Doris Lilienweiss

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
Teacher Training


The next Jai Ma Yoga Teacher Training starts on Saturday, the 23th of September  in Arnhem.  For more information about dates, costs, examen and literature follow this link. For your enrollment for the Jai Ma Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training  click here  and for information in Dutch go to the site of my cooperation partner 

Your Yoga Teacher Training, your experience.

The aim of the Jai Ma Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is to give you the ability to design and teach safe and dynamic yoga classes. The Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training invites you to find your teaching style, your own voice and expression on your path as a yogi so that you can serve your students and community in a supportive and most sustainable way.

Jai Ma Yoga s a therapeutic alignment based flow yoga style. Its is inspired by the five elements earth, water, fire, air and space which you find in nature. „Jai Ma“ means praise to the Great Mother, to the Great Mother Earth and the Jai Ma  yoga style is deeply grounded in the heart. 

In the Jai Ma Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings we create a field for growth and unfoldment. Everybody brings its own unique qualities to the Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training where yoga unites us. My personal matter is to support you in the process of the Teacher Training. Because yoga is not a one-size-fits-all practice this Yoga Teacher Training gives you the opportunity to explore different teachings styles like Vinyasa, Slow Flow Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation. This way we give you the space and opportunity to find your own teaching style. My Yoga Teacher Training works along main teaching principles so that you and later your students open to a rejuvenating and healing aspect of yoga. 

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

In Vinyasa Yoga classes students coordinate breath with movement to come from one pose to the next. Vinyasa Yoga is also called Flow Yoga because of the smooth way that the poses move from one to another and it is one of the most popular contemporary styles of yoga.

What makes the Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training unique?

The Teacher Training is inspired by the five elements earth, fire, water, air and space. You find the elements  in nature and during the training they offer you the exploration of different teaching styles so that you can meet your own individual needs and talents.


Restorative and alignment based Hatha Yoga with its grounding and foundational quality in the human body is inspired by the earth element.


Fire inspires to more core work and powerful yoga invoking heat in the human body.


The element of water is associated with the Slow Flow teaching style, liquid and less edgy.


The element of air is not only present in the breathing exercises. In Vinyasa Yoga we link breath to movement.


Space is the element which is most related to meditation. It inspires us to explore different methods of meditation.

You will get acquainted with different styles of teachings like Slow Flow Vinyasa,  Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Coreflow/Power Yoga. During the Teacher Training you can already set a focal point in your yoga practice. This will support you in your yoga practice, your future teachings and you as a teacher to stay authentic and original in the teaching style. 

Alignment based Teacher Training

Next to the five elements the Jai Ma Vinyasa Yoga  Teacher Training includes therapeutic alignments which keeps the students safe in a yoga pose. You will learn how important it is to apply alignments, what muscles to use  to open the body and to go deeper into a pose in a most safe way. 

What does Jai Ma mean?

Jai = victoriously, praise

Ma = great mother, great goddess, great mother Earth

Jai Ma can be translated as praise to the great goddess or to Mother Earth. The five elements, the Pancha Mahabhutas, manifest the planet and everything else. The elements play an inspirational role in the Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training. They will inspire you on your path offering close to nature contemplations and allow to reflecting on yourself. You will learn about therapeutic alignments oriented on the principles of nature. The Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training incorporates the yoga philosophy of the Kashmir Shaiva tradition, a tremendous and infinite source of wisdom and practice on your path of yoga and the ancient foundation of Hatha Yoga.

The Jai Ma Vinyasa Teacher Training curriculum includes:


  • alignment, benefit, contraindication, potential risks
  • sanskrit, English and dutch names of the postures
  • variations and adjustments/hands on
  • use of props to improve and modify a pose
  • how to observe bodies and adjust them

Vinyasa Krama

  • sequencing: sense full order of Asana in a yoga class
  • structure, planning, realization of a yoga class
  • science and art of sequencing
  • didactic, methodic of teaching yoga
  • yoga and physical limitations
  • different yoga styles inspired by the five elements
  • cultivating your voice and building confidence by teaching


  • various breathing techniques
  • meditation and different meditation techniques


  • history of yoga and study of the scriptures
  • Kashmir Shaiva Tantra yoga philosophy 
  • aspects of the universe 
  • the Yoga Sutras with Patanjali 
  • the Bhagavad Gita 
  • archetypes of traditional yoga like Ganesha, Saraswati, Kali, Lakshmi and Krishna 
  • ethics of being a yoga teacher


  • principles of yoga anatomy and bio-mechanical aspects

Other themes

  • chakras related to the 5 elements and yoga style
  • mantra, mudra and meditation
  • observation and assisting yoga classes
  • Karma, Bhakti and Jana Yoga 
  • Doshas of Ayurveda 
  • confidence building through the practice of teaching
  • the business of yoga

The Jai Ma Yoga Teacher Training is a 200h international certified Training registered by the Yoga Alliance, RYT®.  The Jai Ma Yoga Teacher Training starts again in September  2023 in Arnhem.

For more information about dates, costs, examen and literature follow this link. For your enrollment for the Jai Ma Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training click here  or go to the site of my cooperation partner