The Science and Social Context of Trauma, Embodiment, & Resilience


Recent revelations have brought sexual trauma and PTSD to the surface in the yoga, mindfulness, and larger world. This Masterclass will address trauma as a systems issue. We’ll cover the social context of sexual trauma in relation to race, gender, ability, and vulnerable bodies.

We’ll address:

  • important concepts related to power dynamics, proprioception, and language.the emerging new science of posttraumatic stress
  • the five components of embodiment (and how trauma affects each)
  • the body archive of trauma
  • reflections on the use of touch and therapeutic language in yoga classes and one-on-one sessions


Participants will understand trauma’s social context, its impact on the five key elements of body awareness, and embodiment as a healing methodology.