You'll learn about:

  • Compassionately working with a trauma specific classroom.

  • The trauma survivor's nervous system.

  • Best languaging practices.

  • And, much more.

  • EXPERIENCE

    Our lead trainer has 10,000+ hours of facilitation experience and years of training in trauma specific body movement in addition to doctor-led body psychology training.

  • PASSION

    Our lead trainer's work is published on the subject of Post Traumatic Growth in USA TODAY, and has spoken around the country. She continues to share her own life journey on social media to help break the stigma around mental health.

  • LONGEVITY

    Our Lead Trainer has teamed up with doctors and thought leaders around the country to bring both this program and her latest trauma resolution book to the world on best Trauma Cooperative Yoga® practices based on her modern science research.

The World Needs More TCY® Trained Facilitators because...

  • Yoga Teachers risk the chance of losing their audience if the survivor's courage to show up on the yoga mat isn't met with the correct expression of empathy, and quantifiable compassion. Trauma survivors are too often met with hyper-concern over their outward mannerisms or anatomy. In Trauma Cooperative Yoga® we make sure to teach you how to make the inner-adjustment as a facilitator in order to best excel in one's practice, and as a leader.

  • As Dr. Peter Levine says, "In trauma, the sensations get stuck in one place. So, through contact with body sensations we can begin to move out of this fixity which is trauma and back into flow aka fluid experience of ourselves. This transformation is ultimately what frees us from the binds of trauma."

  • The National Trauma Institute reports that each year trauma accounts for 41 million emergency department visits, and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the United States. Many of these survivors walk around with unresolved trauma without the chance to build awareness that they are capable of positively affecting their lives as a key part of their own recovery. Yoga holds a neutral space where the impact of both trauma and conscious movement may be observed.

  • The National Trauma Institute revealed that it is because trauma is a "disease that affects all ages of people," the life years lost to trauma are equal to the life years lost from cancer, heart disease, and HIV combined. Whereas this is a sad fact, we as wellness facilitators have the chance of rewriting the collective narrative around trauma, and it's often resulting shame in our communities, so long as we know how to promote a shame-free environment, as Trauma Cooperative Yoga® teaches us.

  • Post Traumatic Stress has been reported by Medical Boards as being a contagious disease. This means that the more conscious we are of the people in our classrooms the more able we are to ignite a sense of well-being. Instead, of unconsciously expanding a sense of dis-ease in our communities.

  • As Dr. Van der Kolk, an original researcher, is quoted: "Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner-experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves." Van der Kolk's writing also points to the following, "In research supported by the National Institutes of Health, my colleagues and I have shown that ten weeks of yoga practice markedly reduced PTSD symptoms of patients who had failed to respond to any medication or to any other treatment." TCY® provides a safe place to merge fact with experience and one on one time with our lead trainer.