Trauma survivors often come to the practice of yoga upon the recommendation of their health care providers in order to cultivate as Babette Rothschild, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. states, “the simple body awareness that makes it possible to gauge, slow down, and halt traumatic hyper-arousal, and to separate past from present.”
But not all yoga classes are designed to meet the unique therapeutic needs of individuals living with the somatic aftermath of trauma. Therapeutically-based, trauma informed yoga classes help survivors gently reconnect with their bodies in a safe, supportive manner that emphasizes choice, mindfulness and ease.
Fine Balance Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
with Nicole Marcia & Guests
Ocean & Crow Yoga/Space – 1707 Grant St, Vancouver, BC
Wednesdays, 1:15 pm-2:45 pm, April 6th – May 4th, 2016
$90+tax for 5 sessions
April 13th: Laura Dosanjh MA, RCC, DVATI, Art Therapist – Art and Mental health
April 20th: Lesley Graydon, Ph.D., Writer, Educator, Consultant, and Coach – Writing as Healing
April 27th: Farah Moolji Nazarali, Producer, Drishti Point Yoga Radio – Introduction to Compassionate and Clear Communication
Pre-registration required; no drop ins.
Refunds are permissible before the deadline to register with a $10.00 penalty.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial support for this course.
Click here to register
Fine Balance Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Emotional Resilience
Centre for Creative Counselling
#201 – 1037 W. Broadway
3 Thursday Evenings May 5, 12, 19, 2016
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Deadline to Register is April 30th, 2016
For more information & to register click here
“I just wanted to share how much I loved tonight’s class. You know, yoga has been something I have wanted try again, for a long time now, but never got around to it. I did try it 3 different times/classes/teachers about 10 years ago or more, but it never was a match – too hard to get myself into those positions and I was very self-conscious. However, tonight was different. It helped being so small and intimate but more then that it was ‘you’. You made me feel so completely comfortable to be exactly where I am in my own skin as it is now. I mean really, what else is there?! You are a gifted woman who has an innate ability to ‘tune in’ and to lead through the lens of unconditional acceptance.”
– Participant, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Classes for Women, 2013