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"

                                     ~Bhagavad Gita

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.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

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

  • Self-regulation

  • Better psychological health

  • Release of tension and emotion

  • Reduction of stress

  • Reduction of depression and anxiety

  • Cultivate a better body image

  • Befriend your body

  • Improved Sleep

  • Improved Energy

  • Improved Respiration

  • Cardiovascular benefits

  • Physical relief from:

    • Severe Physical Inflexibility

    • Muscle Tension

    • Stomach Discomfort

    • Neck, Chest and Back Pain

    • Joint Pain

    • Nerve Pain

    • Headaches

  • 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.


About Christina

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.

Certified Y12SR
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.


Contact Us

Christina Leach, Owner
Located within Studio 3 Yoga

950 North Central Ave, Upland, CA 91786

Tel: 909-276-7481



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.


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