Yoga

YOGA

HEALING YOGA

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, I offer mind/body movement to promote overall wellness and support counseling goals.

INDIVIDUAL YOGA THERAPY

Decrease anxiety, stress, and depression, while increasing positive coping, relaxation, and powers of concentration and attention!

Yoga therapy is generally 3 to 4 sessions in length and may cover a variety of needs related to the use of yoga as an adjunctive treatment for chronic and traumatic stress reactions. Treatment will be tailored to clients’ specific needs and goals.

Examples of topics that may be covered in a yoga consultation are:

  • Introduction or re-introduction to yoga in a safe and private space
  • Support in the development of a home-based yoga program
  • Recommendation for how to design or modify a yoga program to address personal triggers, challenges, and physical limitations
  • General psychoeducation about chronic stress, trauma and the body, and ways in which yoga can help

Yoga is a perfect adjunctive therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other mental health diagnoses… and it’s appropriate for all ages, children through seniors! If you are in treatment with another mental health professional or a  therapist and would like more information about how to add yoga to your existing treatment plan, please contact me!

Also available are weekly individual yoga sessions with a personalized guided meditation. Perfect for yogis who want something more customized than a class-based yoga practice can offer.

GROUP YOGA CLASSES

Trauma-informed yoga emphasizes physical, mental, and emotional safety as we experiment with having a body through yoga. Through yoga we can experiment with breathing, moving, strengthening, stretching, and resting, connecting with ourselves and our body in a loving way.

Classes are set up so that students are in control over what they are doing with their body at all times. I, as the teacher, am there to provide safe, professional guidance and to help students focus on particular dynamics (what muscles they are using, what it feels like to have their feet on the ground, what it feels like to breathe, etc.). I emphasize safe postures that maximize health and wellness benefits in my classes.

My main objectives are to help participants feel comfortable in their bodies, to learn self-regulation skills, and to improve their ability to direct attention away from ruminative thought processes.

Good for beginners through advanced yogis, modifications are offered on poses so students can find their own “perfect”. I strive to make all classes accessible regardless of physical abilities. We offer women-only trauma-informed classes at this time. Participants will not have to talk to other participants, making this class more comfortable for those individuals who find it difficult to be in groups. Absolutely no hand-on, physical assists will be given. Read this blog post to find out what to expect at your first class!

***I am not currently teaching public yoga classes. Please contact me for yoga class and teacher recommendations. If you are an organization or institution and would like more information about providing trauma-informed yoga for your members or clients, please contact me and we can talk about creating a yoga program tailored for your population’s needs!

Trauma-Informed Girls Yoga

Where: Upbring Girls Residential Treatment Center

Day and Time: Sundays, 9:00 am-10:00 am

Instructor: Allison Davis

Level: Specialized, trauma-focused.

This class is not open to the public.

If you are interested in starting a trauma-focused yoga class at your organization to encourage safe coping for young trauma survivors please send me an email!

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