You Are Not a Victim: Yoga for Survivors of Trauma with Cheryl Kravitz

Survivors of medical trauma, abuse, disaster, accidents, or crime can end up with wounds, physically and emotionally. To heal from trauma, a connection must be made with mind and body. Numerous studies have shown that yoga programs designed specifically for trauma - programs that include regulated breathing, controlled movement, and mindfulness practices - can have far-ranging benefits for any participant. Improvements have been shown in mental health (self-regulation, self-esteem) and physical health (better sleep, a reduction in gastric symptoms, and many other positive outcomes).

All levels welcome. In Takoma Park.

Date, Time and Location

Sat Nov 3 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM -- TP

Registration Options

REGISTER Per Person — $25.00


Cheryl, APR, CFRE, RYT200, is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program and received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma. She has taught yoga to members of the military, survivors of domestic violence, college students and at classes in Maryland and DC. Her personal yoga journey changed her life, and she explains it in an article she wrote a few years ago for The Yoga Diaries

Classes are infused with humor and compassion. Meeting people where they are on the mat and throughout life is Cheryl's mantra. She learned early on that yoga is a universal language, and has found the practice resonates with the diversity of students she teaches.

Cheryl is currently teaching class to survivors of elder abuse and/or dementia and caregivers at a local organization. Her greatest joy is to see the positive effect that yoga has in the moment for survivors and the relaxation skills for caregivers as they move forward through their lives.