Therapeutic Yoga

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Trauma Informed Yoga Classes

Research continues to support the use of yoga and mindfulness as an adjunctive treatment approach for PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, and daily life stress. Through a combination of gentle movement, breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques, these sessions emphasize:

  • Attuning to sensations with mindful presence

  • Developing centering and grounding techniques

  • Expanding ways to explore the body, mind, and heart with gentle curiosity

  • Embodying a sense of strength and control

No yoga experience necessary.

Cost: $160 for 8 week series ($20 per class)

Please contact Kara Shaw, LCSW, RYT or Stacey Bramley, LPC, RYT directly if interested in registering

Private Yoga

Mindful Counseling and Wellness offers clients one-on-one yoga consults with a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist (TIYT).  Consults are generally 3-5 sessions in length and may cover a variety of needs related to the use of yoga, guided imagery, and mindfulness as an adjunctive trauma treatment. Consults will be tailored to clients' specific needs and goals. Examples of topics that may be covered in a yoga consultation are:

  • Introduction or re-introduction to yoga in a safe and private space

  • Recommendation for how to design or modify a yoga program to address personal triggers, challenges, and physical limitations

  • General psychoeducation about trauma and the body and ways in which yoga can help

Private yoga consultations are available on a self-pay basis only. For more information please contact Kara Shaw, LCSW, RYT

Consultation for Yoga Teachers and Studios

Are you a yoga teacher or studio looking to provide a trauma informed atmosphere for your students? Through individualized support and practice, Kara provides guidance in the following areas: Neuroscience, nervous system regulation, use of language, increasing student safety, modifications, self-care, and appropriate touch.

Why trauma informed yoga?

  • It is estimated that 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives

  • Up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and that an estimated 13 million people have PTSD at any given time.

  • Research shows that the number of American yoga practitioners has increased to over 36 million in 2016, up from 20.4 million in 2012. 28% of all Americans have participated in a yoga class at some point in their lives.

For more information please contact Kara Shaw, LCSW, RYT.