Do I need to book in advance for trauma sensitive yoga classes at The Birchtree Centre?
It would be great if you were to express your interest on my online form here so that I have an idea of how many people might be coming to class. We are going to try and limit the classes to 10 people. However, we are running classes on a drop-in schedule, so you don’t technically need to book, you can just show up whenever you are free to come along.
What should I bring and what should I wear?
Yoga mats will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own if you have one. You may also like to bring along a bottle of water and a towel if you would like to use it to place over your yoga mat. Wear something that is comfortable for you to sit and move in. An example would be leggings or tracksuit pants and a t-shirt or singlet.
When should I arrive?
You might like to arrive 10 or 15 minutes before class starts so you have an opportunity to set up in a place that you feel comfortable in.
Do I need prior yoga experience?
No. Classes will be tailored to whoever is in the room and you will learn as you go.
Can I leave the room if I have to?
Absolutely. If you feel like you need a break from what we are doing, or if you need to leave the room at any point, that would be completely supported.
Are your studio classes trauma informed?
The classes that I teach at BodyMindLife and Egg of the Universe are not trauma sensitive yoga classes. The languaging you will hear in a public yoga class, the pace of the class and and the intensity of the poses we move through will be different to what is offered in a trauma sensitive yoga class. If you are wondering if a studio class might be suitable for you, feel free to get in touch and we can speak a little more about it.
Where can I read more about trauma sensitive yoga?
Visit my further reading page if you are interested in reading more about trauma theory and trauma sensitive yoga.