12 Simple Ways to Make Your Yoga Classes More Trauma Informed

12 Simple Ways to Make Your Yoga Classes More Trauma Informed

February 5, 2015

By Dr. Jamie Marich – Trauma Therapist

The benefits of yoga practice in helping people affected by trauma can be tremendous, and they are becoming better researched and documented.

With so much press on the issue, many survivors of trauma check out yoga classes on their own, unaware that so much variety exists in styles of yoga and teachers.

As a mental health/addiction counselor specializing in trauma, I often suggest yoga for my clients. Since I have an active yoga practice and teach trauma-informed yoga/dance, I am generally able to steer people towards the right fit of style, studio or teacher. Yet many of my well-intentioned colleagues who lack yoga knowledge often tell clients just “go to yoga.”

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