Using Yoga to Heal Trauma
One of our clinicians, Rachael Bazzett, LMSW, recently completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program. About a month ago she began offering yoga classes to clients residing in our shelter.
In recent years, many studies have been done about the connection between yoga and healing from trauma. While there are components of cultural appropriation to be considered in Western yoga teaching, the research regarding mind/body connection has been compelling for Rachael, which led to the pursuit of building yoga into the services offered to clients at the WCA.
“There’s a lot of really good research about the mind body connection… fostering that connection can be really useful,” Rachael said.