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Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) – 20 Hour Foundational Workshop for Yoga Teachers & Mental Health Professionals

 Workshop Experience 

“Wonderful training, an investment in yourself, or an extension for you as a yoga teacher, or an in-depth study for you as a mental health care worker. Pretty how Esther managed to shape it online. Great that she offers personal attention, and possibly ‘aftercare’ meetings

Nogmaals veel dank, wat een mooie training. Erg waardevol voor mij persoonlijk, als yoga docent en als SPV 


This 20-hour ONLINE training (16 hours virtual in-person and 4 hours of self-study), is based on sounds research from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment of the Justice of Resource Institute in Boston, MA.

On the completion of this workshop, 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 well-being along with the physical.

Our aim is to help as many individuals as possible through trauma, and teaching yoga teachers and mental health practitioners to become Trauma-Informed and to support their clients through their own issues is a great way of doing that.

Workshop 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

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

Your workshop facilitator:
Esther van der Sande, Somatic Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinician, Yoga Teacher, IAYT

Esther is a Certified TCTSY Facilitator, Licensed Trainer on the Center for Trauma and Embodiment’s Training Faculty, supervisor on the TCTSY Certification Program (300-hour)

Accreditation & Professional development:
Accreditation: You will receive a letter of completion from Trauma Sensitive Yoga Nederland & The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute (JRI), Boston USA.

Yoga Teachers & Licensed Clinicians
This workshop satisfies the entrance requirements if you wish to apply for The Center for Embodiment’s TCTSY-F certification program. You can read more about the program here.

Licensed Mental Health Clinicians
This workshop satisfies the membership requirements for the TCTSY Clinician Consultation Group (for clinicians only).
You will learn how to integrate elements of TCTSY into your existing therapeutic work.

Non-Clinical Yoga Teachers
This workshop is intended to help non-clinical yoga teachers create a more trauma-informed yoga class and safe spaces. In this workshop, you will be able to integrate elements of  Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) into your existing teaching.

Please note: For ethical reasons, this TSY workshop does not qualify non-clinical yoga teachers to offer trauma services, including using the term TC-TSY or using the term ´trauma’ in marketing yoga classes. To become a TC-TSY-Facilitator, please follow the link here for further information.

This event is limited to 20 participants – and will be facilitated in English. 

Please Note: This program is solely for professional development. The context of this workshop is not intended as an intervention for participants who have experienced trauma. The workshop space is intended for teaching purposes and not treatment. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional workshop, can be triggering.


Days and Times: 
Thursday, September 17th,  from 2 pm till 5 pm
Friday, September 18th  from 9.00 -12 pm & 1.30 – 5.30 pm
Saturday, September 19th from 9.00- 12 pm & 1.30 – 4.30 pm

399,00 (incl. BTW)

If you would like to find out more, or if you would like to make your reservation now,  please contact me directly on info@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Workshop Experience

“Last week was thoroughly enjoyable. I learned so much and thank you for creating a wonderful and safe learning environment”

“Thank you for a very powerful training that was so well put together and delivered brilliantly online. I feel very differently about my practice and teaching already. I’m so grateful you are all doing this important evidenced-based work at TCTSY. It makes me proud to become a TCTSY-facilitator “

“Het was weer een fijne cursus dag, daar wil ik je voor bedanken! Ik leer veel en kan al direct dingen gaan toepassen in mijn yoga lessen aan vluchtelingen”


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