Brendon Abram, RYT500, EYT200, completed 40 hours of trauma sensitive yoga training with David Emerson from the Trauma Center of Brookline Massachusetts. He was also trained by the Veterans Yoga Project to teach yoga to those living with trauma related disorders. He was a member of a joint Queens University/Royal Military College of Canada team that studied the
Kellie Dearman is a certified yoga teacher (Still Point) with seventeen years of teaching experience (9000+ hours). She has taken over 60 hours of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher training, and incorporates key elements of TSY in her general Hatha yoga classes.
As an Associate at Trent View Counselling from 2016-2022, Kellie worked with a clinical psychologist to help Canadian Forces veterans affected by PTSD and other stress-related conditions learn how to regulate their mood through yoga and mindfulness practices. She has co-facilitated training with the Real You, a private organization based in Ottawa that provides holistic health services to Ottawa
Police Services and other first responders, and delivered
trauma-sensitive yoga to women serviced by
Three Oaks Foundation, an organization that provides
shelter and support for abused woman and children
in the Belleville and Quinte West area. Kellie
also receives private clients through other area
clinicians for one-on-one or small group practice.
She teaches 8 trauma sensitive public yoga
classes each week in Belleville and Stirling,
Ontario and is the owner of Aware Yoga.
Kellie and Brendon have also partnered
together to deliver mindfulness, meditation and
yoga retreats to the general public.
effects that yoga may have on men and women recovering from exposure to operational trauma. As an associate at Trentview Counselling he worked with a clinical psychologist for five years to help veterans with trauma related conditions learn how to regulate their mood through yoga and mindfulness practices. Brendon is also the author of “Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga – A Practical Guide” publishedby North Atlantic Books and distributed byPenguin Random House. He currently provides
trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness consultation
and services to Highland Shore’s Children’s Aid,
the Belleville Sexual Assault Centre, the Belleville
City Police and the Real You, a private
organization based in Ottawa that provides
holistic health services to Ottawa Police
Services and other first responders. He
teaches two public trauma sensitive yoga
classes each week at Get Yoga in
Brendon was co-owner with his wife Leslie
Abram, of Get Yoga, a busy community
yoga studio, now closed due to COVID,
in downtownTrenton, Ontario.
I found this training to be incredibly
informative and valuable.
The structure was well-designed and the
material clearly presented.
It was a great blend of presentation
MK ~ Toronto