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Kintla Striker presented the latest findings on the efficacy of Kintla Yoga Therapy: “Therapeutic Efficacy of Yoga in Individuals with Varied Traumatic Stress Histories.” at the “Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition Conference” at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School on July 27, 2018. 

I am a yoga teacher, a trauma educator, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a trauma-survivor with a big dream: That like food, water, and shelter, mental wellness becomes 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 teacher or therapist when traumatic stress arises.
— Kintla Striker

Kintla Striker giving a talk at Harvard Medical School on the latest research supporting the therapeutic efficacy of Kintla Yoga Therapy in individuals with varied traumatic stress histories. The findings reflect significant positive outcomes in five domains of functioning: cognitive, psychological, emotional, relational, and physical health and wellbeing with just 8 weeks of KYT.

Together these findings support the therapeutic efficacy of the KYT method intervention for treating individuals with varied traumatic stress histories. 

The beneficial effects of this intervention on cognition, emotion, relationships, physical and psychological health, and overall well-being, are thought to result from a combination of building a trusting, supportive relationship with the attuned yoga teacher and from the practice itself in facilitating a mind-body connection that promotes trauma resilience and recovery.

Having worked now extensively over the years with a number of severely traumatized individuals, it is my unwavering opinion that this type of yoga intervention is the starting point of all good trauma therapy.


I cannot fully express how appreciative I am to be alive in this time of profound discovery, reflection, inquiry, revelations, and understanding of trauma, how we process it and how we heal. It inspires in me, great hope for our world and for all humanity.
— Kintla Striker, “Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition Conference”, Harvard Medical School