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Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Classes - October

With Esther van der Sande


This workshop has taken place already, please visit our Workshop Page for a more recent offering of workshops and trainings.



Evidence-Based Practice, in group settings, meeting every Wednesday afternoon. Trauma Sensitive Yoga provides a safe place where people can begin to connect with their bodies, and their breath, in relation to the trauma. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an effective adjunctive, and complementary treatment for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex or developmental trauma. This technique was developed by David Emerson at the Justice of Resource Institute (JRI) in Boston, MA.


Sensitive Techniques

TCTSY participants are invited to notice and feel sensations within their body throughout the practice.  Participants are then encouraged to make choices about what they do and how they move with their body based on what they sense.  This supports participants to investigate what choice feels supportive for them, taking cues from their own individual experience.  There are no physical/hands-on assists provided.


Body-centred Exploration

TCTSY applies choice and body-centred self-awareness to support a recovery process, a gentle intervention that initiates healing through people regaining a relationship with the present moment and their body.  The language used throughout a yoga session is invitational and encourages curiosity to explore what one might feel in different parts of their body based on the form they are choosing to take. Over time participants begin to experience the effects of taking positive action and making choices.
 
TCTSY is designed specifically for participants already in therapy or be in close contact with your doctor (GP), or health care professional. The classes are offered every Wednesday, but due to the sensitive nature of the group, we ask for a month-long commitment. At the beginning of each calendar month, new participants can join the group.

 

Extra important information

No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please note that this is a women-only group. For men who are interested, Esther offers private sessions. This yoga class is not meant for yoga teachers or mental health workers who would like to become trauma-informed or learn about trauma-sensitive yoga as a form of professional development. If you are a professional and are interested in this form of yoga please click here for more information about professional training with Delight and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Nederlands.  For questions or more information about these classes, you can contact Esther directly via email.


Registration

You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.