Croatia Yoga Teacher Training
Qi-Yo multi-yoga offers a retreat program that immerses participants in the different types of yoga heritage and esoteric traditions from around the world. This is a light filled and inspirational opportunity for aspiring teachers and students of yoga. The Qi-Yo multi system approach unites the best of the yoga traditions from the east and the west. Providing an in-depth study of the yoga within the context of the global esoteric heritage, helping students understand the role of spirituality in a constantly fluctuating world.
Our mission is to provide yoga teachers with the foundation to teach from the heart, with precision, compassion and honesty, while honoring your own personal voice and style. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise you awareness and experience your light. Classes will be taught by Swami Agung, Qi-Yo certified advanced training teachers. Special classes will also be offered in Ayurveda and anatomy.
Photos from 2016 Croatia program
Qi-Yo 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program
Qi-Yo offers a mental and physical approach that aims to instill a life-improving practice to unify the basic traditions of human knowledge, for the benefit of the practitioners and of all mankind.
This system helps people find a connection to the global esoteric heritage from ancient times to present day, Chinese and Indian yogic systems, as well as a synthesis of other methods to help you elevate your consciousness. This program is not suitable for absolute beginners. A basic knowledge on yoga asana in required.
Certification and credits
Upon successful completion of the course students receive the certificate of the International Multiversal Yoga Society, entitled teacher of yoga. This training is registered by and fulfills the requirements for the International Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification, for which graduates of the program are invited to register. Course graduates can earn university credits toward graduate degrees from I AM Education Open Multiversity.
Throughout the wonderful journey of Qi-Yo yoga retreat, you will have daily Qi-Yo yoga and qi-gong classes. Qi-Yo multi-yoga is the first system to unite qi-gong, Tai, and Balinese practices with traditional vedantic .The system came to life in the early 1990s and in January 2013, after years of perfecting it, it received acknowledgement of being the first system of its kind. The Yoga Federation, Assist World Records Foundation, and the city Mayor came together in Pondicherry, India to give it a public recognition. Qi-Yo multi-yoga is also the first system that offers Theosophical philosophy in a wide spectrum of different world yoga sources, spiritual practices, holistic methods, and esoteric teachings.
With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy”. Typically, a qi-gong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qi-gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical perspective, qi-gong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one’s “true nature”.
I. Qi-gong, the Chinese, and Indonesian traditions of yoga
- Philosophy, techniques, and practice of qi-gong in China
- Balinese traditions, shamanic rituals, and tribal customs in the Indonesian qi-gong heritage
- Techniques for psycho-physical defense
- Cultivating Chi energy. In traditional Chinese culture, qì (also chi or ch’i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “life energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. Qi is the central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts. The literal translation of “qi” is “breath”, “air”, or “gas”. Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, prana and cit in Hindu religion, mana in Hawaiian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, ruah in Hebrew culture, and vital energy in western philosophy.
- Drawing parallels between qi-gong and Vedanta.
II. Ancient Indian yoga and the Vedas
- The yogic tradition and the 8th limb approach of realization.
- The eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga are: Yama – code of conduct, self-restraint; Niyama – religious observances, commitments to practice, such as study and devotion; Āsana – integration of mind and body through physical activity; pranayama – regulation of breath leading to integration of mind and body; pratyahara – abstraction of the senses, withdrawal of the senses of perception from their objects; dharana – concentration, one-pointedness of mind; dhyana – meditation (quiet activity that leads to Samadhi); Samadhi – the quiet state of blissful awareness, super conscious state. Attained when yogi constantly sees Parramatta in his (jivaatma) heart.
- Yoga types: Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Vidya, Bhakti, Kriya, Laya, nada, Marga, Kundalini, etc
III. Contemporary yoga styles
IV. Practical training, consisting of asanas, pranayama, chanting, kriyas, meditation, mantras, and other techniques.
V. Practical training in the Qi-Yo Multi Yoga System
- The qi-gong and asana sequence, Qi-Yo mantras, Qi-Yo healing and energy defense techniques, and vibrational therapy
VI. Universal vibrational healing: learning to work with Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments
VII. Teaching methodology
- Pedagogical principles
- Designing group or private classes
- Observation, assisting/correcting, instruction
- The qualities of a teacher, the student’s learning process
- The business aspects of teaching yoga
VIII. Anatomy & physiology
- The study and application of human anatomy & physiology in yoga practice
IX. World esoteric heritage
- Introduction to theosophy. Theosophy refers to systems of esoteric philosophy concerning to, or investigation seeking direct knowledge of, presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning to the nature of divinity. Theosophy is considered as a part of the broader field of esotericism, referring to hidden knowledge or wisdom that offers the individual enlightenment and salvation. The word esoteric dates back to the 2nd century CE. The theosophist seeks to understand the mysteries of the universe and the bonds that unite the universe, humanity, and the divine. The goal of theosophy is to explore the origin of divinity, humanity, and the world. From investigation of those topics theosophists try to discover a coherent description of the purpose and origin of the universe.
- Western esoteric traditions.
X. Yoga and health & nutrition
- Introduction to the yogic diet
- Indonesian, Chinese, and Hindu therapy
XII. Cities of the future
Certification and Credits
Upon successful completion of the course students receive the Certificate of the International Multiversal Yoga Society, titled Teacher of Yoga.
Of all the Croatian islands, Vis is the most mysterious – even to locals. The furthest of the main Central Dalmatian islands from the coast, Vis spent much of its recent history serving as a military base for the Yugoslav army, cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. The isolation preserved the island from development and drove much of the population to move elsewhere in search of work, leaving it underpopulated for many years.
As has happened with impoverished islands across the Mediterranean, Vis’ lack of development has become its drawcard as a tourist destination. International and local travellers alike now flock to Vis, seeking authenticity, nature, gourmet delights and peace and quiet.
Vis has its own distinct grape, vugava, a white varietal that’s been cultivated here since ancient times.
Our Past programs in Croatia:
Training Course Tuition:
- Daily Qi-Yo Multiversal Yoga training
- Digital books and course materials
- Certification by the International Yoga Alliance (upon successful completion of course)
- Level 1 Qi Gong certificate (upon successful completion of course)
- Transportation to and from Split airport*
- One month accommodations *
* For students who are paying the full tuition fee of 3500 USD/Euro
What’s not included
Oval Yoga Mat. Buy it at ovalmat.com
Anything not listed above
- Swim in the transparent, gorgeous waters of the Adriatic sea. Enjoy stunning beaches and paradise views. Take boat rides, go hiking, pick up herbs and create memorable moments
- Optional excursions will be offered to beautiful places in Croatia’s islands and the town of Split. Your weekends are free schedule so you will have plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful country!
Know before you go
Please kindly see 3 minutes video about the organization on this link: SHORT VIDEO ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Split International Airport
Split International Airport
Transfer from and to Airport (included only for international who have registered to receive accommodation)
A minimum of 7 attendees is required for the TTC to be realized. You will receive an official confirmation from firstname.lastname@example.org when enough students have enrolled.
Please do not purchase your airfare before you have received such confirmation e-mail. If you have any questions, Contact Us.
How to register:
1. Schedule an ‘interview’ (meeting) over video call with the main teachers of the program by e-mailig at:
Balance is due by July 1st.
Once deposit is submitted, participants can cancel, and are not committed to partake, but the deposit will be retained.
Accepted payment methods
Bank wire transfer
Optional Reading List:
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
Jnagna Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
The anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Manual for students, teachers and practitioners by David Coulter
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Comments on Bhagavatgita
Isis Unveiled by HPV
Mind, Its Mysteries and Control by Swami Sivananda
Integral Yoga by Sri Aurobindo
Agni Yoga by Roerich
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
These books are available for purchase at our online bookstore.
casual comfortable clothes, OVAL yoga mat, meditation cushion, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, clothing for warm days and cool mornings/evenings, rain gear, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, water bottle, sunscreen, beach towel and bathing suit.
Plan Your Stay:
Please plan to arrive at least one day prior to the beginning of the course and depart at least one day after its completion.