Dear Students of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Sydney,
A few of you may know that I am from the Netherlands and that I have been here in Sydney for 10 years. After a long time of careful thinking I have made the decision to leave this beautiful country and to go back to the Netherlands to live closer to my mother to look after her.
This means that my private practice in Redfern and Elizabeth Street CBD will be closed from Friday the 10th of March 2017.
Regarding Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) please click here to find your TCTSY-Facilitator in Sydney.
If you have any questions, about Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, please don’t hesitate to send me an email with your question or contact TCTSYAustralia.
If you would like to stay connected please let me know and I can put you on my personal email list.
I’m wishing all of you, all the best for the present and the future.
Take good care!
People have a range of capacities to deal with overwhelming experience. Some people, some kids particularly, are able to disappear into a fantasy world, to dissociate, to pretend like it isn’t happening, and are able to go on with their lives. And sometimes it comes back to haunt them.
Bessel van der Kolk
More information about Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes are adaptable and can be taught in many different spaces. This makes Trauma Sensitive Yoga an accessible experience to integrate into settings such as an agency, centre, institution, or yoga studio.
Class sizes are small, often no larger than 8-10 people. This supports maintaining a safe environment for people to experience the session. Depending on community needs, classes may be offered on an indefinite on-going basis or they may run in specific 8-10 weeks cycles. Depending on client needs and choices, chair yoga or low impact movement on yoga mats are both possibilities, as well as a sequenced flow yoga class.
There is always is a non-touch policy, a safe environment to practice in. You always have a choice. The yoga program run by the Trauma Centre at Justice Resource Institute has helped thousands of people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), from survivors of chronic abuse to war veterans. Research conducted by the Trauma Centre showed that the Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) model significantly reduced symptoms of PTSD in clients who were considered ‘treatment resistant’.