Yoga for Trauma Series

Trauma-Sensitive yoga offers a gentle, non-religious, non-esoteric approach that is great for those who may be new to yoga or may benefit from a simple activity without feeling over-stimulated or intimidated. This type of yoga emphasizes on promoting deep breathing, easy-to-follow mindfulness techniques, and slow, gentle movement – all aimed to building healthy coping skills, increased self-awareness and self-acceptance. This style of yoga is often taught teachers with extensive education in a social science related field, and/or the addition of a trauma-informed training. Having the background knowledge and awareness is crucial when serving an at-risk or underserved group within the community. Though this type of yoga does not replace the work of experts such as therapists and social workers, it serves as a great supplement in the trauma-recovery process.