Embodiment & Boundaries
MOVEMENT & PRACTICES FOR TRAUMA RECOVERY
Join us for this six week series that includes restorative yoga, somatic exercises, stretching, gentle movements, mindfulness and meditation to nourish, restore, and support you.
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 3
FOUNDATION & SUPPORT
Feet, legs, spine
EXPANSION & CONTRACTION
Fascia, connective tissue, skin
POWER & SOVEREIGNTY
Throat, jaw, mouth, ears, lungs
Brain, vagal nerve, whole body
QUESTIONS & RESPONSES
Why a trauma recovery series?
We are emerging from a year of collective trauma and chronic stress. Trauma separates us from our bodies and can leave us feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. We can feel both separate from ourselves, and separate from others, which has been in some ways literally true this past year. It takes a toll on our mind, body, and nervous system.
Fortunately, we can learn to reinhabit our bodies and know the peace and wholeness that comes with embodiment and regulation using Somatic Exercises, Restorative Yoga, Stretching and Movement, Mindfulness and Meditation. If we can step out of our anxious or disconnected thoughts for a moment and fully inhabit ourselves, our view of the world changes to one of compassion, curiosity, and calm.
This six-week course is intended to help us slow down and get intentional about reinhabiting our body in a safe and nurturing way. It is meant to nourish and support you.
Who should attend?
This is for personal growth and healing so anyone is welcome to attend. It is also great for yoga teachers, bodyworkers and therapists who are looking to gain more trauma-informed practices to include in their practices. I will be sharing simple, safe, and effective tools for restoring the body’s natural ability to heal and discharge stress/trauma.
One does not have to be working with a personal trauma to get a lot of benefit out of this course. Most of us have experienced some sort of trauma in our lives and this past year has certainly affected us all.
Do I need to have a yoga practice?
No. This course is suitable for beginner and advanced students. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me directly email@example.com
What props are required?
Props will be provided. If you would like your own blanket, eye pillow, and yoga mat please bring those.
Please also have a notebook. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Layers are nice because as we move into the rest and digest social engagement of the parasympathetic nervous system the body cools down but when we are moving we could warm up.
What will we be doing every week?
Each class will be 90 minutes long and will include approximately ½ hour of education leading into practice, movement, meditation, and an opportunity for questions and sharing.
I have used the elements and the chakras as a way of creating a container to explore embodiment. Each class will focus on a certain area of the body. We will stretch, rest, embody, and “map” each area of the body to strengthen our relationships with ourselves and know our; boundaries, our foundation and support, power and autonomy, compassion for ourselves and others, how to protect ourselves from compassion fatigue, self expression, feeling our feelings instead of swallowing them, and knowing ourselves as a reliable witness and friend; from the inside out.