Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training 6-9pm

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2019-02-08 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
with Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F

This 20 hr (15 contact hours) workshop is designed for yoga teachers, mental health care professionals, and health care providers who want to apply a trauma informed lens using the evidence-based techniques of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). This training is beneficial for healing professions supporting trauma survivors in journey of recovery.

* Note: you DO NOT need to be a certified yoga instructor to attend.

This anti-oppressive approach to healing supports recovery from individual and collective long-term trauma through movement, present moment experiences and choice.

The generative training will provide tools for understanding the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system and how this practice could facilitate peace building from within, through mending bodies and nervous systems. Participants will learn to foster this anti-oppressive approach to healing through the application of a trauma-informed lens. Developing an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology, participants foster skills to facilitate a movement and breath practice that could support healing from long term trauma.

TCTSY is an adjunct treatment grounded in the western medical model with robust research demonstrating successful outcomes for those with treatment resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is the only yoga technique registered as an evidence based practice with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) in the United States.

This training is the pre-requisite required to apply for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification Program with the Trauma Center.


Please prioritize a plan for self care throughout the weekend of the training. This training is being offered in a location where connection with nature is accessible which can supportive for one’s nervous system. This connection is valuable because the training can be demanding and it is supportive to create space for integration and digestion of material. There is the possibility of being triggered by material or content that might come up in discussions, therefore please come prepared with tools and resources that support your nervous system.

Friday February 8, 2019. 6pm-9pm
Saturday February 9, 2019. 9am-4pm
Sunday February 10, 2019. 9am-4pm
*Please note this includes a 1 hour lunch break and breaks throughout the day.

Nourish Wellness, Comox, BC
Unit C (upstairs) 1822 Comox Avenue

Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.

As a passionate yoga practitioner, Nicola integrated yoga with her Masters in Social Work. Her practicum led to studying Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) in Boston at the Trauma Center. Learning with David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services and co-author of the book ‘Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga’ inspired her to keep developing her understanding and teaching this technique. She become a certified TCTSY Facilitator after the 300 hr certification in 2014 and has had the fortunate opportunity to work as a Faculty Member of the Trauma Center since then.

Nicola is a registered social worker (RSW) offering trainings within Western North America and Canada, as well as private TCTSY sessions and classes. In addition, she integrates yoga into wilderness expeditions to support therapeutic experiences and opportunities for healing, as well as within clinical settings.

Abundant access to resources: $440
Sufficient access to resources: $410
Limited access to resources: $380
*The value of the training is $440 and we are offering a self-determined way to invest in the training.

The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, & social capital. In your self-determination, please consider your positionality of privilege. You are encouraged to self-assess your positionality based on aspects of your personhood that do, or do not, grant you privilege/access to social capital e.g. race, gender & sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background, able-bodied-ness, etc.

Please register and make your payment of the self determined amount to Jennifer Mansell at this email address:

*If providing a lump sum payment is not accessible for you at this time, payment plans are available.
*One work-study opportunity is available that supports accessing a 50% discount
*One scholarship is available providing a 50% discount. The scholarship is available to an individual who locates themselves within circumstances of complex positionality and who are actively engaged in anti-oppressive, trauma-sensitive work.

If you are interested in any of these financial opportunities, please email Nicola at with either:
1. Payment plan schedule (all payments must be received prior to the course start date)
2. Your interest in the work-study opportunity
3. Regarding the scholarship request – please outline your circumstances for this request.

Please register by emailing Jennifer Mansell at

If you have any questions regarding payment plans or have an interest in work-study opportunities, please contact Jennifer Mansell at