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Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20 hour Foundational Workshop ISTANBUL

Trauma Sensitive Yoga - 20 Hour Foundational Workshop TURKEY

Friday, 1st June  12:00 pm - Sunday, 3rd June 4:00 pm

This 20-hour Foundational Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson's highly regarded and empirically validated intervention for Complex Trauma - Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY).

Bookings:  Visit  (scroll down)  and/or write to

Relevant for:

Mental Health Clinicians working with clients with complex trauma histories & wish to learn how to bring elements of TCTSY into their work. (Note you do not need to be a yoga teacher) & Yoga Teachers who wish to learn how to make their existing yoga classes trauma-informed.



  • Understanding Trauma
  • Theoretical underpinnings of TCTSY
  • Methodology of TCTSY


  • History of Trauma 'Diagnostic' Frameworks - From PTSD to Complex Trauma
  • Attachment Theory – Relationships & Agency
  • Trauma Theory – Empowerment & Trauma-informed relationships & Memory
  • Neurophysiology & Biology of Stress and Trauma - How trauma impacts the brain & the neurobiology of relationships (Intra-personal & Inter-personal)
  • Spectrum of Trauma Symptoms & Complex Trauma as lived experienced
  • Spectrum of Trauma Treatments
  • Why bringing the body into treatment makes sense


  • Connecting Theory to Methodology –  The Framework: Why Trauma-Informed & How
  • Methods, including creating Safety, the Language of TCTSY, Choice, Interception & Agency
  • Experience the practice
  • Teaching experience - from a trauma-informed lens
  • Challenges
  • Research studies & current evidence on TCTSY


  • Scope of Practice for Yoga Teachers & Clinicians
  • Trauma Treatment vs. Trauma Informed vs. Trauma Sensitive
  • Responsible Marketing – Managing Expectations
  • Adapting a general Yoga Class - from a trauma-informed lens
  • How to introduce elements of TCTSY into one’s Clinical Therapy Practice

The workshop is a combination of theory & practice

  • Seminar style with space discussion and reflection
  • Small & large group discussion sessions
  • Teaching & clinical examples
  • Experiential -  Practice Teaching
  • Q & A

Accreditation & Professional Development

Presenter:   Krystyna Kowalski.  Krystyna is a Certified TCTSY Facilitator, Licensed Trainer on the Trauma Center's TCTSY Training Faculty,  & Supervisor on TCTSY-F Certification Program (300-hour) at the Trauma Center in Boston USA.  Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT & MSc Sociology, University of Copenhagen.

Accredited:  All participants who complete the workshop will receive a letter of completion from The Trauma Centre, Justice Resource Institute, Boston USA

 Yoga Teachers & Licensed Clinicians

This workshop satisfies the entrance requirements if you wish to apply for The Trauma Centre's TCTSY-F certification program.  ab

  • Licensed Mental Health Clinicians
    • This workshop satisfies the membership requirements for the TCTSY Clinician Consultation Group (for clinicians only).
    • Inspiration on how to incorporate elements of TCTSY into your existing therapeutic work.
  • Non-Clinical Yoga Teachers
    • This workshop is intended to help non-clinical yoga teachers create a more trauma-informed yoga class.
    • For ethical reasons, this workshop does not qualify non-clinical yoga teachers to offer trauma services, including TCTSY.


This workshop to will be in English with translation in Turkish.


270 EURO


Maya Yoga  Address: Zeytinlik Mahallesi, Taşevler Sk. No:2, 34140 Bakırköy/İstanbul, Turkey


  • Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am- 4:00pm


This workshop is hosted by Maya Yoga

To book your place contact

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