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.
What are the Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) programs?
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 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.
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.
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:
Mental Health Care Providers in private practice, government and non-government organizations, schools, hospitals, social service agencies, and wellness centers
Organizations, Agencies, and Corporations Dedicated to Employee and/or Volunteer Wellness
Disaster Relief workers and volunteers
Forced Displacement workers and volunteers
Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs serve all populations that have experienced chronic stress or trauma in any form, including:
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 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.
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
Media and Events
Kintla Yoga Therapy® in the Media
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.