Yoga with Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Licensed Psychologist, E-RYT

Hello friends near and far. My name is Dr. Arielle Schwartz. I am a clinical psychologist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) who specializes in therapeutic yoga for trauma.

If you’d like to practice with me live, my next class is
March 9th, 2024

Please bring a mat, 1-2 blocks, strap, and blanket.

When? March 9th 2024, 9 am until 10:30 am MST
Where? Wherever you are via Zoom

All classes are donation based. If you feel moved to do so,
you may do so here:

About Therapeutic
Yoga for Trauma

Therapeutic yoga is tremendously effective, in part because of how yoga interacts with your vagus nerve. Your yoga practice helps you to become increasingly flexible…not just of the physical body but in your nervous system. This will help you become skilled at switching between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system with greater ease and choice.

Research has shown tremendous benefits of yoga for increased vagal tone, stress reduction, and trauma recovery.

You can learn how to regulate the functioning of your vagus nerve with techniques such as altering the rhythm of your breath, practicing mindful body awareness, and exploring physical yoga postures to create greater choice about your level of arousal or activation. You can also gently stimulate the vagus nerve with yoga postures that open across your chest, throat, and belly.

Key principles of class:

  • You are your own best teacher
  • Listen to the cues you receive from your body, mind, and breath about the state of your nervous system
  • Honor your body, your pace, and let your breath be your guide
  • Each posture is an opportunity to explore
  • There is nothing to perfect and no goal to achieve
  • Follow your instincts and make the practice a unique expression of you
  • Have fun and let yourself find your inner joy
  • Stop and rest as often as you would like
  • Let this practice nourish your body, mind, and soul

I am excited to announce “Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery”! This book bridges the path of healing between the psyche and the body by walking you through the sacred practice of yoga so you can release the burdens of trauma from your body and mind.

If you’re unable to make it to a class, or you’re looking for more Vagus Nerve Yoga
resources, my pre-recorded classes are available on YouTube.

Vagus Nerve Yoga and Resilience Informed Therapy Resources

To access more resources, including those focused on Applied Polyvagal Theory
in Yoga, you’re invited to explore below.