integral vinyasa 200/300 hour teacher training in Zagreb, Croatia
Sept 2017.-June 2018.
Due to many requests in the past years from non Croatian students from all over the world wanting the learn the method behind the comprehensive system of Integral Vinyasa yoga, I have decided to open Sangha yoga school annual teacher training programme, which for the past seven years have been only in Croatian, to all other students. Starting this fall (Sept 2017.) Sangha yoga school's unique TT programme will be conducted in English, offering the method of Integral Vinyasa sequencing plus much more to all.
To ensure the quality and individual approach, the maximum number of students is 14.
200 hour teacher training is 10 month programme based on 11 (+ 1) weekend intensives conducted every 3-4 weeks leaving sufficient time in between for practice and study of the new material. Every weekend intensive consists of 15 hours (9:30 am - 6 pm) of practice and lectures. 12th, additional weekend is saved for the final exam. Programme is scheduled to start at the end of September 2017. and finish in June 2018.
In order to apply to the programme we require all students to have at least a year of committed asana practice.
300 hour teacher training is for those who already hold a 200 hour diploma in another yoga system and would like to learn Vinyasa yoga system as well as how to safely teach to special groups (Prenatal, Senior yoga, Wall yoga). You can join us for the 200 hour programme to which we will add additional 100 hours of Vinyasa studies. These will include Mandala Vinyasa module and Chakra flow module as well as elect guest workshops you may attend.
For those joining for the 300 hour programme, we require a 200 hour diploma of a yoga alliance certified school.
Nina Vukas ERYT 500,
school director, lead teacher
Yoga tradition & philosophy, Asana alignment and biomechanics, Integral Vinyasa method, subtle anatomy, Prenatal yoga, advanced Vinyasa studies etc.
please read full bio here
Marija Buljan MD, RYT 200
Anatomy, biomechanics, physiology
Marija is a medical doctor, has a PhD. and has been a student of yoga for many years until she has decided to expand her understanding and knowledge of yoga and completed 200 hour teacher training in Sangha with Nina Vukas as one of the best students in her group.
Now she an essential of the teaching team, teaching anatomy, biomechanics and physiology.
Kristina Bajza ERYT 500
Asana adaptations, modifications, Hands on assists
A dancer, yoga student for more than a decade, a yoga teacher since 2008.
Tina has spent five years in Dubrovnik where she successfully led her own studio Shalabajza before she decided to return to her hometown Zagreb.
Tina is an important part of the team teaching, amongst other things, the art of safe adjustments, modifications, adaptations and restorative practice.
+ Lara Zigic RYT200, Jasna Perin RYT200, RPYT
Assistants and mentors
Integral Vinyasa yoga method is based upon the ancient yoga philosophy, traditional tantric and Hatha yoga teachings as well as the modern knowledge of anatomy and movement biomechanics. The method follows traditional understanding of Vinyasa Krama, a system of progressions chosen to serve the gentle unfolding and integration of our body / mind, and expands from there.
Different sequences support different cycles in the life of each individual as well as nature's cycles. Each yoga practice should reinforce the balanced state of our body/mind considering the time of day, the season, moon phase, our own personal cycles, moods, energy levels and possible imbalances. Integral Vinyasa yoga method takes all this into consideration to promote balance, healing and integration.
Every practice includes different tools from the boundless yoga knowledge and, in addition to carefully chosen Namaskars and asana sequences, students will learn how to include pranayama, mudra, mantra and yoga philosophy in every class supporting the intention behind the practice.
Integral Vinyasa method as well as this programme is a result of Nina's two decades of yoga studies, her continuous study and interest in anatomy and biomechanics of movement as well as Nina's study of body oriented psychotherapy which uses understanding and recognising of body posture and patterns to tap into the mind and the unconscious.
The programme is supported by the faculty staff of other experts in the fields of anatomy and biomechanics, yoga therapy and ayurveda.
This is a Vinyasa yoga teacher training and our goal is to ensure that, after certification, each of our students can teach various Integral Vinyasa classes, from dynamic sequences for intermediate / advanced students, to safe sequences for beginners. We will start with one basic Integral Vinyasa flow class sequence and build upon it. At the end of the teacher training students will be able to teach different flow sequences depending on the group and the intention of the practice.
Students will also learn how to teach a safe class for senior students or those with health challenges, as well as how to teach a safe Prenatal yoga class*
Full programme includes:
Yoga history and tradition
Yoga anatomy and physiology
Biomechanics of yoga asana
Subtle body anatomy
Introduction to Ayurveda
Integral Vinyasa yoga sequencing
Themed Vinyasa classes
Prenatal yoga sequence
Senior yoga (chair) sequence
* if not interested in Prenatal yoga, our male students will be able to attend another workshop in Sangha
Tuition can be paid in full or in three instalments.
We offer a 5 % discount on full tuition payments, and a 10 % discount on full tuition early bird payments*
Full tuition fee with 10% discount: 1080 euro (8100 kn)
Full tuition fee with 5% discount: 1140 euro (8550 kn)
Tuition in three instalments: 1200 euro (3 x 400) or 9000 kn (3 x 3000 kn) **
*early bird - full tuition paid by June 25th 2017.
** Payment due on 1st weekend, 4th weekend, and 8th weekend
200 euro non-refundable deposit to reserve your place. This amount is deductible from the full payment or from the first instalment.
Tuition fee includes:
12 weekend intensives (11 + exam weekend)
Integral Vinyasa manual (in English or Croatian)
Yoga anatomy book
USB stick with additional materials (flow videos, articles, books)
32 free classes in Sangha yoga centre
75 min private class / consultation with Nina or other faculty staff
For 300 hour programme students full 200 hour tuition should be paid first. Additional modules will be charged by module.
If you meet minimum requirements and would like to apply, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page link
Nina's home studio, Sangha yoga, is located in the Zagreb centre, a minute from the main square. There are many hostels, guesthouses and airbnb's around, and Zagreb is still amongst the cheaper European cities to stay.