While it is true that asana generally can be extremely helpful in managing symptoms of post traumatic stress and generalized anxiety, there are specific tools and strategies that can lift virtually any yoga class to the level of ‘trauma sensitive”. Many of the skills you will learn in this workshop will create a more nurturing and empathic environment and help to minimize triggering vulnerable students in a typical yoga class.
- holding space – what does this mean? how do I do it?
- how might I assist a student who presents or self describes as traumatized ?
- what is my own relationship to trauma and anxiety and how does this relationship make me a better teacher? (good news : it really does)
Please prepare by reading the chapter on Yoga in The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van der Kolk and it is recommended that you own Dave Emerson’s book.