Offering Workshops and Weekly Drop-IN Classes
$20 per class
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Our trauma-sensitive yoga class is appropriate for students of any skill level and trauma history. All classes focus on bringing gentle awareness to body and sensation to support people at any stage in their healing process.
Our drop-in classes are open to all. For people new to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns prior to attending a drop-in class for a short orientation.
We highly recommend attending a 6-week Intro to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga workshop, available quarterly. Details and registration below.
Why Trauma-Sensitive Yoga?
TRAUMA-SENSITIVE YOGA MATTERS
Have you ever collapsed into tears in a yoga class, or felt your heart beat out of your chest for no apparent reason?
This is common for anyone who has trauma held in their body. While a natural part of any embodied practice, in the group setting of a yoga class, there is rarely the privacy, safety or time to stay with, learn from and integrate these kinds of experiences.
Trauma-sensitive yoga is a class built to contain these kind of experiences in a safe and supported atmosphere.
YOGA AS HEALING PRACTICE
Trauma limits both the ability and the desire to feel sensation in the body. To heal from trauma, we must expand our ability to feel.
A trauma-sensitive yoga class allows one to naturally encounter the feelings of tension and stretch, twist and reach, discomfort and release, in a safe and nurturing atmosphere.
Our trauma-informed yoga instructors have the skills to lead people gently into this healing experience. By allowing rather than restricting feeling, trauma-sensitive yoga offers an invitation to become more comfortable in your body and to feel more fully human and present in the world.
Intro to Trauma Sensitive Yoga
2019 Workshops Begin
January, April, July, October
Each Yoga Workshop includes two Monday night talks and six Wednesday evenings of Yoga. The goal of the Monday night sessions is to increase understanding of trauma, the activation cycle, how to work with this effectively on the yoga mat, and how to fully utilize the support provided through this experience.
Monday night talks
Two Monday Evenings
July 8, 29
Six Wednesday Evenings
July 10, 17, 14, 21
August 7, 14
$240 for 8 sessions
Intro to Yoga
Please call 612.254.1626 or fill out the form to register. We will email you within 2 days to answer questions and provide additional information on payment and details about the next available workshop.