200-hour SPANDA Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Ericeira, Portugal
with Nina Vukas, Jasna Perin & guest teachers
March - November 2020.

I am so happy to announce this 10-month programme in Ericeira, created for yogis living in Portugal, both Portuguese and those who have, like myself, decided to make this beautiful country their home.



Our 200-hour teacher training in Olive3 yoga retreat centre in Ericera, Portugal is a 10 month Yoga Alliance accredited programme led by Nina Vukas E-RYT 500, Jasna Perin RYT 500 and other guest teachers. The programme is based on 30 hours pre-training studies followed by 10 weekend intensives (plus exam weekend) every 3-5 weeks, leaving sufficient time in between for practice and study of the new material. The programme is scheduled to start in March 2020., and finish in November 2020.
This YTT course will be taught in English language.



In order to apply to the programme, we require all students to have at least a year of committed asana practice. If you haven’t been practicing with one of the teachers on this course, we require a letter of recommendation from your yoga teacher.

You will need to participate in at least one class with Nina or Jasna prior to the beginning of the training, and have a good understanding of English language to follow the course.




Part 1: Online pre-training

In order to help you prepare for the programme, we have created an online pre-training consisting of:
Online anatomy course
Yoga history and tradition
Introduction to Ayurveda
Introduction to subtle body anatomy
Practice videos
Reading and homework
Your online training journey will be supported with all the materials and with faculty members every step of the way.

Part 2: Fundamental teachings - Integral Vinyasa yoga:

Applied anatomy and biomechanics
Asana alignment and adaptation
Five principles of Integral Vinyasa
Five foundations of Integral Vinyasa
Progressive sequencing
Building a class with a theme
Beginners classes
Safe adjustments
Common injuries
Teaching methodology

This module is dedicated to setting solid foundations and acquiring substantial knowledge on which we can build upon, like anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, or how to apply anatomy and biomechanics in yoga. We dive deep into learning about asana alignment and individual adaptation, how to avoid and work with common yoga injuries. We learn about safe adjustments, and unravel the method of Integral Vinyasa - from the principles and foundations to the sequencing of themed classes as well as beginners classes and dive into teaching methodology and take our first teaching steps.


Part 3: Spanda Vinyasa - Elemental flow:


Yoga and Ayurvedic principles - flowing with nature
Five Elements and their relationship with body / mind
Integral Vinyasa - Bhumi (Earth) flow
Integral Vinyasa - Agni (Fire) flow
Integral Vinyasa - Vayu (Air) flow
Integral Vinyasa - Jala (Water) flow
Teaching methodology continued
Teaching and assisting practicum
Ethics and business of teaching yoga

In this module, we move from the physical in order to explore the deeper, more advanced level of yogic practice, teaching and sequencing. We will slowly start to move deeper into the subtle as well explore yoga through the teachings of Ayurveda, yoga's sister science. Apart from learning different Namaskars and Elemental sequences, we will learn how and when to use them taking into consideration the laws of Nature - from the time of the day to the moon phase, season, personal constitution, cycle etc. In this way, we focus on promoting balance and healing on and off the mat. In this part we cover more teaching methodology, teaching practice and ethics and business of teaching yoga.



Our venue, Olive3 yoga retreat centre, is conveniently nestled in the old village, within walking distance from the beaches, shops and restaurants, but tucked away enough to allow peace and quiet. You will find it almost hidden behind three olive trees (hence the name!) and Fonte do Cabo, an old fountain dating from 1457. which makes it one of the oldest fountains in Ericeira.
With a big garden featuring a small pool, large communal kitchen and a beautiful, bright Yoga Shala, Olive 3 is a perfect place teacher training venue.
If you are coming from Lisbon or outside of Ericeira, and don’t feel like driving back you can stay at Olive3 for the weekend.



Full tuition Early Bird (until November 1st): 1600 euro
Full tuition Late Bird (until February 1st): 1700 euro
Three instalments: 1800 euro (3x600)

300 euro deposit upon registration to book your spot.

Registration will be open soon.
If you have any questions, please email us at spanda.vinyasa@gmail.com



Weekend 6 - June
Weekend 7 - July
Weekend 8 - September
Weekend 9 - October
Weekend 10 - November

Online pre-training - Feb. 2020,
Weekend 1 - March 07./08. 2020.
Weekend 2 - March 28./29. 2020.
Weekend 3 - April 18./19. 2020.
Weekend 4 - May 09./10. 2020.
Weekend 5 - May 30./31. 2020.

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daily schedule

Saturday + Sunday (15 hours total)
09:00 - 11:00 - Meditation and Yoga practice
11:15 - 13:00 - lecture
13:00 - 14:15 - lunch break
14:15 - 18:00 - lecture and practicum

Please note that the dates as well as schedule is subject to change.