RYT-200 in Adaptive Flow from MelMarie Yoga 2020
20+ hours of training in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
Trauma-informed approaches honor that an individual is likely to have experienced previous trauma and/or emotional wounding.
Trauma-informed care takes into account the mental and physiological effects of trauma when inviting self-awareness.
The language is invitational and the power is placed with the individual, not the wellness practitioner.
Trauma-informed Care emphasizes
But I don’t have a trauma history, so would I be a good fit for trauma-informed yoga or mindfulness?
Trauma-informed care applies to everyone. It simply respects the student’s autonomy and places the power with you.
Looking for a self-care practice that incorporates more flexibility and grace? Trauma-informed approaches may be a good fit.
Mindfulness practices including yoga can be distressing for individuals with a trauma history.
Taking a trauma-informed approach while facilitating yoga and mindfulness practices can help facilitate safety and prevent harm.
Trauma Informed Yoga incorporated into talk therapy
(1 on 1)
Offered virtually statewide (Texas)
Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Practices
Breath, Meditation, + Mindfulness + Self-Compassion Practices one-on-one virtually statewide (TX)
Virtual Offerings posted periodically
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What to expect
Hands on assists without consent can be common in yoga classes and these can be startling and further perpetuate harm to those with a trauma history.
Each directive is an invitation and not a command.
You’re in charge.
A slower, mindful approach
If you are looking for a workout, this may not be the practice for you.
While there may be other benefits in the movement-based practices, the intention is to connect to your body and your breath.
No wrong way to do it
You cannot be “bad” at this practice. You cannot do it wrong. Simply arriving as you are is the only prerequisite.