“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Moving together towards social and ecological wellness
In a culture that prioritizes busyness over embodiment, doing over being, and knowing over feeling, honouring ourselves can begin a transformation. With intention, we have the possibility to develop agency through standing in our choices in the present moment.
Whether you are looking to move beyond individual or collective trauma, or you are supporting others, Trauma Sensitive Yoga West can be a part of your journey.
A wild ethics informs our many modalities, which include trauma-sensitive yoga practices, group nature retreats, and intensive training opportunities.
Body and land based practitioner.
As a practitioner, Nicola offers land- and body- based practices grounded in clinical frameworks. In good standing with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Nicola receives ongoing supervision from the founder of the technique, David Emerson.
Nicola’s work acknowledges that the best way to change the world is to be the change, and she offers accessible practices to ensure peacebuilding from within is available to all.
“My previous experiences with yoga practices have been extremely unsuccessful. I often cannot get through a session because of the discomfort I feel in my body and the mixed messages I receive from instructors. As a person with trauma, I appreciated the focus on choice during the first day of the training. By the second day, I felt comfortable enough to engage in the practice, although still not okay with closing my eyes. By the third day, I exercised my choices and felt a conversation in my body through feeling it. This got me out of my head for the practice.”
TCTSY Training Participant
Upcoming Events & Trainings
For those looking to train and learn with a trauma informed lens, there are many outlets for learning. Use the link below for what’s coming up, or Connect with Nicola a more customized trauma sensitive training approach.