Listen to your inner teacher

Basic Teacher Training

200 hrs training in Portugal and Amsterdam 16 - 30 July 2021 & 21 - 27 August 2021

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The Program

3 weeks training in Portugal and Amsterdam, based on Astanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practices.

This is a unique and transformative training​ program, with fully accredited and inspiring teachers, registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hours teacher training.

Week 1: Silence & Purification

July 16th – July 22nd 2021
D’Alijo Retreat Centre, Portugal

We start in a unique way - with mauna (silence). It is a way to go beyond the surface – beyond names and forms, social, cultural or psychological boundaries. You will receive teachings and practices silently, allowing yourself to let go of critical thinking, questions and other habits of the mind.

Week 2: Knowledge & wisdom

July 23rd – July 30th 2021
D’Alijo Retreat Centre, Portugal

Knowledge is a fruit of learning, while wisdom is a fruit of practice. After the period of silence, your mind will reach a certain clarity, and you will be ready for deeper learning and practice. Your immersion into meditation, pranayama, philosophy and a balanced asana practice, as well as time for practicing in groups, learning Yoga methodology and secrets of good teaching will inspire you toward your own creativity, wisdom and awareness. During this week you will also dive into the science of Ayurveda and its close relationship to yoga and yogic lifestyle.

Week 3: Synthesis

August 21st – August 27th 2021
Delight Yoga Prinseneiland, Amsterdam

This final week is all about going deeper with the knowledge and experience gained and developing intuition about teaching. You will be learning and teaching, refining what you have learned up to this point, and practicing until it is sealed. Creative and dynamic asana, practical yoga philosophy, sound and mantras, therapeutic yoga and synthesis of all are the key subjects of the last and final week.

Basic Teacher Training:

"It was incredible, transformative and rich. Satya and Sahaj shared their knowledge so humbly, conscientiously and powerfully. Every detail was so thoughtful. Most importantly, I genuinely felt the love and care they have for yoga. If there was one definitive teacher training one could take in the world, it would have to be this."

– Jiahui Yeo

Basic Teacher Training:

"These were the best 3 weeks of my life. An undoing, peeling off the unnecessary layers. Finding my true spiritual teachers in Satya and Sahaj. Feeling so held and supported by such a beautiful community. Returning to my heart over and over, staying closer than ever to my true self."

– Willanny Darias

Basic Teacher Training:

"This training was challenging in a lot of ways - physically, mentally. However, it felt like it was set up incredibly well to bring up the necessary emotions to go deeper into the yoga practice. I came in expecting to focus on better understanding myself and yoga in general, and I feel both are accomplished. I wouldn't recommend this training to people who just want to learn the Astanga asanas - posture etc. I think there should be a full commitment to yoga."

– Bryan Parman, Sales Coach

Basic Teacher Training:

"Doing the Basic Teacher Training with Satya and Sahaj improved my relationship with myself and loved ones to a great extent. It offered me many insights on how to live naturally and discovered important elements missing in my sessions as a psychologist. Since then Yoga is always integrated in whatever I do in life. And even though not always in reality, I keep getting messages from these great teachers! I feel lucky to share that I recently started teaching yoga in Istanbul."

– Irene Draisma Arslan, Psychologist

Basic Teacher Training:

"These past three weeks have been beautiful. Satya, Sahaj, Ira and Natasa created the space for everyone to experience and grow. The program and study books give a basic yet profound understanding of the path of yoga. I feel very inspired to continue this path."

– Gabriëlle Ibelings, Brand Creative

Basic Teacher Training:

"The BTT was groundbreaking and transformative, like being transformed from a caterpillar into a butterfly. I feel deeply grateful for the teachers and assistants who held us through this deep and profound journey. I could not have asked for more."

– Nora Hoogzaad

Basic Teacher Training:

"The Basic Teacher training with Satya and Sahaj was truly a life changing experience for me. The training is so much more than practical tools on how to teach yoga to students. It's a way to know your self deeply and finding out how to teach from the heart. With their vast knowledge of ancient yoga teachings, together with a lot of playfulness and humour, they carefully guide students to a deeper understanding. Their teachings truly transmit what yoga is, and I feel very grateful for them both. I encourage anyone with an urge to know more about yoga, and how to find your own voice as a teacher, to join this training."

– Thérèse Deutgen, Associate Coach/Trainer

Basic Teacher Training:

"The training which I received from Satya and Sahaj has been a profound introduction to the more subtle layers of our human experience. The training has brought me a lot of inspiration and insights of what a knowledgeable teacher embodies. They both honor with deep and humble respect their lineage, which I experienced in how they share their teachings. This embodiment is to me an inspiration and reminder that still serves me in teaching. I feel blessed to have been opened to these ancient teachings by them. If you feel ready to deepen the research about yourself and dive into ancient teachings that can help you in your quest, than I highly recommend this training with experienced senior teachers that embodies their practices.

– Maximiliaan Cohen, teacher at Delight Yoga

Basic Teacher Training:

"From the first moment at the training. I knew I was in the right place to deepen my knowledge about yoga. Everything I learned I can use in my live and in teachings."

– Jerica Kok

Meet the teachers

The Basic Training will be guided by Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj

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Pre-Teacher Training

Highlights

– 50 hrs Yoga Essentials training

– Establish your self-practice

– Broaden your view on yoga

Ideal for:

Students who want to prepare for the Basic Teacher Training or get to know the deeper aspects of yoga

Advanced Teacher Training

Highlights

– 300+ hours training

– 2 retreats and 3 modules

– Mentoring & Supervision program

Ideal for:

Teachers and dedicated students who want to create extra depth in their practice and teaching

Special Trainings

Highlights

– Intensives with guest teachers

– Trainings on specific topics

– Continuing Education level for teachers

Ideal for:

Yoga teachers and dedicated students who want to broaden and refine their skills

Special Trainings

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to broaden your practice and teaching skills

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