Category Archive: Yoga For Trauma Survivors

Building Strong, Stable Shoulders Through Yoga

When I injured my neck in 2005 I learned that healthy, strong shoulders are intimately tied with neck alignment. After a slipped disc at C6-7 sent me to the doctors, I opted for using my… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light

During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,”… Continue reading

Minute Meditation: Safety & Inner Peace

For this holiday season, I want to give you a gem of a tool to be used almost anywhere. This little meditation is only one minute long, but will help you find peace

Crisis or Crossroad: Getting Out Of Suffering & Becoming Who You Are Meant To Be

For many people, crisis is the the first step on the path of personal growth. Pain and suffering are the best motivators to commit to our spiritual practices. Distressing events are some of the greatest… Continue reading

Meditation: Presence & Ease

Often when we take the time to become present in life, there is some intensity that can come with that presence. Whether at work, ticking off tasks, or when facing the present brings up… Continue reading

Keeping Balanced Through Yoga

When the mind wanders, one of the first things to go is balance. Regardless if it relates to standing on one leg in a yoga pose, or that you just inhaled a bag of… Continue reading

Ujjayi Pranayama Basics & Practice

In this podcast we go in-depth with the basics of Ujjayi Pranayama, followed by a practice in the technique, which will help combat stress and calm your mind. We cover simple tips on how… Continue reading

The Trauma Survivors Guide To Yoga: Why You Keep Getting Stuck & How To Empower Change

The problem with the “Law of Attraction” thinking — a ‘like attracts like’ mentality that suggests what we focus on becomes our reality — is that you can’t think your way through an emotional problem. Simply… Continue reading

How to Calm Emotional Over-Sensitivity With Yoga

Emotion is a good thing. Being able to feel allows us the capacity to enjoy love and beauty, to feel compassion and to connect with others. But too much emotion can be like trying to… Continue reading