Supporting individuals healing trauma with access to free trauma-informed yoga classes.
Anyone who has experienced trauma is welcome to attend our classes at no charge, including but not limited to:
Struggles with body image
Veterans & law enforcement
Emergency room workers & crisis first responders
Abandonment or isolation
Trauma informed yoga is people informed yoga. Everyone has experienced some sort of trauma, big or small, as well as general stress, and both can impact our ability to feel safe, grounded and present.
Yoga offers body awareness – the postures strengthen the muscles and stretch areas that carry tension. Yoga also has an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness, which is why yoga is often called a “mind/body” practice – it can get us in touch with our sensations and emotions.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explains how as children exposure to adverse experiences affects brain development and health outcomes (for example, if you have been exposed to enough adversity as a child, you are at higher risk for a heart attack as an adult). Clinical research studies continue to affirm how in an adult trauma, adversity, on going toxic stress, and single impact events can result in physiological changes.For some people these changes impact their ability to live a normal life. And others, may be unaware of the changes that have occurred in their brain and body. Fortunately, studies are also demonstrating that we can heal trauma through movement, mindfulness, and body based practices. "Click here" to learn more about trauma and how we can heal the neurological and biological impact of trauma.