• Yoga as Therapy at Awake and Aware, LLC

    Do you ever feel like you have been betrayed by your body? Do you feel lonely and unable to connect? Does the amount of stress you experience seem insurmountable? Have you failed to see sustainable change in your life even after years of talk-therapy?

    At Awake and Aware, LLC we recognize the power and healing possibilities of yoga. It is a component of our Trauma Program, Healing in the Desert as well as an adjunctive treatment option in our outpatient treatment programs in the treatment of trauma and trauma based symptomology.

     

  • “Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you are not feeling like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.”

    BKS Iyengar

  • Trauma Informed Yoga

    Trauma can create profound and painful obstacles to empowerment, intimacy, connection and relationship in our lives, with our bodies and with others. In the experience of trauma, emotions like fear, sorrow and despair become trapped in various regions of the body resulting in chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, depression, anxiety, panic, aggression, emotional lability and dissatisfaction with living. Trauma informed yoga is designed to alleviate these symptoms, providing an overall improved quality of life in which rest, peace, joy, liberation and freedom from suffering can be found. Research has found that a regular trauma-informed yoga practice effectively treats:

    • Depression Anxiety
    • Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress including feeling detached from the body
    • Eating Disorder Issues
    • Body Image Concerns
    • Physical symptoms such as chronic pain and gastrointestinal issues
    • Insomnia
    • Difficulties with emotional regulation
    • Difficulties with self-control
    • Isolation and disconnect from others

     

  • What is Yoga?

    Yoga, meaning to “yoke” or unite, is an ancient healing form originating in India.  It is a system of breath work and postures held for a brief period of time. 

  • “Yoga is the method by which the restless mind is calmed and the energy directed into constructive channels; the mind, when controlled, provides a reservoir of peace and generates abundant energy for human uplift.”

    BKS Iyengar

  • What to Expect From a Trauma-Informed Yoga Session

    An intake screening to design movement tailored to your specific needs and concerns. A safe, nonjudgmental exploration of your body and yourself. No hands-on assists performed. A collaborative approach inviting awareness of breath and movement. The opportunity to reclaim your body and empower yourself to make choices about your participation. All therapeutic yoga interventions are led by passionate purveyors of this ancient art. We trust your body and want to encourage you to trust it too.