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Regrowing Our Wings - Yoga Therapy with Deborah King

In this group yoga therapy workshop, you will learn to anchor yourself as you gradually and compassionately come back into relationship with your body.

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Regrowing Our Wings - Yoga Therapy with Deborah King
Regrowing Our Wings - Yoga Therapy with Deborah King

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Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – May 14, 2024, 7:30 PM

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About the Event

Yoga is a very unique tool in healing, and we understand more and more about how and why the more we research and understand the nervous system. Ultimately, though, yoga is not about parts of you- it is about you as an inherently whole being.

The world “healing” is used as a way of addressing and feeling that wholeness, not about “fixing” you.

This workshop is not about poses or breathing or even about meditation or relaxation, although we will do all of those things. 

This workshop is about you, and how to use these techniques to serve your unique being, which holds your history, your present, and your dreamt future in the ways your responses to events in your life impact the way you feel in the world.

Trauma is not an event. Trauma is a process of your system adapting to overwhelm by taking you out of your body. While symptoms of trauma are unquestionably challenging, it is important to recognize that they developed out of the life force your body survived or is surviving with. As such, they must be approached with respect, self-compassion, and great gentleness as you bring yourself back to a place of embodiment.

This is a gradual process. So as we work, I will teach you first and foremost about reading your own body system's messages and ways to adapt movement, breath, and focuses to create the experience of connection in your nervous system.


  • Understanding interpersonal trauma and our protection responses
  • Finding a felt sense of boundaries, choice, and autonomy
  • Uncovering connection to self, others, world
  • Discerning fight/ flight, freeze, and shutdown responses and how to work with them
  • Grounding
  • Centering
  • Working with rhythm, movement, and breath


About the Facilitator:

Deborah King, C-IAYT, is a yoga therapist certified by The International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is in private practice, specializing in interpersonal trauma. In addition to her partnership with The Dove Project, she works with Swedish Medical Centers to offer yoga therapy to people navigating multiple sclerosis, cancer, and postnatal mental health challenges. In addition to her lifetime of practice and 22 years of teaching, she has a vast and diverse background of training, including certificates in Embodied Social Justice and Polyvagal Theory applied to yoga therapy. She is the author of the article When Safety is a Privilege, Not a Choice: Yoga Therapy with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, found in the 2024 Winter issue of Yoga Therapy Today.

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