A deep bow to this new organization that is giving in a big way to our greater community. This month’s teacher feature highlights the great work of this local non-profit working to bring the healing power of trauma sensitive yoga and meditation to all. The teachers travel to residential treatment facilities, community recovery centers, and correctional institutions to share the healing path of yoga.
Their Mission: We are a growing movement of community action yogis dedicated to bringing the healing power of yoga to those who have experienced trauma, who are under served and marginalized and in need of these tools of transformation. We believe in the dignity and worth of every human being, and strive to promote self-awareness, self-respect and self-mastery. Our approach to trauma sensitive yoga combines equal measures of patience, compassion and gentleness. We treat each individual as a whole regardless of social status and past trauma history. Through our approach to trauma sensitive yoga we engage the participant to experience the present moment, take effective action, create rhythms, and make choices within their practice. We have found that through this approach of taking ownership of choices while on the mat, students are better able to make choices off the mat.
Find out more about what this great group is up to by checking out their website at http://www.seachangeyoga.org/