Professional trainings integrating classic yoga, neuroscience research, and somatic therapy, to address trauma and enhance mental well-being and physical health...
Welcome to the work of Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP
"In Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone Joann Lutz transforms yoga practices into a neurobiological based therapeutic strategy that facilitates and optimizes health through enhanced autonomic regulation.
This model, which she names Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA), is the product of an insightful consilience of ancient traditions with contemporary neuroscience.
Embracing the model will lead to deeper understanding of the wisdom embedded in yoga and the powerful neurophysiological impact it may have on rehabilitating mental and physical health. "
Stephen W. Porges, PhD: Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
You can purchase the paperback from the publisher at: https://us.singingdragon.com/products/trauma-healing-in-the-yoga-zone.
GROUP CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
ONLINE, starts Thursday, JULY 27, 11am-12:30 pm, for 8 Thursdays. (except 8/9/23).
12 CEs available for Social Workers, Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Instructors. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be used to receive other types of CEs.
UPDATE! Registration for Level One of the Certification process includes two half-hour private supervision sessions. See the "Upcoming programs" page for Certification requirements.
Level two: for individuals who have taken one of my trainings and would like individual supervision, by appointment, to fine-tune applications of the teachings to their work, resulting in Certification. On-line or in-person.
ONLINE LECTURE/CLASS: Twenty Ways that Integral Yoga is Nervous-System Informed. July 24, 2023, 7-8:30 pm EDT.
FREE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP on Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone by Joann Lutz. September 14, 21, 28, 2023, ONLINE, 8-9 p.m. EDT.
Email Joann at [email protected] for ZOOM link.
TRAINING PROGRAMS IN Integrating Polyvagal Theory with Nervous-System Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga:
1) In-person Weekend program, Sept. 21-23, or Sept. 22-24, (depending upon observance of Yom Kippur.) 2023, Wellfleet, Ma. 12 Hours.
2) Six Mondays evenings, ONLINE, Oct. 2 to Nov. 6, 7 to 9 pm EDT. 12 Hours. Registration deadline, Monday, Oct. 25, 2023.
3) Tropical Course and Retreat, Dreams Royal Beach Resort, Punta Cana, D.R., Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2024. Two hours of the course and one yoga class each morning. 12 CEs.
Here is a photo of me signing my book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which took place in Reston, Va. June 15-18. I presented a workshop there, "Working with Targeted Yoga Therapy Interventions to Resolve Nervous System Dysregulation."
Photo Credit: Gina Barrett