Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven

David Treleaven’s book, “Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness,” advocates for Mindfulness teachers to recognize the importance of understanding trauma from a biology, interpersonal, and systemic perspective, guide students safely through practices, and continuing to partner with other trauma professionals in their community. He puts a large emphasis on understanding the ongoing traumas that those who are in marginalizedContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by David Treleaven”

Books for Yogis

I’ve created a list of books that I believe are interesting for people who practice Yoga or are interested in beginning their Yoga practice. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater Relax and Renew by Judith Hanson LasaterContinue reading “Books for Yogis”

Katie’s Bookshelf: If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl

Kasl’s “If the Buddha Dated” is a book about finding love, dating, and getting to know yourself on a deeper level within a relationship. Kasl uses her own experiences in dating, as a psychotherapist, and from exposure to relationships within different religions and spiritualities. “On the spiritual path the rules are simple. Be kind, compassionate,Continue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: If the Buddha Dated by Charlotte Kasl”

Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care

What I am about to proclaim is radical; you have permission to do nothing.  Do nothing every month, every week, or every day. Go wild and do nothing every hour!  We all have so much to do at home, work, school, and all the places. There will always be something to do.  I promise thatContinue reading “Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care”

Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescent Girls

It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will assist girls in enhancing their self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflictContinue reading “Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescent Girls”