Compassion Yoga with Alissa
Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor
I am a Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor specializing in Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage and Birth Trauma, though I have experience in many varying traumas (auto accidents, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse, chronic pain, and addiction, to name a few)
I studied Hatha yoga and received my 200 hr. YTT in India in 2012. In 2018, I suffered a traumatic miscarriage. As someone who was in touch with my body, I was shocked at how disconnected the experience made me from myself. I knew I had to do something. I began EMDR therapy for myself, and learned about somatic experiencing. This led me to find Trauma-Informed Yoga training and I began working with people who had experienced Pregnancy Loss/Miscarriage. Most recently, I had our rainbow baby (baby after miscarriage), and experienced a traumatic birth. I am currently studying Trauma Conscious Reproductive Health at the Trauma Conscious Yoga Institute to further my knowledge.
I am also a Reiki practitioner and use energy healing in my practice when the client is comfortable.
I am passionate about helping you to find the healing that already exists within you. I am merely a conduit. As someone who has been through trauma personally, I know what it's like to live with it, and how unbearable it can be.
I started yoga because I had shingles from stress at 26 (way too young!), and my Chiropractor suggested Yoga. I laughed and thought yoga was only for calm, quiet people, which was not me! However, I was in so much pain and desperate for help, I tried it. And I learned that yoga can be for everyone. It helped me manage my stress, and I have been using it as a tool to stay healthy in body, mind, and spirit ever since.
Life-changing, comforting, eye-opening, healing.
This type of yoga invites you to step back into your body as you learn the tools to regulate and ground. You will never be forced to do anything. Trauma took your power, your choice, away... through Trauma-Informed Yoga you will gain it back.