Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Ontario

trauma sensitive yogaYoga’s main purpose is to help people find peace of mind; however, most styles of mainstream yoga focus on fitness and body image and happen in less than peaceful environments. For people with a trauma or stress related condition, the thought of going to a class under these circumstances can be intimidating.

Get Yoga offers trauma sensitive yoga classes, workshops and private sessions for those who would like to practice yoga in a safe and supportive environment, where you can feel free to move at your own pace and to focus on those aspects of yoga most beneficial for your personal circumstances.

All our yoga instructors have Trauma Sensitive teacher training and bring this knowledge and awareness into public yoga classes.

Please contact Brendon at 613-438-9642 for more information about Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes.

Dedicated, session based trauma sensitive classes are offered periodically. These classes are kept small (4 to 6 people), and special consideration is given to offering a safe experience through: the creation of a controlled environment, the use of neutral language, the practice of safe and accessible poses, and a compassionate understanding of what it means to be living with the symptoms of trauma and stress related conditions.

If you have always wanted to try yoga but have been concerned about coping in an unfamiliar situation please feel free to contact us at 613-438-9642 or We will work with individuals or groups to help you learn an approach to yoga that you can take to any class you choose to attend. If you don’t see a trauma sensitive yoga class listed on our schedule please contact us anyway, as we keep a waiting list and will run a session when we have sufficient interest.

If you are a yoga teacher, clinician, or social worker who is interested in learning how you can use yoga and mindfulness to help the clients you work with, you may be interested in attending one of our workshops.

Check out the manual we use for our teacher trainings. It has a lot of great info about trauma and how yoga can help.A Practical Guide to Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Next Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop

We are planning to hold our next four day workshop over two weekends – Feb 25 and 26 and March 25 and 26, 2017 at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre near Hastings Ontario. While the workshop is primarily intended for yoga teachers, it is very relevant for clinicians, social workers, and caregivers who work with those living with trauma and stress related conditions. If you think you might be interested in attending please give us a call. Check it out Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training – Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre, February and March 2017

Brendon Abram

BrendonBrendon is certified by the Trauma Centre in Boston to teach trauma sensitive yoga to survivors of PTSD and other emotional trauma. A veteran himself, he to teaches Mindful Yoga at Trent View counselling, where he is an associate, to veterans of Canadian Forces operations who are recovering from PTS. Trained by the Veterans Yoga Project he has also taught yoga to United States Military veterans with PTS. He was a member of a joint Queens University/ Royal Military College of Canada study team that studied the effects that yoga may have on men and women recovering from exposure to operational trauma.

Kellie Dearman

imageKellie Dearman is a certified yoga teacher (Still Point) with twelve years of teaching experience (4500+ hours). She has taken over 60 hours of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher training, has worked privately with individuals with PTSD and incorporates key elements of TSY in her general Hatha yoga classes. Kellie regularly partners with Brendon Abram to deliver mindfulness, meditation and yoga retreats. She is also an associate at Trent View.