Trauma Conscious Yoga

What is it?

Trauma (big or small) are experiences we hold in our bodies, affecting the nervous system. This is a series of private, gentle yoga classes grounded in choice. Through yoga, meditation, journaling & sound therapy in our Salt Room, these trauma-informed classes offer space to reclaim and befriend your body, specifically to support healing from post-traumatic stress and the challenges that come with it, such as anxiety, depression, or feeling “stuck.”

A 4-Week Healing Journey

Introducing a transformative 4-week series designed for those looking to navigate their healing journey with compassion and mindfulness. Trauma-conscious yoga offers a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for individuals affected by trauma to explore the healing power of yoga. This specialized program combines gentle yoga practices with trauma-informed principles, fostering a space where participants can connect with their bodies and emotions in a safe and supportive way.

  • Week 1: Establishing Safety and Grounding: Focus on creating a safe space within oneself through grounding techniques and gentle yoga poses that promote stability and presence.
  • Week 2: Exploring Connection and Resilience: Learn practices that foster emotional resilience and explore the connection between body and mind through mindful movement and breath work.
  • Week 3: Empowerment through Choice and Voice: Engage in yoga practices that encourage personal agency, empowering participants to make choices that feel right for their bodies and experiences.
  • Week 4: Integration and Moving Forward: Integrate the tools and insights gained throughout the series, focusing on practices that support ongoing healing and self-care.

We will work with you to create a schedule that works for you, with one 90-minute weekly class. Each class will include what is written above, along with mediation, journaling, and crystal bowl sound therapy.

Single Session

A Journey of Healing and Empowerment

Our Trauma-Conscious Yoga session is tailored to nurture healing and provide an opportunity for individuals to reconnect with their bodies in a gentle and respectful manner. By integrating trauma-informed principles into our yoga practice, we aim to foster a sense of safety, autonomy, and renewal within each participant.

Key Elements of the Session:

  • Grounding Techniques: Begin with grounding techniques that promote a sense of safety and presence, helping to stabilize the mind and body.
  • Gentle Movement: Engage in gentle yoga poses that are accessible to all levels, focusing on reconnecting with the body and honoring its needs and limits.
  • Breath Awareness: Explore breath work as a tool for self-regulation and emotional grounding, emphasizing the connection between breath, body, and mind.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Incorporate mindfulness practices and meditation to support mental clarity, emotional balance, and overall well-being.
  • Empowerment and Choice: Throughout the session, participants are empowered to make choices that respect their comfort levels and personal boundaries, fostering a sense of agency and self-care.

What to Expect:

  • A Safe and Welcoming Environment: Our session is conducted in a space that respects and supports the healing journey of every participant, with an emphasis on creating a feeling of security and belonging.
  • Trauma-Informed Instruction: Our experienced instructor is trained in trauma-conscious principles, ensuring that all practices are delivered with sensitivity and respect for individual experiences.

Salt Room Session

A safe a nuturing space for individuals or couples who have experienced trauma and need personalized and private session, who also want to get the healing benefits of Halotherapy during their sessions.


Oasis in Sedona Session

This is a safe and nurturing space, specially designed for groups of up to 12 people who are seeking to heal from shared traumatic experiences or similar experiences. We understand how difficult it can be to process such experiences, and so please know that you are not alone, and we am here to support you every step of the way.


My name is Dawn Walter, and yoga has changed my life. For some people, yoga brings spirituality into their life. For me, it was spirituality that brought yoga into my life. Through mindfulness and movement, I found yoga to be another channel, or connection, to the strength within myself (Spirit, God, Source). As a survivor of PTSD (a 9/11 survivor), I experienced healing and inspiration from my yoga teachers in NY. Following years of struggling with the symptoms of PTSD, I moved to Arizona where I went on to study with yoga and breathwork practitioners at Sedona Hot Yoga, earn my RYT-200, and completed numerous classes and certifications in Trauma Conscious Yoga, meditation, breath work, and Yin. Still inspired by the healing properties of Yoga, I am currently enrolled in a 2-year program to become a Certified Yoga Therapist. Yoga’s gifts, including physical and emotional changes and spiritual awakenings, have brought me to a place where I am inspired to share the gift of yoga with others.

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