Yoga & Embodiment Practices
Crystal Tierney completed her 200h teacher training with Nigel Walker's Teach Your Truth, which is rooted in accessibility, diversity, and authenticity. This program included trauma sensitivity training, chair yoga, and facilitated honest and open discussions on the lack of accessibility and representation in the yoga community.
Crystal has contributed to local trauma sensitivity trainings with organizations such as Warrior Yoga, and she has curated a healing yoga series with the Sexual Assault Support Centre - Young Womyn Project
Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
Crystal is due to complete her 300h Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Certification in March 2021, TCTSY is a program from the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute.
TCTSY is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The TCTSY program qualified for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to yoga, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.