Gender Violence is Trauma, Yoga is Path for Healing.
Trauma can create an emotional and physical imprint on the body.
Trauma researchers have demonstrated that those who are affected by gender violence often separate themselves from their bodies and feelings. Yoga can significantly reduce the effects of Trauma–extensive research on the effects of mindfulness meditation through trauma sensitive yoga has been proven to positively influence trauma.
Trauma sensitive yoga invites participants to notice and feel sensations within their body throughout the practice and they are encouraged to make their own choices about what they do and how they move with their body based on what they feel. Safety is created in several ways for women, one being that there is no physical assisting provided by instructors.
The Trauma Sensitive and Mindfulness support group will help women find healing, health, and knowledge for self-practice and connection to the larger yoga community.
A new Saturday Trauma Sensitive Yoga Group will begin in August.
Every Saturday morning from 11:00am to 12:30pm. The group runs from August 11th to October 20th, 2018.
For more information on the trauma-informed yoga support groups at BWSS call 604-687-1867.