InToto’s Creative Movement and Yoga classes improve wellbeing through physicality and connection with self and others. Our classes are flexible and designed with modifications to cater to those of all physical abilities. We have seen that movement has a profound impact on an individual's overall well-being, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional aspects of our health. In our Creative Movement classes, we guide participants in using their bodies as a unique means of expression and play.
Through movement, we can convey emotions and feelings that are often difficult to describe with words, and we can begin to release trauma that remains stored in our bodies after stressful or overwhelming experiences. Participants are able to experience a reclaimed sense of agency and control over their bodies and experience. These classes offer a particularly impactful way of centering and healing, building connection with peers and reducing feelings of isolation.
“It's about becoming safe to feel what you feel. When you're traumatized you're afraid of what you're feeling, because your feeling is always terror, or fear or helplessness. I think these body-based techniques help you to feel what's happening in your body, and to breathe into it and not run away from it. So you learn to befriend your experience." --Bessel Van Der Kolk