Vinyasa Teacher Training 2018-19 {FULL}

Updated: Mar 18

Your 200hr Vinyasa TT

Whether you desire to lead and teach others or seek a deeper connection to your practice, this 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training will provide you with powerful tools to inspire yourself and others.

This Teacher Training will be held over the course of 10 months in Yagoy De Pijp, Amsterdam. We will guide you in creating a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, discipline and focus to expand your mental and physical boundaries. We offer a systematic approach inspired by the wisdom of yogic traditions and applied to modern lifestyles for those wanting to train as teachers as well as those who are simply looking to broaden their personal practice.

“Deepen your practice and discover the voice to lead & inspire."

Study Topics

  • Practice: Asana, Bandha, Pranayama, Meditation

  • Functional Anatomy and Assisting

  • Traditional Yoga Philosophy

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Intelligent & Creative Sequencing

Teaching Methodology

  • 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 & build awareness of your presence in class

  • Learn to teach to all levels

  • Discuss and debate the tenets of classroom etiquette and ethics

Total contact hours: 180 + 20 hours self-study.

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 & physiology behind basic breathing techniques and their appropriate usage in the classroom

  • Develop a deeper understanding of yourself 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

  • 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 (ashtanga) and how it relates to daily life

  • Explore the mythos behind the asanas we practice

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) Pregnancy Yoga 9) Psychology of Teaching: A Teachers’s code

Teaching Faculty

Liisa Russmann 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 Vida-Ikeda 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.


Daily schedule

Fridays: 19:00 | 22:00 Master Class

Saturdays and Sundays:

8:00 – 09:45 | Practice (meditation, pranayama, asana) 10:00 – 12:30 | Themed talks

(history of yoga, philosophy, anatomy, sequencing, energetics, alignment, adjustments, art of teaching, yoga ethics) 12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch break 13:30 – 17:00 | Posture clinic

(families of postures, analysis of postures, teaching techniques, practice teaching) 16:00 – 17:00 on Sundays | Soft flow/yin practice to close the weekend

Dates (10 weekends spread over 2018/19):

2018: Sept 21-22-23/Oct 19-20-2/Nov 16-17-18/Dec 7-8-9 2019: Jan 18-19-20/Feb 15-16-17/Ma 15-16-17/Apr 12-13-14/May 10-11-12/June 7-8-9


  • Early Bird price: €2000 (The total amount is paid in full before June 5th 2018)

  • Full price: €2200 (Final registration and full payment due before 1st of September 2018)

  • 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€.

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WANNA CHAT WITH THE TEACHERS? We want you to be able to find out if you will feel at home at Yagoy and also in the style of teaching taught in this TT, therefore we invite you to contact us (Anne & Liisa) directly to hear more about the training details and ask your questions. You can email us directly at We would love to have a chat!

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