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Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., R.Y.T. | Yoga


Yael Calhoun, MA, MS, 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 manuals on yoga, including yoga for trauma, autism, children, seniors, caregivers, classrooms, and cancer survivors.  Yael is the co-founder and Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga, a 501c3 nonprofit charity, dedicated to bringing the benefits of yoga to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings, including: schools, prisons, community organizations/groups, substance abuse recovery centers, senior centers, and caregiving.


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 a certified yoga instructor (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and is certified in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (The Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute).

Yael currently does CEU professional development and in-service trainings on yoga for compassion fatigue and trauma/vicarious trauma for many area health care providers, including the VA, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, SHIM, Primary Children’s Hospital, the University of Utah, USPAN, and Valley Mental Health.