Yoga and Breathwork

HeartMind Resiliency welcomes ALL Persons and Bodies!

Individual Yoga Classes

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

HeartMind Resiliency’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes are a place for healing and empowerment to happen through the transformative practice of yoga. Whether you’re seeking solace from past experiences or simply looking to enhance your well-being, our specialized trauma-informed yoga classes and individual sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for your journey towards healing.

These therapeutic yoga classes are thoughtfully designed to address the unique needs of individuals who have experienced accumulated stress and trauma. We understand that trauma can manifest in various ways, and our experienced instructors have been trained to create a space that fosters trust, compassion, and respect for each participant’s personal needs for safety and comfort.

The Why of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga:

Empowerment through Choice

We prioritize your autonomy and agency by offering a variety of options within each class. You have the freedom to modify or skip poses, choose your level of physical intensity, and decide what feels right for your body and mind at any given moment. This sense of empowerment can be especially valuable for those who have experienced trauma, as it allows you to regain control over your own well-being, your own body.

Mindfulness and Self-Awareness

Trauma-informed yoga places a strong emphasis on cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness. Through guided meditation and breathwork, you will learn to reconnect with your body, sensations, and emotions in a gentle and non-judgmental way. This heightened awareness can help to regulate your nervous system and emotions to support you outside of yoga class and in everyday life.

A Safe and Supportive Environment

Our practice space is a small sanctuary within our office suite where you can feel supported and understood. Our classes are intentionally small and intimate in order to nurture students’ capacities to explore and re-connect to themselves.

Our instructors have a deep understanding of trauma and its impact, and they create an environment that encourages open communication, active listening, and respect for personal boundaries. You will be surrounded by a community of individuals who share similar experiences, fostering a sense of belonging and validation.

Individual Yoga Sessions

In addition to our trauma-informed yoga classes, we also offer individual yoga sessions tailored specifically to your unique needs and goals. Whether you prefer one-on-one guidance or have specific areas of focus, our yoga therapist will work closely with you to design a personalized practice that supports your healing process.

Why consider our Individual Yoga Sessions?

A Customized Approach: Our yoga instructors take the time to understand your specific needs, goals, and any challenges you may be facing. They will then create a tailored yoga practice that addresses your individual requirements, ensuring that you receive the maximum benefit from each session.

Personalized Attention: During individual sessions, you will receive focused attention and hands-on guidance (when requested) from our instructors. They will be there to support you every step of the way, helping you deepen your practice, refine your alignment, and explore new possibilities in a safe and nurturing environment.

Embark on your healing journey today by joining our trauma-informed yoga classes or booking an individual yoga or breathwork session. Experience the transformative power of yoga in a safe and supportive environment. Together, we can help you reconnect with your inner strength, find balance, and embrace a renewed sense of well-being.

What is Breathwork?

Breathwork is a healing modality that uses controlled breathing patterns to move a person into a deep state of consciousness where emotional and physiological well-being can arise. In the semi-altered state of deep breathing, one is able to more readily bypass the conscious mind and access deeper layers of emotion, while simultaneously shifting the nervous system. 

Our breathwork guide provides skillful support so that the participant remains connected to themselves and in charge of the session at all times. This can be a transformative way to quickly move stuck energy and tap into deeply intuitive states while also staying grounded in the body. With thinking mind quieted, the breathwork experience guides a person towards an intuitive inner knowing. The Breathwork Guide is there to hold a supportive container of a safe and brave space for the healing process to unfold.

What are the Benefits of Breathwork?

  • A refreshing and transformative way to experience emotional release and relief as well as a clearing of possible energetic residue.
  • Healing and support with grief, depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, trauma, heartache, and other stuck emotions
  • Physiological and emotional release, like after deep crying or intense laughter, that leaves you renewed and refreshed
  • An awakening of clarity, awareness, intuition and inner knowing
  • Increased energy and emotional freedom

What does a session look like?

Each 60 minute session includes:

The beginning of the session is spent in preparation for the Breathing practice where you and your Guide will work to set an intention for healing.

The core experience involves you laying down on a bodywork table to be guided through specific breathing patterns with specially curated music. There is also an option for the use of essential oils and therapeutic touch to augment your experience.

After the active breathing portion, there is a quiet resting period which concludes with some time to debrief your session.

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