Come to Your Mat

Work past trauma toward surviving and thriving.

“Come To Your Mat” is a series of eight 30-minute online videos to help survivors gain support, strength, and tools for their continued healing. Each session features two presenters and a moderator, a pose for strengthening, journal prompts, and affirmations. Participants can apply what they learn to their own mat and healing process in the process of rediscovering their light and power.

Our presenters are a powerful group of healers, therapists, and yoga teachers; each with special gifts and unique wisdom. Each video offers various voices to guide survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma in the exploration of strategies to establish a deeper connection with their body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga and other healing techniques.

Cost: $10 for one, $50 for all, including the 8 pose videos. Contact us for discounted group rate for yoga studios and businesses.

Start your journey with free access to Session #1: Ending Overthinking Through Breathing.

Session 1:

Ending Overthinking Through Breathing

Presenters:

Katie Koestner, Carrie Copolla

Ending Overthinking Through Breathing: Stopping the ruminating thoughts is essential to our healing. Being mindful and present to recognize our thoughts – the old beliefs, negative self-talk, our doubts and fears can allow us to direct our mind back to our breath, to a place of truth. We will explore how to utilize the breath to find the space between our thoughts where we can rest in stillness.

Asana: Sukhasana (easy seated posture) Pranayama

Session 2:

Getting Unstuck from the Past

Presenters:

Carley Flanery, Lisa Frank

Ending Overthinking Through Breathing: Stopping the ruminating thoughts is essential to our healing. Being mindful and present to recognize our thoughts – the old beliefs, negative self-talk, our doubts and fears can allow us to direct our mind back to our breath, to a place of truth. We will explore how to utilize the breath to find the space between our thoughts where we can rest in stillness.

Asana: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge)

Session 3:

Using Anger to Fuel Fiery Focus

Presenters:

Brooke Bagley, Courtney Butler-Robinson

Using Anger to Fuel Fiery Focus: Allowing ourselves to accept and acknowledge our own anger is an integral component to our healing. Our denial of our anger separates us from a vital part of ourselves. We become disconnected from the flow of our truth. We will explore the practice of tapas and allow our anger to be released and transmuted into a more disciplined, aligned stream of energy, into fiery focus.

Asana: Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (forearm plank)

Session 4:

Embracing the Inner Warrior

Presenters:

Lisa Danylchuk, Jody Hassel

Embracing the Inner Warrior: In yoga, a warrior stands open to the world, heart facing forward, courageous and vulnerable. We stand, feel strong, open our hearts and realize all we need we possess. We will explore the many ways courage manifests in our lives, the way you are already courageous and how that courage can support to be strong, vibrant, forward facing embodied warriors.

Asana: Anjaneyasana (crescent lunge)

Session 5:

Not Forgetting But Forgiving

Presenters:

Jody Barnes, Tatiana Forero Puerta

Not Forgetting But Forgiving: Forgiveness is a process, a layer-by-layer opening to our experience. Closing our hearts to this process can leave us feeling isolated, disconnected from the world, apart from us. We will discuss how to let go of old beliefs, find real forgiveness and have a peaceful co-existence with our pain.

Asana: Ustrasana (Camel)

Session 6:

Finding Your Voice

Presenters:

Lara Veon, Daniel Sernicola

Finding Your Voice: There is a diminishing of one’s own sound, a stifling that occurs, when one has experienced trauma. To rediscover your voice is an extraordinary tool to bring you from hurt to healing. We will utilize tools to begin to support you finding your voice, to let your truth, held in love, reverberate throughout the world.

Asana: Simhasana (lion pose)

Session 7:

Compassionate Care

Presenters:

Hala Khouri, Caitlin Lanier

Compassionate Care: To truly bring about self-care, we must first understand what ‘care’ means to us. Often our trauma, experienced through not feeling worthy of care, limits our ability to experience care. We will explore how self-compassion can begin our journey of care that truly supports us – deciding what we truly desire to soothe our soul and move us toward a daily practice of self-empowerment.

Asana: Balasana (child’s pose)

Session 8:

United in Mind, Body, Spirit

Presenters:

Jamie Marich, Jessica Sowers

United in Mind, Body, Spirit: Allowing our thoughts to rule us, we can never be free. Allowing our body to be in a state of reactivity, we can never be free. Disconnected from spirit, we can never be free. We will explore the joining, yoking of our mind, body, spirit through the practice of surrender, letting go of what no longer serves us to touch the unchanging part of us where peace and freedom flow unimpeded.

Asana: Paschimottanasana (seated forward fold)

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

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