Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma take us out of our body as a protective survival mechanism. While this is a brilliant evolutionary adaptation that helps preserve life, once trauma subsides we need mechanisms and techniques to help us return to our body. The practice of TCTSY is about learning to be in our own skins, and to make choices with our bodies based on the sensations we are experiencing in the present moment.

Trauma sensitive yoga has been scientifically validated as an effective treatment for PTSD.  It is especially effective for complex trauma and treatment resistant PTSD.

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Liz Manion

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TCTSY-F, RYT-500, Accessible Yoga

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Practicing on the Indigenous Lands of the Saux and Fox Tribes

Liz is an experienced TCTSY Care Provider and an Accessible Yoga Provider who thrives on learning and teaching. She designs fluid and intelligent sequences that invite all students, all folx, to find their inner strength, their voice, safety in their bodies and to empower and strengthen their sense of agency. They choose, you choose, students chose how they want to show up in practice in their bodies and minds to discover their authentic selves.

In her work, Liz’s students discover safety and self-regulation in their bodies through her warm, inviting, heartfelt presence. She welcomes and invites all to show up as they are in their bodies and minds.  She plants the seeds of self-reflection so her students can bloom on their own time, in their own way, encouraging them to explore the depths of their being and see if anything is unfelt.

Dedicated to her students, Liz strives to share the practice of embodiment, the comingling of the mind and body, in ways that make a profound lasting difference in their lives. Liz is a respected and beloved care provider to all who come in contact with her. Her offerings are infused with a profound wisdom, experience, and a clear ability to offer and bring out student’s innate confidence and ability to heal, connect, and source truth.

When Liz is not on her mat, she is enjoying an active lifestyle in the outdoors, with her family, and deepening her understanding of asana in her practice.


Email:   phone: 515-450-2312

Sandy Eimers

Nervous system couch working withYoga for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, & trauma resolution.


Licensed, Registered Pharmacist

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

Corporate keynote speaker

Certified Functional Yoga Therapist

Experienced Yoga Teacher (ERYT500)

TIYT Primary Faculty

RYS YTT Director (balance yoga lounge)

Certified Somatic Yoga Teacher
YACEP Trainer
Traditional studies (India) with ICYER & Kaivalyadham

Eric Daishin McCabe

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Eric is a TCTSY facilitator with over 25 years of yoga and meditation practice. He began to understand trauma while teaching meditation and yoga at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Eric found in the TCTSY methodology a powerful way to relate to survivors that he has documented in a chapter of the book, Embodied HealingSurvivor and Facilitator Voices from the Practice of Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Eric uses the principles of TCTSY in working in group yoga settings, private classes, in his work as a Zen Priest, and with college students at Des Moines Area Community College. He is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest recognized by the Soto School in both Japan and the United States. His 15 years of residential training in Zen temples taught him to love himself as he is (which is an ongoing process), to be considerate and aware of the needs of others (also ongoing), and to appreciate being an integral part of this intricate web of life within planet earth. He lives in Ames with his wife and son.

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