Simple ways to make your yoga class more trauma informed.
Survivors of trauma feel they have lost power and control in their life because somebody or someone took it away from them. Zabie Khorakiwala is a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor and the Violence Prevention Coordinator at the University of California, Irvine. She is an accomplished educator and the founder of Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga.
Yoga can be a very effective treatment for PTSD in the victims of trauma. Although it can be difficult initially, especially for victims of sexual abuse, the peaceful focus on control of the body and being present can make a big difference.
This is a great interview with Zabie Khorakiwala who developed Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga as a fusion of yoga and her passion for working with sexual trauma survivors. Zabie is dedicated to providing tangible way to heal for survivors of sexual trauma, and yoga is an ideal way to find peace of mind and decrease anxiety by focusing on regaining control of the body.