Please visit the events page for upcoming classes and series.
ROOTS trauma sensitive yoga offers:
small group classes (TCTSY-specific classes require pre-registration and a brief phone consult)
public classes (meaning drop in's are welcome and no pre-registration is required)
trauma-informed classes also available to drop-in students.
on site classes for organizations and businesses
classes designed for folks exposed to secondary trauma including EMT’s, Police officers, teachers, therapist, clinicians, direct care workers, hospice workers etc.
A Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) class differs from a typical or public yoga class. For example, there are no adjustments or "assists". The facilitator typically stays on their mat throughout the class, practicing along with you.
TCTSY uses invitational language instead of directions or commands. This might sound like, "you're welcome to; if you like" or "...when you're ready."
Rather than focusing on alignment, the facilitator invites you to make choices based on how you are feeling. Sometimes trauma can make it difficult to feel in all or some parts of the body, and our vision is to create a safe place to have a present moment experience.
These are a few differences you may notice in a TCTSY class. These differences are rooted in attachment theory, trauma theory, and neuroscience.