Trauma is stored in the body. After a traumatic experience, the nervous system can respond to triggering situations as though the traumatic experience is happening all over again. This can lead to a sense of disconnection from the body in order to cope. Yoga can offer a potent way to befriend, and regain a sense of safety in, your body. Yoga offers an empowering path towards healing, it can help you reclaim a sense of steadiness and ease.
Our new 5-week Trauma Informed Yoga course invites students to learn skills including mindfulness and meditation, the use of breath in regulating autonomic arousal, body awareness, distress tolerance and insight. It will support students with a history of trauma and/or symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, to experience a sense of agency and control over their bodies. A useful adjunct to individual psychotherapy, this course is informed by the internationally recognised best practice principles of Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY).
Taught by clinical psychologist Jess Grunberg, who has experience in supporting clients with a history of trauma across both the private and public sector, these small classes will have a maximum of 10 students and offer a safe, supportive space for students to develop psychological skills whilst practicing yoga. Students will not be expected to discuss their histories and those under a GP Mental Health Care are able to claim a Medicare rebate.