Being In Your Body: trauma aware yoga & mindful movement groups

Yoga Within

Presenters: Louise von Maltitz and Jessica Devi


‘Being In Your Body’ is a 6 week course that supports anyone who may have suffered from adversity at any time in their life and feels a body centred approach may be helpful.

The course uses gentle movement, yoga, reflectivity and mindfulness based techniques to invite you into relationship with your body at a pace that feels helpful, life affirming and healing for you.


The key points for this course include:

  • Empowering individuals to make choices in how they experience and inhabit their bodies through the use of invitational languaging and education on self permission.
  • Resourcing and fostering resilience (the ability to recover from adversity) via gentle mindful movement, breath awareness and reflective practices (journaling, art, writing, meditation).
  • Offering life affirming practices that may be helpful in the recovery and maintenance of conditions that include pain, reduced immunity, mental health, fear, anxiety, sleep, eating disorders and relational problems.



Jessica Devi (Yoga Therapy, Somatic Movement Therapy, Restorative Movement Psychotherapy). Jessica is a Trauma Informed movement and wellbeing practitioner and has been practicing, discovering and studying health through movement, conscious dance, yoga and movement therapy for over 25 years. Jessica is passionate about facilitating a personalised approach for each person in a way that is unique to their body, mind, history and hopes…

Louise von Maltitz (Registered Therapist MNZAC and Comprehensive Nurse RCpN). Louise is a counsellor and sex therapist who brings more than 20 years clinical experience in counselling working across New Zealand in a variety of private and government sectors. Louise is ACC registered and a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (MNZAC). Louise is a registered comprehensive nurse (RCpN) with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NZNC).


When: 6 week courses running in 2021

  • Course 1: 23 Feb- 30 Mar
  • Course 2: 13 Apr- 25 May
  • Course 3: 8 June- 13 July
  • Course 4: 3 Aug- 7 Sept
  • Course 5: 14 Sept- 19 Oct
  • Course 6: 2 Nov- 7 Dec

Where: 81 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0630.

Cost: 6 week courses. $150 per course.

Contact: Jessica 021 884 518 or use the email form

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