Traumatic events and incidents can have a lifelong impact. The incident, whether natural disaster, assault, rape, traumatic/dramatic loss, can create behaviors and fears that are hard to control. When trauma survivors are triggered – reliving an experience in body or mind – we can feel panic or loss of control. Trauma can show up in subtle or extreme ways with addictive behaviors, compulsions, mood swings, depression, phobias and more.
Yoga is a practice that creates connection. Yoga’s practices of breath, mindfulness and meditation and movement and body postures are excellent tools to help us self-regulate and heal from trauma. The practices help us gain awareness of our reactions and cultivate a relationship with sensations and emotions. Through practice we learn and set safe boundaries in our bodies and minds, find forgiveness in the moment and open ourselves to new horizons of possibility.
Sessions generally include:
Sessions end with suggestions for continued practice to do until the next session.
Just B Yoga provides a custom program for survivors recovering from trauma (physical violence, sexual violence, natural disaster, war violence, traumatic event) or addiction.
We work with students of any age (youth ages 5-12, teens ages 13-18, and adults ages 18+).
Classes can be provided weekly, biweekly or more often.
Private sessions and group sessions are available.
a video recording of session (if virtual), suggested assignments for in between sessions. Clients are encouraged to keep a journal and to share their progress and practice with any mental health professionals they are working with.
5-8 students, $120 per class; 8-12 students, $180 per hour-long class (Minimum 8 weeks, 15 recommended) (rate set based on initial registration number)
⅓ of program costs due one week before program begins.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for group programming and scheduling.
Just B Yoga provides a consultation to learn the needs and circumstance of the prospective clients. The consultation takes an hour to two hours depending on the scope of the program and number of clients possible. Clients are given an overview of the trauma-informed yoga practice and what it involves. All clients and notes are confidential. Belinda Thurston is a mandated reporter. She will report any threat to her client’s wellbeing or of others she comes into knowledge of.
Custom programming is developed for each person/organization. Programs vary in length and substance.
All client sessions and conversations are confidential. We are mandated reporters and will report harm/self-harm and abuse/neglect to appropriate authorities.
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