Trauma is anything that causes disruption of the nervous system. EVERYBODY has trauma.
Stress, Illness, Accidents, Disasters, Abuse, Addictions, Combat and Social Injustice are just a few causes of trauma.
We carry the trauma of the past with us everyday, whether we know it or not, until we learn how to release it from our body.
"Yoga is the Journey of the self, through the self, to the self"
Trauma-Informed Yoga provides a safe container to explore our physiology and emotions. Until we learn to connect with our body, we can never fully heal our hurts from the past.
Through yoga we can reconnect with the sensations and emotions stored in our body and learn to understand how they are connected to our thoughts and personal psychology.
By learning how to self-regulate the body, we can bring it back to wellness and balance.
Disclaimer: Yoga is not an alternative for seeking physical or psychological diagnosis and treatment. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone, and it is recommended that you consult with your health care provider(s) before beginning.
By Christina Leach
A Certified Trauma-Informed RYT200 Yoga Instructor & Life Coach
Benefits of Yoga
Cultivate a sense of internal safety and calm
Come into present moment awareness
Empower the psyche
Ability to "relax" in a safe space where thoughts don't intrude
Self (movement) expression
Better psychological health
Release of tension and emotion
Reduction of stress
Reduction of depression and anxiety
Cultivate a better body image
Befriend your body
Physical relief from:
Severe Physical Inflexibility
Neck, Chest and Back Pain
Numerous other health benefits
Children's Yoga Classes
Children's and Teen's yoga classes that are custom tailored to each child's individual needs by a certified teacher.
Yoga instruction that is sensitive to all daily challenges, stresses and/or traumas that children and teens may have to deal with.
Yoga offers children & teens an opportunity to understand their feelings and emotions within their bodies and minds and learn healthy skills and tools to manage themselves in all aspects of their lives.
Yoga Alliance RYT200
Christina is a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance and is currently working on her RYT500 Certification.
Further credentials include continuing education teaching certifications in the Yoga Trapeze® and Gravity Yoga®.
Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor
Christina completed her Trauma-Informed Yoga Certification at Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California.
She is currently working on her Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Certification (RCYT) with a Trauma-Informed Focus for children and teens through Yoga Ed.
Certified Life Coach
Personal daily practice includes the Ashtanga Primary Series.
In Sandskrit the name for the primary series is Yoga Cikitsā, which means Yoga Therapy.
Leader / Instructor
Christina completed her Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Certification with Nikki Myers and Dana Walters at Blue Lotus.
Christina is certified to hold Yoga for 12-Step Recovery Meetings.
Christina Leach, Owner
Located within Studio 3 Yoga
950 North Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786
With great gratitude for our host studio:
Studio 3 Yoga
My journey to yoga began at this studio. I highly recommend this studio for gentle, vinyassa and ashtanga yoga classes.