To read more about the origins of yoga click here. As mentioned, there are many different styles of yoga.
In trauma informed yoga we put a big emphasis on cueing bodily sensations which can help to bring the person back into the present moment and into the feeling of their body.
Reason being that through trauma a lot of people are losing the sense of bodily sensations, are feeling pretty numb and disconnected from their own bodies.
We’re also paying attention to using a lot of invitational language and lots of choice which is important to re-establish a sense of agency and bodily autonomy. Which was often lost in the traumatic event.
Essentially the yoga student is in control of what happens to their body and we are facilitating a safe space for them to feel their bodily sensations and to be aware of their present moment experiences.
Since I have a specialty certification in trauma informed yoga, all of my classes are trauma informed. Yet in the specifically labeled trauma informed yoga classes, my focus will be even more on the individuals safe experience in their body and using some extra invitational cues and accessible poses.
If you're interested in hearing more about it before booking a 1:1 class, contact me and let's talk about it. I always start the 1:1 classes out with a 15 minute client take-in call to see what you're hoping to get out of the class.
If you're interested in an online group class of trauma informed yoga, feel free to reach out. I'm currently in the process of setting that up and the schedule is still flexible.