Yael Calhoun. MA, MS, is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT and RCYT, which means that she completed the yoga teacher training at an active RYS.
Yael Calhoun, MA, MS, E-RYT is a long time educator and author, with a strong background in education and teaching yoga as a tool to deal with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety and compassion fatigue. She is a writer/series editor of over a dozen books and has developed books, DVDs/CDs, and training manuals on yoga, including yoga for trauma, refugees, special needs, children, seniors, caregivers, classrooms, and cancer survivors.
Yael started the trauma-sensitive yoga program at the Salt Lake VA, which grew to 6 classes a week and includes 2 classes for pain management.
Yael’s education includes an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a Master’s of Arts in Education from SCSU, and a Master’s of Science from University of Rhode Island. In addition, Yael is an experienced certified yoga instructor (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance and trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center, Trauma Justice Institute.