Weekly Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class:

Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

Classes are donation based, with a recommended donation of $10, and 100% of the donation goes to the Temenos Community

This group invites participants to experience the techniques and benefits of Yoga!  No prior experience necessary. Yoga is not just about the asanas (postures), and every class follows the Mindful Resilience model of breath work, short mindful movement, guided meditation, silent meditation, and a moment of gratitude.  This predictability is part of what makes this class friendly to those dealing with trauma, PTSD, and recovery.

Recently, research has shown that Yoga practices can also reduce autonomic sympathetic activation, muscle tension, pain and other physical symptoms, blood pressure, emotional distress, improve neuroendocrine and hormonal activity, and increase quality of life. Each class will have a different focus, often as part of a theme for the month or season.  

Location:

Temenos Retreat Center
1564 Telegraph Rd, West Chester, PA 19382

Past themes have included:
  • Exploring Pranayama: The Science and Power of Breath
  • 8 Week Chakra Series for Healing and Balance
  • Utilizing the Koshas to Feed Your Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Some possible future topics include:
  • Asanas for: pain, tension, anxiety, depression, stress, frustration, or insomnia
  • Setting healthy goals and intentions
  • Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion
  • Heart Healing and Grief
  • Yoga for: Joy, Energy, Vitality, Empowerment, Work, Relationships, Knowledge, Intuition