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a 2.5 day Workshop (Live Online) by Kristen Pringle 

This 20-hour (2.5 day) Trauma-Sensitive Yoga foundation workshop will introduce you to the core concepts and applications of the highly regarded, evidence-based yoga program developed for adults and youth affected by PTSD, developmental or complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and other related emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

In this workshop, you will be introduced to current trauma theory, invitational language and specific practices to support you to facilitate movement, breath practices and yoga postures that are trauma-aware and trauma-sensitive. Takeaways and practices are relevant for clients with traumatic stress, whether you work with them in a yoga studio or in a psychotherapy setting.


Kristen Pringle is a senior Mental Health Clinician, Occupational Therapist, University Supervisor, Yoga Therapist (IAYT) & one of only three licensed Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) trainers and certification supervisors in Australasia. This workshop is part of the only Trauma-Sensitive Yoga training accredited by the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) Center for Trauma & Embodiment, and its director David Emerson.

Two distinct live online foundation workshops are offered in 2020, to focus on the different learning objectives and questions of participants: one for yoga teachers and body workers, and another for mental health professionals. Actual classes of trauma-informed yoga are also organised, and open to all.  



Yoga Class

13 JUN 2020
4:30pm or 6pm

Experience a class of

trauma-informed yoga.

Fees: $40

TC-TSY Workshop

for Yoga Teachers

& Body Workers

14th, 15th & 21st 
JUN 2020

Make your classes

more trauma-informed.

Fees: $300-400

TC-TSY Workshop

for Mental Health


17th, 18th & 27th
JUN 2020

Bring the body into treatment with clients affected by

traumatic stress.

Fees: $300-400

Each program will welcome only up to 15 participants, to ensure an interactive live online environment.

You will find details about the interactive learning environment, schedule and online delivery below.

TCTSY training


These 20-hour workshops are based on the robust research from the Trauma Center, of the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, MA, USA. 


You will be introduced to current trauma theory and specific practices to support you to facilitate movement, breath practices and yoga postures that are trauma-aware and trauma-sensitive. You will also learn about the evidence base and core theoretical underpinnings and methods of the TC-TSY model that can be applied to facilitating somatic practices.

You will receive:

  • 4 hours of pre-reading and self-study from the resources page at,

  • a trauma-sensitive workbook and power point slide handouts to assist you with your learning,

  • 3.5 hours of video recordings to view, including group class and trauma-sensitive yoga in therapy demonstrations by TC-TSY trainers,

  • 12.5 hours of live online workshop delivered over 2.5 days.

Here is the schedule of this live online workshop for Yoga Teachers and Body Workers:

Sunday 14/06/20: 2.30 pm - 5 pm

Monday 15/06/20: 10 am - 12:30 pm, and 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday 21/06/20: 10 am - 12:30 pm, and 2 pm - 4:30 pm 

The live online workshop for Mental Health Professionals will take place on:

Wednesday 17/06/20: 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday 18/06/20: 10 am - 12:30 pm, and 2 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday 27/06/20: 10 am - 12:30 pm, and 2 pm - 4:30 pm


Kristen Pringle is a senior Mental Health Clinician, Occupational Therapist, University Supervisor, Mindfulness facilitator, Yoga Therapist & one of only three licensed Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Trainers (TCTSY-T) and Certification Supervisors in Australasia.

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Kristen is an experienced mental health clinician who works in both in public and private settings and with people across the age spectrum, from infants to older adults. Kristen specialises in infant, parent, and family mental health, somatic and sensory interventions, family violence and complex trauma.

As a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and clinician, Kristen is passionate about integrating yoga and mindfulness into mental health and trauma treatment and has facilitated yoga to underserved and trauma populations for over 15 years.


Kristen currently facilitates TCTSY as an adjunctive clinical treatment with individuals, groups and families who have experienced: PTSD; complex and developmental trauma; family violence; sexual assault; or other trauma, dissociative and emotional/behavioural related presentations. Kristen also provides TCTSY training, consultation, professional learning and supervision to organisations, groups and individuals.

TCTSY Kristen


This 20 hour Foundational Workshop is accredited by The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI, USA (letter of completion). 


It satisfies one of the pre-requisites for applicants of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI’s TCTSY Certification for Yoga Teachers and/or Mental Health Career Professionals to be held annually via an in-person weekend in Melbourne, Australia; Berlin Germany; or Brookline, USA (and then live online with the Center for Trauma & Embodiment at JRI, (USA) from September to April annually). This workshop satisfies the membership requirements for the TCTSY Clinician Consultation Group (for mental health clinicians, only).

This workshop is solely for professional development and is not a certificate program: to be certified in TCTSY, completion of the 300hr TCTSY Certification is required. This workshop is also not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training can be triggering/overwhelming.


Note: This workshop does not qualify non-clinical yoga teachers to offer trauma services, including TCTSY. This workshop is intended to help non-clinical yoga teachers create a more trauma informed, or Trauma aware yoga session.

TCTSY - Accreditation


The value of the workshop is $400.

  • For participants funded by their organisation, fees are $400.

  • For participants investing in their own training, the payment scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, social capital, and your current financial situation in the context of the global pandemic. If you consider this access as abundant, fees are $400. If you consider it as sufficient, and if your financial situation is moderately impacted by the crisis, fees are $350. If your access to resources is limited, or your financial situation highly impacted, fees are $300.

Additionally, there are options of payment plans (please email, as well as one 50% scholarship available for someone who is experiencing significant financial difficulty (please email


Please read our training terms and conditions first. 


Please fill in this Google form (one per participant).


Please send your workshop fees to Colourfully Pte. Ltd. by PAYNOW (UEN: 201617444KCOL). You may use the QR code below. 


Alternatively, if you would like to pay by bank transfer, please send us a message at we will send you an invoice with bank details.

TCTSY - Register


You may join an online live trauma-sensitive yoga class facilitated by Kristen Pringle on:

  • Saturday 13th June at 4:30 pm,

  • Saturday 13th June at 6 pm.

Fees are $40.


Please send an email to with your full name, email, mobile number and the class of your choice (4:30 pm or 6 pm).


Please send $40 to Colourfully Pte. Ltd. by PAYNOW (UEN: 201617444K - Suffix: COL).

You may use the QR code below: 

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