Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Rooted in the researched approach developed by Bessel Van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score and David Emerson, author of Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga, this workshop offers Yoga as a support for those in a process of recovery from traumatic experience. All elements of this class are 100% optional and teachers offer invitations rather than instructions. Options for movement and breathwork are demonstrated from one consistent place in the room and physical assists are never made. While this practice reflects a physiological understanding of recovery from post-traumatic stress, central to this understanding is the freedom for students to explore their own awareness, agency, and choice. Beginners are welcome, as well as folks seeking a space to reset after illness, major life transitions, or injury. Chairs as well as mat options will be available. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Classes take place Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:15pm, November 27 – December 18th, 2019

This 4 week series is being offered Pay-What-You-Can $20-$80. Sign Up here

The full value of this class is $80. Learn more about our Pay-What-You-Can pricing.

You can register online, over the phone at 434-218-7677, or in person at our Jefferson School locationThis series will require a minimum of 4 people to be signed-up. Feel free to share with  your friends and invite them to join you! 

Please Note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class; refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.

About Lilly:  Lilly Bechtel is a Writer, Musician, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor with 12 years of experience offering yoga workshops in yoga studios, correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, and veteran’s hospitals. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, The Brooklyn Rail, elephant journal, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, The Huffington Post, and The Faster Times. 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.