What is trauma-informed yoga?
Trauma-informed yoga is a broad term that describes movements, breathing practices and relaxation that help to relieve physical and emotional symptoms caused by trauma. It is based on the growing understanding that trauma takes a heavy toll on the body and the nervous system. This practice focuses on helping individuals move out of the “fight or flight” response (sympathetic nervous system) into the “rest and digest” mode (parasympathetic nervous system).
The iRest guided meditation protocol, developed by psychologist Richard Miller, Ph.D., is one of the components of “Yoga for Trauma Relief.” Other components include self-soothing movements, such as gentle rocking, attachment based approaches, and bilateral stimulation (cross-brain integration), a method of trauma release which is also a core aspect of EMDR.
The “Yoga for Trauma Relief” online classes offered by the teachers below are by donation or on a sliding scale – some are free for those in need. Please contact the teacher directly for more information and a link to their online classes.
Tuesdays 7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga 707-343-6333, Starts January 2021
Wednesdays 4pm with Hannah Caratti firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays 7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga 707-343-6333, Starts January 2021
Thursdays 7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga 707-343-6333, Starts January 2021
Fridays 10:30am with Kami Kessel email@example.com
Fridays 12pm with Therese Smith, LMFT, E-RYT firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays 10AM with Hannah Caratti, email@example.com