Trauma Center – Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a unique intervention based on the robust research that is a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment. It has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for complex trauma.

This training with field expert and mode creator Jenn Turner, is designed to empower practitioners of many disciplines create embodied, trauma-sensitive environments to meet the communities they serve. Based on over 20 years of research, collaboration and direct care, our model of trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY) has helped thousands of people dealing with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex, relational trauma—from military veterans to survivors of chronic abuse and neglect. Through lecture, small group work, and guided practice, this 20-hr workshop explores
  • The latest trauma theories, neurophysiology, and impacts of systemic trauma
  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY
  • An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY
  • Exploration of how power and privilege impact your work
  • Opportunities to practice the material.
Although TCTSY employs physical forms and movements, the focus is on the internal experience of the participant– what the forms feel like instead of what they look like. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TCTSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With this approach, the power resides with the individual, not the TCTSY facilitator.  Further, by focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY provides opportunities for participants to restore their connection between mind and body and to cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of surviving 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 pre-requisites to take this workshop, all are welcome.

Note This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) certification program. (i.e., this training is not a certification but satisfies the requirement for participation in the 300-hour Yoga Alliance-approved TCTSY certification program).



    March 31st, Friday – 2pm – 8 pm
    April 1st, Saturday – 1pm – 8 pm
    April 2nd, Sunday – 11:30am – 4:30pm

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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.