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June 28, 2024
Janis Isaman

In this episode, we delve into the healing power of movement as a means to reconnect with our bodies, especially after experiencing trauma. We discuss the gentle, mindful approach to movement that can help bridge the gap between physical and emotional healing. By embracing activities that allow us to tune in to our body's signals and needs, we learn to move in ways that honor our experiences and promote healing.

Our guest shares her transformative journey of finding peace and recovery through movement, emphasizing the importance of patience and self-compassion in this process. Through her story, we explore how integrating mindful movement into our lives can offer a path to restoring our connection with ourselves, facilitating a deeper sense of wellbeing and resilience.

Janis Isaman

Janis Isaman

As the founder of My Body Couture, a one-on-one private movement studio, Janis Isaman is a Trauma Sensitive Movement Specialist focused on providing customized, personalized body-focused services to clients with chronic pain, illness, injuries and other movement limitations.

She is a leader in approaching mental health and wellness from a body-first lens. Her trauma credentials include the Compassionate Inquiry® psychotherapy approach developed by Gabor Mate, Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), Somatic Experiencing® International developed by Peter Levine and Trauma Research Foundations Traumatic Stress Certificate Program with Bessel van der Kolk.

Janis is known for her whole-body approach to movement, focused on addressing the root cause of limitations and aesthetic concerns. Her practical, functional and discipline-agnostic approach blends physical and evidence-based mental health modalities into a relatable, innovative and effective body sustainability program. This approach offers clients education and usable tools and has changed how thousands have related to the experience of their own bodies.

In her personal life, she is a mother and passionate community volunteer with the Calgary Stampede, 17th Avenue Business District, Heritage Park and Kids Up Front. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta.

Janis' Resources

The Jōrni Resources

https://thejorniblog.com for more holistic healing and mental health resources

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mental health, movement, trauma-sensitive yoga, yoga

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