Copy of TCTSY_Logo_Orange.png

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention. In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience. Unlike many public yoga classes, TCTSY does not use physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant's physical form. Rather, TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Participants will not have to talk to other participants, making this class more comfortable for those individuals who find it difficult to be in groups.

TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA PROMOTES

  • Present moment awareness

  • Shared authentic experience

  • Identification of physical and emotional feelings

  • Personal experimentation, choice, curiosity, and self-care

  • Coping skills to increase self-control, self-care, and self-regulation

  • Increase capacity for emotional and physical intimacy

  • Self-awareness and introspection, behavioral change, cognitive change, self-acceptance, and sense of connection with others

Available Groups in Denver, CO

 

ABOUT: Each group is a closed group series so it will be the same group of people for the entire series. The weekly classes will have a new theme each week. Research shows that the more often a person participates in trauma sensitive yoga, the better and longer lasting their results are.

REGISTRATION: Click on the above images to register - registration must be done in advance.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own yoga mat. If you’d like you’re welcome to bring a water bottle.

OTHER: There will be no physical hands on assists. Participants will not have to talk to other participants, making this class more comfortable for those individuals who find it difficult to be in groups.

LOCATION: A Living Arts Centre 2231 S Platte River Dr, Denver, CO

OTHER QUESTIONS? Contact Gretchen

To read more information about TCTSY click HERE. To read the research for TCTSY please click HERE.

“For real change to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger has passed and to live in the reality of the present.


BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
The Body Keeps the Score

Trauma Sensitive Yoga is for

  • Feeling empty, disconnectedness, or a sense of hopelessness in relationship to your body

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Numbing

  • Seemingly unexplainable body aches or pain

  • Disordered eating

  • Body image concerns

  • Loneliness

  • Tendency towards isolation

  • Survivor of abuse

  • Feeling like you’re crazy or something is wrong with you



IMG_20150504_214414.jpg

Although the above may describe you, you are not alone. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. These feelings and experiences may be due to the impact past trauma has had on your body. Past traumatic life events can impact the parts of your brain that connect your mind and your body. This is a wonderful survival mechanism that works as trauma is occurring. However. once the trauma has passed, this can feel like a disempowering and scary way to live. TCTSY may be able to help bring those parts of your brain back online helping to relieve many of the symptoms of trauma and leading to a more harmonious life. I hope to see you in the next group!