GLOW! 300+ hrs Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Glow 300 hrs Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certified) with Daphne Koken, Claudia van der Tier & guest teachers

Daphne and Claudia invite you to an adventure, diving deeper into the teachings of vinyasa yoga. This modular teacher training allows you to study in compact blocks of 8, 25 or 50 hrs per immersion, while receiving the continuous support and guidance of your lead teachers Daphne and Claudia.

They invited guest teachers Rob Hess, Susan Michel and George Langenberg to share their expertise, experience and wonderful energy with you, which makes this teacher training a one of a kind journey.

Join the full journey or join any immersion of your choice!

Our training offers a solid and rich addition to your 200 hrs foundation (vinyasa) program and allows you to study in an environment that is both safe and inspiring. The structure of our training honours the requirements of Yoga Alliance advanced (300hrs) studies and offers you the certainty of a full spectrum, well balanced advanced vinyasa teacher training  program.

However, our immersions and teacher retreats can also be joined separately, without building up towards a 300 hr certificate. This way you can choose to deepen your knowledge and skills at your own terms.

Our mission is to support you on the path of becoming an embodied, authentic and inspired vinyasa yoga teacher. We are looking forward to flow with you and hope you will enjoy the rich teachings of vinyasa yoga.

Have a look at our upcoming Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Immersions:

Living Vinyasa – Teaching in Rhythm I ONLINE (book here)
Dates: 16/17/18 April 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken 

Explore your dharma as a vinyasa teacher. Learn how to teach from your heart and inspiration during this enriching immersion.

To ‘live’ vinyasa means to live in tune with the flow of our daily lives life and to be connected with nature. From the flow of the seasons to the rhythm of your day and the balanced pulse of our breath.

The way we live these days is definitely different than ever before. This is affecting the way we teach our classes and it might even affect the way we view and experience life. Whatever we encounter in life and in our connection with nature, our experiences can be transformed into meaningful inspiration for others. Allow your inspiration to guide you and to create magical classes that arise from your connection with the Vinyasa of Life.

During this online module Daphne will invite you to dive in and honour your own dharma, your inspiration and what moves you. You will learn how to transform this inspiration into meaningful and embodied vinyasa yoga classes. You will receive tools and techniques to create authentic sequences that will leave your students with a deep feeling of connection.

There will be lots of space for multi-dimensional vinyasa practices, guided meditations and interaction and exploration with fellow students. You will be invited to both go outside and dive deep inside and share your experiences so we can inspire each other.

We will spend our of the time together online, however you can choose your own location (inside or outside). There will be an option to create groups of 4 participants outside, which will add fun and positive energy to the online experience.

The Logic & Magic of Creative Namaskars (1-day Immersion)
Date: 23 April 2021 (book here)
Teacher: Daphne Koken

Explore the logic and intelligence of behind the art of creating namaskars.

This immersion is honoring the sacred roots of surya namaskar as a foundation for embodied and safe vinyasa practice. Namaskars invite us to deepen our breath and to connect with the rhythm of our life force, Prana. While flowing through namaskar, our mind can shift, allowing us to dive into a moving meditation that awakens our body, promoting both stability and flow.

As vinyasa yoga teachers we have access to the logic and intelligence of krama, which allows us to create sequences that are safe, sustainable and magical at the same time. We can apply that same intelligence to the creation of namaskars, adding more krama and thus safety to our practice. Once we understand the logic, creativity will find its way throughout the whole structure of our sequence, adding magic to the experience of our students.

During this immersion, we will go through the principles of sequencing and we will apply this logic to the creation of our own namaskars. We will be studying key actions and kramas and there will be time to co-create and practice teaching.

This one day intensive can also be used as part of your Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program.

NOTE: This 1-day Immersion is for vinyasa yoga teachers with experience in creating vinyasa yoga classes based on the principles of vinyasa. Note that Peak Pose Sequencing is a required module for this 1-day immersion.

Relax and let go! Gentle Vinyasa Sequencing (25 hrs) (Book here)
Dates 30 April, 1&2 May 2021
Teachers: Daphne Koken & Claudia van der Tier

Within the vinyasa yoga system there is space for the quality of ‘sukha’, meaning ‘ease’. Dive into the lunar arts and learn how to create vinyasa sequences that invite your students to slow down and shift from a state of ‘doing’ to a state of ‘being’.

Entering a state of gentleness towards ourselves invites us to let go of too much effort and helps us to tune in with the flow of Prana, life energy itself. Once we enter this state, we start to replenish and nourish our essence, Ojas, which will leave us both energized and relaxed at the same time.

During this module you will learn different ways of sequencing gentle vinyasa classes and you will receive tools to create an atmosphere that allows your students to let go and relax. The use of vocabulary, voice, music and mantra will be part of this training.

Living Philosophy (25 hrs) (Book here)
Dates: 14/15/16 May 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken 

Explore the nature of yoga: philosophy as inspiration! A truly heart opening and fulfilling immersion! Learn how to bring yoga philosophy to life and transform these teachings into embodied experiences for your students.

Honour the sacred space of practice through working with altars, mudras, mantras and funky sacred playlists. Use the transformative stories of Hindu mythology, the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the wisdom the sacred texts to create a deeper understanding of what yoga is about. Allow yourself to dive deeper and inspire others on the path of meaningful yoga.

The Embodied Teacher: Summer Solstice & Full Moon Yoga Nature Retreat (Tuscany) (50 hrs)
Dates: 19-25 June 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken
Location: the magical nature of Tuscany

Learn how to create magical masterclasses and transform your inspiration into meaningful experiences for your students during this 50-hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Retreat!

We will spend a lot of time on our yoga mats and in nature, sharing multi-layered vinyasa practices, meditations, satsangs and yoga nature rituals. There will lots of time to connect and to practice teaching. You will receive valuable feedback that will support you on your path to become an authentic, embodied teacher.

We will stay in tipi tents, allowing us to feel connected with nature throughout the whole journey. We will practice in our wonderful indoor yoga shala as well as outside in nature and we will go on yoga nature pilgrimages that will support the flow of our retreat.

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Prana & the Subtle Body (25 hrs) (Book here)
Dates: 9/10/11 July 2021
Teacher: Rob Hess

The word Prana comes from the Sanskrit word “pra” (to fill) and is added to the root word “na” (to breath or to live). Prana is the substance of life and the basis of all creation. 

As we dive deep into this weekend we will find pathways into a greater understanding of the movements of Prana, the Kosha’s and how to creatively use these tools in creating a unique flow for you and your students. We will be working our way to a beautiful practice where we allow the movements of the Divine life force to flow freely and see that when we surrender to the flow of Prana and tune into the unique subtle energies of the body we connect on a greater and deeper level.  

Peak Pose Sequencing & Advanced Sequencing Pathways: Urban Yoga Nature Retreat Curacao (50 hrs)
Dates: 24-30 July 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken

Learn to create sequences that feel effortless yet empowering, nourishing yet energizing, creative yet logical. Invite your students to experience the magic of intelligent sequences that open the body to the flow of Prana, life energy.

During this urban yoga nature retreat on the beautiful island of Curacao you will learn how to create vinyasa sequences based on different groups of asanas that open the body in specific ways. We will focus on backbends, hipopeners and handbalancing poses. You will learn to observe the key actions and energetic lines of these asanas in their different kramas (steps), from simple to more complex and you will learn how to integrate them into creative sequences. 

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Intelligent & Creative Core Integration (Book here)
Dates: 3/4/5 September 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken & Claudia van der Tier

The core in yoga is a fundamental system that offers a solid foundation for flow. Understanding and embodiment of this system will offer you tools to create vinyasa sequences that are both steady and fluid.

During this module you will study the different aspects of ‘core’ in yoga: core anatomy, breathing techniques and different pathways of core cultivation. This will give you a clear understanding of how to integrate these techniques into your sequences in a way that serves the flow of Prana and supports the opening and strengthening of the body in the pathway of your choice.

Yoga Nature Retreat (Tuscany): Embodying Nature, Embodying the Elements (50 hrs)
Dates: 18-24 September 2021
Teacher: Daphne Koken
Location: the magical nature of Tuscany

Let nature be your inspiration to create magical vinyasa yoga classes!

Connect with the rooting power of the earth, enjoy the cleansing, nourishing properties of water, be transformed by the alchemy of fire and experience the liberating flow of air. Then integrate all elements in unlimited space within and beyond: embody the elements in the magical nature of Tuscany, Italy.

During this Yoga Nature Teacher Training Retreat you will enhance your vinyasa yoga practice by learning to work with the five elements. You will learn how to physically experience the qualities of these elements to activate, liberate and harmonize the subtle body. Dive deeper into the energetic aspects of the five elements and learn how you can benefit from working with their specific healing and empowering properties. Through your own experience of these balancing effects, you will be able to take your teaching skills to a deeper level. You will learn how to energetically balance your students by tuning in to their needs, the day of the week, the seasons.

Every day, Daphne will guide you through intelligent and creative vinyasa sequences that give expression to the energy of the elements in your body. We will go on daily yoga nature hikes, experience yoga nature rituals and let nature become our teacher for a week!

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Advanced Anatomy, Fascia & Body reading (25 hrs) (Book here)
Dates: 5/6/7 November 2021
Teacher: Susan Michel  

Gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy relevant to asana practice by reviewing the biomechanics of the joints and refining your knowledge of the different body systems, including fascia and the nervous system. Refine your capacity for body reading by learning about coordinative, perceptual and orientation patterns that may cause motion-restriction.

Learn how to support healthy, full-range joint function in asana practice by supporting strength and ease in movement. Respecting the physical, energetic and mental states, you will explore assisting students in finding their inner teacher.

The Art of Touch: Hands-on assisting techniques (25 hrs)
Dates: 10/11/12 December 2021 (book here)
Teachers: Claudia van der Tier & Daphne Koken

During this immersion we will be offering the basic principles of the art of handson assisting and apply them to the flow of various creative namaskars and intermediate asanas. We will dive deeper into the energetics, key actions and common misalignments of poses and their modifications. You will learn to observe and cultivate an understanding of what to look for as a foundation for safe and effective assists. 

On both days we will start with a practice for our own embodiment, followed by thorough analyses and lots of partner work. Namaskars, standing poses, forward bends, backbends and twists will be the focus of this immersion.

Glow 300 hrs Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training: What to Expect?

  • A full spectrum program of intensive, inspring and fun weekend immersions (25 hrs) and magical yoga nature retreats (50 hrs) in Tuscany, Italy and Curacao.
  • Lots of practice for your own embodiment
  • Teaching labs, interaction and exchange with your teachers and fellow students
  • Time for reflection and integration during every weekend
  • Continuous support of your teachers and sanga throughout the journey
  • Deepening of your knowledge, teaching skills and ambodiment of vinyasa yoga
  • Deepening of your connection with your inner teacher and sva dharma

Building up to 300 hrs: How does it work?

  • Our Advanced Vinyasa Teacher program allows you to build up your 300 hrs Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Certificate.
  • You are allowed to build up to 300 hrs over a period of 3 years time (Yoga Alliance requirement), so we will be offering our immersions on a regular, yearly basis.
  • You can sign up for each module and retreat separately (first come, first serve) and you will receive a certificate of attendance for every immersion you joined.
  • Once you have built up your hours, you can send us your certificates of attendance and we will provide you with a 300 hr certificate that allows you to register with Yoga Alliance.

Your investment

  • Price per weekend immersion (25hrs): 350 euro (incl. 21% tax)
  • Price for our teacher retreat (50hrs): 595 euro (incl. 21% tax) plus accomodation costs. Accomodation starts at 450 euro and price include: accommodation (6 nights), all meals (vegetarian/vegan) and water/tea all day (7 days). NOT included are flights, airport transfer, travel insurance, additional drinks.) For more information about the accommodation options, please send an e-mail to
  • Please read our General Terms and Conditions that apply to the Teacher Training

Times (weekends)
Friday 13:00 – 21:00
Saturday 13:00 – 20:00
Sunday 09:00 – 18:00