Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga In My School and host of the podcast, recently sat down and chatted with Joanne Spence about her new book Trauma Informed Yoga (release date March 9. 2021).
Listen to their conversation about trauma, the importance of becoming trauma informed, polyvagal theory and why it's important, and specific tools that everyone/anyone can use to help self regulate.
Enter to win a copy of her book. Contest runs March 1-8, 2021. Open to all 18 years of age and over. Winner will be contacted via email. Multiple entries encouraged.
2:48 Welcome Joanne Spence
4:00 Trauma Informed Yoga book
5:30 For whom is Trauma Informed Yoga written
9:37 The prevalence of trauma and its impact
14:35 Avoiding Re-traumatization, becoming trauma informed
15:27 What is Polyvagel Theory and how does it apply to yoga, breathwork, meditation
19:59 Practices to Calm, Energize and Balance: A Yoga Toolbelt
28:00 How to offer meditations and visualizations
30:27 How to empower students/clients with agency
33:36 Yoga practices for every one, hesitant participants
39:09 Gentle restorative yoga for mental health
39:50 Giveaway - win a copy of Trauma Informed Yoga