"After a trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system." -Bessel A. van der Kolk
What is Trauma-Sensitive Yoga?
Any type of trauma can overwhelm a person’s ordinary coping mechanisms or survival responses leaving one to experience the world and the body as unsafe. Trauma-Sensitive/Trauma-Informed Yoga is a body-based offering to support students in reclaiming their bodies.
Through grounding, movement, breathing and mindfulness techniques, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga can support students on their path while teaching healthier and more sustainable self-regulating tools to support recovery and a more robust and resilient nervous system. Through my compassionate energy, choice of language and understanding of trauma and the nervous system, I teach from a strength-based perspective believing that clients already posses the strength, resources and abilities to resolve their own challenges. I am simply holding space in guiding individuals or groups while offering education, tools and techniques to tap into resources that already exists within. The empowerment from practice comes when students learn what works for them and what they choose to integrate into their lives. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga is an empirically validated therapy and can be complementary to other therapeutic modalities.
*It is important that you feel comfortable and safe with any professional you choose to work with. Please contact me to arrange a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if my services would be best suited for you/your group and your needs.*