Trauma sensitive yoga
Our 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 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, we take steps towards developing a more positive relationship to the body. Techniques will include different yoga forms, and breathing practices that we can use to calm ourselves 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, images of any kind
This class will 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. Participants may opt in or out of the practice as they choose.
The practices will be chosen with an awareness of potential vulnerabilities of participants.
This class is informed by the latest research in the area of trauma recovery from the fields of Trauma Theory, a
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.
When: October 15 - 23 November, Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm
Cost: 1100 rmb
Class number: maximum 6
Contact: Yonnie Fung, firstname.lastname@example.org or WeChat: yoga_with_yonnie for more information
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
15 Oct - 23 November
Early Winter Session
15 Oct - 23 Nov
(6 class session)
Maximum class size: 6
Classes are taught in Zuojiazhuang