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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

12-Session Yoga Class for Somali Women

New and Free!

Women ages 18 and above, who have encountered trauma from refugee and immigration experiences, are invited to attend this free, healing yoga course.

Using guided meditation, breathwork and yoga postures, participants will strengthen the mind-body connection and learn to understand and release the negative effects of trauma on the physical body. 

Registration Now Open.

This class is not a substitute for therapy. Instructor is bilingual.

Event Information

Dates: Sundays, January 13 - March 31, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: YWCA Midtown

Questions? Contact Kelli Klein at kklein@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4330.

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All women welcome. Participants are expected to attend all 12 classes.


About the Instructor

Ayan Hassan

Ayan Hassan has a postgraduate degree of Family Nurse Practitioner and Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Specialist from Winona State University, in Minnesota. Her role is to provide family-centered healthcare to patients of all ages. Ms. Hassan’s clinical expertise spans from general family medicine, women’s and men’s health, pediatrics, diabetes, infertility and nutrition.

Ms. Hassan is also a Yoga instructor who is passionate about health from a holistic framework of food, supplements and lifestyle. Her approach to health has always been treating the person as "whole" and not just their physical symptoms and illnesses. Ms. Hassan is completing her doctorate of Family Nurse practice in May 2019 and is a part-time graduate assistant.