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Josefin Wikström

Josefin has practiced and studied yoga for the past 24 years.
She has many years of experience working with children and adults who have undergone trauma both in India and in Sweden. The classes are designed from this practical work and her own experiences that yoga and dance are incredibly simple, effective and joyful methods that can be used by everyone.

Josefin was educated through The Trauma Institute in Boston, USA, led by Bessel van der Kolk, MD, a leading authority in trauma research.
In her programs, trauma sensitive yoga is also included through several training courses and collaboration with James Fox, founder of The Prison Yoga Project USA, as well as motion therapy with Tripura Kashyap in India.

The Power of the Rhythm

The Power of the Rhythm

A trauma-adjusted program with a blend of physical challenge, breathing exercises, dance movements and guided relaxation. The power of the rhythm Throughout history, man has always danced, through joy and strong emotion, the dance has given expression to our inner emotional landscape. Rhythm and dance have the power of creating a community without words, losing negative stress, creating joy and a strong body language.The class is a combination of motion therapy elements and pure joy from crazy Bollywood choreographies and electronic rhythms. We review how dance can help in different forms of traumatization and what happens in the body on a deeper level, the neurological clutches of the brain and the nervous system. Welcome to dance as if you won a lottery! Best of all..Nothing can be wrong. No prior knowledge required. We dance barefoot and be prepared to sweat!

Prison Yoga Project

Prison Yoga Project

Studies show that a majority of those admitted to prisons around the world have in some way been exposed to a trauma in their childhood or adulthood. The traumas like being abandoned, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, witnessed violence and victims of sexual abuse. Prison Yoga Project uses trauma-based evidence-based techniques to re-establish a sense of security, control and freedom in its own body. What is a trauma? How does traumatic stress affect the body and the brain? How can yoga relieve posttraumatic stress syndrome and complex traumatization? A lecture on methods and techniques that suits everyone working with people who have been exposed to traumatic experiences or chronic stress.

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