The Exhale Project offers a holistic healing alternative to healing from trauma through the practice of trauma informed yoga. Healing that helps survivors by nurturing them in mind, body, and spirit, and helping to bring the pieces together into an integrated whole.
Through our classes we seek to create a safe and inclusive space for healing where survivors can:
-Reconnect with their bodies at their own pace using the ancient healing methods of yoga.
-Build awareness of what is happening inside their body and mind allowing them to rewire destructive patterns and build resiliency.
-Gain a toolbox of tools to soothe the nervous system and assist with self-regulation in everyday life.
The Exhale Project is a grant funded project* that offers free yoga classes to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and other related traumas.
I have found myself in a place that I can’t quite wrap my brain around lately, where I feel both sadness and joy and confusion and clarity all at the same time. Meanwhile, I have been struggling to find the answers, to move one way or the other, or to just squelch things from my life… and like I said, struggling with it.
This mudra is probably the most famous of all mudras as it is used to end almost all yoga classes. Practitioners generally take this mudra while saying Namaste, which is also a gesture of respect and reverence. But you don’t have to wait until the end of class to come into this posture.