Meet David Emerson

David Emerson is coauthor of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, author of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy, is director of yoga services at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga.”

He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga for adults with treatment-resistant PTSD. Mr. Emerson has developed, conducted, and supervised TSY groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics.

He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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