Tikkun Farm offers donation based yoga every day Monday-Saturday and a few evenings as one of the ways we live into our mission to “heal people”.
Why yoga on the Farm?
Yoga offers many health benefits. Researchers found that yoga outperformed aerobic exercise at improving balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels among seniors, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupation functioning, among other health parameters. Yoga does more than calm you down and make you flexible. Indeed, yoga’s benefits extend beyond the body to our hearts and souls. Tikkun Farm’s yoga program reflects our belief that body, mind, soul and heart are intimately connected. Therefore, “unresolved “issues in our tissues” manifest physically as migraines, nervous tics, clenched muscles in the neck, shoulders, and jaw, a sunken chest, or a heavy heart. Left unresolved, they can exact an even heavier toll in the form of heart disease, diabetes, panic attacks, ADHD in children, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and a host of autoimmune disorders.”
Tikkun Farm’s mission to “heal people” focuses especially on offering experiences that help trauma survivors heal from the way trauma impacts brains and bodies. Research shows that yoga shines in this arena. “A three-year NIH-funded yoga and trauma study conducted at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts, with women who have treatment-resistant complex PTSD… revealed that participation in trauma-informed gentle yoga leads to a significant reduction (over 30 percent) in symptoms of post-traumatic stress, including fewer intrusive thoughts and less dissociation from the body. By the end of the study (after only 10 weeks of yoga) several women in the yoga group no longer met diagnostic criteria for PTSD… Yoga’s ability to touch us on every level of our being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—makes it a powerful and effective means for trauma victims to reinhabit their bodies safely, calm their minds, experience emotions directly, and begin to feel a sense of strength and control.” You can read more about the healing power of yoga for trauma survivors here:
So, whether you’re interested in increasing your flexibility, balance and strength, or centering yourself after a stressful day, or addressing the deeper “issues in your tissues”, YogaTikkun welcomes you to make our yoga program a regular part of your health and wellness.
Tiffany: Children’s Yoga certification | Gentle Yoga | Thu 9:00am | Tue, Fri 7:00pm | Mon, 7:00pm (Children’s)
Cassandra: Gentle Yoga | Tue 9:00am
CJ Pierce: Active Yoga | Wed, Fri, Sat 9:00am
Jane: Kundalini Yoga | Mon, 9:00-10:15am