BodyWise Institute
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Our Story

Our Story


Trauma Recovery Through the Body


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At BodyWise we recognize the biological and emotional benefit of social engagement and connection. 

Research demonstrates that one close childhood friendship has measurable health impacts across a lifetime. We strive to create avenues for deep connection in the classroom and continued relationships post-course completion. 


Our institute is built on a strong foundation of trust. This rock-solid structure allows us to create a safe space for self-development. 

We hold ourselves to a high standard of integrity, 
working with leading experts in each field to bring you programs based on evidence and peer-reviewed research. 



“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct.” -Carl Jung

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning. Research by Dr. David Whitebread of Cambridge University shows that play increases brain development and establishes new neural connections. We therefore strive to incorporate play and experiential exercises into our courses.

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We believe in and foster the innate possibilities within our facilitators, students, and teammates.

Self-development, deep inquiry, healing, and transpersonal relating are woven into the very fabric of our professional training and office culture.

We believe it is unethical to guide the growth of others without taking strong accountability for our own, therefore each year we host a retreat designed for our facilitators’ growth and development.



It is a privilege to make the world a better place.

Each year we award 100 training scholarships to those with demonstrated need and those who wish to volunteer in underrepresented communities.  

A portion of earnings from all training is donated to our sister organization BodyWise Foundation, a nonprofit that researches trauma-informed yoga in refugee camps and cities across the USA. The foundation also provides free trauma-informed yoga to survivors of trauma.



We offer scholarships to those with demonstrated need.

Our scholarships are awarded to those with demonstrated need and those who volunteer in underserved communities.


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