History of TCTSY

What is Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga? TCTSY is a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI. It is used as adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex PTSD. This treatment is used around the world and TCTSY is open and available to all people, regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, body type or physical ability.

In 2017, TCTSY became the first yoga program listed as a evidence-based program/practice for the treatment of psychological trauma.* For more info as well as their research data, please visit their website at www.traumasensitiveyoga.com or click the link below for a quick overview of our brochure.

*In 2018, the American Government removed the federal listing of evidence based practices and replaced it with a general reference to yoga as a "complementary therapy" for PTSD.



I look forward to talking with you and perhaps your therapist to let you know what would take place during our time together. Do you need to be in therapy to participate in TCTSY? Let’s talk about it. Feel free to email for a free phone consultation. mindy@mindylevinetctsyyoga.com or click below.


About Me:

Mindy Levine-ERYT 200-YACEP, TCTSY-F

Mindy Levine-ERYT 200-YACEP, TCTSY-F

A little about me:

Mindy Levine


Throughout my life, I have done different things. I have my masters in education, I’ve opened a NYC restaurant, I had a online business, wrote a novel (that is still in my drawer). I’ve also spent those same years, working through my suffering and yoga was a path for me. It helped me notice what it felt like to move and live inside my body.

In 2009, I took a 200hr yoga teacher training and have continued my education with over 2,000 hours of education in biomechanics with Katy Bowman, breath centered yoga and anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and various other modalities of interest.

I also volunteer as a crisis counselor with crisis textline (you can text 741741 for 24/7 support).

In 2019,I received my certification with TCTSY to become a facilator. It feels like all these years of study and service have led me to this year long training. My intention is to offer a safe space, for us to share time, movement and choice-making. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your interest. I have also recorded a short TCTSY seated movement practice as an example.