Trauma-informed Yin Yoga for Fatigue with Elena

These trauma-informed Yin Yoga for Fatigue video classes are specially adapted for people with chronically low energy. They’ll help you release chronic tension and muscle tightness and to balance the nervous system. All yoga shapes in these classes are either seated or reclined, so you can easily do them in bed. You can also choose from several options to find the variation that suits your body.

1. Relaxing class for better sleep

The class is a perfect evening practice whenever you want to wind down just before going to bed. Along with the passive stretches we’ll be focusing on the breath so that you can gradually enter the parasympathetic state, feeling calmer and more relaxed. 

For this practice you will need some props like cushions, a pillow and a blanket.

2. Morning class for calm focus and concentration

This class is best practiced in the morning. It includes poses that help build concentration and some gentle chest and hip openers to fight the morning stiffness. Opening the joints has many benefits. In addition to improving range of motion and circulation, it can also create an energetic and emotional shift. 

Before you start, you may want to open the windows to let some fresh air in. You won’t need too many props for this class. Just get a few cushions for extra support and a blanket for the final relaxation pose.

3. Balancing class ‘going with the flow’

In this class, in addition to the static Yin poses, we’ll be adding some soft movement to the spine. This will help to stimulate the flow of energy in the body, release toxins and restore the body’s natural capacity to heal itself. The class may seem a bit more active than the previous two. So if you need to slow down and rest between the poses, feel free to do so.

At the end of the class, instead of a typical body scan, we’ll have a guided meditation to balance and ground you.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Elena is the creator of Back to your Body. She spent 15 years working as a professional dance artist integrating many somatic practices into her work as a performer and a teacher. 

When she was recovering from burnout, she started practicing Yin Yoga as a way to reconnect with her body and bring the nervous system back to balance. Now, as a fully certified yoga teacher, she is passionate about sharing this peaceful and transformative practice with others. 

She believes in a slow and mindful way of working with the body and the nervous system. In her yoga classes, she combines functional anatomy with a mental-health and trauma-informed approach. 

Elena enjoys creating a safe and nurturing environment for her students so that they can truly reconnect with themselves. At the moment she is studying Somatic Experiencing, a trauma healing modality developed by Peter Levine.

Elena currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and offers face-to-face and online private classes in trauma-informed yoga. You can schedule a free 20-minute intro session with her to see if it’s a good fit for you.