Reclaim Your Body
Welcome! Thank you for choosing to dedicate your precious time and attention to being with your body in this way. This practice is designed to support you in connecting to your body in a way that feels supportive to your needs. I am so glad that you are here and I know that the powerful act of choosing to spend time being with your body can be life changing.
Perhaps pause for a moment just right now to acknowledge yourself for choosing to be here, to become curious and to try something new.
Here is an overview of the course content so that you can get oriented and know what to expect.
Each week we will explore a different theme. Each theme has a video lesson, a suggested reading and journal questions. Learning about these themes will support you to know much more about navigating life in a body having experienced trauma.
Week 1: Getting Started
Week 2: Experiencing the Present Moment
Week 3: Making Choices
Week 4: Taking Effective Action
Week 5: Creating Rhythms
Week 6: Building Curiosity
Week 7: Breathing
Week 8: Grounding
Week 9: Finding your Center
Week 10: Integration
Each video has two parts: theme of the week + physical practice.
Theme of the week: We will explore a new trauma theme every week. Each video will begin with a 10-15 minute discussion about the theme of the week. The themes will help you understand why we are doing this practice the way we are doing it.
Physical Practice: The second part of each video will be about 45 minutes of an embodied Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga practice guided by me. You will be invited to make choices, notice sensations in your body and to stay connected to your comfort level as we move through various forms. I will always give multiple options for each movement and you will be in control of your movements the whole time.
Calls will be from 10-11:30 am PST every other week.
Dates of group calls:
Wed, July 3: Welcome
Wed, July 24: Key themes of trauma sensitive yoga
Wed, Aug 14: Self-regulation skills
Wed, Sept 4th: Integration
Each group call will include:
Opening circle with opportunities to connect with the group
An overview of the weekly themes so far
A gentle, choice based movement practice
Time for questions and reflections with the group
All calls will be recorded so that you can watch them later if you can’t make it live.
Questions? Email me at hello@Kelseygustafson.com if any questions or curiosities come up during the course.
May this material be truly helpful and supportive in your healing process.