16 Days 200 hour Heart Open Wide Yoga Teacher Training on Vis Island, Croatia

-29 August til 13 September-

♥ ♥ ♥ Take a lifetime journey into your heart ♥ ♥ ♥

Participating in Vis Island Yoga’s Heart Open Wide certified Yoga Alliance 200hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow teacher training program can be the first step in a life-changing journey that will bring you closer to your true self.  Experience unforgettable 16 days of sharing from the heart, being challenged and opening up our bodies as well as our minds, and shifting our viewpoint of the world. Wonderful, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers with over 15 years of experience in yoga will guide you on this journey with an unwavering commitment towards helping you embark on
Your personal journey of becoming a yoga teacher.  All of this immersed in nature – our truest and wisest teacher of them all – on the beautiful yogi island of Vis, Croatia.  Adding some balance to our study time we will enjoy some trips around the island as well. Let’s break bread together, share with hearts open wide and expand our consciousness.

Highlights:

 Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
 Thorough program covering both physical, spiritual and
practical aspects of a yogi life
 Two SUP yoga classes and an introduction to stand up
paddleboarding
 200-hour Yoga Alliance USA certification in Ashtanga and
Vinyasa flow yoga
 Lots of time spent in and with nature
 Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch
 15 nights’ accommodation
 Two half days off
 Post-program support

Daily schedule:
 7:30 – 10:00 – Morning Practice (Led or self-practice class)
 10:30 – 11:30 – Buffet style wholesome Mediterranean
breakfast
 11:30 – 13:00 – Philosophy immersion
 13:00 – 15:00 – Manual Adjustments; Alignment and anatomy;
Teaching methodology
 15:00 – 16:00 – Four course wholesome Mediterranean lunch
 16:00 – 18:00 – Free time/ Beach/ Excursions
 18:00 – 19:30 – Sunset SUP class/ Bili Bok gentle flow/Sunset
Meditation
 20:30 – 21:30 – Evening program: short movie, journaling,
sharing (every other day; optional)

Program
Yogic Technique and Practice:
 Asana exploration: an in depth look into Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
 Asana exploration 2: backbends, twists, arm balances and inversions
 Yin Yoga: balancing with the Yang for a holistic approach
 Anatomy & physiology: understanding our differences
 Biomechanics: how to move with integrity

Teaching Methodology:
 Demonstration & Verbalization
 Asana adjustments & Alignment Cues
 Bandhas and Drishti
 Stretching the mind with the body
 Ethics
 Inspiring your students and setting an intention for a heartfelt practice

Subtle Body Awareness:
 Kriyas: cleansing techniques in everyday use and their benefits
 Pranayama: creating balance and moving the energy throughout our energy channels
 Meditation: exploring techniques, practice and finding the calm within
 Chakras: Utilizing the power centers of our body to become centered
 Pancha kosha: the five sheaths covering our Self

Philosophy of Yoga:
 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: the basic guides toward spiritual growth
 Cultivating mindfulness: how to better understand ourselves so we can be more compassionate humans
 Nutrition and ecology: the importance of a holistic approach
 Being a modern day yogi: moving beyond tradition

Location: Vis Island
“Fascinating”, “Divine”, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, “Island paradise” – these are just some of the epithets used to describe the island of Vis by people who come here from all over the world. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has included Vis in the last ten remaining paradises of the Mediterranean.
“Living in harmony with nature” is our motto and we find that the only way to live on this island is to live according to nature’s rules.  Therefore, our philosophy is based on the principles sustainability, leading a holistic lifestyle in harmony with the natural environment of the island.

Nearby places *City of Vis, 8 kilometers *Komiza, 20 kilometers.

Accommodation:
During this retreat, you will enjoy comfortable, fully equipped apartments at Estate under the Paintbrush or the surrounding houses in double and single rooms as well as studio apartments. The Estate under the Paintbrush is surrounded by lush vegetation, a magic oasis filled with harmony, beauty and creativity. With its cozy and artistically created space, you can find two houses – Camellia and Jana – and the wonderful Mediterranean garden. All rooms are air conditioned. Kitchens are fully equipped with appliances and utensils. There is also satellite television, and Wi-Fi internet.

Menu:
The menu will be based on organic and local Mediterranean ingredients. You will be served a buffet – style breakfast and a rich 4-course lunch. The menu will be vegetarian with the aim of purifying your bodies as well as your minds during your island getaway. If you have any dietary restrictions, our chef will be more than happy to accommodate the meals to your specific needs. Just let us know! 🙂

Things to do:
We will have a fully packed schedule as it is. We have added in some fun and relax in between our study time so we can all enjoy the fine balance that the yogi life teaches us. We will take you on two beautiful excursions, have a couple of SUP yoga classes, have meditations on the beach, etc. However, if there is anything else you would like to do in your free time, we will happily organize it for you. Just let us know.

Excursions:
Trip to the city of Komiza and the Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo. We will make a visit to this ancient pirate town and take a boat ride to see the remarkable Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is one of Croatia’s natural wonders you do not want to miss. The sunset-facing town of Komiza has a laid-back atmosphere with pristine beaches, where we will stop by to have a swim.

Package includes:
 Full tuition for the Yoga Teacher Training
 15 nights’ accommodation in artistically decorated cozy apartments
 A trip to the city of Komiza + the Blue Cave
 Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and 4 course lunch
 Intro class into stand up paddling + 2 SUP Yoga classes
 Pick up from the port of Vis on day of arrival and transfer to Estate under the Paintbrush
 Drop off to the ferry port of Vis on day of departure
 Tourist tax

Not included: Travel to Vis (airplane ticket, ferry ticket). Travel
insurance. Required Literature.

Pricing (1 Person)
 Shared twin room (two bedroom apartment; max 4 people in
the apartment )
2,500EUR
 Single room (two bedroom apartment; max 2 people)
2,800EUR
 Studio apartment (whole place to yourself)
3,100EUR

How to get here:
If you are arriving by airplane please book your flight to arrive at Split International Airport (SPU). To come to Vis, you have to take the ferry or the catamaran, which undock from Split. The ferry takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, and the catamaran takes an hour and fifteen minutes to arrive to Vis.

For detailed schedule of both the ferry and the catamaran, please check out the official site of the company: www.jadrolinija.hr
For information regarding the airport in Split, please check the following link: www.splitairport.hr
For information regarding the train transport, please click here: www.hzpp.hr
For information regarding the bus transport, please click here:
www.akz.hr

We will wait for to greet you at the port in Vis. Transpiration to Estate under the Paintbrush is included in the package. Drop off on day of departure is also included. We will come down to the ferry port in Vis to say our goodbyes.

For registration and more information please send us an email to: nedakocare@gmail.com.

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