Meet Our Team
Joyce Bosen 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 the Institute of Healing Arts for 12 months. Joyce continued to hone her skills as an Ayurveda Consultant and certified T.M. (Transcendental Meditation). 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 stance that “Yoga is for Every-Body”. Over the years Joyce accumulated many CEU’s and attended numerous conferences aimed at helping vulnerable populations. Among these certifications are; Restorative Yoga for Back and Spine Injury/Disease from All About Yoga, and Trauma-Informed Outreach Certification from The Connection Coalition. As well as workshops hosted by Bessel Van der kolk, Author of The Body Keeps the Score and Dr James Gordon from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Joyce has experienced multiple traumas herself and those experiences have gifted her with profound empathy. She is drawn to help marginalized populations. In 2012 after watching her 22-year-old son die, Joyce’s desire to help was turbo-boosted. She began to research her PTSD diagnosis and work with other mind body professionals to create a method that helped relieve her own symptoms. After counselors observed her improvement, she was asked to teach this method at the vet center where she herself was receiving talk therapy and quickly found herself very busy teaching at many agencies who needed her style of science-based yoga as a somatic intervention and therapy. Joyce and her husband Darwin co-found Trauma Recovery Yoga and are 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. In 2017 Trauma Recovery Yoga was awarded “The Compassionate Cities award” by the mayor of Las Vegas after the 1 October shooting, for T.R.Y.s offering of free classes in 11 location across the Las Vegas community for those effected https://traumarecoveryyoga.org/news/las-vegas-review-journal-yoga-helps-with-healing-after-tragedy/. In June 2018 Trauma Recovery Yoga traveled to Denver CO and representing Las Vegas who were awarded the “All America Cities award” for their work to bring these self-regulating tools of yoga to the at-risk youth in Las Vegas through their “Mindful Movement” program.
After 30+ years in the corporate executive marketing and retail world, Darwin decided to use his business education, experience, and skills to serve the world in a different way. Darwin had built his career and conscious leadership style based on his formal studies at UNLV, CSN and UOP. Finishing his formal education in 2011 Darwin continued to develop his understanding of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Studies, and Mindfulness; researching and implementing techniques from practitioners such as Dr Rick Hanson PHD (Neuroplasticity), Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (trauma science), David Emerson (trauma informed yoga), and more. In 2014 Darwin retired from the corporate world to work with and run the Operations at Nevada’s largest nonprofit and Food Bank. 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 movement, meditation and breath work, have for an individual suffering from trauma and its lingering effects.” It has only been through this work and the stories from others that Darwin was able to recognize his own traumas in his life and the coping skills he had developed related to those traumas. Through this personal realization and his work with the community Darwin has been compelled to share his knowledge and understanding of trauma and the healing which can be achieved; working with the Nevada Board of: Counselors, Therapist, Social Workers ensuring these tools can be shared and of CEU value to not only yogis but all persons and professionals who care for others and ultimately care for themselves.
Dr. Nicole Anders
Dr. Nicole Anders is a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), currently working with Veterans at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System’s main hospital in North Las Vegas. Dr. Anders is the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) treatment coordinator and runs a specialized track within the PTSD program. She also maintains a small caseload in private practice here in Nevada. As well, Nicole obtained her 200YTT certification in Bali, Indonesia. She teaches Ashtanga-based vinyasa flow as well as yin yoga at 103 Hot Pilates and Yoga, and other venues across Las Vegas. Nicole’s theoretical orientation is holistic and she firmly believes in the mind-body connection. Working with trauma, Nicole feels it is best to approach someone from multiple modalities such as combining talk therapy with trauma-sensitive yoga and bodywork. In her personal life, Nicole has experienced several significant, traumatic losses, and has consistently turned to yoga for healing and growth. Nicole often shares with her yoga classes, the idea that yoga mats are “magic” as she feels constantly astounded by how powerful the work on them can be.
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