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S2.E22 Direct Impact with Andrea Epting - Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Kierstan Graham

Our passions sometimes give purposes to our pasts. Direct Impact Nation, join us as we welcome Kiersten Graham, a trauma informed yoga teacher. Kiersten explains the importance of the mind and body connection and seeks to provide a safe space for individuals to discover what is going on in their bodies, without fear of judgment. In this episode, we discuss the importance of blending movement with mental health awareness. Direct Impact Nation, help us normalize the mind being an active part of movement and exercise through this week's podcast episode.

Episode Outline: We talk about trauma informed yoga, recovery, normalizing mental health, and the mind and body connection.

Negative Biases and the Inner critic


Body Image and Eating Disorders

Trauma Sensitive yoga emphasizes no expectations on the person walking in

Ex.) You do not have to be happy in class

Personalized practice and noticing your bodies cues

Balance of support during the practice and empowerment

Common humanity

The Window of Tolerance

Outside of the window of tolerance our body tells us we are unsafe and we react.

Andrea’s Plan to Recover Journal found here:

Find Andrea at her practice, and check out her upcoming workshops!Resolve Strategies,

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Masters Addiction Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist

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