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Beginning June 30th

The Counseling Center @MHA is proud to announce that Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes will begin at the Countryside location of July 28th. The classes will be 8 weeks in length and will be held Thursdays 5:30-7:00 PM 

Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, and health issues are often the result of unresolved trauma. 

The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships and ease mental and behavioral issues.

A trauma-sensitive yoga practice can increase connection with the breath, enabling the brain to become less aroused, and relaxation to begin. Yoga can rebuild connections in the brain, strengthening the mind-body connection. The practice can help a student to regain their sense of control and ownership over their own body and their own experience.


Often people feel as though they are not limber enough to try yoga. However, yoga meets you where you are.  As the body gets more and more used to the yoga forms, your body will begin to open and allow greater flexibility and strength.  

What Do I need to Wear or Bring?

MHA provides the yoga mats (feel free to bring your own).
It’s most helpful to wear loose fitting clothes that allow for movement of the body.  A water bottle can also be helpful.

Please call 652.2590 to learn more.