Date: Mondays 12:45-1:45pm, Starting October 22nd
This inclusive yoga journey supports individuals who have experienced chronic stress, distress and/or trauma. When this is our experience, we often also experience heightened perceived threat and disconnection from others and our own bodies. Through the healing practice of trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY), individuals will be invited to explore their own body, make choices on the mat and gain agency and control. This class series is designed specifically to cultivate safety and restore the mind and body impacted by chronic and traumatic stress. It is open to every body, while specific under-represented communities (e.g., People of Color, LGBTQIA communities, people living with disability or illness) are highly encouraged to participate. For interest and/or questions, please contact Dominique Malebranche, PhD, RYT-200 at (617) 232-1280 x2031.
Dominique Malebranche, PhD, RYT-200 is new to The BCCP Collaborative and excited to offer trauma sensitive yoga classes for the community. She completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and a 200-hour Vinyasa yoga certification in the Bay Area. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in mind-body interventions for complex trauma and PTSD at the Trauma Center at JRI and a 300-hour certification in the Evidence Based Practice of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). She brings authentic presence and a passion for social justice issues and access to mindful healing, wellness and body-based practices for diverse populations. She is a mindfulness meditation and yoga practitioner, with special interest in Ayurveda and traditional healing practices.