Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

45-minute trauma recovery mat yoga with Brenda Hershey

August 22, 2021 / 11:00 am - 11:45 am @ Zoom

Event Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Event Time: 11:00am-11:45am CST

*Please note that all events are listed in CENTRAL U.S. time (CST/CDT), please enter your city here to confirm the correct time for your time zone: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

Where: Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-urrD8pH9xYaY5kJkoPa1mTAh6LLMRs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please add it to your calendar!

Cost: None! It is free! However, you can donate here.

Class description: This 45-minute session is for all levels of mobility, no experience required. Depending on what participants need, this class can be called both T.R.Y. Trauma Recovery Yoga or Total Resilience Yoga. Self-regulation techniques are at the foundation of this practice, including orientation, grounding, centering and breathing. The overall goal for participants is for this active self-regulation to become passive, as they begin to implement certain tools in their everyday lives.

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.

New to Trauma Recovery Yoga? Check out videos here to preview!

Reach out to Brenisen at bwheeler@wadvocates.org with any questions or concerns!

Note: Certificates of attendance will not be offered for this event.

All Events