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Official TCTSY Wksp Trauma Sensitive Yoga Wellington, NZ


Official Trauma Center

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Training


A 2 day in-person Trauma-Sensitive (TSY) Yoga Foundation Workshop in Wellington for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Care Professionals, and people working with individuals and communities that have experienced trauma.  Official, licensed training from TC-TSY and The Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI



Friday 19th & Sunday 21st, March 2021


This 20hr, 2 day in-person Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundation Workshop (with 4 hours of pre-workshop material, including training from David Emerson & Jenn Turner), will introduce you to the foundations, core concepts and applications of the highly regarded, evidence based yoga program, TC-TSY, for adults and youth affected by PTSD, CPTSD, developmental, and/or complex trauma, dissociative disorders and other related emotional and behavioural difficulties. Developed at the Trauma Center since 2003, a part of Justice Resource Institute, JRI since 2006 & the flagship program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI.

This workshop is interactive and 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.


Co-facilitated by TCTSY JRI Licensed Trainer and TCTSY Facilitator, 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), and Joan Greaves (TCTSY-F & TCTSY Trainer Trainee, Psychotherapist, ACC service provider); 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 & research involving TC-TSY
  • Applications of Trauma aware, Trauma-sensitive and Trauma-informed yoga
  • TSY in practice (large and small group interactive practice opportunities, demonstrations and TC-TSY video practices to keep)


TSY Workshop Schedule:

Day 1: Friday 19/3/21: 9.30am to 6pm NZT

(9.30-12, self-catered lunch 12-1pm, 1-3.30, refreshments 3.30-4pm, 4-6pm)

Day 2: Sunday 21/3/21: 9.30am to 6pm NZT

(9.30-12, self-catered lunch 12-1pm, 1-3.30, refreshments 3.30-4pm, 4-6pm)

(Plus over 4hrs pre-workshop viewing and reading, shared with you to download and keep, including videos from David Emerson and TCTSY-Trainer practice videos)


VENUE: To be confirmed in Wellington, NZ





If paying in one lump sum is not accessible for you at this time, payment plans are available.

If you are interested in a group booking price, please contact Kristen at kristenlpringle@gmail.com 

Additionally, there are two 50% scholarships ($247.50) available for people who are experiencing significant finanacial difficulty and have access to limited social capital.

Please email your payment plan, or scholarship request to kristenlpringle@gmail.com

NOTE: As we send you out pre-workshop material a week prior to the workshop (that is the property of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI), we are unable to refund you in whole or part, if you cancel after the 11th March 2020.  


TC-TSY is the ONLY yoga program that has been recognised as a clinical adjunctive treatment for trauma in the USA by SAMSHA:NREPP, which is uniquely why this trauma-sensitive yoga workshop will assist you!

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



For all enquiries: please contact the workshop 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-requisites for applicants of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI's 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Care Professionals, and people working with individuals and communities that have experienced trauma to be held annually LIVE online and pre-reorded online from September to April.

This 20hr workshop provides IAYT and YA members continuing education credits of 18hrs and 20hrs respectively. As your facilitator is also a Senior Yoga Teacher, an accredited Yoga Therapist, and a Medicare endorsed Allied Health Mental Health Clinician and Occupational Therapist, most participants can claim hours from the workshop as professional development via their registration/membership bodies.

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 respective 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.


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