I offer mindful-based yoga practices where we use the yoga shapes to explore and develop a felt sense in the body as opposed to forcing the body into a particular shape.
My classes are trauma-sensitive that may incorporate movement, stillness, meditation, and breathwork using invitational, kind language, and options to move, remain still, or explore other shapes in our body,
Individual and group yoga
Yoga for non-profit
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Trauma-Sensitive-Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a yoga program that was developed by the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. It is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In TCTSY, we utilize the components of the hatha style of yoga to provide an opportunity for participants to experience different yoga shapes and movements with the choice to move, remain still, or move into another shape, if helpful. The emphasis in TCTSY isn't so much on trying to force the body into certain shape or form, like in regular yoga classes, but on allowing the body to experience what it feels to be in the yoga shape or form.
By focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency in theor bodies that is often compromised as a result of trauma.
To ensure the availability of a support system while participating in the somatic practice and processing of TCTSY, an intake screening is required for all individuals prior to registration. Please contact me for further inquiry.
For more infornation, please visit Trauma-Center-Trauma-Sensitive Yoga.