Continuing Education

About the Training: 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 virtual training (16 hours online, 4 hours self-study) will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, and how they relate to any anti-oppressive and 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. 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. There are no prerequisites to take this workshop; all are welcome. Additionally, it is designed to support those professionals in expanding their current practice to incorporate aspects the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) through expanding their knowledge of the impacts of complex trauma on the nervous system and broadening their repertoire with trauma sensitive movement and breath. This virtual training qualifies as the prerequisite for application for Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga’s annual certification program. There are two scholarships spots available for someone who embodies complex positionality.

Please email Jenn at to request a scholarship.


  • Wednesday July 29th 6-9:30pm
  • Saturday August 1st 8-1pm
  • Wednesday August 5th 6-9:30pm
  • Saturday August 8th 8-1pm

Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20-Hour Virtual Training

  • Date: Wednesday 29th July, 2020 from 6:00 PM until Saturday 8th August, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  • Location: Online


Urban Yoga Retreat with Jennifer Turner
Jennifer Turner

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Turner, LMHC, RYT, TCTSY-F
Director of Training- The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI

Jenn has had the honor of working with survivors of trauma for over a decade. Along with working in private practice as a trauma-informed therapist, Jenn has been leading TCTSY classes for women at the Trauma Center since 2008 where she also oversees the teaching team. She delivered the intervention and developed protocol for the first ever NIH study that examined the effects of yoga on treatment-resistant PTSD. She leads trainings in TCTSY throughout the U.S, provides consultation to organizations on how to become more trauma sensitive and offers clinical supervision. In 2018, Jenn co-founded the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.


Wednesday 29th July, 2020 from 6:00 PM until Saturday 8th August, 2020 at 1:00 PM