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Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundational Training (20-hour) - Online


Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundational Training April Online 

As we have been monitoring the situation to determine when it will become possible to host in-person, we have decided after last week press conference that the training for April will be held online. Please don’t hesitate to connect with us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our virtual zoom space. 


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


This 3-day 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 (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 workshop, you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the core concepts of Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY).

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 20 participants and will be facilitated in English and will be facilitated 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 at or by telephone: 06 11 48 50 57.


For more information about the TCTSY programs, please visit



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.


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