Professional trainings integrating classic yoga, neuroscience research, and somatic therapy, to address trauma and enhance mental well-being and physical health...

Welcome to the work of Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP

                                     BOOK REVIEW:
"In Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone Joann Lutz transforms yoga practices into a neurobiological based therapeutic strategy that facilitates and optimizes health through enhanced autonomic regulation.
This model, which she names Nervous System-Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (NITYA), is the product of an insightful consilience of ancient traditions with contemporary neuroscience.
Embracing the model will lead to deeper understanding of the wisdom embedded in yoga and the powerful neurophysiological impact it may have on rehabilitating mental and physical health. "

Stephen W. Porges, PhD: Distinguished University Scientist, Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

You can purchase the paperback from the publisher at: https://us.singingdragon.com/products/trauma-healing-in-the-yoga-zone  

       UPCOMING                 PROGRAMS


Level One ONLINE, starts Thursday, JULY 27, 11am-12:30 pm, for 8 Thursdays. (except 8/9/23). 12 CEs available for Social Workers, Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Instructors. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be used to receive other types of CEs.

UPDATE! Registration for Level One of the Certification process includes two half-hour private supervision sessions. See the "Upcoming programs" page for Certification requirements.

Level two: for individuals who have taken one of my trainings and would like individual supervision, by appointment, to fine-tune applications of the teachings to their work, resulting in Certification. On-line or in-person.


ONLINE LECTURE/CLASS: Twenty Ways that Integral Yoga is Nervous-System Informed. July 24, 2023, 7-8:30 pm EDT.

FREE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP on Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone by Joann Lutz. September 14, 21, 28, 2023, ONLINE, 8-9 p.m. EDT.
Email Joann at [email protected] for ZOOM link.

TRAINING PROGRAMS IN Integrating Polyvagal Theory with Nervous-System Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga:

1) In-person Weekend program, Sept. 21-23, or Sept. 22-24, (depending upon observance of Yom Kippur.) 2023, Wellfleet, Ma. 12 Hours.

2) Six Mondays evenings, ONLINE, Oct. 2 to Nov. 6,  7 to 9 pm EDT. 12 Hours. Registration deadline, Monday, Oct. 25, 2023. 

3) Tropical Course and Retreat, Dreams Royal Beach Resort, Punta Cana, D.R., Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2024. Two hours of the course and one yoga class each morning. 12 CEs.

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Here is a photo of me signing my book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which took place in Reston, Va. June 15-18. I presented a workshop there, "Working with Targeted Yoga Therapy Interventions to Resolve Nervous System Dysregulation."
Photo Credit: Gina

from Stephen Porges, Shirley Telles,: Sat Bir Singh Khalsa,  Dean Ornish,: Marlysa Sullivan, Jonathan Rosenthal,: Amy Weintraub, Amy Wheeler, and Helene Couvrette on the REVIEWS PAGE. Click below!

  Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT,  YACEP,  developer of “Nervous-System Informed, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga" (NITYA), has been training mental health professionals internationally for 12 years, as well as offering a certification program in this approach. She is the author of the book, Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone, (Handspring, 2021); a research paper, Classical Yoga Postures as Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Autonomic Nervous System Regulation, (Cambridge Scholars Press), and a CE Course, Bringing Yoga into Social Work Practice,  (NASWMA).  She is Certified in Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers; in INTEGRAL YOGA,  in EMDR, and Psychosynthesis, She has been practicing yoga since 1970, and teaching since 1980.

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Joann has just completed a series of videos which are companions to her book. You can purchase them here, as well as register for her new 23-CE Course.

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