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Yoga Therapy

Who is Yoga Therapy for?

Every-body

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As a guide, Lotus comes from a place of inclusion, and that each person is unique, walking their own path. She feels that each person' s spiritual path meets them where they are at and this is the perspective that Lotus holds when approaching healing.

What is Tantra Yoga?

Lotus has been teaching Tantra Yoga and Meditation for 14 years in Australia, Europe and the USA. The term 'tantra' is deeply misunderstood and misinterpreted in the Western culture and has been minimized to a fraction of its true nature. At its essence, Tantra means 'to weave' and 'expansion of consciousness'. It is a personal practice of liberation and reverence. It is a way of life, that offers guidance about how to transform our own energy for self-realization, wisdom and sacred being. Tantra is the awareness of the sacredness within the self, within others, and all life. It weaves together the energies of yoga, kundalini and meditation practices to honor life itself as divine creation.

Lotus' approach is that the true essence of Tantra Yoga, and its authentic meaning, be persevered and honored as deeply transformative and sacred.

What is Trauma-Informed Yoga?

For Lotus, discovering the ways trauma can affect the body, mind and spirit was a personal breakthrough. It initiated deeper levels of compassion, dedication and curiosity. Yoga has provided a sacred space for Lotus and has been an integral aspect of her life from childhood. Her Mother practiced daily and taught her asanas and the importance of reflection through meditation.

Yoga naturally offers healing and regeneration. The Yoga Therapy that Lotus offers, focuses less on technical aspects (e.g. knowing the Sankrit words for every posture), and more on supporting the authentic self. Another important aspect is learning to tune into and honor the body's cues, such as, physical sensations, certain responses from the body or less flexibility in some postures and so on.

Specifically, Yoga Therapy can be supportive and empowering for those who have experienced trauma in their lives and aid in the recovery process. The focus is encouraging healing rather than triggering trauma. Trauma can be experienced mentally, emotionally, physically, energetically and spiritually.

 

Trauma-Informed Yoga can support Self-Regulating: 

  • Increasing body awareness and self awareness through guidance, which can support feelings of safety

  • Addressing nervous-system dysregulation (disassociation) and feelings of disconnection from the body and physical environment

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Feelings of discomfort

It is quite normal for emotion to arise during a Trauma-Informed Yoga healing or class, and can often be part of recovery. If a participant feels uncomfortable emotionally and/or physically during a healing or class, we provide space so that these concerns are supported. It is also ok to skip any posture.

Some important notes:

There is always space to:  breathe, move around, to pause, take time for yourself, and to ask for support.

 

However a participant feels in the moment, is honored to the best of our ability.  

We aim to provide a space that is inclusive, non-judgmental, sacred and safe  for healing, connecting and rejuvenation. It is about honoring each individual's (or the group if in a yoga class) concerns, conditions, differences, uniqueness, and overall process. 

There is no need to know the Sanskrit words or be 'perfect' at each posture.

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Please wear loose, comfortable clothes that you feel at ease in and any props that you may want to use. (Some props are available such as blankets for Savasana, etc). 

Consider bringing a stone/crystal or sacred object to the session.

Please reach out to Lotus and ask for additional support.

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