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Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): a two-day Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, Coaches, GGZ, Social workers & Educators,  ONLINE via ZOOM.

This 2-day training will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson’s and Bessel van der Kolk highly regarded intervention for Complex Trauma.

TCTSY is an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), developed in collaboration with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 2003 and as part of the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) in 2006. TCTSY is utilized with children, youth, and adults around the world.

The aim is to help as many individuals as possible through trauma. Teaching yoga teachers, health coaches, mental health practitioners, educators and many more to support their customers through their own issues is an excellent way of doing that.

Upon completion of this two-and-a-half-day training, you will have achieved a thorough understanding of the core concepts of Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). 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 their physical.

Program 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
  • 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 brainstorming/discussions
  • Clinical examples and more…

Training Times

Friday, 20th September, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm CET
Saturday, 21st September, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm CET

Invest in Yourself

380,00 Euro (excl. VAT)

Course Details

This course has 16 hours of online contact hours. To be ready for the course there are 4 hours of self-paced reading assignments.

Note! This training will be presented in English


For this training, we are offering 5 scholarships for those working as a peer within mental health, Minority Ethnicity, Black, Asian, LGBTQ+. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch to see if you are within the opportunities, please feel free to let me know via email at esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com

Bonuses For Personal Development CE

Earn CPD hours for IAYT members and allied health professionals
Receive 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours
Gain points for VakTherapist in the Netherlands
And points for members of Verening Yoga Nederland

Gain access to TCTSY practice videos from co-founders David Emerson and Jenn Turner
Access presentation slides with links to relevant resources

This training is also the primary prerequisite to our yearly 300-hour Certification Program in TCTSY

The Foundational training is organized and facilitated by Esther van der Sande, the certified TCTSY Trainer in the Benelux region.

Our online training offers the same content as our in-person Trauma-Sensitive Yoga foundational training at our physical location. You will receive the same valuable knowledge and insights but in a flexible online environment. This allows you to participate in the training from the comfort of your own home while still benefiting from the high-quality content provided in our in-person training.

More information

If you want to find out more or have specific questions regarding this program, please contact Esther directly via email at esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com or by WhatsApp: at + 31 (0) 6 1148 5057.

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


“I am incredibly glad I attended this training. It has made very clear to me the emphases of what TCTSY is about and has given me concrete tools to work with in my practice. I also find the fact that it is applicable in daily life (even though you would not be coaching people) a real added value. It is in my eyes a philosophy of life, more than a stand-alone way of yoga.”

Silvia Rossel, Belgium, 2024

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Start your journey today by enrolling in our Foundational Training. Together, we’ll build a strong foundation for healing and transformation.


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