Hello, and thank you for visiting this website!

Here is a schedule of some upcoming classes, presentations, and performances in and around Madison.  

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions–I’d love to hear from you.



If you scroll to the bottom of the page you’ll find YouTube links to my narrated slideshows on complex trauma and body-centered healing.


August and September 2019

Community Yoga Classes and Performances 


Mornings & afternoons: Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), individual sessions by arrangement (waiting list)

9/16 – 10/14, 5:15 pm: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, five-week series for people in recovery from trauma, at Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison, 408 Baldwin St.    $100 or sliding scale for five sessions, with audio and visual support materials.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) invites you to move your body at your own speed and on your own terms, using gentle yoga forms. It’s a chance to spend time being with yourself without an agenda: noticing the present moment; making choices for how to be in, and with, your own body; gently reconnecting with the many parts of your self as you feel ready to. There are no physical adjustments in TCTSY, and no pressure: you are welcome to come as you are.

Registration and payment are through the Shambhala Center website, at 

7 pm. September 9th – November 18th:  Yin Yoga, MSCR East on Cottage Grove Rd.



10:30 am  September 10th – December 10th  Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Covenant:

1:15 pm   September 10th – December 10th  Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana:



Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement (waiting list)



September 12th – December 12th   10 am  Flow Yoga 50+, Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana:

Afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions, by arrangement

September 12th – November 21st, 6:15 Family Yoga and Dance, MSCR Hoyt, 3802 Regent St.

September 12th – November 21st, 7:15 Yin Yoga, MSCR Hoyt, 3802 Regent St.



Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement (waiting list)



September 14th – November 23rd, 10:15 am Yin Yoga, MSCR Odana, 5625 Odana Rd.

September 14th – November 23rd, 11:30 am Family Yoga and Dance,MSCR Odana, 5625 Odana Rd.

Saturday and Sunday September 28th and 29th: Camp HOPE: yoga, music and storytelling as a part of this free weekend camp for grieving families.


Slideshows on Complex Trauma and Body-Centered Healing

Part 1 What is trauma? / Trauma in the nervous system

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 1 pdf


Part 2 Neuroplasticity, and trauma in the brain

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 2 pdf


Part 3 Trauma vulnerability and resilience / Kinds of trauma

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 3, pdf


Part 4 Body-centered approaches to healing complex trauma

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 4, pdf


Part 5 Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and other healing resources

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 5, pdf


The world is full of beauty, magic, miracles, and patterns that induce wonder… Emergence is one of the best concepts I have learned for discussing this wonder.   Emergence emphasizes critical connections over critical mass, building authentic relationships, listening with all the senses of the body and the mind.

The crisis is everywhere, massive massive massive.  And we are small.

But emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies.  Emergence is our inheritance as a part of this universe; it is how we change.  Emergent strategy is how we intentionally change in ways that grow our capacity to embody the just and liberated worlds we long for.

adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy