources

Yin Yoga: Principals and Practice

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Your Body Your Yoga by Bernie Clark

Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers