Yoga Teacher Trainings
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Our mission is to help the world understand that a hug, a deep breath in, a prayer and a handstand are all yoga. We believe that yoga is suitable for people of all ages, sizes, conditions and backgrounds. And yes, yoga can be challenging. But not because you must be able to stand on your head (which you really don’t need to).
Though we remain students forever ourselves, we intend to spread a genuine love for the eight limbs of yoga across the globe. We believe in teaching a variety of styles and paths of yoga. And not only during yoga teacher trainings. We want to contribute to a sustainable world. A place where we can live with more respect, empathy and love for each other and the planet. We do this by creating a safe space where we welcome everybody.
Whilst upholding the highest quality standards, we aim to make yoga accessible for everyone. Our main objective is to show that there is no one-yoga-fits all. Neither when it comes to teaching, nor when it comes to practicing. What you practice, may not be the right practice for someone else. And it may not be what you need later. We encourage you to always have an open and flexible mind.
Yoga Here & There Teacher Trainings’ course directors are Yaisa Nio and Darja Tjioe. They have carefully developed the programs of their various yoga teacher trainings. The courses are based on their year’s of experience as practitioners, teachers and trainers. One or both are always present as the lead teachers during the trainings. To complete the team, they recruit various qualified teachers with specialised knowledge and skills including Yoga Here & There certified teachers as assistants. As a result, a balanced group of experienced and dedicated teachers is available for each training.
When Yaisa (ERYT350 Gold) is passionate about something, she usually finds a way to turn the hobby into a vocation. After discovering the asana practice in 2007, she trained to become a teacher with Trimurti Yoga in India in 2013. A few years later, she was running their teacher trainings in Bali. In 2015, she founded Yoga Here & There which expanded to become a registered teacher training school. Nowadays, Yaisa teaches weekly yoga classes and workshops in Australia in summer. The rest of the year, she runs Yoga Here & There teacher training programs around the world together with Darja.
As a true multistyle teacher and practitioner, she loves Ashtanga but can’t do without good dose of Yin. Hatha and Vinyasa are no strangers either. She enjoys teaching all these wonderful variations of yoga asana. Meditation and pranayama seamlessly integrate with her teachings as well.
As a practitioner of Ashtanga, a lover of Hatha and a dabbler in Yin, Darja (ERYT-200) happily guides you through yoga classes, teacher trainings and retreats. She shares her own experiences with her practice and teaching, her knowledge of asana and adjustment and her basic love of all things yogic. Darja started her Ashtanga journey in 2010. She was fortunate enough to study at the very source of it all, in Mysore.
Breathing techniques are also an integral part of Darja’s life. Through years of experience in swimming, scuba diving and free diving, she has developed an intimate connection with the breath. She now resides in Bali most of the year. There, she teaches daily classes and workshops in between yoga teacher trainings, retreats and free diving competitions.
She firmly believes that the answers are in getting on your mat every day. And also that cookies get in the way of Marichyasana D and that a true smile reaches all the way into the soul.
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training adheres to the 200-hour standard requirements of the Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance® – International. After completing your 200-hour training with us, you can become a member of Yoga Alliance USA and/or Yoga Alliance® – International to benefit from an internationally recognised credential.
Yoga Alliance® – International reviewed and updated its standards system in January 2017. Our 250-hour yoga teacher training reflects these upgraded standards. After completing your 250-hour training with us, you can become a member of Yoga Alliance® – International to obtain a globally recognised registry mark.
“I recently complete my 200-hour TTC in Bali and all I can say is that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Darja and Yaisa put all their heart and knowledge in this training and made everyone feel welcome. They encourage you to find your own voice and uniqueness and at the same time give you a great and solid foundation to start teaching yoga. And believe me I was absolutely not sure if I wanted to teach before the training started, my intention was to do it just for myself. But they pushed my confidence and empowered me enough to be sure now that I want to share the magic of yoga with others. The teachers and students made it a wonderful experience and I will be forever grateful to these beautiful and inspiring souls. ”
~ Viktoria L. from Germany, June 2018