Yoga for Healing
A Trauma-Informed Yoga Class
Autoimmune and chronic health conditions often have their roots in lifelong stress patterns that begin in childhood. Early life trauma and stress can alter the functioning of our stress-response system, making it challenging to find ease in the body. Trauma-informed yoga is based on a particular understanding of trauma, one that emphasizes its impact on the entire mind-body system, as opposed to particular mental states (e.g., troubling memories) viewed in isolation from the physical body. “Trauma,” Bessel van der Kolk explains, “is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.”
Research has shown yoga practices to heal the effects of trauma on the brain and body. By reducing autonomic sympathetic activation (aka fight or flight response), muscle tension, inflammation, and blood pressure, improving neuroendocrine and hormonal activity, decreasing physical symptoms and emotional distress, yoga can increase our quality of life.
In this 75 minute yoga class, we will slow down, balance effort with effortlessness, breathe and gently relax into our bodies. Open to all levels.
I have personally found yoga, and specifically trauma-informed yoga therapy to be one of the most powerful mindfulness practices in my healing path that has helped calm my nervous system and lower inflammation. It’s also aligned with my passion for psychoneuroimmunology, the study of the mind on our health and resistance to disease.
I look forward to sharing an hour of gentle healing movement, meditation, and breath with you.
— Angela Huang, BA, CNC, RYT-200
WHEN: Ongoing- Sundays, 3:30- 4:45 pm
WHERE: Email or text me to RSVP and for exact location in North Boulder. (Classes are limited to 5 students per class)
WHAT TO BRING:
Optional: Water bottle, blanket, yoga block and/or bolster
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10
510 205 4012