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Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga - 20 Hr Foundation Workshop

  • Jamyang Buddhist Centre The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road London, England, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)

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This 20hr workshop will introduce students to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson's highly regarded intervention for Complex Trauma - Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga

This workshop is limited to 20 students. It may be more suited to those who prefer learning in smaller groups.

Key Themes:

  • Interoception:
    • Functions
    • Neurobiology
  • Relational Psychology & Interpersonal Neurobiology:
    • Relational Safety - Attachment, Attunement and Reciprocity of Social Engagement Behaviours
    • Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Homeostasis, the Stress Response, Poly-Vagal Theory
    • The Emergence of 'Self' - Intersubjectivity and Intrasubjectivity
    • Abuse and Neglect - the Destruction of 'Self'
    • Choice Making & Agency
  • Relational Trauma:
    • Role of Interoception, Self, Choice Making & Agency
    • The Spectrum of Relational Trauma Symptoms
    • Complex PTSD
    • Developmental Trauma
    • Dissociative Disorders
  • PTSD & Complex PTSD:
    • Understanding the difference
    • Implications for treatment
  • The Spectrum of Trauma Treatments
  • Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga:
    • Establishing Relational Safety
    • Interoception, Choice, Agency
    • Method
    • Teaching Practice
    • Triggers
  • Responsible, Accountable and Ethical Practice:
    • Scope of Practice for Yoga Teachers and Clinicians
    • Trauma Treatment Vs Trauma Informed Vs Trauma Sensitive
    • Responsible Marketing - Managing Expectations
    • Adapting a General Yoga Class
    • How to Introduce a Short, Low Dose TCTSY Session into one's Clinical Practice
    • Building relationships with therapists, clinicians & referral agencies

This workshop will be delivered using a number of teaching mediums:

  • Seminar style with accompanying slides and handouts
  • Case histories & lived experience
  • Teaching examples
  • Clinical examples
  • Small and large group brainstorming/discussion
  • Teaching Practice
  • Q & A sessions

Accreditation  & Professional Development:

Non-Clinical Yoga Teachers:

  • This workshop does not qualify non-clinical yoga teachers to offer trauma services, including TCTSY.
  • This workshop is intended to help non-clinical yoga teachers create a more trauma informed yoga class.


Please click through to read about Jamyang Buddhist Centre.

Jamyang offers accommodation as well as incorporating a beautiful cafe. All food is freshly prepared, seasonal & locally sourced from Sutton Community Farm.

Note: Jamyang is home to a Buddhist cat, is a smoke free space and is fully wheelchair accessible.


Friday will run from 18:00 - 20:30

Saturday & Sunday will run 9:30 - 18:00pm.

Students will be booking for the whole 2.5 days.

There are 2 booking options.

  • UK Bookings - £280
  • International Bookings - £290*

*International students are asked to pay an extra £10 to cover a currency processing fee.


Payment Plans:

  • 2 installments (£140 x 2)
  • 4 installments (£70 x 4)

Your initial payment will secure your place.

Non-UK Payment Plans:

Because each installments will incur an international processing fee, we do not advise a payment plan for non-sterling (£) accounts.


This program is solely for professional development and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma. Talking about trauma, even in the context of a professional training, may be triggering.