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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training

  • Empowered Spaces 7602 Big Bend Boulevard St. Louis, MO, 63119 (map)

Led by Anna Kharaz, LMHC, TCTSY-F

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Mental Health Providers
This weekend immersive training is brought to you by Empowered Spaces, a space that is committed to providing ongoing education around the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, as well as holistic and effective approaches for healing.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a unique intervention based on the robust research that has emerged from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA. It has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for complex trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is the only yoga-based practice accepted by SAMSHA and NREPP.

This 20-hour training (18 hrs in person, 2 hrs self-study) will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to any anti-oppressive & trauma sensitive work. The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma sensitive movement and breath practices that are vital to the healing process of complex trauma in personal, professional, community-based or system-wide relationships. This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and other health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex, intersectional trauma.

Additionally, it is designed to support those professionals in expanding their current practice to incorporate aspects the Evidence Based Practice of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga; through deepening their understanding of the impacts of complex trauma on the nervous system and broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and breath.

This weekend training qualifies as the pre-requisite for application for Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga's annual certification program. You can learn more about the presenter, Anna Kharaz, by visiting

Tickets are $325 before October 9 and $365 after October 9
There is a $20 fee when you register through Eventbrite. You can also register by contacting Kelly directly and writing a check out to Empowered Spaces, LLC.

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