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.


“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”
New Moon in Taurus + Trauma-Sensitive Yoga via Zoom

Sat, April 30, 2022 via Zoom

12:30pm–2:30pm PDT / 4:30pm–6:30pm CDT


The New Moon / Partial Solar Eclipse is exact at 10 degrees Taurus at 1:28pm Pacific (3:28pm Central) on Sat, April 30th. This alignment will occur halfway through the workshop, when we begin the yoga portion of our time together. 🙂
In this workshop, I will give a presentation on the energies of this Taurus New Moon which includes a mix of predominantly Taurus and Pisces, along with the planets Mars, Uranus, Venus and Jupiter.
We will also explore the potentials of this current eclipse season and look back to past eclipses along the Taurus/Scorpio nodal axis, which may be fruitful for understanding what this current eclipse cycle is about for you personally.
There will be time for reflection and optional sharing, then we will move into a gentle Trauma-Sensitive Yoga practice. The practice will center around the invitation to explore personal agency and authentic choice-making (Mars + Uranus), compassionate relationship with ourselves (Venus + Jupiter in Pisces) and interoception, which is the experience of noticing what we are feeling in our bodies (Taurus).
This event will be recorded and everyone who signs up will receive the recording. If you cannot attend live, know that I will send out the recording within an hour or so after the workshop is finished. This workshop is open to all genders.


Please submit $40 to reserve your spot via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal –
Venmo – @Jessa-Walters

I will send you a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the workshop once I receive your payment.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds for this event. Everyone will receive a recording.

I felt empowered to choose what felt good for me in my body. At times I just did my own thing, following what my body and mind needed in the moment.

Gini L.

“The class was just what I needed, and I loved all the choices given. I enjoyed the freedom of staying in poses longer or trying different ones to see which best suited me. It felt powerful being part of a collective.”

Nicola S.

“Experiencing your trauma-sensitive yoga class over Zoom gave me a real taste of this beautiful tool. I felt how it can have a significant impact, all the choice and softness felt healing to all parts of my being. I feel inspired to start speaking to myself the way you spoke to us – slowly, gently, with patience, warmth and spaciousness. How we speak to ourselves is how we speak to Life, isn’t it?!”


Gergana Lambreva, Craniosacral Therapist

I offer one-on-one or small group trauma-sensitive yoga sessions via Zoom, Skype or phone. The yoga itself is a gentle practice. A session can be anywhere from 30-60 mins. My rate is $65 for 30 mins and $125 for an hour. If you wish, the audio of your session can be recorded for you. There is time for a brief check in, if desired, at the beginning of a session and then we move into the yoga practice leaving several minutes at the end for bringing closure to the experience. It can be useful to have a therapist for support in addition to the trauma-sensitive yoga practice.

To book a session, you may submit payment via my PayPal link ($65 or $125):

Once I receive your payment, I will contact you via email to set up a time for your session. If you’d like to be in touch through email before booking a session, you can reach me at

I offer customized Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training modules, whether it be for a yoga teacher training program, an organization, a mental health clinic or simply open to the public. These modules range from 1–4 hours in length. I also offer a daylong intensive, “Trauma, the Body & Yoga,” with Daniel Gaustad, DC, SE, RYT. Please view one of our past intensives below.

Seated Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice (17 mins)

by Jessa Walters | Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practices

Body Scan Practice (17 mins)

by Jessa Walters | Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practices