trauma healing yoga at nourish and bloom yoga in melbourne

Meet Becki (she/her)

I am a Mental Health Occupational Therapist registered with AHPRA, a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga facilitator and a Dru Yoga Facilitator.

So many of us are silently affected by trauma, stressful, challenging and life-changing events that can happen to anyone at any time, leaving a lasting psychological effect on our wellbeing.

I believe that reconnection to oneself, including one’s body through movement, breath and yoga, can be an empowering tool for people who have experienced any life challenges and can ultimately support them on their healing journey. I hope to give participants a supportive, safe space to explore self-inquiry and an embodied practice, so they direct their own recovery.

meet becki a trauma sensitive yoga facilitator at nourish and bloom yoga in melbourne
becki's story of becoming a trauma sensitive yoga facilitator and dru yoga facilitator in melbourne at nourish and bloom yoga

My Story

My path to helping individuals began as a young child supporting elders in my local community with practical tasks and enjoying their company. Later as I explored my life pathway, I realised a core personal value is to help people optimise their life and to thrive. This led to academic study in Occupational Therapy and Mental Health.

In my work in the UK, Australia and Asia with people and communities who had experienced mental ill-health and trauma coupled with a personal lived experience of domestic violence and anxiety, I began to see a divide between what mental health services can offer and the desired outcomes for individuals.

Having the opportunity to transform my own experience of trauma through the practice of yoga and nature, I genuinely believe in the healing power of yoga and the importance of connecting to my own body and to the Earth.

My Dru Yoga journey

I found the beautiful flowing yoga style, Dru Yoga, leaving my first session feeling like I had found a supportive, safe space that had given me the biggest virtual hug.

This opened the next door in my life as I went on to learn more and completed the Dru Yoga Teacher Training in Albury/Wodonga, leading to a post-graduate course completed in Melbourne.

A more holistic approach for treating trauma

As I learned more about yoga, I learned about Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and its researched benefits for treating complex trauma and PTSD.

My eyes were opened to a more holistic approach to trauma healing known as embodied healing, which emphasises the connection between mind, body and self and extends from the individual to the broader community.

TCTSY spoke to my fundamental commitment to supporting people: by resolving trauma on the personal level, we can change the story of the individual and the collective.

I feel privileged now to have completed training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with TCTSY located in Boston, US, so I may support individuals – through a safe and integrated approach to treatment – to connect with themselves, their bodies and others as they guide their own personal healing journey taking steps to become their most true, authentic self.

Acknowledgements and vision

Nourish and Bloom Yoga respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands, sky’s and waterways upon which our work is shared. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Nourish and Bloom Yoga pays respects to the creator and ancestors to whom the Earth gave life; for the birthplace on Wurrundjeri lands in Australia that built this business. We acknowledge that sovereignty of this land has never been ceded.

We are committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in our work. We recognise the individual experience of trauma, racism and oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the collective, cultural and inter-generational nature of trauma and the sorrow and shame this casts on this country’s history.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to advocate for wellbeing as a fundamental human right, unlimited by culture, ability, gender, religion and financial constraints. We envision a world where everyone has access to embodied, community-centred support and the resources and tools needed to be healthy and connected to others and thrive.

 

our vision advocate for wellbeing as a human right at nourish and bloom yoga melbourne
nourish and bloom yoga inclusive of all backgrounds, experiences, bodies, and identities

Inclusive

People of all backgrounds, experiences, bodies and identities are welcome. Nourish & Bloom Yoga acknowledges the systems of oppression that impact the lived experience of LGBTIQIA+, disabled people, BIPOC people and others.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to advocate for wellbeing as a fundamental human right, unlimited by culture, ability, gender, religion and financial constraints. We envision a world where everyone has access to embodied, community-centred support and the resources and tools needed to be healthy and connected to others and thrive.

 

our vision advocate for wellbeing as a human right at nourish and bloom yoga melbourne
nourish and bloom yoga inclusive of all backgrounds, experiences, bodies, and identities

Inclusive

People of all backgrounds, experiences, bodies and identities are welcome. Nourish & Bloom Yoga acknowledges the systems of oppression that impact the lived experience of LGBTIQIA+, disabled people, BIPOC people and others.

 

Our aim is to work from a place of cultural humility to understand and affirm the unique experiences, strengths and needs of these communities. Our hope is to facilitate a safer space in which you can experience yourself, your body and your needs as equal to those of others without discrimination.

Nourish & Bloom Yoga is led by Becki, a cis-gendered white woman who uses the pronouns she, her, and hers. Becki is always open to learning how individuals prefer to be acknowledged.

Thank you

A special thank you to Alfred Nichols Memorial Gardens and Ananda Yoga Belgrave for the fabulous photo locations. And Kate Cashin, Melbourne Family Photographer.

Would you like to feel empowered on your pathway to healing?

Get in touch to find out how Yoga may help you – your mind and body – reach a place of wellbeing, connection and recovery to start the next chapter in your life.

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