Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) program:: yogaHOPE is coming to the Breathing Room

Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) program:: yogaHOPE 

“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” Brené Brown – The Gifts of Imperfection

Read what this one participant has to say about her experience in the TIMBo program:

A woman in a Boston-area drug treatment center recently recounted the details of a harrowing court date to yogaHOPE founder, Suzanne Jones. A mother of three and a recovering crack addict, the woman had been racked with anxiety, wondering how she could hold herself together during the hearing that would determine whether she would regain custody of her children. But as a participant in yogaHOPE’s pilot Trauma Informed Mind-Body (TIMBo) program, she was newly armed with techniques for dealing with difficult emotions. “When I was in court,” she told Jones, “my stepmom kept attacking me, and I just kept breathing. I told myself, ‘Just breathe, just breathe.’” – read more HERE

yogaHOPE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing rehabilitative trauma-informed mind-body programming to women across the globe. yogaHOPE strives to lead women toward empowerment and recovery by cultivating mindfulness through yoga, meditation and non-judgmental self-inquiry. Already, hundreds of women have experienced the benefits of yogaHope’s Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) program, and are starting to heal themselves through personal empowerment.

The TIMBo program is the foundation of yogaHOPE’s work. TIMBo was developed specifically for women who have experienced trauma, chronic trauma, addiction and/or abuse. The program offers participants the tools to address the psycho-social, emotional, and physiological root causes of trauma and stress, and enables them to start the healing process and to improve their natural emotional regulation. The program is empirically based, trauma-informed, and gender-responsive, and utilizes the strengths of female survivors of trauma. Using mindfulness techniques that have proven effective in addressing emotional regulation and distress tolerance, TIMBo is simple, accessible and on the cutting-edge of trauma care.

Since the first TIMBo training in January 2012, we have witnessed profound healing and empowerment in diverse groups of women including social workers, Haitian community members, teachers, women in prison, stay-at-home mothers. It is though a recognition of common experience that women realize the potential for positive change, and by tapping into their roles as nurturers and caregivers they create transformation in their own lives and in their communities.

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We believe that women are the change makers in society. We believe that oppressed, disenfranchised, underserved and traumatized women have the potential to be healed, empowered and serve as leaders and teachers within their communities. We believe that these women can change the world.


Join trained Facilitators: Katherine LaCasse, Kiersten Mulcahy, and Lauren Burkhart


Transformational Intervention for Mind and Body. TIMBo is a 16 week program that combines discussion yoga and meditation to help women cope with stress and find balance.


YogaHOPE is a nonprofit educational and service organization dedicated to addressing acute and long-term trauma through rehabilitative mind-body programming and training for women across the globe.


Specifically through the implementation of the research-based Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) program, yogaHOPE is empowering women to become change agents and healers for their own communities by using easy-to-learn mindfulness techniques that have been proven effective in increasing emotional regulation and self compassion while decreasing the symptoms of depression, anxiety and traumatic stress (PTSD).


YogaHope designed the TIMBo program specifically for the purpose of supporting mental health needs in environments where trauma experts and mental health services are severely lacking. Empowering women everywhere to take effective action in both their own well-being and the well-being of other women.


The TIMBo program operates in a structured curriculum of 16 facilitated small group sessions that provide participants with tools to address the patterns and symptoms that ignite relapse and entrapment within the cycle of stress and trauma. TIMBo is simple, accessible, measurable and scalable, in addition to being at the cutting edge of mental and behavioral health interventions.


In the past four years, yogaHOPE’s TIMBo program has touched the lives of more than a thousand women throughout the United States and internationally. It has yielded very positive results after the Haiti earthquake and the Boston bombing, as well as in women’s prisons in Massachusetts and general women populations everywhere. See HERE

for a short documentary on a local yoga teacher and TIMBo facilitator who found healing and empowerment through TIMBo.


The TIMBo program addresses three primary objectives:


  • 1. The first and most concrete objective of this program is to give women simple, effective and accessible tools to utilize as active coping strategies for self-regulation. These tools can be used anywhere, anytime and take just minutes to utilize.
  • 2. The second objective is to help women gain awareness of their bodies and their body sensations. Emotional traumatic memory becomes lodged in the body and is triggered in an endless feedback loop that becomes chronic and debilitating in many.
  • 3. The third and long-term objective is to help women renegotiate their self-belief through awareness of their inner experience, and begin the process of transformation.


yogaHOPE, is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing rehabilitative trauma-informed mind- body programming to women across the globe. yogaHOPE strives to lead women toward empowerment and recovery by cultivating mindfulness through yoga, meditation, and non- judgmental self-inquiry.



This program meets every friday 7:30-9pm starting Nov 20th for 16 weeks

This events investment $250

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