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20-Day Semi-Private Multi-Style FitYoga Teacher Training in Transylvania (200-hour)

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. Besides becoming a 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.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Asana, meditation, and pranayama practices
  • Reiki, energy healing, and yoga therapy classes
  • Comprehensive philosophy, history, and anatomy of yoga
  • Reiki I and FitYoga certification upon completion
  • Course manual provided by the institute
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Daily nutritious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

20 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

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.


Yoga lessons in the the heart of Mother Nature

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.

Top five reasons to complete your teacher training in Transylvania

  • Romania in summer is one of the most beautiful places on earth
  • Nature in Romania is still untouched and pure in the wilderness
  • Go back in time, live in nature, eat organic, and breathe pure air
  • Many affordable airlines fly into Cluj, Tirgu Mures, or Oradea
  • Besides nature, Transylvania is rich in culture and middle age architecture

FitYoga curriculum

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 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.

The FitYoga sequence

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.

Core strength and alignment

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.

Pilates core workshop

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.

Raw vegan alkalizing nutrition

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.

Self realization workshops

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.

Energy healing - Reiki attunement

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.

Energetic anatomy

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.

Yoga philosophy and yogi lifestyle

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”.

The three doshas and Ayurvedic nutrition

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.

Prenatal yoga

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.

Sound healing and meditation

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.

Mantras and Bhakti yoga

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.

Completion requirements

  • 100% attendance (unless agreed)
  • Daily Karma yoga practice
  • Home study including test questions and essays
  • Practical teaching technique exam
  • Three to four hours of exam completion

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Prayers, meditation, and pranayama
  • 08:30 FitYoga group session and teaching practice
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:15 Lectures
  • 13:00 Vegan lunch break
  • 14:15 Lectures
  • 15:45 Break
  • 16:00 FitYoga teaching practice

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

Retreat location

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.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Hike to Turda Gorge, Borzesti gorge and Tureni Gorge.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Comprehensive teaching methodologies
  • Daily asana, meditation, and pranayama practices
  • Daily yoga classes
  • FitYoga certification upon completion
  • Reiki, energy healing, and yoga therapy classes
  • Reiki level one certification upon completion
  • Study materials

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and drink other than specified

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport (CLJ), Târgu Mureș Transylvania Airport (TGM), or Oradea Airport (OMR).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

The Fityoga team has payment plans to settle the tuition fee in two or five settlements. For more information about this, please feel free to send Fityoga an inquiry.

You may have the option to reserve with a deposit of 20 EUR (fully refundable). This spot will be hold for seven days while you get the chance of getting to know the Fityoga team through their unique and personalized interview series. For more information about this option, please feel free to send an inquiry to the Fityoga team.

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