Certification in the TCTSY methodology.

300-hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification Program for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Care Professionals, and people working with individuals and communities that have experienced trauma.  

Please note, the next certificate program will run from September 2023 – March 2024.

**Enrollment is now open for the 2023-24 TCTSY Certification Program! Click here to complete the online application or download the PDF file**

To be eligible for the certification program, applicants must be either certified yoga teachers OR licensed mental health care providers (e.g. in the United States, LMHC, RN, MSW, OT, Ph.D., LMFT, MD. etcetera). At the discretion of the Certification Coordinator, consideration will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in a clinical field or to professionals currently working with individuals or communities to address the presence of trauma. International standards vary and we will accept any mental health care provider working within a scope of practice in a given country.

Additionally, all applicants must have completed prior training with the Yoga Program at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI. Applications may be submitted prior to completion of the noted training however applications will be held for review until prior training is complete.

​Prior training includes any of the following:

  • 40-hour (5-day) in-person training/ online agency training
  • 20-hour (2.5 days) in-person /online training hosted by a licensed trainer

People who live in marginalized communities are often more exposed to trauma and systemic discrimination, and unfortunately, they often have more limited access to healthcare too.

For that reason, we’d like to offer a full scholarship for the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) program through our diversity, equity and inclusion initiative – for three deserving applicants.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship

We’ll put three individuals through the TCTSY training program, with the overall aim of addressing the healthcare disparities found in these communities. We’ll engage professionals who’ll commit to helping a range of historically disadvantaged and high-risk groups, impacted by traumatic stress.

It’s well demonstrated that people in need of care, are best served by providers from the same community, or similar cultural backgrounds – and we’ll take this into consideration during the application process.

For more details
Scholarship Purpose, Description, and Requirements