Yoga for healing/ trauma informed practices for empowerment + resilience
A monthly yoga class for survivors of trauma, or anyone living with chronic stress and anxiety. Class includes gentle yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness exercises. Students are invited to move with curiosity vs judgment and to make choices around what feels useful to them throughout class. Accessible to all levels, no yoga experience needed. Ages 17 and up. This is a donation based class + no one will be turned away.
Classes held @ www.harvestyogaandwellness.com on the last Sunday of the month. Check out the events tab for current dates!
Trauma informed teaching strategies for yoga + mindfulness
A unique training for yoga teachers and teacher trainees. Learn to cultivate awareness, compassion + a set of best practices around trauma informed teaching that allow you to hold space and support healing for students in any class setting.
The 2 core components are MIND BODY CONNECTION + RESILIENCE. You will learn the physiology and neuroscience of trauma. We explore the impact on brain function, physical and energetic bodies, emotions and mental health, + attachment and relationships. You will learn how to support post traumatic growth within the boundaries of a yoga class offering. Specifically, we look at verbal cues, language, power of choice, avoiding triggers, hands -on assists, asana, tools for grounding and self regulation + key elements of a trauma informed practice.
Six hour module includes a 60 minute trauma informed practice + continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance.
Sing it sister…
“one of the best I’ve ever taken on Yoga for Trauma. Megan provided much practical information, along with the science behind a trauma-based practice. It was densely packed with suggestions for poses + background content that can be readily applied to transforming a typical yoga practice into one that is trauma focused.“ Chris Van Huysse, The Prison Youth Yoga Project