1 year Indian Classical Yoga Teacher Training Course, Utrecht and France 2024 – 2025

The Science of Life

About the Course

Many things in life we learn by trial and error. Not everything is handed down to us in our upbringing and education. On the contrary. In order to participate in our community, to keep our environment and family ties in balance and to stand up for ourselves in this individualistic society, we learn manners and defence mechanisms that are actually not natural. We survive, but we lose who we are inside and run into the same difficulties again and again.

The life philosophy of Yoga contains all the knowledge and guidelines you wish you would have learned from your childhood. They are the stepping stones that lead you to happiness, health and success. It reconnects us to ourselves.

In this one-year course, you start by spending a week at Centre Lothlorien in France. Here you live in a yoga rhythm and learn the first steps to apply Yoga in your life. Then you will have classes spread throughout the year. This way you have the chance to practice at home, in your own rhythm, and further integrate everything you learn into your life. You will be personally guided in a step-by-step growth process. The training ends with another week in France. The course is an accredited 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, which allows you to start as a yoga instructor.

More information including the syllabus can be found on the page The science of life.


– Yoga as it is taught in India;
– With classes spread throughout the year, freedom to practice in your own pace;
– Actually 200 contact hours;
– Personal guidance;
– All important Asanas, including background information;
– Kriya, Pranayama and Meditation;
– Fundamental principles such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhavas and the Four Pillars of Yoga.





  • Start of training the week of October 5 to 12, 2024 at Centre Lothlorien in France;
  • Then 10 teaching days spread throughout the year on a Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m;
  • Weekly reflection of your experiences and developments;
  • Closing week in France with classes, exams and ceremony from May 4 to 10, 2025.


The weeks in France take place at Centre Lothlorien in France, a course center surrounded by nature 600km. from Utrecht.
The classes in the Netherlands take place at a central location in Utrecht.


The price for the course is € 3250,- per person. This is including:
– Lessons in all subjects mentioned in the syllabus
– Staying in a shared room, full pension, during the weeks in France
– Sattvic vegetarian lunch in the days in Utrecht
– Studymaterials
– Practical and theoretical exam

Practical information

Please bring your own Yoga mat, new Yoga mats are for sale.
Please share any dietary wishes in advance, a surcharge may apply.


We request a deposit of EUR 750,-. Only after receipt of this payment is the reservation final. The remainder can be paid in terms.

In case of cancellation, the entire amount of the deposit will be refunded up to 2 months in advance. Between 2 months and 1 month in advance half of the down payment will be refunded. After that, there is no right to a refund.
If your course or stay cannot take place due to government measures (eg. negative travel advice), your reservation will be canceled free of charge, any payment will be refunded.

In all the classes you wear loose, non-revealing clothes.  
Tight clothes, short tops, shorts, capris, tank tops, low cut and short shirts etc. are not suitable. Instead wear trousers, track pants, sleeved T-shirts, shirts, salwar kameez, kurta, etc.

Qualities of a student 
To learn Yoga without hinderances a student’s mental attitude is of importance. 
Do not have expectations and be grateful for everything you learn. 
While in class, forget what you have learned before. Do not compare with earlier teachings, but listen with an empty mind. Only then can you absorb and understand the teachings. 
Follow the instructions of your teachers and keep practicing with determination. 
Develop interest in all the subjects by understanding its purpose, do not limit the practice to your likes. 

No drugs are allowed at the center.

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Note: Prices of bookings with accommodation are excluding tourist tax of EUR 4,- per person per booking. The information you provide is used for processing your reservation, to anticipate the group dynamic and room assignment. It will not be shared with any other party then the site of accommodation.

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