Events

Kerra-Lee is a registered Yoga Teacher and is available to facilitate trauma-sensitive classes and 1:1 sessions. She can also develop training packages for yoga teachers and relevant professionals.

 

Yoga & Mindfulness for dealing with Stress and Trauma
Sunday 25th of June 2017
Synergy Yoga & Pilates, Adelaide
10am-1pm

 

During the 3 hour workshop, we will explore the science behind the body's stress response and develop a yoga practice to cope with symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma. This session will include a brief overview of neuroplasticity and the brains capacity to change in response to intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli. It will include information on the brain's immediate response to stress and the lasting effects it can have on the body; and therefore the importance of self-care.

 

Following this, we will discuss the benefits of yoga to improve cognitive functioning, citing a number of published neuroscientific studies which acknowledge the ways in which yoga and movement-based therapies support healing.

 

Together, we will move into an experiential component; a trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness practice. These modified postures and breathing techniques have been adapted specifically for individuals with a complex trauma history, and for others managing stress in their everyday lives. You will also be provided with tools to effectively develop your own self-practice to cope with symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma.

 

 

Sunrise Yoga Intensive Masterclass - physical practice appropriate for trauma effected individuals

Saturday 11th of March 2017

Yoga Australia Annual Conference, Perth

 

This session will include a brief overview of neuroplasticity and the brains capacity to change in response to intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli. I will include brief information on burnout and the psychobiological impact it has on the nervous system; and therefore the importance of self-care when providing support for individuals effected by trauma, so as to avoid vicarious traumatisation. I will then discuss the benefits of yoga, to improve cognitive functioning, citing a number of published neuroscientific studies and case studies of young people in our care. We will then physically practice a number of modified postures and breathing techniques, adapted specifically for individuals with a complex trauma history, and finally discuss the specific considerations that should be made prior to conducting a trauma-sensitive class, such as modifications to the environment, etc.