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30-Minute Trauma Recovery Chair Yoga with Brenda Hershey
Event Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
Event Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm CST
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Cost: None! It is free! However, you can donate here.
Class description: These 30-minute sessions are for all levels of mobility, and provide the same benefits and “do no harm” practice as our on the mat yoga class. Similarly, we emphasize four key themes: Presence, Empowerment, Resilience, and Mindfulness. This class can be taught in just about any comfortable and quiet space. All you need is a chair and an open mind!
This trauma-informed practice emphasizes four key themes: Experiencing the present moment (presence), exercising choice (empowerment), taking effective action (resilience), and creating internal rhythms and positive affirmations (mindfulness). The T.R.Y. method emphasizes choice for each to experience yoga at their pace to their preferred level (even if that means sitting still and breathing with the group and nothing more). You will leave this class with an overall feeling of wellbeing and take tools with you that you can use off the mat to reconnect with that feeling.
About the facilitator: Brenda Hershey is a trauma-informed humanitarian, author of Your Time to Shine: A Personal Strategic Planning Workbook, and Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) global ambassador and instructor. She draws from her trauma-informed experience in her work as an international humanitarian. More recently, she managed the medical clinic in an IDP camp of Yazidis in Iraqi-Kurdistan and is currently leading a team on a livelihoods project, enhancing employment opportunities for Syrian refugees in the region. Her life purpose is to see the light in others, enabling them to more clearly see it for themselves ~ and to show up fully and authentically, inspiring others to do the same.
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