trauma sensitive yoga
TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA CANBERRA
the yoga of embodied resilience
Face to face or live streamed
or do a self-paced online wellbeing course.
why trauma sensitive yoga?
As life speeds up and stress levels increase, Trauma Sensitive Yoga offers you the gift of self-inquiry and self agency.
It is the art of living authentically, being grounded in the fluctuating pulse of life moving through you. In Trauma Sensitive Yoga you might learn to use your breath, movement, sound and meditation to develop your inner resources.
You might also:
Learn self-compassion and self-awareness
Reduce anxiety and depression
Understand interoception (sense your body's sensations)
Learn how to truly relax and live with vitality
Free up trapped energy in your body that may be causing pain or stiffness
Learn mastery of breath to still the mind
Deepen your spiritual awareness
Learn stillness in a changing world
Re-establish a loving communication with your body
Restore your inner awareness that brings clarity and inner peace
Increase flexibility and muscle balance
choose your ideal yoga group class
Begin with a trauma-aware, safe, and empowering Yoga for RESILIENCE class.
A class or private, adjunct treatment for complex and developmental trauma, and persistent PTSD.
Wednesdays 12.30 or Tuesdays 6.30pm
Explore the mindful embodied practice of EMBODY WISDOM class once you can self-regulate and develop a home practice.
A trauma-sensitive yoga therapy course can allow you to explore any emotional/mental challenges you may have within the safety of an embodied group context.
What is most important in the practice of Yoga is the attention and kindness you offer yourself and the willingness to follow your body's lead. In healing anxiety, depression, pain and trauma, the human organism naturally pulsates with life when it feels safe. NO amount of talking or meditation will help us feel safe and settled. It is through movement that we become aware of stuck, old, defensive reactions in our nervous systems that are still activated right now. So in a sense yoga is more about unwinding than winding up. It's more about being awareness or stillness that allows life to heal through us. As the sage Patanjali said;
yoga as yogas citta vrtti nirodhah Yoga Sutra 1.2 and can be translated as;
Yoga happens when we embody our Essential Nature as unconditioned Stillness, which is always present, even when movements of thought, sensations, and other consciousness are present or absent.
Kendra originally trained with Gail Pisani in the Hatha Kundalini yoga tradition and is influenced by her personal practices of Vipassana Meditation, iRest meditation, and Satyananda Yoga. She has recently become Canberra's first registered Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition, applying the principles of viniyoga and TCTSY. She brings aspects of these styles, as well as her knowledge of eastern medicine and philosophy, into her therapeutic approach today. Her modern style of teaching is one that strongly encourages embodied mindfulness, breath-centered awareness, and reawakening a self-exploration.
Her popular Yoga for Resilience courses honors the need to slow down and build a sustainable practice for life. Kendra is a certified TCTSY Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator and loves to see those with mental health challenges, start to live with joy again in their bodies.
Kendra’s mindful yoga classes feel tailor-made for you.
I have taken a number of people along to the sessions and each comes away saying “I felt like the yoga was customized for my needs”. I
can’t recommend Kendra enough – even if you don’t do her yoga classes or yoga therapy then I strongly
recommend the reflexology and remedial massage – it’s blissful! Jan