200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher in only 26 days!

Are you looking for a:

  • challenging and unique experience?
  • chance to enrich your yoga practice by improving and deepening your understanding of yoga further than you ever thought possible?
  • great way to experience the many benefits of the Yogic Lifestyle?
  • professional and recognized Hatha Yoga Teacher Training that doesn’t take years but gives you the possibility to teach immediately as a worldwide certified Yoga Teacher?

Can you answer at least one of these questions with a YES!? Then following the 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training of NewNature Academy is just the right step for you!

What to expect of our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training?

The 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course provided by NewNature Academy is a 4-week intensive crash course. During this training you will learn how to become a worldwide certified Hatha Yoga teacher. Moreover, you will be taught the yogic way of living in the broadest sense possible, 6 days a week with one day of rest.

Why 4 consecutive weeks?

During this intensive crash course you will be eating, sleeping and breathing yoga. This is not just a weekend course that you will be tending every other week. Our Hatha Yoga TTC is a serious, no-nonsense way to truly grasp the meaning of what it actually means to be a certified Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher.

We can try to convince you of why it is all possible, but instead we challenge you to experience it for yourself. Some things simply cannot be measured into words.

What do we offer?

  • Daily practice of yoga asana, meditation and pranayama to expand your awareness and build a solid yoga practice.
  • Practice of more than 170 Classical Hatha Yoga asanas.
  • A detailed understanding of the core 20 asanas, plus the Hatha Yoga Sun Salutation.
  • You will learn how to professionally correct in a safe and responsible manner. The corrections focus on quick, professional and efficient techniques, lifting your lessons to a whole new and unique level.
  • You will learn different variations and modifications for each asana, which will ensure that everyone in your classes feels safe and taken care of.
  • Thanks to the anatomy section of this course, you will gain the understanding of the basic principles and structures of the asanas. 
  • One of the main and most important aspects of yoga is correct breathing, which will guide you further into a deep and meaningful practice. Since breathing improperly has been linked to so many illnesses/conditions, we aim for all of our students to be aware of proper breathing.
  • During this epic journey we will go back to the origin of Yoga and its philosophy. However, we will also challenge you to think further on how to apply this in your own, modern life. We will have group discussions during which everybody can express their thoughts and ideas freely.
  • You will also learn how to successfully open your own studio. Topics such as; where to begin, what are the traps, tips and tricks to stand out and many more important subjects will be treated, so that you can safely and confidently embark on your yoga teaching adventure.
  • NewNature Academy is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. This will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) after successful completion of the course.

What sets us apart from the rest?

  • We offer a clear and down to earth approach of Yoga and Yoga Philosophy. How can we successfully integrate this powerful philosophy in our modern day lives and turn the theory into practical tools to create more balance and awareness?
  • This 4 week journey is carefully structured. It will to push out of your comfort zone and allow you to grow personally and spiritually.
  • You will be practicing asana, meditation and pranayama on a daily basis. This will allow you to benefit yourself from a regular practice and guide others in their own practice.
  • Personal guidance is on the top of our priority list. We work with a limited number of students per group, so that we can guarantee that each individual is guided personally.
  • The classes are taught by Yoga Alliance certified, professional teachers. The lead teacher is Dorien Bortels, who has more than 14 years of yoga experience and over 5 years of experience with Teacher Training Courses in the Netherlands and India. 
  • Our courses are Yoga Alliance certified and comply with the highest standards. With your NewNature Yoga teacher certificate in hand you can register as a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and teach yoga worldwide.
  • NewNature Academy is also CRKBO registered in the Netherlands. This means that our courses comply with the standards of the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.
  • Our service does not stop once your training is completed, but we will keep you updated on a variety of subjects related to yoga. Moreover, we will also assist you in your adventure to start your own Yoga studio.


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Who can follow the NewNature Academy Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course starts at all entry levels. Which means you can join the course even if you have never taken a yoga class before (though that is recommended of course). Or maybe you have been practicing or even teaching yoga for a while and you are looking for some meaningful deepening in all aspects of yoga, in order to take your yoga practice or classes to a whole new level. Then too you are at the right place. A solid foundation is crucial. Therefore, we will start at the bare basics and work our way up to the summit.


Given the intensity of our courses, there are some requirements that have to be met:

  • You must be physically and mentally in good shape. If you doubt whether or not you are in good shape, please contact us. We will help you in your decision, based on the information you provide us. Or you can always consult your physician.
  • If you are pregnant, please contact us regarding the possibilities. In some cases it is possible to participate in the course during pregnancy.
  • The NewNature Academy 200 hour yoga teacher training is not a Yoga retreat. It is an intensive crash course of 4 weeks which requires discipline, motivation and an eagerness to learn among other things. This is indispensable to successfully complete the course.
  • The classes are taught in English. Therefore, basic knowledge of English is required. The teachers speak Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Turkish and basic German, so we can always help you out. English however is the main language of our course.

Meet the lead e-RYT 500 teacher

Dorien Bortels

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NewNature Academy’s lead teacher is Dorien Bortels (E-RYT 500) with more than 3500 hours of teaching experience with TTC. She started her education at Arhanta Yoga by successfully completing the Hatha Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training course. After that, she expanded her knowledge on “How to Teach” by successfully completing the 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training course in India. Still hungry for more, she continued to expand her knowledge even further in a variety of Yoga related essentials E-RYT500 yoga alliance certificationsuch as anatomy, physiology, philosophy and proper breathing techniques. On top of that, she is also a certified breathing coach and an alumnus of the Wellness Academy based in Hasselt (Belgium) where she completed the Recovery Massage Therapy course. It is her goal to continue to broaden her expertise, and therefore she takes numerous of other workshops and courses throughout the year.

From 2014 until 2018 she worked as one of the lead teachers at Arhanta Yoga in the Netherlands and at their ashram in India. This allowed her to completely devote her time and focus on how to give the highest quality of teachings possible. After that, she wanted to put all her knowledge to good use and help people experience the many benefits of a regular yoga practice. So she opened a successful yoga studio in the small village of Terborg, where she soon welcomed more than 100 students weekly.

After two years of running NewNature Yoga Studio, it was time for a whole new challenge. That is when NewNature Academy was created. Our goal: to teach yoga, yogic lifestyle and its philosophy the way it was intended thousands of years ago. And to guide people how to incorporate it in their very different twenty-first-century lives.

How students have experienced Dorien’s classes:

“I think Dorien is an amazing teacher, because I have learned a lot from her in a relatively short period of time. She has a skill to explain clearly and to correct in a way that I felt safe and confident to try out more advanced poses. I value her very highly as a teacher.” Markie

“I have followed Dorien’s classes during my yoga teacher training, and each class was amazing. She has a very thorough knowledge of the poses and explains everything very clearly. Each class is different and never gets boring. After every class I felt better in my body, mind and soul.” Shikha

“Dorien was my asana teacher during my yoga teacher training course and I have learned a lot from her. To me she is a highly qualified teacher.” Sander

Read more reviews about Dorien her classes at Yogatrail.

Location of our Yoga teacher training

Marnixlaan, Brussels, Belgium

The NewNature Academy Yoga Teacher Training will take place at the heart of Brussels, nearby the European District and the famous Avenue Louise. For a peaceful stroll, you can easily walk to the well known Royal Park of Brussels (Warandepark), the largest inner-city park in Brussels.


The course venue is easily accessible by public transportation. The metro stop Troon is right across NewNature Academy, at 20 meters walking distance.

Daily Schedule

Our four-week intensive 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course consists of 23 days of classes. Most of our courses starts on a Monday and end on a Saturday. Sunday is a day of rest.

Some courses start on a Wednesday. During these courses, the first week ends on a Saturday. After the first week it will go according to the normal schedule; classes from Monday until Saturday with Sunday as a day of rest.


The daily schedule of our Yoga teacher training is as followed:

08:00 – 09:00

Morning Satsang (meditation, pranayama, chanting and vocal training)

09:00– 12:00

How To Teach

12:00– 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:30

Karma Yoga

13:30 – 15:00

Lecture (philosophy, anatomy, extra)

15:15– 16:30

Asana practice

16:30– 17:30

Self study

17:30 – 18:30

Evening Satsang (meditation, pranayama, chanting and vocal training)


  • Students can use the sanitary facilities during the classes
  • On Saturdays, the classes will end at 3 PM
  • Sunday is a day off and is preferably used for study and rest



Click the button below for a more detailed program overview of the 200 hour Teacher Training Course

Yoga Teacher training course Program



Monday July 6th – Friday July 31st 2020

With reservation

Wednesday August 5th – Monday August 31st 2020

With reservation

Monday September 7th – Friday October 2nd 2020

With reservation

Wednesday October 14th – Monday November 9th 2020

With reservation

Monday November 23rd – Friday December 18th 2020

With reservation


To be announced soon..

Course investments



*To any course within one year after registration date (COVID-19)

This policy is temporarily in use so that you can register for our courses worry free.


We are keeping the investment costs in yourself low

We keep the quality of our courses as high as possible and the costs to organize them as low as we can. Our goal is to give everybody the opportunity to benefit from this life changing and epic journey.


Total fee for our 200 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course 1499,- Euro* Incl. VAT


*The cost includes the following:

  • All classes
  • NewNature Academy Teacher Training Course Manual and other handouts
  • 2 NewNature Academy t-shirts
  • Herbal Tea
  • All exams during the course
  • Internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Certificate after successfully completing the course
  • Post-course support


What should you bring to the yoga teacher training:

  • Food for the day (we provide a refrigerator and a microwave)
  • Your personal yoga attributes such as: a yoga mat, yoga cushion(s) and a blanket
  • Writing material

Register for our 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Click the button below to join NewNature Academy’s Yoga Teacher Training Course


200 hour yoga teacher training course – Registration procedure

  • Please complete and submit the Digital Application Form
  • You will receive your temporary booking details from us within two working days
  • To confirm your temporary booking, you will be asked to pay the deposit fee of 200,- Euros within two working days
  • At the latest 5 weeks before the starting date of the course, the full fees should be completed. This can be done in installments. Please contact us for the possibilities

*You will receive the payment details together with the temporary booking details

If you haven’t received your booking details within 2 working days after registration, please check your spam folder or contact us.



Do not hesitate to contact us

Take a look at our FAQ-page. Is your question not answered satisfyingly, do you have a specific situation, questions, doubts and you wish to have a one on one personal conversation? Please, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.