The cure for pain is in the pain -Rumi
Trauma-Informed Yoga helps us to go into our pain and explore it with openness and curiosity in order to learn to regulate the feelings it brings up and accept certain parts of ourselves. Yoga can help trauma survivors recalibrate the nervous system and heal from these experiences. These yoga session are less about the workout and much more focus on the work-in and increasing body comfort and awareness. Everything in Trauma-Informed Yoga is choice based and an invitation for you to decide what feels good and how you wish to move your body.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from to another, seamlessly, using the breath. This connection created is referred to as “Flow”. Each class is different and builds endurance and strength by connecting traditional standing postures into a beautiful vinyasa dance.
Vinyasa can be defined as our external movements that are an expression of how we think and feel. The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place” and vi, meaning “in a special way” indicating that we move with intention and we are not just throwing our bodies around.
A modified Ashtanga Yoga practice. There is an emphasis on using this sequence as a workout rather than just stretching. The direction of power yoga is directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality, and freedom. The way you learn to work with yourself, not against yourself. These classes are considered more fast paced, music can be incorporated if appropriate, lots of movements, and high energy.
Yoga as an adjunct with traditional therapy
Private yoga session are highly individualized based on each persons goals and history. My intention as a yoga instructor is to create a safe space for individuals build connections between their own mind and body and help them feel more connected with the world around them.
I hope to provide an opportunity through this moving meditation to connect and heal those different parts of the self.
Yoga might be the piece that you have been missing if you have had other attempts at psychotherapy treatment in the past. Yoga will teach you to calm the mind and body at your own pace enough so that you can begin to tune in and integrate the therapeutic techniques you are learning in therapy.
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