This 5-week course is designed for anyone who wants to feel more at home in their body. Using a trauma-informed approach to practice, each session will include movement practices to develop spatial and proprioceptive awareness (linking ‘present-moment’ awareness with body sensations during rhythmic movement and stillness).
We will learn to coordinate breath with movement, as well as learning specific breath techniques for regulating the nervous system – switching on the ‘relaxation response’ during times of stress.
We will explore many different methods of practice – offering course attendees choice in how to practice, and including ways to continue your practice at home.
Each session includes 45 minutes of yoga practice, followed by 15 minutes guided relaxation (optional). You can choose to attend just the movement/yoga part of the class or join us for a guided relaxation upon finishing the class.
“Our animal friends have an instinctive capacity to rebound from fear, and so do we. Through gentle body-based practices, yoga allows trauma survivors to reconnect with their innate power to heal.” – Linda Sparrows
Tuesday 30th July 2019 – 10.45am – 11.45am
Tuesday 6th August 2019 – 10.45am – 11.45am
Tuesday 13th August 2019 – 10.45am – 11.45am
Tuesday 20th August 2019 – 10.45am – 11.45am
Tuesday 27th August 2019 –10.45am – 11.45am
*Each session includes movement/yoga practice from 10.45am until 11.30am, followed by guided relaxation/meditation from 11.30am until 11.45am. The guided relaxation is optional and you can choose to attend the movement practices only should you choose.
About Sarah Owen:
Sarah Owen has been teaching yoga since 2006 and specialises in Yin Yoga and Mindfulness, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Mindfulness for Children. She has trained with Shirley Hicks (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) and David Treleaven (Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness). Sarah has qualifications in yoga, teaching children, trauma sensitive yoga, and psychotherapy (Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy). She has a small yoga and psychotherapy practice in Sydney where she works with people individually.