Trauma Focused Yoga
Side effects and signs of trauma
Currently classes and workshops for Trauma Focused Yoga are most suited to those experiencing either complex trauma, PTSD or other trauma related disorders.
The class sizes are kept small, and explore how to feel safe in the body again through gentle breathing, stretching and resting postures, as well as developing grounding techniques.
Classes: £68 for 6 week course
Bursaries and Payment Plans are available
1-2-1 Sessions: £60 - 1 hr session
These provide an opportunity to work more deeply, to discover personal triggers, and to find out more about the nature of trauma.
Workshops: £60 p/d - £30 half-day
Trauma focused yoga is a relatively new development pioneered in the US by trauma expert Bessel Van Der Kolk, however yoga has been successfully used for the resolution of trauma symptoms for centuries.
The purpose of yoga is to help achieve Samadhi and states of oneness, however trauma interferes with this natural process. Breathing techniques help to regulate the bodies nervous system, and postures / asanas can help to discharge difficult contractions and emotions. Skilful practice of yoga and meditation leads to a mind and body which is clean and pure. Patterns created in the past can be released to unearth your natural beauty.
Trauma can often mean that it is hard to be present. It can feel like we are stuck in the past constantly replaying and re-experiencing events there. Yoga brings us back into the present moment, helping the body to release long held contractions.
The practice can help participants to:
Some participants may wish to also see a counsellor, psychologist or other health professional whilst taking these classes, and it is advised to continue taking any medication that has been prescribed. Additionally I also offer Somatic Experiencing, a specialist Trauma Therapy which is available through 1-2-1 sessions.