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Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop

  • 202 Ledgestone Way Cary, NC, 27519 United States (map)


Join Alisha Nissenfeld RYT 500, MSW for a 2.5 hour safe and supportive workshop, where all are welcome. Any information shared will be held strictly confidential. Register here!

Topics will include:

  • What is Trauma?
  • How to explore a window of tolerance.
  • How is trauma held in the body
  • What are the symptoms of trauma?
  • What are the stages of trauma?
  • How can one self-regulate?
  • How can one use yoga to work through trauma in the body?
  • How can I guide others through a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Experience?

    Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TSY methodology is based on central components of the Hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical forms and movements. Elements of traditional Hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivors' experiences of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body.

Central to the TSY practice is for the facilitator to offer opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Practitioners will be guided to focus on the internal experience rather than external form. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With this approach, the power resides within the individual, not the yoga teacher. Further, by focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma. $45