Trauma Expert & Educator
KINTLA YOGA, LLC
Hi! I’m Kintla Striker. I began designing and teaching Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) in 2009. It is part of my heart and soul, the culmination of a lifetime of experiences, study, healing, adventure and continued learning, and it is my tremendous honor to share it with you!
I am passionate about creating a healthier, happier, more connected and heart-centered world by empowering healing and post-traumatic growth in trauma survivors through my trauma-informed yoga method, KYT. It is my life’s work, and it is my dream that like food, water, and shelter, mental wellness is recognized as a basic human need and that all trauma survivors across the globe have access to learning simple healing mind-body tools when traumatic stress arises.
KYT is the root of all good trauma therapy.
As the owner of Kintla Yoga LLC and the creator of KYT, I teach, lecture, educate, consult, write, and act as a research investigator (Michigan State University and Kintla Yoga LLC). I’m also a Program Author in partnership with Unitus Therapy Intelligence, which hosts my global cloud-based programs for mental health practitioners.
I have a strong interest in working in alliance with mental health practitioners and survivors of all types of trauma, including child abuse and neglect, human trafficking, domestic violence, combat-related trauma, cancer, natural disasters, refugees, sudden loss of a close loved one, civilian survivors of war, and more. ♥
This is inspiring, life-affirming work, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be of service to others in this meaningful way.
Kintla Yoga, LLC offers a variety of services including private and group yoga therapy sessions, training opportunities for yoga teachers, mental health care providers, in-service trainings, cloud-based programs for NGOs, government and academic institutions, as well as consulting services, and cloud-based programs for mental health care practitioners to implement with clients (including a comprehensive symptom assessment tool).
Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) is specially designed to empower healing in all trauma survivors, including those who suffer the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Compassion Fatigue or Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD). The most recent research on KYT (2018) with individuals having experienced various traumatic histories (combat-related trauma-human trafficking) includes significant improvements in five domains of functioning (cognitive, psychological, emotional, relational, and physical).
KYT is trauma-informed, evidence-based, heart-centered and choice-driven, rooted in ancient yogic traditions, empathy, compassion, and mindfulness practices. The KYT teacher or therapist holds attuned responsiveness with clients as a primary skill.
“WE ARE EACH OUR OWN BEST HEALER.” – ANTONIA C. JOHNS
The intention of Kintla Yoga Therapy® is to empower individuals to see their own light, to find meaning in their experiences, 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.
“You always make my heart smile. Thank you for always being kind and validating me, Kintla. I have not done it alone, you have been so instrumental in my healing. I’m not a hero, what I have been through so many others have been through. I just want to heal and be able to help others the way you have for me, and be a voice for others.
You are my hero and inspiration, Kintla. You have been my light through my darkness. You have found something in me I couldn’t see, you made me believe.”Name Withheld