Are you looking for private trauma-informed yoga for mental health in Camberwell or East Malvern?
At Be You Psychology and Counselling, we like to take a holistic approach to addressing your mental wellbeing because we know that there is a strong link between the mind and the body.
Yoga is very complementary to your counselling psychology sessions as it helps you to take a more integrative approach when working with your mental health concerns.
What does trauma-informed yoga involve?
With a combination of breathing (pranayama) practices, Mindfulness (meditation) and physical poses (asanas), trauma-informed yoga helps you to enhance your mental health, find balance, equilibrium and connection between the mind and body.
What yoga training does Kerry have?
Kerry has been practicing yoga since 2011. In March 2020 she completed her 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Hatha Yoga Training with Jessica Dewar Yoga. She also completed a 20 hr Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) workshop in 2022 which enables her to teach trauma-informed yoga classes.
What type of yoga do you offer?
With a growing body of research supporting yoga’s mental health benefits, Kerry is now pleased to be able to offer private Hatha yoga (yoga of strength) and Trauma-Informed Yoga for mental health with her clients at Be You Psychology & Counselling in Camberwell. Kerry also offers guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation sessions. Kerry also hopes to develop some Yoga Psychology Workshops in the future.
What can yoga help with?
Body-oriented mindfulness techniques such as trauma-informed yoga for mental health can assist you with maintaining your overall wellness and physical health, improve your flexibility and strength, prevent and manage stress and anxiety, alleviate and manage depression, improve sleep, enhance compassion (toward self and others), improve mind-body awareness and your overall connection to self, others and the environment.
Do I have to be flexible, fit or strong to practice yoga?
No, there’s a reason why it’s called yoga practice, not yoga perfect!
Yoga is not about achieving perfect poses, getting into pretzel shapes or being able to touch your toes. It’s also not about how you “look” in a pose and more about how you feel.
Whilst yoga can offer many physical and health benefits, Kerry promotes body-positive, accessible yoga for everybody. Her classes have a focus on the mind-body-breath connection and she will work with you to tailor a practice that is suited to your individual needs.
Kerry is also trained to offer you a variety of variations for all of the asanas to ensure that you are able to meet yourself on your mat with gentleness, compassion and authenticity.
Please note that Trauma-Informed Yoga with Kerry is on hold until 2023. Please fill in a contact form to be added to our interest list or check back in the future.