Rob is an ex-policeman who has been off work for 5 years with PTSD. He came along to last Sunday's London workshop with Ahimsa (Helen Cushing) on Yoga for Managing Stress & Trauma. Here's what he has to say:
"Being completely new to to the world of yoga I was a wee bit reticent but was quickly put at ease in a calming and forgiving environment. I really enjoyed the day which was practical and focused really well on PTSD, in fact it was very apparent the knowledge of PTSD was the best I have come across in the UK. The techniques were practical, useable and I suspect work. I for one will be forging ahead with this in my own life. For a cynical (but getting better) ex-cop this nailed it for me.
I think this is lifeline for cops with PTSD and I would happily advocate it to or discuss with other sufferers.
Feedback is coming in from Vienna workshop Hope: Yoga for Trauma Recovery. Here's what they say...
"I'm very thankful, that Helen Cushing, lovely and nice Swami Ahimsa, brought this helpful yoga-breathing-and-meditation-day with all her love to Vienna and also she brought "hope" into my private-life, not giving up, when life is a real challenge. I use her book every day, as she told us to do this practice and I'm happy to have it in my home. She did great and authentic work and I'm very proud, that I've been part of this yoga-group in the beautiful bhavani-center. Namaste – Om Shanti!" Elisabeth
"Love the energy of the studio, the professionalism of Swami Ahimsadhara & the organization of the workshop, the fact that the experiences of 10 years where brought together and presented in pieces that where easy to digest and very valuable for me as a yoga practitioner as well as a yoga teacher. For me inspiration is the most valuable good concerning "yoga teachers" – and I am grateful to meet Sw. Ahimsadhara and feel inspired by her teaching and about the classes she is offering to people suffering from PTSD." Katherin
"I really enjoyed this wonderful workshop. Although I have been doing yoga for many years, I learnt so many new aspects that will enrich my yoga practise in the future. THANK YOU SO MUCH." Sandra
More workshops and retreats are coming up in UK, Europe and Australia - find out here.
Ahimsa’s Hope: Yoga for Trauma Recovery tour of Europe has begun with workshops in Vienna. Kindly hosted by the Bhavani Yoga Centre, full day workshops were held on Saturday and Sunday, plus a talk as part of the World Yoga Day program. Participants included trauma survivors, doctors, psychologists, yoga teachers and practitioners. A place was given to Radi, a refugee from Syria whose struggle to build a new life in Austria is just beginning. Next weekend Ahimsa will be presenting programs in London. Stay tuned! Regular updates on Facebook.