Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, PSTD...

Extreme stress and ongoing anxiety can have an impact on all areas of one's life. The body, mind, and even soul can suffer from living in this stressful state without relief.  Anxiety effects millions of people every day and many of these people also suffer from trauma. Research continues to show that those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD and Complex Trauma can benefit from body-centered and trauma-informed healing tools. A number of studies are beginning to show that breath, yoga, and mindfulness are providing physical and emotional relief for those who experience symptoms of trauma.

One of the scholarly studies published by leading trauma specialist, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, can be found here.  

Yoga as a Healing Tool: 

"Body awareness is a necessary aspect of effective emotion regulation. Learning to notice, tolerate, and manage somatic experience may substantially promote emotion regulation. Yoga can serve as a (support) to the treatment of PTSD." 

That's where Flourishing Hearts comes in. We are a service-based yoga studio (and online presence) that offers classes, groups, and one-on-one sessions to survivors of trauma (and those who work with them). We utilize breath, movement, mindfulness, yoga, and creative expression as tools for trauma survivors to assist in their healing process. We develop and provide resources to people and organizations who work with this population here in the United States and abroad.

Flourishing Hearts offers a variety of options for survivors of trauma or those that want more options in their healing process. 

Additional Resources on the effectiveness of trauma-sensitive / trauma-informed yoga:  

Trauma Center Articles on Yoga and Healing Trauma

Georgetown Law Study / April 2017

NPR The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma / June 2017

You are Loved and Healing is Possible.