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

Beyond Language

Beyond Language – Healing Techniques that Don’t Require Telling Your Story

Comment(s) February 23, 2015

Beyond Language – Healing Techniques that Don’t Require Telling Your Story “The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke The pervasive nature of sexual violence can require, for many survivors, an intentional, consistent and multi-layered practice of healing. A variety of entry points […]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

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma: Trust Your Own Practice

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 1: Trust Your Own Practice

Comment(s) October 15, 2014

Reflections on Meditation and Trauma Part 1: Trust Your Own Practice “You know you’re on the right path when your path dissolves in front of you and you start trusting yourself completely.” ~Jeff Foster In the summer of 2014, I won a contest for a free meditation retreat that, in my mind, promised to afford […]Read More

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat - Guest Post by Alexis Marbach

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat

Comment(s) September 24, 2014

Innovative Tools to Empower Students on the Yoga Mat Introduction by Molly Boeder Harris The first time I was adjusted inappropriately in a yoga class I froze and held my breath. I wanted to run out but I felt so embarrassed that I stayed and simply wept my way through savasana (corpse pose). Unfortunately, but not […]Read More

Remembrance and Resilience through Yoga

Remembrance and Reclamation through Yoga

Comment(s) April 30, 2014

Remembrance and Reclamation through Yoga “Yoga is the direct experience of your original nature.” ~Richard Freeman The records of my recovery always seem to surface in the weeks leading up to my anniversary through body aches, animal dreams, escalated emotion and a simultaneous mix of an anxious mind and the lethargy of sorrow’s memory. While not entirely productive, my natural release of endorphin […]Read More

rachel allen

Rachel Allen

Comment(s) May 19, 2015

“Rachel Allen has over a decade and a half of experience in the healing and expressive arts and is active in facilitating chant, drumming and movement to support healing and empowerment at yoga studios, retreats, conferences and other gatherings regionally and nationally. Rachel is a theme based yoga teacher and workshop facilitator and uses live music, […]Read More

Marissa Angeletti

Marissa Angeletti

Comment(s) September 13, 2015

“Marissa Angeletti, M.A., R-DMT, RYT-200, is a Dance/Movement Therapist, Yoga teacher, movement-based trauma specialist, and therapeutic movement educator and practitioner. Personal practice and experience inform and inspire Marissa’s appreciation for the body/mind connection, whether in a yoga class or therapeutic session. She is interested in helping her students and clients access deeper, more holistic levels of experience and knowing in order to come to a greater sense of […]Read More

Jody Barnes

Jody Barnes

Comment(s) November 19, 2015

“I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with a history of sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence and PTSD. While working with survivors of abuse, my interest in the mind-body connection was reinforced and led me toward utilizing yoga as an adjunctive practice toward […]Read More

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