Join special guest Emily Lapolice for this three hour virtual introductory workshop for trauma sensitive yoga. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidenced-based adjunctive treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment (CFTE) at JRI, it is the only empirically validated yoga-based practice of its kind to have met the criteria for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Policies (NREPP).
This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the core components of the practice of trauma-sensitive yoga and how those fundamental elements relate to any anti-oppressive and trauma-informed work. Designed for anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex trauma, this workshop will review the significant effects of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships (interpersonal and systemic), as well as the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of the TCTSY model. Participants may include, but are not limited to, yoga instructors, social workers, mental health clinicians, educators, activists, bodyworkers and healers, or other health care professionals.
Experiential in design, this workshop is intended to support participants in expanding their current clinical or movement-based practice to incorporate some of the TCTSY methodology, focusing on movements and language that actively share power and agency with practitioners. Key aspects of how to build a trauma-sensitive yoga class or program will also be explored. There will be several opportunities throughout the workshop to practice this model of yoga.
There are NO prerequisites to attend this workshop.
This workshop can stand alone as a general framework to apply within diverse contexts (clinical, medical, educational, humanitarian, personal inquiry, daily life, etc.).
Emily is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) working in private practice in Arlington, MA. Emily has been a practicing psychotherapist for 15 years, specializing in work with adult trauma survivors and perinatal mental health. Prior to starting her private practice in 2013, Emily worked in New York City and Boston hospital, school-based and out-patient mental health settings. Emily is a faculty member at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, specifically within their flagship Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) program, with close to 500 certified Facilitators in over 40 countries around the globe. Emily is both a Supervisor in the TCTSY 300-hour Certification Program and Licensed Trainer in the Training Program, offering national trainings and workshops on TCTSY and trauma-informed care. Emily is also a writer and contributing author to the newly released book, Embodied Healing: Survivor and Facilitator Voices from the Practice of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and is currently involved in research projects studying TCTSY applications in the perinatal and Native American / Indigenous populations. Emily is a mom to two young boys and lives in Arlington, MA.
$50 for Wonder VIP Monthly/Annual Members
$60 for the General Public
*Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
**This training will be over Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you 1-2 days before the scheduled training.