Yoga Classes, Wellness Workshops and Meet Ups
Many people struggle with anxiety, stress, and addiction issues. Because we know that these difficulties are often associated with traumatic histories, we would like to offer some help – for free.
Introducing, Trauma-Informed Yoga!
Trauma-Informed Yoga is a monthly free activity hosted by Welling Centre. It is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment with other people on a journey to health.
Trauma-informed yoga is an evidence-based practice using gentle movement, natural breathing techniques and interoception (the feeling of being you).
The focus is on empowering, invitational language using choice as a guide to emphasize self-awareness and self-regulation.
Wording that may be used includes: “when you are ready”, “If you like”, “I invite you to”, knowing that anything that is suggested is only that, a suggestion, and that you are always in control of your practice. In fact, if there was one posture that you connected with and wanted to stay in for the entire time, that would be perfect and supported.
Trauma-Informed yoga supports resilience building, creating new healthy neuropathways, as well as self-care and coping skills that can transfer off the mat to support management of daily symptoms and cravings. Verbal cuing is used and there are no physical adjustments.
Join us for free the first Sunday of every month.
Remember to use a yoga mat.
Eco-Grief Support Circle Meet Up
We are just people like yourself: hurt, damaged, sensing that the future is shriveling, and suffering from a grief that we can name but that we do not know how to express. We are concerned about human existence on planet earth and about the lack of action regarding climate change, in particular. These meetings are for people suffering from Eco-Grief. Talking about it, sharing our grief, listening to others, can help. We will not try and fix each other, but we will listen and collectively embrace our shared grief. Sharing, listening, and talking is healing just by itself. You can take action elsewhere since that is one of the other steps in the process.
Check out this article on CBC to learn more about this group: Edmontonians share experiences with ecological grief.
Be gentle with yourself.
A couple of rules:
– No violence.
– Be respectful of others in the circle.
We can start with these and people can decide whether any other rules need to be created.
Hot beverages will be available but you must bring your own travel mug.
Moderator: Michael James
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WE HOST GROUPS!
Strengthen the feeling of community within your group while inviting healing for individual members. Hold a staff (group, team, etc.) meeting in our workshop space that includes a one hour trauma-informed yoga class led by Shari Arial.
We see this as especially valuable for those working in social work, first responder, health care, education and other high stress fields where trauma, burnout, and fatigue are common. It may also be appropriate for support groups and the like.
Trauma-Informed Yoga is an evidence based practice involving breath-work, gentle movement and interoception (the feeling of being you). The yoga portion of your group’s event is available for up to 15 people with space for many more during your meeting.
If you are interested in learning more or booking your event you can e-mail Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org.