About the Course
Welcome to our Trauma-Informed Yoga class, a gentle and compassionate approach to healing and resilience. This class is specifically designed to create a safe space for individuals who have experienced trauma, providing a supportive environment for your unique healing journey.
As you enter the studio, you'll notice a calming and welcoming atmosphere that has been intentionally created with your comfort in mind. Our trauma-informed yoga instructor is trained to understand the potential triggers and sensitivities that may arise during the practice. They will guide you through a sequence of gentle movements, breathing exercises, and mindfulness practices that prioritize safety, choice, and empowerment.
At the beginning of each class, we invite you to set an intention and create a sense of grounding. You are encouraged to listen to your body and honor its needs throughout the practice. Our instructor will provide clear and respectful guidance, offering options and modifications to support you in finding what feels right for you.
Trauma-Informed Yoga focuses on creating a sense of safety, choice, and empowerment. You are invited to explore sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise during the practice, while always maintaining a gentle and compassionate approach. The emphasis is on cultivating self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-compassion as key components of the healing process.
Throughout the class, you will be encouraged to connect with your breath, as it serves as an anchor to the present moment. Mindful breathing exercises help regulate the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of calm and safety within your body.
The yoga poses in this class are chosen specifically to promote a feeling of grounding, stability, and connection with your physical body. Gentle stretches, supported postures, and slow movements provide an opportunity to release tension, build strength, and cultivate a sense of safety in your own skin.
In a Trauma-Informed Yoga class, consent and choice are honored at all times. You are always invited to modify, adapt, or opt-out of any posture or practice that doesn't feel right for you. Your comfort and well-being are our top priority.
As the class comes to a close, there will be a period of relaxation and integration. This allows time for you to rest, reflect, and absorb the benefits of the practice. You may be guided through a soothing visualization or a loving-kindness meditation to nurture a sense of inner peace and resilience.
Our Trauma-Informed Yoga class is a place of acceptance, support, and healing. It is an opportunity for you to cultivate a compassionate relationship with your body, mind, and spirit, as well as to connect with others who may have shared experiences.
We honor the courage it takes to embark on this journey of healing. Together, we create a space where you can explore, heal, and reclaim your strength and well-being. Join us in this Trauma-Informed yoga class, where compassion, choice, and empowerment are at the heart of the practice.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.