"As a result of Skyler's yoga and self care classes (as few as 3 sessions), I became deeply aware of the power of breathing to recover from shock and trauma. I was given the power to change, and quit a 30 year smoking habit. Free! ❤️. Blessed. Thank you Skyler."
- Wendy Fillman, 2015, CalWORKs student
-“Skyler Myers did an exceptional inservice for our organization covering how trauma is held in the body and how yoga can help to release this trauma. She was organized and thorough as she talked us through a series of important yoga poses to help trauma survivors. While providing us with excellent education and resources, she also gave us a relaxing and uplifting yoga class. I highly recommend this information.”
"I look forward to watching the evolution of Skyler's class series. She has much useful information to share with her students. It is so important to find just the right balance to allow the gradual titration needed to help move students in and out of feelings of anxiety during the class series.
"I was touched by the natural bonding and loving support that each person offered week after week, during the class series. It was a great help in creating the safe container in which we could all open ourselves to processing our own traumas from life. Each person who shared challenges from his or her own life was immediately met by the compassion and empathy of all the others. This protective friendship helped create a family feeling that helped us all feel more comfortable sharing our thoughts and feelings with the group.It has been so valuable to learn how common it is for people to carry trauma trapped in their bodies, sometimes for decades, and to understand the process and now to be given some useful tools needed to address it when it shows up in life--whether it be my life or the lives of friends and loved ones. To be forewarned is to be forearmed…."
- Saraswati, 2014 graduate
"Before attending Yoga for Trauma Recovery and Addiction, I had personal patterns which hindered my emotional and spiritual growth. With education and daily yoga practice, I have been able to open channels to my psyche and my body which have allowed for deeper healing and amazing connection with my higher self. My willingness to heal myself through yoga postures, meditation, breathing techniques and positive affirmations has made great changes possible in a short period of time. Learning how the brain reacts to traumatic experiences supported this transformative healing.
"Within our community there are many sweet spirits suffering from trauma, much of the time going unnoticed. Other times painfully undeniable. Trauma is real and without active treatment, trauma may manifest in many forms. Shining light into the dark corners of our experiences allows us to see them clearly, acknowledge them and no longer be held captive by them. Since becoming actively involved in Trauma Recovery, I have experienced great healing and have been approached by many in the community who relate their traumas and I have hope that they too can be healed by an active yoga program and may begin this healing by beginning one of Skyler's in depth study programs of Yoga for Healing Trauma. I am so appreciative and thankful for having been blessed by this class."