‘Deepen your practice
and discover the voice to lead and inspire’
Whether you desire to lead and teach others or simply seek a deeper connection to your practice, this 200 hr Yagoy Vinyasa Teacher Training will provide you with powerful tools to inspire yourself and others.
From day one we will guide you in deepening your practice and honing your skills to become a confident and empowering teacher. Becoming a source of inspiration begins with your own personal yoga practice. A foundation of discipline and focus on your yoga mat will provide you with the insight to break through the patterns that hold you back from being the best version of yourself. Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries through this journey.
The training will begin with a Master class led by teachers and speakers from various yogic traditions. In the mornings, we will begin with 2 hours of asana, pranayama, and meditation. You will observe your own practice and learn how to apply this to become an effective teacher. We will study alignment principles, functional anatomy, adjusting techniques, the art of creative and intelligent sequencing and effective cueing. In the afternoons, we will discuss classic yoga philosophy and history and how it applies to our everyday lives. We will round out our sessions by learning practical teaching techniques and classroom management. Together, we will put your teaching skills to the test!
REGISTER? You can access your registration package through the button at the bottom of this page.
FREE INTRODUCTION WORKSHOPS? We want you to be able to find out if you will feel home at Yagoy, in the space, and also in the style of teaching taught in this TT. Therefore we invite you to the free pre TT workshops where you can enjoy a 60-minute practice with Liisa and Anne and hear more about the training details. You can sign up for these workshops here!
This Teacher Training is led by Liisa Russman and Anne Vida-Ikeda. They are honoured and excited to guide you through this process. Also, several guest teachers with their own expertise will teach themed workshops over the course of the training. We are currently finalizing the list but 3 of them are mentioned below already.
Liisa came to yoga from stressful and demanding jobs, and before she knew it, found herself in yoga workshops, courses and trainings feeling more and more alive from these experiences and connections, than ever before. To Liisa it’s all about being free to be yourself and she is passionate about passing this feeling on to others using yoga as the vehicle for transformation; both physically and emotionally.
A strong believer and daily practitioner in not letting fears be bigger than dreams, she translates her life lessons into yoga classes. Her classes and teachings are a fusion of intelligent and playful sequencing, anatomical awareness and philosophical depth that takes students into their bodies, home to themselves. Liisa believes in continual growth and staying inspired as a teacher. She regularly trains with Tiffany Cruikshank, Kathryn Budig, Jason Crandell and Katy Appleton. She was trained in Sydney, Australia with Power Living and has since been passionately sharing her teachings in Sydney and Amsterdam.
Anne initially began practicing yoga to relieve stress and balance her hectic professional life back home in Montreal. She never imagined it would be the start of a journey that would impact every facet of her life. Anne has studied Vinyasa flow with the School of Sacred Arts in Bali. She as also studied Yin yoga with Tina Nance in Bali and Anat Geiger in Amsterdam. As a lifelong yoga student, she continues to study and to broaden her scope she is also trained in Ayurveda and yogic therapy with Sivananda yoga, as well as Thai yoga massage.
Inspired by Ayurveda & Traditional Chinese Medicine theories, and with a nourishing, calming and light-spirited touch, Anne leads students into practices that are genuine and empowering. Her aim is to create a supportive environment for people to explore their own bodies & minds and to discover a sense of liberation and creativity. In the exploration of yoga and meditation, Anne is convinced that accepting the challenges of life requires an open heart, flexibility of mind and keen awareness. With this approach, she shares her sessions as a journey to mindful living.
In-depth study topics
Practice: Asana, Pranayama, & Meditation
• Through intensive self practice you learn the foundational principles of alignment
• Learn how asana provides a solid framework for exploring the other limbs of yoga
• Get acquainted with the practice and benefits of breath control (pranayama)
• Learn the anatomy and physiology behind basic breathing techniques and their appropriate usage in the classroom
• Develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your connection to others through meditation
• Learn basic mindfullness (vipassana) and concentration-meditation techniques
• Experience and understand how vinyasa yokes the many of limbs of yoga together
• Practice, practice, practice!
Functional Anatomy & Assisting
• Nerd-out on anatomy!
• Learn functional anatomy in order to gain insight into how postures work in your body
• Deepen your understanding of how postures work in bodies other than your own
• Apply the principles of anatomy to prevent injuries in yourself and your students
• Learn how to work with existing injuries and other physical constraints
• Learn effective, conscientious, hands-on assisting techniques
• Develop the skill of reading bodies both physically and energetically
• Understand proper use of props and modifications
Traditional Yoga Philosophy
• Discover the history of yoga and its lineage
• Read and discuss the Bhagavad Gita
• Read and develop a deeper understanding of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali
• Study the eight-limbed path of yoga (astanga) and how it relates to daily life
• Explore the mythos behind the asanas we practice
• Learn to develop and use clear, intentional cueing
• The art of creative and intelligent sequencing
• Understand and strengthen your intuition for class structure and build-up
• Learn essential classroom management skills
• Find your voice, understand voice modulation, and build awareness of your presence in the classroom
• Learn to teach to all levels
• Discuss and debate the tenets of classroom etiquette and ethics
• Discuss the basics of the business of yoga
Total contact hours: 180 + 20 hours self study.
Master classes (Friday evenings)
1) Pranayama and Mantras
2) Meditation: Styles and Techniques
3) Adjusting and Dynamics of Touch
4) Biomechanics and Energetics
5) Ayurveda: The Science of Life
6) Theming and Language
7) Energy and Meridian system
8) Yin and Yang Principles
9) Psychology of Teaching: A Teachers’s code
In the final weekend there will be a written and practical exam, plus of course full, active participation in all weekends is most important.
The leading teacher training manual is provided by us and is included in the price of the course. In addition to the manual, the following books are required:
Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras | Edwin F. Bryant
Bhagavad Gita | Eknath Easwaran
The Heart of Yoga | T.K.V. Desikachar
The Tree of Yoga | B.K.S. Iyengar
The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living | Stephen Cope
All books can be ordered online. Click on the book-title and you will be redirected to an online bookstore.
• Practical assignments
• Written assignments
• Teaching exam
After graduating from this Teacher Training you are eligible for a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher who has finished a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS)).
19:00 | 22:00 Master Class
Saturdays and Sundays:
8:00 – 09:45 | Practice (meditation, pranayama, asana)
10:00 – 12:30 | Themed talks / theory (Topics: history of yoga, philosophy, anatomy, sequencing, alignment, adjustments, art of teaching, yoga ethics)
12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch break
13:30 – 17:00 | Posture clinic (families of postures, analysis of each posture, teaching techniques & practice)
16:00 – 17:00 on Sundays | Soft flow/yin practice to close the weekend
Dates (10 weekends spread over 2017 & 2018):
• Sept 15-16-17
• Oct 20-21-22
• Nov 24-25-26
• Dec 1-2-3
• Jan 19-20-21
• Feb 9-10-11
• Ma 16-17-18
• Apr 13-14-15
• May 11-12-13
• June 1-2-3
Free introductory workshops
Saturday 27 May | 14:00 – 16:00 | with Liisa & Anne @ the Pijp studio | Sign up here!
• Early Bird price: €2000
(The total amount is paid in full before June 5th 2017)
• Full price: €2200
(Final registration and full payment due before 1st of September 2017)
• Payment in 4 terms: €2300
(Please see registration package through green button below for more detail)
You should have a consistent, dedicated yoga practice and a strong desire to learn and explore the modern teachings of yoga. Expect to work hard, to explore your possibilities as a teacher, and come away with a deep awareness of who you are.
** During the length of your 200 hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training a Sometimes Your Way (10 classes within 3 months) is 40€ instead of 85€.
How do I register?
In order to register you need to fill out your registration package (see green button below) post or drop it by one of the studio’s or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
PERSONAL REVIEWS | STUDENTS OF CLASS 2015/2016
‘So thankful to have been part of this incredible experience! A very big YES to all of it. The flowing, joyful, blissful bits but also to the intense, struggling parts. It was all I needed to dive deeper within, finding a me that is light, whole and beautiful. I feel endlessly grateful to the teachers, always providing a safe and loving space to learn. They perfectly master the art of yoga and teach in a funny, inspiring and easy to grasp way.
– Azucena, 31
‘Deepening my practice was my major objective for joining the TTC, teaching was my minor. I am teaching now and it’s great! I am thus very happy to have joined the training and to have gotten the opportunity to teach. The teachers were vital factors in coming to this point. They created an inspiring, energizing, inclusive environment which supported the instructional, (sometimes) challenging and fun journey. Per the training’s favorite mantra: no effort goes to waste. Extremely grateful to have put in my efforts!’
‘For me this course was a total life changer! In 9 months I learnt so much about myself, my practice and yoga. I became part of a very precious yoga family, I got great support from the teachers, and I gathered the tools needed to go out there and really teach. This course was a magic journey, I can’t recommend it more!’
– Gemma, 33
‘Being part of this TT was exactly what I needed in this period of my life. It helped me to get a clearer sense of who I am in essence and to know in what direction I need to go. I feel grateful to have joined this TT and to begin this lifelong yoga journey.
– Inge, 37
‘Starting the yoga TT the week I moved to Amsterdam could easily have been a bit overwhelming. But the teachers were so warm, funny and friendly that they quickly created a real yoga family vibe. Also highly knowledgeable and experienced, guiding us expertly through the physical and mental sides of our yoga journey. Couldn’t have picked a better course.’
– Flora, 27
‘I strongly recommend this training! Fantastic experience, very thorough and well organized. It’s just the perfect package of everything – knowledge, fun, friends, and unforgettable moments. I started teaching a week after graduation…and I love it! ”
‘You will not only take your practice to another level, you will learn so much more about yourself. The teacher and group support was just incredible. One of the best decisions I have ever made’.
– Ashley, 47
‘The Teacher Training at Yagoy was an inspiring, interesting and a challenging journey.
The program is intense, divers and in combination with the knowledge of the teachers, it gave me a strong foundation for my own practice. It brought yoga in my life in ways I would have never expected.’
– Olga, 39
‘Taking this Teacher Training was one of my best decisions ever. The past year changed my body, mind and life in ways I did not expect.’
– Lian, 34