Yoga as Healing offers a safe space for survivors to explore
reconnection to the self through mind, body, and spirit. Survivors
of sexual violence may experience a myriad of challenges including
how to stay present and create a sense of safety within one's self.
Yoga, with a focus on self-acceptance, can provide survivors a
means to reclaim their bodies and become grounded in the present
moment as they flow breath to movement in a guided yoga
This six-week series is for self-identifying womxn who are survivors of sexual violence. This series will provide the opportunity for survivors to incorporate yoga as a way to reconnect with themselves in their healing journey. Each week will have a different theme that incorporates guided journaling activities and a yoga practice.
*Please note this is not group therapy. Access to your own therapist, mental health professional or a support system is highly recommended while participating in this six-week series.
What to Expect
+Weekly themes to support healing through your yoga practice
+Journaling and exploring positive affirmations
+A safe space to reconnect with yourself and other survivors
+No hands-on assists
+Explore the benefits of mindfulness to help become grounded in the present moment
+Supportive and guided yoga practice
+Establish safety and stability in your body
This series will be led by Vanessa Barrios Judge. Vanessa has facilitated the Yoga as Healing program for survivors of trauma at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center and at the USC campus in Los Angeles. She has completed the Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga teacher training in 2017 and the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive 20-hour teacher training in 2020. Vanessa is also pursuing her Master's in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Washington in Seattle.