2 years, 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Netherlands
Many things in life we learn by trial and error. Not everything is handed down to us in our upbringing and education. On the contrary. In order to participate in our community, to keep our environment and family ties in balance and to stand up for ourselves in this individualistic society, we learn manners and defence mechanisms that are actually not natural. We survive, but we lose who we are inside and run into the same difficulties again and again.
The life philosophy of Yoga contains all the knowledge and guidelines you wish you would have learned from your childhood. They are the stepping stones that lead you to happiness, health and success. It reconnects us to ourselves.
In this two-year course, you will have classes once a month. This way, you have the opportunity to practise at home, in your own rhythm, and integrate everything you learn into your life. You will personally be guided in a step-by-step growth process. The course is an accredited 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, which allows you to start as a yoga instructor.
The course is classified as RYT 200 hours by the Yoga Alliance. Therefore it offers you the complete basic package to start working as a Yoga Instructor. Yet this education focusses on the training of the personal development of the student. The Yoga Teacher Training is therefore suitable for anyone who wants to teach, learn more about the traditional principles of Yoga or develop themselves in a holistic way.
In the course you will learn about the traditional teachings of yoga, which contain many concepts that are not covered in other yoga training programmes in the West. This makes it an enrichment for experienced yoga practitioners and teachers. Furthermore, the training offers an excellent basis for beginners in Yoga. It is not necessary to have previous experience with Yoga. The exercises are adapted to everyone’s personal level.
The Yoga Institute
The Indian Classic Yoga Teacher Training Course is taught according to the values of ‘The Yoga Institute’ in Mumbai, the oldest organised yoga centre in the world. The Yoga Institute has been teaching students from all over the world for over 100 years. The Yoga family is represented by the present Guru Hansaji Yogendra. The knowledge and wisdom comes from an age-old traditional transmission from teacher to student. The Yoga Institute is the first centre dedicated to making the Yoga teachings public for householders.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht, Arnhem
The Indian Classic Yoga education is held at central locations in the Netherlands. We organise the Yoga Teacher Training Course in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht or Arnhem. Take a look at our offer at the bottom of the page or contact us directly for the possibilities in your area.
Content of the Yoga Teacher Training Course in The Netherlands
The teaching programme is a balance between practice and theory. In practice you will learn all the important Hatha Yoga Asanas and techniques in which you flow from posture to posture. Other exercises consist of Kriyas, Pranayama and meditation exercises.
The theory focuses on delving into the foundation of the traditional Indian Yoga teachings. Topics include historical developments of Yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and concepts from Samkhya philosophy and Ayurveda.
Learning theory and practising asanas is meaningless if you don’t adapt your lifestyle to it. After each class day, you will have time to apply what you have learned to your own life.
Theoretical introduction to:
- Yoga and Yogic Practice
- Hatha Yoga (with Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
- Patanjali Yoga Sutra’s
- Bhavas – application of mental attitudes
- Anatomy and physiology
- Human systems, Yoga and Health
- Yoga for Wellness
- Prevention and promotion of positive health
- Yoga and Stressmanagement
- Knowledge of selected postures
- Demonstration ability to perform these postures
- Distinction between meditative and cultural, dynamic and static version
- Techniques pioneered by The Yoga Institute
- Exercises to free your muscles
- Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation)
- Practice leading to meditation
- Communication and teaching practice