Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Jessa Walters has completed the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) certification with David Emerson through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston. Jessa began teaching TCTSY in 2013 as part of a study through the University of Minnesota and the Domestic Abuse Project researching TCTSY as a viable clinical treatment for trauma.

 

TRAUMA, THE BODY & YOGA WORKSHOP

April 7, 2018 from 9:30am–5pm

at Yess Yoga Studio in Minneapolis, MN

Facilitated by Jessa Walters, MA, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Daniel Gaustad, DC, RYT, this workshop is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers-in-training and yoga students who are interested in exploring the connection between trauma and the body.

Participants will learn about neurological and physiological responses in the body during times of stress. We will explore how these responses become dysregulated as a result of chronic stress, single-event trauma and complex trauma. Keeping these responses in mind, we will discuss how to hold trauma sensitive space in a yoga class.

Jessa and Dan will guide embodied (somatic) practices throughout the day, including a trauma-sensitive yoga practice. Continuing education credits for this workshop are available for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.

Jessa Walters completed the 300-hour TCTSY certification with David Emerson through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute based in Boston. Jessa began teaching TCTSY in 2013 as part of a study through the University of MN and the Domestic Abuse Project researching TCTSY as a viable clinical treatment for trauma. 

Daniel Gaustad is currently participating in the 3-year Somatic Experiencing Professional Trauma Training Program. He has completed the 40-hour TCTSY training at Kripalu with David Emerson and has been teaching yoga to men in recovery since 2012. He also integrates trauma-sensitivity into his practice as a chiropractor. www.uptownom.com

Fee: $150

 You may register here.

“No intervention that takes power away from the individual can possibly foster their recovery, no matter how much it appears to be in their immediate best interest.” –Judith Herman “Trauma and Recovery”