Following is a listing of our classes. Unless otherwise indicated, please contact Skyler for all inquiries regarding participation.

Caring for the Caregivers: Yoga Therapy for Vicarious Trauma

Who is this for: Emergency Responders- EMTs, Ambulance Staff, Nurses & Doctors

Why: As you are constantly engaged with members of the public who are experiencing traumatic stress, there is sadly a 25% reported rate of suicidal thoughts among emergency responders nationwide. This class is one small dose of care, in hopes these tools will be integrated into each staff member’s daily routine to balance the tidal wave of vicarious trauma you are exposed to daily. Ultimately, it allows for better physical and mental health, compassionate focus and improved client experience.

What: Breathing techniques, stretching & strengthening exercises, and sensory self care techniques such as aromatherapy to help balance various symptoms.

When: 4 Wednesdays every other week

8/7 – 4:30-5:30: Support for Anxiety & Insomnia OPC 130

8/21 – 4:30-5:30: Support for Depression & Chronic Fatigue OPC 130

9/4 – 4:30-5:30: Support for Chronic Joint & Back Pain OPC 130

9/18 – 4:30-5:30: Support for Substance Abuse Recovery

Foundations of Trauma Informed Yoga: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going AND Yogic Activism: Meeting People where They Are- Bringing TI Yoga Out of the Studio, Into the World


  • Are you a yoga teacher interested in bringing the benefits of yoga to people who would never walk into a studio, or may not even know they would benefit?
  • Do you ever wonder if or how Chair and Restorative Yoga are beneficial in Trauma Informed Yoga?
  • Do you feel solid in the skills and knowledge you bring to a yoga class in a specialized setting, like an at-risk youth program or recovery program?


Why: After this weekend, you will :

  • Know why the body is the missing link in how the West has treated trauma in the past.
  • Be able to look at someone’s posture and be able to identify which nervous system is most active and what kind of asana sequence would be most beneficial.
  • Know why the Polyvagal Theory is important for Yoga Professionals to know and how it can help guide a class.
  • Know why Chair and Restorative Yoga are important to help people feel comfortable if they haven’t taken yoga before or are injured.
Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 1-4:30pm
And Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 1-4:30pm

Kinfolk Yoga, 204 W. Main St. Ste 104

Please call 530-264-8693 to register

Cost per day:
$67 by 9/9 | $97 thereafter

Trauma Informed Ayurveda

Unresolved trauma underscores nearly every societal malady, from suicide to mass shootings, to cancer and autoimmune disease. Digestion plays a huge role in breaking down & dispersing long stored trauma. Learn how balancing digestion supports the digestion of overwhelming experiences that could otherwise result in trauma and how removing the AMA (undigested material) from TR-A-U-MA reveals the TRU-TH of your essence and lets you shine! (can you make a fun graphic here like light shining from behind the word shine? 


  • How Ayurveda can help your students & clients
  • How new brain science links directly to Ayurvedic theory & how it can be applied generally
  • Five ways to build sensory mindfulness, for your own practice, or to integrate into your own class
This workshop is a great investment for Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Practitioners, Social Workers, Therapists & Healers from all walks of life — Open to everyone!

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019
1pm-2:15: Intro to Ayurveda (for never evers) (additional $13 by 9/9, or $17 after)

2:30pm-5: Trauma Informed Ayurvedic Self Care, & Mindfulness

Where:  Kinfolk Yoga, 204 W. Main St. Ste 104

Please call 530-264-8693 to register

$67 by 9/16 | $97 thereafter for

Assessment using the Gunas: Attachment Theory & Procedural Learning in Yoga Therapy

  • Are you a yoga teacher who offers private lessons and wishes to design the most supportive and healing practice for your clients/ students?
  • Are you a Yoga Therapist or Ayurvedic Practitioner who is unfamiliar with Attachment Theory and how it could help your practice?
  • Are you a TRE practitioner who may not know if it is time to introduce trauma release exercises for a client or how to build up their foundation to prepare them?

Why : After this class, you will :

  • Be familiar with a set of questions to ask with tact to determine if your client is ready for opening Pandora’s trauma box, and have solid enough self-care practices established to withstand the turbulence that comes with that.
  • Know why and how mindful movement can support procedural re-learning.
  • Know why it is important to have processed some trauma before having kids!
This class is a great investment for Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Practitioners, Mental Health Professionals & Healers from all walks of life — Open to everyone!

When :
Sunday, 9/22/2019, 1-4:30pm

Kinfolk Yoga, 204 W. Main St. Ste 104

Please call 530-264-8693 to register

$67 by 9/16 | $97 thereafter

Yoga for Survivors

In recovering from a recent violent and overwhelming experience, it is imperative to allow the nervous system to reset. Most survivors continue cycling in the fight/ flight/ freeze response, hyper vigilant to threat, often finding it where it isn’t, and often drawn to circumstances that reenact their trauma, in the psyche’s brilliant way of trying to discharge traumatic energy held in the body. But without new tools or resources to do so, each new reenactment will unfold with a new addition to the burden. Working with the body and breath is essential to process the stored energy, and allow for a release from the cycle of reenactment, thus giving the possibility to find and develop healthy partnerships, with additional support in self care and communication. This class allows for a practice to be developed with low stakes, so when higher stakes moments arise, one can respond with clarity, true strength, effectiveness and ease. The class will help reset the nervous system, relieve pain, and slowly help release the burden of trauma, so that you can feel alive in a way perhaps you never thought possible.

Open to the public, especially survivors of violence

3:30PM – 4:30PM (Jan thru Mar & Jul thru Sept)

FREE, thanks to a grant!

Community Beyond Violence

960 McCourtney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949