Trauma Center – Trauma Sensitive Yoga Foundations Training


Presented by Keri Sawyer

Friday, November 15th – Sunday, November 17th

Cost  $365.00 (10% Discount offered for Students with ID)

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an intervention based on research from The Trauma Center in Boston, MA. TCTSY is an evidence-based adjunct treatment for complex trauma (sometimes called chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is the only yoga-based practice accepted by SAMSHA and NREPP.

This 20 hour training is designed for social workers, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and health care professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the whole-system impact of complex Trauma. The course will emphasize the core components of the practice and process of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga and will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma sensitive movement and breath practices that are vital to the healing process of complex trauma. Through developing an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology participants gain skills that support healing from long term trauma. Participants will learn to foster this anti-oppressive approach to healing through a trauma informed lens. Group lecture, practice through movement and breath as well as group practicum will be offered. This weekend training qualifies as the prerequisite to apply for the 300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program.

About the trainer:

Keri Sawyer is a licensed Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) trainer and facilitator through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment in Boston, MA and is a 500 hour Yoga teacher in Alignment Yoga. Her main focus is to provide TCTSY to trauma survivors of all ages, train yoga teachers and clinicians in TCTSY, and also to provide research based information on TCTSY and trauma informed treatment to the therapeutic world. She currently facilitates TCTSY as an adjunctive treatment to pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and adults who suffer from complex trauma and treatment resistant PTSD in clinical settings. She oversees the implementation of TCTSY into therapeutic models in select clinical and residential treatment programs across the country along with training and consultation for therapists, yoga teachers and health professionals.

Keri provides informational sessions and 20 hour Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainings to agencies and communities. Her passion is to provide an opportunity for survivors of trauma to have an authentic present moment experience with a safe and predictable felt sense of their body so they can connect with themselves and others.

Course meets at the following times at Yoga 4 All Studio
(208 East Oak Crest Ave. Wales, Wisconsin 53183)

Friday, November 15th from  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Check in, Orientation & Overview)

Saturday, November 16th 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sunday, November 17th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

(Space Limited to 20 Participants)



Yoga with Acupuncture

with Marie Coakley, MS – ERYT  &

David Fife, L. Ac – Diplomate in Acupuncture

of Lake Country Acupuncture


Lake Country Acupuncture and Yoga 4 All are joining forces to deliver a wonderful new twist to your yoga practice experience. This is a 90 minute Restorative Yoga class with a mini Acupuncture session during Savasana (final rest pose). Always wanted to try yoga or acupuncture? Come join us and give both a try. Experience the deep relaxation, pain relief and many other benefits these complimentary practices have to offer.

No previous yoga experience necessary. We will provide you with a yoga mat and all the comfortable props you will require for a spa like experience. Bring a friend and share the gift of health and wellness. Meet with David prior to the start of class at 6:00 pm to discuss any current issues you would like him to focus on. Yoga class will run from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Acupuncture from about 7:30 – 8:00 pm.

Cost: $30.00