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20-Hour TCTSY
Foundational Training


September 29 - October 1, 2023
or Online
Anchorage, Alas

Thrive Integrative medicine



Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a unique intervention based on the robust research that has emerged from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA. TCTSY has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for Complex Trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is the only yoga-based practice accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)  and listed with the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

This 20-hour training (15 hours live, 5 hours independent study) will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to any anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive methodologies of treatment. The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement using forms of hatha yoga and breath practices that are vital to the healing process of complex trauma.

This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, other health care professionals, and anyone who is looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex, intersectional trauma. There are no prerequisites to take this workshop, all are welcome.

Additionally, it is designed to support those professionals in expanding their current practice to incorporate aspects of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) through expanding their knowledge of the impacts of complex trauma on the nervous system and broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and breath.

This program includes

  • The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology

  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY

  • An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY

  • Opportunities to practice the methods

This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for application for Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga's 300-Hour Annual Certification program and is eligible for Yoga Alliance CEs (15 live, 5 independent study). Continuing Education units will be available through Yoga Alliance (YA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and state licensing boards (as requested). Please let us know if you need Continuing Education hours.



September 29-October 1, 2023

FRIDAY, SEP 29   6:00 - 9:00 P.M. AKDT

SATURDAY, SEP 30  11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. AKDT

                                            3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. AKDT

SUNDAY, OCT 1  10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. AKDT

                                            3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. AKDT


How much you pay for training and practice can be an act of justice. For those of you who can afford to pay on the higher end of the scale, your payment helps to support those who cannot. This is one way to leverage our privilege and stand for equity for everyone. If you cannot pay the higher end suggested, consider what is authentically sustainable for you, and pay that.

                                                                          SLIDING SCALE:
$400   | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$350   | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$300 | Community Rate (discounted), scholarships also available

*The value of the training is $350

If you would like to pay other than the market value of $350 you can do so by contacting Jody Hassel at Registration payment will reserve your seat at this training and is due by the first day of each training. TO REGISTER EMAIL VALERIE KERN:








Jody is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program. She facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community. Blossom House's Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling. Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga and the arts. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga. Jody can be reached at

About TCTSY: website

About JRI: website

Questions about this training may be directed to Jody Hassel:

20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need to be a yoga teacher to attend? 


No, anyone interested in learning more is welcome and many kinds of professionals attend including mental health professionals, educators, nurses, body workers, nutritionists, wellness and life coaches, etc.


What credentials will I have after completing the training?


You will receive a completion letter showing that you have received 20 hours of training from the Center For Trauma and Embodiment in Boston. This training does not certify you as a TCTSY-Facilitator, however it is a prerequisite for the 300-Hour TCTSY-F Certification Program. 


Do you offer CEUs or CEs?


CEs are offered to Registered Yoga Teachers who are registered with Yoga Alliance. CEUs for mental health and social work professionals are currently pending AK State approval and can be obtained retroactively if the process takes longer than expected. You can also contact your board for more information and offer your letter of completion to your board with their prior approval.


What should I consider regarding self care?


During the training, it's possible that emotions and trauma responses may arise due to the content of the training. Please feel welcome to support your emotional and physical needs. You're welcome to move in and out of the session at any time as needed.


Is there any home study?


There are several hours of self study assigned for Saturday night making the training a total of 20 hours.


What should I wear?


While this is a professional training, please wear comfortable clothing that you feel you can move in for practicing yoga and keeping warm or cool. Much of the material is facilitated through inquiry, discussion, and with slides. We will also have various yoga practices throughout the training along with group practicum and practice teaching opportunities.

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Jody Hassel, M.F.A., E-RYT 500, TCTSY-F, YACEP
​Fairbanks, Alaska
Licensed 20-Hour TCTSY Trainer
Mentor, 300-Hour Certification Program

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