KAIUT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WITH FRANCISCO KAIUT : Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Teacher Training Program I : Fundamentals
NOTE: the teacher training program is open to teachers and non-teachers alike. We welcome attendees who simply want to deepen their understanding of this method for their own personal practice.
This training program is the introductory course for the first 100 Kaiut Yoga class plans. Teacher trainees will meet live 3 times and virtually 4 times, over the span of a year. Upon completion, you will have completed 300 hours of teacher training and receive your Kaiut Yoga Teachers Certification. All Kaiut Yoga teacher training is instructed by Francisco Kaiut himself.
No prior yoga teaching experience is required, nor even yoga practice. This method is intentionally designed to be beneficial to everyone and every body type. All equipment is supplied. For more information about the Kaiut Method, visit our FAQ page.
October 30th to November 6th 2018: Class Plans 1-30 :
* Tuesday 09.00-17.30
* Wednesday 09.00-17.30
* Thursday 09.00-17.30
* Friday 08.30 - 17.00
* Saturday 12.00 - 20.30
* Sunday 12.00 - 20.30
* Monday 09.00-17.30
* Tuesday 09.00-17.30
There will be a two hour meal break daily. You have the option to eat at the delicious organic cafe at the studio or leave the studio to eat.
Tuition & Registration:
De Nieuwe Yogaschool B.V.
Laurierstraat 109 (Jordan district)
1016 PL Amsterdam
* There is a Student Rate (any student that is in school full-time) and a Senior 65+ Rate that is 10% off the tuition.
* Registration via a non-refundable deposit or full payment. Balance of payment is due Sept 1st 2018.
For questions regarding the teacher training program, please reach out to Alex at +1-647-822-YOGA (9642) or Alejandra@kaiutyoga.com
For questions regarding payment options, travel and Amsterdam, please reach out to Kars at +31 6 41858581 or email@example.com.
GETTING TO & AROUND AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam is very easy to reach by plane, train, car or even boat. The award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is centrally located and flies to 323 destinations.
All the information you need to get around Amsterdam you can find here.
EATING DURING YOUR STAY
Amsterdam is filled with amazing restaurants and cuisines. Both cheap eats and indulgences are easy to find. For lunch during the training, you have the option to eat at Hartbiet, the organic vegan restaurant at the studio or you can go out.
Hartbiet (which is seriously good) also offers a delicious lunch buffet. All organic, vegan and mostly local. It consists of soup or curry, bread, hummus and/or other spreads, salad and veggies. Different menu every day. Price is only 120,- for 8 days (15,- per day) which is a very good deal comparing to neighboring restaurants. Please select this option during registration if you want to pre-register. Payment at the start of the training.
THINGS TO DO IN AMSTERDAM
There’s a never ending selection of things to do in Amsterdam in any weather, with many of the most rewarding experiences to be found when you step out of the well-trodden tourist paths of the city centre. So whether you’re visiting for the weekend or a fortnight, here’s your essential checklist of the best Amsterdam attractions and unmissable experiences.
Many of the attractions and experiences below are covered by the I Amsterdam City Card - a handy visitor pass which gets you free entry to dozens of museums and attractions, plus free public transport for the duration of your stay.
Hop on your bike
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals and attractions than by pedal power. Cycling in Amsterdam is safe, enjoyable and invigorating - so join the locals and hop on your bike. Find out more about cycling and bike hire in Amsterdam.
Get lost in the arty Jordaan
Often cited as Amsterdam’s most charming neighborhood, wandering into the Jordaan feels like stepping back in time. Originally a working class area, the Jordaan’s narrow streets and quaint buildings now make up one of Amsterdam’s most desirable quarters, dotted with independent art galleries, antiques shops, courtyard gardens and atmospheric bars and restaurants. Ditch the map and lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow lanes that sprawl eastwards from Prinsengracht canal known as the 9 Streets; one of Amsterdam's most rewarding shopping experiences.
Soak up some culture in Museumplein
Home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Museumplein is the cultural beating heart of Amsterdam. Having recently been renovated to a world class standard, the leafy 19th century district of Oud-Zuid is an art lover’s utopia, and the open square between the buildings pulses with activity all day; with open-air exhibitions, markets and a large paddling pool to dip your toes into on warmer days. In the winter months, the square transforms with a vast outdoor ice rink.
Alternative tip: Escape the crowds at Amsterdam's biggest museums by checking out some of the city's lesser known - but no less worthy - museums, such as FOAM photography museum, the spectacular Tropenmuseum, and the Willet Holthuysen, where you can explore the perfectly preserved home of a rich Golden Age family.
Catch the ferry to Amsterdam North
Many visitors to Amsterdam never manage to venture north of Amsterdam Central Station- which is a shame, considering the vibrant food, drink and cultural scene that’s burgeoned across the water, along the banks of the IJ. A short (free) ferry trip will take you to a number of drop off points including cultural hotspot NDSM, where you can enjoy a host of hip waterside hangouts, frequent festivals and events.
Take a canal cruise
Created in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is the quintessential picture-postcard vision of Amsterdam, and an unbelievably pretty sight by both day and night - when the bridges are lit up by fairy lights and the whole area takes on a magical feel. Floating along the canals by guided boat tour is a great way to get under the fabric of the city, and you’ll learn lots of fascinating facts along the way – such as why the tilting homes along the canals are known as ‘dancing houses’. There are many different canal cruises to choose from, from hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tours to atmospheric candlelit night time cruises with food and wine. Get a free canal cruise with the I Amsterdam City Card, or book a canal cruise online with the Canal Cruise Ticket.
Try herring from a herring cart
Raw herring may sound a little scary to the uninitiated, but every visitor to Amsterdam should give it a go. You’ll spot haringhandels (herring carts) serving up this Dutch specialty all over the city - ask for a ‘broodje haring’ to get the fish served in a small sandwich with pickles and onions. The best time to try raw herring is between May and July when the herring is said to be at its sweetest.
Still hungry? See if you can taste your way through all of these traditional Dutch snacks during your visit
Discover Amsterdam's independent shopping streets
While many visitors head straight to the busy chain-store mecca of Kalverstraat, those in the know get their retail therapy at one of the city's more locally flavoured shopping meccas. The most well known of these is De Negen Straatjes or ‘The Nine Streets’ ate a quaint warren of cobbled streets that connect the main canals between Leidsegracht and Raadhuisstraat. Here you’ll find over 200 retailers, including a fine selection of independent boutiques, vintage shops and specialty stores selling everything from designer dresses to handmade cosmetics. You'll find a similar shopping experience with less crowds on the hip Haarlemmerdijk, the Utrechtsestraat, or the delightful Czaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam East.
Alternative tip: If you’re looking for souvenirs to take home, skip the tourist traps and shop for authentic Dutch design and quality Amsterdam brands at the Local Goods Store in De Hallen or the I Amsterdam Store in Central Station.
Visit Anne Frank House
Reflect on the atrocities committed against the Jewish people during World War II at the Prinsengracht house where diarist Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years after feeling persecution in Germany. The front of the house is now a thought-provoking museum but the back annex has been preserved to give an idea of what life was like for Anne and the families she hid with. Waiting times are often lengthy; so visit early in the morning or book online in advance to beat the queues. Find out more about visiting Anne Frank House.
Go beer tasting under a windmill
There are eight remaining windmills in Amsterdam, the most easy to visit being de Gooyer in the Oostelijke Eilanden (Eastern Islands) neighborhood. And this isn’t just any windmill – for under the sails of this striking landmark is Brouwerij‘t Ij; an award winning artisan microbrewery with a large outdoor drinking terrace and 30-minute guided tasting tours. The brewery produces a range of organic standard and seasonal ales that you'll find in many Amsterdam bars, though nothing tastes quite as good as beer brewed on the premises. Find more of the city's top craft beer bars and microbreweries.
Immerse yourself in food, drink and culture at Westergasbafriek
Located at Westerpark, this sprawling complex of former industrial buildings used to be the city’s municipal gasworks. Now transformed into a colorful cultural hub, Westergasfabriek is home to a variety of tempting bars, restaurants, coffee roasters, a microbrewery, art house cinema, and a whole host of creative businesses. Look out for regular food markets, mini festivals and events held here, such as the vibrant Sunday market held on the first Sunday of every month.
Wake up and smell the tulips
Yes, they’re as clichéd as clogs, but Tulips are a definitive symbol of Dutch culture, and a trip to the Netherlands wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes on these beautiful blooms. The most famous place to buy tulips and bulbs in Amsterdam is at the Bloemenmarkt – the world’s only floating flower market which lines the Singel with colourful flower stalls. If you’re visiting Amsterdam in spring, then take the short 20-minute trip out to the world famous tulip fields (Bollenstreek) – stretching out in colorful stripes across miles of lowland fields between Harleem and Leiden.
Discover Amsterdam’s park life
With over 30 parks to choose from, you’ll never be short of a picnic spot in Amsterdam. More than just leafy escapes from the urban hustle, parks are at the heart of Amsterdam culture – and every time the sun rears its head you’ll see locals packing up the disposable barbecue and bunting and heading down to their nearest garden. The 47 acre Vondelpark is the largest; housing an outdoor theatre with live concerts in summer, three bars and restaurants and a range of other attractions. Other notable parks are the cultural hub of Westerpark, Sarphatipark in De Pijp and Rembrandtpark in the West – home to the oldest petting zoo in the city.
Take a day trip from Amsterdam
If you’re in town for more than a few days, then head out of the city to explore the diverse attractions of the surrounding area. Just a short hop from Amsterdam lies a rich landscape of gorgeous countryside, beaches, castles, windmills and historic towns – all easily reachable from the city center. Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central by train, the picturesque city of Haarlem overflows with history and culture, plus a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. In the surrounding countryside you’ll also find plenty of old castles, fortified towns and ruins, of which Muiden is one of the most spectacular examples. And if lying on a beach is more your thing, then the beautiful golden stretches at Bloemendaal aan Zee and Zandvoort aan Zee will be happy to oblige with golden sands, dunes and plenty of watersports. Find out more about the best day trips from Amsterdam.
Soak up some local flavour in Amsterdam’s neighborhoods
To experience the real Amsterdam, step out of the touristy center and discover the city’s many charming neighborhoods – each with their own distinct personality. From the lively food, drink and shopping hotspots of De Pijp to the 19th century elegance of De Plantage and the vibrant multiculturalism of Oosterpark, there’s so much to discover when you stray from the well trodden path. Head to our Amsterdam neighborhood guide to find out more.
Visit a market in Amsterdam
Whether you’re looking to snag a bargain, try some local delicacies or just soak up the atmosphere, visiting one of the many markets in Amsterdam is a unique and unforgettable experience. Markets selling everything from antiques to books and artisan food to vintage clothes are held all over the city every day. Some of the most popular Amsterdam markets include the Albert Cuypmarket in De Pijp (Mon - Sat) Lindengracht market in the Jordaan (Saturdays), and the Waterlooplein flea market (Mon – Sat).
Alternative tip: For treasure hunting opportunities galore, look out for the IJ Hallen flea market, held once a month in a huge warehouse at NDSM Wharf.
Eat your way around 30 food stalls in a former tram depot
Located in the hip Oud-West neighborhood, De Hallen is a brand new center for the arts, crafts, fashion and food in a recently refurbished industrial building dating from 1902. De Hallen houses a cinema, independent stores and a boutique hotel, as well as the impressive Food Hallen – a food and drink heaven where visitors can munch their way through a selection of upmarket street food from one of many vendors located around a central bar. Every other weekend, a fortnightly local goods market sets up stall in the building’s central passageway.
Come face to face with original Van Goghs
No trip to Amsterdam could be complete without paying homage to Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. The modern building on Museumplein is home to more than 1000 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and letters, and offers visitors the chance to not only get up close and personal with some of his instantly recognizable works, but also to track his development and learn more about the artists who inspired – and were inspired by – him. Find out more about visiting the Van Gogh Museum and get free entry to the Van Gogh museum with the I Amsterdam City Card.
Discover a secret courtyard in the heart of the city
The Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards, and is a surprisingly tranquil escape from the city commotion. Formerly home to the Beguines – a group of unmarried religious women who chose to live together in a close community – this quaint medieval enclosed court houses a group of historical buildings arranged around a central green, including the oldest wooden house in Amsterdam. It’s a surreal experience and well worth finding the discreet entrance via the Begijnensteeg, off the Kalverstraat.
Alternative tip: Explore some really secret courtyards during Open Garden Days, when some of Amsterdam's most impressive private canal houses open up their normally-hidden gardens to the public for one weekend every June.
Visit the EYE across the IJ
Dominating the view from the southern shore of the IJ behind Central Station, this striking white building has rapidly become one of Amsterdam’s most iconic landmarks since it opened in Spring 2012. An absolute must for film fans, the EYE Film Institute houses a permanent exhibition space which showcases retrospectives and contemporary exhibits, as well as a vast film library, cinema and fabulous restaurant bar with a terrace overlooking the water. Catch the free ’Buiksloterwg’ ferry from behind Central Station, which takes three minutes. Get free entry to the EYE film museum with the I Amsterdam City Card.
Amsterdam will take you on a fascinating journey through the human body. The exhibition displays real plastinated bodies, giving you a unique peek into our anatomy and how our bodies work. This original attraction has enjoyed international success all over the world, with tours in more than 100 cities in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. It has drawn more than 40 million visitors since it began in 1995. Diverse and educational themes.
is the largest art museum in the Netherlands and boasts an impressive collection of world famous works by such masters as Vincent Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt van Rijn. After an extensive 10-year renovation project, the Rijksmuseum was re-inaugurated in 2013 by then-Queen Beatrix. The building is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Museumplein, where you’ll also find the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh Museum, as well as the Royal Concertgebouw, which is often regarded as one of the best concert halls in the world. Book your tickets today and discover the wonders of this Dutch national treasure!
Visit one of the Netherlands’ most cherished attractions!
The current building of the Rijksmuseum, designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, first opened its doors in 1885 and has been a national heritage site since 1970. The recent renovation project has followed in the footsteps of similar initiatives by world museums such as the Tate Modern in London and the Louvre in Paris, in terms of combining the old with the modern. The atrium features a high glass ceiling and spacious, contemporary architecture which blends uniquely with the traditional red-brick walls. The collection contains more than one million pieces and has about eight thousand paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts on display, spanning from the year 1200 to the present. Some of the most notable works include Rembrandt’s The Night Watch (1642), Vermeer’s The Milkmaid (1647) and one of Van Gogh’s untitled self-portraits (1887).
Upcoming trainings in amsterdam
June 1st to June 8th 2019: Class plans 31-60
Location & schedule to be announced shortly.
November 17 to November 30 2019: Class plans: 61-100
Location & schedule to be announced shortly.
REFUNDS BEFORE THE PROGRAM OF STUDY BEGINS:
1. If written notice of withdrawal is received over 60 days from the commencement of the event, Kaiut Yoga will refund 100% of the total tuition less the non-refundable deposit.
2. If written notice of withdrawal is received by Kaiut Yoga within 30 days or more of the commencement of the event, Kaiut Yoga will refund 50% of total tuition.
3. In the event that Kaiut Yoga Ltd. is required to cancel an event, 100% of the event fee will be refunded. It is the responsibility of the attendee to purchase travel insurance for travel costs, as desired.
REFUNDS AFTER THE PROGRAM OF STUDY STARTS:
1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by Kaiut Yoga before 30% of the period of instruction has elapsed, Kaiut Yoga may retain 75% of the total tuition.
2.If a student withdraws after 30% of the period of instruction has elapsed, no refund is applicable.