Margaret Kirschner is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and Certified Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), who specializes in guiding individuals’ mindful emergence from addiction and trauma through yoga. With close to 20 years of experience teaching yoga, she offers an integrated approach to thriving in recovery.
She teaches at various treatment centers for addiction recovery and sees clients privately for trauma sensitive yoga. She is also a birth doula. Along with Eddie LeShure, she is a co-founder of A Mindful Emergence, LLC, and assists patients in spiritual emergence as a yoga therapist at the Center for Spiritual Emergence.
Trauma-Informed Gentle Yoga (All Levels*)
Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 pm Please note: Margaret will be moving to this Wednesday time beginning in June and no longer offering her Saturday class
Come home to yourself and begin to reconnect to your breath and your sensations. We move slowly, with curiosity rather than judgment. We connect to a felt sense of being in the body rather than in the head. The movements are generally simple but may offer a challenge to your mindset and to your physical habits of posture and movement. The mindset is nudged toward compassionate attention to the natural wisdom of the body with an intention of nourishing the nervous system back to resiliency. Tons of options are made available to allow you to control if, when, and how to move your own body, when to stop, when to move ahead into challenge, and when to honor the signals from your body that indicate your particular limit. If you live with pain, experience sleep difficulties, are in recovery from addiction, have digestion discomfort, and/or lived through interpersonal trauma, this class may offer help and hope