Yoga for Trauma Survivors

Many abuse survivors disconnect from physical sensations and emotions. This is an effective survival response: the experiences they have gone through have been intolerable, so the body/brain connection disconnects as a safety mechanism.

Yoga practice can calm the nervous system and gradually allow participants to re-tolerate physical sensations.

These yoga classes will also allow participants to have a sense of safety, facilitate agency and choice with their bodies whilst moving and allowing participants to connect back to themselves.

“It’s time for just me and I appreciate that as well as feeling healthier.”

– Community Yoga participant

“It makes me calm and sleep better that day.”

– PDAP participant

“It helps me feel better and less stressed.”

– PDAP participant

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