Mindful Yoga for Trauma Adaptive Yoga is clinically tested and empirically informed.
Ann Richardson Stevens, creator, has been working with men and women living with mobility disabilities for nearly 10 years. This program brings to life the MYT guiding principles in an adaptive setting. Learn how to help students find their mind-body connection.
The MYT Adaptive Program provides a variety of tools, discussion, and asana to open the practice of yoga practice to Every Body—whether hobbling, rolling, or walking into class. Students will explore universal principles that can be shared with people regardless of their level of ability/disability, including amputees, those living with paralysis, neurological conditions, spine issues, MS, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, confined to a wheelchair or not.
Learn to teach students how to reconnect to gravity, earth, and foundation in order to re-emerge taller, stronger, confident, and whole. Gain a deeper understanding of what physical challenges students feel and in fact don’t feel, and lead them back to this re-integration of the self through practice. Teachers will leave feeling confident and better able to gravitate to students with physical challenges.
Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool that trauma based students can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry people into a life of strength and resilience.
The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs.
To that end, Mindful Yoga has the goal of creating the most qualified and supportive team possible.