why trauma informed yoga ?

Trauma informed yoga can :

Regulate emotions and feeling through increasing one's ability  to experience emotions safely.

Develop strong connection to self and others, cultivating internal balance.

Develop positive shifts in many area of one's life, behaviors and relationships.

Fosters self-care, self-love and appreciation, pride and accomplishments.

"I have a new positive outlook on myself and my body image. I have learned things about myself that are positive that I didn't know before.  I learned these things on my yoga mat in trauma informed yoga. I am grateful for this class." Participant 

Meet Our staff

Kim Mulholland

TCTSY Class Facilitator                                         


Training and Certifications :              

300 Hour Trauma Center Trauma  Sensitive Yoga Facilitator  (TCTSY-F) 

200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance  Teacher 

Prison Yoga Project Ambassador Training 

Continuing Clinical Education:

2017-2018 Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies offered through The Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute.

Neuroscience in Clinical Practice: Applying the Power of Brain Science to Heal Trauma, Attachment, Shame and More.

Organizational Memberships:

Member of the Yoga Service Council

Sharon Gaddy


Haywood County Detention Center

Prison Yoga Project Ambassador Training

About Kim

Kim worked in healthcare management for 15 years prior to becoming a registered yoga teacher. Early on in her study of yoga and how it works within one's body she had several experiences with people who had experienced some form of trauma. These traumatic experiences were impacting relationships and connections to their bodies in the present.  Kim recognized that yoga had a unique way to promote healing from the inside out. This started her quest to find the best, safest ways to bring a positive experience of change and connection to one's body in the present.

Kim trained and studied under David Emerson the Director of Yoga at Bessel van der Kolk's Trauma Center in Brookline Massachusetts. Bessel is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of psychological trauma and the role the body plays in healing and recovery. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga(TCTSY) has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Yoga and is the only Yoga program on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and practices. Kim is one of only hundred TCTSY Facilitators in the world and at present there are only two certified facilitators in the state of North Carolina.

Kim currently shares weekly trauma informed yoga classes to women and children whose lives have been affected by trauma at local domestic violence  shelters and The Haywood County Detention Center. She has also facilitated classes with teens at Broyhill, Aspire and Haywood Alternative Learning School. 

Kim is excited to share several different trauma informed yoga classes with the community at The Fitness Connection and is passionately committed to shepherding individuals perhaps to a place of hope and healing.