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Thrive Yoga courses

Are you looking for a small-scale yoga training in Amsterdam? A training in which you as a participant are central and you work with personal guidance in small groups? Then you are at the right place at Thrive Yoga. We organize a Vinyasa Yoga training (200 hours) and a Yin Yoga (100 hours) every two years. In this way the courses remain small-scale and given with all our attention and love for yoga.

The Thrive Yoga training programs are Yoga Alliance (internationally) certified and prepare you to teach vinyasa or yin Yoga. The courses are also followed by participants who are looking for more depth for themselves. We are happy to discuss your personal motivations and goals and guide you in integrating yoga into daily life. You will be assigned a mentor who will reflect on your development during the training. In addition to the training weekends, you will participate in yoga classes in our three yoga studios and you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in small groups.

Yoga training 2021-2022

Because we think personal contact is important in a training, we do not give our teacher training online! We will start the next training module when we can physically teach in a group again. This is possible for our next Vinyasa Yoga training starting on   September 25, 2021† To express your interest, you can put yourself on the mailing list about the 2021 training. Even if it takes a while, we are looking forward to it! Express your interest below. 

Vinyasa Yoga Training
(starts September 24, 2021)

The training consists of nine weekends in which we meet on Saturday and Sunday. The training offers a complete basis to get started as a yoga teacher and is a nice deepening of your yoga practice and knowledge.

Yin Yoga Training (2022)

The 100 hour Yin Yoga training is based on the basic principles of Paul & Suzee Grilley (The Grilley Method), the founders of Yin Yoga. the training consists of five weekends in which we meet on Saturday and Sunday. the training can be followed as an in-depth module if you have already completed another yoga training, but even if you are not yet a yoga teacher, this is a good starting point.



Our Teacher training Team consists of an experienced and diverse group of four top teachers from Thrive:   Marco Rodie, Jorinde Verzijl, Channah of Dootingh and Sanne Jennen† All four teachers have thousands of hours of lessons to their name and have been trained and certified in various yoga styles by top international teachers such as Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarks (Yin), David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti). By joining the forces of these Thrive teachers, we have been able to lay a very strong foundation for the training. One of the teachers may become your mentor in our training. 

Location: The Academy for Massage and Movement

We have a beautiful space where we can learn and practice in a calm and professional environment; 'The Academy for Massage and Movement' in Amsterdam North. The Akademie is located in a historic building and the atmosphere and interior fit our vision perfectly. At the Akademie we have our own bright room (120 m2) and many more facilities, including a garden, kitchen and lounge. The location offers a lot of privacy and sufficient space to work and study in smaller mentor groups. The Akademie is located at Wingerdweg 32 and is easy to reach by ferry from the central station and is right next to the new metro station (North-South line).

Participants speak


“A very nice training for those who, in addition to the asanas, also want more depth and insight into philosophy and their own path. Also one that teaches you to take into account different bodies through practical anatomy. Very valuable, and I am glad that I chose this course” 


“I am very happy with the Thrive Teachers course. It is a great training to dive deeper into the world of yoga. There is a lot of personal attention and space to get what you want out of the training. It is true at Thrive, that personal approach and attention is reflected everywhere. Our teachers are also different. That's fun and inspiring. They are very approachable.” 


“After more than 3 years as a fanatic visitor to the Thrive Yoga classes, I was literally waiting for the start of their first teacher training. What I always like in the lessons is also reflected in the teacher training. Genuine interest in participants, attention to yoga philosophy and insight into anatomy. During the teacher training a nice mix of teachers, each with their own field of expertise. And something that really surprised me is the togetherness and atmosphere in the group, 23 new yoga friends added.” 

Two or five trial lessons of Yoga or Pilates

To give a good impression of Thrive Yoga, we offer you the choice to start with:

  • 2 trial lessons within 1 week (€ 17,-)
  • 5 trial lessons within 1 month (€35)

Lessons can be held in the studio, outdoor lessons as well as for livestream lessons being used! The perfect way to get acquainted with the different classes and teachers at Thrive. You can follow both Yoga and Pilates (of which a maximum of once Aerial). We advise you to try out different classes / teachers so that you can experience our varied offer. This introduction card offer is only available once if you have not taken classes with us before and only available if you live in Amsterdam (or neighboring municipalities).

You can take a separate trial lesson for Pregnancy Yoga for € 10,-. If you are already a Thrive member and have a ride card, you can also use it once for a trial lesson without additional payment.