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Yoga

Yoga Alliance Member #310604

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) classes are offered online. Please reach out to Lindan for the class schedule. Individual Yoga and TCTSY is available with Lindan in her office. 

 

About Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

TCTSY is an evidence based treatment for complex trauma and chronic, treatment-resistant Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that is utilized with children, youth, and adults across the globe.  It is grounded in trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and yoga philosophy.  TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice endorsed by SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs & Practices.

 

No experience is necessary to participate in TCTSY, and classes are available to every body, of all physical abilities, sizes, shapes, ages, or ethnicity.

 

TCTSY Objectives

•     use yoga forms as an opportunity to notice what we feel in our bodies

•     safely experiment with having a body

•     to practice making choices about what to do with our bodies

•     to be present

•     to heal the impact of complex trauma on the nervous system

 

Through TCTSY we can experiment with:

•        Breathing

•        Moving

•        Strengthening

"I don’t teach yoga. 

I welcome people back to their bodies."

- Anonymous

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•        Stretching

•        Resting

•        Being present

I am an RYT 500-hour yoga instructor and a Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator.  I also facilitate TCTSY public classes and closed series, and lead trauma-informed meditative and yin classes.

Participants are in control over what they are doing with their body at all times.  Lindan is present to provide safe, professional guidance.  TCTSY classes are no-touch, and Lindan does not provide physical assistance or corrections to yoga forms.  No verbal corrections are provided unless the participant is practicing in an unsafe manner. 

There is no requirement or expectation around interacting with other participants, making this class more comfortable for those individuals who find it difficult to be in groups.

 

It is not unusual that trauma responses may arise after participation in a TCYSY class.  Participants should be prepared to support their physical and emotional needs throughout the class and afterwards, and to reach out to their support network as necessary.  While it is not required that participants be in individual therapy, it is strongly recommended. 

 

If you are interested in joining an existing class, being added to the mailing list for future classes, or have questions, please reach out to Lindan.

For more specifics on Lindan's training and education, please go to: