Manage Post Traumatic Stress with Yoga for Trauma Survivors

Enroll to learn simple transformational trauma informed breathing and yoga practices and take charge of your wellbeing.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

This beginner level trauma informed breathing and yoga course is geared specifically for people who are recovering from a traumatic event in their lives. Using video, audio and PDF's, this course teaches 2 simple and proven styles of effective breathing practices which improve mood, decrease anxiety and depression, and help practitioners mange Post Traumatic Stress by reconnecting mind, body and soul. This class teaches simple yoga postures and offers a guided relaxation which help our body to reduce physical tension and emotional suffering.

-practice proven simple and mindful breath techniques

-experience simple and effective yoga sequences

-take time to rest, renew and restore

-build trust

-gain confidence

-improve mood

-enhance sleep

-develop conscious clarity

Proven transformational trauma informed breathing and yoga practices help you recover.

Has someone recommended you try yoga? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your traumatic story? Do you ever wish you could just feel more relaxed? Do you need some “me time”? This course sets the stage for self compassion, self respect and opens the door for the next level of your personal healing journey to happen.

This course was created out of an intention to offer a simple, self compassionate breathing and yoga course which most anyone who is able to get up and down from the floor can do. This course isn’t too hard, or too long, and is perfect for those newer or curious about trying yoga. If you are willing to move slow and mindfully and with your breath, and to work with the intuition of healing, this is the place for you.

With trauma comes emotional and sometimes physical pain. This class is unique in that it is targeting the parts of ourselves needing time, space and attention to recover.

We all have ups and downs in life, and this course is useful for the times when we need a little extra support. External modes such as abusing food, excessive drinking, dangerous drugs, over-excercising, overspending, or whatever it is will never be enough to sustain our vitality. We all need to practice cultivating peace from someplace deep within our own being.

In this class you will spend time exploring breath techniques and you will move consciously with respect for your body. You will benefit physically and emotionally by taking time to nurture yourself. At the end of this course you will feel relaxed, centered and will be more mindful. When you take better care of ourselves, we are able to help others from a place of genuine authenticity-and that helps us heal.

What are the requirements?

  • Having a clean, private space and a yoga mat are ideal for maximum enjoyment.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Students will learn two styles of effective breathing techniques designed to help regulate mood, manage stress and improve sleep. Students will practice a simple trauma informed yoga sequence.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is geared to individuals newer to yoga who are willing to work towards healing from a traumatic experience. This course is not ideal for those seeking a physically intense yoga sequence.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome!

A video/audio description of what this course is, and is not. Includes a disclosure, trauma definition, types of trauma, words on healing and a declaration of course intention.


Text description of what this course is, and is not. Includes a disclosure, trauma definition, types of trauma, words on healing and a declaration of course intention.


A video/audio description of how this course is laid out into Sections with Lectures. General overview of the different classes of poses we will be practicing.

Section 2: Breathing Practices
The Natural Breath
The Ocean Sounding Breath
Section 3: Warm Ups and Sun Salutations

Video with audio overlay. Simple spine undulations, core strengtheners, thigh stretching lunges, and hamstring openers and full body stretching with short hold down dogs. Suggested Prop: Yoga Mat, Block, Strap

Section 4: Get Grounded With Hip Openers

Video with audio overlay. A basic hip opening sequence designed to provide stability, resolve, and spaciousness within our mind and body. Suggested Prop: Yoga Mat, Block, Strap

Section 5: Going Deeper with Hip Openers

Video with audio overlay. Deeper hip openers tap into deeper layers of emotion. Often times what we need to process we hold as tension in our bodies. These poses work together to move through emotions which are no longer serving us.

Section 6: Final Resting Pose

Get comfy and tuck in for a sweet guided relaxation pose. This is done in stillness and quiet on our backs. Feel free to rest in your most comfortable position and add a blanket for extra coziness.

Section 7: Conclusion and Bonus Quiz
10 questions

Take this fun quiz to see how well you take care of yourself!

Putting It All Together

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Instructor Biography

Sarah Higgins, Teacher at Madison College

Mom first, Assistant Director of Eat Breathe Thrive™, PT Faculty Member of Madison College, Premium Udemy Instructor, Professional Local Yoga Instructor from Madison, WI.

I believe yoga can teach us how to become the best version of ourselves. I aim to provide yoga services for the betterment of humanity. Yoga and mindful breath techniques have been consistently proven to help manage stress, reduce depression, anxiety, improve mood and enhance our wellbeing.

I’ve been teaching alignment based flow yoga for over 13 years and wellness based classes for over 2 decades. I’ve completed advanced yoga teacher trainings and I hold a  degree in Kinesiology. 

I teach what I practice and I what I believe yoga to be: a unique experience for every individual who chooses to show up for practice. With simple to follow techniques and clear verbal cues, I teach students to respect their body and to how to integrate their yoga experiences into their daily lives. I offer smart tips, compassionate insights, and presence.  I enjoy it when my students bring a sense of openness, curiosity and a willingness to integrate the practice into their daily lives.

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