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Trauma Sensitive Yoga : 20 hrs Foundational Training

With Esther van der Sande

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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) : a 20-hrs Foundational Workshop for Yoga Teachers & Mental Health Professionals   


This 20hr workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson's highly regarded intervention for Complex Trauma. TCTSY is an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, developed in collaboration with the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2003 and as part of the Justice Resource Institute 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 and mental health practitioners to support their customers through their own issues is a great way of doing that.

On completion of this 2.5 half-day workshop, you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the core concepts of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. And more importantly, you will have learned techniques that you can implement in your practice immediately, helping your clients’ improve their mental well-being along with the physical.

Workshop outline:

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

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 20 participants and will be facilitated in English. 


More information

If you would like to find out more or have specific questions regarding this program, please contact Esther directly via email on or by telephone: 06 1148 5057.

For more information about the TCTSY programs, please visit



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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.

About Esther van der Sande

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

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