Trauma can elicit "vasanas" which are emotional imprints in the body that often times become deep rooted, hardwired, and lodged in various areas of the body depending on the nature of the trauma. These vasanas can impact the nervous system, the endocrine system, and our physiology and cause a variety of trauma symptoms, dissociation, physical pain, and illness when left undigested (Amy Wheeler, 2017). Trauma-informed yoga and meditation can offer a critical pathway to safety and embodiment.
This lecture will review ideas for creating a client intake form in order to get a sense of the symptoms and physical and emotional pain your clients may be struggling with. This offers a thorough perspective on how to create a safe and tailored plan to the unique needs of your students.
In this lecture we will discuss the branches of the nervous system and how that integrates into healing trauma through a yoga practice. Also, included a brief discussion on the embodiment continuum to engage survivors in reclaiming their sense of self. Lastly, we will go over a variety of symptoms that survivors experience and suggested postures and breathing techniques.provide an overview of the most common symptoms that trauma survivors experience and the types of postures that may aid in the healing process. These tools may be helpful to yoga instructors, mental health professionals, and survivors.
“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the movement vital and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused” Martha Graham
My experience with movement started during a prenatal yoga practice. I found that movement became a bridge connecting me to myself, my growing baby, and a community of women that was nourishing and fulfilling.
It wasn’t until a few years later, as a mother of 2 young boys, that movement, in the form of boot camp classes at the local gym, became about getting strong outside and inside but, also, time for me!
During this time, I decided to step outside my comfort zone, re-enter the working world, and turn my enthusiasm for mind-body movement into a career.
MY LOVE FOR LEARNING AND SHARING WAS FUELED, THE FIRE TO TEACH OTHERS HOW TO MOVE MINDFULLY AND FIND THEIR OWN STRENGTH WAS IGNITED…
As a 500 E-RYT, comprehensively certified Pilates instructor, and fitness coach, I bring all the tools of my education into my classes, workshops and trainings. It is my true calling to use movement, concentration and laughter to help others find a space within their own body to call home.
I am truly blessed to do this work and have not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.