200 hr Level I Training – Enchanted Mountain, Brasil
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Course
With David Lurey, Mirjam Wagner and Staff
March 1 – 28, 2015
Enchanted Mountain Yoga Center Garopaba, Brasil
This month long intensive course is designed to build a solid foundation in the practice of Vinyasa Yoga. Daily asana practices explore various aspects of Vinyasa with a wide range of sequences and focuses. The 2015 course will be the 7th year in a row for this training with a maximum of 40 international students with a variety of yogic experiences.
With anatomy and physiology of asanas study, we will deepen the awareness of the body, mind, spirit connection in preparation for you to take your practice to the world as a great Yoga teacher. The program focuses on developing your personal practice as the best way to to inform your teaching as well providing the skills to lead group classes. With practice teaching, group feedback and reinforcing guidance, we help you to discover and fine tune your teaching voice.
In addition to the Asana practice, this training is a transformational experience that includes group dynamic work, personal coaching and interactive games and exercises to open you to new areas of awareness and integration ofYogic principles into daily life. This course is specifically designed to bring forth the highest qualities in students and to reveal the hidden places that often hold us back from our deepest potential.
Participants in the course are expected and encouraged to participate fully in all activities. It is important to realize that there is very little personal time during this training and the schedule and intensity is very different from a Yoga Retreat.Be prepared to participate fully for all four weeks.
Topics will include
Anatomy – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sequencing Postures – Adjustments
Mantra / Bhakti Yoga – Pranayama – Kriyas
Acro-Yoga – Business of Yoga – Teaching Voice
Class Structure – Yoga and Ecology – Sanskrit
Community building – 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
Practice teaching – Ethics for Yoga Teachers – Chakras / Energy Bodies
Enchanted Mountain in Santa Catarina is a beautiful and complete retreat center with fully equipped yoga studios, comfortable and cozy living arrangements and a full kitchen staff to serve our vegetarian meals.
To get to Garopaba, it is best to fly to FLORIANOPOLIS, BRASIL (airport code – FLN).We will help arrange ground transportation at an additional cost from the airport to the retreat center.
At Enchanted Mountain Center, you will discover the magic of this unique meeting of mountain, forest, lakes and sea while you reconnect with the inner enchantment of peace and harmony within your being. The Center is located in the heart of the temperate rainforest on a site of over 50 acres with views of lakes, mountains, white sand dunes, and the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The Center has a feeling of peace and tranquility while at the same time, you’re only 20 minutes from the beach and 30 minutes from the village of Garopaba. The center is privately located at the end of a valley and is not walking distance from the village of Garopaba. Students who wish to leave the retreat during the breaks / meal times can hire a taxi to get to town (approx R$35 each way).
The Yoga spaces are open and beautiful with premiere quality recycled hardwood floors which provide the perfect atmosphere for Yoga, meditation, or other activities.
The housing units for two to four people are spacious and comfortable, each with a private bath and decorated with Brazilian handicrafts. Each unit has ocean or mountain views and is surrounded with unique trees and vegetation of the temperate rainforest. The property has a natural pool fed by a spring of crystal water.
Keeping in mind that healthy natural cuisine is a foundation of well-being, Enchanted Mountain offers an excellent variety of vegetarian dishes lovingly prepared in a home-style kitchen. Most of the vegetable and salads are organically grown in our local area and breakfast is highlighted with a buffet of fresh tropical Brazilian fruits. The dining room offers both indoor and open air dining. The food we will enjoy for this month is very different from what you will be used to eating. Be prepared for simple cuisine prepared with love and not a lot of spices or extravagant flavors. The wholesome diet is part of a cleansing that happens these weeks. We are able to accommodate Vegan and Gluten Free diets. In past years, students have chosen to visit the town during free time for ‘other food’ to supplement the vegetarian meals provided.
All prices calculated in euro (€)
Paid in full BEFORE OCT 17 = €2750
Paid in full BEFORE DEC 17 = € 2950
Payments made AFTER Dec 17 = €3100
** These are prices for DBL ROOMS.
**There are 4 SINGLE rooms which cost an additional €300 more.
**There are 4 TRIPLE ROOMS which cost €250 less.
.:. with your application and payment information.
.:. (48) 8403-5670
* Descontos especiais para brasileiros.
The above prices include
* Cost of the Yoga Training.
* Shared accommodations in a double room.
* 3 meals per day.
* Transportation to / from Garopaba, Brasil.
* Additional food and beverage outside of the meal plan.
* Required reading books (see below!).
Sample daily agenda
7:15 – 9:30 Asana Practice
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
10:45 – 1:00 Session I (Theory, practicum, lecture, etc...)
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00– 4:30 Siesta / Free Time
4:30 – 6:30 Session II
6:30 – 8:00 Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 Wisdom Circle / Journal Writing
* The classes are Sunday – Friday with Saturday as the day off.
David Lurey was introduced to yoga in 1996 and since then has developed into a talented, focused and caring teacher. Studying different aspects of yoga with various experienced teachers all over the world has deeply prepared David to help you embrace all aspects of your practice.Radiating enthusiasm and love, David teaches Vinyasa Yoga for a connection to the self, AcroYoga for connecting to other humans and Green Yoga as a way to connect more deeply with the planet and cosmos. Motivating music is an important part of this yoga progression.David takes students through opening and often challenging postures while encouraging the magical power of breath and mental stillness to cultivate the true loving nature of the heart. His classes invoke the natural elements in yoga practice to balance active lifestyles with self-reflection and meditation.His recent studies with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane as well as certifications from GreenPath Yoga Studio, David Swenson, and Its Yoga provide a well rounded background in postures, alignment, adjustments, philosophy and history making each class a unique experience.David is the primary teacher for this program and will lead roughly 145 hours.
Mirjam Wagner is a certified PILATES and YOGA teacher with many years of various massage and healing arts practice. Swiss born Mirjam has found her total passion in the study and application of OSTEOPATHY. Her complete and profound knowledge of the human body, as well as enthusiasm and sincere interest in human well being, give her access to healing modalities that treat the true origin of most types of physical pain.Today, Mirjam lives and works on Mallorca, Spain. She also teaches anatomy classes in different countries around the world for a variety of programs from Yoga teacher training to body/mind conferences. She is driven by a strong curiosity that feeds her purpose to investigate a deeper understanding of nature and the miracle of the human body.For more information and to contact Mirjam, please visit:
Two books are required reading before the training
- Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- Key Muscles of Yoga (Vol. 1) by Ray Long
Suggested reading (not required, but very helpful)
- Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
- Yogi’s Roadmap by Bhavani MakiHow
- Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
- Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albloom
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Florianopolis Hotel Ideas (for arriving early or staying later)
We can not be travel agents to everyone but will do our best to point you in the right direction to arrange for places to stay in Florianopolis if you arrive before Sunday March 1.
For those that wish to look on their own, I suggest searching for something in Lagoa de Conceicao where these listed hotels are… if you will be there a few days.
These are some accommodation suggestions...
Luna Lagoa Pousada (Very close to restaurants, shopping and easy bus to beaches)
Pousada Flor da Ilha (Very close to restaurants, shopping and easy bus to beaches)
Pousada da Lagoa (Very close to restaurants, shopping and easy bus to beaches)
Lagoa Hostel Floripa (Very close to restaurants, shopping and easy bus to beaches)
Hotel Hola Floripa (Very close to restaurants, shopping and easy bus to beaches)
Tucano House Backpacker Hostel (A hostal con carino! Close to everything)
The View Hostel (Not so close to anything except the beach! An easy cab ride to local social area. Shared Rooms and mostly young travelers)
Backpackers Sunset Hostel (Not so close to anything except the beach! An easy cab ride to local social area. Shared Rooms and mostly young travelers)
Pousada Das Rendeiras (On the Lagoon. Just in the middle between the beach & village. Simple and easy)
Samuka Hotel (A 20 min. walk along the Lagoon to the Lagoa… Close to Praia Mole)
Cabanas da Gringa (for the budget traveler!)
Pousada Colinas da Lagoa
Quinta das Videiras (for the sophisticated traveler!)
Travel Agent Support (speaks english)
For flights to/from Brazil and Europe: Tanya at Prima Klima:
Yoga in Florianopolis
Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style: SAMATVA w/ Ana Claudia
Hatha: Arunachala w/ Marcio
Finally… we take our program very seriously and hope that your interest and participation is serious as well… this interesting article may help you in deciding if all of us are ready for you to join us: