After almost a decade as a trauma therapist, I decided to become a yoga instructor in 2017 for many reasons. Just a few of those reasons follow.

Why Yoga?

  • I had seen relatively short-term yoga practice transform some of my clients’ experiences of safety in their own bodies.

  • Regardless of physical fitness & in conjunction with therapy, I had seen PTSD symptoms drastically decrease in those same clients after a mere 16-week Trauma-Informed Yoga class.

  • The research, and lots of it, was supporting my anecdotal findings.

  • My personal yoga practice had a profoundly positive impact on my own trauma recovery.

How Does Yoga Support Therapy?

  • Trauma is held in the body; yoga helps release that trauma.

  • Sexual trauma survivors often experience their bodies as unsafe; yoga transforms that experience giving survivors back a safe haven in their bodies.

  • Yoga is literally for every body. So regardless of your physical fitness there is a yoga practice to supplement your therapy.

How Does Yoga Support Mindful~Empowerment Coaching?

  • Yoga is an inherently mindful practice.

  • The practice of yoga, not just asana (the poses you see all over Instagram), helps you create and maintain a deep relationship with your inner voice.

  • Discipline, gentle loving-kindness, & self-compassion are essential elements of yoga practice.

What Does The Research Say?