Laura Carper

Hey there, my name is Laura Carper. My pronouns are she, her, and hers, and I am a yoga teacher and rape prevention coordinator for a non-profit that works to stop domestic violence and sexual assault. To me, mindfulness means being in the present moment and looking at it without judgement, and I feel like that’s a challenge everyday. What sparked my interest in Yoga Ed. was the Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth Class. I really like the way the modules are set up; I also really like the way that Chelsea wove in the Polyvegal Theory, the Window of Tolerance. Those are a lot of things that I do working with trauma, but how to take those theories and lessons and how to weave them into a yoga practice. My biggest takeaway from the course was a lot of the breathing exercises which I use with my yoga students and in my Healthy Relationships Class. Some of the content that I talk about can be a little bit triggering so we make sure that we ground down and I use a lot of the practices that I learned through the Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth class. I would definitely recommend this class to parents, foster parents, having a daily experience with trauma; educators, yoga teachers.It’s a really awesome class. So thank you, Yoga Ed., for doing all the amazing work that you do. Take care.

My biggest takeaway from the course was a lot of the breathing exercises which I use with my yoga students and in my Healthy Relationships Class. Some of the content that I talk about can be a little bit triggering so we make sure that we ground down and I use a lot of the practices that I learned through the Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth class.