Trauma Sensitive Yoga
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About the Event
This is not for everyone.
If you have experienced a traumatic event or am looking for way to calm your mind and regain safety in your body, this gentle and respectful practice might be for you.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga is developed at the Trauma Centre at the Justice Resource Institute in the US by David Emerson and David Emerson and trauma expert, Dr Bessel van der Kolk, and the programs are solidly based in trauma, attachment theory, neuroscience, and yoga.
Centered in practices of invitation, choice, and mindful body awareness (introception), Trauma Sensitive Yoga can help people who are living with trauma to release tension, strengthen their sense of self determination by learning to tolerate physical sensations.
This is not a yoga style you would typically see in an ordinary yoga practice.
The Science Behind Trauma Yoga
According to research, yoga has greater beneficial effects in alleviating traumatic stress symptoms as the best possible medications. One study with a group of women who had suffered domestic violence, and were exposed to a 12-week trauma sensitive yoga course of one class a week, showed a reduction in severity of PTSD symptoms and frequency of dissociative symptoms, and gains in vitality and body attunement.
In other research conducted at the Trauma Centre, they found patients who had been in therapy for over ten years and were placed on a trauma sensitive yoga program had a significant decrease in symptoms of PTSD.
About the Facilitator
KRISA QIU (Maa Krishna Ananda)
Krisa is currently a certificate candidate in Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). She is a long time yoga practitioner and completed her traditional Yoga and Ayurveda in India. As a mother, she believes in mindful birthing and is a Pre and Post Natal instructor. She constantly accredits meditation as the transformative force in her life. It was only through much introspection and development of her inner awareness that she is now able to bring joy and maturity into each class she conducts.
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- One Pax$38$380$0
- Two pax$66$660$0