Yoga Therapist, EAL (English as an Additional Language) Teaching Assistant
Gitu Menghani will join us in module 3 to deliver an introduction to her approach, lead us through a Trauma Informed Yoga session and answer questions.
I have been teaching yoga since 2013 when I started within the community and also health centres. Having always worked within public services, I have had the opportunity to help those who are disadvantaged or would otherwise not have the resources to access yoga and yoga therapy. I brought yoga and mindfulness into my school where I work in order to improve wellbeing of staff and students. I then specialised by studying therapeutic yoga for back care, pregnancy yoga and then a longer course in India for therapeutic yoga and Ayurveda. After benefiting from yoga therapy myself, I undertook a 350hr Yoga Therapy for children and young people which I successfully completed last year. This course deepened my knowledge of developmental trauma, abuse and attachment so that I can apply it in my therapy sessions with both children and adults. I have the privilege of working with individuals with neuro diversities, language barriers and other presentations and I am constantly learning and honing my skills to best serve trauma survivors.
Having worked with a diverse range of trauma survivors from around the globe, I am sensitive to cultural and lingual implications in trauma integration. I am fascinated by the intersection of language, culture, feminism and neurodiversity and I am continuously learning from the individuals I see along with training about the implications of culture and language in therapy. I have some personal experience within this being multilingual, BAME and identifying as female.