Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Teacher Training
Our original course focused on training yoga teachers and clinicians how to bring evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga methods into their work.
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Sharing Practices of Mindful Resilience & Recovery

Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress and other psychological difficulties.

Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active duty military across the US and Canada.

It is evidence-informed and the practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about post-traumatic stress and its treatment.  Clinical testing was based on feedback from hundreds of veterans and active duty service members receiving treatment at residential and outpatient treatment programs.

    Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider       

Yoga Alliance (17.5 CE hrs), IAYT (20 CE hrs), and NBCC (15.75 CE hrs) Continuing Education Credits Available
Must be present during all sessions to receive full credit.

In this training, you will explore:

  • The development, course, and consequences of trauma-related disorders

  • The psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma-related disorders and how yoga fits into an integrative treatment approach

  • Special considerations and cautions when providing yoga therapy to veterans and other trauma-affected individuals

  • Specific practices, guiding principles, and resources found to be helpful for veterans coping with trauma, including a detailed treatment manual with an empirically-informed, clinically-tested 12-week protocol.

  • Access to a downloadable electronic copy of the Mindful Resilience Yoga for Veterans Recovering from Trauma practice guide

This Veterans Yoga Project training consists of a balance of practice and lecture/discussion.  At the end of the training, participants will understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders, how those symptoms are related to underlying neurobiology, and how to use this understanding to most effectively teach individuals recovering from trauma.   

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Thorough understanding of trauma, PTS(D) diagnosis and symptoms; How Mindful Resilience can benefit those with PTS(D)
  • Thorough understanding of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma; How Mindful Resilience can help someone recognize, reverse, and prevent symptoms
  • Thorough understanding of the structure and function of the Autonomic Nervous System; how PTS(D) effects ANS functioning; how Mindful Resilience can improve ANS functioning and PTS(D) symptoms
  • Thorough understanding of the role Executive Functioning plays in PTS(D) and how Mindful Resilience how improve Executive functioning
  • Thorough understanding of Perception, Interoception, and Neuroception; how these interplay with PTS(D) symptoms and how Mindful Resilience can improve interoceptive skills
  • Thorough understanding of the Veterans Administration treatment structures, approach to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and evidence-based treatments for PTS(D); how Mindful Resilience complements evidence-based treatments
  • Thorough understanding of military culture, military-specific stressors and obstacles to mental health



MRT TRAINING: Yoga Bliss Studio
Colorado Springs, CO
July 21-23, 2023

Columbia, SC
July 21-25, 2023

MRT TRAINING: Heartland Yoga
Iowa City, IA
August 11-13, 2023

NEW MRT TRAINING: Wilmington Yoga Center
Wilmington, NC
August 18-20, 2023

Buffalo, NY (Williamsville)
September 8 – 10, 2023

September 29 – October 1, 2023

NEW MRT TRAINING: Sonder Whole Fitness
Owings, MD (near Washington, DC)
October 13 – 15, 2023

December 4 – 8, 2023

Scholarships are available for veterans or active duty service members, as well as families and professional caregivers/clinicians of veterans.


To stay informed about future Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery class dates, please register below. To apply for scholarships for future classes, please complete the application.

    Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider       

Yoga Alliance (17.5 CE hrs), IAYT (20 CE hrs), and NBCC (15.75 CE hrs) Continuing Education Credits Available
Must be present during all sessions to receive full credit.