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Somatic Experiencing and Yoga

Feb 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

| $195 – $225

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Somatic Experiencing and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System Seattle Yoga Arts

Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It can reset the nervous system, restore inner balance, enhance resilience to stress and increase people’s vitality, equanimity and capacity to actively engage in life. It is the result of the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.

Yoga is the powerful art and science of bringing the body, mind and heart into the present moment. It offers varying tools for being present and integrating the layers of our being into a united and functional whole. But when the nervous system is stuck in the past due to trauma and chronic stress that is unresolved, then these tools don’t always work well. Paradoxically, these tools can also be part of the resolution when the right context and attention is given. This is where SE can help yoga be of more benefit to the practitioner, and where yoga can be a doorway into the simple and subtle practices of SE. SE and yoga can mutually benefit and support each other in deepening our access to the present moment and cultivating a resiliency of body, mind and heart.

“Trauma is responding to today’s events as if they were the same as the past.” ~ Bessel Van der Kalk


In this workshop you will gain insight into

  • How the nervous system functions and how it can get stuck
  • An understanding of the poly-vagal theory of the nervous system
  • Seeing trauma as it is held in the body
  • How yoga poses can support or hinder the healing of trauma
  • How chronic stress impacts the nervous system and tools for coping with it
  • How simple SE techniques can help yogis settle their nervous system and gain more benefit from their yoga practice
  • Tending the mind through the body and visa versa

Saturday, February 9, 12:30-6:30p
Sunday, February 10, 1:00-4:00p


$195 Early bird pricing through Feb 3
$225 Full price February 4 & after

About the instructor:      Rainey

RaineyRainey first encountered yoga as a teenager, discovered her passion for it in her mid-20’s and began teaching more than 17 years ago. For most of her life she has been curious about the great mysterious dance of life and death and has been drawn towards the traditions that help deepen and expound upon it. Her personal journey has given her a sincere appreciation for the tenacity of the body, mind and heart when given space and support to renew and recover.

Rainey offers Living Presence Yoga & Somatic Awareness: an invitation to move with deep attention and curiosity, pausing often to listen to what is currently arising and orienting ourselves in the larger context nature. She is devoted to co-creating a space of wild inquiry with her students. She is deeply influenced by her on-going studies in Continuum, Meditation and Trauma Release. Her decade as a certified Anusara yoga Teacher lays the foundation for her teaching. Rainey is a C-IAYT and E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher and offers private therapeutic yoga sessions.


Feb 9, 2019
12:30 pm
$195 – $225
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Seattle Yoga Arts
(206) 440.3191


Seattle Yoga Arts
1540 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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(206) 440.3191
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