At Beloved yoga we create a non-judgmental environment to help clients to connect and feel safe in their bodies as a tool of reintegration after traumatic events.
We are trauma informed certified yoga therapeutic practitioners and work extensively with psychotherapists and health practitioners to assist clients in reaching their wellness goals. We hold a sacred, confidential space for individuals as well as group classes to encourage clients to experience inner connections and a way back to wholeness.
We are working with the Individual to become reintegrated through the use of the Tools of Yoga
Clients are …
- Given choice and control in their sessions
- Encouraged to approach their practice with curiosity
- Cultivate awareness to develop friendliness towards the body, mind and breath
What we know today about traumatic stress and trauma is that it is a universal human experience!
Trauma can appear in early life, late in life, small or large, sudden or cumulative or both.
~ Medical Trauma (Cancer, Concussions..etc.)
~ Environmental Trauma (Accidents, Natural disasters)
~ Recovery from Trauma (Addictions, Abuse)
We define Trauma as a specific experience(s) that has created a separation in the individual between mind/body/breath for an extended period of time.
Healing from Trauma has a developmental path all of its own with stages of healing. Symptoms can vary from anxiety to depression or to active addictions Being tender and patient is a big part of the healing process. We utilize yoga as an integrative approach to recovery. We believe there is an endpoint to all forms of trauma and it is possible to recover fully from traumatic stress!
While the experience of trauma and its aftermath can feel isolating, yoga provides an opportunity to be physically in sync with others. Our relationship with Self and our relationship with Other changes. This is trauma’s imprint. Moving in unison with an instructor can help re-establish interpersonal (and intrapersonal) rhythms.
A trauma-sensitive yoga practice can also increase connection with the breath, enabling the brain to become less aroused and hyperalert so relaxation can begin. Yoga can rebuild connections with both the insula and prefrontal cortex of the brain thus strengthening the mind-body connection. The practice can help one to regain their sense of control and ownership over their own body and their own experience.
The imprint of trauma requires a separate protocol – the Therapeutic application of Yogic Tools focused on trauma healing is a modality that may be helpful in your recovery process.