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Official NZ In-Person TCTSY Wksp Trauma Sensitive Yoga-CHCH (CANCELLED)

Official NZ In-Person TCTSY Wksp Trauma Sensitive Yoga-CHCH (CANCELLED)


Official Trauma Center

In-Person Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Training ChCH


A 2 day combined IN-PERSON and live ONLINE Trauma-Sensitive (TSY) Yoga Foundation Workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand, for Yoga Teachers, and/or Mental Health Care Professionals, and/or people working with individuals and communities that have experienced trauma.  Official, licensed training from TC-TSY and The Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI


Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021

Sunday 5th Online & Sunday 19th September In-Person in

Christchurch, NZ


This 20hr, 2 day IN-PERSON and ONLINE Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundation Workshop (with pre-recorded workshop resource 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 delivered as 12hrs live content over 2 days and 8hrs pre-recorded and written content, which 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 theory, attachment theory and neuroscience (Interoceptive Theory)  
  • Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma (How Trauma impacts the Brain)
  • Spectrum of Trauma Impacts & Complex Trauma as Lived Experience
  • Power and Oppression
  • Building Trauma Sensitive Relationships
  • Key Elements of TCTSY Methodology that can be applied to facilitating trauma-sensitive somatic practices
  • The evidence base involving TC-TSY (Overview of studies) 
  • Applications of Trauma aware, Trauma-sensitive and Trauma-informed yoga and challenges in implementing TSY
  • TSY in practice and practice facilitation (large and small group interactive practice opportunities, demonstrations and TC-TSY video practices to keep)


Day 1 - TSY ONLINE DELIVERY- 5th September 2021:

An exciting interactive learning environment for participants. You will receive:

  1. 6hrs live online training with Licensed TCTSY-Trainers (currently only 21 worldwide) via Zoom LIVE ONLINE (10am-12pm,1-3pm & 4-6pm NZT)
  2. Over 8 hours of content to review and keep! Including: PPT slide handouts; 4 hours of pre and mid-workshop video content (David Emerson & Jenn Turner pre-recorded workshop training videos, TSY practice videos from TCTSY Trainers and Certification Supervisors and more); TCTSY scripts; written resource material & links


Day 2 - TSY IN-PERSON IN CHRISTCHURCH - 19th Sept. 6hrs Delivery:

(venue TBC)

6hrs In-Person training with Licensed TCTSY-Trainers (currently only 21 worldwide) Day 2 - IN-PERSON (9.00am-12pm, 1pm-4pm)


TSY Workshop:

Day 1: ONLINE Sunday 5/9/21: 10am-6pm NZT

Day 2: IN-PERSON Sunday 19/9/21: 9am-12pm and 1-4pm

(In-Person day 2 in Christchurch, NZ at a venue to be confirmed)



The payment scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, social capital, and your current financial situation due to the effects of the global pandemic


Sufficient access to social capital: $495 NZD

Adequate access to social capital: $445 NZD

Limited access to social capital: $395 NZD

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


Additionally, there is one 50% scholarship of the Limited access fee, at $197.50 available to someone who is experiencing significant finanacial difficulty.

Please email your payment plan, or scholarship request to

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 29th August 2021.


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 and and


For all enquiries: please contact workshop facilitator and organiser Kristen Pringle by email or via or


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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