Inner Resource Yoga

6-Week Series for Private Groups (75 Minutes Per Session; Location as Arranged per Group)

Designed For: 

  • Transition Houses, Shelters, Supportive Housing

  • Mental Health & Substance Use Facilities 

  • Survivors of Trauma in Any Context 
     

This is a gentle yoga series designed for connecting with and nourishing one's inner resource. Through a trauma-informed approach with multiple options offered, we will explore gentle active and restorative postures on the mat, simple breathing exercises, and short periods of guided meditation. 

Themes include:

  1. Establishing Your Foundations

  2. Being Present

  3. Acknowledging Multiple Truths

  4. Making Space  

  5. Intention

  6. Self-Love

Questions & Private Group Bookings: Please contact Erin

Previous participants in this series include residents of Victoria Cool Aid Society's Next Steps Transition House. 

__________________________________________________________________________________

OFFERINGS FOR PRIVATE GROUPS 

Yoga for Crisis Decompression and Resilience

6-Week Series for Private Groups (90 Minutes Per Session; Location as Arranged per Group)

Designed For:

  • Social Workers, Counselors, Frontline Social Service Providers

  • First Responders (Paramedics, Firefighters, Police)

  • Doctors & Nurses

  • Anyone who routinely encounters crisis situations through their work. 

In our work we frequently respond to crisis situations including 911 emergencies as well as routinely holding space for people experiencing tremendous pain. These events can often trigger our own nervous systems into the Fight/Flight/Freeze mode.

Through gentle movement and breathing exercises, guided meditation and relaxation, we will explore tools to shift our nervous systems back into the Rest/Digest/Repair mode where healing, balance, and integration can occur. You will gain familiarity and confidence with simple and accessible tools for use in daily life, at work or at home, to release the energy of stress and crisis and to facilitate an experience of grounding, centering, and calming. This series is taught with a trauma-informed approach. 

No experience necessary.
Open and accessible to all bodies, regardless of ability, mobility, or fitness.
Pre-registration and intake required. 

Questions & Private Group (eg. Workplace) Bookings: Please contact Erin

Previous participants in this series include Supportive Housing staff at Pacifica Housing. 

_________________________________________________________________________________

 

PAST OFFERINGS

Yoga for Recovery Support 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:45 - 2:45 PM 
November 2019 - January 2021

Recovery Works Victoria

Open to all residents of Recovery Works Victoria, this trauma-informed gentle hatha class was designed to support addictions recovery through:
 

  • Witnessing sensations and thought patterns with curiosity and compassion;

  • Grounding into and befriending one's body;

  • Gradually reducing pain and releasing deeply held traumas in a supportive environment;

  • Learning tools to soothe and regulate the nervous system; 

  • Deepening self-awareness and reclaiming choice.  

__________________________________________________________________________________

Trauma-Informed Gentle Hatha

Seasonal Warm Weather (Outdoor Class): Mondays 6:30 - 7:45 PM

May-September 2019

Victoria Cool Aid Society: Next Steps Transition House

Open to all residents of Next Steps Transition House. Began as "Inner Resource Yoga" 6-Week Series (see above) and emerged into an ongoing program. 

__________________________________________________________________________________

Trauma-Informed Gentle Hatha  

Rotating Schedule of Volunteer Yoga Teachers

Summer/Fall 2018

Victoria Cool Aid Society: Rock Bay Landing Shelter

Open to all residents and clients of Rock Bay Landing Shelter. 

__________________________________________________________________________________

KARMA YOGA 

Erin can sometimes be found helping out at the following locations:

InspireHealth - Supportive Cancer Care, Oak Bay   https://www.inspirehealth.ca/ 

  • Mindfulness Meditation (Mondays 11:15 AM -12:15 PM)

  • Gentle Hatha Yoga (Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:45 AM)

  • Restorative Yoga (Fridays 9:30 - 10:45 AM)

FREE for InspireHealth clients; contact InspireHealth to pre-register per class