David Emerson | CureTalks
Director of Yoga Services at the Trauma Center in Brookline Massachusetts, Dave Emerson is an accomplished yoga instructor and founder of the Black Lotus Yoga Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of yoga to individuals with PTSD. Mr. Emerson 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 instruction with severely traumatized adults with PTSD. Mr. Emerson has extensive experience in the instruction of yoga with PTSD in various populations, and has developed and conducted yoga groups for several rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics throughout the east coast of the United States. In addition to co-authoring several scholarly articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of "Overcoming Trauma through Yoga", released in 2011 by North Atlantic Books.
Yoga for Trauma
At the JRI, they understand trauma as primarily a body thing and not a thinking thing. In other words, traumatized people are not…
Yoga for people suffering from Trauma with David Emerson from JRI
David Emerson from Justice Resource Institute talks about yoga for people suffering from trauma with yoga teachers and experts, Dashama, Micheline Toussaint, and…