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Not All Yoga is Created Equal

What makes Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Unique?


Session Details:

Saturday, June 10th  

Two Session Times Available

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hedman Counseling Center
4297 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

All materials and supplies provided.
Come Exactly as you are, wear something Comfy

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Come meet Cindy and experience what makes Trauma-Sensitive Yoga unique.

If you’ve never considered a yoga class or you are a seasoned yogi, come see if it is a fit for you. Experience the difference for yourself. Gain comfort in your own body, and find healing.

Pace: Several traditional forms of yoga have a slower pace (restorative, hatha, etc). However, trauma sensitive yoga for PTSD uses an extremely gentle pace at every turn. Trauma sensitive yoga isn’t geared toward six-pack abs or a rigorous workout. It is geared to address, in a very organic way, the disconnect that takes place in mind and body when trauma has changed the shape of your life.

Terms: Many trauma survivors find the language, poses, focus, and body centered work of traditional yoga to be triggering and highly dysregulating. Fear of being triggered often keeps survivors from leaning into the healing power of mind/body connection.  

Group Size: The size of a group for trauma sensitive yoga is kept to 6 attendees or less to provide a sense of connection, calm, and privacy. We know the importance of a sense of safety when stepping into a new environment. Because of this, trauma sensitive yoga’s primary focus is protection and well-being of the survivors.  

Mindfulness: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”- Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Stillness is oftentimes inaccessible for trauma survivors because of the overwhelming thoughts and sensations that flood them in the stillness.   Not paying attention to the thoughts, emotions, or stories in their head (and also not resisting them when they come up, but gently returning to the body in the present moment) is one of the themes of the class.  Many traditional yoga classes also discuss mindfulness.

Breath: All yoga practices include the use of breath.  After all yoga means to unite and most commonly to unite the breath with movement. In a trauma sensitive yoga session, breath is an experimentation rather than a prescribed way of breathing. Survivors start to experiment with what breath their body prefers. It is not to breathe the right way, but rather their own way of breathing.


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