Yoga for trauma survivors, athletes, and all humans
“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
-Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms
Any life experience has the potential to alter us–and whether that alteration will be an adaptive response or a breakdown depends largely on what we do in the face of it. I am a traumatized person in the midst of a breakdown, determined to transform myself and my world for the better in the face of adversity.
Any yoga might be yoga for trauma recovery–but our chances of success are better when a practice is designed with our particular challenges in mind.
I am a seasoned, deeply intentional teacher with an intimate understanding of trauma response. I understand all the ways a public class can be triggering for traumatized people and create a context of security. We de-mystify and de-stigmatize the mechanics of our symptoms and work to soothe our overburdened nervous systems.
This work is not therapy, rather it’s a complementary supportive practice. Depending on the needs of my clients, we can work one on one or in small groups to grow stronger together.
If you want yoga to enhance your athletic performance, it’s advantageous to have a teacher able to specifically tailor a practice with that goal in mind.
When serving athletes, I assess the mechanics of your sport and the demands of your training cycles. I design practice to enhance mobility appropriate to your sport–the goal is optimal, not maximal mobility. We use yoga to actively recover and/or appropriately cross train depending on your circumstances. I respect that yoga isn’t your primary athletic endeavor but a complement to it. I totally understand–I’m an athlete myself.