Trauma sensitive yoga
My trauma sensitive yoga class creates a safe, predictable and non-judgmental space in which women who have experienced trauma may connect, befriend and reclaim their own bodies.
Trauma sensitive yoga can play an important role as an adjunct to talk based therapies in the healing process for those who have experienced trauma. In these classes, participants take steps towards developing a more positive relationship to their bodies. Techniques will include different yoga forms, and breathing practices that participants can use to experience their own bodies in a safe and non-harmful way.
How does this class differ to any other yoga class?
The environment will be safe and free of objects that one might typically see in a yoga class such as props, incense, or images of any kind.
This class does not involve any physical assists. Participants are continually offered choices in every yoga form, and empowered to make their own choices about how they wish to move their own bodies.
The practices are chosen with an awareness of potential vulnerabilities of participants. Over time, where suitable, practices may be chosen in collaboration with the class.
This class is informed by the latest research in the area of trauma recovery from the fields of Trauma Theory, attachment Theory, neuroscience and hatha yoga. It is inspired by the Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) program created by David Emerson in collaboration with Dr Bessel van der Kolk, former Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry.
Next availability: TBC
Price: Sliding scale