How yoga therapists work: Supporting hospice volunteers

How yoga therapists work: Supporting hospice volunteers

By Joanne Hader In 2023 I received a grant from the Seniors’ Secretariat in Prince Edward Island (PEI) to share an 8-week yoga for self-care program for hospice volunteers like myself. In working through the details of offering such a program, I knew I wanted to share...
Keys to healing trauma

Keys to healing trauma

Yoga therapists understand that trauma is stored in the body and that healing trauma therefore necessitates working with the body, especially the nervous system. Yoga therapy uniquely supports the development of somatic awareness—that is, awareness of our physical...
How yoga therapists work: A practice for new mothers

How yoga therapists work: A practice for new mothers

By Julia Romano A central tenet of yoga therapy as I share it is that awareness is healing in and of itself.  New mothers, who make up the majority of my client work, often come to me feeling stuck in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, rage, disappointment,...
“Triggering” joy

“Triggering” joy

The term triggering has been widely used in recent years, partly because of our increasing understanding of how our nervous systems and bodies work with our psychology. According to Dennis Pelon, PhD, a clinical psychologist and IAYT-certified yoga therapist who...