In collaboration with a U.S. based non-profit, the Yoga To Transform Trauma foundation, I offer trauma-informed yoga in refugee communities. We engage in yoga practices both on and off the mat, from compassionate self-inquiry to breathwork and asana.
Combining traditional yoga practices with the psychology and neurobiology of trauma, I incorporate traditional supportive group sharing experiences with mindful, introspective and a gentle yoga practices. Through conversations around healing and wellness, we deconstruct old stories that leave us feeling helpless and disconnected, creating space for cognitive shifts rooted in empowered choice, self-compassion, and connectedness.
These circles have been described as empowering and beneficial in improving sleep and emotion regulation.
*Trauma can be defined as; physical, sexual and emotional abuse; sudden/violent death of a loved one; serious injury; community-based violence; systemic oppression; forced displacement or political violence.
Humanitarian aid workers
Caregivers, aid workers, crisis response teams… etc are at risk of developing secondary trauma and burnout due to directly working with communities in crisis.
Dedicated to courageous conversations, I hold space for listening sessions for the aid worker community. Holding space for stories, self-care building and community strengthening as well as yoga.
Humanitarian Aid Resiliency Training (H.A.R.T):
Training designed to address secondary trauma and resilience building . With an emphasis on the neuro-physiology of trauma we explore compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and systemic trauma. Yoga and mindfulness based practices are also integrated.
Are you an NGO in the humanitarian aid industry looking to enhance your trauma-care practices within your organization and/or the beneficiary community?