Episode 10:

Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault

This episode’s guest is Zabie Yamasaki, the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga. In their conversation, David and Zabie discuss the difference between observing and absorbing adversity and stress in a leadership role; strategies to support self-regulation to best support others; and how the physiological triggers of trauma can be worked with skillfully in body-based contemplative practices.

Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT, is Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga. Zabie is the Program Director of Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA, and created a trauma-informed yoga program that’s being used at over 20 college campuses in the US, including Stanford, USC, and Johns Hopkins, to name a few. Her work has been featured on CNN, NBC News, the Huffington Post, and she is author of the forthcoming book, Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga to Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Supportive Guide for Practitioners from Norton.