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Trauma Sensitive Yoga Foundation Workshop, Christchurch

October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


This two day, evidence-based, foundation workshop will introduce mental health professionals to the core concepts and applications of the highly regarded, evidence based yoga program for adults and youth affected by PTSD, CPTSD, developmental, and/or complex trauma, dissociative disorders and other related emotional and behavioural difficulties, TC-TSY. Developed at the Trauma Center since 2003 and part of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), USA, since 2006.  TC-TSY is the ONLY yoga program that has been recognised as a clinical adjunctive treatment for trauma in the USA by SAMSHA:NREPP (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices)

In this workshop mental health professionals will be introduced to specific practices and theory to support you to facilitate movement and breath practices that are trauma aware and trauma-sensitive. There will be opportunities for presentations, live demonstrations, experiential learning by doing, lived experience and an opportunity to work in small groups with maximum in-the-seat learning in a supportive atmosphere. The workshop will also introduce you to:

  • The relationship of TC-TSY on current trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Some of the core theoretical underpinnings and methods of the TC-TSY model that can be applied to facilitating trauma-sensitive somatic practices
  • The evidence base involving TC-TSY 
  • Applications of Trauma aware, Trauma-sensitive and Trauma-informed yoga in individual and group therapy, as well as general yoga classes 

Suitable for health and mental health professionals (medical professionals, allied health professionals, clinicians, counsellors, mental health educators, mental health peer and carer workers etc.)

Facilitated by TCTSY JRI Licensed Trainer and TCTSY Facilitator, Kristen Pringle (Senior Mental Health Clinician, Clinical Educator, Occupational Therapist, Yoga Therapist & Senior Yoga Teacher), this workshop is part of the Trauma Center Yoga Program & the Center of Trauma & Embodiment at JRI, and therefore is the ONLY Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop/trainings in New Zealand accredited by JRI & the Director of the Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI David Emerson.


October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am
October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Riccarton Park
165 Racecourse Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
03 336 0055