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moved to heal

a movement practice podcast

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February 24, 2021
preparing to stand: ten kneeling + standing movements

I love teaching trauma-sensitive yoga Like most of us, I've lived through experiences that hurt. I don’t consider myself as having experienced what would be diagnosed as trauma, neither PTSD nor complex trauma, and still like most (all?) people, I’ve got stuff that I’ve had to sort through and heal --and am still figuring out. […]

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about the podcast

Moved to Heal is a podcast of trauma-sensitive movement and yoga practices. In each practice episode, I'll remind you that you have choices in your movements; invite you to notice things like breath, feeling, and movement; and celebrate healing through movement, one practice at a time.

I created Moved to Heal to create a safe space to move and "tune in" to yourself. As a podcast there are no visuals to copy, no required location or attire, you can engage with the movement offerings from where you are, exactly as you are.

As a new podcast, Moved to Heal will see some developments in its first several months. I'm seeking input from you, my listeners + movers, as well as a network of community care providers ( therapists, counselors, human service professionals) on ways to make Moved to Heal more useful.

The first new feature I'm adding, is a live stream video version of the class. I suspect this will be useful to podcast subscribers who want to see examples of the moves in each episode, as well as to folks who prefer to see rather than hear their choices.
And for those who want some face to face time with fellow movers, I recommend trying my Moved Yoga Slow group class. This class doesn't use all of the trauma-sensitive language as on the podcast, but in all of my teaching, I encourage choice and individual interpretation.

All practice episodes will include "everyday" moves, and some will also include yoga forms (e.g., down dog, warrior two, etc), while following a standard structure:
  • welcome!
  • moves on offer, focus on offer
  • review of episode structure and options
  • moves on offer, focus on offer (repeated for those that skip the intro)
  • describe, then cue, each set of moves (for 2-3 sets of moves)
  • rest or stillness
  • closing, till next time!
In addition to practice episodes, I'll share occasional "about" and "how this works" discussions on movement and healing. I am open to requests!

Feel free to email me with questions anytime.

a space for you

Moved to Heal is meant to be a safe and inclusive space. I'm always open to ideas for how to do this better for you. My hope is that the podcast helps you spend time moving "in" your body, making choices that feel right to you, and building awareness.

As part of the awareness building, you might choose to take some time after the practice to record what you noticed, perhaps in a journal or as a voice memo. If you prefer to leave what you notice in the time and space of the practice, that's perfect, too.
The practices are offered through a trauma-sensitive or trauma-informed yoga approach, which I believe is useful for anyone it speaks to, because we all need to heal from hurts at some point in our lives.

If you're a trauma survivor and working with a therapist or counselor, I encourage you to discuss your Moved to Heal experiences with them when you're ready.

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Subscribe to the podcast below or by searching "Moved to Heal" wherever you get your podcasts. You can also support Moved to Heal with a donation, if you're moved to do so.
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