Welcome to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland.
If you’ve suffered trauma in any way, we invite you to read on and find out how we can help you move beyond the pain and suffering you may be feeling. My name is Esther van der Sande, and I’m the founder of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland. I’m also a somatic psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, TCTSY facilitator, Faculty Member at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI Boston, and Trainer & Mentor of the Certification Program of TCTSY.
After years of practising talk therapy in my practice, I noticed that some people were finding it difficult to find a connection with their bodies. It seemed as if they were ready in their head, but their body was left behind, feeling unsafe. Most of them had been doing talk therapy for years, but something was missing. I realized that through movement, within a safe environment, my clients could finally feel at home in their bodies and truly be within their own homes, their bodies.
Talking comes through movement, what does your body say? Through exploring some of those questions, listening to your body, and being allowed to notice any sensations in your body, a connection can be made between mind and body. Your body is the key to finding that balance. I found that Trauma-Sensitive Yoga was the perfect tool to find a home in your body and to feel safe and nurtured.
People come to me with many different stories, walks of life, and backgrounds. It can be that you’re dealing with stress, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, grief, loss, or addiction. It can also be that you’re suffering from more complex or developmental trauma, or even Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I can empower you to find the room to breathe and work your way through.
There’s no silver bullet. No ‘one’ approach works for everyone. Except for the fact that I’ll help you, help yourself.
Giving you the right mental frameworks to take on your own personal challenges, inspiring confidence in your abilities once again, and helping you emerge from the other side feeling renewed, strong, and ready to face the world again.
Esther van der Sande holds all licenses and memberships for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland (TSYN) and is the licensed trainer of the TCTSY foundational training in the Benelux.