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Library of Resources

Here you’ll find a curated library of recommended readings and resources on trauma, social justice, yoga and spirituality.

Resources

FOR OUR TRAININGS

A selection of readings and articles recommended for those joining our Trauma-Informed Yoga & Embodied Social Change trainings.

Books

  • Bessel van der Kolk – The Body Keeps the Score
  • David Emerson – Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga
  • Resmaa Menakem – My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Articles

TRAUMA, YOGA & SOMATICS

Books

  • Resmaa Menakem – My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Dr. Gail Parker – Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma 
  • Stephen Porges – The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory
  • Deb Dana – The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy
  • Bessel van der Kolk – The Body Keeps the Score
  • Babette Rothschild – The Body Remembers
  • Peter Levine – Waking the Tiger & In An Unspoken Voice
  • Daniel Siegel – Interpersonal Neurobiology & MindSight
  • David Emerson – Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga & Trauma-Sensitive Yoga In Therapy
  • Kathy Kain & Stephen Terrell – Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward From Developmental Trauma – An Integrated Somatic Approach
  • Stacie K. Haines – The Politics of Trauma
  • Renee Linklater – Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies
  • Diane Poole Heller – The Power of Attachment
  • Dr. Arielle Schwartz – books and blog on trauma-informed somatic therapies
SOCIAL JUSTICE & ANTI-OPPRESSION

Anti-Racism Guides & Workbooks

Short Videos, Articles & Podcast Interviews

Books

  • Ibram X. Kendi – How to Be An Antiracist
  • Layla F. Saad – Me & White Supremacy
  • Angela Davis – Women, Race & Class
  • Angela Davis – Freedom is a Constant Struggle
  • Audre Lorde – The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
  • bell hooks – Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Ijeoma Oluo – So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Resmaa Menakem – My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Robin DiAngelo – White Fragility
  • Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender  
  • Reverend Angel Kyodo williams – Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation
  • Michelle C. Johnson – Skill In Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World
  • Adrienne Maree Brown – Pleasure Activism
  • Adrienne Maree Brown – Emergent Strategy
  • Kazu Haga – Healing Resistance
  • Recommended Readings from People of Colour – collated by Rachel Cargle (over 800 books)

Podcasts

  • Irresistible with Kate Werning 
  • CTZNWell with Kerri Kelly
  • OnBeing with Krista Tippett
  • Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast with Erika Hart and Ebony Donnley

Websites & Resources

AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

Compiled Resource Lists

Books 

  • Judy Atkinson – Trauma Trails, Recreating the Songlines: The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia
  • Tyson Yunkaporta – Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
  • Bruce Pascoe – Dark Emu
  • Bob Randall – Songman (autobiography)
  • Clare Land – Decolonising Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

Current Articles

Websites & Training