16. - 22. of March 2019.
Karigador, Istria, Croatia
50 hours accredited by Yoga Alliance
packages vary, read the info
“Live your dharma on and off the mat and let your inner teacher inspire you.”
Let nature be your inspiration on and off the mat. Allow yourself to tune in with the rhythm of nature during this Yoga Nature Retreat in beautiful Croatia. Let nature invite you to slow down and take time to reset your goals based on your sva dharma, your inspiration. During the days leading to the spring equinox and the full moon, we will dive into meditation, mantra and pranayama practice, connecting you with your inner flow. Daily elemental vinyasa yoga practices will support you to tap into your inspiration. Enjoy a transformative journey through the elements that will give you more clarity, focus and the power to manifest.
Living vinyasa – teaching in rhythm
Let nature be your main inspiration to teach meaningful vinyasa yoga classes!
To ‘live’ vinyasa means to feel connected with nature, from the flow of the seasons to the balanced rhythm of our
breath. ‘Teaching in rhythm’ means that you allow your inspiration to guide you and to create magical classes that
arise from your connection with the vinyasa of life.
During this teacher training module surrounded by nature Daphne will invite you to dive in and honour your own
dharma, your inspiration. Nature teaches us a lot about ourselves, about our own nature. Through connection with
nature, you will be able to define your sva dharma and, at the same time, become aware of obstacles that may arise
preventing you from living your fullest, most authentic life. Supported by the teachings of yoga, you will learn how
to transform these obstacles into inspiration as a source to create authentic and meaningful vinyasa yoga classes.
Daphne will offer tools and techniques for you to create sequences that will leave your students with a deep feeling of connection.
• Daily master practices, meditations and pranayama practice for your own inspiration and embodiment (open to
• Reference to the yoga scriptures: keeping your inspiration connected and real
• Satsangs – dharma talks
• Tools for transforming inspiration into magical vinyasa sequences
• DIY - lab: time to create, share and practice with fellow teachers
• Teaching skills: use of voice, vocabulary, playlists, mantras, mudras, pranayamas and more to create a multi-dimensional experience
• This teacher training module is a wonderful opportunity to experience a deeper embodiment and integration of the vinyasa of life.
We will be staying in two luxury homes categorized with 5 stars - Villas Nina and Anna - located within the enchanting
setting of oak forests, vineyards, fields and olive groves. The villas are located on a large property at walking
distance from the sea. They are built in the authentic Istrian style, distinguished by native stone and wood.
Although traditional in style, they have all the necessary infrastructure that meets the needs of modern living.
• Max. participants: 14 (based on sharing spacious room, double or single beds)
• Retreat + teacher training •
early bird! € 875,- • after 15/01/’19 € 950,-
• Retreat only •
early bird! € 795,- • after 15/01/’19 € 875,-
• Teacher training(50h) only •
LIMITED availability € 425,-
Prices include accommodation (6 nights), all meals (vegetarian/vegan) and water/tea all day (7 days), full yoga nature retreat program. Teacher training additional hours include teaching lab sessions. NOT included are flights, airport transfer, travel insurance, additional drinks.
to Daphne Koken, please mention YogaNatureRetreat Croatia + your name
ABN Amro NL87ABNA0415988829
Daily Retreat & Teacher Training Schedule (times may change):
• 7.30 - 8.30 Wake up/shake up, pranayama & meditation
• 8.30 Breakfast
• 9.30 - 12.30 Solar practice & writing
• 13.00 Lunch & Free time
• 14.00 - 16.30 Teacher Lab (1 lab is optional)
• 17.00 - 19.00 Lunar practice & satsang
• 19.15 Dinner
• 20.00 Meditation, mantra japa (optional)
Daphne is a yoga alliance certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher who invites her students to open up to the flow of life energy (Prana) and to embrace, live and breathe
the Vinyasa of life!
She is a 500hrs certified Prana Vinyasa Yoga™ teacher having studied for several years with her root teacher Shiva Rea in the U.S., India, and Europe. Her extensive training also includes her studies of shiatsu therapy and nutrition.
A lover of life, nature and the spirit of freedom, she is an innovative teacher, dedicated to share her teachings in a down to earth and fun way. A passionate traveller and explorer, she inspires people to live a vital and happy life, through the connection with their breath, their bodies, the beauty of nature and the elements.
Based in Amsterdam and Haarlem, she offers yoga worskhops, ritual masterclasses and vinyasa yoga teacher training programs (200 hrs and 300 hrs). Daphne loves taking people out into nature on her yoga nature retreats.
If you need more information or need help regarding flights and transfers, send us a message. We'll be glad to help!