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Heart Open Wide Yoga Teacher Training Croatia

Experience unforgettable days of sharing from the heart, being challenged, and opening up your bodies as well as your minds and shifting your 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, your truest and wisest teacher of them all, on the beautiful yogi island of Vis, Croatia. Adding some balance to your study time, you will enjoy some trips around the island as well. Let's break bread together, share with hearts open wide, and expand your consciousness!

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  • 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Manual adjustments, alignment, and anatomy classes
  • 2 SUP yoga classes and an introduction to stand up paddleboarding
  • 200-hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa certification, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • 15 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles

15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian, French, Macedonian, Serbian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
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  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will enjoy comfortable, fully equipped apartments at Estate under the Paintbrush or the surrounding houses. 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 televisions and Wi-Fi.



Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:30-10:00 Morning practice (led or self-practice class)
  • 10:30-11:30 Buffet style wholesome Meditteranean breakfast
  • 11:30-13:00 Philosophy immersion
  • 13:00-14:30 Manual adjustments, alignment, and anatomy teaching methodology
  • 14:30-15:30 Four-course wholesome Mediterranean lunch
  • 15:30-18:00 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 outline

Participating in this Vis Island Yoga Heart Open Wide certified with Yoga Alliance 200-hour 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.

Yogic technique and practice

  • Asana exploration: an in-depth look at Ashtanga yoga primary series
  • Asana exploration 2: backbends, twists, arm balances, and inversions
  • Yin yoga: balancing with the Yang for a holistic approach
  • Anatomy and physiology: understanding your differences
  • Biomechanics: how to move with integrity

Teaching methodology

  • Demonstration and verbalization
  • Asana adjustments and 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 the benefits
  • Pranayama: creating balance and moving the energy throughout your energy channels
  • Meditation: exploring techniques, practice and finding the calm within
  • Chakras: utilizing the power centers of your body to become centered
  • Pancha kosha: the five sheaths covering yourself

Philosophy of yoga

  • Patanjali’s yoga sutras: the basic guides toward spiritual growth
  • Cultivating mindfulness: how to better understand yourself so you can be more compassionate humans
  • Nutrition and ecology: the importance of a holistic approach
  • Being a modern day yogi: moving beyond tradition

Included excursions

Trip to the city of Komiza and the Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo

You 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 you will stop by to have a swim.


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Retreat location

This retreat will take place on Vis Island, Croatia. “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 Estate under the Paintbrush's motto and they find that the only way to live on this island is to live according to nature’s rules. Therefore, the philosophy is based on the principles of sustainability, leading a holistic lifestyle in harmony with the natural environment of the island.


  • City of Vis, 8 kilometers
  • Komiza, 20 kilometers

Unique features


  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


The menu will be based on organic and local Mediterranean ingredients. You will be served a buffet-style breakfast and a rich four-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, the chef will be more than happy to accommodate the meals to your specific needs. Just let Estate under the Paintbrush know.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

You will have a fully packed schedule as it is. Estate under the Paintbrush has added in some fun and relax in between your study time so you can all enjoy the fine balance that the yogi life teaches you. Estate under the Paintbrush 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 Estate under the Paintbrush know.

Other activities

  • Go to the beach
  • Journaling
  • Sharing
  • Watch a short movie

What's included

  • Full tuition for the yoga teacher training
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Manual adjustments, alignment, and anatomy classes
  • Certification for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, affiliated with Yoga Alliance
  • A trip to the city of Komiza and the Blue Cave
  • Intro class into stand up paddling and two SUP yoga classes
  • Tourist tax
  • 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
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and 4-course lunch
  • 15 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Travel costs to Vis (airfare, ferry ticket)
  • Travel insurance
  • Required literature

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Split Airport (SPU).

Arrival by ferry

To come to Vis, you have to take the ferry or the catamaran, which undock from Split Airport (SPU). The ferry takes two hours and 15 minutes, and the catamaran takes an hour and fifteen minutes to arrive in Vis. 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. Estate under the Paintbrush will come down to the ferry port in Vis to say goodbyes.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday June 11, 2022
Departure: Sunday June 26, 2022

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