At Divine Growth, my mission is to empower and support individuals and families impacted by trauma using yoga therapy as a healing tool.
The body stores emotions, carrying the emotional memories of all our joys and all our sadness. If this sounds like more new age nonsense, think how knotted and stiff the shoulders become when we are stressed. Think how butterflies float in the tummy when we feel love or excitement, but how nerves make the belly toss and turn. Perhaps many of us understand how we feel emotions in the body, but do we really store them?
Let's first talk about this from the perspective of yoga, which has understood this connection for centuries. We open our hearts in backbends, and surrender through forward folds while loosening the hamstrings, which are connected to our ability — or not — to let go. The hips hold on to sadness, and the liver to anger.
If you have ever felt emotional or even cried during yoga, therefore: as we move through asanas, we literally twist and bend the stagnant emotions out from our bodies. Because the body stores emotions, moving and breathing creates space and helps us process these feelings on an energetic level.
These places are so often tight because we hold on to feelings, replaying circumstances in our minds, holding onto grudges, anger, and resentment. Even if we believe we've forgiven on an intellectual level, what does the body say?
Now if you have experienced trauma, you may be dissociated with your body and feelings.
The aim of my yoga therapy is to educate, empower, and enable clients to take an active role in their own healing. To learn about their emotions and the different sensations in the body from said emotions and traumas.
As a Yoga Therapist I will use frameworks from the Yoga traditions combined with western medicine research and perspective to help improve physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
I apply yoga techniques to specific health conditions. (anxiety disorders, PTSD, insomnia, depression, autoimmune diseases, addiction, obesity, cancer support, and more).
I am trained to meet you where you are and support your individual healing and wellness needs regardless of your age, gender, condition, health history, physical and mental ability.