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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundational Training

Discover the Foundational Training Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: a 20-hour program designed for yoga teachers, healthcare and mental health professionals, psychotherapists, educators, and health coaches. This training offers a profound introduction to the core concepts and practical applications of TCTSY.

Our mission is to inspire you, whether you are a yoga teacher looking to make your classes more trauma-informed or a healthcare professional seeking to integrate the body into the treatment of individuals with PTSD, developmental, or complex trauma.

Esther, our experienced trainer, leads this foundational training. This training is recognized by the Trauma Center of the Justice Research Institute (JRI) in Boston, USA and is also offered to organizations striving for a trauma-informed approach. We collaborate with organizations to support them in developing a trauma-informed culture and practices.

TCTSY was founded in 2002 and has since reached over 30,000 people worldwide. For nearly 6 years, we have been bringing TCTSY to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In the Benelux, Esther is the exclusive trainer and mentor for TCTSY, recognized by the Justice Research Institute in Boston.

Join our training and contribute to promoting trauma awareness, inclusivity, and building harmonious relationships in our world.

With warm regards,


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Have current knowledge of trauma theory and neurophysiology.
  • Understand the theoretical foundations and methodology behind the TCTSY model.
  • Gain insight into the research and empirical basis of TCTSY.
  • Be able to apply TCTSY principles in their practice.
  • Receive a ‘letter of attendance’ after attending the training.


Recognized by the Center for Trauma and Embodiment of the Justice Resource Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Training Information


Online Training Details

Approximately two weeks before the training, participants will be sent the Zoom link and password via email for this online session conducted through Zoom

Dates and Times

Day 1: Wednesday, 24th January from 09:30 till 16:30 CET

Day 2: Thursday, 25th January from 09:30 till 16:30 CET

Day 3: Friday 26th January from 09:30 till 16:30 CET


The price for this training is €380,00 (excluding VAT).

Presented by Esther van der Sande, a TCTSY Trainer, Mentor, and faculty member of JRI Boston and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland, this training will be delivered in English

Trauma-Informed Attention

It is important to remember that this training is focused on professional development. Discussing trauma, even within professional training, can be challenging. We encourage participants to care for themselves and seek support if needed.

Become Certified in TCTSY Methodology

This 20-hour foundational training offers the opportunity to participate in the TCTSY certification program at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment of the Justice Research Institute (JRI) Boston. This comprehensive online training lasts 300 hours, starting annually in September and continuing through March.

For more information about the certification program, click here.

More Information and Additional CE Points

If you would like to know more or have specific questions about this program, please connect with Esther directly via email at esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com or via WhatsApp at +31 (0) 6 1148 5057.

Offered by The Training Faculty, The Centre for Trauma & Embodiment, Esther van der Sande, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland.

Continuing Professional Development

– International Association of Yoga Therapists – 18 contact hours
– Yoga Alliance – 20 contact hours
– Vereniging Yoga Nederland – 14 contact hours
– Accreditation for continuing education by Register Vaktherapie (RV) – 19 points

We look forward to welcoming you to our training.

With warm regards,

Esther & the Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland team


“I can highly recommend this training for anyone facilitating yoga sessions. It provides you with valuable knowledge of trauma theory and substantial practical knowledge to support more trauma-informed yoga. It has truly helped me provide more gentle, supportive, and appropriate sessions to LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees. But it has also changed how I think about interacting with people beyond the yoga mat – I truly believe the world would be kinder if everyone took this training!”

Louisa Borg Costanzi – Online training 2022

“Dear Esther, Thank you very much once again for the wonderful three days. I am so happy and grateful that I got to experience these days with you and the group. For now, I will let everything settle in and work, as you beautifully put it, sprinkle it in sharing the lessons and also in daily life.”

W. van Leiden, training 2023

“An enrichment of information and tools for anyone dealing with trauma survivors. In a safe online space where the connection is tangible, this training is delivered with care, knowledge, variety, and depth.”

Anja, online training 2023

Esther van der Sande: Licensed Trainer for the Benelux Licensed Trainer TCTSY


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