Your course experience will be challenging, but very rewarding. The structure of the programme is 5 days on, 1 day off. While your classroom study days will be intensive, interspersed with homework and self-study, a variety of voluntary fun options to do on your off days will be arranged for you – some free of charge, some involving a small charge. On your days off you can also avail yourself of the treatments and therapies available at Samahita Retreat at a discounted price offered for teacher trainees.


The scheduled study days and off days for 2018 are as follows:


Friday 2 February Arrival*, orientation and joint dinner
3–7 February Study days
Thursday 8 February Day off
9–13 February Study days
Wednesday 14 February Day off
15–19 February Study days
Tuesday 20 February Day off
21–25 February Study days
Monday 26 February Day off

27 Feburary – 2 March

Study days, teaching assessments, examinations with graduation ceremony on 2 March
3 March End of training and departures**


* Please note: Latest arrival on 2 February by 6 pm for orientation and dinner.

** Departure possible at any time on 3 March. The table below provides you with an outline of our daily activities.


Day off at YYTT 2013

Students ready for their day off


The table below provides you with an outline of our daily activities. In addition to the brunch break, we will have two breaks during the day to best facilitate your learning.


7.00 am Tea and honey available
7.30 am – 10.00 am Chant, sit, practice, pranayama
10.00 am – 11.00 am Brunch
11.00 am– 12.30 am Philosophy
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Break
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Teaching methodology
2.30 pm – 4.00 pm Break
4.00 pm – 7.00 pm Asana and anatomy
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm Dinner


Study buddy work at YYTT 2014

YYTT 2014 students Camilla (Denmark), Karin (The Netherlands), Serena (UK) and Sjelle (Denmark) in study buddy work by the pool area


Sequencing a lesson plan at YYTT 2013

Students of YYTT 2013 sequencing a lesson plan


Sequencing a lesson plan at YYTT 2013

Class of 2013 in a yin and yang symbol on the beach