Trauma-Informed Yoga

Mental Health professionals at the forefront of work in the field of trauma and PTSD such as 
Bessel van der Kolk, author of the bestselling book The Body Keeps the Score, often point to  movement and yoga as being a powerful and transformative tool for survivors of traumatic events. 

As a tool, extensive research has shown that Yoga can:

  • Harness resilience by calibrating the nervous system
  • Develop mindfulness and meditation as a path to reconnecting with the inner experiences of the body and breath with perspective and distance
  • Cultivate a deeper body-mind connection for improved interoception
  • Release stored trauma through somatic movement which may present as tension, aches or pains in the body
  • Build techniques and strategies to cope with moments of overwhelm