Om & Flow Yoga's goal is to provide high-quality yoga education and yoga retreats to students and introduce the yogic values and principles to wider public.
Yoga Teacher Training (4)
Sunny is a Thai/Canadian Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 yoga teacher and the lead teacher of our TTC. She is the owner of Sunny Yoga school in Koh Phangan, Thailand and has been teaching regular Vinyasa & Hatha based yoga classes for the past 7 years in India and Thailand.
Marta is an Estonian Yoga Alliance certified RYT500 yoga teacher and assistant asana teacher of the course. Marta is the founder and owner of Om & Flow yoga and has been teaching regular Vinyasa and Hatha-based yoga classes in Thailand and Estonia since October 2017.
Max is an Italian Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT500 yoga teacher with background in engineering and thermodynamics. At the turn of the millennium, Max was drawn to yoga. He discovered the benefit of this discipline to become healthy, strong, flexible, vibrant and experienced the mind dropping into a state of calm and clarity. Max´s teaching objective is to provide the students with the essence of the various styles: Hatha yoga, Jnana yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Bhakti yoga etc. Max has been learning and teaching yoga for decades and his expertise in the field is hard to beat.
Kadri is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT200 yoga teacher, AcroYoga Level I and Birthlight perinatal yoga teacher. For years she was immersed in the world of contemporary dance, contact improvisation and partner acrobatics, then Pilates and later on AcroYoga. When she finally found yoga, the kind that spoke to her, it all started to make sense. She now lives a yoga life trying to incorporate what yoga offers in all aspects of her life, from raising children to giving yoga classes to new mothers and from working as a conference interpreter to standing on someone else´s shoulders.
Katie is an American Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT200 & RYT500 yoga teacher. In 2017 she completed her Yoga Alliance certification through Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh, India. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, Pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation. Modifications and advanced options are made available for students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential.
from Norway, October 2021
"Hiiumaa - a magical island retreat with powerful results"
I was blessed to enter the world of teaching with this amazing group of people. My teachers Max, Adriano, Marta and Kadri are excellent at what they do and are filled with love and passion for both the philosophical and physical practices of yoga. My colleagues are extremely compassionate individuals with diverse backgrounds whom I will never forget and will enjoy working with in the future!
Thank you Om and Flow for such an outstanding intensive retreat in the beautifully magical nature of Hiiumaa.
The food was very good, creative, with local ingredients and was entirely vegan.
The owners of Hõbekala - yoga shalala and accommodations - were very kind, attentive and professional.
The sauna, the sea and forest were game changers.
The whole experience was life changing.
Until next time, namaste!
from United Kingdom, October 2021
"Incredible yogi journey on a fairy island in Estonia "
The setting and location for the training was simply stunning; and most conducive to a journey of inner reflection and growth. The quality of the teaching was incredibly high; and the different styles and energies provided something for everyone. I consider myself quite a new yogi so was a little intimidated coming here; and it couldn’t have been a more supportive and nurturing environment. I’ll miss pondering life in philosophy class with Max; and meditating in a forest at 7am! The food! Shout out to Markus and Javier for providing plant based heavenly dishes!
from Netherlands, September 2021
The training and the teachers were wonderful-especially Sunny who could at the same time challenge and support her students. Food was great but at times it wasn’t enough for all of us. The location is lovely so is the eco friendly idea of the resort.
from Mexico, July 2021
"Amazing yoga experience 💖🌈🌺🌴"
Thank you so much Marta for this 23 days in Palomino's paradise!🙏🏻 A beautiful bungalow on the beach, great and healthy veggie food everyday and the best yoga teachers only for us🧘🏻♀️ I really enjoyed everything, I discovered my strength, I learned a lot and I felt supported and help 🤗💪 And it was a chance to experience sound therapy with Tibetan bowls and the Reiki !
I totally recommend Om&Flow Yoga 💖
from United States, May 2021
"Wonderful Yoga Training "
What I liked about my training was that I was able to do this training as a beginner student. The daily training in meditation and practice was inspiring and educational. I enjoyed the meals overlooking the ocean with my fellow students. I also enjoyed the very individualized programs provided for each student. I really loved making new friends who are my new yoga family. This training will challenge you and prepare you to be an amazing teacher! If you are considering going, you should. This training will be life changing and you will never be the same. You will grow in the best way possible!
from United Kingdom, May 2021
"Well organised and immersive "
I’ve enjoyed TTC 200 organised by Om&Flow in Palomino - very safe magical coastal location away from current protests in larger cities of Colombia. It felt safe and very tranquil.
The syllabus was very comprehensively structured and attention from teachers was thorough. Living in the jungle in the cabanas of La Sirena Ecolodge allowed us to fully immerse into the setting. We had amazing vegetarian food on the course prepared specifically for us.
from France, March 2021
"I highly recommend to attend this course "
Here my own experience during this course (subjective and can be different for others)
- 3 very different teachers (Max, Marta, Kadri) which shows different faces of yoga. Some teachers more into spiritually some more in asanas etc (I loved Marta for the fun I had with her and Max for his talks about spirituality)
-as a beginner in Yoga I’ve never felt aside of the others even though my level was very low.
-the place in Palomino was fantastic. Very clean, very beautiful.
-the food was amazingly good every single day.
-professional without being to strict or serious. Perfect balance for me.
-we enjoy all together as a group including the teachers. Though there were teacher I felt they act first as humain being and part of the group as any other students. No differences between us.
-The course was sometimes a bit hard (many things to learn as a beginner) but I’ve never felt over stress, we had some good fun all together which really helped me to accompany my work in a beautiful way. We are to get a teacher’s certificat but also to enjoy while doing it.
from Mexico, February 2021
"An empowering experience"
My experience at the 200 hour TTC in Palomino, Colombia with Om & Flow Yoga was remarkable. First, our group was blessed to have three very unique instructors and I learned a tremendous amount from each of them: not just about alignment and giving classes, but about yogic philosophy, meditation, nutrition, marketing, etc. as well.
The food from Marie Noelle and her daughters was fantastic and I so appreciate their hard work to create healthy and delicious meals for us every day.
La Sirena is an amazing place. I loved staying there and would go back in a heartbeat. It is rustic, but very clean and very in touch with nature in incredible ways.
I felt so blessed to accompany such a wonderful group of other students. It was truly a beautiful experience to have a community during what has been a very difficult pandemic year! I learned something from everyone.
As I departed the teacher training, I really felt as though I had the tools to develop my own classes. The instructors (and other students) really helped me feel confident with my own unique teaching style. We had five hours of direct teaching experience, which was monumental. I feel ready to teach a class to any level! I also feel empowered to further my yogic studies.
To Max, Kadri, Marta and my companions: I am a better person for having taken this training and for meeting you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I also really appreciated having Külli as a reiki instructor - what an experience!!
from United Kingdom, December 2020
It was an incredible experience. Was challenging to start with but the challenge made it interesting and worth it!
The schedule was full on, we had loads of meditation, asana labs, philosophy, anatomy and a few additional short classes/courses. Teachers were all different and knowledgable.
Location was amazing, beautiful views by the seaside and fresh forest air! The food was really nice and healthy, vegan and vegetarian options available.
It was very interesting to stay with one group of people most of the time, we learnt a lot from each other!
I have changed a lot in such a short time and I am able to apply the knowledge from the course in my life, which is invaluable!
I am very grateful to be able to attend this course :)
from United Kingdom, December 2020
"Life changing experience "
From the moment I arrived I was impressed with everything. From the welcome, to the food, the surroundings, the accommodation.
It was a difficult three weeks, this is no relaxing retreat! But the experience was invaluable.
The way you are encouraged to find your voice and your teaching style from day 1 is amazing. No "one box fits all" here.
The anatomy and philosophy classes were in depth and interesting, the asana labs rewarding.
Max Romano is a wonderful teacher; applying his knowledge of engineering to the body and meditation. His teaching style is great, and he is encouraging and supportive.
Marta is an excellent, caring human who clearly pours her heart into these TTCs! Another fantastic teacher with lots of experience and stories to tell.
The food was amazing, the rooms clean and comfortable. The beach is a walk away (dare you to take a dip!) And everyday you can see the eagles or deer in the surroundings.
I was lucky that all the other students were amazing people too, we all got on and formed wonderful and emotional bonds. I was sad to leave.
from Cyprus, December 2020
"Perfect spot for a yoga training/retreat"
This is an absolutely unbeatable spot for a yoga training, or simply for a retreat in Europe! When I arrived onsite the nature, the campus location and quality of infrastructure were exactly as expected or even beyond.
The remoteness of the facility away from any temptations only assists for a complete immersion into the subject.
If you are interested especially in vinyasa, Max will give odds to anyone!
Fine dining food during the stay was a great complement to the whole adventure!
I fell in love with the place and I hope to be back there for more events!
from United States, December 2020
"Total package for a teacher just starting out "
This training was everything that I needed.
Curriculum is well structured and organized, we could go through every aspect of Yoga from Anatomy, Asana(practice), teaching methodology, marketing, philosophy.
Teachers are very caring and attentive, and what I liked the most is that they do follow true spirits of Yoga, understanding our body/mind and practice with knowlege based on that. During Asana lab, we were able to learn how to make pose correctly according to different types of body, which is important for you as a teacher.
Also,the marketing class was filled with very practical information, which will help you if you are going for teaching after training.
Even if one is not considering teaching career, this course will help you to understand Yoga in-depth and apply knowledge in your daily practice.
from United Kingdom, November 2020
It's been just over a week since I arrived back home from this Yoga TT. I've spent the last few days digesting every single piece of information I was taught, and what a wonderful training it was. I was luckily prepared to be thrown into 23 days of all things Yoga, an hour of morning mediation followed with a morning practice (Usually a strong practice) then anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, leaving the afternoon for Asana Lab, then followed by another strong practice. Hiiumaa itself is in the middle of nowhere, the occasional bus shop which has all essentials you'll need, but at this TT there was a chef who cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner for us. He was fabulous! Being situated in the forest meant you were able to disconnect from the world, long walks in the trees, the beach wasn't too far out and endless amounts of reflection time if you use your free time wisely. I would 100% recommend this course if you're passionate about Vinyasa and Hatha, it's intense and some days were harder than others but trust yourself and know that you've got this. It's a personal journey and trust the training! Marta, Max and Kadri, thank you all so much! Would love to see you again sometime in the future. All three of you guided me into a passion which has now become a love.
from Germany, November 2020
The facilities and location are fantastic, they have good props and excellent food.
The best of all , the people attending as a students.
Such a beautiful group of human beings.
from Greece, November 2020
I appreciate the quality varied information that was presented to the students. This is a multi faceted course that I would recommend to those who want to expand their yoga knowledge and maybe stray from the typical ‘yoga’ experiences.
from Germany, October 2020
"I had the best experience with Om & Flow Yoga!"
The TTC was very well organized and I felt supported from the very first moment! I learned so much in only 3 weeks that I never expected. Both Marta and Max are amazing teachers. Max has so much knowledge and passion for what he does that it was awesome to listen and learn from him. Martas lessons were always fun, I can’t remember a day without a laugh. She always made sure everyone was happy!
The place was absolutely stunning! It felt like we were in our own little bubble surrounded by nature, which we could explore during our breaks and after dinner. Also the food was simply the best! I can’t remember a day where I didn’t like the food!
I feel absolutely confident teaching now and I am glad I chose Om & Flow Yoga!
from Germany, October 2020
Through the Yoga Teacher Training with Om&Flow I was able to evolve further mentally, physically and spiritually. There was nothing more beautiful than getting up early in the morning and meditating upon the trees of Hiiumaa. We as students were allowed to gain in depth knowledge about the philosophy, ethics, history and anatomy behind Yoga. The daily asana classes were energizing and always filled with opportunities to learn and further our personal practice. After this teacher training I gained the confidence to actually teach Yoga (which I didn’t expect beforehand)! Both Marta and Max were incredibly passionate about what they were teaching and enabling the students to grow the same passion. All meals were vegan and fabulously delicious. The beautiful accommodation was great to relax and let all the input sink in. It’s hard to even comprehend how life-changing this experience was for me!
from Portugal, September 2020
It is difficult to list all of the ways this Yoga Teacher Training with Om&Flow helped me grow mentally and emotionally. The amount of care and preparation taken by Marta and Max was evident from beginning to end. The practices were challenging while also being accessible and inspiring. The personal attention and detail-oriented instruction helped me break down poses and find my best personal expression of each, which allowed me to find my voice as an instructor. The philosophy classes answered more questions than I knew I had; they motivated me to begin a lifelong study of the history, the practice, and the purpose yoga can have in our relationships with the world and each other.
In short, this was a life-changing experience. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
from United Kingdom, April 2020
"Excellent and Marta was incredibly accommodating "
Some of the best weeks of my life. Marta and all the instructors were brilliant. Interested, supportive, kind and great teachers.
from Canada, March 2020
I attended the teacher training in February in Colombia. The atmosphere and support was incredible. I felt comfortable to be myself, make mistakes and learn. The instructors got to know each of us very quickly and our whole group bonded.
The villa by the sea was filled with bright sunshine and an uplifting breeze. I enjoyed the heat and here was always water with cut fruits to drink to keep us hydrated.
Marta is a very practical teacher. She challenges you to teach, but also makes you feel comfortable to make your mistakes and learn from them. She also taught us a lot about the business and marketing side of yoga.
I learnt much more than I expected to. I felt ready to teach as well as strong and healthy leaving the training.
from Guatemala, March 2020
"Life changing experience! "
I had the best training I could imagine. Our group was adorable and unit, and teachers were inspiring, warm, helpful and available around the clock. The accommodation was a dream, huge space, own bathroom, close to sea, town, etc! The food is vegetarian, and the kitchen crew is happy to cater to individual requests. There was always water, coffee, tea and snacks available.
I have grown not only physically but also psychologically. All aspects of Yoga, not only the asanas, have been taught and internalized. Daily meditation, body practice, philosophy and history have helped me to understand many things.
From the beginning the focus was on becoming a teacher, what I really liked! Guys, it's not a retreat, you will learn how to become a teacher and you have to invest your time. We were allowed to teach from day one. After my TTC I felt 100% ready to step into the world and teach Yoga. I have found my passion and would definitely recommend Om&Flow Yoga to others! My TTC has changed my life!
from Switzerland, January 2020
The location right at the beach was beautiful. This was my first yoga retreat and I had a great time.Marta was an amazing teacher. Everything was very well organized. The programm was very diverse and left some room for our preferences. All in all an inspiring experience and great group dynamic. I would highly recommend to do a yoga retreat with Marta!
from Spain, February 2021
Ha sido excelente. Los profesores son profesionales y la calidad humana es maravillosa. Yo estoy muy contenta y satisfecha. Lo recomiendo.