Student with PTSD- need advice! in Yoga Teacher Talk Posted October 7, 2017 Well here is the kind of situation we are not trained to face to during the teacher training lol It happens to me a lot of time that students begin to cry in heart openers or balasana or savasana. When it happens, the students naturally leave the room to calm themselves and they come back when they feel better. Maybe you can just say to her that if she feels overwhelmed by an emotion she can take her time out of the room and comes back when she feels ready so she has her own space and she doesn't disturb the rest of the class. You can also take a moment with her to explain her how the breath works on the nervous system. When someone has a huge anxiety or a crisis, the best way to calm themselves is to breath deeply. Explain her how the breath works, what happens in her body when she controls her breath so if she understands and visualises the reaction of her body thanks to the breath she may be able to calm herself with time. I hope it helps. This kind of situation is hard to deal with. I hope you will find a solution for her, for you and your students. Namaste ?