Trauma sensitive yoga on-demand

This weeks class centers on the concept of “Hope”.  We update regularly with new content.  There is a spotify playlist that was created to go with the training if you are so inclined.

Note:  to enter the yoga course,  we are asking for a name and email address.  We are only capturing this information as a way to measure participation. All information on participants is deleted monthly and we will not email you, give your contact to anyone and will maintain confidentiality.  

What is "trauma sensitive yoga?'

Why Trauma Sensitive Yoga?
☞The body is a beautifully complicated system that can be holistically impacted from a traumatic experience or set of experiences.  Survivors may suffer from physical pain and emotional unrest after experiencing a trigger or as a chronic underpinning of daily activities.  Trauma sensitive yoga can help survivors establish safety and learn how to discharge stress and self-regulate. 

☞Trauma sensitive yoga can be an effective and profound practice that has the possibility of leading to transcendence.   When someone experiences trauma, regardless of the nature of the trauma (victimization, car accident, natural disaster, or vicarious trauma) survivors may

☞Trauma can leave the body feeling dis-regulated and unsafe.  It can create a disconnect between the soul and the body. The practice of trauma-sensitive yoga can help survivors establish safety and resource their body in a way that feels authentic and manageable- truly unique to their needs.

Meet the instructors

Myra Strand:
Myra is a brand new yoga instructor who received her RYT-200 from Yoga Renew in 2021. She received a certificate on trauma sensitive yoga from Yoga Medicine in 2021 and is currently working her certification for Yin Yoga from YogaRenew.   Myra provides training and technical assistance to agencies and organizations that respond to high crisis and/or highly traumatic events.  She knows that professional wellness is the foundation to quality and compassionate service delivery.

This is one of the ways in which she supports the people in the field and in helping victims transcend trauma.

Jaimie Strand-Valdez:
Jaimie has been teaching Yoga for 5 years. She completed a 2 year apprenticeship with Carol Sele for Hatha & Yin training, RYT-200 in Ashtanga & Hot Vinyasa at Chrysalis Yoga Shala, certified in Trauma-Informed Yoga and NACP credentialed Crime Victim Advocate. She hopes to bring joy and transcendence by linking healing breath with intentional movement providing a safe, enjoyable and healing session!  She lives in Japan with her family as is looking forward to teach Trauma Informed Yoga on Strand Squared.