September C-ville Satsang: Yoga as a Support for Healing Trauma

Common Ground is very happy to be hosting C’ville Satsang, a monthly gathering organized by Lynsie McKeown.

September 28th, 2:00-4:00pm at Common Ground Healing Arts.

Yoga as a Support for Healing Trauma

Drawing on the work of Bessel Van der Kolk (Author of The Body Keeps the Score) and David Emerson (Author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga), this workshop will serve as a foundation for those interested in a conversation about yoga as a support for healing trauma. In our time together, we will explore the basic physiology of Traumatic Stress, share in a Trauma-Informed practice, and consider how this practice can serve us in a traditional or therapeutic setting. All participants will leave with comprehensive notes and resources for further study. Although this workshop is particularly welcoming of teachers, therapists, and health care-providers, all are welcome to attend. No prior yoga experience necessary.


About Lilly:

Lilly Bechtel is a certified and experienced Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor with 12 years of experience offering yoga workshops in yoga studios, correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, and veteran’s hospitals. Her writing surrounding yoga and trauma recovery has appeared in USA Today, elephant journal, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, and The Huffington Post. In addition to her work at Common Ground, Lilly currently offers a weekly Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class at Region Ten’s Inpatient Recovery Center for Women as well as The Wellness Center. To follow her work and stay tuned to upcoming workshops, visit her at Body Song Yoga.

About C’ville Satsang:

C’ville Satsang is a monthly gathering of diverse individuals that is dedicated to building a diverse community.  We are from various healing and wellness modalities, we are seekers, people longing for authentic connections, and people wanting to make positive changes in their lives.  Each month we have a new guest speaker, teacher, or presenter from the community come share their wisdom and knowledge as a way for us to grow and evolve on our spiritual path.   Guest teachers and topics range from Yoga, Meditation, Metaphysics, Vedic Astrology, Tea Tasting, Kirtan, Crystal Healing, Shamanism, Sufi Dancing, and much more.   Variety allows us to explore multiple modalities and meet leaders in our community and understand the resources available to us. Many of our guests are know and teach worldwide. It is an honor to have astounding and gifted volunteers each month.