Trauma Sensitive Yoga West (CYA-RYS-CE Member)

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  • Location: Canmore, Alberta Canada
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  • Service Offered: Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Type of Certification Granted: Trauma Sensitive Yoga
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  • Date Joined: August 20, 2018

School Info

Trauma Sensitive Yoga West offers a 20-hr training in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), a pre-requisite for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification. Yoga Teachers and professionals working with trauma survivors will walk away from this training with skills to integrate a trauma informed lens into a yoga class and/or clinical practice. These courses are offered through out Canada, most frequently in British Columbia and Alberta.

Course Outline

Training Objectives:
Participants develop a trauma informed lens to integrate into professional practice (health care provider, professional body worker, yoga teacher, mental health practitioner) through the training:
- Develop a foundational understanding of long term trauma
- Relate principles of trauma theory, attachment theory, and neuroscience to the methodology of TCTSY
- The application of invitational and inquiry based language within delivery of practice

Course Content Summary and Hours Outline:

Pre-course Reading (5 + hrs)

History of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) (0.5 hr)

What is Trauma? (1.5 hr)

Theoretical Underpinnings of TCTSY (1 hr)
- Trauma Theory
- Attachment Theory
- Neuroscience
- Treatment goals of TCTSY

TCTSY Methodology: Domains of a TSY yoga class (2.5 hr)

Key Themes of TCTSY (0.5)

Practice Dynamics and Considerations (0.5 hr)

Trauma Sensitive Breath (0.5 hr)

Research Studies and Findings on TCTSY (0.5 hr)

Application and outcomes of the TCTSY training (0.5 hr)

TCTSY Movement Practice (3 hrs)

Practice Teach (2 hrs)

Other (2 hrs)