Trauma-sensitive Yoga–a 5-week Friday evening series with Kirsten Voris October 6th-November 10th (except Oct. 26)

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This event finished on 07 November 2017

Would you like to get the benefits of yoga in a way that is supportive and mindful of those who may have a trauma history?

This 5-week class could be the key that unlocks doors for you, helping you to be fully present and soothe your body and nervous system.

See the flyer for more information and contact your teacher, Kirsten, at or 520-812-9747 to reserve your space!  Starts October 6th (through November 10th) and meets on Friday evenings for 5 weeks with the exception of October 26th.

Your Trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY) facilitator, Kirsten Voris, completed her initial training in Ankara, Turkey (RYT 200, Yoga Alliance). Her own yoga practice began with the idea she could use it to burn up nervous energy.  Today Kirsten focuses on accommodating her limitations and healing her relationship with her body. She’s inhabiting her life more fully. And she wants everyone to feel this way; that’s why she teaches yoga.

Are you ready to take your recovery to the next level? Your body is a resource; a support; a teacher. And you can learn to experience it this way. In this five-class series we use basic yoga forms to practice noticing sensations in our bodies and making choices about how to move our bodies.  Classes begin Friday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. Register now, as space is limited!

Curious about the possibilities?  Contact Kirsten at: or (520) 812 9747.Kirsten Voris

Trauma Sensitive Yoga is a research-based protocol developed in conjunction with Bessel van der Kolk , M.D.,  at The Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.  He describes the discovery process as follows:

Dr. Bessel Vanderkolk


“I was looking for a way for people to regulate the core arousal system in the brain and feel safe inside their bodies. My interest came from doing research that discovered how trauma affects the brain. Yoga turned out to be a way to get people to safely feel their physical sensations and to develop a quiet practice of stillness.“  (Source:  “Yoga and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Integral Yoga Magazine)

The Trauma Center study, “Yoga as an Adjunctive Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Study” is available at:

Check out this link for more info on this evidence-based intervention:

Trauma Sensitive Yoga was designed as an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and offers clients an opportunity to practice noticing body sensation in the context of a safe relationship. Classes are based on an invitational approach to yoga forms with no physical assists.  By gently exploring what comes up in the body in a safe environment, survivors report an increasing ability to tolerate body sensation and an overall improvement in quality of life.

Your facilitator, Kirsten Voris, (TCTSY-f) has been offering Trauma Sensitive Yoga at Caritas Center for Healing since early 2016.  She is looking forward to helping your clients enhance their recovery with this body-based trauma intervention. 

Class participants must have therapeutic support. Registration is through Kirsten, upon completion of a brief intake via phone or email at: or (520) 812 9747

Register by September 23rd and pay only $65 for the series!

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