Basics of trauma-sensitive yoga – online seminars

Our certified advanced training (basic seminars 1-3) in trauma-sensitive yoga (TSY) aims to enable you to use the therapeutic value of yoga. The participants learn how to deepen these experiences in order to then pass them on to others. Dealing with trigger situations is an elementary part of trauma sensitive yoga. The point is not to avoid them, but to come into conscious contact with them so that you can experience your own body as a “safe place” again. The participants learn how yoga can be performed with a wide variety of target groups (e.g. in prison, in the military, with refugees, in a clinical context or in inpatient youth welfare). It is also taught how yoga can be integrated into the individual setting. [mehr…]

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Contents of the basic seminars

Basic seminar 1


  • Introductory round
  • The guidelines of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Definition of trauma
  • The autonomic nervous system and the polyvagal theory
  • Source texts of yoga: Patanjali yoga sutras and the Kosha model from the Upanishads
  • Theory pranayama
  • Paths to presence: movement, breathing and awareness
  • Possible triggers


  • Gentle Movement Exercises: Bottom Up
  • Practice for trauma-sensitive relaxation
  • Practice for trauma-sensitive preparation of meditation / body meditation
  • Practice of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Practice pranayama

Basic seminar 2


  • Introductory round and exchange of experiences in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Bond and relationship
  • Comparison of the effects of trauma versus trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Body-close senses – basal stimulation
  • Importance of body memory


  • Partner work – personal experience for resilience and reflection in the group
  • Pelvic floor awareness
  • Practice of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Practice deepening pranayama
  • Snapshot / reflection getting in touch with yourself and the resulting practice in trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Demo and partner work of sensing and being in contact with the effects of a stressful situation

Basic seminar 3


  • Introductory round and exchange of experiences in the application of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Dissociation versus mindful and distant perception
  • Possible triggers – dissociation vs. connection – recognizing and dealing with dissociative states
  • Chakras and their relevance in trauma-sensitive yoga


  • Practice of trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Demo and partner exercises of feeling and being in contact in the body with the effects of a stressful situation
  • Practice of trauma-sensitive yoga: Chakras
  • Deepening pranayama
  • Practice partner work / group (crisis management) Post-traumatic growth and self-compassion
  • Practice in trauma-sensitive yoga – awareness in relaxation

Note : The seminars only take place with a minimum of 11 participants per seminar.

Course fee for basic seminars

  • 350 € course fee if the basic seminar 1 (G-1) is booked separately from May 2021 385 €.
  • 650 € course fee when booking the basic seminars 2-3 (G-2 to G-3) separately
  • 935 € course fee when booking all 3 seminars at the same time

including A4 folder with handout in English

  • € 1,000 course fee for the certified seminar series (basic seminars 1 to 3) in Egmond-Binnen in the Netherlands

including A4 folder with handout in English

A basic mental and physical stability is required to be able to participate in the training and further education.

Technical requirements and procedure

The procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. Register for free zoom (for computers) or download the free app on your tablet, mobilephone.
  2. The link for the live broadcast will be released 15 minutes before the start. You can use it to log into Zoom for the seminar. Please log in early the first time, sometimes it takes a second attempt. Please click on the blue bar “With Computer Audio”.
  3. A stable internet connection is required.