The TIMBo Collective is a collective of mind/body teachers, yogis, educators, mental health professionals, and activists working through partnerships with local and global organizations to create transformation from the inside out.
We use TIMBo programs, education, training, and global service collaborations to empower women and heal individual and collective trauma in order to amplify grassroots change.
“TIMBo has been more useful for me than all of the trauma therapies that have been previously recommended to me by treatment providers, including the trauma “experts” at a [psychiatric hospital] women’s treatment program,where I have been a patient three times. They are heavy on DBT and CBT, which has some good points but overall did not work for me in terms of managing my complex PTSD symptoms and dissociative disorder. TIMBo helped me out of a deep depression, which helped me access my creativity and utilize other skills that have been helpful in my healing (art, etc.) The first step was connecting with my body and with others.” — TIMBo Participant
TIMBo Program Facilitators
Keyona Aviles, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, InnerSpace Maven, Icky Feeling Whisperer, and Actively Healing Healer. She sees individuals and families at her private practice in the heart of Boston: Dorchester. Keyona has been facilitating TIMBo groups / privates since 2014 and is an Associate Trainer in TIMBo facilitator trainings.
"TIMBo values me as I am and in return allows me to value every part of everyone - especially myself.
Becky has been a licensed TIMBo facilitator since 2015. Becky has helped facilitate groups in RI and recently in Kenya. The TIMBo program has helped her deal with her own personal trauma and stress and become more confident in her everyday life.
Hannah is a master's level social worker, registered yoga teacher, and licensed TIMBo facilitator. She teaches trauma informed yoga to women, men, and children at the Lynn Shelter Association. Hannah is the co-owner of The Salty Buddha yoga studio in Salem, MA, where she co-facilitates TIMBo groups for women and offers 1:1 private TIMBo coaching. Hannah is passionate about holding space for others to empower themselves with accessible TIMBo tools and practices for mindfulness and healing.
Connie is a licensed Reflexologist, Yoga Instructor and BodyTalk Practitioner . She has been a TIMBo facilitator for several years and has run online groups as well as private and semi private in person groups. In gratitude for the healing she gained from TIMBo, she now shares these gifts as she works with her clients and yoga students. Every woman deserves to live an amazing beautiful life. Being involved in TIMBo gave Connie the ability to thrive and help other women do the same.
Lynn Eikenberry has been practicing Iyengar and Hatha yoga on and off for more than fifteen years. She discovered the TIMBo method and found it to be both a powerful and concrete pathway to---and an ongoing practice of--healing. This year Lynn traveled to Africa with a team of facilitators for YogaHOPE’s Global Outreach Project at the Rona Foundation, Kenya. She is currently co-facilitating at Coolidge Corner Yoga, Pine Street Inn and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.
Trish Gardner has been a Health and Fitness Coach for over 10 years. Her own struggles with body image and learning disabilities lead her to pursue a career where she could help empower others. Over the years she has helped many men, women and teens learn to love themselves and take control of their health. However, when she began her TIMBo journey in 2016 she learned to truly love and accept herself. Trish is abundantly grateful for the healing energy of TIMBo and is excited to pay it forward.
Martina is an activist, Masters level mental health counselor and expressive arts therapist, and a domestic and sexual violence advocate who has been involved with TIMBo since 2014, crediting the practice for giving her her life back and helping her turn her pain into her purpose by empowering others like herself who are healing from complex trauma. Martina's work as a TIMBo-informed provider is focused on ensuring this type of transformative healing is inclusive and accessible to all.
Katherine Gekas has been practicing yoga for about twenty years and became a certified Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) facilitator through www.yogahope.org in 2016. She has been a practicing clinical herbalist since 2014 and finds that the two trainings/approaches are personally healing and that one practice informs the other. She helped facilitate a group in Hopkinton, MA and is currently co-facilitating a group in Wellesley, MA.
Melanie Hannon is a LICSW and LADC. Currently, she is enrolled in a social justice trauma-informed yoga teacher training, participating in an online TIMBo module, and co-facilitating a TIMBo group in Wellesley, MA. Melanie is passionate about holistic healing and helping others. She has personally and professionally experienced profound healing through integration of TIMBo techniques and utilizes TIMBo in her daily life to help manage stress.
Jennifer Harvey, was in the 1st TIMBo Training in Jan. 2012 and became a certified TIMBo facilitator in Nov. 2012. She completed most of her TiMBo training in Haiti. Since then she has been a co-facilitator in many programs and trainings, in both the US and Kenya. She is the owner of Laughing Dog Yoga Studio in Wellesley, MA. Prior to opening the studio she worked full-time, for many years, as a licensed psychotherapist.
Nan Herron, M.D. is a psychiatrist as well as a yoga and meditation teacher who lives in Northern California. She specializes in working with folks who are dealing with PTSD and the effects of the traumas of everyday life. She focuses on using a blend of Western techniques and Eastern non-traditional interventions. She has facilitated TIMBo groups in the US and Kenya, and uses TIMBo techniques on a daily basis in her work in locked in-patient psychiatric wards.
Inspired by her own experience using yoga and breath in part of her PTSD recovery from surviving the Haiti 2010 earthquake, Suzy Kratzig enrolled in her first TIMBo training in April 2012. A few months later, she returned to Haiti to complete her second training alongside other Haitian earthquake survivors who were implementing TIMBo in their communities. Suzy is now a certified TIMBo Facilitator and has co-facilitated at Coolidge Corner Yoga.
Mindy B. Loiselle MSW, LCSW has been a clinical social worker for over 40 years. She has specialized in the treatment of children and adults who have histories of abuse and neglect and the impact of traumatizing events. She has also been a yoga practitioner throughout this time and received her 500 hour teacher training in 2007. In 2016 she completed her TIMBo facilitator training and values it as a central component of her clinical work.
Allison Lurie is a fourth year Clinical PsyD student at William James College and the Lead Trainer of the Online Facilitator Training. She has a focus in health psychology, and has has experience in working with chronic pain patients across the lifespan. She has been involved with yogaHOPE since 2012, and has been part of the prison initiative, run groups with clinicians in a mental health agency, and with women in a low-income housing development
Zoe MacLaren is a professional yoga teacher and grant writer living on the South Shore of Boston. She has been facilitating TIMBo groups in person and online since 2014 and also assists in the facilitator training program. TIMBo has helped Zoe eradicate symptoms of anxiety that she lived with all her life, and she is honored to share this powerful tool with other women on the path to self-healing.
Emily is a yoga instructor and Reiki Master who found TIMBo after the Boston marathon bombing. She is currently a Lead Trainer for the program and has traveled within the U.S. and to Kenya to run the program, collaborate with other organizations, and train facilitators. She has been facilitating the program in person, individually and in groups, and online since 2013. After years of struggle and trying several different treatment methods, TIMBo was the program that gave Emily her life back.
Kira Pullig, LICSW works as a Behavioral Health consultant at a community health center in East Boston and a private practice therapist. She speaks Spanish, is a Kripalu-trained yoga teacher and has been a TIMBo facilitator since 2013. Kira participated in the Prison initiative, has facilitated a group for human service professionals as well as a community group in Wellesley.
Jenny Silverberg has been helping people play, heal and empower themselves through body-centered modalities since 2000. She holds a Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University, is licensed in the Nia Technique, Art of Feminine Presence, and is the owner of Studio Joy. Jenny found TIMBo in 2015, and was immediately inspired and humbled by the power of this program.
Rebecca Stoltz is a public health professional with a focus on behavioral health, the impact of stress and trauma on children and families, and using science to inform public policy and programs. Becca is a yoga teacher (RYT-200), an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, and a licensed TIMBo facilitator. She has taught adults, children, and adolescents; women with breast cancer; men and women navigating complications with HIV/AIDS, and people who are in jail or prison.
J. Vecchia is a certified yoga teacher & a certified TIMBo facilitator. She has been teaching yoga & meditation since March 2004. She co-owns Ingleside Therapeutic Massage & Yoga in Holyoke,MA. She began her journey with TIMBo in Sept. 2015. J is co-facilitating TIMBo groups & has completed several 8-week TIMBo privates with women. J's heart is filled with abundant Gratitude for the healing energy of TIMBo & how it guides & supports her to live with awareness, love, compassion & acceptance.
Maureen Warner was Licensed as a TIMBo Facilitator in 2016. She also has 14 years of experience as a Nationally Certified Hospice Care Worker with a total of 40 years of experience in the health care field. She is a Reiki Master with a long-life interest in Mind, Body, Healing. Being introduced to TIMBo at a crucial point in her life and experiencing the results, made her want to share this program with other women who are also dealing with chronic stress related to trauma.
Elizabeth is a globetrotting TIMBo facilitator who has run a number of TIMBo programs and workshops in Kenya for cancer survivors, mental health patients, informal settlement dwellers, and compassion workers, as well as assisted in international online programs. She was responsible for organizing YogaHOPE’s cross-cultural training for marginalized widows in rural Kenya with participants from the US and UK, and arranged additional TIMBo technique workshops for cancer patients & rural Masai women.
My name is Yekta Zarrinkafsh. I am a certified TIMBo Facilitator and TIMBo Trainer (in training).
TIMBo has helped me a great deal to understand about my trauma and develop compassion with myself and others as I go through my healing process of PTSD and I aspire to share this experience with others who are open to receive it.