trauma sensitive yoga
minding your body
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 safe self-inquiry and body agency.
It acknowledges the neurological impact of trauma on a physical, psychological, and emotional level, and the disconnection from the physical body many trauma survivors experience. Yoga offers ways to rebalance your nervous system, rebuild trust in the fluctuating mind - body pulse and life long resilience skills that build better relationships.
It's not about the postures and sequencing, but about the unfolding into the deepening PROCESS of yoga.
where your body is the gateway to true Self realization.
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
a connection between your mind and body in a gentle way
move your body, heal your mind
choose your ideal yoga group class
Begin with a trauma-aware, safe, and empowering Yoga for RESILIENCE class.
Fridays 9.30am in Phillip
A class or private, adjunct treatment for complex and developmental trauma, and persistent PTSD.
Wednesdays 12.30 in Braddon
Explore the mindful embodied practice of EMBODY WISDOM class once you can self-regulate and develop a home practice.
Mondays 9.30am in Phillip
ZEN RECOVERY promotes ways to slow down safely and rest, using the supportive experience of a bolster. Learn 5 restorative body shapes and associated breathing practices to activate deep healing states. This course will use the current online course and live group dynamics.
Working with Kendra is feeling guided by your hand with an invisible string of love and compassion.
Her classes gave you so much room for self-awareness and cultivate mindfulness in your own body and your own experience. We are so lucky to have such a tender and dynamic soul when it comes to TSTSY and Rest. Please join our tribe of making effective actions on your own wellbeing and healing the world. Jenny G
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.
6 mechanisms of a traditional yoga practice
Being mindful, slow, steady with ease in body shapes.
Each shape has different mental health benefits.
ATTENTION AND BEING PRESENT
Once feeling at home in the body, attention settles and can welcome greater emotional expressions less stress.
SPIRITUALITY MEANING AND PURPOSE
Living a truly authentic life brings meaning and purpose.
BREATH & MOVEMENT IN SYNC
When movement is guided by breath consciousness, thinking slows and attention safely expands and increases.
The Yama's and Niyama's or social behaviours and personal disciplines, create a foundation of relational embodiment.
SUPPORT FROM A TEACHER AND GROUP
Having a sense of belonging to the human family
brings deeper healing and aliveness.
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