Hi! I’m Kintla Striker. I began crafting, evolving, and teaching Kintla Yoga Therapy® (KYT) in 2009 after decades of working on my own healing as well as 30 years of contemplation and investigation of trauma and how we heal individually and collectively. It is part of my heart and soul, the culmination of a lifetime of experiences, study, healing, curiosity, imagination, adventure and learning, and it is my tremendous honor to share it with you! This precious human life is truly a gift.
I am passionate about creating a healthier, happier, more connected and heart-centered world by empowering healing and post-traumatic growth in individuals experiencing the effects of traumatic stress. Post-traumatic growth means we are better because of our experiences, not in spite of them. Through my trauma-informed yoga therapy treatment protocol, accessible globally through the Unitus Therapy Intelligence cloud, healing the origins of traumatic stress is available in each moment aligning with the KYT mission 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.
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 organizations, agencies, government and non-government entities, hospitals, centers, clinics, and private mental health practitioners as well as survivors of all types of trauma, including child abuse and neglect, human trafficking, domestic violence, combat-related trauma, cancer, natural disasters, refugees, the sudden loss of a loved one, civilian survivors of war, individuals in recovery, 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.
“THERE IS A DEEP WISDOM WITHIN EVERY SURVIVOR that must be honored.” -Kintla Striker
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.