Reinhabit YOUR Body
A weekly drop in Trauma Sensitive Yoga Session
designed to help trauma survivors in their recovery process.
1:1 sessions also available
These sessions are inspired by combining Yoga practices, principles & philosophy with current research in the area of trauma recovery by Bessel Van Der Kolk (Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga -TCTSY), David Emerson (TCTSY), Judith Herman (Trauma and Recovery), Pat Ogden (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy) , Peter Levine (Somatic Re-experiencing), Richard Miller (i-Rest Yoga Nidra) and Steven Porges (Polyvagal Theory).
A Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class is designed to empower you with choice & control over your healing journey.
Reinhabit Your Body is designed to be included as part of your overall therapeutic healing plan alongside any talk based therapies you may be engaged with (ask your clinician if they are apart of our affiliate network to receive your first class for free).
We invite participants who attend Reinhabit sessions to see the body as an integral part of their healing & recovery journey.
These sessions are specifically designed to support those recovering from trauma, stress, PTSD, abuse, overwhelm & who are looking to participate in a small group program.
LEARN TO BEFRIEND YOUR BODY
Research now demonstrates the importance of having the body as a key component of a trauma survivors healing & recovery plan, however not all yoga classes are trauma sensitive or mental health aware & hence can sometimes can be extremely triggering. Ensuring that the sessions trauma survivors attend are trauma &/or mental health aware is highly recommended.
What else you might want to know…
In these classes participants will notice that the language used is very invitational.
You will be encouraged to be curious, to explore different options - but the choice is always yours!
Participants have the option to choose to do what is the most beneficial, helpful & useful movement for themselves, regardless of what any one else is doing in the room - including me. You also have the option to follow what I am doing.
During the series participants will be offered choices that are accessible to all. There are options for standing, sitting/laying on the floor or chair based.
Generally the sessions are at a slower pace & participants can choose the intensity that they practice at - or they can choose to be still & rest.
Every one in the session stays on their own mat & in their own space including me.
There is no music, the space is very minimalistic, no scents are used & outside distractions are reduced as best as possible (please note there is some external noise expected as sessions are conducted in a shared space at The Base Heath)
If you need to leave the room or the practice you can do so without explanation
These sessions are about you learning to be empowered, encouraging you to be curious & to make the choices that are best for you.
Abundant access to income, resources & social capital & NDIS participants
Adequate access to income resources
low income &/or facing marginalisation
Wednesday 615pm arrival from 6pm
45 minute session
New clients please arrive at 6pm for your first session.
@ The base health - 3 Tudor street Newcastle West
A Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist passionate about supporting people recover from trauma and to utilise their strengths to create a life they love.
Sarah is a register Yoga Therapist & Mental Health Aware Yoga Teacher and is currently studying psychology at Newcastle University.
Sarah has completed additional studies with The Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Institute, Australian Trauma Sensitive Yoga Group as well completed programs in applied polyvagal theory & additional studies in somatic movement therapies with The Embody Lab. Sarah is also completing additional studies with the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment JRI.
The image below is the space @TheBaseHealth where the weekly sessions are heldPayment Link - all sessions to be made within 24 hours of attending
Why should I bring
my body to Therapy?
These Sessions are based on research from Bessel van der kolk & Stephen Porgess. They draw on Dr Siegel s Window of Tolerance & Dr Pogress Polvagal Theory as well as Key Yogic Prinicples such as the Kosha Model where the focus is on integrating the whole body.
“A Trauma Sensitive yoga class facilitates bi - directional feedback and improves the integration of both the pre-frontal cortex function (higher function) and vagal nerve regulation (lower function)” Gard 2014
Through choice and effective action these sessions are designed to help support you deal with present life situations and day to day occurrences by supporting you break habitual patterns created by the past trauma. These sessions invite you to practice interoception, that is noticing the sensations in your body that may or may not be there.
You will also practice:
Trauma Senstive Pranayama (breath work)
Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness