Trauma survivors often come to the practice of yoga on the recommendation of their health care providers, to cultivate, “the simple body awareness that makes it possible to gauge, slow down, and halt traumatic hyper-arousal, and to separate past from present ” (Rothschild, 2000).

Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga classes are designed to meet the unique therapeutic needs of individuals living with the somatic aftermath of trauma. Therapeutically-based classes help students gently reconnect with their bodies in a safe, supportive manner that emphasizes choice, mindfulness and ease. An ideal adjunct to traditional psychotherapy.

Yoga for Embodied Resilience @ Ocean & Crow Yoga/Space, Vancouver, BC
7 Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 – July 4th-August 29th (No class July 18 or August 15) 

$135+tax/$147+tax after June 17
*there is one spot available for financial assistance in this course. Email to apply.
*This class comes with one Bonus Class you can use to attend another class on the schedule during the session.
Yoga can support us to feel more at home in our bodies and more connected in our relationships, communities and beyond. This class series provides a space for personal inquiry and illumination for anyone who would like to tap into their own embodied, resilient beings both on and off the mat. Each highly interactive session will explore how and why Yoga works, how we integrate what we experience in practice into our lives in order to thrive and how our bodies and emotions inform one another.
This trauma-informed class will focus on aspects of personal and social health and will include discussion, education, reflection and integration through a gentle, all-levels Yoga practice. Students will learn body-based, self-regulation techniques to support resilience, and a sense of agency in their bodies and in the world. The practice will emphasize internal experience, choice making and moving safely together. No hands-on assists or adjustments. Beginners are welcome.
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To discuss bringing a Fine Balance Trauma Informed Yoga Class to you contact me.  To discuss developing classes on Vancouver Island, please contact Sarah Holmes de Castro.

“I just wanted to share how much I loved tonight’s class. You know, yoga has been something I have wanted try again, for a long time now, but never got around to it. I did try it 3 different times/classes/teachers about 10 years ago or more, but it never was a match – too hard to get myself into those positions and I was very self-conscious. However, tonight was different. It helped being so small and intimate but more then that it was ‘you’. You made me feel so completely comfortable to be exactly where I am in my own skin as it is now. I mean really, what else is there?! You are a gifted woman who has an innate ability to ‘tune in’ and to lead through the lens of unconditional acceptance.”

Participant, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Classes for Women, 2013