Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Foundational Training (20 hour)

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.

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

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