What is Trauma Sensitive Yoga?

Guided by qualified yoga therapists or yoga teachers, trauma-sensitive yoga, is an effective adjunctive treatment for individuals with a history of trauma (e.g., van der Kolk, et al., 2014).

 

Trauma deeply impacts the body, essentially, changing the way our nervous system responds to fear, activation, and sensation. 

 

Using breath, movement, and self-inquiry, we are able to move the “old” energy out and make way for fresh energy to flow.

 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga is intentionally developed to include postures that create a sense of safety in the body, while encouraging gradual increased tolerance of body connection.

 

The class is a slower pace and focuses on self-inquiry rather than alignment. We refrain from using postures that may be triggering.

 

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