About T.R.Y. Trauma Recovery Yoga
T.R.Y. Trauma Recovery Yoga is a socially conscious non profit organization changing the world by facilitating self-compassion and global healing through training individuals in the TRY method of yoga science. Joyce Bosen and Darwin Bosen are the founders of T.R.Y.; Joyce has experienced compound trauma first hand and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2012 from these experiences . Through the great work of the professional Trauma Recovery Yoga certified trainers and instructors, we provide essential tools and techniques for body and mind connections which are essential to healing and recovery after trauma. The method has also proven as an effective preventative resource to manage the bodies reaction to stress and trauma which can help those entering into positions or activities that may expose them to traumatic events. In addition for Post Trauma, when used as a complementary therapy to psychotherapy or talk therapy, we have seen big success where there was little before. T.R.Y. understands the prevalence of trauma in our communities, and the unfortunate fact that there are limited resources for these individuals to overcome and thrive. Even more distressing is the lack of somatic therapies in the community; post trauma, many individuals connection with their body is lacking and this lack of connection or "disassociation" perpetuates a struggle dealing with stress, anxiety and abrupt unexpected situations “triggers”. Many individuals who struggle with trauma quite simply do not have the ability to "calm" after such situations. Stuck in a state of fear, some for many years. This stress then leads to a multitude of other health issues. Our work is to help these people of trauma find the route from fear to freedom.
Joyce Sportsman, founder: Over 10 years of living a yogi lifestyle and seeing the benefits of walking in the disciplines of yoga, Joyce decided it was time she helped bring this gift to populations that would not normally have access to classes. Joyce received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Ashtanga yoga after shadowing her mentor Ki F. Kosut at the Ki-Atsu LMT, CPT, RYT at Institute of healing arts for 12 months she also honed her skills as an Ayurveda Consultant. Joyce is also a certified T.M. (Transcendental Meditation) instructor. Shortly after Joyce created a class called S.O.S. (seriously out of shape) and taught in back rooms of salons and spas to those who were obese, physically, medically, or emotional unable or unwilling joining a typical yoga class at a gym or studio. It has always been Joyce's mantra that "Yoga is for Every-Body" . Over the years Joyce accumulated as many CEU's as she could get her hands on that were aimed at helping vulnerable populations. Among these certifications are; Restorative yoga for back and spine injury or disease from All About Yoga, and Trauma Informed Outreach Certification with The Connection Coalition. Joyce had suffered crisis and trauma and these experiences have gifted her such empathy she is drawn to help those who are forgotten. In 2012 after watching her 22 year old son die in front of her, Joyce's desire to help was turbo boosted. She began volunteer teaching at the vet center where she herself was being counseled for PTSD and quickly found herself very busy teaching at many agencies who needed her style of soul nurturing yoga. Joyce now finds herself blessed to be contracted to teach: at-risk youth at multiple schools, traumatic brain injury patients, PTSD vets and over-comers of other traumas such as traumatic grief, sexual assault and domestic violence. She walks in a yoga lifestyle and feels privileged to be living her Dharma helping others through her organization T.R.Y. (trauma recovery yoga)
Darwin Bosen. Founder: After 30+ years in the corporate marketing and retail world Darwin decided to use his business education, experience and skills to make a social impact on the community. Darwin committed his career and passion to fighting hunger in Southern Nevada through running the Operations and Community Collaborations of Southern Nevada's only food bank and largest non-profit. During this time Darwin and Joyce met and built a wonderful loving relationship and family. Darwin shared Joyce's passion for helping individuals in our community and although his career was in feeding peoples hunger, feeding their souls was a greater passion. Joyce and Darwin decided they could help trauma survivors through forming Trauma Recovery Yoga. "Through my relationship with Joyce and the agencies I served I became acutely aware of the prevalence of trauma throughout the community and the profound positive impact yoga, meditation and breath work, can have for an individual suffering from trauma and it's lingering affects"