Our mission is 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.
What are the Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) 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 KYT method is evidence-based and combines curriculum elements with an implementation style believed to restore self-regulation, agency, build resilience and foster recovery after trauma as well as address the underlying causes of chronic and 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 Provider Qualities, Encouragements, and Mirroring and Attuned Responsiveness.
Who is it for?
The Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs are designed for mental health practitioners working in the field of trauma recovery. Any discipline that addresses the challenge of clients with chronic or traumatic stress can benefit from trauma-informed yoga 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 it?
KYT empowers post-traumatic growth.
A mind-body disconnect may occur with the onset of chronic or traumatic stress. Consequently, the reconnect must begin with the body and the breath. KYT is the first step in reconnecting and healing. It is the root of all good trauma therapy.
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 the UnitusTI electronic data records cloud
Access from any device, anywhere in the world
The Kintla Yoga Therapy® programs are delivered via subscription to the UnitusTI electronic data records (EDR) cloud.
Leading-edge data collection, staff and client management tools and program templates are built right into UnitusTI.
See instant data and quickly graph progress to make informed decisions
Provide reports and share relevant data securely with others
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 business humming and your clients happy
UnitusTI capabilities include:
Assessments | Programs | Curricula | Data Acquisition Types | Program Maintenance | Target Maintenance | Pre-defined Reports | Customizable Reports | Service Code Tracking | Graphing | Calendar | Internal Messaging | Document Storage | Session Tracking | Interactive Materials | Role-based Access | Multimedia | Automatic Backups | Billing Prep | Real-time Data Monitoring
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About the Author
Kintla Striker is the CEO of Kintla Yoga LLC and the creator of Kintla Yoga Therapy®, a trauma-informed, evidence-based trauma treatment. 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 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, is an Advisory Executive Council member of the global Women Economic Forum, and is a member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. 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 abuse (physical, psychological, sexual); 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, 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.
“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.” ~ Kintla Yoga LLC
Program Author Media and Events
Kintla interviewed in the film “Breaking the Chain”
Apr. 19-21, 2019: Kintla Striker to speak about “the effects of trauma on the whole person and how we heal individually and collectively” at The Texas Yoga Conference Yoga for Health Training 2019