Frequently asked questions


Do I have to be spiritual?

The spir­i­tu­al aspect of yoga is very present in the 2-year Yoga Teach­ers Course. You must be open for this if you want to start the Yoga Teach­ers Course at Yoga Vidya Rot­ter­dam. If you are not yet sure if you want to fol­low the course you can come to Yoga Vidya Rot­ter­dam for the infor­ma­tion evening or you can join our yoga class­es and sat­sangs.

What should I be aware of in advance?

Besides the course-evenings and week­ends you should also make some extra time free for home assign­ments. The train­ing top­ics and lessons that you will be giv­ing need to be pre­pared. Fur­ther­more you have to make time free for your own prac­tice. Ques­tions which may be of impor­tance in mak­ing your deci­sion to fol­low the Yoga Teach­ers Course: How are the views of your fam­i­ly towards the train­ing? Are you maybe plan­ning to make a change in career or want­i­ng to move to anoth­er city?

What is the total contribution of the program?

The Yoga Teach­ers Course extends over a peri­od of two years. You pay 24 month­ly install­ments. In this month­ly fee, all evenings and week­ends in the stu­dio are includ­ed, as well as the inten­sive sem­i­nar week (includ­ing accom­mo­da­tion and veg­e­tar­i­an meals), Yoga teach­ers man­u­al and exam. The month­ly costs are adapt­ed to the type of room you desire dur­ing the inten­sive week in Bad Mein­berg. Addi­tion­al costs are: Costs of for books are approx­i­mate­ly € 60 for each year. The trav­el costs to Bad Mein­berg, which are approx­i­mate­ly € 70 if you go by train.

What does it mean to do Karma Yoga during the Yoga Teachers Course?

Kar­ma Yoga is one of the six paths of yoga, in which you prac­tice to be self­less­ly help­ful and appre­cia­tive in life. In the yoga stu­dio there is always plen­ty to do. Kar­ma Yoga is an inte­gral part of the Yoga Teach­ers Course, and we appre­ci­ate it if you would do some small tasks in the stu­dio. Also, dur­ing the inten­sive week in Bad Mein­berg, part of the pro­gram will be 45 min­utes of Kar­ma Yoga per day.

What happens if I can not attend the Yoga Teachers Course?

We offer, as far as pos­si­ble, the option to resume the course in the fol­low­ing year. If you decide to entire­ly quit please be aware that you are still required to pay remain­ing 25% of the course fees (see con­di­tions).

How advanced should my own practice be?

To know what to expect in the two years, a basic knowl­edge of asanas and Yoga phi­los­o­phy is required. You must have also fol­lowed some of the open class­es at Yoga Vidya Rot­ter­dam or in one of the oth­er Yoga Vidya Cen­ters.