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TCTSY is a special type of yoga that can help change how you feel. Trauma experts designed it as a complement to talk therapy for people who have experienced trauma in their relationships and families.
It can help you:
  • Feel more at ease in your body
  • Notice which experiences you do and don’t want to have
  • Handle life’s challenges with greater confidence
  • Understand that you’re worthy of love
  • Gain a sense of freedom and joy
Here's what to expect in a TCTSY yoga class:
  • The teacher will offer options for yoga forms, and you choose which ones you want to try
  • You go at your own pace for your session
  • You wear the clothing that feels comfortable to you
  • Unlike some yoga classes, these sessions are 100% hands off; you will not be touched

I'm not facilitating classes at this time, but highly qualified, Milwaukee-based TCTSY Facilitator Denna Haslett has welcomed me sending folks her way.

You can find her at Grounded Soul Yoga, (414) 630-6548,

My Approach

My Approach

I didn’t own yoga pants or a mat. Instead, I wore PJ bottoms and carried a beach towel to my first-ever yoga class in 2000. I was so nervous. But the teacher didn’t care about my gear. And I fell in love with moving and breathing and having all that time to just be and notice. No agenda. That first session felt so powerful, it actually took me a few years to work up the courage to return to yoga.
Today, my exploratory approach to teaching is inspired by nearly a decade of personal practice and studying with deeply committed teachers whose work combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with a modern understanding of the body. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga in July 2014.
In April 2017, after 300 more hours of study and practicum, I became a TCTSY-F—that's Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator.
My intention is to create a safe space for students to practice yoga on their own terms. Classes are like a moving meditation: Postures become tools for noticing body sensations, which bring awareness to the mind. In some classes, this means exploring alignment and longer holds. Students are guided through choosing postures, intensity level and mental focal points to customize their personal experience—how active or restful each session feels is up to you.
I invite you to come as you are. Mat or no mat. Street clothes or sweet leggings. Blissed out or stressed out. Can barely touch your knees or can press your hands flat on the floor.
We gather to create a safe space and time to be and notice. Just you on your mat. No physical adjustments. No pressure. No agenda. Everyone’s welcome. Come just as you are.
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