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Trauma Center


Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

20 hour Foundation workshop for yoga teachers and/or mental health practitioners


Mackay, Queensland

22-24 November, 2019



    This 20hr, 3 day TCTSY Foundation Workshop will introduce you to the core concepts and applications of the highly regarded, evidence based yoga intervention for PTSD and Complex Trauma - Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 
  • This workshop is intended to inspire yoga teachers to make their classes more trauma-informed and to support those working in the mental health field to bring the body into treatment when working with people affected by PTSD, developmental, and/or complex trauma.  Facilitated by Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and TCTSY Facilitator, Supervisor, and Licenced Trainer Edwina Kempe,  this workshop is the only Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Workshop/training in QLD accredited by the Center for Trauma and Embodiment and David Emerson. You will learn:
  • The latest trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of the TCTSY model
  • The research and evidence base involving  TCTSY
  • How to apply TCTSY principles to your practice


WHEN: Friday 22 November - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5.30pm

Light refreshments provided, please indicate dietary requirements when booking. Lunch is self catered, please bring your own lunch.


WHERE: Split Spaces, Building 4, Level 2/92 Sydney St, Mackay, QLD, 4740 


INVESTMENT: $545 inc GST early bird, $595 from 08/11/2019.  $495 concession (for full healthcare card/pension card holders).  Part scholarship places also available for those facing financial scholarship, please inquire to apply.


Recommended Reading:

David Emerson (2015) Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment

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).

You can find these HERE


For further information: visit www.tctsyaustralia.com or www.traumasensitiveyoga.com or www.edwinakempe.com


For all enquiries: please contact workshop facilitator and organiser Edwina Kempe by email edwinakempe@gmail.com or phone 0468 746 121


Please Note: This workshop satisfies one of the entrance requirements for certified Yoga Teachers or Mental Health Clinicians into: the Trauma Center at JRI's 300hour certification program in TCTSY.

This workshop is solely for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma.