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Special Trainings

Immersion and intensives to broaden your skills as a teacher or dedicated yoga practitioner

The Programs

Explore our immersions and workshops on selected topics or teaching skills

As long as you walk the yogic path, you are a student, whether teaching or practicing with dedication (or both). Beginner's Mind is Open Mind. We offer educational programs in selected aspects of the practice to keep you inspired, to provide you guidance where you feel the need for it, and to explore different areas of yourself through the ancient practices of yoga and meditation. Presented by our most experienced teachers or by special guest teachers, these shorter programs aim to help you refining your practice and teaching skills.

Special training - The Mind Retreat - Online Fully

The Mind Retreat - Online

With Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj

01 January 2021

A unique opportunity to dive within the Infinite Universe of the Mind, guided by Satya Katiza and Kevin Sahaj in a 10-day home-based silent retreat.


Special training - Yogipreneurship for Yoga Teachers Fully

Yogipreneurship for Yoga Teachers

With Tara Ubachs

16 January 2021

Join Tara as she guides you in navigating the trials and tribulations of being a yoga entrepreneur in these uncertain and constantly changing times.


Special training - Yoga & Ayurveda (50 hours) Fully

Yoga & Ayurveda (50 hours)

With Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

27 January 2021

Yoga & Ayurveda are really impossible to bring apart, they are an inseparable pair, they are the union of the Universal Wisdom. The union of these two sciences brings forth a system of healing for physical, mental, and spiritual health and happiness.


Special training - Astanga Sadhana: A Practitioners' Program Fully

Astanga Sadhana: A Practitioners' Program

With Claudia Pradella & Eva Ugolini

30 January 2021

A practitioners’ program Exploring the depths of your Yoga practice, according to the eight limbs of Astanga Yoga. This year-long program is for the dedicated Astanga Yoga practitioners, already familiar with the traditional Mysore-style of self-practice and ready to expand the context of their Yoga Sadhana – spiritual practice.


Special training - Yin Yoga Masterclass: 20-hour Foundational Training Fully

Yin Yoga Masterclass: 20-hour Foundational Training

With Daphne Luttger

06 February 2021

This 3-day training is meant for students who would like to have a deeper understanding of yin yoga and the practice of yin yoga. What happens in our body when we are in a posture for a long period of time? How do the archetypal poses relate to meridians, organs, and emotions?


Special training - Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundational Training Fully

Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Foundational Training

With Esther van der Sande

17 April 2021

Trauma-Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): a 3-day Foundational Training for Yoga Teachers, Mental Health Professionals & Educators.    This 3-day workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts and applications of David Emerson's highly regarded intervention for Complex Trauma.


Special training - Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hours) - Online Fully

Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hours) - Online

With Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

07 May 2021

The integration of Yoga and Mindfulness takes us beyond the realm of asana and physical practice. We invite ourselves to an attitude of awareness, where kindness, compassion and curiosity are practised for us to open the gateway to be in the moment, to freedom.   This online training is for yoga practitioners wishing to integrate the principles of mindfulness into their own practice, and for yoga teachers wishing to enrich their way of teaching. Through classical mindfulness practices as well as moving meditation, you will learn to practice self-inquiry to touch base with how you embody yourself in this particular moment of life.   You will learn the four ennobling truths, about the dance between ease (sukha) and unease (dukkha), the four foundations of mindfulness, and the eightfold path to sustain a skilful living. In addition to learning classical mindfulness practices like various mindfulness meditations, body scan, and 5-minute breathing space, you will learn how to practice and teach mindfulness as part of asana practice, as moving meditation. You'll also learn how to teach mindfulness as a yoga teacher in your yoga classes.   In this program, the focus will be on experiencing and learning the tools offered by insight tradition, mindfulness and compassion-based practices, synergized in yoga practice, and how to apply them as skilful means in your everyday life. What you will learn: Theory of Insight Tradition: The four noble truths, the four foundations of mindfulness, Buddha's eightfold path to end suffering Mindfulness practices as skilful means The integration of mindfulness in asana – Moving Meditation Teaching methodology – How to teach Mindful Yoga Online Format   The Yoga & Mindfulness training is offered as a nurturing home-based training. You'll be able to participate in this 50-hour training with access to all the material for an additional 6 months.   The daily schedule for the training will include live online sessions with a core time of 3 hours. All formal practices will be offered as recordings (video, audio, lectures) for you to access in your own time/rhythm - for example, early mornings - on the training days. We advise you to treat the training weekends as mini-retreats, i.e. keeping the days as free as possible, so you can fully integrate the teachings.   You'll be partnered with a dharma buddy (a colleague/student) for reflection work as well as teaching practicum throughout the training days.   Typical daily schedule (subject to change): 09.00 - 10.00 hrs: Recorded practice (meditation, breathwork, asana) 10.00 - 12.45 hrs: Log-in time live: sessions of 45 mins x 3, with 15 mins break 13.00 - 14.30 hrs: Lunch break 14.30 - 15.15 hrs: Work with dharma buddy or individual reflection assignment 15.30 - 16.30 hrs: Teaching practicum 16.30 - 17.00 hrs: Recorded practice (meditation, breathwork, asana)   In addition, there will be assignments + journaling.   Kristin looks very much forward to facilitating you in deepening mindfulness, yoga and compassion-based practices and theory. By the end of this training, you'll be confident in integrating these practices in your own practice and teaching. Requirements   This training is designed for yoga practitioners as well as yoga teachers. Participants need to have at least two years of regular yoga practice (including pranayama and meditation), or to have attended a silent retreat (minimum of ten days or more), or to have completed an MBSR-course or similar.   These 50 hours are part of the Delight Academy Advanced Teacher Training, however, this training is not in itself a teacher training program.   Yogi Facilitator Training This 50-hours training is part of Level 1 of the Yogi Facilitator training by Kristin, which is open to individual yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. The (fully offered online) Yogi Facilitator Training merges contemporary clinical knowledge of mental and emotional health and practices with the wisdom traditions of yoga and dharma teachings.   It juxtaposes the mindfulness practices from the dharma path seamlessly with the most updated empirical knowledge from applied psychology. We all know Buddha was the first cognitive therapist, however, here you will get to experience the connecting of the dots in its fullness. All workshops and modules of the Yogi Facilitator training can be followed on a stand-alone basis. If you are (becoming) a yoga teacher, we recommend also exploring the other parts of this fully online program.   For more information, click on the links below: Yogi Facilitator Training Level 1 - Dedicated Practitioner Certificate: Consists of the workshop (Find Ease in Unease by Knowing Yourself) and this training Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hrs). Yogi Facilitator Training Level 2 - Advanced Practitioner Certificate: Consists of the two workshops Applied Psychology for Yogis (next date: 29 - 31 January 2021) and Guiding a Transformational Process (next date: 22-24 October 2021). Details will be online soon. Yogi Facilitator Training Level 3: Consists of Yoga Therapy for the Mind & Mood Disorders (Details will be online soon, preliminary dates 29 - 31 January 2021 and 18-20 Feb 2022) Reading Material Moving Into Meditation by Anne Cushman Registration   You can sign up using the button below. For any questions, please email


Special training - Restorative Yoga Training (35-hour) Fully

Restorative Yoga Training (35-hour)

With Adelene Cheong

27 August 2021

A 35-hour Relax and Restore Intensive Yoga Training   To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning and promotes healing and growth.


Special training - Foundation on Ayurveda (50 hours) Fully

Foundation on Ayurveda (50 hours)

With Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

29 September 2021

Yoga and Ayurveda are like inseparable siblings – the union of Universal Wisdom. The combination of these two sciences brings forth a system of healing for physical, mental and spiritual health and happiness. The best way of learning and integrating anything into our life is through direct experience.


Special training - Yoga‌ ‌Nidra‌ ‌&‌ ‌Healing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Inner‌ ‌Elements:‌ ‌A‌ ‌50-Hour‌ ‌ Training‌ ‌for‌ ‌Teachers‌ Fully

Yoga‌ ‌Nidra‌ ‌&‌ ‌Healing‌ ‌the‌ ‌Inner‌ ‌Elements:‌ ‌A‌ ‌50-Hour‌ ‌ Training‌ ‌for‌ ‌Teachers‌

With Moena de Jong

27 October 2021

In this 50-hour training for yoga teachers, you will refine your knowledge of advanced skills in guiding your students during Yoga Nidra: the magical journey that expresses the art of relaxation and achieving a state of deeper awareness.


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The Mind Retreat

Divine within the Infinite Universe of the Mind

10-day retreat with Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj