Yoga as a Support for Healing Trauma

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 students working through traumatic experience, chronic illness, and extreme injury. Each class will explore gentle movement, breath work, and meditation, and invite students to consider how they might like these practices to serve them. All elements of the class are optional and personal disclosure is not required. No prior yoga experience necessary. If you are unsure of whether this is for you or would simply like to get in touch with any questions, please don’t hesitate to write Lilly at Lilly.bird.bechtel@gmail.com.

Classes take place Monday evenings, 7:00-8:15pm, April 16th through May 21st.

This 6 week series is Pay-What-You-Can $30-$120. The value of this series is $120. Sign-up here!

You can pay online for the series in increments of $10 between $30-$120. You are also welcome to pay over the phone at 434-218-7677, or in person up until the first day of class.

This series will require a minimum of 8 people to be signed-up. Registering in advance is strongly preferred to ensure we have enough students in the class. If we haven’t hit the minimum we will contact those already signed up so that we all have chance to recruit a friend or two in the last few days!

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 Kripalu and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga instructor, Writer, and Musician with 10 years of experience offering Arts and Yoga programs in correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers and veteran’s hospitals. Her writing on yoga, healing, and social change has appeared in USA Today, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Faster Times, and Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans. Lilly currently offers private yoga retreats for special events as well as seasonal retreats in Ivy, VA. To get in touch or stay tuned to upcoming retreats, visit her at unionyogaretreats.com.