Join us on this residential, 21 day intensive Yoga Alliance certified 200 / 300* hour teacher training, with Nina Vukas and 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 located in the centre of Ericeira village, only 5 minutes walk from both Praia do Sul and Praia dos Pescadores, but tucked away enough to ensure peace and quiet.
The core Vinyasa teachings on the training will be Nina's method of Integral Vinyasa yoga. 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 anatomy and movement biomechanics. The method is based on the understanding of Vinyasa Krama, a system of progressions chosen to serve the gentle unfolding and integration of our body/mind.
Celest, with her background in physical therapy and movement, will be teaching anatomy and biomechanics, alignment, adjustments, injuries and how to deal with them as well as creative sequencing.
Our goal is to create safe, but open environment, offer clear instruction backed up by research and help you every step of the way on this transformative journey to deepen your knowledge and become a great yoga teacher.
To ensure quality and individual approach, this training is limited to 18 students.
*If you already hold a 200-hour certificate, would like to deepen your knowledge and understanding of Vinyasa yoga and get your 500-hour certification you can also apply for the programme. You would need to acquire your additional 100 hours (80 contact) before or after the programme. Please email us for details.
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), and subtle anatomy.
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 her 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 a safe environment for everyone, how to use props and hands-on assists.
Yoga history and tradition
Yoga anatomy and physiology
Biomechanics of yoga asana
Subtle body anatomy
Integral Vinyasa yoga sequencing
Restorative yoga sequence
Adaptations and modifications
Dealing with injuries
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 sent to you upon accepting your application and receiving your reservation fee.
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. The property has an indoor shala overlooking a garden, communal kitchen, and a communal living room. 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), double en-suite rooms and one triple en-suite studio with a small kitchen.
Light breakfast will be served in the morning before the training plus a healthy vegan lunch during lunch break.
Dinner is not included so you have a chance to enjoy an evening out and explore local cuisine.
07:30 - 08:30 breakfast
09:00 - 11:00 morning meditation + yoga practice
11:00 - 11:15 juice / smoothie break
11:15 - 13:30 lectures / practicum
13:30 - 15:00 lunch break
15:00 - 18:00 lectures /practicum
To ensure enough time to embody the 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.
Single room* 3400 €
Twin room* 3000 €
Triple room* 2800 €
Double studio** 3700 €
Triple studio** 3400 €
Non-residential*** 2600 €
* shared bathroom
** en-suite studio with kitchenette / can be booked as double or triple
*** includes tuition, lunch and 3 group dinners (NO accommodation, NO breakfast)
500 € deposit to save your spot
Late bird - full payment due by September 1st, 2018.
All prices are inclusive of tuition, manual, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and three dinners (welcome dinner and goodbye dinner)
There are only two single rooms and only one studio.
Rooms will be allocated on first come first serve basis.
Not included for residential packages: transfers to and from the property, dinner, online anatomy course + anatomy book
Not included for non-residential packages: transfers to and from the property, accommodation, meals, online anatomy course + anatomy book