The Yogawege Intensive in Slovenia is a yoga teacher training designed to immerse youself in the practices and philosophy of Yoga. Starting on the 5th of May 2018, it consists of two modules.
The Yogawege Immersion is a 100hrs training course designed to refine and deepen your yoga practice.
Dates: 5th-19th of May 2018
Location: Portoroz, Slovenia
This 100hrs course is suitable for practitioners of yoga who want to deepen their yoga practice, for those who are considering becoming Yoga teachers and for Yoga teachers who would like to enhance their teaching skills. Our aim is to give our students the necessary tools to practice safely, responsibly and in a way that is genuine, empowering, inspiring and true to the tradition of Yoga.
This Immersion can be combined with our 100hrs Teacher Training Module, running in September 2018. This adds up to a 200hrs Teacher Training Course fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance® (US), which is globally recognized and sets curriculum standards. All of the modules will be taught in English.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you would like to register and we will forward you the registration, recommendation and payment forms.
The primary areas of focus are Techniques and Practice of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy and Ethics allowing you to:
- Deepen your asana, meditation and pranayama practice and explore their powerful effects
- Refine your understanding of anatomy and physiology, so that you can practice safely and responsibly
- Understand the principles of optimal alignment through which any pose can become easily accessible
- Explore fun modifications of poses
- Discover the history and philosophy of the Yoga tradition
- Learn skilful and effective sequencing to establish your own practice
Be aware that this is an intensive course. You’ll find you will absorb much of the subject matter during the course and also over time as you practice what you have learned. Yoga cannot be learned in the course of a few weeks and you will never reach a point where you have perfected learning it – rather, it all is a process of refinement. These intense days constitute your starting point on your Yoga journey. This is where it all begins!
Course Detail - Content and Structure
The Skeletal System
The Muscular System
The Respiratory System
The Nervous System
Biomechanics lower/ upper body
Therapeutic application of asana
Injury prevention/ Contraindications
Bring focus and devotion to your asana practice
Develop self practice through deep listening
7 different sun salutations
Explore the fundamental groups of Asanas (standing poses, forward bends, back bends, twists, inversions, neutral poses, restorative poses, hip openers, arm balances) under consideration of elements of spiraldynamic®
A typical Training Day in Slovenia:
7:00am– 9:00am: Asana and Pranayama practice-
The morning classes aim to deepen and refine your own practice
9:00am– 10:30am: Breakfast
10:30am– 1:30pm: Contemplation and Analysis of our morning class
Diving deeper into Yoga philosophy and the different Yoga paths
1:30pm– 4:00pm: Lunch break
Contemplation, journaling and assignments
4:00pm– 7:00pm: Analysing individual Asanas, Pranayamas,
Concentration and meditation techniques
9.00pm-10.00pm: Evening meditation (twice a week)
Fees (in Euros):
Choosing a suitable training course for you requires consideration, so we have included most of your costs in the following packages. Please note that there is a non- refundable deposit due at registration for all packages. Below is a summary of what is included:
Summer Special €2,000 (valid through 31st of August 2017)
(€450 non-refundable deposit, €775 due 31/01/2018; €775 due 31/03/2018)
Super Early Bird: €2,250 (valid through 31st of October 2017)
(€450 non-refundable deposit, €900 due 31/01/2018; €900 due 31/03/2018;)
Early Bird €2,350 (valid through 6th of January 2018)
(€450 non-refundable deposit, €950 due 31/01/2018; €950 due 31/03/2018)
Regular €2,450 (valid from 7th of January 2018)
(€450 non-refundable deposit, €1,000 due 31/01/2018; €1,000 due 31/03/2018)
· Fees for Yogawege Immersion
· Accommodation in a twin bed room in a 4*Hotel of the Life Class Resorts in Portoroz for 14 nights incl. Breakfast and Dinner. Single rooms are available on request.
· Travelling arrangements to Slovenia
· Purchase of recommended course books
· Bus from Ljubljana airport to Portoroz (This will be arranged by us. If you have your own transportation, please let us know)
The Teacher Training Module explores the art of teaching and aims at assisting you in becoming an empowering and inspiring yoga teacher.
What else is there to know about the course?
What to expect from the Yoga Immersion
A profound personal development and thorough insight into the many aspects and paths of Yoga. Yoga has so much more to offer than just the physical exercise and breathing techniques. Meditation, cleansing exercises, principles of the different philosophical schools are some of the areas we will explore to support your growth as a yoga practitioner.
Our Yoga Immersion starts by examining the most tangible part of oneself: the physical body and the breath. Our emphasis is on teaching you to develop an awareness of these essential elements to strengthen the physical body and the connection to the power of the breath.
Over the duration of the course, we will gradually progress from a practical and theoretical foundation towards perceiving a new kind of freedom in your own body, extending your limits and exploring the many-faceted aspects of Yoga.
You will be able to deepen your own practice, go through a process of personal transformation, discover and honor your own needs and learn to adjust your practice accordingly.
Feedback from Yogawege Graduates:
Dear Christine, thank you with all my heart for this amazing time! It was brilliant! Everything was just great! You, Yoga, the classes, fun and laughter, challenges, limits, pain, success, happiness,…forever unforgettable! (Nina)
Really, it was just too great to find the right words…and I am serious. Ever since the intensive teacher training, I have become a whole new person, it has helped me immensely to let go of old difficulties. You were amazing!!! (Maria)
I very much enjoyed the intensive teacher training among all these wonderful people and in a beautiful atmosphere. The whole time has brought me so far on a personal level. Those two weeks were rewarding, exhausting, fun and motivating, all at the same time. It is truly great that this opportunity of receiving this kind of Yoga teacher training exists. (Gina)
In a time of professional change, the intensive training has helped me to focus on my goals and walk on my own path. During these two weeks, I have become even more aware of what is important to me and ever since, it has become much easier for me to notice the important things and focus on them. (Regina)
Intense and demanding days indeed, but so very rewarding and organised with such great touch and so varied and exciting – and all of that in the midst of these wonderful surroundings. Yoga practice and meditation outside in nature is truly what makes a Yogi’s heart beat faster. Christine. provides enough structure to find your way around the training and get an overview, but also enough freedom to find your own personal way and try new things (for yourself) … (Andrea)
Who is behind the training?
Antonia Pantazatou came to yoga from a background in classical ballet and contemporary dance, and holds a BA in Dance and a MA in Dance Performance. This intensive study of movement naturally led her to the nurturing, healing and empowering benefits of yoga. She is passionate about constantly refining her understanding and application of the teachings of Yoga, both as a student and teacher. Her classes emphasize optimal alignment and attitude, through which students cultivate great freedom and strength, openness and steadiness, playfulness and mindfulness. Antonia’s intention is to serve her students and support them create a true transformation in their body, mind and heart.
Antonia has attended several teacher trainings, and is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200/ RYT 500). Throughout her trainings she has been fascinated by the philosophy of Yoga and the principles of optimal alignment. She is an Anusara Inspired teacher, and has completed several teacher trainings with Bridget Woods Kramer and Sianna Sherman. Antonia’s dedication has led her to study and to explore many elements of the tradition of Yoga, including asana, philosophy, mythology, meditation, mudra and mantra. Through the combination of these elements we can access all parts of ourselves and live more fully from a place of wholeness, integrity and authenticity.
Christine Stiessel’s passion for Yoga first stirred while she completed a student internship for her business management studies in Hamburg. It t Christine Stiessel’s passion for Yoga first stirred while she completed a student internship for her business management studies in Hamburg. It took only one Yoga class for her to know that Yoga was what she had always wanted to do. Just one year later, she got on a plane to India and completed her first training. In 2010, after a number of years working as a teaching assistant and teacher for the Austria Yoga Academy, Christine returned to Vienna, where she had started her studies. Ever since 2011, she has been founder and head of her own Yoga school “yogawege” (Yoga paths) that offers classes and trainings for all age groups in Austria.
Christine is E-RYT 500 certified and has completed trainings and workshops at Satyanda Yoga, Purna Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga (Immersion) and Rasa Yoga. Furthermore, she is a certified level intermediate Spiraldynamik® specialist, hormone Yoga teacher according to Dinah Rodrigues, Kids Yoga teacher and Anusara Elements teacher. Christine would like to show her students how a life-affirming approach towards Yoga and spirituality can enhance and enrich our lives.