Start: Saturday, 22 October 2022, 10:30 –
End: Saturday, 10 June 2023, 18:35
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
We are so excited to be bringing our transformative 200-hour “The Flow of Elements” Yoga Teacher training to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina! In collaboration with one of our 200-hour program graduates and 300-hour students, a local teacher Ada Vuk, and support from our fantastic team, we are happy to offer our 8-month hybrid Teacher Training in this beautiful city.
The training is covered over 11 weekends, with five online and six in-person, including the exam weekend, and with alternating weekend meetings between online and in person. The in-person weekends will be held at Fly Yoga Sarajevo studio.
The core teachings of Spanda Vinyasa Yoga School are rooted in Spanda Vinyasa Method. Our Method stems from Hatha Yoga teachings, Classical Yoga philosophy, Tantric teachings, Ayurveda’s understanding of nature, the Five Elements, and contemporary sciences like Anatomy & Physiology, Neurology and Psychology. Our comprehensive Method will give you tools to teach with confidence; a sequencing method that is logical and organic, deep understanding of movement biomechanics as well as the subtle body.
- Group is limited to 14 students
- The training will be taught in English and Croatian/Bosnian
- Registration is already open!
- Yoga History and Tradition
- Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Asana alignment and adaptation
- Five principles of Spanda Vinyasa
- Five foundations of Spanda Vinyasa
- Progressive sequencing
- Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra
- Building a class with a theme – Integral Vinyasa
- Beginners class sequence + modifications
- Restorative class sequence + working with props
- Safe adjustments
- Common injuries
- Yoga and Ayurvedic principles – flowing with nature
- Five Elements and their relationship with body/mind
- Spanda Tattva Vinyasa – Bhumi (Earth) flow
- Spanda Tattva Vinyasa – Agni (Fire) flow
- Spanda Tattva Vinyasa – Vayu (Air) flow
- Spanda Tattva Vinyasa – Jala (Water) flow
- Teaching and assisting practicum
- Ethics and business of teaching yoga
- Teaching methodology
- + Reading assignments and homework
Prerequisites and What to Expect
Aligned with Yoga Alliance standards, we require a minimum of one year of continuous and dedicated yoga practice, which your teacher or teachers can vouch for (via the letter of recommendation), a good understanding of the English language, and a dedication to study and practice. If you cannot provide a letter of recommendation, let us know, and we will schedule an interview.
We know that each person is different and believe no one better can decide if this program is for you but – you. We want to stress that this is a rich and intensive program, both for your body and mind. To get your diploma, you will be required to attend all the hours, pass both written and teaching exams, but we will make sure that you do.
We teach Yoga as a healing discipline, not performance art. We like to say that we train Yoga Teachers, not Yoga Instructors (yes, there is a difference!), so if you would like to become one, we will be happy to have you.
Ada Vuk – Lead Teacher
E-RYT 200, Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Ada started her yoga journey 11 years ago, and it was love at first sight. She started her practice at Prana Yoga Studio in Sarajevo, led by Aida and Mike, her first teachers. She initially practised Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga but later discovered Kundalini Yoga and became a Kundalini Yoga Teacher (Level 1 KRI). Ada did her 200-hour Spanda Vinyasa Teacher Training with Nina Vukas, and is currently pursuing her Kundalini level 2 education and RYT 300 program. She has been teaching classes and workshops in Sarajevo for many years and is now joining our Teacher Training team.
Nina Vukas – Program Director
E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP
Nina is the Program Director for this Teacher Training, and will teach most of the online modules.
She has been a Yoga practitioner since 1998., started teaching full time in 2005., and has been educating yogis on their journey towards becoming Yoga Teachers, as well as educating Yoga Teachers to advance their knowledge and teaching skills since 2009. Nina is also a Somatic Psychotherapist, Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, and forever student. Currently she is studying Psychology as well as Yoga Therapy.
Other guest teachers
The online part of the Training will be supported by many of our Faculty Teachers such as Teresa Wohlmannstetter teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Marina Moric Teaching Neuroanatomy etc, as well as guest lecturers for the in-person part.
Dates and Schedule
The online part of the training will be a combination of recorded materials and live sessions via zoom.
Depending on the scheduled program, we will be sending you recorded materials a few weeks before the scheduled weekend, so you can view them at your leisure, prepare your notes and questions. We will then meet via zoom for the led practice, review of the material, and Q&A.
For example, you will receive 8 hours of recorded materials, followed by the group meeting on Saturday and Sunday, for 4 – 5 hours a day (practice, review, Q&A). Our online weekends will cover 90+ hours in 5 weekends + recordings.
NOTE: The online part will be taught in English
We meet in beautiful Sarajevo for a weekend of practice, sequencing, and teaching, applying the theoretical knowledge and embodying it in practice. In-person weekends consist of 15 hours each over 6 weekends (including the exam/ceremony weekend), covering 90 hours.
An example of a daily schedule:
09:00 – 13:00 – Yoga class + review (with a short snack break)
13:00 – 15:00 – lunch break
15:00 – 18:30 – Practicums
Online Weekend 1: 22./23.10.2022
In-person Weekend 2: 12./13.11.2022
Online Weekend 3: 10./11.12.2022
In-person Weekend 4: 14./15.01.2023
Online Weekend 5: 04./05.02.2023
In-person Weekend 6: 25./26.02.2023
Online Weekend 7: 18./19.03.2023
In-person Weekend 8: 08./09.4.2023
In-person Weekend 9: 06./07.05.2023
Online Weekend 10: 27./28.5.2023
In-person Weekend 11: 10./12.06.2023
Tuition and Terms
200 € deposit to reserve your spot. The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel the training, in which case you get a full refund.
We offer three types of payment for the course:
- FULL PAYMENT
Early Bird full tuition – 1100 euro
Late Bird full tuition – 1300 euro
For the EB discount, the full remaining payment is due by July 1st, 2022.
Late bird full remaining payment is due by September 1st, 2022.
- THREE INSTALMENTS
Full tuition – 1400 euro
After the deposit, the remaining amount of 1200 is split into 3 instalments of 400 euro
1st is due by September 1st
2nd is due by January 1st
3rd is due by April 1st
- 10 INSTALMENTS
Full tuition – 1500 euro
After the deposit, the remaining amount of 1300 euro is split into 10 instalments of 130 euro
Monthly instalments are due before the 1st of each month from September ‘22. – June ‘23.