Eleanor Bramwell

The BodyWise Group

BodyWise is committed to healing trauma through the body,
utilizing trauma-informed yoga.

The BodyWise Group is headed by Eleanor Bramwell, and contains the BodyWise Foundation and the BodyWise Institute. The group will soon encompass the BodyWise Podcast and the BodyWise Center.


We recognize the body's unique role in healing trauma.


We offer evidence-based and experiential trainings to those on the front lines of trauma: yoga teachers, school teachers, fire fighters, social workers and more.


Our free 8-week trauma resolution program for survivors utilizes trauma-informed yoga to serve neglected children, sexual assault survivors, torture survivors, refugees, veterans, those in addiction recovery, etc.


We have created meaningful partnerships with agencies like the Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma, the Center for Victims of Torture, and the US Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Refugee Resettlement.


We are running a research study on trauma-informed yoga (the second study ever!):

  • our pilot launched with the Veterans Administration
  • our second panel will explore the efficacy for sexual assault survivors


BodyWise is an International Program, sending teams of trauma specialists to developing countries to train crisis workers.

Our first year we served Syrian Refugee Children, and Female Genital Mutilation Survivors in Africa.

To learn more about the nonprofit
and get involved:

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The institute is an online and in-person source hosting yoga,
massage, trauma informed, social justice, and breathwork courses.


Our flagship program will grow you into a powerful therapist. After core courses are completed, trainees may specialize. Tracks include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction



Next year, we will launch a 3-year graduate Body-Based Psychotherapy Program for Clinicians.

We also produce a fun, accessible, and informative podcast sharing the wisdom of the body.
Check it out here.


The Institute provides numerous avenues of learning, including 25 and 100 hour courses in:

  • Restorative
  • Ayurvedic
  • Adaptive
  • Yoga Marketing
  • Pranayama
  • Kids’ Yoga
  • Prenatal

To learn more about the institute
and get involved:

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Dedicated to honoring the body’s inherent wisdom and impulse towards wholeness, Eleanor is a trauma therapist known for powerful facilitation and creating sacred space.

She completed a post bac with Kensis, trained under Dr. David Bersseli, trained with Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk and Joe Emerson of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Center. Eleanor is a Certified Trauma Professional through the Trauma Institute International and is a TRE (trauma releasing) provider. Currently, Eleanor is completing a three-year trauma residency with Dr. Peter Levine in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based Trauma Resolution Therapy.

Eleanor’s training as a Board Certified Structural Integrator in nutrition, and trauma give her a unique view of trauma theory and how it impacts the body, specifically the fascial system, endocrine system, and digestive system.

She developed a 1,200 Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Program and Certificate Program in Somatic Psychotherapy for Clinicians.

You can study with her in these modules:

Committed to contributing to a larger conversation, she founded the BodyWise Foundation, and the BodyWise Institute.

I bow deeply to your willingness to do the good work. Your courage will yield great fruits.

It will be my privilege to be with you, as you step more fully into life. As what happens with-in: changes the outer expression of who you are, and what you understand life to be.

I weave a strong tapestry from the threads of my education and training. I will draw from my experience and collegic education in Developmental Psychology, as a Board Certified Structural Integrator, Certified Trauma Specialist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training, Certified Breathworker, TRE provider, bodyworker, yoga instructor, and human doing my own work.

In our journey together you will be invited to traverse a rich inner landscape, one that is ripe with messages just for you. In essence you will be your own greatest teacher, and I the guide.

I offer free 15 minute phone consultations where we can determine if we are a “fit” for this profound journey. To schedule a consult please email scheduling@eleanorbramwell.com.

I understand that your interest in embarking on self journey is rooted from a desire to expand. To live more fully. To experience deeper contact with life. To find purpose. To bring your gifts forward into the world.

I bow to this urge in you. And, in our journey it will be my privilege to guide you as you step more fully into life. It will be my great honor to witness you, as you remember who you truly are.

Together we will explore inner evolution and anatomical alignment, and of course, how they inter-relate. We will play in the living laboratory of your body/heart/mind. We will work together to create greater ease and freedom, and explore the more subtle levels of what it means to be human.

We can view this change as a creative process, knowing that inner growth creates outer change, and similarly, that outer change can create inner growth. Our capacity for insight, understanding, and self reflection changes the outer expression of who we become.

I commit to seeing you as you truly are. You are already whole, and complete; and you are seen.


Eleanor believes in the untold potential of each being, and stewards the human impulse towards wholeness and healing.

She is known for creating sacred space and powerful facilitation. A professional training with her will grow you, as she weaves invitations for self growth and transpersonal relating into the curriculum of her professional trainings…

She developed a 1,200 Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Program and Certificate Program in Somatic Psychotherapy for Clinicians.

You can study with her in these modules:

Eleanor’s education as a Board Certified Structural Integrator, in nutrition and in trauma theory give her a unique view of trauma theory and how it impacts the body, specifically the fascial system, endocrine system, and digestive system.

The executive director of BodyWise Foundation; Eleanor is dedicated to a life of service, she founded the non profit offering free resources to those healing trauma. A radical visionary, and conscious entrepreneur, she is the CEO of BodyWise Institute.

Eleanor is dedicated to her own self transformation, and studied with /is certified in:

Eleanor has always believed what the research now confirms: embodiment and mindful movement heal. We can change our biology, neurology, and physiology through movement.

She has been teaching yoga since 2006, and practicing yoga since the age of six! As a child and teen she was a ranking competitive swimmer. After college she began mountaineering and stepped on stage as a professional acrobat.

Intentionally moving her body and into flow states, Eleanor has transformed her experience of having a body. Ecstatic dancing, primal movement training and rock climbing have been powerful modalities in her personal healing journey. She is outside when ever possible hiking, surfing, backpacking, skiing, scuba diving, rock climbing, and howling at the moon.

A seeker of self understanding, Eleanor spent considerable time living in Buddhist Monasteries in both India and Nepal. She continues striving to deepen a personal practice, presence, and mindfulness. A powerful urge within took her to the west coast where she studied plant medicine with a First Nation Medicine woman. Her dedication to be of service for our planet motivated her to volunteer with children in Central America for 3 years, and to address climate change in India for 2 years.

Eleanor is a community builder. She recognizes the importance of relationships, belonging, authenticity, vulnerability, and sharing ourselves with others.

Before developing her own material, she worked as a senior instructor and mentor during 200hr YTT programs. El felt is was a great privilege to support students finding their voices.