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Join us for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Expect to discover new realms, beyond your limited sense of self, and find love and joy youve never felt before. Expect an adventurous journey into your inner being. At the end of the training you will be centered, calm, superbly inspired, beaming with joy, and empowered to skillfully guide others into the sacred landscape of their bodies, minds, and hearts, and teach powerful, uplifting, and intelligent classes infused with joy.
The yoga teacher training on the isle of Losinj is held in a stunning villa, in a quiet residential area, minutes away from the beach. You may be lucky and spot dolphins in the bay during an early morning stroll.
The villa is situated in a pine forest offering views of the sparking blue sea. It is spacious and full of light, and the rooms are of a good size and beautifully decorated. It has all modern amenities, and is surrounded by lush, delightful gardens, in which an abundance of Mediterranean and subtropical plants and flowers are flourishing.
Yoga will be practiced outdoors, on the largest of the four terraces, whenever the weather permits, or alternatively in the space indoors. The in-depth classes and wholesome yoga practice is complemented by the incredibly peaceful and healing atmosphere of the island. People who appreciate breathtaking scenery and incredibly beautiful sunsets often return to this very special place.
Accommodation is offered in a self-contained double bed studio-apartment, and double bed rooms with shared bathrooms. Every bedroom has a stunning view of the Adriatic Mediterranean or else the well kept, lush surrounding gardens.
06:30 Chanting, meditation & pranayama
07:30 Asana practice
09:00 Fruit and tea
09:30 Anatomy and physiology/workshop/lecture
10:30 Karma yoga
12:45 Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history)
14:15 Snack and leisure time/Self-study
16:30 Asanas, asana techniques & teaching methodology
18:30 Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting)
20:00 Free time and study
22:00 Lights out
The course will cover 3 weeks of theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga. It consists of a wide range of topics and modules, to educate yoga health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students, or anyone with an interest in the science of yoga.
While providing a thorough practice of asana, mudra, bandha, and kriya, the training probes beyond mere physical practice, into the realm of subtle yoga and meditation, and facilitates the awakening of the Kundalini energy within. This course offers above and beyond the standard yoga teacher training, a profound experience of spiritual meditation practice: the use of music in yoga and spirituality, Nada yoga, as well as a basic overview of yogic and spiritual culture.
Having been awarded Registered Yoga School RYS 200 by Yoga Alliance International, for maintaining high standards, and perpetuating the ethics and the tradition of yoga worldwide, the Himalayan Yoga Institute International has designed a course most conducive to studying the vocational art of being a yoga teacher. Our trainers are internationally recognized teachers, highly skilled, and experienced in the field of yoga education.
Kirtan: devotional chanting of Sanskrit mantras
Chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind. With daily chanting, you develop a strong feeling of devotion and a very pure inner vibration. In devotional chanting correct pronunciation, devotional attitude, and awareness of meaning (ideation).
Creativity and artistic expression for spiritual development
Mandala art, bhajans (devotional songs), prabhat samgiita (devotional music for mental expansion), Indian classical dance.
Krsna and the Bhagavad Giita
Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings, and has a universality, which embraces every aspect of human activity. It symbolizes the solution to the eternal struggle, between the spiritual and the material in every human being
Study of the text and commentaries
Satsang literally means good company, it means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course satsang consists of half an hour silent meditation, half an hour chanting, and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful, but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. Training to be a yoga teacher requires dedication and faith in the process of yoga. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga, demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.
Apart from twice daily yoga classes, our trainees will get a chance to swim in the sparkling sea and study using one of the 3 terraces, while taking in the sun. Some may try out snorkeling to meet the local sea life, and we will every once in a while, at least one day a week, take an exhilarating hike on one of the many footpaths across the island, exploring local history, or strolling to the little town nearby. In addition, we will organize an excursion to the surrounding islands, travelling by boat, and passing through the dolphin habitat.
The island of Losinj is the home of playful dolphins, pine forests, promenades, a profusion of fragrances, and flavors. Its beauty will cast a spell on you whatever the season. Losinj is the habitat of a large group of bottlenose dolphins in the northern Adriatic, which is indicative of an exceptional level of purity of the sea.
A bewitching fusion of centuries-old pine forests and sea, Losinj is the ideal place for restoring the body and mind. Losinj is one of the islands in Croatia belonging to the Cres-Losinj archipelago in the Kvarner Bay and with its 36 islands, islets, and reefs; it is the largest group of islands in the Adriatic. Owing to its exceptional climatic features, already way back in 1892, it was proclaimed a health resort. A well preserved natural environment is a unique feature of the island; clean water and air, a mild climate, the diverse vegetation, and aromatic scents have a deeply beneficial effect on everyone.
We have carefully selected the isle of Losinj for our courses, as it has become a well-known climate resort worldwide, particularly famous for its asthma and allergy curing properties. An ideal place to restore perfect health, the most fundamental prerequisite for the practice of yoga.
This course brings the age-old wisdom and authentic science of yoga to an enchanting island in the Adriatic, thereby combining the intuitional science of the east, with the charm and powerful pranic energies of the Mediterranean Adria.
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The vegetarian food will be nutritious as well as delicious, drawing inspiration from the Croatian coastal diet which is one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world.
We request all course participants to book their return flights to Zagreb. We will arrange an airport pick up by taxi which will cost 50 GBP one way; hence an additional 100 GBP (for the return transfer) will be added to the course fee. If you are travelling from London, you can book flights with Croatia Airlines, British Airlines, and Easy Jet.
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