Yoga provides a supportive space to reconnect with the body, as a mind-body disconnect is often a result of traumatic experiences. Yoga is grounding and allows practitioners a framework to practice making space from traumatic thoughts, all the while exposing folks to their present moment experience.
Trauma informed yoga empowers students with knowledge and choice. Here are 4 ways trauma-informed classes support students!
- Provides a lot of information about the function of each posture
- Language used during class is invitational and as inclusive as possible
- Many options are provided so that each practitioner can discover their edge appropriately, with the right amount of challenge and comfort
- Emphasizes the therapeutic aspects of asana
Join us at Saturday Salutations at the VMFA on September 9 at 9am with Izzy Shurte as we highlight and support our Trauma-Informed Yoga Outreach programs. You can also join us every other Sunday from 12:30-1:30pm for Love Your Body: Yoga for Women to experience trauma-informed techniques for yourself!