Trauma-Informed Yoga Routines For PTSD

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Ever considered doing Yoga in your therapy session?

While this may not sound conventional, there is evidence that advocates for trauma-informed yoga (van der Kolk, 2014).

Contemporary research has demonstrated the effectiveness of embodied yoga movement to help clients find relief during a triggered response and release trauma from the body (Benjamin et al., 2019; Braun et al., 2021; Danylchuk, 2019; Kelly et al., 2021; Tibbitts et al., 2021).

We have curated a specialized program empowering therapists and survivors to safely integrate trauma-informed yoga postures into their self-repair routine as recommended by cutting-edge experts in the field.

Inside, our experienced instructors reveal their most effective yoga practices through an easy-to-integrate video format.

This way, you can begin helping yourself or your clients affected by trauma immediately after completing the program.

Introducing Yoga For PTSD: Practical Trauma-Informed Yoga Routines

 

Twelve Practical Trauma-Informed Yoga Routines, Adapted To All Levels:

Day 1: Trauma-Informed Yoga With Rewire Therapy Flow

Attune to your body as you are guided through a grounding trauma-informed yoga flow that you may find challenging. Remember to listen to your body and honor its boundaries.

Day 2: Seasons Of The Tree Flow

Allow your body to release tension and trauma from its tissues through eight specialized therapies, including somatics, movement, dance, and drama therapy.

Day 3: Expelling Anger Through Trauma-Informed Yoga And Rewire Therapy

Release anger through somatics and trauma-informed yoga. Anger often arises from feeling disempowered. Learn to use movement to build agency and empower you to transform the physiological symptoms of anger.

Day 4: Grounding The Nervous System Through Trauma-Informed Yoga And Imagery

Find tranquility and peace through the use of imagery and self-hypnosis. These techniques relax the nervous system and encourage self-attunement.

Day 5: Healing Grief Through Yoga

Move feelings of grief through the body. Learn to acknowledge and heal from grief, using breath, mantra, meditation, and sound to calm the nervous system and mind.

Day 6: Grounding The Nervous System Through Yoga

When things feel unsteady and overwhelming, utilize grounding practices to connect to your body and cultivate safety and security with yoga and movement.

Day 7: Connecting To Self-Love Through Yoga

Nurture self-love through movement, breathwork, and meditation. This flow will help invite peace and love to your body and mind, enabling you to hold yourself with compassion.

Day 8: Trauma-Informed Yoga For Healthy Boundaries

Develop your ability to set boundaries gently but firmly. Use this flow when you feel like your boundaries have been invaded and you want to push back.

Day 9: Moving Anger Through The Body

Channel and transform feelings of anger through movement, meditation, breath, and sound. Use this practice to invite peace and clarity to your life.

Day 10: Healing A Grieving Heart Through Trauma-Informed Yoga

Realign the energy of your heart to help heal from grief and heartache. Call on this compassion-centered practice when you are feeling overwhelmed or heartsore.

Bonus Seated and Restorative Flow 1

Restore using seated yoga postures as a grounding technique to step into your agency and strengthen your boundaries.

Bonus Seated and Restorative Flow 2

Generate awareness by implementing simple breath techniques that put you in conversation with your body.

+ 5 Expert Integration Modules:

Module 1: Introduction To Trauma-Informed Yoga (27-min)

Learn to use restorative and trauma-conscious yoga to heal the brain, body, and nervous system. These techniques work from the inside out and the bottom up.

They include:

  • Somatic experiencing
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Dance
  • Trembling exercises

Module 2: Important Considerations When Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga (22-min)

It is essential to put thought into cultivating a conducive space for healing.

  • Create a safe holding space that is not overwhelming
  • Provide emotional support
  • Remove Distraction
  • Consider the language used

Module 3: Seated Trauma-Informed Yoga Practices (40-min)

Traditional talk therapies often leave the body outside the room.

  • Implements seated movement
  • Bring the mind and body into harmony
  • Use movement to work through emotion

Module 4: Integration (8-min)

Explore the impact of trauma-informed yoga language.

  • Gender-neutral descriptors
  • Permissive yoga
  • Observe how particular wording can elicit an emotional response
  • Reflect on why this might be

Somatic Sensations & Body Scan Guide

Body scans are somatic practices that often elicit bodily sensations or emotions. This comprehensive guide includes:

  • A list of the different emotions and sensations that arise

  • A guide on what to do if no emotions or sensations arise

  • Steps and suggestions on how to manage overwhelming sensations or emotions that may arise from body scans

All Rewire Therapy Programs Come With:

  • A private support community

  • Lifetime access to the program and all future updates

  • Technical support via email and text

  • Start at any time at your own pace

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

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You’ll get all 4 expert-led modules, 12 trauma-informed yoga routines, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Thousands Of Healing Transformations With Rewire Therapy

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“For the first time ever, I feel like I understand what's happening in my body.”

 

Andrea, USA
"I was super-skeptical if this would work for me because I had literally tried everything and nothing was helping my PTSD... A week into the course and I already feel a huge difference."
 

Emily R, New York
"I bought a course on trauma healing from MindValley but totally didn't relate to the teacher or the content. Listening to female experts who have been there really makes all the difference. Thank you so much :-)."
 
Jessica L, Toronto
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"I've learned to truly listen to my body once again. This course has been a true gift."
 

Jenna, Survivor, USA
"I think the weirdest difference I noticed was that when I was practicing the exercises in Week 1... I began to feel my feet again. I realized I had dissociated from my feet for so long."
 
 
Jason R, Los Angeles
"I've been trying to heal my PTSD for years. It always felt like I took 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I just purchased this course and it's already paid for itself. The information in week 1 alone was more helpful than anything else I've done."
 
Marie G, Quebec
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I was in a good place anyway. But this is the missing puzzle piece that I needed.”
 
 
Robert E, Portugal

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You’ll get all 4 expert-led modules, 12 trauma-informed yoga routines, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Meet The Experts

Tanya Zajdel

Tanya’s work with trauma healing and survivorship has been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, CBC News, Vox Tablet and Iheart Radio.

 

Tanya is a trauma healing coach, a women’s health nurse and a published feminist author. Tanya focuses primarily on creating programs that facilitate trauma healing through creating new neural connection in the brain called 'neuroplasticity exercises'.

 

Her techniques combine various well-known therapies to repair and reset the nervous system after trauma including Somatic Experiencing, yoga, mindfulness, CBT, Qigong, authentic movement and a combination of expressive creative art therapies.

Deirdre O Connor

As a trauma-informed somatic therapist, counselor, and movement therapist I have always had a keen interest in how our bodies reflect and somatize our thoughts and feelings. This fascination and exploration have spanned almost three decades, over 3,000 hours of training, and working with thousands of students and clients in this field.

 

As a body-based therapist, I embraced Craniosacral Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy as ways of working with our earliest emotional wounds. I’ve trained in the NeouroAffective Polyvagal Trauma- Informed work of Dr. Aline LaPierre which works through attuned touch, presence, and somatic dialogue to meet those places in us that can continue to hold trauma in the muscular bracing patterns of anxiety and long-term stress.

Manasa, M.S., E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Manasa Kanithi's first teachers of yoga, meditation, and Sanskrit were her parents. Her training began at the tender age of five. Her interest in culture and science led her to complete her undergraduate studies at the USF Honors College with a major in Classics (Ancient Greek/Latin Studies) and a minor in Chemistry. She also carries a Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies, a graduate certificate in Ageing and Neurosciences, and has a Master in Medical Sciences.

 

Manasa's own experiences led her to create an innovative and unique form of trauma-informed yoga practice which she identified with on a deeper level and which was soothing to her students who survived trauma and adversity. Manasa is currently in medical school, continuing her journey as a healer.

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You’ll get all 4 expert-led modules, 12 trauma-informed yoga routines, learning tools, plus bonuses you can immediately integrate into your trauma toolbox to help you work more effectively with the trauma-affected nervous system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Sources

 
Benjamin, R., Haliburn, J., & King, S. (2019). Humanising mental health care in Australia : a guide to trauma-informed approaches. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
 
Braun, T. D., Uebelacker, L. A., Ward, M., Holzhauer, C. G., McCallister, K., & Abrantes, A. (2021). “We really need this”: Trauma-informed yoga for Veteran women with a history of military sexual trauma. Complementary Therapies in Medicine; Complement Ther Med, 59, 102729. 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102729
 
Danylchuk, L. (2019). Yoga for trauma recovery : theory, philosophy, and practice. Routledge.
 
Kelly, U., Haywood, T., Segell, E., & Higgins, M. (2021). Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma: Interim Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.); J Altern Complement Med, 27, S-59; 45. 10.1089/acm.2020.0417
 
Tibbitts, D. C., Aicher, S. A., Sugg, J., Handloser, K., Eisman, L., Booth, L. D., & Bradley, R. D. (2021). Program evaluation of trauma-informed yoga for vulnerable populations. Evaluation and Program Planning; Eval Program Plann, 88, 101946. 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101946
 
Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma. penguin UK.
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