Yes, you will be a yoga teacher, and so much more...

For personal well-being

Many are waking up to the idea that there is more to life and healing than the health strategies of the past decades. Achieve personal well-being through yoga and Ayurveda, and share this with others too. This 200h teacher training offers you a foundation in traditional yoga from Patanjali to Krishnamacharya, combined with science and modern developments with Anneke Sips and multi disciplinaire team of Svastha teacher trainers.
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Svastha Yoga Teacher Training 200h

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Anneke Sips, Indra Mohan, AG Mohan

Join if:

You wish to deepen your own practice;

You wish to support other to breathe and move freely,

You wish to learn about yoga in a classical way as taught by AG Mohan and his wife Indra Mohan (the teachers of all team members!)

Work more holistically by integrating these practical yogic tools and techniques into your professional life as a care giver;

You wish to build a foundation for your yoga therapy journey;

You feel attracted to freedom and non-dogmatic ways of spiritual exploration;

You love to pass-on your own knowledge and experiences;

Do not join if:

You look for a one-size-fits-all yoga practice;

Don't want to practice, just teach for whatever reason;

If you are not curious about deeper layers of yoga, but just want to practice asana

'An intelligent practice that makes sense'

Yoga theory 

Learn about the philosophy and psychology of yoga based on the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, inclusive some Sanskrit terminology: key words and concepts to facilitate and retain authenticity in the teaching and transmission as well as theory of Krishnamacharya’s hatha yoga practice.

Asana & Movement

  1. The program offers teachings in both 'devotional' and 'functional' ways, fitting each students' needs — We offer a function-oriented approach to movement in asanas: awareness, stability, alignment, stretching, mobilization, daily life application.
  2. Get trained to be in a 'state of Svastha' (as yourself, optimal balance) in the traditional vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya, combining breathing and movement.
  3. Understanding of core asanas essential for fitness and in a therapeutic setting.
  4. Preparation and balancing with common and useful variations in asana while being free to explore the poses.
  5. Using asanas to lead on to the advanced breath work and skill of the bandhas.
  6. Connecting physical yoga to the deeper layers of yoga and meditation and yogic mindfulness.
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  • Breath & pranayama

  • Mantra & Sound

  • Meditation & Mindfulness

  • Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Ayurveda

  • Energetics

Breath & Pranayama

You will learn the principles and practice of working with your breath effectively and using asanas (postures) to prepare for pranayama. Includes the most common types of pranayama with classical practice.

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You are SO welcome!
The program focuses on both personal development — learning to practice yoga for your own wellbeing — as well as the skills required for you to teach yoga and is open to all caregivers and others who feel attracted to this program and way of studying. We believe we learn most from a broad range of perspectives, we are open minded and accept every student without discrimination. You will be guided in a personal way that fits you.
You have questions? Whatsapp now! +31 6 18786883

Anneke Sips | RN, C-IAYT, lead trainer

Teaching team

teachers (from left to right): Irina Sheftel, Anneke Sips and Willemijn Noordhoff. Other Svastha guest teachers: Jane Craggs, Mark Russell and Julia Martinez

Learn Yoga Energetics

  1. Mudras and bandhas: their importance and how to practice and teach them.
  2. System of nadis, prana, cakras and their relevance to practice.

Personal Practice

Establishing and refining one’s personal practice is a key element of this program! We offer guidance and mentoring.

Learn Sequencing

  1. Principles of sequencing from the traditional approach of Krishnamacharya and further developments from there.
  2. Foundations of personal course planning and sequencing for your own practice.
  3. Understand the principles of sequencing and develop sequences for different needs for others.
  4. Bring together instructions, presentation, and teaching practices learned over the course to deliver yoga classes.

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Course outline

This in-depth but easily accessible course is trauma informed and therefor will equip you with yoga tools and adaptations beyond standard current teachings of yoga. The 200 hours of training will be spread out over 6 months in total. You will  be working in subgroups (online) to work on an end-project. Fully in English. Dutch and Russian explanations and mentoring possible.


This program is experimental. You will be assessed with quizzes and informal practicals through the course. To gain your certification you will also need to document and teach at least 6 classes with a group and 4 with a 1:1 student plus you create a little project with a sub-group.


On successful completion of the Svastha Teacher Training and Personal Wellbeing program, you will be qualified 200h yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance. Graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ RYT-200 as a sign of quality training.

Continuing Education

Following this teacher training, you can join the larger international community, with the possibility of going further with therapeutic yoga studies. This way you will learn to apply yoga to people with various health conditions.

This program will give you

  • The opportunity to study from the comfort of your own home or any space you wish to be
  • The opportunity to study in your own time and rhythm (50%) and get together in LIVE meetings online (50%)
  • You are looking to join a cross-disciplinary network of healthcare professionals who are trained as yoga professionals as well?
  • Skills to deepen your personal growth and effective yoga knowledge and practice you can use for the rest of your life;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the full spectrum of yoga practices: asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga sutra, ayurveda, mantras and more;
  • Firm foundation and approach to teach yoga to people of all ages and fitness levels;
  • The opportunity to be part of a community of people who are similarly committed to a path of personal transformation;
  • A comprehensive base to progress for further therapeutic yoga studies if you wish to apply yoga to people with various health conditions and deepen and widen your skills of yoga therapy;
  • An internationally recognized qualification (Yoga Alliance 200h) enabling you to confidently teach yoga anywhere in the world.
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some Stories of gratitude

I was very motivated to join this program. In the first place because of my own journey and second because I wish to help others dealing with their mental health and stressors in life.

A year before the yoga teacher training, my inner journey started to make sense after years of struggling.

This teacher training supported me a lot. I was able to really integrate yoga and meditation into my daily life which helped me to recognize old patterns and came closer to the person that want to be.

By experiencing the whole process myself I became very motivated to share my lessons with others. To share with them how important it is to make the journey within.

As a very disciplined person I was able to go on this journey on my own supported by this program, reading books, and by integrating yoga and meditation into my life, but I am happy we created a subgroup as well.


yoga teacher/ military medical doctor

Lydia testimonial

The theory behind yoga was clearly explained by this lovely team — with well-arranged presentations and great exercises. The days were dynamic and interactive because the theory was alternated with practical examples and exercises. I have experienced this as very instructive and pleasant. 

This way I can apply the theory directly to myself and also in the yoga classes I teach. Anneke is a very passionate yoga therapist and trainer and this is contagious. Her positivity and genuine interest created a good atmosphere during the training. Her direct and honest, sometimes confrontational, questions also led to instructive insights. I am impressed by her energy and motivation to put this different vision on mental problems on the map and to integrate yoga in the care systems.

During this program I came to new insights and I found confirmation of my own application of yoga. I am grateful to Anneke that as a pioneer she has created a platform where like-minded yoga teachers, care providers and others involved can find each other. An important source for me in which I find recognition and feel supported in my mission; Integrating yoga into treatment for eating disorders. I am convinced that by joining forces we can give the positive effect of yoga a place in society. If you are interested in the healing effect of yoga, I absolutely recommend that you participate in a training with Anneke.


yoga teacher/ psychologist

Rianne testimonial

Although I had to get used in the beginning, that there was no strict teacher but one that made me aware of my self, my movement and my body `— this training has been life changing for me! Confusing because as a long term yoga practitioner, I realized I got stuck in certain habits that over time had become patterns. Anneke is such a warm personality and makes you feel very welcome and she helped me dealing with these patterns in a very gentle and kind way.  In her work she combines her knowledge with so much love and enthusiasm, that you immediately want to start to apply the teachings.

Everyone in the team makes the explanations very easy to understand and light to digest. Furthermore, they inspire you to apply compassion not only in your teaching style, but in all aspects of your life. I have learned many valuable lessons and gained beautiful new insights. I can’t wait to work again with Anneke and her team.


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Emilie testimonial