After experiencing trauma or abuse, many people report feeling disconnected from their bodies. Some people even numb the connection intentionally, as a survival strategy.
A trauma-informed yoga class is a safe, welcoming environment where people can begin to reconnect with their bodies. A trauma-informed teacher creates this healing space by offering choices, guaranteeing no hands-on assists, and providing opportunities to get curious about sensation. Typically, achieving alignment in traditional yoga forms is a lower priority than relationship-building in a trauma-informed yoga class.