A passion for yoga's ability to heal
mind, body and spirit.
I remember clearly the very first time I stepped into a yoga studio.
Before that day I'd never experienced the peace and stillness of mind that happened when I began to move my body in connection with my breath. I walked into the class not knowing a thing about yoga, and walked out 60 minutes later with a new passion.
As a trauma survivor my mind had been in a constant state of unrest. Constant hypervigilance from a lifetime of trying to survive, let alone thrive, left me depleted and with very few coping skills to deal with the anxiety and depression that were ever present.
My goal as a yoga teacher is that every student who attends my class would feel a sense of reclamation and connection to their body. It is my heart's desire that through Trauma Informed yoga, I might serve other trauma survivors and be blessed to be a part of their healing as they too learn what it is to have a still mind and peaceful heart.
I did not yet know about the healing power of yoga to move trauma through the body, but would soon learn. The beautiful thing is, whether knowing it or not the healing happened anyway.
I have now experienced the healing power of a yoga practice with God as my drishti (focus). This practice allows me an opportunity to grow and heal. It gives me the chance to meet God in a space where I am finally able to get quiet enough to hear from the Creator of our universe.
Through the practice of Trauma Sensitive/Informed yoga we begin to heal the disruption of the mind/body relationship and restore connection to the person's mind, body and soul.
My prayer is that through a consistent and intentional yoga practice you would experience loving connection and integration with your mind, body and soul and live from a heart that is truly free.
Peace be with you, Gina