Trauma Sensitive Yoga


Offering TCTSY to the GTA

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What is TCTSY?

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence based adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic treatment-resistant PTSD.  This technique was developed by David Emerson at the Trauma Center.  TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience.

The TCTSY approach offers choice and body-centered self-awareness to support in recovery, Choices are communicated through language and every yoga form offered by the facilitator is presented as an invitation. Invitational language encourages curiosity and invites exploration of what one might feel in different parts of their body based on the form they are choosing to take. Participants may investigate what choice feels supportive for them, taking cues from their direct experience.

Amy on THE CONNECTED YOGA TEACHER podcast: Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Amy Hoare


  • Private sessions

    Clients can personally initiate private TSY sessions or they could be referred by a clinician, counselor, or therapist.

  • Workshops

    For yoga teachers, mental health care professionals, social workers and other health care providers who are interested in integrating a trauma informed lens in their work.

  • Yoga Teacher Training

    For yoga teacher trainings interested in incorporating a trauma informed lens into their offering This workshop is designed to function as a stand-alone module or can integrated into a larger YTT program.

  • Agency training

    For professionals interested in learning more about this somatic, body-centered, clinical technique and how it may relate to their clients are encouraged to connect.