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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational Training

Friday, August 2 – Sunday August 4

Presented by:
Anna Kharaz, LMHC, TCTSY-F

Hosted by:
Move2Joy Yoga Studio

About the Training

The Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational Training is a 20-hour (17 hours of in-person learning; 3 hours self-study) foundational training that emphasizes the core components of the practice of trauma-sensitive yoga.

At this training you will:

  • Learn the fundamental elements related to any anti-oppressive and trauma-informed work.
  • Deepen your understanding of the whole-system impact of complex trauma (both systemic and interpersonal.)
  • Review the significant effects of trauma on the brain, body, and relationships, as well as the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of the TCTSY model.
  • Gain specific tools through experiences to both practice and facilitate trauma-sensitive movement and breath practices vital to the healing process of complex trauma.

The Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Foundational 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.

While the Foundational Training does not qualify participants to facilitate TCTSY, it does provide the foundations for making your current scope of practice (clinical/movement based) more trauma-informed.

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

There are NO prerequisites to attend this training, however, it is the primary prerequisite to CFTE’s 300-hour TCTSY Certification Program.

The Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is the first yoga-based empirically validated, clinical intervention 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 yoga model of its kind to have met the criteria for inclusion in the US-based National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Policies (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Who is this training for?

All are welcome to attend this training. It's applications of this extend far beyond the yoga mat. It is ideal for, but not limited to:

Yoga Instructors
Social Workers
Mental Health Clinicians
Somatic Practitioners and Healers
Health care professionals


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  • Friday, August 2: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 3: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 4: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Move2Joy Yoga Studio
106 Albion Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

Meet Your Trainer, Anna Kharaz, LMHC, TCTSY-F

Salem, MA on the Unceded Lands of the Naumkeag band of the Massachusetts Peoples.

Anna is a licensed therapist and certified trauma sensitive yoga facilitator. In addition to seeing clients for therapy and yoga, she serves as an adjunct faculty member and supervisor for the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, USA. She currently works in Salem State University’s counseling center, where she also supervises counseling and social work students and co-leads the internship program.

Anna has experience working with a culturally and clinically diverse population of children, adolescents, adults and families in domestic and international settings and has worked for research institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Boston Medical Center, The Trauma Center, National Institutes of Health, and the Veterans Administrations Hospital. Her approach to therapy, yoga and education draws from a background in neuroscience, continued education in mental health and psychology, and a lifelong commitment to better understanding human suffering, health and healing.

Self-Determined INVESTMENT

We are offering a self-determined scale for your investment that is based on access to resources, privilege and social capital.

Choose the fee that feels right for you, as you consider aspects of your identity that do, or do not, grant you privilege/access to social capital e.g. race, gender, sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background and able-bodied-ness.

Please note: The links will take you to our Move2Joy payment & scheduler site, Punchpass. Please contact with any questions.

If you recognize your position financially impacts your access to this training, scholarships are available.

Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024

Questions & Answers

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All are welcome to attend. There are NO prerequisites to attend this training.  

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