"What I have gained in the few sessions we have had is a desire to reconnect with myself and my inner being. I so appreciate the love and kindness that you demonstrate during class. It is invaluable. I thank you whole heartedly for your compassion as well as your generosity."~Trauma-Informed Yoga participant

With a specialization in Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY), training by Zabie Yamasaki, as well as 20 Hours of Training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, and 14 hours of training withe the Prison Yoga Project, Colleen strives to create a safe, inclusive space through empowering language, invitation of choices, and no physical assists. She weaves themes, philosophy and affirmations throughout the movement and breath practice. No matter what trauma you have experienced, Trauma-Informed Yoga will teach you how to self-regulate, rediscover your breath, and make choices as you reclaim your true self.  Colleen works to create an environment that will empower you to practice yoga in the manner that will most nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

Colleen teaches a Trauma-Informed Yoga Program for undergraduate and graduated students who have experienced any kind of trauma at Saint Louis University in partnership with SLU Campus Recreation and Wellness.  In addition, Colleen offers TIY series for at-risk young men and women through the Family Court of St. Louis County.

Colleen also offers Trauma-Informed Yoga Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Survivors of Trauma at Empowered Spaces. She also offers a series for Caregivers (Family Members of those with Chronic Illness or Significant Health Issue) and an Inspire & Empower Yoga series at Empowered Spaces.

Since the summer of 2018, Colleen has hosted private Trauma-Informed Yoga workshops, series, and Self-Care workshops to various groups, including S.A.F.E. Alternative, Kids In The Middle, Pedal the Cause, and Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs.

During the 2018-2019 school year, Colleen taught a Trauma-Informed Yoga Program for students who had experienced sexual trauma at Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with the RSVP Center & Sumers Recreation Center.

CHECK OUT COLLEEN'S UPCOMING TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA SERIES!

February 12-April 8, 2020 (No class on March 11): 8-week Trauma-Informed Yoga Series for Survivors of Trauma at Saint Louis University (open and FREE for SLU students): Email inspiremovementllc@gmail.com for more details.
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Because Colleen's last 3 Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY) Series at Empowered Spaces have sold out, here are the dates for her remaining Trauma-Informed Yoga series for 2020. Registration is open for every series. To guarantee your spot, please email Colleen at inspiremovementllc@gmail.com & send payment by either:
-Venmo to Colleen-Caul-InspireMovement
-OR mail a check, payable to InspireMovement, LLC, to Empowered Spaces, Attn: Colleen Caul, 7602 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis MO 63119
 

8-week Inspire & Empower Yoga Series

Saturdays 9:30am-11am

Feb. 15-April 11 (no class March 14)

Cost: $200 per person

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8-week TIY Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma 

Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm 

March 3-April 28 (no class March 17)

Cost: $200 per person  

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10-week TIY Series for Survivors of Trauma

Thursdays 5pm-6:30pm 

March 26-May 28

Cost: $250 per person  

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6-week TIY Series for Caregivers 

Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm

May 19-June 23  

Cost: $150 per person  

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8-week TIY Series for Survivors of  Sexual Trauma

Thursdays 5pm-6:30pm 

Summer Series (Dates TBD) 

Cost: $200 per person  

8-week TIY Series for Survivors of Trauma 

Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm

Summer Series (Dates TBD) 

Cost: $200 per person  

8-week TIY Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma 

Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm 

September 9-Oct. 28

Cost: $200 per person

8-week TIY Series for Survivors of Trauma 

Thursdays 5pm-6:30pm

Sept. 10-Oct. 29

Cost: $200 per person  

6-week TIY Series for Survivors of Trauma 

Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm  

Nov. 4-Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25)

Cost: $150 per person

6-week TIY Series for Survivors of Sexual Trauma 

Thursdays 5pm-6:30pm

Nov. 5-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26)

Cost: $150 per person

Limited need based scholarships available; Contact Kelly at kkcaul@yahoo.com  

For more information on how to collaborate with Colleen to bring Trauma-Informed Yoga to your clients, please reach out to Colleen at 314.952.0187 or inspiremovementllc@gmail.com.

   

"Trauma-Informed Yoga is an empowering yoga practice that prioritizes the lived experience and healing of a survivor." (Zabie Yamasaki)  A safe space is created through empowerment-based language, integration of choices, and the absence of physical assists.  Trauma-Informed Yoga can help survivors find union between disconnected and challenging aspects of the self, allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole - uncovering layers of pain to get to the core of who they have always been.  It provides a venue for survivors to become acquainted with and reclaim their bodies, helps them become grounded in the present moment, and allows them to explore the benefits of mindfulness as they flow breath-to-movement in guided trauma-informed practice and meditation.

Classes explore the deeper meaning behind strength and pain, and allow survivors to build community in a safe, supported, and peaceful environment.

It is proven that trauma lives in the body which is why body-based treatments like yoga can be effective in reducing symptomology. A three year NIH funded yoga and trauma study found that participation in trauma-informed gentle yoga leads to a significant reduction in symptoms of PTSD-including fewer intrusive thoughts and less dissociation from the body.  There are many incredible benefits to a trauma informed practice that survivors have shared including but not limited to: feelings of safety and strength, development of positive coping methods, a development of a strong sense of community, decreased feelings of depression, stress, and anxiety, strengthened self-esteem, and the feeling of empowerment to seek other resources such as counseling and medical support.

Resource: Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed, RYT, Founder, Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor, The Breathe Network: Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training Manual