Ashtanga Teacher Training (200 hours)


This Intensive Teacher Training Course (200 hours) is designed to prepare and help you establish a solid practice and dive deeper into this Transformational and Life Changing Practice of Ashtanga Yoga. An established personal practice is the most significant foundation of your own yoga journey. This is the very source of your inner growth and self-experience on developing your unique personal voice and style as a human being and potentially as a teacher.

What you can expect ?

This Summer Edition is a more Intensive Format of the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Program that will run from June and ends mid October.

Students who take this course will:


  • Have the opportunity to take their personal practice to the next level with guidance in a safe environment
  • You will learn and embody different yogic tools and lifestyle that aim to awaken and unlock your true potential.
  • Learn and experience a Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Training, a thorough and profound education
  • Experience a great balance of theory and practice that you can immediately apply in everyday living and when teaching
  • Provide a structured access to Kriyas and Pranayamic practices that are most highly regarded tool to be used for creating a greater contact with the inner world
  • You will also learn how to teach basic breath work
  • Will be introduced into the basics of Ayurveda – will learn how this holistic approach will help balance body, mind and spirit
  • Be asked to assist in Ashtanga Led classes as to gain experience teaching in the classroom in a very practical way
  • Gain insight how the Eight Limb of Yoga can be integrated in daily life as to cultivate more of a sattvic life
  • Be mentored and coached individually
  • Will be confident and comfortable to hold space for your future students and adjust and assist in a safe way
  • Be able to start teaching Ashtanga Led Classes, Power Yoga, Dynamic form of yoga and Hatha class
  • Once students have completed the full 200 hours, the opportunity to apply for international certification through the Yoga Alliance

This Training is for you if:

  • You are eager to learn, deepen and expand knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga and other aspects of Yoga
  • You have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga, continuously for some time now and want to move to the next level
  • You want to learn how to get more harmony between body, mind and spirit
  • You are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well structured and yet intuitive approach
  • You have a strong desire and urge to share this art of healing with others
  • You are ready to explore and experience yoga beyond asanas
Ashtanga TT

Dates 2025:

May – 16,17,18
June – 13,14,15 & 27,28,29
August – 29,30,31
September – 12,13,14
October – 10,11,12 & 24,25,26
November – 7,8,9


Fridays: 13:30 – 19.00
Saturdays and Sundays: 10.00 – 17.00

The mornings we practice Meditation, Kriyas & Pranayama and Asana practice.

The afternoons sessions are a combination of lectures and exploration of asanas.


Early Bird: 2950 euro (until 16th of March 2025)
Regular Price: 3150 euro
(all prices at 0% VAT as we are CRKBO registered)



Bluebirds Oost | Louise Wentstraat 186, Amsterdam

More information

Please read our Terms & Conditions here

For more questions or information please get in touch with lead teacher Marilou: marilou@pranayama.nl or Bluebirds Academy: info@blue-birds.nl.

Marilou van Hoek (Lead Teacher)

Born in the Philippines, Marilou came to the Netherlands in her early teens. She feels blessed with the best of both worlds: East and West. Ever since she came in contact with yoga she has developed a passion for Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama, which she applies both in her classes and her everyday life.

Besides her daily practice she continues to study regularly to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy, chanting and meditation etc.  Marilou has been studying and travelling back and forth in the ashram of her teacher in India the last 8 years now as her yoga journey continues. She feels greatly indebted to her inspiring teachers: Katiza Satya, Paul Dallaghan and Pranayama Master Sri O.P. Tiwariji, head of the Kaivalyadham Research Institute near Mumbai, India.

With love and passion, Marilou offers a variety of yoga classes, workshops, yoga retreats and teacher teainingsin the Netherlands and abroad. Her presence is fun and inspirational, allowing space for growth both on and off the mat. Marilou sees yoga as a quest for spirituality and awareness. It not only provides a stable basis for everyday life, but a lot of fun too. She loves inspiring her students with her passion.

“Pranayama is my Spiritual practice. My daily practice gives me access to my soul and inner life. I feel one with my body, and experience a state of Bliss. It is the perfect foundation Life.”

Find the Light and Brighness within you,

Guest Teachers:

In addition, various specialist guest teachers are deployed to offer the highest quality in all areas.
For the anatomy course David Meijer will join the training.
The guest teacher for the philosophy part will be announced soon.