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Official TC-TSY Wksp Melb, VIC- Trauma Sensitive Yoga-2 days

Trauma Center

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)


20hr Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Foundation Workshop



A 2 day Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Health Professionals, Educators 

& Mental Health Workers  - Melbourne, VIC



Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020

This 20hr, 2 day Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundation Workshop, (with pre workshop studty), will introduce you to the foundations, core concepts and applications of the highly regarded, evidence based yoga program for adults and youth affected by PTSD, CPTSD, developmental, and/or complex trauma, dissociative disorders and other related emotional and behavioural difficulties, TC-TSY  Developed at the Trauma Center since 2003 and part of JRI since 2006.

TC-TSY is the ONLY yoga program that has been recognised as a clinical adjunctive treatment for trauma in the USA by SAMSHA:NREPP (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices), which is uniquely why this trauma-sensitive yoga workshop will assist the people you work with!   


This workshop is intended to inspire yoga teachers to make their classes more trauma-aware and to support health providers to bring the body into treatment when working with people affected by traumatic stress and complex trauma.

With more Trauma focussed yoga trainings becoming available you can be assured that this workshop introduces you to practices and principles that have continued to be researched since 2003, practised clinically, and delivered within communities across the globe. We encourage you to investigate the benefits of TC-TSY, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga & this workshop via www.traumasensitiveyoga.com  and https://jri.org/services/behavioral-health-and-trauma/center-for-trauma-and-embodiment and http://www.traumacenter.org/products/publications.php


In this workshop you will be introduced to specific practices and principles to support you to facilitate movement and breath work that are trauma aware, trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed. Additionally you will receive an introduction to: 


  • Current trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Some of the core theoretical underpinnings and methods of the TC-TSY model
  • The evidence base involving TC-TSY                                                                                                 


WHEN: Sunday 14/03/20 & Sunday 15/03/20

Saturday 14/03/20: 9.30am to 6.30pm

Sunday 15/03/20: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Light morning and/or afternoon teas provided, lunch is self-catering/BYO, please indicate dietary requirements when booking.


WHERE: Downward Duck & Co,  56 Garnsworthy Street, Springvale, VIC



INVESTMENT: $545 Early bird (until 6/03/2020), $595 inc GST Full Price thereafter, $495 inc GST, Concession Rate 


As this is a 20hr workshop, condensed into 2 days, approximately 4 hours of pre-reading/stdy is required. Pre-Workshop STUDY:  Self-study resources can be found HERE

Kolk, B., et al., (2014) 'Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial' Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2014: 75(6). 
Audio and video HERE 


The workshop will be facilitated from a yoga space, however you are welcome to bring along your own yoga mat and a blanket, (plus a cushion if you find this helpful to your yoga practise)

Facilitated by TCTSY JRI Licensed Trainer, Kristen Pringle,(TCTSY-F, TCTSY-T, TCTSY Certification Supervisor, Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia), E-RYT-200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance), Senior Mental Health Clinician & Occupational Therapist (OTAUS) ), this workshop is part of The Center of Trauma & Embodiment at JRI Yoga Program, and therefore is the ONLY Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop/trainings accredited by JRI & the Director of the Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI David Emerson.


For all enquiries: please contact workshop facilitator and organiser Kristen Pringle by email kristenlpringle@gmail.com or via www.themindfulmovementcentre.com.au or www.tctsyaustralia.com 


Please Note: This workshop satisfies one of the pre-requesites for applicants of the Trauma Center at JRI's TCTSY Certification for Yoga Teachers and/or Mental Health Career Professionals to be held annually via an in-person weekend in Melbourne, Australia; Berlin Germany; or Brookline, USA (and then live online with the Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI, (USA) from September to April!)

This workshop is solely for professional development and is not a certificate program: to be certified in TCTSY completion of the 300hr TCTSY Certification is required. This workshop is also not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training can be triggering/overwhelming.