Trauma informed Yoga therapy contributes to the healing of those impacted by traumatic life events. The therapeutic focus is the development of healthy, body-based self-regulation strategies to empower clients to live connected, resilient and safely embodied lives.
Trauma informed Yoga therapy has been proven effective in conjunction with traditional psychiatry and psychotherapy to address a wide range of conditions – from chronic pain and stress to mental illness and addiction. I have been working with clients since 2007 and will design a practice to meet and grow with your specific needs. All sessions include education, assessment and an exploration of various techniques including asana (physical forms), pranayama (breath practices), meditation, body awareness and relaxation with an on emphasis on choice and safety.
Upon booking a session you will receive an intake email which includes the logistics for the sessions and intake questions. This includes inquiring into and assessing your health history, current treatments and medications, physical, mental and emotional condition, and your health and wellness goals. After each session, you will be provided with an illustrated, customized home practice tailored to meet your unique needs. You may choose to record the practice portion of our session to assist you at home.
Each practice is designed to suit your specific needs, capabilities, goals, and life circumstances. Depending on your needs, we will revise and update your personal practice on an ongoing basis. The tools and insights you gain during our sessions will support you in feeling more grounded, connected and at ease in your own body.
I recommend that clients continue their personal health routine as suggested by their doctor or medical professional and/or seek out the support of a qualified mental health professional while accessing my services.
To book a session or arrange a free 15-minute phone consultation to determine if my services are best suited to your needs contact me.
For private sessions on Vancouver Island, please contact Sarah Holmes de Castro.
“Nicole Marcia is profoundly courageous, compassionate and present in her skill as a yoga therapist and teacher. She has been instrumental in assisting me to rise up from my devastation, pick my heart up off the ground and move forward into the sanctuary my yoga practice has become. Her capacity to hold space is unparalleled. In her presence I am safe; as she listens my voice is heard; as I am witnessed by her, I am seen and I can breathe. Through our work together I have found a peace that endures. Nicole is a brilliant light in our world. She anchors the best of what trauma-informed care really is; and the vision of what such care could become. I am deeply grateful.” – A.C.