A 5 Week Program of trauma-sensitive therapeutic yoga classes to assist you in recovery from trauma and stress. This program is one hour a week for 5 weeks.
A typical class will involve:
- A short informative discussion of yoga for trauma recovery
- Gentle breathing exercises, postures and yoga movements for releasing tension in the
- body, regulation of the nervous system and calming the mind
- Relaxation and/or mindfulness meditation practice
- A short discussion of the practices for self-help in your daily life for the upcoming week.
No prior yoga experience necessary.
Times and Days Available:
Wednesday 1-2 pm
Bookings are essential.
$140 (inc gst)
For questions or queries email Kylie
Yoga for Recovery at the Birchtree Centre
During the 5 week course, Kylie will introduce and lead you in exploring the gentle healing power of yoga. You will develop abilities to self-regulate the breath, release tension and develop mindfulness through emotional rebalancing. This trauma-sensitive practice will help you integrate your healing process through lessons and practices conjoining the body, the mind and the breath.
Yoga helps you to learn and practice activating the “relaxation response”. The relaxation response is the opposite to our fight/flight/freeze response. It is our innate biological response to a regulation of the breath thus facilitating a calm mind and gently encouraging healing and recovery. Too often after traumatic events, we have not had the opportunity to regulate and heal causing trauma to remain held in our body-mind continuing to induce distress.
The art of understanding and engaging the body and breath in healing has been somewhat neglected until recent times. It is an integral part of healing and recovery for those who have experienced traumatic events and/or abuse. Yoga is the cultivation of the mind-body-breath relationship, a relationship which helps us to live more in the now, in the moment.
Kylie is an experienced yoga teacher and yoga therapist who weaves the psycho-biology of trauma and recovery into the ancient wisdom and practices yoga. Her approach is gentle, trauma-sensitive and self-empowering.