Trauma Sensitive movement & Breath- as a pathway anti-oppressive practice

A Professional Training in TCTSY for healthcare providers, healers, & activists



This professional training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, movement facilitators, educators, and other health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex, intersectional trauma.

Additionally, it is designed to support those professionals in expanding their current practice, to incorporate the Evidence Based Practice of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga; through learning how to integrate healing the impacts of complex trauma on the nervous system, via trauma sensitive movement and breath.

Emphasis is placed on how the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, are also the building blocks to any anti-oppressive & trauma sensitive work. The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma sensitive movement and breath practices that are vital to the healing process of complex trauma (a.k.a. the many faces of systemic oppression) in personal, professional, community-based or system-wide relationships.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice endorsed by SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs & Practices.

This 20-hour training (16 hrs in person, 4 hrs self-study) is based on sound research from the Trauma Center, of the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA. This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for th 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program.

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Q: Does this training certify me as a TCTSY-F (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator)?

A: No. However, it is the prerequisite to apply for th 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program

Q: Do you offer any financial assistance or financial aid?

A: If you are experiencing financial limitations, please contact Morgan to facilitate payment plans or work-study possibilities.

Q: Do you provide CEUs?

A: CEU's available for Yoga Alliance RYT's. We are in the process of applying for California CEUs for clinicians.

Q: What should I consider for self care?

A: The curriculum is taught through a trauma sensitive lens centering self and community care. It is natural that due to the in-depth conversations in the training, trauma responses may arise. Please come prepared to support yourself in meeting your physical and emotional needs throughout the training and afterwards.

Q: Should I make any plans Saturday night?

A: We believe in choice making, and be mindful that you will have homework and reflection practices on Saturday night and will be integrating a lot of new information.