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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20-Hour Training

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20-Hour Training

with Jennifer Turner

in-person or virtual


Friday, May 5, 2023, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm

About the Training:

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is a unique intervention based on the robust research that is a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment. It has become a leading evidence-based adjunct treatment for complex trauma.

This training with field expert and mode creator, Jenn Turner, is designed to empower

practitioners of many disciplines to create embodied, trauma-sensitive environments to meet the communities they serve.

Based on over 20 years of research, collaboration, and direct care, our model of trauma-sensitive yoga (TCTSY) has helped thousands of people dealing with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex, relational trauma—from military veterans to survivors of chronic abuse and neglect.

Through lecture, small group work, and guided practice, this 20-hr workshop explores:

  • The latest trauma theories, neurophysiology, and impacts of systemic trauma

  • Theoretical underpinnings and methodology of TCTSY

  • An in-depth look at studies involving TCTSY

  • Exploration of how power and privilege impact your work

  • Opportunities to practice the material

Although TCTSY employs physical forms and movements, the focus is on the internal experience of the participant–what the forms feel like instead of what they look like. 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 with the individual, not the TCTSY facilitator. Further, by focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY provides opportunities for participants to restore their connection between mind and body, and to cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of surviving trauma.

This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and other health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex, intersectional trauma. There are no prerequisites to take this workshop. All are welcome.

This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) certification program. (i.e., this training is not a certification but satisfies the requirement for participation in the 300-hour Yoga Alliance-approved TCTSY certification program).

Your Investment:

$300 for the 3 day training

Scholarship Opportunities:

We have scholarship opportunities available for this training for BIPOC folx and for whom cost is a barrier. Please contact One Yoga Program Director James Orione at for more information on scholarship assistance. One Yoga remains committed to providing access to high quality yoga offerings for all, regardless of financial situation.

Giving Opportunities:

We are also providing an opportunity for those who have resources and privilege to assist with covering costs for those who are experiencing financial hardship. The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, and social capital. In your self-determination, please consider your global positionality of privilege. Those with access to social capital will also support scholarship for those without access.

  • 3-Day TCTSY Training plus $50 contribution to scholarships: $350

  • 3-Day TCTSY Training plus $100 contribution to scholarships: $400

  • 3-Day TCTSY Training plus $200 contribution to scholarships: $500


This training will be offered both in-person and virtual. Please register for the option that makes sense for you. The in-person training will take place at One Yoga’s studio in the Ivy Building at 2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis. The virtual training will be live streamed via Zoom. Participants registered for the virtual training will receive the Zoom link approximately one hour prior to the start of the training.

Please register and pay for just the first date of the training. One Yoga will add participants to the subsequent dates.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Turner, LMHC, RYT, TCTSY-F, she/her/hers

Co-Director & Founder, Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute

Jenn has had the honor of working with survivors of trauma for all of her career. Along with working in private practice as a trauma-informed therapist, Jenn is the Co-Director of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment, where she works to oversee training and supports the development of body-first interventions for healing from trauma. Jenn also leads trainings in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) throughout the U.S. and provides consultation to organizations on how to become more trauma informed at all levels. In 2021, Jenn edited the book “Embodied Healing: Survivor and Facilitator Voices from the Practice of Trauma Sensitive Yoga.”

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