About the Program
Our Yoga as Healing USF ONLINE is a program taking place during the Fall and Spring semesters at USF. Our YaH_usf series is designed to aid in the support and healing of those individuals who have experienced sexual violence, gender bias, gender discrimination, and trauma. During each class, we will explore a designated theme interwoven with the physical (asana) yoga practice.
Classes will be offered through the Zoom platform. Information on Fall 2022 coming soon.
Our focus for YaH_online is to support and rebalance our nervous system due to an overabundance of stress, overwhelm, and/or experiences of trauma. By using a combination of mindful flow and restorative yoga practices with intentionally woven themes, we offer each participant a space for safety and a sense of ease and healing.
These body-based practices are often referred to as Somatic Experiences or Somatic Healing.
- Trauma survivors who are uncomfortable with or express a lack of interest in talk therapy have flourished in art or movement-based formats (Holistic Healing Services for Survivors, Poore, T., Shulruff, T., & Bein, K., 2013).
- We commit to view somatic healing as social justice and practical theory of change
- We commit to healing practices as welcome space for all bodies, abilities,
- race, gender
- We commit to actively work in anti-racism and the shared knowledge of white supremacy in our society, culture, and systems
- We commit to the knowledge and work to decolonize yoga
- We commit to being survivor-centered
- We commit to creating a space where safety is of highest value
- We commit to speak with intention and allow space for others to speak