Saturday, June 13, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 noon (HST) / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Alaska) / 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (PST)
$39 (please inquire about price reduction if needed)Sign up now!
This sampler workshop will introduce you to a movement practice that prioritizes healing and empowerment for survivors of trauma. Jody will offer the full 20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training July 31, Aug 1-2, 2020.
Experiencing physical and psychological trauma often causes people to respond to events from their past and disconnect from their bodies. This disconnect in turn causes a further sense of loss, a loss of selfhood. Inviting a person to move their body in a way that feels safe and non-invasive can allow them to experience embodiment once again, to reconnect with themselves.
The Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts developed this particular method, and called it Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. The TCTSY method is based on central components of hatha yoga and offers participants a path back to being present.
The practice modifies elements of standard hatha yoga to maximize experiences of empowerment and to cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body. Unlike many yoga classes, TCTSY uses no physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. Rather, TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Facilitators invite participants to notice sensation and make authentic choices in their bodies as a way to cultivate agency.
Attend this sampler to experience the practice and learn more about current methods that foster recovery from trauma and boost resilience.
Your facilitator, Jody Hassel, is the TCTSY Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Creating access to an embodied practice of being present and feeling empowered is her highest priority in facilitating yoga.
Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.
Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling.
Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody is the lead facilitator of Mindfulness and Yoga Practices at Turning Point Counseling Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program, and she continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga, creative writing, and the performing arts.
Jody can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/
About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/
Frequently Asked Questions on 20 Hour TCTSY Foundations Training