March 2021 TCTSY Remote 3-hour Workshop

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

Half-day ONLINE Introductory Workshop (3 hours)

March 27th, 2020 9:00am-12:00pm


Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  A program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (CFTE) at JRI, it is the only empirically validated yoga-based practice of its kind to have met the criteria for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Policies (NREPP).

This 3-hour introductory workshop will emphasize the core components of the practice of trauma-sensitive yoga, and how those fundamental elements relate to any anti-oppressive and trauma-informed work.  Designed for anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex trauma, this training will review the significant effects of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships (interpersonal and systemic), as well as the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of the TCTSY model.  Participants may include, but are not limited to, yoga instructors, social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, activists, bodyworkers and healers, or other health care professionals.

Experiential in design, this workshop is intended to support participants in expanding their current clinical or movement-based practice to incorporate some of the TCTSY methodology, focusing on movements and language that actively share power and agency with practitioners.  Key aspects of how to build a trauma-sensitive yoga class or program will also be explored.

There are NO prerequisites to attend this training

This training can stand alone as a general framework to apply within diverse contexts

(clinical, medical, educational, humanitarian, personal inquiry, daily life, etc.).

ALL are welcome.

** The Half-Day Workshop is a CONDENSED version

of our 20-hour Trainings (content outline for reference) **

**Frequently Asked Questions**


Presented by:

Emily Lapolice, LICSW, RYT, TCTSY-F



Saturday March 27th – 9:00am-12:00pm  EST


This training will be offered REMOTELY, using ZOOM as a learning platform.


Hosted/Sponsored by:

Wonder Yoga in Arlington, MA



$50 for Wonder VIP Monthly/Annual Members
$60 for the General Public


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Emily:  


Optional Reading:

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment by David Emerson.

Articles found on the TCTSY website