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Yoga for Trauma for Anyone

October 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Yoga For Trauma is a confidential workshop for anyone directly or vicariously affected by any kind of trauma. This 2-hour class will include a safe space for sharing (if desired), meditation, journaling, and trauma-informed movement practice that is inclusive to all bodies.

Trauma has many faces and touches millions of lives, from living through a global pandemic, childhood abuse, spousal abuse, grief, car accidents, medical procedures, academic challenges, harassment, and violence. It doesn’t discriminate against our background. Trauma can happen directly to an individual, as well as vicarious trauma that happens to an individual’s loved ones. The effects can be lifelong and have dramatic effects.

Trauma separates us from our bodies, our true selves, and from others. The wisdom and practice of yoga have the transformative ability to reconnect us to ourselves, to our bodies, and to the world around us. Trauma-informed yoga invites participants to be in connection with their bodies as the focus is placed on body parts, and sensations are brought to the front while keeping awareness of the pace of each person’s breath. Trauma-informed means that the class is filled with choices and assurances, allowing participants to feel control and autonomy over their bodies. It is stressed that there is never one right way to do a pose; the focus is on the sensation of a pose rather than what it looks like.

As a trauma survivor, certified yoga teacher Kim Eiswendrath, RYT 200, will lovingly and compassionately guide the group through practices as part of the recovery process. Kim holds certifications in trauma-informed yoga, TRE®, and Polyvagal Theory.

Note: This class is offered the 3rd Sunday of each month thru Dec 18, 2022)

Registration is required; No drop-ins at this time
Register early; the class is limited to 12 students


October 16, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Yoga Among Friends
4949 Forest Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Laura Jane Mellencamp
Kim Eisendraft