TSY Teacher Training

Blossom House offers three trainings in Trauma Sensitive  methods and research for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and other health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex, intersectional trauma.

20-Hour TCTSY Training

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices. TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice endorsed by SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs & Practices.

The 20-Hour TCTSY professional training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, 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 professionals in expanding their current practice to incorporate the evidence based practice of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

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 and 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.

This 20-hour training (17 hrs in class, 3 hrs independent study) is based on sound research from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for the​ 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program. This training also fulfills 20 hours of Continuing Education with YACEP.

See the SCHEDULE page for current offerings, dates, times, and registration. The next 20-Hour training is November 22 - 24 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

 

Half-Day TCTSY & TIY Trainings

These two trainings detail the methods of a variety of Trauma Sensitive Yoga approaches ranging from specific Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) methods to Somatic Experiencing and self-regulation Trauma Informed-Yoga (TIY) techniques. The half-day trainings are offered once monthly from noon to 3:00 pm and from 4:00 to 7:00 pm each second Saturday. These trainings, divided into Part I and Part II, are offered as stand alone courses that can be taken consecutively on the same day or at different times. These two trainings also fulfill 6 Contact Hours of Continuing Education with YACEP.

Suggested donation is $25 for Part I, $25 for Part II, or $40 for the full day of training.

The half-day trainings are free for Yoga Service Project Alaska volunteers and are also offered on a sliding scale.

 

See the SCHEDULE page for current offerings, dates, times, and registration. The next half-day TCTSY and TIY trainings are September 14, October 12, and December 14.

Half-Day TCTSY Training Part I

Join us for a half-day seminar on the current research, methods, and practice of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). In this half-day training you'll learn about the leading research informing the development of TSY methods and engage in a brief practice of TCTSY. Jody Hassel, MFA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F, will facilitate this workshop based on her training with the Trauma Center.

 

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.

 

The Center for Trauma and Embodiment is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival. The Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.

 

This training is a single half-day seminar offered multiple times for a suggested donation of $25 and is FREE for Blossom House Seva Yoga volunteers. The training also fulfills 3 Contact Hours of Continuing Education with YACEP.

See the SCHEDULE page for current offerings, dates, times, and registration. The next half-day TCTSY trainings are September 14, October 12, and December 14.

Half-Day TIY Training Part II

Part II of Blossom House's half-day training seminar is on the current research, methods, and practice of Trauma Informed Yoga (TIY). In this second training you'll learn about other current schools of thought and how their research and methods inform the practice of Trauma Informed Yoga (TIY). We will discuss the spectrum of methods ranging from Trauma Center TSY methods to Somatic Experiencing and self regulation TIY techniques by engaging in a brief practice followed by lecture and discussion. Jody Hassel, MFA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F, will facilitate this workshop based on her training with a variety of programs and instructors including the Trauma Center, Hala Khouri, and Yoga Behind Bars.

 

Hala Khouri M.A., E-RYT is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling--a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change. Hala is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a technique which focuses on trauma’s impact on the body-mind and ways to resolve it.

 

Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) is a nonprofit organization in Washington state dedicated to bringing yoga and meditation to prisons, jails, and detention centers. YBB is committed to breaking the cycle of suffering by giving people behind bars the opportunity to heal their trauma, reduce stress, and promote safety while in prison and once released.

 

This training is Part II of the TSY half-day seminar and will be offered multiple times for a suggested donation of $25 and is FREE for Blossom House Seva Yoga volunteers. You are welcome to take this training on the same day as Part I or any other time. The training fulfills 3 Contact Hours of Continuing Education with YACEP.

See the SCHEDULE page for current offerings, dates, times, and registration. The next half-day TIY trainings are September 14, October 12, and December 14.

Healing Trauma Through Yoga

TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA TRAINING

INSTRUCTOR: David Emerson E-RYT, TCTSY-F

3-PART ONLINE COURSE / 4 CEUS

In this highly informative and practical e-course, author David Emerson explores the latest research, theories and techniques related to yoga and trauma. It is designed for students, teachers, clinicians, and survivors.