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Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Jan 17, 2011

Mind-Body-Spirit News

For those interested in teaching or simply learning about trauma-sensitive yoga as a way to help survivors of abuse, accidents or war, a new book is available. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body (North Atlantic Books, April 2011) by David Emerson, RYT, and Elizabeth Hopper, PhD, offers a mind-body healing approach written for yoga instructors, clinicians and survivors. For more information, go to



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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at