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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect!”

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Thursdays, starts June 6- June 27, 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Danielle’s Place, 895 Brant Street Unit 3 Burlington Ontario L7R 2J6 . Danielle’s Place is kindly donating the use of their space!

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Danielle’s Place.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect!”

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Thursdays, starts June 6- June 27, 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Danielle’s Place, 895 Brant Street Unit 3 Burlington Ontario L7R 2J6 . Danielle’s Place is kindly donating the use of their space!

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Danielle’s Place.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect!”

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Thursdays, starts June 6- June 27, 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Danielle’s Place, 895 Brant Street Unit 3 Burlington Ontario L7R 2J6 . Danielle’s Place is kindly donating the use of their space!

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Danielle’s Place.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect!”

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Thursdays, starts June 6- June 27, 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Danielle’s Place, 895 Brant Street Unit 3 Burlington Ontario L7R 2J6 . Danielle’s Place is kindly donating the use of their space!

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Danielle’s Place.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Apr
15
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, March 18- Apr 15 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, March 18- Apr 15 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, March 18- Apr 15 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, March 18- Apr 15 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, March 18- Apr 15 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Feb
4
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

yoga for bigger bodies

Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga for Bigger Bodies

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Join certified yoga teacher Patricia Rutherford for a gentle, candlelit class with joyful movement and mindful breath. These yoga classes are offered specifically with non-traditional yoga bodies in mind. Classes occur in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. Absolute beginners are welcome along with any other “level.” No yoga experience is necessary.

From Patricia:

"I’ve had a lifelong love for music and movement and over the years I kept coming to yoga, but never quite found the right “fit” - a place where I felt included and seen as a woman in a non traditional yoga body. I finally found my way to SoulSessions and Katrina Bultje a few years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I completed my RYT 200hour training with Katrina at Soul Flow Yoga in Hamilton in June 2018 and then went on to complete Yoga For All training as well. I am passionate about making the magic of yoga accessible to all bodies because at its heart, yoga is a practice of unity, inclusion, compassion and love. Come - just as you are - to move and groove and connect on Monday nights at Body Brave."

Type: Gentle movement class

Time: Mondays, starts January 28 7:30-8:30pm

Location: Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton (parking is available on the street directly in front of the building)

Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can), all proceeds go towards keeping Body Brave's doors open.

Yoga mats and props are available for use at Body Brave. Class is limited to 6 participants.

Please note: Demand for our classes is high and spaces are limited. Please ensure you are able to attend before you register.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Open Flow Yoga

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Join Sashaina Singh for an hour of deliciously relaxing yoga! In these small classes, Sashaina will guide you through a custom sequence of poses that will help you get in touch your body and unwind. This body positive class is open to anyone. No previous experience in yoga is required. We are a body positive space and welcome (and encourage!) people of all shapes and sizes! Modifications can be made depending on your comfort and safety in the class. After all, yoga is for everyone! We know that any type of new movement class can be daunting so please don’t hesitate to come a little early or email us ahead of time to discuss any concerns you might have. Reach out to us: sonia@livingbodybrave.com.

Equipment is available at the studio. We recommend comfortable clothing and a water bottle.

Free parking is available directly on Main Street in front of the building (please do not park in the lot next door).

Fee: Voluntary donation (we so appreciate donations as we are a non-profit that currently receives no government funding). Suggested $12

Registration is highly recommended as we take a maximum of 8 people.

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Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Trauma Informed Yoga

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Join us for a 3 session series of Trauma Informed Yoga led by Andrea Towler of Healing Together Yoga. 

Sessions include: 

  • Mindful movement practice using evidence-based Trauma Sensitive yoga protocol for CPSTD

  • Teachings from classical yoga philosophy

  • Current research in the field of trauma

  • Build mindfulness, body awareness, emotional balance, self-compassion & decision making

Equipment provided. 

$75/per person ($25/per session)

See below for more information about Healing Together Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga. Please contact healingtogetheryoga@gmail.com for more information. 

ABOUT

Healing Together Yoga was founded with the intention of supporting women with histories of
interpersonal and developmental trauma (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – CPTSD) in the Hamilton community. It now offers yoga programming as an adjunctive treatment for CPTSD for both men and women, incorporating trauma informed mindful movement, teachings from classical yoga philosophy, and current research in the field of trauma.

The Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) protocol is an evidence-based approach which focuses on the development of body awareness and empowerment through decision-making. A landmark study of this protocol was published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in 2014 by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the worlds’ leading experts in the field of trauma, and David Emerson, who originally developed this protocol through his work as social worker and yoga teacher with Vietnam war veterans and in womens’ shelters. This study involved women with histories of childhood abuse, diagnoses of CPTSD and several years of more conventional talk therapy including CBT without improvement. By the end of the 10 week study, participants’ symptoms had improved to the point that over half of the women no longer qualified for the diagnosis of PTSD. This protocol is at the core of the
Healing Together Yoga mindful movement practice.

Along with mindful movement, Healing Together Yoga offers an overview of current research in the field of trauma, with the intention of empowering participants through knowledge. Teachings from classical yoga philosophy provide a model of holistic healing that is inherently hopeful and can help guide and inspire us all on our journey of healing and spiritual growth. Through mindful movement, teachings from classical yoga philosophy and current research in the field of trauma, Healing Together Yoga programming aims to strengthen mindfulness, body awareness, self-compassion, emotional balance and
decision-making abilities.

Healing Together Yoga founder Andrea Towler is a student of classical yoga in the tradition of Sri Vidya, with 10 years teaching experience in the Hamilton community. She has completed 40 hours of training in the TCTSY protocol with David Emerson and Jenn Turner from the Trauma Center in Boston, which inspired her to bring this approach to the Hamilton community, offering drop in and registered programing through the Native Womens’ Centre as well as through various non-profit agencies and yoga studios in the community, including Body Brave. For current program offerings, please contact healingtogetheryoga@gmail.com

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