Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Creating a Safe & Empowering Yoga Experience

Anne Marie Garcia

Anne Marie Garcia, RYT200 is a registered yoga instructor living in Nashville, TN. Anne Marie whole-heartedly believes in using movement, meditation and breath as a powerful therapy for mind-body reconnection and deep healing. After a cancer diagnosis at age 30, she started researching the connection between trauma and illness and began on her own holistic path using yoga and mindfulness practices that not only aided in her cancer recovery, but also began to release past traumas that had manifested as depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Anne Marie is dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental and loving yoga experience for her clients to practice embodied awareness. Anne Marie completed her first 200hr yoga teacher training through the Asheville Yoga Center and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She completed a 40hr Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga training in 2019 with David Emerson and Jenn Turner and is currently completing her 300hr certification through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI. She received her yoga4cancer (Y4C) teacher certification under Tari Prinster, author of Yoga for Cancer: A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity, and Improving Recovery for Cancer Survivors. Anne Marie loves to travel, read, create art, bake delicious vegan treats, and spend as much time in nature as possible.