The Yogathon 2019 #AccessYogaProject
This Yogathon, we challenged ourselves and our community to recognize and address opportunities for increased accessibility in yoga through our #accessyogaproject. We were amazed at the conversation, insights, and inquiry that emerged, and are motivated to continue this conversation throughout the year.
Please see below a recap of our weekly challenges, you can click on the button next to each image to read the full posts. Follow along on our instagram here to comment with any questions, or thoughts of your own
Living Yoga Panel Discussion Follow Up: What is Trauma? Why Yoga? And What Makes Living Yoga So Unique?
Yogathon is an amazing time of community for Living Yoga. We are a small non-profit with a large impact driven by an even larger community of supporters. This abundance is never more visible than during the month of Yogathon.
For 2019, we want to give back in a very specific way: we are going to challenge ourselves and our community to recognize and address opportunities for increased accessibility in yoga.
2018 Gala and 20th Year Celebration
The rich conversation among panelists at Living Yoga’s Gala in September prompted many questions from audience members. We have shared these questions with our panelists as well as Living Yoga staff members who have provided their professional and heartfelt answers in this post. Enjoy!
The #yogasavedme Campaign: Power, Privilege, and the Challenge of Storytelling
We are so excited to celebrate Living Yoga’s 20th year of service in style at our annual gala, Invest in the Human Spirit, on September 22nd at the Tiffany Center!
Recovery Through the Trauma-Informed Lens
How could we continue to celebrate Living Yoga’s impact, and collect stories that validated the research of trauma experts, but do so in a way that felt safe, trauma-informed, and sensitive to the power and privileges that might allow (or limit) someone’s ability to share their story?
September is National Recovery Month
Living Yoga is deepening its roots in trauma-informed yoga. We've been discussing things like what does being trauma-informed really mean? What exactly is trauma-informed yoga anyway?
Teaching for Living Yoga
Our first story is from one of our very own volunteer teachers, Becca: I have found yoga to be a wonderful support for recovery. For someone like me, who is a “feel good” junkie, practice gave me a way to be responsible for my own “feel good”; using the body and the breath.
Living Yoga's programs = "trauma informed intervention"
I had been searching for an organization or cause that spoke to me as an opportunity to serve. Living Yoga came on my radar and felt right. The yoga community, continuing educations, support, and encouragement have been much appreciated.
Trauma and the Body
I loved hearing Michael Faith’s(Executive Director of Living Yoga) message at the2014 Gala because it was the first time I’d heard Living Yoga’s programs identified, outright and out loud, as a form of “trauma-informed intervention”.
How Trauma Affects The Body and Brain (and how yoga may help with healing).
One of my favorite authors, Carolyn Myss, says, “Your biography IS your biology.” The story of our lives, especially the undealt with emotions and/or traumatic experiences, can live on in our muscles and cells.
Trauma leaves enduring marks on the brain and the body. All traumatic experiences recruit the stress response, which involves an array of physiological and hormonal changes that impact the central and peripheral nervous systems.