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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

Mind-Body Centered approach to working with

post-traumatic experiences and  symptoms

“With yoga, I reclaimed my body. That is a gift because I so hated my body. Or I claimed it, not reclaimed, because I was so young. I claimed it. It was a long process to consider myself not an outline.... I think yoga helped define me. Just inhabiting my own skin is a major step forward.”






Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) was developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.


TCTSY classes are crafted to meet unique needs of people with traumatic experiences and to help promote healing. TCTSY presents the opportunity for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body. Although TCTSY employs physical forms and movements, the emphasis is not on the external expression or appearance (i.e. doing it “right”), or receiving the approval of an external authority. Rather, the focus is on the internal experience of the participant. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TCTSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With this approach, the power resides within the individual, not the TCTSY facilitator. Further, by focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice- making, TCTSY enables participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is compromised as a result of trauma. 

People with and without yoga experience are welcome to any of TCTSY groups and individual sessions. Participants are invited to explore yoga forms/ movements and start developing mind-body connection which is essential to emotional wellness.   


Group Session

Please choose from:

-Female Group (for participants who identify as female)

-Male Group (for participants who identify as male)

-LGBTQA+ Group 

*If you are not certain which group fits you the best, please contact Akira


Date & Time: Possible times and dates of the week are 6 pm on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm or 6 pm on Wednesdays, and 6 pm on Thursdays, We will choose the time and date out of the possibilities depending on the availability of participants

Duration: will meet for 45 min session every week for 8 - 12 sessions


Cost: $20/ session

All TCTSY classes are closed-group (no drop-in)


Private Small Group is also available

Please contact Akira to schedule sessions.


Individual Session

Date & Time: TBA

Duration: 60 min

Cost: Insurance or $175 (Sliding Scale Fee Available)

Send me an email or call to ask about the group or individual sessions.  

155 Washington Street

Keene, NH 03431


e-mail occasionally gets lost, please feel free to include your phone number so that I can reach out to you via phone.

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