October, 2023 TCTSY 20-hour Online Training

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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

20-hour ONLINE Training

OCTOBER 5th-26th, 2023 (4 consecutive THURSDAYS)


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 20-hour (16 hours synchronous remote learning; 4 hours self-study) foundational training 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 (personal, professional 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, participants will gain specific tools to both practice and facilitate trauma-sensitive movement and breath practices vital to the healing process of complex trauma.  This training 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.

 While this training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for the

300-hour TCTSY Certification Program with the

Center for Trauma and Embodiment,

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.

*Training Content OUTLINE*

*Frequently Asked Questions*






Presented by:

Emily Lapolice, LICSW, TCTSY-F of Integrative Wellness Therapies in Arlington, MA on the Unceded Lands of the Pawtucket and Massachusett Peoples



OCTOBER 5th-26th, 2023 (*4 consecutive THURSDAYS)



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

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16 hours “in person” (synchronous remote learning); 4 hours “independent-study”

  • THURSDAY October 5th, 2023: 12-4pm EST (4 hours)
  • THURSDAY October 12th, 2023: 12-4pm EST (4 hours)
  • THURSDAY October 19th, 2023: 12-4pm EST (4 hours)
  • THURSDAY October 26th, 2023: 12-4pm EST (4 hours)



We are offering a self-determined way to invest in this training. The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege and social capital.

As you reflect on which fee feels right for you, you are encouraged to consider aspects of your identity that do, or do not, grant you privilege/access to social capital e.g. race, gender, sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background, able-bodied-ness, etc.


Investment ranges between $325 and $450             

You’re welcome to consider this framework, when thinking of what you can contribute to this training:

Access to Abundant Resources  (supports you & another participant with less access to resources, and offers a $50 contribution to our Scholarship Fund): $450

Access to Increased Resources  (supports you & another participant with less access to resources): $400

Access to Sufficient Resources (pays for you): $375

Access to Limited Resources (discounted to support your financial needs): $325


Other Financial Opportunities Available:

  • If providing a lump sum payment is not accessible for you at this time, PAYMENT PLANS are available.

          *Please note all payments must be received prior to the course start date.

  • To avoid Eventbrite fees, Venmo or PayPal are also available – please email Emily for more details.

***If you recognize your positionality financially impacts your access to this training, there are SCHOLARSHIPS available.***  

Please reach out via email to request more information.



If you are interested in any of these financial opportunities, or have any questions, feel free to contact

Emily: emily@iwtherapies.com 


Optional Reading:

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

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

Articles found on the TCTSY website


Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made 7 days in advance of the event. All cancellations less than 7 days are subject to a 20% administration fee. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to the event.