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The Essentials of Yoga : Pre Teacher Training (50 hrs)

With Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

This program is designed to prepare you for the experience of the Basic Teacher Training Intensive Retreat. Guided by Satya and Sahaj over a period of 7 days (50 hours), you will get a solid foundation from which to continue your practice in preparation for the Basic Training.

Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj practiced for many years under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and have both been teaching yoga for over 20 years each. They also share a deep knowledge of the Tibetan and Tantric teachings.


The course will be offered twice in Amsterdam, on the following dates: 

  • 6-7 April  & 10-14 April 2019 , or
  • 16-17 & 20-24 November 2019

Each day will be from 9:30 to 17:30 with an hour lunch break.

Here are some some reasons why you would take this journey of yoga starting with the Essentials of Yoga program: 

  1. Love your Body. This is your home base. You will intimately get to know your body in a friendly way and accept and love your "earth suit". 
  2. Embrace life itself. You will develop intimacy with your breath, the source of life energy. 
  3. You will learn that Yoga in essence is a mind training. You will receive the tools to enter your natural state of mind, which is Freedom and Peace. 
  4. You will develop the openness to enter wisdom and trust it fully. This will become your true navigation system in all aspects of your life.
  5. You will experience Sangha, the community of equal-minded beings sharing Truth, being and growing together and sharing with each other from a place of presence.
  6. You will finally understand what the wise beings of the past were trying to tell us, that the wisdom of creation is right now here in us.
  7. You will be given tools and methods to be in touch with your true ground and walk in the world with confidence.

In a practical way, you will learn and become familiar with the Primary Series of the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga system:

  • Authentic method, principles and practice as taught to us personally by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.
  • Modifications of asanas for different bodies.
  • The fundamentals of the Eight Limbs of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras and its application in ordinary life.
  • Understand the intention behind Yoga Sadhana (practice) as a path to awakening. 
  • Become familiar with all the postures in the Primary Series and be able to intelligently modify these asanas in your own practice where necessary according to your body and needs. 
  • Feel confident and rooted in the three main aspects of this practice: Breath, Bandhas and Drishti



Please make sure you meet the below requirements before registering for this course. If in doubt, please contact us via email with your questions or concerns.

  • min. 3 months of regular yoga practice (Astanga, vinyasa, hatha recommended)
  • participation to all 7 days of the program
  • understanding of English (all teachings and the course material are in English)

If you are new to the Astanga Vinyasa system of yoga, we would recommend you to use the following tutorial from our friend Govinda Kai to establish a solid foundation of Surya Namaskara A & B. Click here to go to the House of Yoga for this (free) video.


Health & Wellbeing

This Pre-Teacher Training has an intensive schedule and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. To best support you in this training, we would like to know if any of the following applies to you at this moment (please contact us via email before registering):

  • physical, mental or emotional issues
  • serious injury
  • currently under medical treatment or taking medications
  • currently suffering from depression or burnout


Please send an email to should you like any further advise about this program before registering.

This program will form the necassary foundation if you want to apply for the Basic Teacher Training (200hrs). If you are ready to register, please use the link below.



Date / Time




06 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

07 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

10 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

11 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

12 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

13 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

14 April 2019, 09:30 - 17:30


Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:




You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.