As a culture, we are becoming more aware of the prevalence of trauma in our society and the impact that it has on the brain, the body, and the self. Asana, the physical practice of yoga, has been utilized as a wellness resource for thousands of years with practitioners citing positive changes in the realm of the body, the mind and the self. Many yoga practitioners can personally testify to the positive outcomes of yoga for cultivating a better relationship with all aspects of self. Naturally, people have been drawn to explore yoga as a resource in the healing process from trauma.
Fortunately, the team at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts has developed Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) to address the specific needs of individuals dealing with complex trauma and chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TCTSY is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment that has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience. All of these principles inform the Hatha Yoga practice which has emphasis on body based yoga forms and breathing practices.
In a TCTSY class, the participant is invited to notice the present moment experience, to notice sensation in their body, and to make choices on how they would like to move in their body in that tmoment. All of this occurs in a trauma informed environment with language intended to increase awareness of internal experiences and sensations.
For more information about TCTSY research and the organization, please check out their website http://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/
If you are interested in participating in one of my groups, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 504-564-7567.
Individual sessions: 30 minutes ($50)
60 minutes ($100)
Group sessions: 60 minutes
Series of 6 sessions ($45 each session - $270 total)
Check your insurance for group benefits
Sliding scale fee is available for those with financial need