Foundational Training in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Alli Ewing | Source Yoga
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Alli Ewing - Source Yoga Instructor

Foundational Training in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Alli Ewing


The Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational Training is a professional training designed for yoga teachers, social workers, educators, mental health professionals, and other service providers interested in deepening their understanding of the complexities of systemic and interpersonal trauma, the impact of complex trauma on the nervous system, and how a trauma sensitive practice of movement and breath can assist in integrating healing. This training emphasizes core concepts that inform using movement and breath through the ancient practice of yoga as a tool to aid in healing from trauma. Individuals completing this training will learn how existing in systems of systemic oppression creates and perpetuates trauma, the impacts of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships, and how to develop a trauma-sensitive lens based on these understandings.

TCTSY is an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and is the only yoga-based practice endorsed by SAMSHA. It was developed in collaboration with the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts beginning in 2003 and is the foundational program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment within the Justice Resource Institute. TCTSY is utilized with children, youth, and adults throughout the United States and in dozens of countries around the world. This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga certification program.

Recommended reading includes Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment by David Emerson. Additional optional reading includes The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, and My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem.

*A portion of your weekend training fee will go into a scholarship fund supporting people who have experienced oppression and trauma to complete the 300-hour certification program. An additional portion will be donated to various grassroots groups supporting the wellbeing of Black Lives. Previous donations have included Therapists for Protester Wellness in Louisville, KY. Thank you for your support!

Alli Ewing is a yoga teacher and trainer passionate about empowering people to discover their own ability to find healing and connection from within. She was inspired by her background in Special Education, her Peace Corps service as a Health Education Volunteer in Tanzania, and work with youth in foster care to integrate methodologies that promote and empower individualized healing. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in Taoist Yoga and has completed her 300-hour advanced teacher training in Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga – an evidence based methodology developed specifically for facilitating yoga with individuals who have experienced chronic abuse, neglect, and PTSD. Alli is also a pre/post-natal yoga teacher (trained with Shanti Mom Yoga) and is developing programming for women who have experienced sexual violence and are preparing for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. She has been offering trainings in the States and internationally since 2010. Alli has additional experience teaching yoga with children with special needs, refugees, and youth in foster care.

 *Due to our collective and ongoing work to dismantle systems of oppression and increase accessibility and collective care, we’ve decided to offer this workshop online via Zoom. Meeting login info will be sent 15-30 prior to each training session.

Friday, February 19th, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, February 20th, 9am-12pm, 1:30-4:30pm

Sunday, February 21st, 9am-12pm, 1:30-4:30pm

15 Contact Hours, 5 Non-Contact Hours

Price: sliding scale based on access to capital $300-$350-$400 (payment plans available)

Two scholarships are available to folks with complex or marginalized identities who are interested in attending the training. Please send an email to [email protected] with your request.

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