Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

‘Yoga can be a natural antidote to trauma’ 

Caitlin Lainer Yogakane Podcast Episode Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Disclaimer about this episode - it may trigger some individuals since we do talk about sexual assault and trauma and I invite you to listen to this episode at your pace and listen to your body as you move through this episode and feel free to pause 

In today’s episode I sit down with Caitlin Lainer she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and teaches specialized trauma-informed yoga for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Boise, Idaho. Caitlin’s intention when serving as a yoga guide is always to provide a safe and supportive space for folks to explore, experiment, and investigate how various yoga forms feel in their bodies. Ultimately, her hope is that through listening to the unique language and wisdom of their bodies, folks will experience their own innate capacity for healing, resilience, and transformation. Caitlin has pioneered numerous trauma-informed yoga programs including a pilot program at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise State University’s Health Center, The College of Idaho’s Wellness Center, Tidwell Social Services, Saint Alphonsus’ CARE clinic, and Lifeways Counseling Center.

Caitlin explains the difference between yoga and trauma-sensitive yoga. She explains how to create a safe container for your students. And the healing benefits of listening to the sensations of our own body. Caitlin shared a new term with me post-traumatic growth which encouraged me to open up and share my experience of growth being a sexual assault survivor. Caitlin talks to me about how yoga is a natural antidote to trauma and she goes into how we can utilize the window of tolerance to manage stress and anxiety especially during the chronic trauma we are experiencing collectively with covid -19. We also discuss comparative suffering and how as a society we struggle with discussing or looking at trauma.





Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness virtual training as part of the Trauma-Skilled Conference on Wednesday, May 27, 5-8 pm Mountain Standard Time

$89 for one Or recording for all sessions but wouldn’t receive CEUs and that is $49


David Treelovin

Know my name

Matt Licata

Anica Lucas

Channel Miller - Know My Name Book



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