Yoga Teacher Training Amsterdam
Have you ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher or do you just want to learn more about what yoga truly is so that you can improve your personal practice to help you become a better yogi?
Get ready to dive into the depths of your personal yoga practice while acquiring the tools you need to share your experience with others. That's what makes the best yoga teacher and yogi, knowing yourself through your own practice. This course is designed with that goal in mind. It will be very intensive to help you immediately break patterns and habits and to come directly into contact with your true self. That's the goal. That's why we do yoga.
During these four months we will venture deep into our own practice while focusing on anatomy, physiology, asana, pranayama, teaching methodology and yogic philosophy. The course will consist of one intensive week from January 14th till 20th followed by six intensive weekends on the following dates:
February 4-5, 18-19.
March 4-5, 18-19.
April 1-2, 15-16.
...take the next step!
• 07:00 to 07:30 - Pranayama
• 07:30 to 08:00 - Meditation
• 08:00 to 09:30 - Yoga Practice
• 09:30 to 11:00 - Breakfast Break
• 11:00 to 13:00 - Anatomy & Physiology
• 13:00 to 13:30 - Tea & Fruits
• 13:30 to 15:30 - Asana Study
• 15:30 to 17:00 - Yoga Practice
• 17:00 to 18:30 - Dinner
• 18:30 to 20:00 - Yoga Philosophy & Meditation
There are no prerequisites for taking this course but it is highly recommended that you have an existing yoga practice and basic knowledge of yoga in general.
Apart from attending the intensive week and weekends you will be required to practice yoga at least three times per week. It does not have to be at You Can Yoga but your practice must be logged.
Full Access to all yoga lessons on both locations included, during the entire time of the course.
Two warm healthy meals a day are included and will be provided by the school.
If you live outside of Amsterdam and need accommodation we will put you in touch with other students that might be able to host you or we will make arrangements at the school.
There will be a written exam at the end of the course and you must score at least 85% as well as pass a practical exam to receive your Yoga Alliance Certified 200H RYT Certificate.
The following books are required for the course. You can expect in depth study of these books as part of our anatomy, physiology, asana, pranayama, teaching methodology and yogic philosophy study:
- The Bhagavad Gita
- Yoga Sutras
- Key Poses of Yoga
- Key Muscles of Yoga
- The Sivananda Companion to Yoga
- Get Your Head Out of Your Asana
Apart from focusing on the asana practice itself, each weekend that follows the intensive week will have a special theme. We will break up the day with workshops on:
- Asana flow and choreography/sequencing
- Shat karma kriyas
- What it means to truly be a yogi or teacher in the modern world
- The best ways to implement yoga into your daily life
- Safely sharing your yoga practice with others
- Deconstructing the sun salutations
Jason has been on the yoga path for two decades now. His interest started with meditation when he was a teenager which led him to his own self created yoga practice at home. Not happy with what he found in books he decided to go to India and study at the source. There the real inward journey began. Knowing that not everyone is on a spiritual path, but everyone can benefit from yoga, he decided to create a space where yoga is made accessible for everyone. No dogma, just yoga. We are all free to find what we need from yoga whether its relief from stress or pain or just a way to ease your mind. Jason also offers Yoga Coaching. If you want to go further, all you need to do is ask. Otherwise, just enjoy the mat. Read more about Jason >>
Gretchen has been in love with movement since she took her first dance class at the age of four. Since then she has been moving, experimenting, creating and teaching movement in many different forms. She received a diploma in Contemporary Dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While living in San Francisco she performed, choreographed and fell in love with yoga at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, where she completed her Vinyasa teacher training.
Sabrina started her yoga journey when she moved to Amsterdam in 2011. Initially, yoga was only a physical workout, however, soon she started to realize that it gave her so much more than that: a quiet mind and more contentment in her life. She soon fell in love with Ashtanga and went on to complete a Vinyasa teacher training. Being so happy to share this beautiful practice with others, makes every class she teaches a gift to herself. During her classes she aims to pass on to her students what she receives from her personal yoga practice: a quiet and peaceful state of mind. She aims to create a warm atmosphere during her class, supported by relaxing music. Once in a while she shares some anecdotes about her practice but most importantly, she tries to give the students as much personal attention as they need.
For Merdan, yoga is like a best friend, always there by his side, giving him support, strength and answers to his own questions about life and bringing him closer to himself. As a former biologist and current choreographer and masseur, in yoga everything comes together for him. Working with the body and learning through direct experience about oneself, choreographing and moving through a sequence of postures, refining the body and mind more and more until finally moving beyond it; into stillness and peace. He is inspired to share his passion for yoga, to empower others on their way to find a deep sense of peace, connection and joy within themselves, which is always available for free. The focus in his classes are breath, intention, and alignment. The whole practice becomes a meditation in movement, ending in the final relaxation posture, where you can let go completely.
Indian music and philosophy sparked his passion and interest into the world of yoga before Tobias had even set foot on a yoga mat. After having lived in many different countries, it was in Amsterdam where he started to follow the path of yoga with dedication and devotion. A few career changes and life crises later, he then started a teacher training and deeply fell in love with the transformative power of yoga. Being a singer-songwriter off the mat, Tobias takes you on a musical journey and makes you smile through well aligned postures and breath flowing sequences with some occasional jokes.
Vera fell in love with yoga during her studies as a theatre performer and, after having been a teacher for years (physical education and sports, outdoor sports, theatre), the logical next step became to combine her love for yoga with that other old flame: teaching. She teaches Yin, Yin Yang, Restorative and Hot Yoga. She also teaches stage technique for professional theatre performers/singers. An important part of her teaching is connecting the voice to the body. This method is the foundation of her Vocal Presence workshops for yoga teachers.
Course Price: €2980
This includes 38 warm healthy meals + Unlimited Yoga Classes
A deposit of €495 is required upon registration. This deposit is refundable until September 1st and the rest can be paid in three monthly instalments.
Space is limited to only 12 students so please register as soon as you are sure you want to attend. Upon registration there will be a one on one meeting with Jason to discuss your goals and motivation for the course.
Prior to the course date there will be an orientation, this way you can be best prepared for whats to come.
If you have any questions or wish to save your place in the course just let us know.
...come with us on this journey to the Self
The group was small and close, which is different compared to other trainings I did. Not just being trained as a yoga teacher together, but also having breakfast/dinner, sharing our practice and the things we were working on.
“What do you want?" is what Jason asked us several times during this Teacher Training. I still hear it sometimes during my meditation practice 😉
The original context of yoga was spiritual development and the mind-body practices to develop our inner consciousness.
Jason not only went beyond basic meditation and breathing guidance but also made this spiritual development the foundation of our training. He brought forward real topics to awaken our awareness and help us develop our human experience through the development of a self-practice.
The instructors introduced in his training were also all very personable and knowledgeable! Each has something special to offer that they taught with passion.
I looked long and hard for a YTT and was happy to have found this high-quality, great value, small-group experience focused on personal learning and development. I received this plus 14 new friends and wonderful teachers I can contact anytime to continue my journey! Thank you to everyone at You Can Yoga! 🙂
The Yoga Teacher Training was a great blend of asana practice, anatomy, breathing, meditation, and philosophy, ayurveda and most importantly for me, a true guide into the self-realization. During the 4 months course, You Can Yoga Studio was as a second home for us. A save space where Jason, Gianuario, the teachers, special guests and the students discussed the different practices and disciples accomplishing the essence of Yoga and why they are important.
We practiced hard, we studied harder, we cried, we laughed and we were challenged to get out of our comfort zone at times and face our worst enemies: Ourselves! I feel that this journey of self-realization and whatever that entitles for me is not over. The training was just the door opening to the beginning of this undoubtedly gift that I made to myself few months ago.
Grateful and thankful I am to my You Can Yoga family for providing me with the opportunity to start understanding all this and for putting wonderful souls along my way that are in the same journey.
Because I wanted to improve my personal yoga practice, I also decided to join the school's teacher training in 2018. Honestly the best decision I ever made. If you want to learn more about yoga and/or become a yoga teacher yourself, don’t hesitate - do it here!