Trauma Informed Yoga Classes
May 24 @ 10:00 am - June 28 @ 11:00 amFree
6 week block of yoga classes for Female Survivors of trauma or abuse.
At some point in our lives we all experience trauma, however for some individuals the impact is life changing. Traumatic events can come from childhood experiences, single occurrences including medical interventions, and even the stress of modern day life.
These TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA CLASSES are specifically for individuals who have experienced trauma, be it in the form of a traumatic loss or assault, childhood abuse, or daily trauma, such as that inflicted by systematic oppression
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA CLASS:
– A supportive, judgment-free atmosphere conducive to healing.
– Gentle & introspective yoga based postures & movement to support participants to reconnect with their bodies, calm their nervous systems, and decrease levels of anxiety.
– A short relaxation practice
– Time for sharing if participants feel comfortable, but not necessary.
No prior yoga experience is needed.
HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY?
Classes are FREE.
If you choose, you may offer a donation. Donations go to Healed Scars.
WHY YOGA AS AN INTERVENTION FOR TRAUMA?
Science is pointing to the fact that we hold unresolved trauma in our cells in the body and in order to fully heal we need to release that trauma from our bodies.
Interventions such as talking therapies are only part of a holistic approach to healing and it is now recognised that mindful body-based approaches like yoga can be an essential part of peoples healing journey and aim to empower participants to take back control of their bodies & mind, as well as build safe & supportive relationships when in group settings.
Classes will be taught using the guidelines from Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However we understand that the content may be triggering. We encourage students to take any necessary steps in their self-care.