Yoga to Reconnect

Come connect with your somatic self.

Mentored by

Dr Rebecca Devereux

Connecting self with the somatic.

Location address: Brighton, BN1, UK
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Yoga To Reconnect 6 wks £55Yoga to Reconnect 1 pass £10 per session
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
I offer Yoga to Reconnect a weekly community based therapeutic somatic yoga practice, where you are invited to explore bodily sensations as you move through shapes. Focussing on reconnecting with or building on your felt sense (interoception) the practice supports being in the present moment and offers choice on how you take part. During the session you will be invited to explore yoga forms and movements at your own pace. The emphasis is not on the appearance of the yoga forms, or “doing it right,” but rather tuning into the felt-sensations of your body, and making choices about how you choose to move. Increasingly, movement based practices are evidenced as beneficial in the recovery from mental distress. In particular somatic practices that focus awareness on body sensation have been shown to improve interoceptive awareness, increase awareness of emotional states and an increased ability to regulate emotional distress (Bornemann et al., 2015, p.11, Farb et al., 2015). Improved interoceptive awareness through yoga practices is evidenced as playing an important role in the bodies recovery from trauma responses (Caplan et al., 2013, Van der Kolk et al., 2014, West et al., 2017). Despite this many traditional approaches in the treatment of trauma are disembodied (Pert, 1999, Emerson, 2015). Guided by trauma informed research Yoga to Reconnect seeks to create a space to support you in reconnecting with your somatic self.
About your mentor
Dr Rebecca Devereux
Connecting self with the somatic.
Rebecca Devereux founder of Somatic Sense Brighton offers therapeutic movement interventions for people who have experienced complex and single incident trauma. With a background in psychology and social work my training in psychology and social work began primarily in western based ‘top-down’ approaches to human distress. While my involvement with the world of movement from a young age drew my curiosity towards the neuroscience supporting people through movement based practices. Following my initial training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow I decided to specialise in trauma sensitive approaches to supporting trauma experiences and completed a 300 hour certificate in Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) with the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment. TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) developed by the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute. TCTSY earned inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the United States. It was developed on understandings of neuroscience, attachment theory and trauma theory specifically for people who experience complex trauma. I am also currently in my second year of training in Somatic Experiencing, a pioneering body oriented approach to relieving the physical, psychological, emotional and physiological effects of acute and chronic stress and PTSD with SOS Internationale. I specialise in working with people who experience emotional dysregulation, dissociation, body dysmorphia, substance use and self-injurious behaviours. I have been teaching trauma informed yoga since 2019 and have facilitated spaces for many charities and community organisations working with those who have experienced trauma.
Learning aims
Aim 1
A practice that offers a safe space for you to explore and connect with interoceptive awareness (your felt sense).
Aim 3
A practice that will support you to remain in the present moment.
Aim 5
A practice to support increased emotional awareness and regulation.
Aim 2
A practice to support increased feelings of empowerment through choice based practice.
Aim 4
A practice to support a new intuitive way of listening to self.
Aim 6
A practice that supports an increased awareness and understanding of your own physiological responses.
Pricing information
Ticket nameYoga To Reconnect 6 wks
Price£55
Information6 weeks yoga to reconnect £55. Can be used over 8 consecutive weeks.
Ticket nameYoga to Reconnect 1 pass
Price£10
InformationOne drop in session of yoga to reconnect
Where we'll be
3, Old London Road, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, BN1, UK
WHAT’S PROVIDED
Drinks
Safety
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training

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Cancellation Policy
Refunds are not offered, with the exception of a cancellation by the mentor.

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.