What is Yoga and how is Trauma Sensitive Yoga Special?
Yoga is a non religious system of moving and breathing characterised by physical postures held for a brief period of time. Trauma Sensitive Yoga is an empirically validated clinical treatment for complex trauma and treatment resistant PTSD.
Trauma sensitive yoga works in conjunction with conventional clinical therapies to support healing by gently assisting survivors to reconnect with their bodies in a safe supportive environment. This unique yoga therapy supports the body to feel safe, strong and comfortable and teaches people how to recognise and modulate arousal that is felt in the body.
Our 6 week Healcode course effectively brings the body into treatment providing a holistic compliment to conventional talk therapies and can help support healing and recovery by:
- Soothing the body’s alarm system
- Learning ways to calm down and self regulate
- Learning to be present and cultivate positive emotions
- Increasing spatial awareness and body attunement
- Practising making choices and taking effective action
- Decreasing experiences of emotional distress and physical symptoms
- Reduce activation of sympathetic nervous system, muscle tension & blood pressure
- Improves emotional regulation skills and impulse control
Healcode is held at the beautiful Yogahub in Mount Hawthorn. The studio space is a peaceful and serene with plenty of natural light, wood floors and indoor greenery, with all yoga equipment supplied. The studio is well located to public transport, free parking and local cafes.
This course is designed to support participants who are already undergoing therapy. Speak to your health professional today about your suitability for the Healcode Trauma Sensitive Yoga Course at Yogahub.
This course includes 6 classes over six weeks. Dates for this course include:
11:00 am to 12.00pm
Saturday 24th September
Saturday 1st October
Saturday 8th October
Saturday 15th October
Saturday 22nd October
Saturday 29th October
About Jasmine Pummer
A lifelong yoga practitioner, Jasmine has been formally teaching Hatha and restorative yoga since 2014 after completing her foundational training with Fremantle Yoga Centre.
Jasmine has a strong interest in the cross section of mental health, trauma and yoga and has maintained a steady trajectory towards a specialised skillset in the area of evidence based, therapeutic yoga. The majority of her teaching is group classes but she also works in private practice with NDIS clients, working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, autism, brain injuries and trauma and clients that have undergone cancer treatment.
At Yogahub Jasmine leads our highly regarded Healcode: Trauma Sensitive Yoga Courses, which offer an affordable, small group option for those suffering from trauma, PTSD, depression and fatigue.
Jasmine continues to enrich her knowledge through studying yoga therapy, training under the guidance of Chandrika Gibson. In addition, she has aligned herself with several accomplished and sturdy mentors, including trauma therapist Satyen Del Monte, and Iyengar yoga teacher Kellie Brett.
Jasmine brings a calm and gentle presence to her work as well as invaluable lived experience.
‘Yoga teaches us to become more aware of our bodies and breath. It teaches us to observe how we move and where we don’t move, to pause, take rest and to be present. If we slow down the body and soothe the nervous system, deeply stored stress and tension is released. Yoga helps us to stay connected to ourselves and what we need on and off the mat. After experiencing burnout and suffering from trauma, I became interested in how trauma and stress can dysregulate the nervous system, affecting mental and physical health. A regular yoga practice has helped me to navigate stressful situations and has alleviated the symptoms of anxiety and depression that I have suffered from most of my life.’ – Jasmine