The Healing Power of Yoga
About this class
In celebration of International Yoga Day, join us for a conversation with psychotherapist Sunaina Rekhi and trauma-sensitive yoga instructor Ceasar F. Barajas on the power of yoga to help us lead more joyful and fulfilling lives.
About the teachers
Mental health and wellbeing isn't just a passion. It's a purpose that drives my everyday life mission.View Profile
Sunaina Rekhi is passionate about helping people move trauma and trapped emotions through their body to heal stress. She has over 10 years of experience studying and teaching yoga, and is an advocate for sustained wholstic wellness regardless of age or ability.View Profile
Ceasar F Barajas
Growing up as an abused, angry kid, Ceasar F. Barajas suffered multiple traumas. After spending seven years in the U.S. Navy, he found meditation when he was experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression, and he credits his practice with being the stabilizer for both his personal and professional life — which has involved everything from working as a classically trained dancer with the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith to leading fitness classes of all kinds. “Meditation doesn’t mean to stop thinking, it asks of you to slow down," he says. "Slowing down then enables you to listen, really listen, to yourself. Meditation is just mindful thinking." Having found his calling as a trauma-sensitive certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher and breathing techniques instructor, Ceasar specializes in mindful resiliency for trauma recovery and compassion fatigue. He’s taught all over the world and served as a guest panelist and instructor at Columbia, Rutgers and Fordham universities.View Profile
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