Trauma informed Yoga therapy contributes to the healing of those impacted by traumatic life events. The therapeutic focus is the development of healthy, body-based self-regulation strategies to empower clients to live connected and safely embodied lives.
Through the application of the philosophies and techniques of Yoga we support trauma survivors in their long-term stability, resilience and recovery.
Trauma informed Yoga therapy has been proven effective in conjunction with traditional psychiatry and psychotherapy to address a wide range of conditions – from chronic pain and stress to mental illness and addiction.
I have been working with clients since 2007 and will design a practice to meet and grow with your specific needs. All sessions include education, assessment and an exploration of various techniques including asana (physical forms), pranayama (breath practices), mudras (therapeutic hand gestures), meditation, body awareness and relaxation exercises with an on emphasis on choice and safety.
I recommend that clients continue their personal health routine as suggested by their doctor or medical professional and/or seek out the support of a qualified mental health professional while accessing my services.
The most important factor for successful Yoga therapy is connection with a professional with whom you feel comfortable and safe. To arrange a free 15-minute no cost/no obligation phone consultation to determine if my services are best suited to your needs contact me.
This comprehensive trauma informed Yoga package includes breathing practices, grounding techniques and physical forms tailored to support you in exploring body-based tools for self-regulation and resilience.
Upon booking a session you will receive an intake email which includes the logistics for the sessions and intake questions. This includes inquiring into and assessing your health history, current treatments and medications, current physical, mental and emotional condition, and your health and wellness goals.
We will focus on the Yogic and allopathic perspectives of trauma and the body in order to gain a deeper understanding of how yoga works as an adjunct to other therapies. There will also be an exploration of how the nervous system can be impacted through breath and physical forms to support well-being and resilience.
You will be provided with an illustrated, customized home practice tailored to meet your unique needs. You may choose to record the practice portion of our session to assist you at home. Each customized practice (6 in total) is tailored to suit your specific needs, capabilities, goals, and life circumstances.
Throughout this process, you will have email access to me to check in with any questions, concerns or personal feedback. Depending on your needs, we will revise and update your personal practice on an ongoing basis. The tools and insights you gain during our sessions will support you in feeling more grounded, connected and at ease in your own body.
$48.00 will be charged for a cancellation without 24 hours notice. Office located at 15th & Main St., Vancouver, BC.
For private sessions on Vancouver Island, please contact Sarah Holmes de Castro.
“Nicole Marcia is profoundly courageous, compassionate and present in her skill as a yoga therapist and teacher. She has been instrumental in assisting me to rise up from my devastation, pick my heart up off the ground and move forward into the sanctuary my yoga practice has become. Her capacity to hold space is unparalleled. In her presence I am safe; as she listens my voice is heard; as I am witnessed by her, I am seen and I can breathe. Through our work together I have found a peace that endures. Nicole is a brilliant light in our world. She anchors the best of what trauma-informed care really is; and the vision of what such care could become. I am deeply grateful.”
Aleila Miller, Advanced Structural Integration Practitioner, Canadian Special Olympics Head Coach, Humanitarian Worker, Speaker and Trauma Survivor.