Tag Archives: trauma

Help. Thanks. Wow.

For those of us who have survived trauma, we understand that even when we’ve found recovery, our lives are forever changed. I see this show up with the families I work with—parents learning how to stop doing family life out of survival, teens and young adults learning how to nurture and befriend themselves, and the […]

Isvara Pranidhana: The Yogic Art of Surrender

  Isvara pranidhana is the yogic practice of surrendering to something higher. I can’t think of any other practice that reminds me how small I am and how important I am, all at once. The art of surrendering acknowledges how little we have control over in this life. We can try to outsmart, outmaneuver, cajole, […]

The Universe is a Friendly Place

Have you ever looked at your life and thought, “This is not where I thought I would be by this age?” This is something I struggle with and I often hear my clients in their 20s make that statement. There seems to be a timetable out there for all of us and if we don’t […]

What Recovery Feels Like

Almost a month has passed since the Yoga for Trauma Recovery Immersion experience at Breathe Los Gatos. This was one of the most incredible experiences of my career–facilitating eighteen people through their respective healing and learning processes. Each person in the group displayed a willingness to look deeply inside and then to bring their healing […]

Why I Know Yoga For Trauma Recovery Works

When Jennifer Prugh and I began the yoga program for the residential treatment facility I worked at in 2008, it wasn’t long before I understood the profound contribution yoga has on the healing process. I remember one young woman in particular. She entered treatment to recover from sexual trauma–this trauma led her to self-medicate in […]

Book Review: The Mood Cure

There are many reasons I love this book, as a clinician, family coach, and student of nutrition. The Mood Cure is easily consumable and loaded with helpful facts that link food to mood. What sets this book apart is Julia Ross‘ approach of addressing mood in a four step process: gaining perspective on your moods, […]

Yoga for Trauma Recovery 35 Hour Immersion

With the start of a new year, there is so much possibility in front of us. How are you going to challenge yourself in 2015? With that in mind, Satya is excited to announce the Yoga for Trauma Recovery teacher training that Rebekah Tayebi will be co-facilitating this Summer with the wonderful, Joanne Varni. The […]

The Power of Breath, Guest Post by Joanne Varni

Joanne is a Yoga Alliance Certified ERYT500 and completed her certifications through Jennifer Prugh’s JOY of Yoga teacher trainings. She is a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher having received her certification through TSY under the renowned guidance of Bessel van der Kolk. Her Yoga Therapeutics certification was completed with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and she […]