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This Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Foundational training for February 2023 is fully booked.

Please feel free to contact Esther at esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com to add your name to the waiting list, or inquire about our next online or in-person training in 2023.

We are currently planning additional basic training courses for 2023, which will be in Dutch and English. If you want to stay informed, you are welcome to sign up for our newsletter, we will communicate the new training opportunities as soon as possible.

I look forward to welcoming you to one of our foundational training courses.

With Care,

Esther & Team Trauma Sensitive Yoga Nederland.

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, and educators to support their customers through their own issues is a great 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.

Friday, February 10th, 9:30  – 14:00   CET
Saturday,  February 11th 9:30 – 16:00 CET
Sunday, February 12th,  9:30 – 16:00 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).

€ 370,00  (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 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 done 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 a 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, and 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 Foundational training 2022


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