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Integral Yoga & Mindfulness Programme for PTSD

Friday 01 April, 2022 - Saturday 01 April, 2023

This multilayered and trauma-informed programme provides women experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with a wide repertoire of body-based tools that can play a supportive role in promoting trauma healing, self-regulation and well-being as well as complementing ongoing trauma therapy.

 

Discover embodied practices that can assist you to:

  • Cultivate resilience
  • Calm and balance the nervous system
  • Self-generate a feeling of safety, agency and choice
  • Expand your window of tolerance and capacity for presence
  • Self-regulate physical and emotional responses to stress and trauma

 

Central Otago Queenstown-16

Additional Information

  • A free year-long programme starting in April 2022 (Date TBC)
  • Limited spaces available
  • Registration closes 11 April
  • In-person sessions based in Golden Bay

For more details get in touch with Priyadhara at: hello@creatingbalance.co.nz

This year’s Integral Yoga & Mindfulness Programme for women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is brought to our community through a close collaboration between Creating Balance, Te Whare Mahana and AYHET. Advice and support has also been provided by Mohua Social Services, Manawhenua Ki Mohua’s Whanau Ora Navigator and other health professionals.

The PTSD programme aims to assist rurally isolated, vulnerable and at-risk women with PTSD in their efforts to manage their healing and wellbeing. This programme also aims to address the need for more complementary pathways of physical and mental health support available to women with PTSD in Golden Bay, New Zealand by offering an integrated and somatic system of integral yoga and mindfulness tools, that are trauma-informed, holistic in nature, have been clinically studied internationally and are known to help relieve PTSD symptoms

AYHET has received grants from Lottery Community Fund and Golden Bay Community Trust, and is welcoming donations to further financially assist this promising community initiative. If you wish to make a donation, please enter the amount below and click Donate.

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Once you have made a donation, you will receive an automatic email that includes a free download of Swami Karma Karuna’s guided Health Yoga Nidra. Enjoy 25 minutes of deep relaxation, to heal and nurture your body.

Teachers

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Sannyasi Priyadhara is an integral yoga and meditation teacher based in New Zealand. She has dedicated 20 years of her adult life to the exploration of the scientific, transformational and holistic nature of yoga. Her extensive training in traditional yoga ashrams in India and in yoga education centres in New Zealand and Australia inspired her to integrate the wisdom of yoga into daily life and has enabled her to assist individuals of different backgrounds and cultures on their journey towards positive change. Priyadhara’s practical understanding of yogic science and lifestyle allows her to share knowledge and personal insight on a variety of yogic topics in accessible ways through courses, events,  programmes and private tuition. Her work also places emphasis on community resilience, health and wellbeing and involves the development and facilitation of initiatives that aim to address a specific need in a community through collaboration with key local and regional organisations. She has networked with Red Cross, delivering classes to refugee youth in Europe, as well as developed integral yoga and mindfulness programmes for teenagers and individuals with PTSD in Golden Bay, NZ in collaboration with AYHET, Golden Bay High School, Te Whare Mahana and community funding organisations.
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