The physiology of traumatic stress is extensive. Our breathing, circulation, and posture can become plagued with constriction due to the traumatic response. This can be from acute physical trauma, emotional trauma or trauma that accumulates after the constant repetition of an act. Dramatic changes on the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems may occur that leave a lasting imprint hard to reverse.
We can not force healing, we have to make space and time for it. Somehow we need to unlearn that which has become imprinted into our bones, bodies and minds. This practice of SATYA, sensory awareness training, allows the time and space for that. Through rhythmic pulsation of movement with the breath, meditation, and stillness we allow for the healing vibrations to resonate through our every cell. It is like shaking an etch a sketch, in that you are able to erase the imprints that have been made on your body. We have the knowledge to heal with us, but it is possible you haven’t had the door unlocked for you yet. Step onto your path of healing through this workshop to learn how to tap into that subtle voice inside of you; sense and feel the wisdom in your bones.
This practice is advanced, in that you must be able to slow down and pay attention, something that takes time and effort, but it is a gentle practice available and suitable for all. Special needs are welcome, as the class is slow enough to be able to work individually if need be.
Erin Larsen is a long time yoga practitioner, finding her path there in college while completing degrees in Biology and Exercise Science. After college and completing her first training in Ashtanga Yoga, she moved to Telluride where she taught at Telluride Yoga and studied with Victoria Laws from 2005-2009. In 2008 she spent 3.5 months living and studying in Mysore, India, studying Ashtanga Yoga, Sanskrit, pranayama, yoga therapy and classical Indian music.
Erin now lives in Fayetteville, WV where she has her own home studio and works with clients one-on-one as well as teaching small intimate classes. She also practices Thai Yoga Bodywork, incorporating her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, yoga therapy, nutrition and meditation into personalized sessions with her clients. During her 15 years of studyErin has completed over 1000 hours of teacher trainings but is currently working on her 500 hour specifically with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM, focusing on the therapeutics of SATYA work.