Trauma Sensitive Yoga – LIVE ONLINE & IN-PERSON with Alana Schaffman
Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm (HST)
Started June 3rd, 2020
In-person classes start July 8th, 2020Sign up now for IN-PERSON class!
Trauma Sensitive Yoga is an embodied movement and yoga practice that gives you an opportunity to move in your body and reconnect with your sense of self.
This specific style of yoga facilitation is an evidence-based movement practice, and is designed to work with those who have experienced trauma. The practice uniquely blends yoga movements and trauma awareness. This provides a space for you to reconnect with yourself by moving in your body. You will be guided through the opportunity to feel, and to rediscover sensation and choice making in your body to cultivate a sense of agency – both of which are often compromised as a result of trauma.
Some things that make this style of yoga different from other styles are the emphasis of choice in every type of movement or breath offering, and the focus on sensations that you may or may not be feeling in your body. The facilitator will always practice with you in this style of yoga, and will not provide hands on assists. If you have questions about whether or not this practice may be a fit for you, please reach out to us.
From as far back as she can remember, expressing herself through movement and dance has always brought Alana happiness, and brought her back to her center.
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Alana always responded, “I want to work with people,” but she did not understand what that meant. As an adult, she found a career in the social services arena and as a yoga teacher. Alana earned a Master’s in Community Development and Planning, her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, and most recently her TCTSY-F (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Facilitator) certification.
Through personal life lessons and through her professional work with families experiencing homelessness and domestic violence, Alana continues to deepen her understanding of the life-long impact that trauma can have on us as human beings, and on the ways we navigate through this world. Through offering trauma sensitive yoga to the community, she hopes to move with others through their more “muddy” life experiences. She hopes to provide a space where each individual can reconnect with their sense of self and find their way back to their “center”.
“I would be honored for you to move with me.” – Alana
Still & Moving Center
For your health and those around you, and in accordance with public regulations, Still & Moving Center has adopted the following measures to minimize contagion.
As of July 2020, in-person classes are limited to a maximum of:
12 students in the Barefoot Ballroom
5 students in the Dance Dojo.
Due to limited class sizes, students who wish to attend classes in person need to register in advance through our website.
By entering the building you agree to follow these protocols:
7 POINT PROTOCOL LIST
- Wear a FACEMASK IN CLASS and throughout the building.
- Wash your hands before entering building and sanitize frequently thereafter
- Receive a touchless temperature reading upon entering: 100 degrees or more, no entry.
- Bring your own yoga mat and equipment, or you can rent or buy it from us.
- If possible, remove yourself from the room to cough or sneeze. If you cannot, cough/sneeze into your inner elbow. Leave the building for the day if you continue to cough or sneeze.
- Maintain spatial distance of 6 feet in class and throughout the building.
- Bring in your own water, and eat outside the building. (You may rent or buy: mats, bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps.)
Mahalo for your kokua in protecting your own health
and the health of those around you!