Molly Boeder Harris is a yoga teacher and trauma recovery consultant based out of Portland, Oregon. Molly and Kathryn are both proponents of trauma based approaches to teaching and working with others in movement and beyond. Molly joins us for the second time on the Mindful Strength Podcast to discuss trauma, recovery, resiliency and how teachers and coaches might be able to better support people in their journey through life and movement. This recording got lost in our archives, and we were excited to revive it to share Molly’s messages with you.
This conversation is caters to yoga and fitness professional teaching or working with humans in body and mind. Molly shares some advice as to where you can start to become more informed on trauma and how it affects many aspects of being. Kathryn and Molly talk about rest and how in yoga, traditional forms of rest can leave people feeling anxious and vulnerable when not given agency around what this can be for them, offering tips and language to open this up to more variety and choice for the individual. They talk about adjustments and touch in classes, consent and intentionality, the importance of building rapport and relationships and how there is no one “right” approach to this sensitive topic. Molly also gives her own powerful personal statements or definitions on recovery and resiliency, and how non-linear the healing process really is when dealing with complex experiences and subject matter.
This information is so important, not just for teachers but for all humans interacting with others in community both personally and professionally. Check out the resources below for more information on Molly’s work and these topics.
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Molly Boeder Harris \\ mollyboederharris.com
Connect with Molly:
The Breathe Network \\ thebreathenetwork.org
Molly founded The Breathe Network in 2012. The Breathe Network is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to connect survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the United States and Canada. They educate and train healing arts practitioners on the nuanced impacts of sexual violence as well as techniques to increase trauma-informed care within their practice in order to best serve the unique needs of survivors.
For details on where and when Kathryn is teaching Worldwide in 2018 and beyond, visit the Workshops page.