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The Trauma Sensitive Yoga practice gives you an opportunity to move in your body while reconnecting with your sense of self again in a brave space. People who have undergone trauma – and we all have at some time or another – can experience an inability to connect with or even feel their bodies. Is it time for you to heal, to get back into your body, so to speak? To feel again?

This class will offer the opportunity to feel, to rediscover sensation, and to make your own choices in your body. Here you may cultivate your sense of personal agency. Your body is YOURS to direct and guide.

Some things that make this style of yoga different from other styles are the emphasis of choice in every type of movement or breath offering, and the focus on sensations that you may or may not be feeling in your body. The facilitator will always practice with you in this style of yoga, and will not provide verbal or hands on assists – even when teaching in person. 

This specific style of yoga facilitation is an evidence-based movement practice that works with those who have experienced trauma. The full name for the practice is Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga – TCTSY – uniquely blending yoga movements and trauma awareness. If you have questions about whether or not this practice may be a fit for you, please reach out to us.

You can reach Jody at jodyhassel@gmail.com

About TCTSY: website https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/

About JRI: website http://www.traumacenter.org/

Jody Hassel


As your facilitator, Jody Hassel’s highest priority is to create access for you to be present, embodied and empowered through practicing yoga. Jody is the TCTSY Teacher Trainer for Alaska and Hawaii and a Supervisor for the 300-Hour TCTSY Certification program.

Jody facilitates Trauma Sensitive Yoga in small-group and private sessions at Blossom House Healing Arts and to community members in various programs in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is the founder and Executive Director of Blossom House, a nonprofit service organization providing accessible, trauma-informed interventions to incarcerated and in-custody communities. As a headquarters for healing, trauma stewardship, and community gatherings, Blossom House facilitates a collective of artists, teachers, and therapists who work to create access to wellness in order to cultivate a caring and just community.

Blossom House’s Yoga Service Project Alaska and Breadcrumbs Theatre Company currently offer weekly sessions for men and women at the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and for youth at the Fairbanks Youth Facility, and Family Centered Services Residential Treatment Center. Jody also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga for clients of Turning Point Counseling.

Iyengar-based hatha, restorative, and vinyasa yoga styles add to Jody’s trauma-informed practice in other community classes at University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Chiefs Conference facilities. Jody continues to develop her understanding of personal and community trauma through yoga and the arts.

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