Trauma Informed Yoga
with Kathryn Williams (RSW +RYT) 
Sponsored by Banff Community Helpers
  8 week Registered Course
Thursdays 7:15pm-8:15pm
Starts March 5th to April 23 
$0-$145  *A sliding scale option is in effect. Click here
General Info
  • Registration is required, you must be able to commit to at least 6 of the 8 sessions.

  • Sessions are held at the Rocky Mountain Yoga Studio. You can enter via Bear street, or through the back alley behind the studio.

  • The sessions will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. and will finish at 8:15 p.m.

  • Kathryn will always be available after class if you have any questions or concerns, or just need to chat.

  • Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes early to get settled and organized.

  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. (sweatpants, t-shirt, yoga tights or whatever is most comfortable for you)

  • Bring a sweater or hoody for the end of class to stay warm.

  • Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. (If you don’t have one, no problem there are mats available for you to use)

  • Avoid eating a heavy meal 3 hours before class.

What to Expect

There are many different types of yoga out there today. You may have heard of vinyasa flow, power yoga, or yin yoga. Trauma informed yoga is a way of practicing yoga that helps you connect with your body in a safe and friendly way. The environment is safe, supportive and non-judgmental. You will be cultivating strength and flexibility, and also encouraged to take care of yourself and not force anything through pain. This emphasize is on choice, self-awareness and

  • The classes are designed around a ‘flow style of yoga’ so you will be moving at your own
    individual pace

  • You will be encouraged to explore breath and your own body through movement.

  • The class will be progressive, i.e. it will start off slowly and build over the eight weeks, again at
    your own pace.

  • There will be no hands on physical assists for these classes.

  • Your feedback and input is always welcomed so that you may have the experience you are hoping for.

  • Any information shared during the course of the program will be kept confidential, and will
    continue to be treated as such once the program has finished.

  • Information would only be disclosed to others with documented informed consent from you.

  • There are some limits to confidentiality. Disclosure would be necessary in a case where the
    information shared suggests that there is a substantial risk of inflicting imminent serious harm
    on yourself or others, and the disclosure would be necessary for protection.

Payment Options / Sliding Scale

Sponsored by BANFF COMMUNITY HELPERS a sliding scale is in place with a goal of making the program available to everyone. This offers a path to all who may benefit from the practice without the undue burden of finances. This system is based on honesty. The following is a guideline to assist you, and you can choose any amount. 

  • For those whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of the program, and represents their financial reality - $ 0 - $ 50 for the program

  • An option in the mid-range of finances - $ 65 - $80 for the program

  • For those who have access to financial security - $ 120 - $145 for the program

Should you require the Sliding Scale option you can still sign up online and pay on the first day of the course. 

About Your Teacher

Kathryn is a registered social worker (RSW) and has worked in the trauma and mental health
field in various capacities directly with children and families both in Canada as well as internationally for 15 years. Kathryn is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) and has been teaching yoga for 9 years. In addition to her yoga teacher training she has completed specialty training in yoga for trauma. She has a well-rounded understanding of trauma and mental health from different perspectives, and has the ability to hold space for clients as they move through their own journey of healing.

Contact Kathryn directly for any questions before your course
Contact us

Bison Courtyard

201b-211 Bear St. 

Banff, Canada

Tel: 403-762-5686

Rocky Mountain Yoga Est.2009

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