We cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.
– VIKTOR FRANKL
What is Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT)?
KYT is an integrative treatment for chronic, situational, secondary, and primary traumatic stress, including diagnoses of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) as well as other anxiety-related and dissociative disorders.
KYT was created and designed to heal chronic and traumatic stress at its origins, compassionately empowering individuals with embodied resources to move through the challenges of being human that may arise moment-to-moment, building new healthy responses and outcomes, supporting concurrent and subsequent psychotherapeutic and adjunctive therapies, as well as helping to facilitate post-traumatic growth.
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM KYT?
Kintla is passionate about creating a healthier, happier, more connected and heart-centered world by empowering healing and post-traumatic growth in individuals experiencing the effects of chronic and traumatic stress. Post-traumatic growth means we are better because of our experiences, not in spite of them and it’s a phenomenon that Kintla has witnessed again and again in her life and work.
The Kintla Yoga Therapy trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy treatment protocol is accessible globally through the Unitus Therapy Intelligence cloud. The cloud-based programs make healing the origins of traumatic stress available to providers and clients in each moment, furthering the KYT mission to ensure mental wellness is recognized as a basic human need and that across the globe every trauma survivor has access to learning simple mind-body tools from an attuned, compassionate provider when traumatic stress arises.
Kintla is an E-RYT as well as a KYT-CF (Kintla Yoga Therapy® Certified Facilitator), the CEO of Kintla Yoga, LLC, and the creator of KYT. Kintla conducts KYT private and group sessions, is an international lecturer, a trauma educator, a consultant on trauma-informed practices and programs, a treatment program author, a published author, and acts as a research investigator (Michigan State University and Kintla Yoga, LLC). She is also an advisory executive council member with the Women Economic Forum, a member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, a board member of Mid-Michigan Recovery Services, and a steering committee member of Judge Michelle Rick’s Journey Court.
Kintla Yoga, LLC offers a variety of services including private and group yoga therapy sessions, training opportunities for yoga teachers, mental health care providers, in-service trainings, cloud-based programs for NGOs, government and academic institutions, as well as consulting services, and cloud-based programs for mental health care practitioners to implement with clients (including a comprehensive symptom assessment tool).
The most recent research on KYT (2018) was with individuals having experienced varied traumatic histories and included significant improvements in five domains of functioning (cognitive, psychological, emotional, relational, and physical health and wellbeing) after just 8 weeks of the KYT protocol.
KYT is trauma-informed, primary evidence-based, heart-centered, mindfulness-focused, and choice-driven rooted in ancient yogic traditions, neuroscience, empathy, and compassion.
THERE IS A DEEP WISDOM WITHIN EVERY SURVIVOR that must be RECOGNIZED AND honored. – Kintla Striker
The intention of Kintla Yoga Therapy® is to empower individuals to see their own light, to find meaning in their experiences, to heal and reconnect body-mind-spirit-breath, to feel, to increase confidence, to find peace, to re-discover joy, and to move forward with concrete tools–wholeheartedly embracing every aspect of being fully present and alive for the rest of their lives.