“Trauma is a response to events that are too difficult to be managed psychological or physically. Trauma is a psycho-physiological event.”-Frances K. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP
“Trauma is a disease of not being able to be present.”-Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Research shows that yoga helps to heal the impact of trauma by restoring the regulatory functions of the brain via the body.
An 8-week, once-per-week Yoga for Survivors of Trauma class will be held Monday afternoons beginning September 10, 2012 at the new Durham Yoga Company; exact dates and times TBA. Students who have experienced any sort of trauma (“Big T or little t”) are welcome.
The classes are designed to help participants feel comfortable in their bodies, to learn self-regulation skills, and to improve their ability to direct attention away from ruminative thought processes, in a safe, supportive and peaceful environment.
* The classes are open to women only.
* No yoga experience necessary.
* We will strive to make the classes accessible to everybody regardless of physical ability.
* All students must be in individual psychotherapy (or have done a significant amount of trauma work in therapy) and must speak with the instructor for a screening/intake prior to the first class.
The cost of the 8-class session is $200. For more information, or to schedule a telephone screening, contact the instructor, Deborah Klinger, at (919) 990-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah Klinger, M.A., LMFT, is a psychotherapist, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and yoga instructor who has completed a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teaching Certificate Program through the Trauma Center at JRI in Boston, MA.