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Yoga for Trauma Relief – Classes Available

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 practices in “Trauma Informed Yoga” are designed to reduce posttraumatic symptoms, and research has shown they work well. You can experience this at home using one of Richard Miller’s videos.

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.

Mondays 10:30am with Kami Kessel kami@gntlyoga.com
Mondays 5:30pm with Hannah Caratti, LMFT, ERYT hcaratti2@gmail.com

Tuesdays thru 1/2021:  6pm Spanish-only with Ivana Nedelchev  ivanaspanish@gmail.com or register online at ivananedelchev.com

Tuesdays  7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga 707-343-6333, Starts January 2021

 

Wednesdays  4pm with Hannah Caratti  hcaratti2@gmail.com

Wednesdays  7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga 707-343-6333, Starts January 2021

 

Thursdays thru 1/2021:  6:30pm Spanish-only with Ivana Nedelchev  ivanaspanish@gmail.com or register online at ivananedelchev.com

Thursdays 7pm Yoga Nidra with Susi Yoga  707-343-6333, Starts January 2021

Fridays  10:30am with Kami Kessel   kami@gntlyoga.com

Fridays  12pm with Therese Smith, LMFT, E-RYT  livingyoga55@gmail.com

 

Saturdays 10AM with Hannah Caratti, hcaratti2@gmail.com

Joel Lewis

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