Yoga practices are based on the principles of Vinyasa yoga, Remedial yoga and Trauma Informed yoga (explanations for each below). All yoga practices are designed in a way that everyone will have something that they can actively do in a yoga class no matter where they are at in their recovery.
Vinyasa yoga is where the body moves in sync with the breath, creating fluid and smooth movements, known as “flow”. The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga poses help to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
Remedial yoga is a more therapeutic approach to yoga that has a more individualistic approach to teaching yoga. It is designed to be sensitive to students’ injuries, limitations or special needs so it is good for students with chronic pain conditions.
Trauma Informed Yoga
Trauma Informed Yoga is based on postures that are adapted for work with individuals affected by psychological trauma. The goal of trauma-informed yoga is for trauma survivors to develop a greater sense of mind-body connection, to ease their physiological experiences of trauma and to gain a greater sense of ownership over their bodies. It means that there are no hands on physical adjustments without permission and all classes aim to reduce any possible triggers for students.