YOGA IN SUPPORT OF TRAUMA RECOVERY

"For many survivors of trauma, the body is at best disconnected from the self and, at worst, is a volatile, dangerous place.  Yoga is fundamentally a body-based activity, so we reach an impasse: how can we make this body-based activity accessible and tolerable when the body has become the enemy?” –David Emerson, author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Mikki Jordan, clinical social worker and recent graduate of TMC’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program, will delve into how and why the ancient practice of yoga could, and perhaps should, become an integral part of trauma recovery work.  Drawing from both personal and professional experience while providing an overview of the research that’s come to light around the benefits and challenges of somatic based therapies, Mikki will lead participants through an exploration of how a trauma-informed yoga practice can be a radical yet wonderfully simple intervention in trauma recovery work. 

Part practice and part discussion, this workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about how yoga can be used as an evidence-based healing modality that moves beyond traditional talk therapies into a deeply visceral, transformative experience.