Trauma victims connect to their bodies with specialized yoga
She received her master's degree in human development counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield. She was a yoga student at the time and decided to incorporate yoga into her master's project.
"I decided to do yoga with children who had been sexually abused. I did a yoga course for eight weeks, twice a week with girls between the ages of 7 and 11," she says. The girls gave her feedback with comments like, "Yoga helps you get the bad stuff out," and "Yoga helps you be less afraid."
"It was a qualitative study, and the results were pretty significant," she says.
Perry-Gutierrez was featured in an July 28, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.
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