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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Romania.
Join Balazs Heller's 20-day Multi-style FitYoga Teacher Training in the magical Transylvanian wilderness. Daily yoga practice, hikes in nature, 100% homemade vegan meals, maximum 4 students in a tiny Transylvanian village. Beside becoming an an internationally Yoga Alliance accredited teacher you will also get a Reiki Level 1 certification as you will learn about Reiki energy healing. Special attention is paid to meditation, yoga philosophy, self-development, asana alignment, yoga sequencing so you can teach multi-style yoga classes and become a professional private yoga teacher. Your teacher Balazs Heller has been running his teacher trainings since 2004, certified successful yoga teachers all around the world. Balazs is a former gymnastics champion of Hungary, massage therapist, life coach and Reiki Master. He will teach you not just how to teach a yoga class but how to live the yogic lifestyle and become a light worker.
During this teacher training, you will be staying in a modern luxury family house at the edge of a tiny Transylvanian village in the woods, based on shared or single occupancy. Although FitYoga loves practicing yoga in nature, they also spend quite some time indoors as they use a projector to present their lectures visually. Please note that FitYoga reserves the right to change the venue if the owner of this venue changes their plans. In that case, they will book a similar venue.
Romania has the most special place in Fityoga's heart as it is the purest, wildest, and most romantic place they have ever been to. Practice yoga in a quiet setting surrounded by old trees and joyful streams, meditate by the sounds of birds, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown and harvested by the elderly peasants. As the location is in the middle of the woods, you can hike and refresh everyday after your lessons.
Practicing yoga in nature surrounded by trees and flowers, by the sound of crystal streams and the sound of birds, is truly magical. While the energies of Mother Earth will help your stability, your spirits will fly high by the breezes of fresh air. When the weather and the curriculum allows it, you will start the day in nature and later you will continue your philosophy lessons and alignment workshops indoors.
FitYoga, developed by Balazs Heller, is a Dynamic Power Vinyasa Flow sequence that fuses creative flows, powerful holds, and Pilates-inspired core exercises into a unique sequence.
The curriculum of the training program is designed in accordance with the 200-hour Yoga Alliance requirements and it delivers a vast material on yoga alignment, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, yoga history, Reiki energy healing, yoga anatomy, and injuries and yoga therapy.
This unique holistic yoga instructor program is suitable for those who want to become professional teachers as well as students who seek a deeper understanding of yoga and self-awareness to transform their life from the inside out.
Students will learn the powerful set of the 90-minute FitYoga sequence and its modifications for different levels. The curriculum also covers healing sequences for back pain, shoulder, wrist, neck, or knee injuries.
Students will study correct alignment of different yoga asanas, including how to use bandhas and drishtis, how to use body energetics and breathwork, and how to adjust others in the poses. You will learn how to combine asanas with Pilates exercises to create dynamic FitYoga sequences.
This workshop will reveal the differences and similarities of yoga and Pilates, and how to effectively combine the two methods. You will learn a variety of core exercises for the abdominals and also how to perform lower back strengthening yoga asanas “the Pilates way”.
The three anatomy workshops will help you refresh your knowledge about bones, muscles and joints and their interaction. You will gain more insight into the injuries and special conditions that your students may be dealing with, and you will learn about the various risk factors associated with asana practice, as well as strategies that can help prevent injury.
Throughout the course, you will have a whole food plant-based lunch. This five hour transformational workshop will reveal the secret of alkaline eating and how to to keep yourself forever young, healthy, and energetic. Topics include the spiritual aspects of food, the psychology and physiology of human digestion, and the pH balance of the body.
You will learn about alkaline versus acidic foods, raw versus cooked foods, superfoods, enzymes, and about common nutrition lies (protein, dairy, meat, fish, vitamins, and more). This hands-on workshop will teach you all about cleansing, detoxing, natural weight loss, and what or how to blend juice everyday.
Balazs pulls you out of your comfort zone and shakes you up to realize your full potential in your life. His dynamic energy, inspiring stories, and uplifting teachings will inspire and have you springing into action to create the life you always wished for. You will learn how to literally transform fear into your personal power, so you will start taking the steps you need to manifest your desires.
You will work deeply towards achieving deeper awareness and understanding on what you truly want in life and your path to obtaining it. These workshops will help you gain confidence, stability, and constant growth, and you will feel alive again even on the deepest level.
On completion of the Reiki level one course, you will receive your attunement to use effectively the universal life force energy that surrounds you all. You will mostly be able to effectively use Reiki healing energy on yourself, however if you decide to continue with level two, you will be also able to use healing on others. You will learn about chakras, their function, their imbalances, and their connection to Reiki.
Through exploring the five layers or koshas of our human existence, you will discover your true higher being and how it is different from what you think of yourselves to be. You will discuss in more details the pranamaya kosha and the related five vayus (winds) of energy flow, the effects blockages have on your body, mind, and spirit, and how different asanas can help release these energy blockages.
The second part of the workshop gives a basic introduction to the nadis system or energy highway of the human body, explores ida and pingala imbalances in the human body, and teaches how to deal with these imbalances through pranayama techniques. Following this workshop, you will have a very clear understanding about chakras and their relation to your daily life and yoga practice.
In the West, yoga is known only as a physical practice, but in reality, it is a vast collection of spiritual principles and practices aimed at integrating mind, body, and spirit, to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. The aim of this workshop is to introduce you the traditional yoga philosophy and to have a better understanding on how to implement the ancient spiritual teachings into your modern everyday life.
You will examine the four goals (purushartas) of human life, the five mental patterns (kleshas) or defects, the yoga sutras of Patanjali (five yamas and niyamas) defined literally as “the path to transcendence”.
You will be introduced to the basic principles of Ayurveda, the five tattvas, the three doshas, and their qualities and attributes. After the workshop, you will be able to distinguish and identify each dosha and how they manifest in people’s body and mind, and in every living thing around you. You will learn how to harmonize doshic imbalances through lifestyle changes, yoga, and nutrition, and how to balance yogic and Ayurvedic nutrition.
On this workshop, you will experience a full prenatal yoga lesson and prenatal meditation. You will discuss body and mental changes of pregnancy, possible challenges, and injuries. You will learn breathing techniques and how to adapt supported balances, standing, seated, and lateral poses to pregnancy. Please note that this workshop does not qualify students to become prenatal yoga instructors.
This workshop gives a thorough introduction to the basics of sound healing and to various sound healing instruments. You will have the opportunity to learn to play on Tibetan singing bowls and how to use them as part of your yoga lesson. The talk will be followed by a long sound meditation session with instruments and chanting.
Mantra literally means “to protect and purify the mind”. In this workshop, you will explore Bhakti yoga, and the in's and out's of mantra, from the language, to the history, the science, and the psychology. You will learn and practice different types of mantras, and different techniques for how to effectively and accessibly use mantras.
This training will be a total of 200 hours of various teachings, including home study, essays, and curriculum materials. Please note that compulsory FitYoga lessons or meditation practice might be added twice a week.
Balazs Heller was trained from age seven to become a professional gymnast. Throughout his 13 years of gymnastics career, he developed a deep understanding of body consciousness, meditation, and conscious eating which helped him to become a Hungarian junior gymnastics champion for several years. After gymnastics, he started dancing to learn to flow through rhythm and movements, which led him into yoga.
This yoga teacher training will be held in Transylvania, Romania. There is more to Transylvania than castles and vampire legends. Romania’s central region draws nature lovers with its spectacular alpine peaks and the largest brown bear population in Europe, while adrenaline junkies can swap the cobblestone alleys and fairy tale towers for snowmobiling on frozen lakes and cycling the hairpin mountain roads.
You will find hardwood forests, lush pastures, and wildflower meadows. Travelling around Transylvania, described as "the last truly medieval landscape in Europe," feels like you’ve gone back 100 years. Horse-drawn carts rumble along dirt roads, while shepherds tend their flocks and villagers make hay in the sunshine.
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During this training, you will be served three daily wholefood plant-based alkalizing nutritional meals. FitYoga believe that exercise, meditation, and nutrition go hand in hand. To maximize the benefits of your physical and spiritual practice, FitYoga pays special attention to the right nutrition.
Their meals are clean and cruelty-free, nutritious, with adequate amounts of greens, vegetable proteins, and healthy oils. All meals are homemade with love and patience.
Hike to Turda Gorge, Borzesti gorge and Tureni Gorge.
Please book your flight to arrive at Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport (CLJ), Târgu Mureș Transylvania Airport (TGM), or Oradea Airport (OMR).
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