Trauma Sensitive Yoga Foundational Training
This 20-hour Online training (16 hrs live content, 4 hrs self-study) is based on research from the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute. It is specifically designed for social workers, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex Trauma. The course will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma sensitive movement and breath practices that are vital to the healing process. This workshop utilizes an anti-oppressive lens through which we will develop an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and neuroscience. This workshop also emphasizes the methodology of TCTSY so that participants will leave with tangible tools they can immediately apply within their professional scope of practice.
Participants may include, but are not limited to, yoga instructors, social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, activists, physical therapists, bodyworkers, or other health care professionals.
While this training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for the 300-hour TCTSY Certification Program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, There are NO prerequisites to attend this training. This training can stand alone as a general framework to apply within diverse contexts (clinical, medical, educational, humanitarian, personal inquiry, etc.). ALL are welcome.
Saturday April 17: 9am-12:30pm & 2pm-5pm
Sunday April 18: 9am to 1pm
Saturday April 24: 9am-12:30pm & 2pm-4pm
We are offering a self-determined way to invest in this training. The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege and social capital. As you reflect on which fee is right for you, you are encouraged to consider aspects of your identity that do, or do not, grant you privilege/access to social capital e.g. race, gender & sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background, able-bodied-ness, etc. Tickets range between $300 and $400.
We are able to offer limited scholarships for this workshop. To apply, please complete this form by March 27, 2021.
Please note that this training does not certify participants to become yoga instructors, but rather offers tools and techniques that each participant can incorporate within their own professional scope of practice. Additionally, though many of us may have personal experiences of trauma, this training is not an intervention for individual healing. Talking and learning about trauma, even in the context of a training, can be activating.
Emily's Bio: Emily Lapolice is an Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga-Facilitator (TCTSY-F) in private practice in Arlington, MA who specializes in Complex Trauma and perinatal mental health. She received her MSW from New York University in 2006, and has worked in day-treatment, inpatient, school-based, and out-patient mental health settings in both New York City and Boston for the past 15 years. Emily is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), certified in both children’s and prenatal yoga, and is a member of the training and supervisory faculty at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA. She is currently working on projects to bring more awareness and evidenced based research to the field of perinatal mental health and trauma. Emily is also a writer and a mother to two young boys. You can find out more about Emily and her practice at www.iwtherapies.com.
Anna's Bio: Anna is a licensed therapist and certified trauma sensitive yoga facilitator. In addition to seeing clients for therapy and yoga, she serves as an adjunct faculty member and supervisor for the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute. She offers workshops and professional trainings across the United States and internationally to help healthcare providers, educators, mental health professionals, yoga teachers, and body workers better understand the impacts of trauma and implement trauma-informed practices in their work. Her approach to therapy, yoga and education draws from a background in neuroscience, continued education in mental health and psychology, and a lifelong commitment to better understanding human suffering, health and healing. You can learn more about Anna by visiting www.wholehumancounseling.com.
-Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com
- Center for Trauma and Embodiment