A yoga teacher training course is a transformational experience. Many attendees embark on one not only for the teaching purpose, but also for personal quests.

The journey of learning, internalising and applying attract at the same time curiosity and resistance, pleasure and hardship, ease and discomfort, personal insights and many a time it changes the way we see ourselves and the world (to a certain degree).

This course will take you through the practice and background of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as other Vinyasa derivates (Flow, Power Yoga, Mandala), Hatha and elements of Yin Yoga. 

By this “multi-style” approach we aim to provide you both with the unifying and distinctive elements of these “styles”, thus offering a clear understanding of where the diversity has an authentic function, in order for you to independently choose the most appropriate pace and dynamic for your and your students’ practice.

The objectives of this course are to: 

  • expand and consolidate the practical and informational aspects of yoga;
  • enrich the understanding and application of Yin and Yang in yoga and in life; 
  • present you with new tools and skills of owning your practice. 
  • create a solid pedagogical foundation which will make your teaching relevant, practical and fun. 

The material is contained in the following categories: Yoga Asana Techniques, Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, Teaching Methodology - The Art Of Teaching; Practicum.

CONTENT: asana classes (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yogasana, some Yin), History & Philosophy - yogic texts, Yoga Anatomy & Physiology, Styles of Yoga, AsanaClinic - this is a daily lab where different asanas and asana categories are taken in turn and analysed by entrance, exit, benefits, contraindications, common errors, modifications and variations, Meditation, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudrā, Chakra, Chanting, Kriya (cleansing procedures), Sequencing patterns (and creating new sequences),Yogic Diet, Teaching Practice, Teaching Methodology, Hands-On Adjustments, Use of Props, Seva (service), Mouna (silence), The Business of Yoga and of course, homework :) 

YOGA NOVA accreditation: Our school is Yoga Alliance accredited, recognised internationally and our curriculum has been devised as per their standards. The practical and theoretical material imparted here follows the YA terms and it is presented in a way that both preserves the traditional and cultural values, as well as offering modalities of adapting these traditions to our current times and circumstances. 

NB: The course will be delivered in English and in Romanian and it suits both Romanians and foreign students who will ideally have a minimum understanding of Romanian. There will be parts which will be either delivered in both languages when / if necessary. 

Our TEACHERS together facilitate a learning environment covering the technical, traditional and scholastic aspects of the learning yoga path. They are: Vlad Șovărel, Alexandra Solomon, Hitesh Bhat and Adriana Cruceanu.

COURSE DATES:

Sept 01 - 08  8 days  (Sun to Sun)           Sept 27 - 29  3 days (Fri to Sun)             Oct  18 - 20  3 days (Fri to Sun)

Sept 20 - 22  3 days  (Fri to Sun)             Oct  11 - 13  3 days (Fri to Sun)

DAILY TIME-TABLE: 

07.00 - 08.30 ASANA CLASS             10.15 - 11.15 THEORY                         13.15 - 15.15 BREAK             16.30 - 18.00 ASANA CLASS

08.30 - 10.15 BREAK                           11.30 - 13.15 ASANA CLINIC             15.15 - 16.15 THEORY           18.30 - 19.30 MEDITATION

NB_1: Option to attend 100 hour module or Anatomy module (+ another 10 hours at choice) to be selected from the schedule. A certificate of attendance for  the respective number of hours will be provided. Follow up modules can be added in the future in order to complete the full course number of hours, if desired.  

NB_2: Please, do contact us for the questionnaire, reading material and more preparatory guidance. 

NB_3: As a student of any of the teachers bellow, you can benefit of discounts. 

COST:  200h: 1200 Euro - Early Bird : 900 Eu until 15 July 2019 (deposit 200 Eu)

            100 h:  700 Euro - Early Bird: 650 Eu until 15 July 2019 (deposit 200 Eu)

           Anatomy:  300 Euro - Early Bird: 250 Eu until 15 July 2019 (deposit 200 Eu)

CONTACT: for any questions, instalment payments, or payments for students, or those on lower income 

Adriana Cruceanu:    adria_cruceanu@hotmail.com       + 44 7928 570 429 (WhatsApp)

Simona Cosma:         simona.cosma@ymail.com           +40 725 777 767

Alexandra Solomon: ashtangabucharest@gmail.com   +40 742 459 242

Vlad Sovarel:             vlad.sovarel@yahoo.com  +40 742 033 633

Hitesh Bhat:               yogawithhitesh@gmail.com +40 745 172 780

Liana Vasilescu:        lianavasilescu@gmail.com +40 724 506 724

Hitesh: comes from a yogic family in a village in the Himalayas, India. He has been practising yoga since he childhood, both āsana (the postures) and the Vedantic philosophy. He has been living in Bucharest since 2018 where he conducts Asana classes, Yoga-nidrā, prāṇāyāma, mantra as well as Yoga philosophy. Some of his classes are studio based in Bucharest, but he also travels across Romania, running seminars on various yoga related topics. Hitesh plays the bansuri (Indian flute) didgeridoo and percussion. Some of these sounds will be experimented with during our course.  

Vlad: amongst his work highlights is the translation work from Sanskrit. He started his Indianistic studies (Sanskrit, Bengali, Indian Literature and Philosophy) in 1990 with dr. Amita Bhose at the University of Bucharest. He continued with a two year stage (1996-1998) in India, expanding his studies with dr. Satcitananda Dhar, dr. Debabrata Sensharma and Dr. Bhavani Ganguli, working on Sanskrit text, both in the Advaitin-Vedāntin tradition of the great visionary Śaṁkarācārya and of the Kasmirian Sivaism (Trika). Vlad runs the Association of Euro-Asian Studies (Asociatia de Studii Euro-Asiatice) and his full translation work can be found at: http://sovarel.ro.

Alexandra: has been studying Yoga since 2007. Her first Ashtanga Vinyasa class  was through her contemporary dance practice once just after she graduated the her Physiotherapy studies. Since then this practice became irreplaceable in her life. Her first teacher was Irene Zarour with whom Alexandra spent 10 years, practising and  ulteriorly, teaching. She also practised and studied with R. Sharat Jois at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India. However, the most influential teachers are: Richard Freeman și Mary Taylor, Tarik Van Prehn și Lea Marie Perffeti, Nancy Guilgof și Ronald Steiner. Alexandra complemented her yoga studies and practice by learning the traditional Thai massage in Thailand and India and also, in 2015 she graduated the IIN (The Institute For Integrative Nutrition). Apart from the above, contemporary dance is also a strong element in her practice (with  Valentina de Piante), as well the Feldenkrais Method.Alexandra has a warm and generous nature and her classes are always sprinkled with delicious details and “tricks”. She currently runs  Ashtanga Yoga Bucharest, where she teaches traditional Ashtanga in Mysore style during mornings, as well as periodic workshop series called „Ashtanga Fundamentals”..

Adriana teaches yoga internationally and comes from both a traditional and experimental background of yoga education. Her teaching experience ranges from private to groups in a studio, corporate, workshop, retreat and teacher training environment. Her predominant styles are Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket and Yin, she enjoys working with a wide range of practitioners levels, designing yoga experiences that are both fun and safe. Her previous training in dance, some martial arts and art modelling has proven an invaluable tool for her yoga trajectory, both as a practitioner and teacher, encouraging the view on technical precision and personal expression. She continues to learn from practising with leading teachers in London and abroad, like Eileen Gauthier (Ashtanga, Advanced Vinyasa), Mark Khan (Dharma Mitra), Duncan Wong (Yogic Arts), The Yoga People (Rocket & Yin), Rolf and Marci Naujokat (Ashtanga), Ian Lewis (Iyengar) and Vijay Kumar (Ashtanga Vinyasa)

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