Himalayan Yoga Institute International
Yoga Teacher Training Course on Dolphin Island (Isle of Losinj, Croatia)
24 August - 14 September 2013
Join us for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
Expect to discover new realms beyond your limited sense of self and find a love and joy never felt before. Expect an adventurous journey into your inner being.
At the end of the training you will be centred, calm, superbly inspired, beaming with joy and empowered to skilfully guide others into the sacred landscape of their bodies, minds, and hearts, and teach powerful, uplifting, and intelligent classes infused with joy.
Here is what our students say:
"I thank our teacher Ganga with all my heart for sharing this path of awakening with us, in her uniquely personal approach: disciplined, all-embracing and loving. How exciting to practise yoga in these wonderful surroundings, in this well preserved nature! We had the perfect way to submerge ourselves in the spiritual work. Colours of the sea you hardly get to see anywhere else. Pure Water, pure air and the colours of all the beautiful flowers and trees around us. It suffused me with joy and peace. I especially loved the morning practise on the terrace of our house. But also the evening practise, the theory classes, the chanting and kirtan. And even our conversations about things and life, swimming in this beautiful sea and the nice tasty food... I came back as a more loving person. With more love for life and all its aspects. I'm in peace. "
Deborah Leonetti, Switzerland
“The training course provided me with an amazingly extensive foundation – enough to feed on for years. I am now a very happy and confident yoga teacher ready to go out and distribute the joy and inspiration of yoga to all.”
Veronique Chevalier, France
We have carefully selected the isle of Losinj for our courses, as it has become a well-known climate resort worldwide, particularly famous for its asthma and allergy curing properties. An ideal place to restore perfect health, the most fundamental prerequisite for the practice of yoga.
Our aim is to provide our students with a complete foundation in the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of Yogic science. This course brings the age-old wisdom and authentic science of yoga to an enchanting island in the Adriatic, thereby combining the intuitional science of the East with the charm and powerful pranic energies of the Mediterranean Adria.
Our course consists of a wide range of topics and modules to educate yoga health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students or anyone with an interest in the science of Yoga.
While providing a thorough practice of asana, mudra, bandha and kriya, the training probes beyond mere physical practice into the realm of subtle yoga and meditation and facilitates the awakening of the kundalini energy within. This course offers above and beyond the standard yoga teacher training a profound experience of spiritual meditation practice, the use of music in yoga and spirituality - Nada Yoga - as well as a basic overview of yogic and spiritual culture expressed through Mandala art and other Indian art forms.
Having been awarded Registered Yoga School RYS 200 by Yoga Alliance International, for maintaining high standards and perpetuating the ethics and the tradition of Yoga worldwide, the Himalayan Yoga Institute International has designed a course most conducive to studying the vocational art of being a Yoga Teacher. Our trainers are internationally recognized teachers, highly skilled and experienced in the field of yoga education.
Dates include arrival and departure days
- 3 weeks of theoretical and practical training in all aspects of yoga
- Internationally recognised certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance International
Double room: £2,520
Fee includes all classes and training, a teacher's manual, meals, tea, snacks, water and accommodation. Flights, airport transfers and excursion costs are excluded.
If you reside in Croatia, please email regarding options to pay in local currency
Rates valid until 26 September 2013
The course will be taught in English.
For the YTT course curriculum >>
Isle of Losinj
The island of Losinj is the home of playful dolphins, pine forests, promenades, a profusion of fragrances and flavours. Its beauty will cast a spell on you whatever the season. Losinj is the habitat of a large group of bottlenose dolphins in the Northern Adriatic, which is indicative of an exceptional level of purity of the sea.
A bewitching fusion of centuries-old pine forests and sea, Losinj is the ideal place for restoring the body and mind. This has been known from time immemorial.
Losinj is one of the islands in Croatia belonging to the Cres-Losinj archipelago in the Kvarner Bay and with its 36 islands, islets and reefs, it is the largest group of islands in the Adriatic. Owing to its exceptional climatic features, already way back in 1892, it was proclaimed a health resort. A well preserved natural environment is a unique feature of the island; clean water and air, a mild climate, the diverse vegetation and aromatic scents have a deeply beneficial effect on everyone.
The Yoga Villa
The yoga teacher training on the isle of Losinj is held in a stunning villa, in a quiet residential area, minutes away from the beach. You may be lucky and spot dolphins in the bay during an early morning stroll.
The villa is situated in a pine forest offering views of the sparking blue sea. It is spacious and full of light and the rooms are of a good size and beautifully decorated. It has all modern amenities and is surrounded by lush, delightful gardens in which an abundance of Mediterranean and subtropical plants and flowers are flourishing. Yoga will be practiced outdoors on the largest of the four terraces, whenever the weather permits, or alternatively in the space indoors.
The in-depth classes and wholesome yoga practice is complemented by the incredibly peaceful and healing atmosphere of the island. People who appreciate breathtaking scenery and incredibly beautiful sunsets return again and again to this very special place. Accommodation is offered in a self-contained double bed studio-apartment, and double bed rooms with shared bathrooms.
Every bedroom has a stunning view of the Adriatic Mediterranean or else the well kept, lush surrounding gardens.
The vegetarian food will be nutritious as well as delicious, drawing inspiration from the Croatian coastal diet which is one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world.
Excursion and other activities
Exploring the local history
Apart from twice daily yoga classes, our trainees will get a chance to swim in the sparkling sea and study using one of the 3 terraces while taking in the sun. Some may try out snorkelling to meet the local sea life and we will every once in a while, at least one day a week, take an exhilarating hike on one of the many footpaths across the island, exploring local history or strolling to the little town nearby. We will in addition organise an excursion to the surrounding islands travelling by boat and passing through the dolphin habitat.
YTT application and payment
ONLINE APPLICATION >>
Deposit payment: £400
The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
The cost of this course includes administration, tuition and a teacher's manual. Students must bring a mat for asanas and toiletries. Towels are provided (not to be taken outdoors). We regret that it is not possible to make refunds or issue credits on this course. Bank transfers and card payments are accepted. A valid Travel Health Insurance policy must be shown upon arrival.
The initial deposit of £400 will reserve your place. The full remainder will have to be paid latest 8 weeks before the commencement of the course. In some cases arrangements can be made by contract to pay in 3 installments (please, let us know well in advance if you require this option). Please note: Under no circumstances will there be refunds or transfer of fees after the course has begun and within 6 weeks before commencement. No transfer of fees to another course for any reason except for bereavement that must be proven providing us with legal documents.
We reserve the right to cancel the training in which case we will refund the entire fee for the teacher training paid to us.
Airport transfers and any type of excursion costs are not included.
It is recommended to purchase a travel health insurance policy through your travel agency.
Himalayan Yoga Institute International in London:
Himalayan Yoga Institute
London N17 6TP
Tel: +44 (0)7969157994
A reading list will be sent to you upon approval of your application.
Arrival and departure
How to get to Mali Losinj?
The arrival day is Saturday the 24th of August 2013 in Mali Losinj, and the departure is scheduled for Saturday the 14th of September leaving by Catamaran to Zadar from where you can take your flight back to London. If you are returning elsewhere please let us know.
If you are travelling from London you can get a direct flight to Zadar with Ryan Air. You can also fly to Rijeka, Pula or Zagreb and either take a bus or boat to the island. Other airlines flying to those cities are Croatia Airlines and Easy Jet. The island is easily accessible and if you travel either by bus or boat from one of the above cities you will have the chance to experience breathtaking scenery on the way.
There is a daily Catamaran from Rijeka to Mali Losinj and frequent buses throughout the day.
From Zadar, the Catamaran goes every Wednesday and Saturday during the month of June. The departure time from Zadar is 16:00 arriving at 18:45 in Mali Losinj. You would have to arrive in Zadar either the same day (by 14:00) or the day before in order to catch the Catamaran. The departure on the following Saturday from Mali Losinj is at 9:35 in the morning arriving at 12:05 in Zadar, so an afternoon flight back to London would be ideal.
There are also flights going from London to Pula and a Catamaran from Pula to Mali Losinj. Another option is taking a flight to Rijeka and a Catamaran from Rijeka to Mali Losinj, or a flight to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and continue to the island by bus.
The Catamaran from either Zadar, Rijeka and Pula will cost about £10 one way.
If you prefer not to fly you might consider the following option:
A winning combination of trains and boats and no planes, but you'll need to make sure you get your timings right as the ferry only runs a couple of times a week. First travel from London to Bari in Italy (Eurostar to Paris, the overnight sleeper train to Bologna and a fast train on to Bari) and then sail from Bari to Croatia, where you can depart at your pick of several destinations including Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka.
Travel costs: Trains from London to Bari from £180 return, Ferry from Bari to Croatia from £36
We request that you get a travel insurance and please make sure that you have an international medical insurance in case of an emergency. We will not be able to take any responsibility or cover any costs for medical treatment.
What to bring?
Also remember to bring:
- Yoga mat
- Money: It is best to exchange cash to Kuna, the Croatian currency, at the airport, and there are also ATMs within a 15 minute drive in downtown Mali Losinj. You would want to have some funds on your arrival, which you can purchase at your airport of departure. For the up to date exchange rate see www.xe.com
- Electrical adaptors: Mali Losinj operates on 220V, the 2 prong European plugs, which are different from the UK ones, so you may want to bring an electrical converter plug.
- Towel: We provide room towels at the retreat site but ask that you do not take them to the beach.
- Earplugs: If you are sensitive sleeper, you may want to bring them along.
- Mosquito repellent
- Alarm clock
Meditation cushion, flip flops, trainers, writing pad, alarm clock, beach towel, private toiletry items.
For more information regarding the YTT you may contact us:
Tel: +44 (0)7969 157994
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