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Yoga for Trauma weekend workshop, near Sheffield, June 2024

Dates: Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June Venue: Lockerbrook Residential Centre, Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0BJ Join us for a workshop on the neuroscience of trauma recovery and trauma-informed yoga. Experience its benefits on body, breath and mind through gentle asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation. This weekend is open to everyone wishing to teach yoga to refugees or other trauma survivors, or interested in learning how to use the body, breath and awareness to overcome and heal from their own stress and trauma. Asana, pranayama, yoga nida and meditation will be combined with theory and an understanding of how trauma affects your physiology and psychology, as well as how yogic practices can support your capacity to find balance and restore resilience. Sessions will include: • Yoga for renegotiating trauma and connecting with the body • Freeing up the breath and letting go of tensions • Orienting to the present and an environment of safety • Understanding the neuroscience of trauma • Signs and symptoms of trauma • Trauma first aid: doing no

Pranayama, fire

Pranayama

Following the asanas, pranayama or breathing techniques pave the way to relaxation and meditation, bringing the mind to a state of calm alertness and introversion. The breath profoundly affects the state of mind and emotions, as well as physical health. The various techniques, such as abdominal breathing, full yogic breath and classical pranayama, work on the nervous system to bring about vitalising, harmonising or tranquilising effects. Breathing slowly and deeply is the easiest way to activate the rest-and-digest system. The effect can be felt immediately – pranayama soothes frazzled nerves and quiets the anxious mind. With regular practice it works at an even deeper level, reestablishing healthy breathing patterns and teaching us to relax consciously and systematically.