Our mission is to educate, to teach and to empower all human beings who have experienced chronic stress or trauma in any form with compassionate and well-researched yoga and mindfulness practices.

Kintla Striker, CEO Kintla Yoga LLC

 

 

What are the Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) programs?

 “The primary goal for me with populations of trauma survivors is to teach them skills that they’ll have for a lifetime. Skill sets that build internal resources, help them to reduce their own suffering, to take back personal power, and to begin to take steps forward to be productive, positive influences within their communities.”  — Kintla Striker

“The primary goal for me with populations of trauma survivors is to teach them skills that they’ll have for a lifetime. Skill sets that build internal resources, help them to reduce their own suffering, to take back personal power, and to begin to take steps forward to be productive, positive influences within their communities.” — Kintla Striker

 

The Method

The KYT method combines curriculum elements with implementation style believed to restore self-regulation, agency, build resilience and foster recovery after trauma as well as address the underlying causes of traumatic stress through effects on nervous and endocrine systems. 

 The KYT method is a four-fold blend of Traditional Yoga Elements merged with an emphasis on Teacher Qualities, Encouragements, and Mirroring and Attuned Responsiveness.

 

The Programs

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® program is a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in all trauma survivors, including those suffering the effects of chronic stress, PTSD, C-PTSD, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. The program offers cloud-based training and tools for professionals who want to incorporate trauma-informed yoga therapy into their mental health therapy sessions.  

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® Combat Recovery program is a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in combat veterans, including those suffering the effects of PTSD, C-PTSD, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. The program offers cloud-based tools for in-the-moment implementation by mental health providers and trauma-informed yoga teachers. 

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® Disaster Distress Relief program is a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in populations experiencing emotional distress associated with natural or man-made disasters, including those suffering the effects of traumatic stress and secondary trauma. The program offers cloud-based tools for in-the-moment implementation by professional providers as well as volunteers in times of crisis. 

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® Forced Displacement Distress Relief program is a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in forcibly displaced persons, including refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons suffering the effects of traumatic stress. Compassionate implementation of Kintla Yoga Therapy program tools is fundamental to a goal of successful dynamic assimilation. The program offers cloud-based tools for in-the-moment implementation by professional providers as well as volunteers in times of crisis. 

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® Human Trafficking Recovery program is a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in human trafficking survivors, including those suffering the effects of multiple traumatic experiences, PTSD, C-PTSD, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. The program offers cloud-based tools for in-the-moment implementation by professional providers as well as volunteers in times of crisis.

The UnitusTI cloud offers providers my Kintla Yoga Therapy® program practices with therapeutic guidance updated in real time, assessment tools to monitor client progress, secure record keeping, and report generation. The program also offers provider accountability and program efficacy. The delivery of the program empowers individuals with cloud support through detailed guidance programs, audio and video files. Both the provider and the client feel supported in the implementation of these program.
— Kintla Striker, Creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®

Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs are researched programs, developed over 30 years, taught and practiced by Kintla Striker, international lecturer and yoga teacher, to empower the achievement of balance in mind, body and spirit.


 
 
 
The Kintla Yoga Therapy program is the most comprehensive, evidence-based, resource for best-practices in treating trauma that I have seen. For service providers, the programs offered here are customized individually to help address patients’ unique needs—a feature so important, as everybody responds to trauma differently and there is no one-size-fits-all method for treatment. For those receiving treatment, the Kintla Yoga Therapy program offers clear, detailed guidance for practices recommended by the service provider that allows for patients to take the reins of their own healing in a safe and empowering way. These programs are an essential asset to both service providers and patients in healing the effects of trauma and chronic stress.
— Apryl E. Pooley, PhD, trauma neuroscientist
 
 

Who are the KYT programs for?

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs are designed for mental health practitioners who work in trauma-related fields.  Any discipline that addresses the challenge of clients with mental and emotional disorders can benefit from trauma-informed yoga therapy. KYT is the root of all good trauma therapy. 


Those who can most benefit from the Kintla Yoga Therapy® for trauma recovery programs encompass not only the survivor of trauma or chronic stress, but also the practitioner providing care:

  1. Mental Health Care Providers in private practice, government and non-government organizations, schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and wellness centers

  2. Organizations, Agencies, and Corporations Dedicated to Employee and/or Volunteer Wellness

  3. Disaster Relief workers and volunteers

  4. Forced Displacement workers and volunteers

 
Kintla Striker, creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®, came to Houston to teach trauma-informed yoga to victims of Hurricane Harvey. I learned a series of empowering practices from Kintla, including breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, and mindful movement. I may have started our session as a hurricane victim, but I ended up a warrior with a new lease on life, my job and my family.

I highly recommend Kintla’s trauma-informed yoga therapy program.
— Angela H., Houston, Texas
 

 
Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs serve all populations that have experienced chronic stress or trauma in any form, including: 

  • Military Veterans

  • Community Responders, such as police departments, fire departments, ROTC, military guard, emergency medical responders, crime victim advocates, and more

  • International Humanitarian Aid Workers on Mission, such as Red Cross, NGOs, and more

  • Caregivers, such as volunteers, hospital workers, cancer centers, social service agencies, and more

  • Certified Teachers of Wellness

  • Communities and Families suffering the effects of traumatic stress

  • Court systems and municipalities

 

Why should you use Kintla Yoga Therapy®?

 KYT is the root of all good trauma therapy.

KYT is the root of all good trauma therapy.

 

KYT empowers post-traumatic growth.

Experiencing a traumatic event or multiple traumatic events can cause a variety of traumatic stress challenges for survivors, including for example, making it nearly impossible to simply get through a single day without multiple anxiety or panic attacks.

KYT has the dual benefit of reducing or preventing Compassion Fatigue or Secondary Traumatic Stress in the provider.

It is specially designed to address this causal mind-body disconnect in individuals who have suffered trauma and is becoming widely recognized as an effective way to create a healing environment for trauma based clients, allowing them greater body awareness, the ability to calm their breath, quiet their thoughts, reconnect body-mind-spirit-breath, and to regain a felt-sense of safety, so they can take the next breath, the next step forward.

The intention of Kintla Yoga Therapy® is to empower individuals to see their own light, 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.
— Kintla Striker, Creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®
 

How does it work?

 

Delivered through our innovative UnitusTI cloud software.  Access from any device, anywhere in the world.

The Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs are delivered via subscription to the UnitusTI cloud.  With leading-edge data collection, staff and client management tools and the Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs built right into UnitusTI, you can focus on the healing, anytime, anywhere. 

  • See instant data on your clients' progress and make informed decisions on their next steps

  • Provide reports and share relevant data securely with your staff and clients

  • Track staff performance and give them collaboration tools to keep your practice on track

  • Customizable data collection means you can track as much or as little as you need to keep your practice humming and your clients happy

 Subscribe to UnitusTI, log in, load client data and begin working. Take data through any device or computer and share clients progress instantly with HIPAA/Ferpa friendly security.

Subscribe to UnitusTI, log in, load client data and begin working. Take data through any device or computer and share clients progress instantly with HIPAA/Ferpa friendly security.

 

Media and Events

 
 

Events

Kintla Yoga Therapy presented at Harvard Medical School's "Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition" Conference, July 2018

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 27-29, 2018. 

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Creator of the Kintla Yoga Therapy® Programs

CEO | Kintla Yoga LLC — Creator | Teacher | Speaker | Trauma Educator | Researcher | Kintla Yoga Therapy® Teacher | International Lecturer | Trauma Educator | Consultant | Researcher 

Kintla Striker is the CEO of Kintla Yoga LLC, and the creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®, a trauma-informed, evidence-based yoga therapy designed to empower healing in trauma survivors. She is a trauma survivor herself and has dedicated over 30 years of her life to understanding how the body, mind and spirit heal.

Kintla is passionate about empowering the human spirit to heal. She currently maintains a private and group client practice in Michigan. She conducts speaking engagements and facilitates Kintla Yoga Therapy® workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. She also serves as a Program Author with the Integrative Medicine division of Unitus Therapy Intelligence, and is an Advisory Executive Council member of the global Women Economic Forum. Kintla has been interviewed about her work in print, radio, and television, as well as the feature length documentary, Break the Chain.

Kintla’s trauma-informed yoga therapy has served survivors of combat-related trauma; sexual assault; domestic violence; childhood physical, psychological, and sexual abuse and neglect; human trafficking; medical trauma; chronic illness; cancer; sexual exploitation; forced displacement; disasters; crimes and humanitarian aid workers.  She also acts as a research investigator with the Clinical Psychology Department of Michigan State University and Kintla Yoga LLC, and is a Michigan State University Community Partner.

Kintla’s personal experiences, work with survivors, study, data collection, education, and involvement in cutting edge research in the fields of trauma-informed yoga therapy and mindfulness practices assure the highest quality trauma-informed yoga therapy available in the world today. 

 

Further Reading

https://kintlayoga.com/research-publications/