5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement

5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement offers yoga retreats, Thai massage as well as Yoga Alliance teacher training courses.

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Szymon Jarosławski

Szymon, E-RYT500 certified, believes that in order to discover your true nature, you should practice yoga in a way that is aligned with your personality and needs. With a Ph.D. in Life Sciences and a Psychotherapy study, he balances physical and subtle aspects of yoga with modern scientific knowledge. He will guide you on that journey, whether you like a dynamic practice which detoxes your body and mind or prefer to inhabit each posture for longer and achieve meditative stillness. He studied in India with teachers from various traditions for six years and before that, practiced for 14 years.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Vinay Jesta

Vinay, E-RYT500 certified, is an experienced yoga teacher with over 10,000 instruction hours. He teaches Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow (Power), Ashtanga, Vinyasa, AcroYoga, and Yin. His teaching style is often called as natural and playful, as he grew up in India practicing yoga from early childhood. Whether you are a spiritual seeker or a fitness enthusiast, he strongly believes that yoga is for everyone. He is on a mission to help people refresh and rejuvenate their bodies, relax their minds, connect with their breath, and communicate with their soul. He is a certified vegan chef.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Reviews 5

Meng Hsuan Lin

from Taiwan, December 2017


I’m more confident after go with this training!!! Appreciate all 5 elements give me!

Tereza Zavadilova

from Czechia, October 2017

"Very nice yin stay"

Szymon ´s teaching- he is complete professional with scientific background.

Nice yin lessons with warmhearted Vinay and his perfect vegan cooking

Good place for rest, nicely designed villa

Philippe Grandvaux

from France, November 2017

"excellent séjour qui à répondu à mes attentes"

la maison était spacieuse et confortable. l'enseignement était intensif et de qualité. les repas étaient excellent. l'ambiance avec le groupe était convivial et bienveillante.

Caroline Janssens

from Belgium, June 2017

"Yin yoga "

Very warm and professional at the same thime. A Well balanced and learningfull experience.

Testimonials 5

Eveline van der Veen Netherlands

5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement

The Yin Yoga Teacher Course in Portugal was great! In a beautiful place with beautiful people. I learned a lot about Yin, the sound of being still in my own body. The theory and the practice were well balanced.

I'd love to offer Yin Yoga classes in teaching. It felt so good. I miss this yin aspect in my busy life in the Netherlands. Teaching it will help me integrate this in my life. A little bit of Vinay, a little bit of Szymon and a little bit of Eveline, will create beautiful Yin Yoga lessons.

Josh Australia

5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement

I had doubts at the beginning because I thought this course would be too short to learn everything there is to know about Yin yoga, but once we started I realised that Yin yoga is not about learning everything!

We spent the majority of the time practicing Yin yoga asanas which really set the tone to absorb the concepts behind Yin yoga.

The most important thing I learnt was that it isn't just a set of restorative asanas designed to balance out life's yang activities; for me Yin yoga is a restorative practice designed to bring balance to my entire life journey. Thank you Szymon and Vinay for showing me this.

Katie United Kingdom

5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement

Having just completed 200 hours Hatha/ Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with 5 Elements I am really satisfied with the course. I liked the fact that it was a smaller class because it meant the teacher could give us more individual attention. I enjoyed learning assanas, pranayamas and how to adjust people also the lecturing classes on anatomy and philosophy were fantastic. After the course I felt well prepared to teach and I have already started teaching which have given me a lot of confidence and joy to share yoga with other people.

Thank you very much Szymon and Vinay. you are great teachers.

Naomi Middleton United Kingdom

5 Elements website

I've recently completed 30 hour yin yoga training and cannot recommend this course enough. Great quality teaching, lots of practise and a really wonderful atmosphere.

Klaudia S Warsaw

5 Elements website

In my entire life I’ve finished two faculties, uncountable numbers of courses and workshops. All this experiences make me demanding, but also skeptical. What I have to say is that the Yoga Teacher Training under leadership of Szymon and Vinay was this investment in self-education of mine, which I will situate on the top, if not call it as the best one.

Both – the theory and physical parts – were unbelievably great! Such a nice surprise it was to feel hunger of knowledge instead of bored after 2,5 h theory of anatomy! Could it be any better than have yoga guru who is able to present you any tricky asana which you’ll ask him to show, and in the same time explains what of five elements it increases and which particular joint, muscle or tendon is working or exposed to injury? – Could not be, trust me! Despite of fact that course was very intensive, I was truly looking forward for every next session. Small groups gives opportunity to be treat like individual unit, not number of many. The atmosphere in our Yoga House was also heavenly, perfect to polish up this inner diamond that each of us has inside.

Both Teachers are just incredible! They are not just guys who give you what you paid for (knowledge in that case), but they are pure definition of yogis. What I actually received during the courses led by them, was not only education passed at the highest level, but fundamental goods such as wisdom, mindfulness, calmness, love and positive vibration -all these are the main part of their life. Szymon and Vinay shows us that all these themes are achievable, and not only can, but should be our way of living.

It’s the beginning of my way as the Yoga Teacher, but I know by whom I want to be taught and guided. Namaste!

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