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Releasing Tension & Creating Safety in the Body

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Theory and Safe Practices to Facilitate Grounding and Embodiment During or After Times of Stress, Trauma or Illness.   

I am excited to offer this unique training which brings together the field of Psychology, embodied (trauma) therapy, and Yoga Therapy.  The training is offered online through The Yoga Therapy Institute, founded by Montserrat G. Mukherjee. This 50-hour module is part of the complete Yoga Therapy training, but can also be taken as a stand-alone training and is open to yoga therapists, teachers, health practitioners, and those who like to learn these methods for their own practice and healing.

This training will be offered in English only.

‘Suze is one of the most experienced yoga teachers in the Netherlands with a background in psychology and Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She is a well-liked teacher with a gift for making the most complex subjects easy to understand and to put them into practice in real life.'

Montserrat G. Mukherjee

The Program

Tension and traumatic experiences settle in the body and are often experienced as physical sensations.

In an effort to escape these sensations, dissociation can become a go-to state. This is often an obstacle in cognitive therapy, but also creates problems in daily life and relationships. 

Physical practices are a very effective tool to release excess tension, facilitate a more grounded state, and create awareness around dissociation. This plays an important part in any healing process.

 

In this module, Suze will explain the way tension settles in the body. You will learn how this impacts the nervous system, HPA-axis, but also at the fascia and certain muscles.


The theory will be made applicable through different physical practices that facilitate the release of tension and create safety in the body resulting in a more embodied state. You will experience the physical and mental effects of different movement modalities.


The movement modalities shared in this training go beyond the common restorative and meditative yoga practices. They include mobility, posture, functional strength, tension release, balance, and grounding.

As a facilitator you will learn:

  • Reading body signals

  • Understanding the effects of tension and trauma on the nervous system 

  • When and how to apply touch in a safe and trauma aware manner

  • To apply alignment in a functional way

  • To understand the role fascia plays in tension, presence, and mobility in the body

  • To manage your own grounding and embodiment

  • To have an increased awareness of your posture and the relationship between your body and your emotional state

  • To functionally apply physical practices for different situations and needs