Online Trauma Sensitive Yoga Foundational Training

Submitted by Nicki Mosley on September 08, 2020@12:58:PM

This 20 hr (15 contact hours) workshop is designed for yoga teachers, mental health care professionals, and health care providers who want to apply a trauma informed lens using the evidence-based techniques of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). This training is beneficial for healing professions supporting trauma survivors in journey of recovery.
* Note:
- You DO NOT need to be a certified yoga instructor to attend.
- No yoga experience necessary to attend.
- This is training is accessible for all fitness levels and body types.

Training Details:
This anti-oppressive approach to healing supports recovery from individual and collective long-term trauma through movement, present moment experiences and choice.
The generative training will provide tools for understanding the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system and how this practice could facilitate peace building from within through an embodied practice. Participants will learn to foster this anti-oppressive approach to healing through the application of a trauma-informed lens. Developing an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology, participants foster skills to facilitate a movement and breath practice that could support healing from long term trauma.
TCTSY is an adjunct treatment grounded in the western medical model with robust research demonstrating successful outcomes for those with treatment resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is the only yoga technique registered as an evidence based practice with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) in the United States.
This training is the pre-requisite required to apply for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification Program with the Trauma Center.


Please prioritize a plan for self care throughout the weekend of the training. The training can be demanding and it is supportive to create space for integration and digestion of material, whether in nature, with loved ones, or some quiet, alone time. There is the possibility of being triggered by material or content that might come up in discussions, therefore please come prepared with tools and resources that support your nervous system.

Friday Sept 18, 2020. 4pm-7pm MTN
Saturday Sept 19, 2020. 9am-12pm/2-5pm MTN
Sunday Sept 20, 2020. 9am-12pm/1-5pm MTN
*Please note all these times are listed in Mountain Standard Time and adjust the time according to your location. All these times include lunch and breaks throughout the day.

Online via Zoom Platform

Tuition Investment:
Access to abundant spending (Supporter): $430
Access to sufficient spending (Sustainer): $395
Access to limited spending (Community): $375
*The value of the training is $440, however due to the current circumstances of Covid19, we are reducing rates while always offering a self-determined way to invest in the training based on your access to financial and social resources. All participants receive the same training resources.
The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, & social capital. In your self-determination, please consider your positionality of privilege. You are encouraged to self-assess this based on aspects of your personhood (e.g. race, gender & sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background, able-bodied-ness, etc.) that do, or do not, grant you access to social capital
Please choose the self-determined amount register with your payment. Space is limited for the online event.
**5% of total earnings will be donated either to an organization supporting communities impacted by Covid19 or an organization run by a member of the BIPOC community contributing to anti-racist work. I’m still researching trusted organizations and will communicate it once confirmed. Suggestions welcomed via email at

Financial Opportunities:
*If providing a lump sum payment is not accessible for you at this time, payment plans are available. Please note all payments must be received prior to the course start date.
*If impacted by Covid19 there are scholarships available. Please reach out via email to request more information.
If you are interested in any of these financial opportunities, please email Nicola at

You can register with Eventbrite or on the Trauma Sensitive Yoga West website:

Facilitator Bio:
Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.
As a passionate yoga practitioner, Nicola integrated yoga with her Masters in Social Work. Her practicum led to studying Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) in Boston at the Trauma Center. Learning with David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services and co-author of the book ‘Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga’ inspired her to continue developing her understanding to support teaching this technique. She become a certified TCTSY Facilitator after the 300 hr certification in 2014 and has had the fortunate opportunity to work as a Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment since then.
Nicola is a registered social worker (RSW) offering trainings through out Canada and in Southern Africa, as well as private TCTSY sessions and classes. In addition, she integrates yoga into wilderness expeditions to support therapeutic experiences and opportunities for healing, as well as within clinical settings as a Program Therapist at treatment center for those healing from addiction.