"The single most important issue for traumatized people is to find a sense of safety in their bodies"
-Bessel Van Der Kolk
Healing through yoga
Most of us have experienced some sort of trauma in our lives. It's not talked about often, but an estimated 70% of adults have had at least one traumatic experience in their lives. While most people that have experienced trauma don't go on to develop PTSD, it is impossible to go through a traumatic event and not be affected by it.
Individuals who have experienced trauma learn
to brace themselves against unpleasant or unacceptable physical sensations. In order to prevent losing
control, they stiffen their muscles, preventing them from being able to relax, which over time may lead to a
myriad of health problems. While the traumatic experience lies in the past, the body continues to react
as if it were in danger.
Trauma-informed yoga classes are sensitive to your individual needs and are modified to help participants increase present-moment experience, and self-regulation.
Trauma-informed yoga helps to heal from traumatic experiences by using the power of choice to gain agency and a sense of control.
Take a look at the picture on the left and notice what happens to your body. That, my friend, is fear, the core emotion fueling our anxiety. The first step to getting in control of your anxiety, is to get to know it. In this workshop we will learn about what anxiety is, how it manifests in your mind and body, and what you can do about it.