"Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” -Jigar Gor

Traditional, Trauma-Sensitive, & Yin Yoga


Yoga promotes balance and ease, not only in the physical self, but in the emotional and mental self as well. In addition to increasing strength and flexibility, practicing yoga has been found to be beneficial for reducing the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.


…for many people, the thought of joining a community yoga class is daunting due to embarrassment about body size, limited flexibility, or lack of knowledge about how to do yoga. Yoga can be particularly helpful for those who have experienced trauma, but it can also trigger trauma related sensations and feelings that are uncomfortable, leading to an avoidance of a potentially valuable resource for healing. For trauma survivors, trauma sensitive yoga allows the client to decide if, when and how they will move into a pose depending on what they experience in their body.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a meditative, quiet practice of yoga, where the postures are held for 1-5 minutes with little or no muscular effort, targeting the connective tissues, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Yin Yoga cultivates a calm, peaceful feeling as well as a more flexible and relaxed body.

Ready to Begin Your Practice?

Debbie Ruisard, a Registered Yoga Teacher, offers individual yoga sessions at our center. She has trained in Traditional yoga, Trauma-sensitive yoga and Yin yoga teacher trainings. The first session includes a 30-minute assessment and a 30-minute gentle yoga practice. Subsequent sessions are designed based on the client’s needs and experience level. Make an appointment with Debbie and explore and practice the yoga techniques that support your unique physical and emotional needs in a safe and private space.