Highly Sensitive Healing
Our emotions are like the ocean.
Our feelings come in waves.
Highly Sensitive Healing teaches everyday tools we need to ride the waves and go with the flow.
How do we find more energy?
How do we recharge from overwhelm and stress?
How do we replenish from everyday HSP life?
Realize the Full Potential of Your Highly Sensitive Energy
We are all healing and recovering from something (or many things!) simply because we are human. Highly Sensitive and Empathic energy is unique and although at times it may not feel like it, we are all vessels of astounding energy just waiting to be freed!
If our sensitive energy is not nurtured, over time it becomes dormant and increasingly imbalanced. And the longer our true energy is blocked the harder it becomes to bring it to light.
The practices of Highly Sensitive Healing are pathways to awakening our sensitive energy. Through these practices we become fully engaged with our authentic selves while creating a sustainable and healthy connection to our body, mind, and spirit.
On the surface it may feel easier to keep things the same, but when we are not living in the full power of our genuine self we are not truly living. The journey of transformation is winding, filled with distractions, stops and starts, but with useful tools and direction you will never lose your way.
Our Sangha Circle offers practices to create space for you to:
- Clear obstacles and access the radiant energy that already exists within you
- Increase flexibility in your body and mind to find a sense of balance
- Awaken your inner vibrancy through humane and mindful eating
- Build greater confidence through self-connection and self-compassion
- Embrace the power and beauty of your sensitivity without apologies
- Cultivate the ability to observe the ebbs and flows life with positive empowered response
Our experiences, goals, and dreams are unique.
To be truly effective our healing practices must reflect our individual needs.
Yoga is a science of self-realization not self-improvement. It is a way for us to connect our body and mind to our true self. This can take many forms and paths within the multitude of practices that yoga offers, but the way yoga is often practiced in the west is not accessible to many people.
In our sangha we focus on flexibility and restorative practices to increase mobility to stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system response. Kundalini practices to shift the energies and emotions we carry as HSPs. Kundalini is a highly accessible style of yoga using poses, breathwork, meditation, mudras, and mantras.
Mindfulness has become a buzzword and there are different understandings of the practice, of what it is and how it works. For HSPs and Empaths it often works best when we learn how to focus on the present moment and cultivate the ability to observe life with a positive empowered response. Our minds can be a stormy sea of thoughts- overthinking, second-guessing, and all-consuming. We’re told that meditation is a thing you just sit down and do, and that there is a right and wrong way to do it. We explore different meditation practices to engage not only our minds, but also our bodies and spirits.
Marma points are subtle energy acupressure points in our body used for healing in Ayurveda (Sanskrit: आयुर्वेद), Yoga’s sister science. These areas in our physical body is where our consciousness connects to our bodily functions. Through these subtle energy points we can stimulate our internal organs, encourage self-healing while balancing and harmonizing our mind and body. (These points are similar to acupuncture points in Chinese Medicine.)
What to eat? When to eat? How to eat? These questions and more permeate how we think of food today. Did you know our digestive system contains more neurons than the spinal cord! The Enteric Nervous System contains neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. This means that the health of our digestive function greatly influences our brain chemistry. Modern living has disrupted our natural instincts about food and our bodies basic needs. Food does not need to be complicated or expensive to be healthy and nourishing. In our Sangha we will use the teachings of Ayurveda to learn how to reject diet culture and reconnect with your intuitive digestive nature.
The techniques offered here are meant to help you develop your own personal daily practice over time. Yoga practitioners know this as Sadhana (Sanskrit: साधन), a discipline undertaken in pursuit of a goal (the ultimate goal being to attain some level of spiritual realization.) Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice where we set aside some time each day to develop our self-awareness, self-discipline, and spiritual growth.
“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray
Routinely applying daily practices is the most natural and efficient way to surrender our ego, to find relief from suffering, and to attain peace. Sadhana is the cornerstone of the discipline of yoga for this reason and is practiced as a means of cultivating overall discipline.
Each practice through Highly Sensitive Healing is approached from a trauma informed perspective. Our life experiences have a lasting impact on our entire mind-body system and where you are on your journey is not to be scrutinized or judged by anyone.
When we are in the mindset of shutting down our emotions and sensitivity it is often because of a story someone told us along the way, about who we are and who we are supposed to be.
To live in the full expression of our sensitivity must do the emotional work necessary which often entails re-experiencing and recovering lost feelings along the way, so we can release them and move on. Depending on your personal history it may be recommended that you partner with a trusted professional during our w
High Sensitivity is not a condition that needs to be cured. It is believed to have genetic roots and early childhood environments are thought to play a role in how our sensitivity develops and shapes us into adulthood.
Through these practices and our work together you will receive support that is specific to you from someone outside yourself who will hear you and what is happening within your mind.
The intention of this work is to create a safe and supportive space and to draw out the energy that is already within you, so you may move forward on your journey in the way that is healthiest for you.
The most important aspect of healing is taking responsibility for your own life and your personal journey. No one can live your life for you or ultimately tell you how to live or what choices are best for you. You are in charge of your own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
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“My experience of the guided meditation practice with Tonya blew me away! I’m not someone who can relax easily, but with Tonya’s guidance, I was able to let go and simply enjoy the entire practice. Tonya is truly the most kind and gentle person who puts your comfort and relaxation front and center of everything she does. The sound of her voice is very calming and comforting. After our session, I slept like a baby!” -Britta V.
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I’m Tonya, a Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor and Certified Holistic Nutritionist living in the Pacific Northwest.
I’m also a RYT 500 yoga instructor, founder of Highly Sensitive Healing, and the host of the Highly Sensitive Healing Podcast. I live outside of Seattle, WA on the ancestral lands of the Suquamish & Coast Salish Peoples in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and 4 fur babies. It is my life’s purpose to guide fellow HSPs on their journey to healing so they may live their fullest and most joyful Highly Sensitive lives.