February 14, 2019

I thought I had healed from all of my trauma.

I had been to years of therapy and talked through my divorce, being sexually assaulted at a young age, and the emotional scars given to me from my family. I thought was done talking and processing. I felt like I was ready fo...

August 7, 2018

“There is a middle road to be found between waving your sword, taking prisoners and locking yourself in a dungeon.”

-Pixie Lighthorse, Boundaries and Protection

I would like to think about anger for a moment together. What thoughts or images are conjured up for you when...

I’ve been intrigued by the concept of interoception, which means what it sounds like: internal perception.  This concepts describes the ‘felt sense’ within your body, which leads to an understanding of your own experience and your own needs.  This internal focus is wha...

December 11, 2017

From my research, the word "solstice" is derived from two Latin words: sol ("sun) and sistere ("to stand still"). So basically, the solstice is the time when the sun stands still. Speaking in astronomical terms, solstice is the time when the sun is at the lowest point...

September 28, 2017

Jessica Gladden has been a social worker since graduating Grand Valley with her MSW in 2003. She has worked primarily with trauma survivors and noticed the importance of body work in addition to traditional talk therapy in this role. Jessica first came to yoga while st...

August 23, 2017

Erica McLaughlin is a registered yoga teacher and mind-body therapist offering classes to promote and support the quiet moments needed to cultivate connection to self. Her offering places great value on a person's own innate healing abilities and she aims to offer stud...

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