yoga teacher training amsterdam

YMA Immersions. Deepening your yoga practice and Teaching skills.

The Yoga Minds Academy has been around for 6 years.

Ideal for committed students or as a post teacher training. These sessions are for you when you are willing to immerse yourself in the yoga traditions. The ability to stay focussed and committed need to be in place as these are more intense sessions.

These sessions are for you to deepen your understanding of yoga, especially Hathayoga – asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha. You will explore various techniques which are less commonly practiced in regular classes. In addition to this, the anatomy of the yoga body, philosophy, and teaching styles are covered in greater depth and detail.

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What are the 4 topics of these trainings?

  1. Asana
    - Practicing and teaching basis poses
    - Arm, hand, leg balancings
    - Hip-openers, backbends

  2.  Pranayama
    - Mudras
    - Bandhas

  3.   Meditation
    - Beginnings & struggles
    - Various techniques

  4. Philosophy & Teaching
    - Various ideas on yoga
    - Different bodies, different adjustments
    - Inspire, authenticity and tradition
Deepening your knowledge and experience.

- deepen knowledge and practice of meditation and pranayama
- deepening the teaching and knowledge and practice of yoga
- handstand and scorpionpose
- expanding knowledge both philosophically and in asana practice
- balance poses
- basic poses in a correct way, self and teaching
- learn how bodies perform asanas differently and how to adjust different bodies
- arm balancing poses
- more space in the hips in poses
- being an inspiring teacher and not an ‘inhale exhale’ robot or copycat

For who are these Immersions?

For Yoga teachers and serious yogis. You need some years of experience and a level 3 practice level. This does noet mean that you have to be most flexible person but that you are serious about improving asana, mudra, bandha and pranayama. As a teacher you learn how to become a better more authentic teacher. As a yogi you learn how to deepen and improve the effects of your yoga practice.

Small groups, personal attention. Semi-private.

We work with very small groups, so there is lots of personal attention to guide every participant on his or her personal journey. Maximum 6 participants.

Who is teaching ?

Dr. Olav Aarts has over 20 years of Traditional Hatha Yoga experience. Giving masterclasses, intensives, teacher trainings worldwide. Olav teaches Hatha Yoga, on the origins of yoga traditions and Asian religions. In 2013, Yoga Magazine named him “yogi of the year” for best yoga teacher in the Netherlands and Belgium.

From 18-02-2019. Parking on the blue zone ( 2 hrs) on the Mr Troelstralaan 9 t/m 31or unlimted time with your license plate number upon arrival for €0,25 per hour.

YMA Immersions Dates 2021 - 2022

Time schedule

Fridays - 18:00 - 19:30


Fridays 17:15 - 18:45



This training is for Yoga Teachers, those who are training to become yoga teachers and for yogis who want to deepen their practice and experience of yoga. At least one year of intensive yoga training is required to participate with these trainings. You need to have a good health and body awareness.

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