Gentle and Restorative Therapeutic Yoga
It's not only the mind that needs to grieve, it's the body as well. Yoga integrates body, mind, and spirit. Grief, our natural response to loss, creates tension not only in the mind, but in the nervous system and the muscles that hold us. This gentle, restorative, and trauma-informed yoga class offers the space for letting go of tension in the body, and in turn, creating greater ease within the mind. Feel a sense of community without having to speak a word, feel physically and emotionally supported, gain a sense of control, peace and acceptance in the aftermath of loss. No prior yoga experience is necessary to participate in this group. Scholarships available.
6 week Series
Fridays, August 23rd - September 27th
10:00 - 11:15 am
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757
About the Instructors:
Katy Manganella, M.A., LPC-Intern, RYT-200, is a therapist and certified yoga instructor. Katy earned a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2011. She started her career in homeless services and worked to end homelessness in New York City, rural North Carolina, and most recently in Austin before transitioning into private practice as a mental health therapist. Katy is also a private yoga instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance. Katy is passionate about the combination of therapy with yoga and mindfulness practices. She is very grateful to share this with others.
Rachel Saffer, LCSW earned her Masters of Social Work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Starting as an office volunteer at Austin Grief, Rachel quickly grew to be an integral part of our team. She has experience in providing counseling to adults, teenagers and children who have experienced significant trauma in both group and individual settings. Rachel utilizes various interventions in her practice including therapeutic yoga, EMDR, and traditional play therapy. Rachel is a Certified Kids' Yoga Teacher.