The Essential Guide to Trauma Sensitive Yoga: How to Create Safer Spaces for All
An essential manual for yoga teachers and students to create a trauma-sensitive practice that benefits and supports all.
People are turning to yoga for its stress-reducing practice and transformative philosophy. But for those who have a trauma history, the practice can be triggering. The Essential Guide to Trauma Sensitive Yoga offers an inclusive approach to yoga for teachers and students of all ages and abilities, especially those who have experienced trauma. Some of the themes covered include:
- How do the impacts of trauma show up in yoga spaces
- Suggested language for shifting power to the practitioner
- How to create an environment conducive to healing
- How to practice or teach poses in a way that includes all
- And much more
This book is beautifully illustrated with 260 photos of poses and sequences, modeled by trauma survivors who share stories of how yoga helps them heal. Land works with people of all ages, from young children to seniors, who are coping with a range of traumas including physical, emotional and sexual abuse, homelessness, genocide, and incarceration. She is a passionate advocate for making the benefits of yoga and mindfulness available to all.