shining a trauma informed lens on yoga

Shining a Trauma-Informed Lens on Yoga: Savasana

Comment(s) July 12, 2015

Shining a Trauma-Informed Lens on Yoga: Savasana There are many reasons why someone who has survived trauma may have difficulty in yoga classes and may dramatically benefit from their teacher incorporating a trauma-informed lens into their instruction. In this video, Molly Boeder Harris focuses specifically on the challenges of Savasana (corpse pose) and how invoking […]Read More

healing has its own intelligence

A Yogic Perspective on the Natural Intelligence of Healing

Comment(s) June 4, 2015

A Yogic Perspective on the Natural Intelligence of Healing An Interview with Kristin Laak In the last few decades, our country is increasingly accepting of the wisdom that trauma lands not solely in the mind, yet may also permeate throughout the entire physical body – and for some, create a wound on the soul. For […]Read More

creating physical and emotional boundaries in yoga - shedding light on the yoga flip chip

Creating Physical and Emotional Boundaries in Yoga Teleseminar

Comment(s) January 5, 2015

Creating Physical and Emotional Boundaries in Yoga Teleseminar In this live interview, “Creating Physical and Emotional Boundaries in Yoga Teleseminar” The Breathe Network spoke with Nina Jackson, the creator of the Yoga Flip-Chip and Alexis Marbach, a trauma-informed yoga instructor and Flip Chip Ambassador, about the inspiration behind this innovative tool and its usefulness for enhancing both […]Read More

em kianka

Em Kianka

Comment(s) December 21, 2016

“I first fell in love with Yoga when I was 17, when I opted out of mandatory physical education in high school to take a new hybrid class called “Piloga” (Pilates + Yoga). Although I would not have used the same vocabulary at the time, it was my first exposure to the healing effects of […]Read More

Alexis Marbach

Alexis Marbach

Comment(s) September 9, 2012

“All of Alexis Marbach’s Boston-based classes provide a space where students can be curious and explore their own range of motion, strength, and self-confidence and make empowered healing choices for themselves. As a member of The Breathe Network and Firefly Yoga, she uses a survivor-centered lens to offer yoga as a tool for trauma therapy […]Read More

Jamie Marich

Jamie Marich

Comment(s) February 3, 2015

Friends and colleagues of Jamie Marich describe her as a renaissance woman. A dancer, musician, performer, writer, recovery ambassador, clinical counselor, expressive arts therapist and Reiki Master Teacher, Marich unites these elements of her experience to achieve an ultimate mission: bringing the art and joy of healing to others. Marich began her career in human […]Read More

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence with Yoga

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence With Yoga

Comment(s) July 23, 2012

Transcending the Trauma of Sexual Violence With Yoga Sexual violence can impact every facet of a survivor’s life, including their physical, mental and spiritual health. Feminist philosopher Ann Cahill, PhD captures the pervasive, embodied nature of the trauma of rape in her book Rethinking Rape, explaining: “As a traumatic, violent, embodied experience, rape does not merely attack […]Read More