Intensive Teacher Training (200 hrs)

Get a broad view of yoga on all aspects
of life and rediscover yourself.

- From July 28th to August 12th 2018 & from September 28th to October 5th 2018

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The Program

This is a unique and transformative training program, with fully accredited and inspiring teachers,
which will be held in 2 parts: 2 weeks non-residential in Amsterdam and 1 week residential retreat in Portugal.

All aspects of yoga will be covered by the program which is divided into the following 3 themes:

Week 1: Purification

July 28th - August 3rd 2018 at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam The first week we set the intention and mood of the training diving slowly but steady, starting to tune with your body, breath and mind, becoming friends and intimate connecting with your self and the teachings, trusting the method and techniques, learning the language. Starting to trust the intelligence of your body and energetic field, letting go of what is in the way, becoming lighter and open.

The Yoga program during this week will include different cleansing techniques (kriyas), and self-practice based on the primary series of Astanga Yoga, special pranayamas, guided and silent meditation, related philosophy sessions and reading, and a special diet (pure, healthy and detoxing vegetarian food).

Week 2: Knowledge and wisdom

August 5th - August 12th 2018 at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam Knowledge is a fruit of learning, while wisdom is a fruit of practice. Your mind by now will already reach a certain clarity, and you will be ready for deeper learning and practice. Your immersion into meditation, pranayama, philosophy and strong Vinyasa 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 the yogic lifestyle.

Week 3: Silence, synthesis and rejoice

September 28th - October 5th 2018 in Portugal This third and last week of the training, in retreat settings in the tranquillity of Northern Portugal, will have us starting in a very unique way - with mauna (silence). You will observe silence during the first 5 days of the retreat week, as a way to go beyond the surface – beyond names and forms, social, cultural or psychological boundaries. You will receive teachings and practices, allowing yourself to let go of critical thinking, questions and other habits of the mind. You will observe different patterns that may arise, and reach a deeper part of your self. Your teachers will support you and the teachings itself will empower you with strength to go deeper within the process of Yoga.

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, conquering the field known by now, and practicing until it seals. Creative and dynamic Vinyasa movements, philosophical peaks, sound and mantras, therapeutic yoga and synthesis of all are the key subjects of the last and final week.

You will be exposed to a variety of practices from various traditions, which you will learn how to safely and effectively passed on to beginners students of yoga.

This training will support your integrity, commitment, dedication and knowledge of yoga
and it is a special opportunity for those who are interested to deepen their own yoga journey,
as well as for those who feel the need to pass the message of yoga to others.

"The one who lived it will understand. The Basic Teacher Training is over and it has been an amazing mind-opening experience. I feel like I had gone through a mini-spiritual awakening - complete surrender to everything - meeting everything inside me - my devils, biggest fears, conceptual mind, ego but also a big heart, love and kindness and contentment.

Back to basics, learning walking and breathing again, connecting to every tissue of the body, feeling every sensation and staying aware in every single moment, feeling light and grounded at the same time.

I am endlessly grateful for having had the opportunity to experience all of it, having met beautiful supportive people and finally having found those guides who will light me."

- Anastasia

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The locations


The first two weeks, you will follow the teachings in Amsterdam, at the beautiful and quiet Delight Yoga studio on Prinseneiland. This space is a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and find peace within. The large windows give a beautiful view of the canals and small harbour. The yoga room upstairs has a dome-shaped roof and downstairs you will find the reception, a tea room, another room to practice yoga and two dressing rooms. You can feel the wisdom that this space holds from the first moment you walk in.


The last week is in retreat form, in a retreat center called D’Alijo, a beautiful place in the midst of nature. It sprawls across three hectares of land consisting of terraces, olive field and hills with large rock formations. The accommodation consists of 5 wooden chalet style rooms which are tastefully decorated, positioned in a rural part of the grounds in between the Yoga Studio and the main house. All rooms have outside verandas. The main house which is rebuild with huge granite rocks from centuries ago is now the cozy “heart” of the retreat centre. Surrounded by large terraces and undisturbed views of the area and premises. They offer a heated swimming pool, water features, and a peaceful meditation cave!

The Teachers

Delight Yoga Staff - Katiza Satya

Katiza Satya

Wisdom, Astanga Yoga, Hatha

Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is giving this training already for 17 years and that you feel. She has learned from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois himself and many other great masters amongst Guru ’Papaji’ (H.W.L.Poonja), Sarah Powers, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Tsultrim Allione.

Satya is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200- & 500-hour levels.

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Delight Yoga Staff - Kevin Sahaj

Kevin Sahaj

Meditation, Pranayama, Healing Yoga

Kevin Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening.

In the mid 90’s he met Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India, whom he recognized as his Guru. Next to Astanga, Sahaj is well known with Hatha Yoga, Healing Yoga and Tantra.

Learn about his lineage.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kevin Sahaj

Victoria (Tory) Hyndman


Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj invited Victoria as a guest teacher to share her extensive knowledge about Ayurveda.

Victoria is a beloved yoga teacher and Ayurvedic expert at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam. She studied at The Ayurvedic Institute under the guidance of her primary teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad.

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200 hour Yoga Alliance certified training

This program is registered with the American Yoga Alliance (YA), as it exceeds their standards at the 200 hours level. This will allow you to register with YA as a RYT-200 upon successful completion of this year’s study.