Esther van der Sande is the founder of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Nederland. She is an experienced psychotherapist, business consultant, trainer and instructor in yoga and meditation.
Esther holds a Master’s degree in somatic psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in counselling and applied psychotherapy. She is also a qualified clinician in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Recovery (EMDR).
Having worked in the private, public and community sectors for over twenty years, Esther supports the well-being of individuals and organisations by drawing on her experience in trauma-sensitive yoga, the neuroscience of trauma and healing, complex developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and organisational change.
Esther offers an empathetic, tailored approach to every situation. She guides people through challenges, so they can help themselves, reconnect with their bodies and ultimately feel renewed, strong and ready to take on the world again on their own terms. She delivers professional training on trauma-sensitive yoga to individuals (such as mental health professionals and yoga teachers) and organisations (including hospitals and sexual assault centres). She is also contributing to a research project at a centre for domestic violence survivors in Amsterdam.
In 2020, Esther established Beside Consulting to help organisations create a workplace culture of mental wellness and empowerment.
For more information, contact Esther by email, email@example.com, or WhatsApp: + 31 (6) 11 48 50 57.