Executive Director Rob Schware talks with yoga teacher and UC Irvine Violence Prevention Coordinator Zabie Khorakiwala on how yoga can help survivors of sexual trauma to find emotional resilience and regain a sense of control over their bodies.
“As a survivor of trauma, I learned that talk therapy as the sole means of healing does not necessarily work for everyone. At times, I felt overwhelmed and suffocated in my own body because my sense of safety was challenged as a result of the assault. Yoga helped me cope; it allowed everything in life to become more manageable.”
– Zabie Khorakiwala, founder of Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga