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Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundational Training (20-Hour)

Met Esther van der Sande

Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): a 3-day Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, GGZ professionals, Coaches, & Educators. 


This 3-day workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson's highly regarded intervention for Complex Trauma and Developmental Trauma.


TCTSY is an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), developed in collaboration with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2003 and as part of the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) since 2006. TCTSY is utilized with children, youth, and adults throughout the United States and in dozens of countries around the world.


The aim is to help as many individuals as possible through trauma, and teaching yoga teachers, mental health practitioners, and educators to support their customers through their own issues is a great way of doing that. 


On completion of this 3-day training, you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the core concepts of Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). And more importantly, you will have learned techniques that you can implement in your practice immediately, helping your clients’ improve their mental and physical well-being.

What you will learn:

  • History and Development of Complex Trauma
  • Neurophysiology of Stress and Trauma
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Attachment, Attunement, and Reciprocity


The Spectrum of Trauma:

  • Safety & Stabilization
  • Processing Traumatic Memories
  • Consolidation, Integration & Reconnection
  • Power and Oppression


Trauma-Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY):

  • Interoception, Choice, Agency and Relational Safety
  • Teaching Practice
  • Responsible and Ethical Practice
  • Trauma-Informed vs Trauma Sensitive
  • Group brainstorm/discussion
  • Clinical examples


This workshop is limited to only 22 participants and will be facilitated in English by Esther van der Sande (TCTSY-Facilitator, Trainer and Supervisor and faculty member of JRI Boston and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland.

More Information

If you would like to find out more or have specific questions regarding this program, please contact Esther directly via email or through WhatsApp: + 31 (0)6 1148 5057.


For more information about the TCTSY programs, please visit

Datum / Tijd




20 May 2022, 16:00 - 19:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein)

Esther van der Sande

21 May 2022, 09:30 - 17:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein)

Esther van der Sande

22 May 2022, 09:30 - 17:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein)

Esther van der Sande

Deze workshop is alleen beschikbaar als volledige cursus, totaalprijs:

€ 410



Je kunt je inschrijven voor deze workshop door te betalen met iDeal, Credit Card of PayPal via bovenstaande ‘Boek’ link. Volledige betaling is vereist om je plek te reserveren. Je inschrijving is bevestigd wanneer de betaling compleet is.


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Over Esther van der Sande

Esther is a professional counsellor, somatic psychotherapist, EMDR clinician and a qualified yoga (500+ hrs), mindfulness teacher and practitioner. She draws upon over 10+ years of experience in guiding clients from all age groups and professions. 

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