Trauma Informed Yoga
Trauma-Informed Yoga is a specialized approach to yoga practice designed specifically to support individuals in a small group (1-5) private setting who have experienced trauma. Psynergy Centre recognizes the profound impact that trauma can have on both the mind and body. As part of our commitment to holistic wellness, we offer Trauma-Informed Yoga as a gentle, supportive, and healing modality within our comprehensive wellness services. Varieties of approaches include yin, Nidra, vinyasa flow, restorative, kundalini, and more.
What Makes Trauma-Informed Yoga Unique at Psynergy Centre?
- Safety and Support: Our Trauma-Informed Yoga classes are conducted in a safe, supportive environment that respects the physical and emotional boundaries of each participant. The sessions are designed to cultivate a sense of safety and trust, allowing individuals to explore movement and breath in a way that feels comfortable for them.
- Empowerment and Choice: We emphasize choice and empowerment throughout the practice. Participants are encouraged to listen to their bodies and make choices about what movements or poses feel right for them, fostering a sense of agency that can be profoundly healing for trauma survivors.
- Mind-Body Connection: Trauma-Informed Yoga helps individuals reconnect with their bodies in a gentle and compassionate way. Through mindful movement and breathwork, participants can begin to release physical tension and emotional stress, enhancing their mind-body connection and promoting overall well-being.
- Non-Triggering Practice: Traditional yoga practices can sometimes be triggering for individuals with trauma histories. Our Trauma-Informed Yoga sessions are carefully designed to avoid such triggers, with a focus on grounding, presence, and stability rather than physical achievement or intensity.
- Healing and Resilience: The practice supports healing and resilience by helping participants develop coping skills to manage stress and emotional dysregulation. It can be a powerful tool in the journey of trauma recovery, complementing traditional therapy and other forms of support.
Benefits of Trauma-Informed Yoga:
- Reduction in Symptoms of PTSD and Anxiety: Regular participation in Trauma-Informed Yoga has been shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression, helping individuals to find a greater sense of peace and stability.
- Improved Physical Health: The gentle physical activity involved in yoga can improve strength, flexibility, and overall physical health, which can be especially beneficial for those whose bodies have been impacted by long-term stress or trauma.
- Enhanced Emotional Regulation: By focusing on the breath and mindful movement, participants learn valuable skills for regulating their emotions, leading to improved mood and emotional balance.
- Increased Self-Awareness and Mindfulness: Trauma-Informed Yoga encourages an increased awareness of the present moment and a deeper connection with oneself, fostering mindfulness and self-compassion.
Our Trauma-Informed Yoga classes are led by experienced instructors trained in trauma sensitivity, ensuring that every session is conducted with the utmost care and respect for the needs of trauma survivors. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and healing space for individuals in Medicine Hat to explore yoga as a path to wellness and recovery.
Whether you are new to yoga or have practiced before, Medicine Hat’s Trauma-Informed Yoga at Psynergy Centre offers a unique opportunity to engage in a practice that honors your personal journey and supports your healing process. Join us to discover the transformative power of Trauma-Informed Yoga and take a step towards reclaiming your body and mind in a compassionate, supportive environment.