Mentor program

The place for advanced Iyengar yoga practitioners in the Mentor program at Yogaschool Amsterdam

At Yogaschool Amsterdam there is room for the advanced Iyengar yoga practitioner. The Level 2 and Level 3 lessons are very suitable, not to mention the space we offer for your personal practice, nowadays by appointment. Do you want more? Which can!

Nine Sundays and one Monday in the 2022-2023 school year there are Level 3 lessons in the morning from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Teaching Training in the afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Are you only interested in the long morning classes? You can take one of the classes or buy a ticket for all nine classes (see dates below). Have you never done this? Read on and ask Kristien if this is the right class for you.

10:00 – 13:00 Level 3 (also bookable as a separate lesson)

14:00 – 17:00 Teaching training

Level 3-lesson

For whom
The level 3 class is where advanced Iyengar yoga practitioners meet and get inspired to gain a greater understanding of Asana and Pranayama.

Could I join
You can already participate if you have followed regular Iyengar yoga classes for at least three years and can practice independently.

Learning process
In Yogaschool Amsterdam we create an atmosphere where everyone can learn from and with each other. We think the cross-pollination is good, which is why we do not distinguish between people who practice Iyengar yoga for a long time – who are trained as teachers or who are already certified.

We work with the Introductory and Intermediate Junior syllabi (find them on pages 35 to 39 here) with sometimes a foray into even more advanced syllabi. The theory (Anatomy and Philosophy) is also put into practice in this lesson and you are made enthusiastic to dive into the books at home for self-study. For the teaching part, in the afternoon, you will receive a personal assignment from Kristien a week in advance. By teaching each other in a relaxed atmosphere, the stories and examples come from Kristien’s years of experience.

Are you a Level 1 certified Iyengar yoga teacher or are you interested in becoming a Level 1 or – 2 teacher under Kristien’s wing? Then add the afternoon Teaching Training (in a small group) to the Level 3 lesson.

For whom
Teaching training in the afternoon means: people who are preparing for the Level 1 or – 2 exam teach each other under Kristien’s guidance (Kristien has been a Level 3 teacher since 2012).

Learning process
The basis of teaching lies in understanding your own practice. It is always referred to as we study the steps from basic to complex throughout the syllabi. We’re talking about making a series and about how you present yourself as a teacher, how you use the space, and also the props.

And also
You also learn to work with common injuries or illnesses. Learning, studying, and talking about philosophical texts make you stand firm in your own shoes. If you are a teacher, you know the philosophy of yoga and it shows in the way you behave.

The Mentor Program lasts three years during which you prepare for the exam that will make you a Level 1 Certified Iyengar yoga teacher.

During the first year of your studies, you observe and participate as a trial student in the lessons of the more experienced teachers (to be).

During the second year of the study you will teach your fellow students the basic postures.

Is it your third year in training or are you already an Iyengar yoga teacher? Here’s time to practice and sharpen your skills with the Intermediate Junior Syllabi. There is room for group discussion of difficulties that arise in your teaching practice.

InvestMENT Mentor program ’21 – ’22

Expenses at Yogaschool Amsterdam

annual subscription (100 lessons)€900,-
9x 6u: Junior lessons & Teacher training€450,-
4x private lessons & evaluation (can be shared)€200,-

Expenses beyond Yogaschool Amsterdam

Subscription IYVN€35,-
In-dept course*€870,-
Totaal binnen en buiten YA €2.455,-

*Mandatory if you are in training for Level 1 certificate

Dates Mentor program ’22 – ’23


25/09/2022, 23/10/2023, 20/11/2022, 18/12/2022,


29/01/2023, 19/02/2023, 26/03/2023, 23/04/2023, 28 en 29/05/2023 (Pentecost Workshop)
9 x 6u = 54u