Trauma-Informed Yoga for Stress Reduction

bridging Talk Therapy & yoga for Holistic Wellness

Are you seeking a comprehensive and integrative approach to therapy that goes beyond conventional methods? We embrace a holistic therapy model that combines the power of talk therapy with the transformative benefits of yoga. Our unique approach is designed to promote mental, emotional, and physical well-being, fostering a profound sense of balance and harmony.

Carrie Torn, trauma informed yoga therapist in warrior II pose

Holistic therapy recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. By addressing all aspects of an individual’s well-being, it aims to promote overall balance and harmony. Our experienced therapist, Carrie Torn, adopts a client-centered approach, tailoring sessions to meet your unique needs and goals.

The Synergy of Talk Therapy and Yoga

Mind-Body Connection: The integration of talk therapy and yoga capitalizes on the powerful mind-body connection. Talk therapy allows for the exploration and understanding of thoughts and emotions, while yoga enhances this process by fostering mindfulness and body awareness.

Stress Reduction: Yoga, with its focus on breath and movement, is renowned for its stress-relieving benefits. Combined with talk therapy, it provides a comprehensive strategy for managing and reducing stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.

Enhanced Self-Awareness: Yoga encourages self-reflection and introspection, complementing the self-discovery aspects of talk therapy. This combination deepens self-awareness, helping individuals gain insights into their patterns, behaviors, and beliefs.

Improved Emotional Regulation: Through a combination of therapeutic dialogue and yoga practices, individuals can develop effective emotional regulation strategies. This integration is particularly beneficial for those dealing with mood disorders or emotional imbalances.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Yoga for Stress Reduction & Anxiety

Yoga has helped me connect to the mind-body connection in a profound way and I’m passionate about empowering others to connect to themselves and their inner wisdom. Research has also shown that trauma is stored in the body, and thus we must work with the body to release and heal from trauma.

Carrie Torn, trauma informed yoga therapist in warrior II pose

I offer private yoga instruction for individuals or groups as a great way to get a holistic yoga experience with a personalized experience and the guidance of a teacher. All of my classes also incorporate meditation and pranayama (breath-work) as yoga is so much more than the physical practice!

I will create custom workshops for your individual needs, some examples of workshops are yoga for stress reduction and yoga for anxiety.

 trauma-informed yoga

200-Hour Registered Yoga Instructor

Carrie Torn, trauma therapist and yoga instructor in tree pose

Tailored Practices for Personal Growth

Our holistic therapy approach includes personalized yoga sessions that cater to your specific needs and comfort level. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, our therapist will guide you through practices that enhance your mental and physical well-being.

Breathwork and Meditation: Learn techniques to calm the mind and promote relaxation through guided breathwork and meditation, integral components of both yoga and talk therapy.

Mindful Movement: Incorporate gentle and purposeful movement into your sessions to release tension, improve flexibility, and enhance body awareness.

Yoga Philosophy Integration: Explore the philosophical foundations of yoga to foster a deeper understanding of self and life, aligning with the holistic principles of therapy.

As I often tell my students, the two most important phrases in therapy, as in yoga, are “Notice that” and “What happens next?” Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts.



I am a 200-hour registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance and I have completed additional training on trauma-informed yoga and incorporating yoga into talk therapy.

Yoga Services

  • Corporate or In-office Workshops or Sessions (Virtual sessions also available)
  • Meditation and Yoga Instruction for groups and individuals
  • Speaking engagements on Yoga, Meditation, or Holistic Therapy