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Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

A Practical Guide
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic Books
 | 
July, 2018
ISBN:
9781623172244
In stock now: 
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$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here’s a practical, hands-on, experienced-based guide for teaching trauma-sensitive yoga. Canadian Forces veteran turned yoga teacher Brendon Abram combines his first-hand experience with PTSD in the field and years of teaching to offer this practical guide to bringing trauma-sensitive yoga to both clinical and studio settings. Drawing on his work with military veterans, first responders, and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, Abram emphasizes the importance of respecting the uniqueness of every individual, and demonstrates how to use the foundational principles of yoga to create a safe experience. He explains that basic principles of yoga bring power to the practice and that breath, mindful movement, focused awareness, and acceptance of present moment experience form the foundation of any yoga offering, including trauma-sensitive yoga. He describes approaches to trauma sensitive yoga for both the clinical population and the general population in a studio setting, and delineates the differences between the two.

“Brendon’s clear, concise book zeroes in on some key aspects of how we can make yoga accessible to and useful for people who have experienced various forms of physical and psychological trauma. This is a key contribution to a growing field.” —David Emerson, director of yoga services for the Justice Resource Institute and coauthor of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga

Publisher’s Description: 

A practical, hands-on, experienced-based guide for teaching trauma-sensitive yoga

Canadian Forces veteran turned yoga teacher Brendon Abram combines his first-hand experience with PTSD in the field and years of teaching to offer this practical guide to bringing trauma-sensitive yoga to both clinical and studio settings. Drawing on his work with military veterans, first responders, and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, Abram emphasizes the importance of respecting the uniqueness of every individual, and demonstrates how to use the foundational principles of yoga to create a safe experience. He explains that basic principles of yoga bring power to the practice and that breath, mindful movement, focused awareness, and acceptance of present moment experience form the foundation of any yoga offering, including trauma-sensitive yoga. He describes approaches to trauma sensitive yoga for both the clinical population and the general population in a studio setting, and delineates the differences between the two.

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