Body-Based Healing

Supporting individuals healing trauma with access to free trauma-informed yoga classes.



Clinical studies are proving that body-based movement practices can heal the neurological and biological impacts of trauma. At bodywise we support those impacted by trauma by providing free trauma-informed yoga classes.

Who Can Benefit From These Classes?

Anyone who has experienced trauma is welcome to attend our classes at no charge, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic accidents
  • Loss of a family member or loved ones
  • Ongoing stress
  • Physical, emotional, and mental abuse
  • Addiction recovery
  • Socioeconomic demographics
  • Struggles with body image

  • Incarceration

  • Veterans & law enforcement

  • Emergency room workers & crisis first responders

  • Abandonment or isolation

Trauma is more common than you think, and many are negatively impacted by its long-term effects.


Trauma-Informed Yoga

More and more research is showing the benefits of yoga for those struggling with trauma symptoms.

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.

BodyWise Trauma-informed Yoga

How Movement And Body-Based Practices Can Help You Heal Trauma

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.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes Lead To Significant Decreases in PTSD Symptoms.

How Yoga Helps Survivors of Trauma.

How Somatic Therapy Can Help Patients Suffering from Psychological Trauma.


Do You Have Questions About Classes?

If you’re considering registering for a class or you want to learn more about overcoming trauma through body-based modalities, contact us here.