Trauma-informed Somatic Yoga for the nervous system

Date:23 – 24 January 2021

Sat & Sun

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Somatics is a way of sensing ourselves and our experiences, and encompasses "𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺, 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵.” ⁣⁣

Somatic yoga therapy is thus a holistic approach that looks at how we inhabit in our body-mind and how we relate to self and others. Our mental and physical health corresponds to our ability to regulate our autonomic nervous system. Traumas disrupt the ANS can manifest into physical symptoms like pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, chronic conditions, immune system dysfunction, anxiety and depression This trauma-informed immersion will shine a light on our habitual but unconscious neurological patterning that manifest into how we breathe, our posturing, and our reactivity to circumstances.

These patterns arise from our life’s experiences, predisposition, developmental patterns, and conditioning. They emerge through the filters of our perceptions and our conceived reality ad shape our expression and communication with the outer world. Our tissues and organs provide the essential components of the patterns from which we weave our personal stories. These stories are then recorded and stored in the templates of our autonomic nervous system in the way we relate to self and others. Our ability to regulate the inflammatory and immune responses, maintain proper organ and metabolic functions, as well as to heal from diseases depend on the proper functioning of our autonomic nervous system. Bringing together movement, breathwork, and hands-on touch to cultivate sensory awareness, we can cultivate a mindful and practical dialogue in healing from pain, injuries, anxiety & stress. 


This course is for accessible to all, including yoga practitioners, movement teachers, athletes, dancers, bodyworkers, coaches, healthcare professionals etc, anyone who is interested in exploring the embodied biological process so we can learn to regulate our stress response. We can also gain awareness of and insight into decluttering and rewiring our neural pathways for better self-regulation and resilience. We become free to make different choices. As we release our stress-induced behaviors, we discover deeper compassion, wisdom, and ease.

This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance as a CET programme. Upon completion, you can register the hours with Yoga Alliance.


Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy. A self-professed geek, She is always exploring underlying principles of the human body and movement patterns as embodied relational beings. Daphne applies principles of kinesiology, somatics, trauma physiology as well as tantric and yoga philosophy in her work. Through therapeutic practices, she helps people cultivate sensory awareness to inhabit their body and embody the adage of a mind-body connection so as to fully experience life. She has helped people of all ages rehabilitate injuries, regain neuro-motor functions, manage chronic pain, and work through trauma. Daphne also creates holistic therapeutic trainings and mentorship programs for individuals, movement educators and healthcare professionals.


$450 (early bird at $390; book by 9 Jan!)