Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga presentations & workshops
Presentation and workshop opportunities for yoga teachers and mental health professionals
As a "helping professional" and advocate for trauma informed practices, I provide a variety of workshop and presentation opportunities for yoga teachers and mental health professionals alike. On this page you will find information about upcoming speaking engagements, workshops and presentations intended for anyone interested in learning about yoga as a compassionate tool for trauma healing.
What's the point of getting trained?
As yoga teachers….
Trauma awareness and sensitivity in yoga has become enormously important and widely discussed in recent years. As a result of many exposés on the institutionalized abuse within the yoga world, as well as social justice movements like #metoo and Black Lives Matter, becoming a trauma-informed yoga teacher is now synonymous with increased safety, accessibility and greater professional responsibility.
And yet, rarely ever is the subject of trauma included within any official yoga teacher training! Until this changes (and I believe it will), it is up to us to take independent steps to become informed...
From a mental health perspective, yoga can provide an endless amount of therapeutic benefits in support of trauma therapy and recovery. However there are countless different styles of yoga, and not all are created equal where treating complex trauma is concerned. Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) was specifically developed to provide psychologically safe opportunities for survivors of complex trauma to notice, feel, and interact with their bodies. Based in trauma theory, attachment theory and neuroscience, TCTSY is very different from how yoga is traditionally taught.
Therefore, if you work with trauma-impacted populations, understanding the specific methodology of TCTSY and how to integrate it into treatment can be hugely beneficial to your clients’ therapeutic process...
Available Trainings and Workshops
Introduction to Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga
3 hour presentation-workshop
(2020 Dates TBA)
This presentation-style workshop covers the fundamental theory and underlying principles of Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and includes a look at its methodology. This workshop is appropriate for any yoga teacher or MHP looking to understand and become familiar with TCTSY as a healing modality, and includes an optional demonstration practice.
This workshop is ideal as a module within an official 200 hour yoga teacher training, a stand-alone event at a yoga studio, or a unique element of a professional enrichment day (yom gibush) at an organization or mental health facility.
Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Immersive
(2020 Dates TBA)
This 20-hour workshop is the official prerequisite for acceptance into the flagship 300-hour TCTSY facilitator training with The Center for Trauma and Embodiment (CTE). Over the course of 2.5 days, participants study in depth, the theoretical underpinnings of TCTSY as well as its methodology through various presentations, group discussions, practice opportunities, and self-study. The first Tel Aviv based 20 hour training happened in September 2019, and was led by senior TCTSY facilitator and psychotherapist, Anna Kharaz from the CTE. At the end of the immersive all participants receive a letter of completion.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of Trauma Sensitive Yoga and its practical application within a variety of professional settings. Yoga teachers gain tools and knowledge to make their classes more psychologically accessible, and MHP's gain embodiment skills they can offer clients.