TCTSY 20-Hour Training

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

20-hour Training

Provincetown, MA; September 20th-22nd, 2019 


Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-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) in 2017.

This 20-hour (16 hours in person; 4 hours self-study) foundational training will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of trauma-sensitive yoga, and how they 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 training will review the significant effects of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships (personal, professional 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, participants will gain specific tools to both practice and facilitate trauma-sensitive movement and breath practices vital to the healing process of complex trauma.  This training 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.

While this training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for the 300-hour TCTSY Certification Program with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment,

there are NO prerequisites to attend this training.  

This training can stand alone as a general framework to apply within diverse contexts (clinical, medical, educational, humanitarian, personal inquiry, daily life, etc.).

ALL are welcome.


Led by:

Emily Lapolice, TCTSY-F, RYT, LICSW

Hosted by:
Outermost Yoga
The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod


September 20th-22nd, 2019


The Commons
46 Bradford Street


16 hours
Friday 9/20: 5:30-8pm
Saturday 9/21: 8:30am-5pm*
Sunday 9/22: 9am-4pm*

*1-hour lunch break each day


Early Bird $300 (enrolled by September 1st)
$325 after *9/1/19*


We are holding 4 beds in a dorm-style room with a private bathroom at Stowaway, a guesthouse in Provincetown’s East End. Cost per bed per night is $150. To reserve a bed, please email directly. Please mention your registration in the TCTSY program via Outermost Yoga in your email.

Stowaway House
210 Bradford St.
Provincetown, MA 02657

Contact: (general training/location info) (training content questions)

Steven: inquiries)


About Emily:

Emily is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), certified yoga instructor, and Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) working in private practice in Arlington, MA.  Emily has been a psychotherapist for over a decade, specializing in work with adult trauma survivors, and has a special interest in perinatal mental health. Prior to starting her private practice in 2013, Emily worked in New York City and Boston in hospital, school-based and out-patient mental health settings.  Emily teaches TCTSY classes at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, and is a faculty member at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, as both a Supervisor in the 300-hour Certification Program and Agency Trainer.  Emily lives in Arlington, MA with her husband and two young sons.

Recommended reading:

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Treatment by David Emerson.

Additional optional reading includes:Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman and other articles found on the TCTSY website.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made 7 days in advance of the event. All cancellations less than 7 days are subject to a 20% administration fee. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to the event. Class packages are not valid for event.