TIMBo is a mindfulness-based intervention that includes mindful discussions on topics such as compassion, fear, confidence, shame, awareness and perspective, over 8 or 16 sessions. Discussions also include how and where emotions are felt and manifest in the body, and incorporate breathing techniques to help in creating full body awareness. TIMBo sessions always close with simple and gentle yoga sequence followed by a guided meditation. The TIMBo program is trauma-informed and gender-responsive (designed to be suitable for women who have experienced trauma) and is appropriate for everyone, regardless of an individual’s exposure to trauma or experience with yoga.

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TIMBo Programs (general public)

Jan 19, 2020

9-session TIMBo program in Kalamazoo

TIMBo in Kalamazoo, MI

Co-led by facilitators Mary Beth Thomas and Tara McLinden, this TIMBo group runs for nine weeks starting on January 19th, 2020 and ending March 15th, 2020. Email for more details or to sign up.

Jan 28, 2020

Tuesdays Evenings from 7pm to 8:30

TIMBo in Pawtucket, RI

Co-led by facilitators Becky Burns, Maureen Warner and Trish Gardner this 9 week TIMBo program  meets Tuesdays from 7pm-8:30pm staring on January 28th, 2020 and  ending March 24th, 2020. Sliding scale tuition. $275/$250/$200. Payment plans availalble.

Mar 31, 2020

Tuesday Mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm

TIMBo in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Co-led by facilitators Katherine Gekas, Lynn Eikenberry and Alex Murray-Golay this TIMBo group meets for 9 weeks on Tuesdays  from 10:30am -12:00pm starting March 31st  and ending May 26th, 2020. Participants will then have the option of continuing on for a second session.

Session 1: $220 (9 weeks. Includes workbook)

Session 2: $16 (7 weeks. Must complete session 1 before option in to session 2)

Pre-register for both sessions by February 20th for a price of $350 for both sessions

Apr 01, 2020

Wednesday Evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

TIMBo in Peterborough, NH

Co-led by facilitators Katherine Gekas, Lynn Eikenberry and Alex Murray-Golay this TIMBo group meets for 9 weeks on Wednesdays fro 5:30pm -7:00pm starting April 1st  and ending May 27th, 2020. Participants will then have the option of continuing on for a second session.

Session 1: $220 (9 weeks. Includes workbook)

Session 2: $16 (7 weeks. Must complete session 1 before option in to session 2)

Pre-register for both sessions by February 20th for a price of $350 for both sessions

Sep 09, 2019

Monday Evenings from 5:45-7:15pm

TIMBo at Coolidge Corner

Co-led by facilitators Emily Peterson and Lynn Eikenberry, this TIMBo group meets Mondays 5:45pm -7:15pm starting September 9th and runs for 16 weeks, ending December 30, 2019 (No class on December 23rd).  Total non-refundable cost of the program is $450 + $15 for the workbook.

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TIMBo Facilitators

Boston, MA

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 treatments and methods, TIMBo was the program that gave Emily her life back.  She would like everyone  to have access to TIMBo, which allows one to find connection to themselves and others while maintaining  a sense of agency in the healing process. 

Jennifer Harvey

Natick, MA

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. She has extensive training in mind/body practices (including yoga, Nia and meditation), the treatment of trauma and positive psychology. For Jennifer, the TIMBo program combines the key elements for healing and empowerment in a way that is rich in it's simplicity, practicality and wisdom. For her, each session, each group, each woman bears witness to the strength, compassion and resilience within us. 

Boston, MA

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.  She has found the TIMBo program to be a source of personal growth, healing, and community.  She has observed the program catalyze tremendous change and empowerment within herself and the women with whom she has worked.

Petaluma, CA

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, as well as on herself  to manage whatever comes her way. 

Duxbury, MA

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.

Rhode Island

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.

Holyoke, MA

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 & Love for the healing energy of TIMBo & how it guides & supports her to live with awareness, love, compassion & acceptance each day.

Andover, MA

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, and is very excited to be starting sessions with women at  Pine Street Inn and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center over the next few months.  

In addition to facilitating TIMBo groups, Lynn uses her Masters in Public Health to advocate and serve as an activist for women and girls. She is a certified Rape Crisis Counselor and both a volunteer and on the board of directors for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. 

Seattle, WA

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.

Boston, MA

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.  She has found the TIMBo program to be an accessible and powerful source of learning, healing and transformation, both within herself and the women with whom she has worked. 

Katherine Gekas

Boston, MA

Katherine Gekas has been practicing yoga for about twenty years and became a certified Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) facilitator through 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.  She is also finding the program to be continually transforming on a personal level, and loves witnessing transformation in others as they move through the program.

Boston, MA

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. While working full time in both international

development and education, Suzy continued to pursue her TIMBo training and her own yoga,

mindfulness, and breathwork practice. Suzy is now a certified TIMBo Facilitator and has co-facilitated at

Coolidge Corner Yoga.

Boston, MA

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. In 2016 she became a TIMBo facilitator, and has seen many women move through fear, step into their personal power, and flourish in every aspect of their life. “I believe TIMBo is the gift that keeps on giving, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this community.”

Boston, 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. 

Boston, MA

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.  It has deepened my embodiment of awareness, acceptance, and space and allows my practice of being fully present to be sustainable. "

Rhode Island

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. Maureen’s TIMBo practice has also been extremely beneficial in enhancing her own relationships as a mother and grandmother. 

Trish Gardner

Rhode Island

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. Trish co-facilities TIMBo groups at the Taunton State Hospitals WRAP program as well as public groups in RI.

In addition to TIMBo Trish has completed courses in Mindfulness and Mindful Educator Essentials.

Yekta Zarrikafsh

Washington D.C.

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.

I have shared this experience with many groups in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. I have run groups in N street Village in Washington, D.C. and participated in training the staff of N Street to become Facilitators. I have also been a part of the global TIMBo training project for the girls in OMID Foundation in my native country of Iran. I am thrilled to be helping these girls to become TIMBo facilitators.

Mindy Loiselle, MSW, LCSW

Richmond, VA

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.


Her publications include Shining Through for sexually molested girls, Back on Track for molested boys and Rewind/Rebound for molested teenage males (co-author-Safer Society Press) and Treating Trafficked Children (lead author, web site USCCB-BRYCS). She received her master’s certificate in Global Treatment of Trauma from Harvard University. She trains, consults and supervises in a number of areas including clinical training of social workers, child abuse and neglect, attachment, trauma, child trafficking and yoga and breath work interventions for Depression and PTSD.

Worldwide (Currently Kenya and Cambodia)

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 and rural Masai women.

On a personal level, the introduction to TIMBo in 2012 supported Elizabeth immensely in leaving an unhealthy relationship, moving countries, and resuming her career in international development. Having experienced the benefits that TIMBo afforded both her and the individuals she has worked with and mentored, Elizabeth is dedicated to strengthening the reach of TIMBo around the globe.

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