In a world as fast paced as ours, it can be a challenge to connect with ourselves, others, and with nature in meaningful ways. My aim as a yoga instructor is to support others as they lean into their own unique versions of that journey.
I would love for you to join me for a group class, series, or one on one session.
I am excited to announce that I will be running a 6-week in-person series in Cowichan Station that will take place on Thursday evenings from May 19 - June 23, 2022. Please click the button below to learn more.
One on one sessions are available both in-person and via Zoom at this time. Please reach out if you have any questions!
PILLARS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA
1. MAKING CHOICES.
All of us come to class with our own unique experiences, backgrounds, and needs. In these classes, all students are encouraged to make choices that best support them. For example, this may include things like taking breaks/leaving the room as needed, turning your camera on/off as it suits you, adding or excluding props to best support yourself, or shifting postures as needed. In making choices that best support ourselves, we are using our own intuition and wisdom to practice self-love.
2. TAKING EFFECTIVE ACTION.
This pillar is similar to the above. In our classes, you'll often hear me cue with suggestions, rather than explicit directions. This style of cueing is intentional. You know your body best, and it is yours to explore. I will do my best throughout our classes to create opportunities for you to take action that best suits you. Please know that, in the event I do not provide options, you always have the right to do what best suits you.
3. CREATING RHYTHMS.
We will do this through cueing of breath, movement, and timing. Where possible, I will do my best to provide an overview of where we are going, or create a predictable flow so you can slide into a familiar rhythm.
4. EXPERIENCING THE PRESENT MOMENT.
We live so much of our lives considering the future, often in worry, or reliving the past. In our classes, we will use slow movement, intentional breath, curiosity, playfulness, and awareness practices to shift our attention to the present moment.