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Trauma Informed

Updated: Jan 16, 2022

Why I teach in a trauma informed way.... Almost all humans have experienced some type of traumatic event. Trauma ranges in how it's experienced and is extremely detrimental when it happens in early childhood,  ages 0-6. Traumas large and small leave their traces in a person's being,  and lives in the brain and the body long after the traumatic incident/s occurs. A very crude explanation- basically what happens during trauma is that the nervous system responds in "fight,  flight or freeze" and stress hormones flood the system. In a typical human the nervous system would bring itself back into balance.  However with trauma,  the reset doesn't occur and a person stays in over drive or shuts down completely (Hyper or hypo response). It has been found that healing modalities that assist in facilitating the mind-body connection can assist in regulation and healing trauma wounds. Yoga practices do just this- connect the mind and body with eachother in the present moment and gives individuals tools to recover from trauma responses.  The seemingly simple task of staying present in the moment with body and breath can be extremely difficult for individuals who have experienced trauma, but also plays a key role in healing, in conjunction with other mental health therapies. To honor this, in my classes I hold space that is safe for whoever shows up. When I lead classes I do my best to always remind students that they are in charge of their bodies and making sure they are honoring their limits.  I am simply a guide shining some light on ancient philosophy, body movements,  reminding them to breathe,  to stay present and to love themselves just as they are.  I also make it known that students can reach out directly if needing any processing, support or resources. I teach in this way because it's important.  If this sounds interesting to you check out all my offerings which include virtual group hatha classes, an On Demand video library of over 100 classes for varying levels and virtual Yoga Therapy sessions . Visit www.blissfulbutterflyyoga.com 🌟link in bio 🌟 ☮🌟💜🌟🕉🦋🕉🌟💜🌟☮ #blissfulbutterfly