21 day 200 hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training intensive
with Nina Vukas & Celest Pereira
Ericeira, Portugal 06.-27. October 2018.

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I am thrilled to announce this residential 21 day intensive 200 hour teacher training in collaboration with amazing Celest Pereira in beautiful Ericeira, Portugal. We will be staying on a charming property with a beautiful indoor shala, a large garden and much communal space. The property is in the centre of Ericeira, 5 minutes walk from both Praia do Sul and Praia dos Pescadores, but tucked away enough to ensure peace and quiet.  

The core teachings of this training will be in Integral Vinyasa yoga, and this particular system of Vinyasa yoga is equally rooted in Hatha yoga teachings, classical yoga philosophy, Tantric teachings,  Ayurveda's understanding of nature and the five elements as well as today’s understanding of anatomy and movement biomechanics. The method follows traditional teaching of Vinyasa Krama, a system of progressions chosen to serve the gentle unfolding and integration of our body / mind, and expands from there. 

You will learn the tools like proper alignment, creative yet intelligent method of sequencing, hands on adjustments and assists, modifications and adaptations, pranayama, mantra, mudra etc. and learn how to use those tools to create safe, meaningful and mindful yoga practice. Our goal is to create safe, but open environment, offer clear instruction and backed up information and help you every step of the way on this transformative journey. 

To ensure quality and individual approach, this training is limited to 20 students. 

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Nina Vukas has been a yoga student for almost two decades, yoga teacher since 2005, and a teacher trainer since 2010. Nina is a founder of Spanda Vinyasa yoga school and its 200 hour one year programmes in Zagreb, Croatia and Milan, Italy, one month intensives around the globe as well as 300 hour advanced Vinyasa studies and 80 hour Prenatal yoga course.
Nina will be teaching her Integral Vinyasa method (Vinyasa krama, elemental flow, intelligent sequencing, integration of mudras, mantras and pranayama), alignment and biomechanics of asana and subtle anatomy and more. 

Celest Pereira is an international Vinyasa flow teacher based in London, UK where she teaches in popular studios like Triyoga and Equinox. Celest has been a dancer most of her life, yogini since early twenties and has BSc in Physiotherapy which gave her a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. She studied classical Hatha yoga in India and later deepened her knowledge with many western yoga teachers. 
Celest is a wonderful, creative Vinyasa teacher, but her main focus on this training will be biomechanics of asana, how to deal with injured students in the classes and create safe environment for everyone, how to safely use props and hands on assists. 



Yoga history and tradition
Yoga philosophy
Yoga anatomy and physiology
Biomechanics of yoga asana
Subtle body anatomy
Pranayama, kriya
Mantra, Mudra
Integral Vinyasa yoga sequencing
Elemental Vinaysa
Restorative yoga sequence
Safe adjustments
Adaptations and modifications
Dealing with injuries

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To be eligible to participate in the programme you need to have at least one year of continuous yoga practice. If you don't practice with Nina or Celest, we might require you to send us a recommendation letter from your main yoga teacher.
If your application is accepted, we require some pre-training reading and studies to be completed (an online anatomy course, videos, documentaries) prior to the start of the course. All the additional info and materials will be send to you upon accepting your application and receiving your reservation fee.

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accommodation & food

Ericeira is a beautiful coastal town about 35 km northwest from Lisbon. We will be staying in a beautiful old restored property located in the old village, but tucked away enough to allow peace and quiet. Property has an indoor shala, big garden, communal kitchen and two communal living rooms. Restaurants, bars, shops, beach etc are all walking distance from the villa. 

Rooms are simple but beautiful with a choice of single (only two), twin, double and triple rooms, all with shared bathroom (two rooms sharing one bathroom) and a triple studio with own bathroom and a small kitchen. 

Light breakfast will be served in the morning before the training plus healthy vegetarian lunch during lunch break. 

Dinner is not included so you have a chance to enjoy an evening out and explore local cuisine. 

daily schedule

09:30 – 12:00 morning meditation + yoga practice
11:45 – 13:00 lectures / practicum
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 18:00 lectures /practicum 

To ensure you have enough time to embody the learned material as well as reset and have time for yourself, daily classes and lectures will be limited to 7-8 hours a day with a longer lunch break. Additional YA required hours will consist of pre-training anatomy online course and other studies mentioned in the prerequisites above as well as teaching and assisting practicum. 

Classes and the lectures will be held at the shala, however we may decide to take some meditation, pranayama and mindfulness practice to the beach close by. 

Schedule is subject to change.

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                                           EARLY BIRD              LATE BIRD

Single room                     3200 €                       3400 €
Twin room                       2800 €                       3000 €
Double room                  2700 €                        2900 €
Triple room                     2600 €                        2800 €
Triple studio                   2900 €                        3100 €  

Early bird - full payment due by March 1st 2018.
Late bird - full payment due by September 1st 2018.
500 € deposit to save your spot

All prices are inclusive of tuition, manual, accommodation, breakfast and lunch
There are only two single rooms and only one studio.
Rooms will be allocated on first come first serve basis. 

Not included: transfers to and from the property, dinner, online anatomy course + anatomy book.