What is Trauma Sensitive Yoga?
When a person experiences trauma, the memory of it is held not only in the mind but also in the body. Practicing Trauma Sensitive Yoga postures and breathing exercises helps to rewire pathways in the brain, decreasing the frequency and severity of trauma symptoms. Trauma Sensitive Yoga is yoga that is specially adapted to the needs of those who have experienced traumatic events, whether from a recent single episode or from long past childhood events. Through gentle guidance with specific dialogue about movement, breath and awareness in a supported environment one can feel truly safe, present and healthy in one’s own body.