Max Carter From broken heart to helping heart

Max Carter’s perfect life came crashing down in the beginning of 2017.  Karen, his beloved wife of 30 years, fell from her horse and suffered a fatal brain injury.   It was just four short weeks after I started hosting a Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) class in my commercial building that Max and I became connected.  I was posting announcements about the class in various  Facebook neighborhood groups, and … Continue reading Max Carter From broken heart to helping heart

LiShey Johnson. Why Not Me?

Two years ago LiShey Johnson was employed by a local casino as their Director of Events.  She was working the VIP tent at the Route 91 Country Music Festival, a 3 day event, on October 1, 2017.  People were having a great time. “Over 72 hours you get to know each other and you look forward to seeing the guests the next day.”  At about 10:15pm … Continue reading LiShey Johnson. Why Not Me?

TRY … helping and healing

Trauma Recovery Yoga, LLC (TRY) is a non-profit filled with helpers and healers.  What is trauma?  The dictionary has several definitions, but in our application, the most fitting seems to be “an emotional upset”.  Your personal trauma needn’t have made the news.  It may not be known to anyone except you. Or, you may have been in a group, as those who attended the Route … Continue reading TRY … helping and healing

Yoga and the Military

Yoga is gaining momentum as a therapy option within various organizations, and the military is one of them.  The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, a Veterans Affairs Hospital in North Las Vegas, offers yoga classes which utilize the Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) philosophy for Veterans who are struggling with PTSD and/or pain management. The VA psychologist who runs the PTSD group therapy program using yoga suggested … Continue reading Yoga and the Military

Meditation over Medication

One of the things we say in Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) is #meditationovermedication.  Meditation is an important part of the TRY sequence.  As students are in the down dog position, a resting pose for the internal organs, they are encouraged to say “I ams” to themselves, basically self-affirmations to encourage a shift in attitude and also to keep the mind distracted from wandering to dark … Continue reading Meditation over Medication

Dr. Nicole Anders, Phd ~ The Psychology of Trauma

Dr. Nicole Anders, Phd, is one third of the Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) Teacher Training team.  She and TRY co-founders Joyce and Darwin Bosen teach a 20 hour workshop in Las Vegas once a month at the Downtown Yoga and Wellness Co-op; additional workshops are held in locations around the U.S.   Trauma Recovery Yoga is a method created by Joyce Bosen after the tragic death … Continue reading Dr. Nicole Anders, Phd ~ The Psychology of Trauma

TRY meets DYWC meets DRIVEN

It’s fitting that the main offices of Trauma Recovery Yoga (TRY) are located inside the Driven NeuroRecovery Center in downtown Las Vegas.   Joyce Bosen, co-founder of TRY, is the epitome of the word driven.  She is all about helping people heal from whatever tragedies resulting in trauma they have experienced.   “All I do is this work. All I teach is trauma. All I breathe, and … Continue reading TRY meets DYWC meets DRIVEN

Erika Vilar, TRY Executive Director~Holding hands and hearts

A back injury was Erika Vilar’s introduction to yoga years ago. She refused to use the muscle relaxers recommended by her physician. She knew they would render her unable to properly function as a mom. She found that yoga provided the healing she needed; the joy it gave her was the unexpected surprise. She turned to yoga once again when her marriage ended. It broke … Continue reading Erika Vilar, TRY Executive Director~Holding hands and hearts

What is Mindful Movement by TRY?

Ever think about the stress that youngsters go through and how they deal with it? Mindful Movement by TRY (Trauma Recovery Yoga ~ TRY for Kids) classes are offered in partnership with the City of Las Vegas in over a dozen valley schools.  Over 10,000 students and staff benefit from these classes, increasing stress relief and improving behavior and grades.  The number of classes will … Continue reading What is Mindful Movement by TRY?