mindful 

yoga classes online or face to face

 

&

 

home retreat membership coming soon

Begin at any time

Classes are held in Phillip.

Currently all classes are live streamed via Zoom

and offered in person.

Mon 9.30am & 6pm

Fri 9.30am

what is trauma aware yoga?

 

 Trauma-aware yoga practice offers a safe and sensitive space for everyone to learn self regulation and self awareness skills that build sustainable resilience. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies by offering choice. Anxiety and depression, are often the result of unresolved trauma. 

Some principles you will find in Kendra's trauma aware classes are;

  • Recognition that you are the expert of your body and experiences.

  • Safety and comfort are the foundation of the practice.

  • Focus is on developing interoception, an experience of a 'felt sense'.

  • Recognition that offering choices empowers you to choose what feels right for your body at any moment.

  • Minimize over stimulation of senses by dimming lights, not using oils or incense and use of sanskrit language.

  • Assumption that everyone in the class has suffered some form of trauma.

  • Acknowledgment that some body shapes and yoga props might make students feel vulnerable.

  • Use of invitational language allows self agency.

  • Use of rhythms to offer grounding and feeling of safety.

  • Practicing present moment awareness.

  • The use of touch is with permission and with the intention to increase interoception not force the body into an ideal shape.

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