Come and join this yoga teacher training 300-hours with Doug Swenson and a guest teacher Lea Loncar. This TT300 is an evolution of Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Yin yoga, Power yoga and Restorative yoga enabling simplicity with ease in learning and practice. Doug and Lea are well established in their own respective yoga styles, through decades of their research, practice, and teachings. Students will enjoy a unique holistic approach understanding the value of different yoga styles and how to balance hard, more challenging, and soft, less challenging techniques with an aim to support individual practitioner’s needs.
Of all the Croatian islands, you have surely not heard of this one- Iz island. It is a local, hidden, self-effacing beauty, 45min boat ride from the magical city of Zadar, in the central Dalmatia. Known mostly to sailors and nature lovers, Iz is one of many remote islands of Adriatic Sea, at the door of a national park Kornati.
This teacher training retreat will take place on Iz island, on the coast of Adriatic sea.
Enjoy coming back in time, in serene surroundings, and experience the true joy of living remotely on the unspoiled island of Iz. The hotel where we will stay is clean and monk-like simple, with spacious rooms facing the sea. The hotel has a beautiful outdoor yoga shala and two indoor shalas.
It is the only 100% vegetarian/vegan hotel in Croatia, dedicated to hosting yoga guests, retreats, and teacher training. With its relaxing scent of pine trees, and a laidback atmosphere, as well as crystal clear waters, your process of learning will be well supported. Iz is like a sanctuary, safe, innocent and tranquil, ideal for retreat and for studying and deepening, far from overcrowded beaches and distractions.
Share room with a fellow student! Simple and clean twin room with en-suite bathroom, balcony, and lovely sea view. Have full privacy and enjoy a simple and clean double room with en-suite bathroom, balcony, and lovely sea view.
This is an extraordinary experience of immersing into the essence of yoga practices, study yoga in a non-dogmatic way and learn by example of amazing teachers who walk the talk:
Lea (E-RYT 500, M.Sc. Psychology) is a dedicated yogini, with over 25 years experience in yoga. Her background is Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Integral, Sivananda, and Therapeutic yoga, which she has studied with great teachers including Swami Satchidananda, Swami Ramananda, K.Pattabhi Jois and his family, and many others. Lea is also deeply inspired by Buddhist Vipassana meditation and is an advocate of the vegan culture. Her work and writings have inspired and motivated hundreds of people to change their lifestyle habits and improve their health. Lea is a founder of Zenit Yoga studio, Norway.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Beginning his study of yoga in 1963, Doug Swenson is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, writer, and dedicated health advocate. Over the last three decades, he has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment. Doug has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, and many others. Doug's classes are always invigorating and inspirational and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his student’s home with a smile on their face.
Although a magnet for tourists, Croatian coast retains its calmness and has a soft pace. It is truly soulful, contemplative and inspirational place to visit, nectar for many artists and sport adventurers, as well as for nature lovers and yogis. It kept the spirit of Mediterranean as it once was, a dream place for wondering souls. Croatia is just 2 hours flight away from any city in Europe.
You have included in the price daily vegan breakfasts and dinners. Your meals are locally grown, consist of delicious vegan food, and represent the true joy of living remotely on the unspoiled island of Iz.
There will be one day off where you are free to explore nearby islands or enjoy a day in Zadar town. Explore the island of Iz and its nearby islands, or take a short boat ride to nearby mainland town Zadar. Optional activities include:
Massage treatments can be booked on site with prior appointment.
Transfer not provided
Please book your flights to arrive at Zadar Airport (ZAD). Zadar is your nearest flight destination. From Zadar airport, you take the bus or a taxi to the port, to catch the boat to Veli Iz.
Boasting a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed.
Flights: There are direct flights to Zadar from a number of major European cities.
Overnight in Zadar: Check Tripadvisor and Airbnb
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