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20 hour (IN PERSON) TCTSY Foundational Training – Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022

These 20-hour Foundational Trainings from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (Brookline, MA) are intended to support yoga teachers and therapists to make their work more trauma-informed and to support those working in the mental health field to bring the body into treatment when working with people affected by PTSD, developmental and/or complex trauma.

November 18-20, 2022

Friday November 18, 5-8 pm
November 19, 9-12 & 2-6
November 20, 9-12 & 2-6


The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma-sensitive movement and breath practices, and 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 work.


TCTSY has foundations in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga.

In 2017, TCTSY became the first dedicated yoga program listed as an evidence-based program/practice for the treatment of psychological trauma. By focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma.

This is the primary pre-training required to apply to the 300-hour Certification Program in TCTSY. Topics of study include:

  • Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience (Interoceptive Theory)
    • Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma (How Trauma Impacts the Brain)
    • Spectrum of Trauma Impacts & Complex Trauma as Lived Experience
    • Power, Oppression, & Intersectionality
    • Building Trauma Sensitive Relationships
    • TCTSY Practice and Practice Facilitation
    • Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology
    • Challenges in Implementing TCTSY
    • Overview of Research & Studies on TCTSY


Approved for CECs

Foundational Trainings are approved for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CECs)


18.5 CECs with International Association of Yoga Therapists

*Please note, if there are changes in COVID19 public health guidance there is the possibility of this training shifting to an online format. Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.



$295 (Scholarship Rate – a limited number available for each training, reserved for people who experience systemic oppression and would otherwise not be able to afford to access due to debt/unemployment/underemployment)

$425 (Regular Rate – pays for you. Designed for people able to meet their basic needs)

$470 (Pay-it-Forward rate – contributes to the scholarship rate and increases access. Designed for people able to comfortably meet all of their basic needs as well as having some expendable income).

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Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
Sat, Sun
9:00 - 3:00pm
Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
5:00 - 8:00pm
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