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Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): a 2.5-day Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, Coaches, GGZ, Social workers & Educators,  ONLINE via ZOOM.

This 2.5-day training will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson’s highly regarded intervention for Complex 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, 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. And 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 half-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 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

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 esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com

Thursday, December 7th, 12:00  – 17:00  CET
Friday,  December 8th 9:30 – 16:30 CET
Saturday, December 9th,  9:30 – 16:30 CET


This training meets the application requirements for the 300-hour certification program of The Center for Trauma & Embodiment in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY).

€ 380,00  (excl 21 %BTW)

The training will be facilitated in English and presented by Esther van der Sande TCTSY Trainer, Mentor, and faculty member of JRI Boston and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland.

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.

Continuing Professional Development:

International Association of Yoga Therapists – 18 contact hours
Yoga Alliance – 20 contact hours
Vereniging Yoga Nederland – 14 contact hours

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our training.

Warm greeting,

Esther & Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland team


I really recommend this training for anyone facilitating yoga sessions. It gives you a useful grounding in trauma theory and substantial practical understanding to support in delivering more trauma-informed yoga. It has really helped me to provide more gentle, supported and appropriate sessions for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. But it has also changed the way I think about engaging with people beyond the yoga mat – I really believe the world would be a kinder place if everyone did this training! Online Participant TSY Training 2023

Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts


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