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Official TCTSY Wksp - Trauma Sensitive Yoga 2 day, Auckl, NZ


Trauma Center

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

20hr Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Foundation Workshop


A Workshop for Yoga Teachers, Health Professionals, Educators

& Mental Health Workers - Auckland, NZ


Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019

This 20hr, 2 day (16 contact hours plus 4 hours prior self-study/reading) Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundation Workshop 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)


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.


Facilitated by TCTSY JRI Licensed Trainer and TCTSY Facilitator, Kristen Pringle,(TCTSY-F, TCTSY-T, Yoga Therapist, Senior Yoga Teacher, Senior Mental Health Clinician, Occupational Therapist), this workshop is part of the Trauma Center Yoga Program & the Center of Trauma & Embodiment at JRI, 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.


In this workshop you will be introduced to specific practices and theory to support you to facilitate movement and breath practices that are trauma aware and trauma-sensitive, as well as an introduction to:

  • The relationship of TC-TSY on current trauma theories and neurophysiology
  • Some of the core theoretical underpinnings and methods of the TC-TSY model that can be applied to facilitating trauma-sensitive somatic practices
  • The evidence base involving TC-TSY 
  • Applications of Trauma aware, Trauma-sensitive and Trauma-informed yoga 

WHEN: Saturday 5/10/19 & Sunday 6/10/19, 2019, 9am to 6pm each day

Light morning and afternoon teas provided in 2 X 20 minute breaks each day, lunch is self-catering/BYO in a 50 minute break and there are cafe's nearby (not all dietry requirements can be accomodated, however please indicate dietary requirements when booking)

WHERE: Stardome Observatory Planitarium - Matariki Room

670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland, NZ

Stardome is situated on the lower southern slopes of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill), inside One Tree Hill Domain, accessed by the Manukau Road entrance. Information on how to get there is available at https://www.stardome.org.nz/visitor-info/​​​​​​​ (Parking is available outside the Stardome, and there is parking on the road in One Tree Hill Domain on the way to Stardome) 

INVESTMENT: $545, inc GST Full Price, $495 inc GST Concession​​​​​​​

SELF STUDY: 4 hrs self-study prior to attendance is required to fulfill the 20hr content. 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


Further information: Please bring along a yoga mat and a blanket, (and if you require any pillow or bolster)


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

Kristen Pringle: TCTSY Licensed Trainer, TCTSY Certification Supervisor, TCTSY-F, Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia), E-RYT-200 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance), Senior Occupational Therapist & Senior Mental Health Clinician


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!) The Certification is open to Career Mental Health Professionals who are NOT yoga teachers, as well as yoga teacher who are NOT clinicians, and participants who have duel qualifications in yoga and clinical mental health. 

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 does not certify the participant in yoga teaching: To be certified to facilitate a 'stand-alone yoga program' or 'solely yoga intervention' , you require yoga teacher training and repective insurance, however short part-components of yoga can be delivered by other professionals within their specific scope of professional practice. 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.


Stardome Observatory Planetarium, Matariki Room
670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill Domain, Auckland,

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