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Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Canada Faculty 

Caelin Nadin, C-IAYT, ERYT 500 TIYT

Faculty & Director of TIYT Canada Training


Caelin Nadin is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) who specializes treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and chronic pain, working in a collaborative team at True North Psychological Services in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Caelin is also certified as a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist (TIYT). Caelin first came to yoga in search of relief from symptoms of severe anxiety. After having found such a profound effect from the practice, she has made it her life’s purpose to assist others in finding relief through yoga. Caelin offers the Overcome Anxiety Clinic across Nova Scotia in studios, schools and various health care settings.

Caelin is registered with the Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and is a graduate of the 800 hr Professional Yoga Therapy program from Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). Caelin completed a 1000 hr mentorship with Genevieve Yellin and certifications in Radiant Child Yoga level 1 & 2, LifeForce Yoga Practitioner (LFYP-1), to name a few. Caelin’s educational background includes undergraduate studies in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. Caelin completed studies in Somatic Yoga with Eleanor Criswell Hanna and continues attending various Trauma Training Seminars. She is also trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and continues to study with Somatic Experiencing Internation.

Caelin is Faculty and Canadian Director of TIYT, currently coordinating trainings in TIYT throughout Canada and the collaboration of research in Canada and the US. Caelin lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her Irish husband, Patrick, and her rockstar daughter, Rachel.

Susan Anderson, MHSA, RYT 500, TIYT

Faculty & Assistant Director of TIYT Canada Training


Susan is an advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga, trauma-informed yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist in training (Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy). After achieving her 200-hour teacher training, she became drawn to the thought of using yoga to help people with specific health conditions and has been working toward a professional yoga therapy certification ever since. Susan obtained her trauma-informed yoga teacher certification and Overcome Anxiety Facilitator license™ from TIYT Canada during its first Canadian training in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2017. She found the training unexpectedly powerful and transformational. Now delivering the Overcome Anxiety Clinic™ and trauma informed yoga is a passion and has become the cornerstone of her therapeutic yoga service offerings. Susan is a member of the Canadian Yoga Alliance, the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association and a student member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).


Susan spent the first 25 years of her career working in the field of health policy and planning with provincial departments of health, regional and district health authorities and national not-for-profit organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health services administration.


Susan is based in Ottawa where her service offerings include yoga classes for seniors, therapeutically focused yoga classes/series for groups and individuals, including the Overcome Anxiety Clinic™. She lives with her avid-cyclist husband, Ian, Jr., a goaltending son, William, talented watercolour-artist mother Rachel, and Pearl and Penny (dog and cat)!

Genevieve Yellin, ERYT 500, C-IAYT

Founder, Director & Faculty - all trainings

Genevieve is a Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapy. She is also certified through Yoga Alliance as an ERYT 500, Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT). In addition to Integrative Yoga Therapy 1000 hr studies, her training includes, but is not limited to, myofascial studies (KMI), Adaptive Yoga (Karen Clarke, Matthew Sanford), Spinal Integration, Restorative, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Svastha Yoga with Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim in Chennai India, Vipassana Meditation, Mindfulness Studies, Holistic Nutrition and Reiki. She is currently studying with and collaborating with Somatics-Yoga founder Eleanor Criswell in developing a Trauma Release Protocol for Yoga Therapists.


Genevieve’s professional background as an environmental research scientist (biochemistry) in the University system, before transitioning to full-time Yoga Therapy practice is evident in her approach to yoga therapy. Her teaching serves as an accessible bridge between the ancient teachings of Yoga and modern medical sciences. Genevieve is a Faculty member of both Inner Peace Yoga Therapy and Kripalu’s Integrative Yoga Therapy 800 hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification programs, as well as Community Yoga’s Trauma Informed training for Social Services.


Genevieve is the Founder/Director of The Overcome Anxiety Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers training to those who serve underserved communities, funds Yoga programs that serve the underserved and offers the very successful Overcoming Anxiety Clinic: A Holistic and Natural Approach. Her TIYT work is extensive, with a concentration in addiction/chemical dependancy, Chronic pain, cancer care, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, care-takers, pulmonary rehabilitation, and cardiac rehabilitation. Genevieve has five wonderful grown children and resides in Austin with Bob, Gunny-Bear, Moose & Cleo (husband, dogs and cat).

Trionne Barnett, C-IAYT, ERYT 500 TIYT

Faculty Member

Trionne began her journey with yoga in 2002 and is a 2013 graduate of the Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapy program. (PYT). She is also registered as a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist (TIYT). Having completed the 65 Hour Advanced Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Training at Sundara Yoga Therapy in 2013. She teaches yoga therapy at Carrollton Springs Mental Health Facility and is the Stress Management Specialist for the Dean Ornish Program for reversing Heart Disease at Texas Health Resources in Plano.Offering Yoga Therapy, Private, Group and Corporate yoga classes to suit the needs of the students. Class focus is on moving mindfully and breathing into each posture suggesting the body “allow” the movement without force. Linking movement with breath creates a moving meditation that calms and strengthens the mind, body and soul. Each pose requires undoing, requiring no goal, and going with the body, rather than pushing or telling the body what to do.

Dr. Jessica Byron, M.D., RYT-500, C-IAYT, TIYT

Primary Faculty-all trainings

Dr. Jessica Byron has 30 years of medical experience practicing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jessica is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists she completed her Integrative Yoga Therapy internship with Genevieve Yellin. She is also a registered Yoga Teacher at the 500hr level (RYT500) through the Yoga Alliance. She has been a student of yoga and meditation for over 20 years. Jessica completed her initial yoga teacher training with Swami Maha-Tarananda,and studied meditation with Sri Eknath Easwaran of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. She subsequently studied Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph & Lilian Le Page) and Functional Yoga Therapy (Maria Mendola), and completed her Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy certification (Genevieve Yellin). She completed a two-year program with Tacheria in Interfaith spirituality, learning about various paths for companioning others on their journeys in health and wholeness.


Jessica has served on the teaching faculty for Yoga Connection’s Personal Meditation, Yoga Program and Hatha Teacher Training Program, as a guest speaker for Integrative Yoga Therapy’s 500 hr certification program. Jessica is currently a primary faculty member of Sundara’s Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy training. Now with Healing Path Yoga, LLC, Jessica is offering yoga, meditation, aqua yoga, and yoga therapy for groups or individual’s, using the yoga tradition’s integrative tools for self-aware transformation of body, mind and spirit. Jessica serves as an Advisory Board Member for the non-profit, Overcome Anxiety Project. Jessica’s Trauma informed work includes, but is not limited to: education coordinator in transitional housing (addiction & imprisonment), advisor for sexual assault and relationship violence, and coordinator for community response to reduce violent crimes against women. Jessica has two grown children and resides in Tucson with her husband (Jim).

Dr. Keri Heilman, PhD

Distinguished Faculty - Neuroscience & Research


Keri J. Heilman, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lake Forest College and her doctorate in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. As a student and now colleague of Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Dr. Heilman has been conducting research based on the Polyvagal Theory since 2000, and regularly consults and provides training workshops for researchers and clinicians who are interested social behavior, particularly, in individuals who have experienced trauma or anxiety (2-4hr).

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