Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) classes can be healing for anyone who has experienced mental, emotional or physical trauma. When we live through traumatic experiences, such as abuse, accidents, assault or neglect, it can change how we interact with the world. Our minds may adapt by reliving the past, disconnecting from our bodies, or becoming hyper alert to what might happen in the future. While those adaptations help us survive traumatic experiences, they can make it hard to live in the present and feel like we're in control of our own life.

Different from traditional yoga in key ways, TCTSY is a cutting-edge, evidence-based practice (EBP) designed specifically to support people as they work through these types of trauma in talk therapy. It is the only model of yoga clinically proven in a randomized controlled trial to reduce symptoms of PTSD. At least 10 weeks of classes are recommended to experience results. TCTSY can help you feel safe in your body again, regain a sense of autonomy and improve your ability to connect with people in relationships.

 Here's what to expect in a TCTSY yoga class:

·      The teacher will offer options for yoga forms, and you choose which ones you want to try.

·      You go at your own pace.

·      You wear the clothing that feels comfortable to you.

·      Unlike some yoga classes, these sessions are 100% hands off; you will not be touched.

We are currently offering private sessions, where you are able to be in your own space with a customized experience. Please contact Kristin Sutter at 414-739-1845 or at to schedule your private session.