January 29, 2020

Being present with the sensations in our body might sound simple and obvious. Nevertheless, many of us are (re)learning this skill after something overly stressful, traumatic, something that exceeded our coping capacity in the given moment, had happened.

Our body has ma...

November 27, 2019

Even though I did not grow up in the country where Thanksgiving is celebrated and my first encounters with this holidays were from the episodes of Mr. Bean or The Friends, I found my way to relate to the spirit of this holidays (or my interpretation of it).

In my twenti...

December 23, 2018

As I am reflecting on my experiences of yoga teacher and facilitator in the past few years, I am feeling stronger and clearer than ever before, that making yoga personal practice makes so much sense. And that to inspire and to encourage people to adjust the practi...

July 19, 2018

“I raise up my voice - not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

– Malala Yousafzai

How to find our stand as trauma-sensitive yoga teachers or TCTSY facilitators and how to develop our voice in the contemporary yoga scene? When cultivating and...

July 18, 2018

“Recovery can take place only within the context of relationship; it cannot occur in isolation.”

– Judith Herman

The concept of trauma-sensitive yoga is slowly but steadily building its position in the yoga world. The Trauma Center[1] developed and empirically validated...

June 30, 2018

"The first principle of recovery is empowerment to the survivor. She must be the author and arbiter of her own recovery. Others may offer advice, support, assistance, affection, and care, but not cure."

– Judith Herman

Why should we, yoga teachers, care about people with...

June 13, 2018

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.”

– Edmund Burke

Since the time thousands years ago when yoga discipline started to emerge and formed to the teachings, it was generally recognized that the relationships between a teachers and their student are centra...

May 31, 2018

“Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” 
– Paulo Freire

The willingness to understand the power dynamics in people´s interactions and high sensitivity to power abuse go with...

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