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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: Foundational Training Amsterdam/The Netherlands

With Esther van der Sande

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

This 3-day training 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

Friday, 20th of May, 16:00- 19:00 CET
Saturday, 21st of May, 9:30 – 17:00 CET
Sunday, 22nd of May, 9:30 – 17:00 CET

Location / address:
Prinseneiland 20G, 1013 LR Amsterdam

410,00  (incl. BTW)

This training is limited to only 22 participants and will be facilitated in English by Esther van der Sande (TCTSY-Facilitator, Trainer and Mentor and faculty member of JRI Boston and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland.

Continuing Professional Development:
International Association of Yoga Therapists – 18 contact hours
Yoga Alliance – 20 contact hours
Vereninging Yoga Nederland – 14 contact hours

More Information

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.

To book your place, you can go to the Delight website here.


I took part in the foundation course for Trauma sensitive Yoga online. For me, this experience was one of the best I had ever in a course for healing and trauma, as it combined in a perfect way the knowledge and the personal experience through exercises. I do believe Esther is one of the most empathetic, highly experienced teacher in trauma, one can have and I consider myself lucky to have found her and did her course. She created a safe place for us, and a community environment although we were from different places of the world and online, She managed to plant a seed of new perspective, a new way of thinking about how we approach people with trauma and ourselves, She broadened our capacity of understanding and our empathetic way of seeing things. She opened for us our interoceptions to listen, feel, and be in the moment. As a person working in the health care system and a humanitarian organization  I truly believe that more people from this field, nurses, doctors, social workers, employees in institutes, humanitarian organizations should do this course as they can understand and feel more about how the trauma work and help more their patients and themselves.Thank you Esther for the life-changing lessons you gave us

Maria Douvogianni
MD, Internist, Greece.
Online training May, 2022

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