Therapeutic yoga for trauma and ptsd



April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6

7:00-8:30 pm


$180.00 for six week series


Purusha Yoga Studio 3729 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA, 94121

United States (map)


Photo by Marcos Moraes

Healing from trauma is vulnerable, courageous, and essential work for the Self. Trauma manifests in the body as stagnant energy affecting our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. By bringing heightened awareness to the body we can begin the process of healing from the inside out. In this 6-week therapy group specific asanas (postures), pranayama practices (breathing practices), meditations and relaxation techniques will be explored, taught, and practiced to suit the needs of each client in healing on all levels (mind, body, spirit). You will learn how to utilize a yoga practice to repair and work with the nervous system; helping to work with your trauma and leave the group with tools to feel empowered, strong, and capable.

*This is a confidential yoga therapy group.

No prior yoga experience is needed. Each week's class will build upon the one prior, and will consist of yoga practice, journal prompts and reflection, and group process (talk therapy).

Bring a journal or notebook and something to write with.

*An initial phone screening with Rachel is required before enrollment can be confirmed. To enroll, or for any questions or concerns about the series, please contact Rachel directly:


Price: $180 for 6 weeks



Rachel Jennine Goudey, Psy.D., C-IAYT, is a holistic therapist and yoga instructor in the Bay Area, specializing in practices that integrate the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit. Rachel comes from an eclectic background in dance,yoga, and psychology. She believes that movement and an acute awareness to the body are a vital component in the healing process and promoting overall health and wellness.

Studying and working in the mental health field for over 10 years, Rachel has extensive experience working with trauma, substance abuse, and mood and behavior disorders. She teaches practices that guide students and clients into deeper connection to their truest self by providing them with the tools to strengthen their abilities to discern, adapt, reflect, and soothe all of the facets of themselves so that they may move forward with strength, resiliency, and trust in themselves to make healthy life choices and be more skillfully adept in their thoughts and reactions to life's challenges. (Read Full Bio...)