Trauma-Sensitive Yoga LIVE ONLINE Lessons
When we have received your payment you will receive a password to enter the Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Live Sessions online.
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga provides a safe place where people can begin to connect with their bodies, and their breath, in relation to the trauma. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an effective adjunctive, and complementary treatment for those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex or developmental trauma. This technique was developed by David Emerson at the Justice of Resource Institute (JRI) in Boston, MA.
TCTSY participants are invited to notice and feel sensations within their body throughout the practice. Participants are then encouraged to make choices about what they do and how they move with their body based on what they sense. This supports participants to investigate what choice feels supportive for them, taking cues from their own individual experience. There are no physical/hands-on assists provided.
TCTSY applies choice and body-centred self-awareness to support a recovery process, a gentle intervention that initiates healing through people regaining a relationship with the present moment and their body. The language used throughout a yoga session is invitational and encourages curiosity to explore what one might feel in different parts of their body based on the form they are choosing to take. Over time participants begin to experience the effects of taking positive action and making choices.
If you are interested in joining the TCTSY online classes for the first time, if possible, we invite you to send us an email and to fill in the short questionnaire by TCTSY Online Classes so that we can briefly connect and get to know you. This might allow you to ask questions about TCTSY and the online practice and offer an opportunity to share some of your expectations, wishes or needs for the practice.
Extra important information
No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please note that the Tuesday evening lesson is a mixed lesson, meaning all genders are welcome. If you have any questions please contact us directly via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This yoga class is not meant for yoga teachers or mental health workers who would like to become trauma-informed or learn about trauma-sensitive yoga as a form of professional development. If you are a professional and are interested in this form of yoga please click here for more information about professional training with Trauma Sensitive Yoga Nederland. For questions or more information about these classes, you can contact Esther directly via email.
To ensure trauma-sensitive yoga is accessible and inclusive for all survivors of complex and developmental trauma, we offer a selected number of places for participants to join our online TCTSY classes free of charge. These places are offered on an individual needs-basis for those who may be unable to pay the monthly fees or registration and are part of our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative.
If this is something you are interested in applying for, you are welcome to contact us via email at email@example.com to discuss your situation and together we can find a solution to continue sharing TCTSY together.