Posts in Yoga
Trauma: A Free MasterClass for Yoga Teachers and Holistic Wellness Practitioners

Be a facilitator with integrity. Learn about trauma theory and how to adjust your teachings via a trauma informed lense. Eleanor talks about what happens to the system during trauma, why it is important to balance the nervous system, and we introduce you to alternative education opportunities to fine tune your skills as a Trauma Informed Facilitator.

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Should all Yoga Classes be Trauma-Sensitive?

“As yoga teachers, our classes are not generally populated with tranquil, meditative cave dwellers or those who have danced through life unscathed. We don’t know the backstories of our students, and they may never tell us. It is our job to develop an appropriate degree of awareness and sensitivity to emotional triggers in the yoga classroom. “

- Beth Spindler, C-IAYT, ERYT500  writing for Yoga International

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Transcending Trauma - How Yoga Heals

Elaine breathes slowly, in and out, for a few rounds of simple pranayama before she has to stop. Images too scary for her to describe race in and overwhelm her. After a few moments, with Jocelyn Jenkins, her therapist, sitting next to her, Elaine tries again. Several sessions later they move on to very basic, very slow sun salutations; she becomes aware of her muscles, noticing any resistance in her body, stopping when she gets too agitated.

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