Yoga Teacher Training

Yin & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training

Cape Town


Level 1   200 | 300 Hour  |  2 – 27 March 2015


parimukti    PariMukti Yoga School – India

intuYoga will be hosting Parimukti Yoga School from India for the March 2015 training.

Parimukti Yoga School is an organisation dedicated to teaching yoga and meditation to every single individual who wants to explore these wonderful ancient techniques in-depth.

Parimukti is a self -challenging growth oriented practice which will ultimately lead to a life transforming experience.



yin & vinyasa  – half of the course is devoted to the Yin style with detailed descriptions of how and why to practice in this way. The other half is the more active style of moving from pose to pose while maintaining an awareness of our inner (breath and mind states) and outer (form and function) alignment.


This is a great opportunity for those who wish to access a traditional training in an inspiring location closer to home as well as international students who wish to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Whether you are just starting out on your journey to become a teacher, seeking to enhance your teaching skills or simply wish to develop your personal practice, our teacher training course will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice and teach authentically, grounded both in self-awareness, experiential knowledge and It is recognized by Yoga Alliance.

The Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200 hours program run over 4 weeks.

The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others.

It is a rewarding way to develop a Yoga practice, awaken your inner teacher and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.

Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Teacher Training  program certifies graduates as  200 Hour Yin & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.







Merel Martens



Merel is the founder of Parimukti Yoga, aiming to spread the beauty and benefits of yoga with whomever is open and motivated to learn and not afraid to honestly reflect at oneself.

For Merel, Yoga is awareness, both on the mat and in everyday life. Classes and teachings serve as an inspiration when stepping into daily life. Realizing that everyone starts with a different background and expectation she combines different practices to make them accessible and beneficial to all. Moreover, Merel has personally experienced that integration    of different practices such as pranayama, asana and meditation can deeply heal the physical and mental body, which will ultimately make daily life more simple and beautiful.

Merel is known for her open mind and perceptiveness to the varying needs of different students. Always being aware of where any individual student is, she adjusts the teachings smartly truly turning the teaching into an art. The foundation of anything she does is trust, reliability and authenticity. Her teachings are inspired by different schools and teachers but always blended with her own authentic personality and her own experience, understanding and wisdom. According to Merel this is what makes a true teacher: authenticity. Being authentic is the key to inspire others.

In the teacher trainings Merel will guide you in the process of finding your authentic teaching style to being able to beautifully inspire others. Merel has been studying Yoga 10 years and has been inspired by both ancient and contemporary teachers. Besides Yoga, she has been studying Buddhism and uses the teaching and practices of both philosophies throughout her own life and thus here classes.

Merel has a degree in Medicine and International Public Health, and after an international career in the health care sector she has given herself the freedom to dedicate her life to the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation. After some years of teaching in her hometown Amsterdam, she now resides in India.


Buddhi Prakash


Buddhi Prakash is one of Parimukti Yoga’s beloved guest teachers. His personality and deep personal experience make his philosophy classes deeply inspiring and enlightening. Having spend his life studying and practicing Yoga enables him to understand how to convey the vast philosophies in such way that they are helpful for any serious student.

Above all he is an inspiring personality, spreading positivity with his infectious smile and laughter. Buddhi Prakash has been studying and practicing Yoga from childhood and has gained profound wisdom and experience since then.

He completed his higher education in Agra and Haridwar and got initiation in the Shankaracharya Tradition through his master Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. If he is not traveling to teach around India or abroad, he resides in Rishikesh were he has established the ‘Prakash Yoga Sewa Trust’, spreading the ultimate knowledge with whomever is eager to learn.



Same course as taught in India:

  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Practice of asana, pranayama and kriyas
  • Sequencing and pose names
  • Purification techniques
  • Safety & alignment
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • What makes a good teacher and how to teach effectively
  • Public speaking: Voice, language and presence : how to find the best method for YOU!
  • The business and ethics of teaching yoga


We arrange additional activities that include a special group workshop in additional to Yoga Alliance standards, ie. a visit to the Medical Morphology Museum


*Example of Daily & Weekly Schedule

Example Schedule MArch 2015 copy*subject to minor changes



Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a top tourist destination

Durbanville is ideally located only 25 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD  and offers exquisite views of the Boland mountains

The training will take place at the beautiful Durbanville Nature Reserve

The spacious room is set in the reserve and is surrounded by wild natural beauty. This stunning nature reserve has a varied landscape with an unparalleled wealth of flora and fauna, a prefect location to practice and study surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature

On your breaks you can relax by the various picnic sites


Photographs courtesy of Durbanville Nature Reserve.




What are the prerequisites before taking the Yoga Teacher Training program?

We strongly recommend that applicants have a minimum of 6 months consistent Yoga practice

Do you accept everyone who applies to the training?

We limit our class sizes to ten students as we believe in giving the highest caliber of training possible. We carefully read and consider every application. We also look for enthusiasm to learn

What are the days like?

The days are long and you will be exhausted after each day. Students are advised to go to bed early.  It’s normal to feel pleasantly overwhelmed and tired. Bring snacks and lunch to see you through the day

Once I’m certified, where can I teach?

Once you have been through the certification course you can teach anywhere in the world

I simply want to deepen my practice and not necessarily teach, can I take the program?


Must I attend every day to certify?

Yes. Yoga Alliance has a criteria that every certified school must follow. Therefore, whatever time you miss you must make arrangements with the faculty to make up the lost time

Are there payment plans?

Yes. We know that it’s costly to become a yoga teacher. You can break down tuition into autobilled monthly payments

Are there refunds on training once I have started the training?

Sorry, there are no refunds on training once it has begun