trauma sensitive yoga to reclaim your body
A traumatic event or traumatic period in your life can have a big impact on how you relate to yourself, your body and to others. The good news is that you can change this.
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) can offer you ways to safely explore sensations in your body in the present moment. This empowers you to make decisions based on what you notice in your body, and reduces the effects of trauma.
Trauma sensitive yoga was developed with feedback from trauma survivors and is very different from other yoga classes.
The classes are facilitated by Sam Voolstra, an experienced and certified TCTSY yoga teacher with lived experience of PTSD.
6-week trauma sensitive yoga courses in Lismore and Nimbin in 2020 and 2021
Thursdays, October 22 till December 3 (no session on November 12), 5.30 till 6.30 pm, Lismore - fully booked
Thursdays, January 21 till February 25, 5.30 till 6.30 pm, Lismore - bookings welcome
Thursdays, March 18 till April 22, 5.30 till 6.30 pm, Lismore - bookings welcome
One-on-one Trauma Sensitive Yoga sessions and private group classes for organisations also available.
iRest meditation to remember your wholeness
Learn practical mindfulness tools to navigate the difficulties in your life and enhance your sense of well being.
iRest is a simple mindfulness-based meditation practice, based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra and adapted to suit the conditions of modern life.
iRest meditation empowers you to integrate challenging memories, emotions and beliefs and to remember your complete and harmonious wholeness of being.
iRest is simple to learn and easy to practice by anyone, regardless of physical ability or experience with meditation. You can choose to lay down or sit during the guided meditations. Once practiced regularly, iRest becomes a set of tools for life.
iRest has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Somatic Experiencing for trauma healing
Private sessions to release stress and trauma from your body
During a private Somatic Experiencing (SE) session I support you with setting and reaching your goals for greater health and well being.
I bring together the traditions of yoga, SE and iRest mindfulness meditation to work together with you towards a more resilient nervous system and more internal stability to deal with the stresses of daily life.
During the sessions we explore your unique innate capacity for nervous system regulation and aim to release stress and trauma energy from your body.
yoga classes for self care
We welcome you to our weekly gentle yoga classes suitable for all bodies and minds
Are you looking for yoga classes that invite you to feel what is right for your body and mind?
In the gentle yoga classes in Nimbin, Lismore and Larnook you give yourself time to be with yourself and bring your attention inwards in a safe way.
As your body relaxes and your breath deepens, there is space to observe your thoughts and beliefs and to reconnect with your self.
Understanding yourself better and being more loving towards yourself will affect the way you see and connect with the world around you.
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