There is Hope… At some point in life, 1 in 4 people, worldwide, will be affected by mental or neurological disorders.  This link offers brief descriptions of Common Mental Disorders.  Nearly 2/3 with a known disorder never seek help. Shame, stigma, mis-information keep people suffering in silence. You can learn more at World Health.     Yoga is…

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By no means is this information meant to be all inclusive or diagnostic. This is a brief compilation on causes and types of trauma to increase awareness. For in depth reading I recommend Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score and Peter Levine’s Waking the Tiger. Yoga instructors interested in specializing in Yoga…

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Pain. No one enjoys it. We do our best to avoid it or stop it as quickly as possible. When we are already hurting, we certainly don’t want to add to it. I get it! Emotional pain can lead to real, physical pain, and physical pain can lead to disturbing mental anguish, and the unsettling…

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Meditation Basics from Regina Rowley and I Am Priceless, Inc. Meditation means “to become familiar with”. It is one way of inner self exploration; journey within for self discovery. Our daily lives tend to draw our senses outward. Reasons: relax, destress, balance emotions, mental stillness, assist problem solving as we gain insights, take us to…

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2017 The Trance of Scarcity – Victoria Castle * Overcoming Trauma through Yoga – Emerson and Hopper Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter Levine The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma – Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. Good bye Hurt and Pain – Dr. Deborah Sandella It…

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On Becoming a Gigi… There is no joy as profound as what I am currently experiencing. Elation, jubilation and the deepest gratitude. I have had my share of physical challenges through the years. Challenges which made me, as a young mother, re-evaluate life style choices. I wanted to be healthy and physically able to care…

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Meditation, what is it? Should I do it? How do I meditate? First, let me share why and how I came to the practice of meditation. When I first began my Yoga Teacher Training in 2015, I defined myself as a worn-out Type A personality. My life was a constant flow of working hard, working harder,…

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2016 afforded me the privilege of completing my first 200 hours of yoga instructor training. I immediately began looking into training as a trauma informed instructor. After looking into several options, only to have the training cancel or their schedule conflict with mine, I came across Purple Dot Yoga Project and their specialized, trauma informed…

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Unexpressed pain leads to hopelessness. Writing, provides a means for me to express my pain, to sort the mess out and start letting it go. Our feelings need to be expressed, they are energy in motion. If we repress, ignore or deny our feelings they don’t go away. Instead they fester and come out deeper,…

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