Yoga as Healing
For Sexual Assault Survivors
Private 1 on 1 Sessions (online)
Location: Create a peaceful and calm place (online)
The Yoga as Healing program was developed by Zabie Yamasaki and will be facilitated by Shari Dale of Psychotherapy for You. Your instructor has been fully trained in the implementation of this program.
The program will explore re-connection to the self through mind, body, and spirit. It will provide survivors with a means of becoming reacquainted with their bodies, help them become grounded in the present moment, and allow them to explore the benefits of mindfulness as they flow from breath to movement in guided practice and meditation.
We create a personalized program to target your specific needs and help you heal through gentle non judgmental movement and mindfulness.
Trauma-informed Yoga Program for Survivors
“Yoga allows survivors to regain a sense of comfort and ease within their own shape, to process nonverbally feelings that transcend language, and to experientially cultivate gratitude towards the body, which serve as a reminder of one’s resilience.” -Boeder-Harris, 2012
Classes are comprised of an 8-week series which focus on intentional weekly themes. Classes will establish consistency and will build upon each other each week. Below is a sample outline of an 8-week class series:
INTENTION & ORIENTATION
Mantra: I now take my own power back.
SAFETY: FINDING YOUR SAFE SPACE
Mantra: I am safe, I am Loved, I am home, I am in my body.
SELF CARE: CULTIVATING A SELF-CARE PLAN
Mantra: I am enough, I allow myself to rest. I am wise, beautiful and strong.
BOUNDARIES: SETTING BOUNDARIES
Mantra: My boundaries guide me to wholeness and truth. I give up what is no longer serving me.
ASSERTIVENESS: ASSERTING YOUR NEEDS & SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH
Mantra: I am courageous, I am fearless, I am whole, I stand in my power
STRENGTH: STRENGTH & TRAUMA INFORMED ART
Mantra:I am not defined by what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become. I have the right to be strong.
TRUST: TRUST AFFIRMATIONS
Mantra: I an rooted, but I flow. I trust in my body and breath to be my guide.
ACCEPTANCE & SELF-LOVE: ACCEPTANCE & COMMUNITY
Mantra: I am present within myself. I can center myself with my breath. I feel grounded, confident, worthy, and whole. I am enough.