Trauma-Informed Yoga

Yoga informado sobre el trauma 

RECAMFT does not endorse any of these yoga teachers, but is simply offering this page as a resource for the community.

RECAMFT no respalda a ninguno de estos profesores de yoga, pero simplemente ofrece esta página como un recurso para la comunidad.

What is trauma-informed yoga?

Trauma-informed yoga is a broad term that describes movements, breathing practices and relaxation that help to relieve physical and emotional symptoms caused by trauma. It is based on the growing understanding that trauma takes a heavy toll on the body and the nervous system. This practice focuses on helping individuals move out of the "fight or flight" response (sympathetic nervous system) into the "rest and digest" mode (parasympathetic nervous system).

The iRest guided meditation protocol, developed by psychologist Richard Miller, Ph.D., is one of the components of “Yoga for Trauma Relief.” Other components include self-soothing movements, such as gentle rocking, attachment based approaches, and bilateral stimulation (cross-brain integration), a method of trauma release which is also a core aspect of EMDR.

 The practices in “Trauma Informed Yoga” are designed to reduce posttraumatic symptoms, and research has shown they work well. You can experience this at home using one of Richard Miller's videos


Above video: iRest Yoga Nidra, 35 minutes. 

The "Yoga for Trauma Relief" online classes offered by the teachers below are by donation or on a sliding scale.

Please contact the teacher directly for more information and a link to their online classes.

  • Wednesdays 4:30pm with Hannah Caratti, LMFT, ERYT  hcaratti2@gmail.com
  • Fridays  10:30am with Kami Kessel kami@gntlyoga.com  
  • Sundays 10AM with Hannah Caratti www.counselingyogameditation.com


Click here to see a list of therapists willing to donate 3-5 free sessions to those affected by the recent fires. 

For more resources for a disaster or crisis, please visit RECAMFT's Resources page.

Para obtener más recursos para un desastre o una crisis,

visite la página de Recursos de RECAMFT

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