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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training

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

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers and Mental Health Providers

Presented by: Anna Kharaz, LMHC, TCTSY-F with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts.

This weekend immersive professional training is 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.

Together we will investigate 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.

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

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), is an evidence-based intervention that has been rigorously tested and proven to effectively support individuals with complex trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is the only yoga-based practice accepted by SAMSHA and NREPP. It was developed in the United State and today is utilized with children, youth, and adults around the world. TCTSY is open to all people regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, body type and physical ability.

**no yoga certification required for this training**

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, LMHC, TCTSY-F, by vising

We are offering a self-determined way to invest in this training.

The scale is based on your self-determined access to privilege, social capital, and resources. In your self-determination, please consider your positionality of privilege based on aspects of your personhood 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.

Tuition Investment before 7/31/19:
Abundant Access to Resources: $375
Sufficient Access to Resources: $325
Limited Access to Resources: $275

Tuition Investment starting 8/1/19:
Abundant Access to Resources: $400
Sufficient Access to Resources: $350
Limited Access to Resources: $300

***The value of the training is $400

Register by emailing Kelly and paying via Venmo or mailing check made out to Empowered Spaces, LLC to 7602 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Limited need-based scholarships available. Email Kelly Caul
Deadline for scholarships is 7/31/19. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by 8/20/19.

Space is limited! This training last year filled up quickly!!

For questions contact: Kelly 314-952-3199 or

We reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule due to low enrollment prior to the start date. In the case of cancellation, you will be notified as soon as possible, and the full tuition refund will be issued. Please note: Empowered Spaces is not liable for expenses incurred due to cancellation, including but not limited to airline cancellation fees or hotel cancellation fees.

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