Trauma Informed Yoga Session

What is Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)?

TCTSY is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In comparison with CPT (cognitive processing therapy), the gold standard in therapy treatments, TCTSY yielded quicker symptom improvement, higher participant retention, and an equally sustained effect.

The TCTSY methodology is based on central components of hatha yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical movements. Elements of standard hatha yoga are modified to maximize experiences of empowerment and designed to help cultivate a more positive relationship with one’s body.

What to expect from a TCTSY session

Every yoga session will incorporate choice-based yoga movement and breathwork, inviting participants to explore movement at their own pace. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with their body in a supportive and predictable environment. This practice can be done sitting in a chair or on a yoga mat. The facilitator will practice along with the participant throughout the session.

  • Individuals do not have to be flexible or physically strong.
  • No yoga experience is needed.
  • No special yoga clothes are required. Wear clothing that is comfortable for you.
  • This practice has no hands-on assists.
Ready to move towards healing?

For more information or to schedule a trauma-sensitive yoga session, contact Shawn by email at