Croatia Yoga Teacher Training
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Croatia Yoga Teacher Training
Welcome to historic Croatia and your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Croatia Yoga Teacher Training is held on the beautiful island of HVAR, at the quaint Suncokret Body & Soul Yoga Centre!
Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
Croatia Yoga Teacher Training | Program Guide
The following is your guide to the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Location | Suncokret on the Island of Hvar
Our Croatia Yoga Training takes place at the amazing Suncokret (Sunflower) Centre!
Suncokret is situated in a secluded section St. Ana of Dol, a pristine, 12th Century hamlet discretely nestled into the brush & pine forest, which rises above the island’s oldest settlement, Stari Grad.
St. Ana is often compared to Provence and Tuscany, with its sprawling vineyards, noble olive groves, fragrant lavender plantations, fertile fields, and charming stone cottages.
Located only minutes away from the island’s major attractions, yet peacefully tucked away from bustling tourist towns, Suncokret provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to an extraordinary organic haven.
This is a beautiful, unique, holistic yoga and healing space. It offers an environment for individuals on a journey of personal transformation. Suncokret provides more than just a yoga experience – they offer an open door into an authentic holistic lifestyle that will restore your sense of well being with yourself and the world around you… join us!
Suncokret (and Croatia) is an ideal location to get back to bascis, learn to breathe and to live and learn your yoga.
Your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.
Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.
Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!
“On Day 1 of the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”
Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure that your flight arrives in Split no later than 1:15pm, so you are able to catch the 2:30pm ferry to Hvar on Day 1 of the program. Transport from the airport to the ferry is approximately 30 minutes, so please ensure you have ample time. Students often opt to arrive a night earlier, or take an overnight flight to ensure they are in Croatia with ample time to spare Yoga Teacher Training.
Many students opt to arrive a night earlier.
Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy
The Program Fees listed below are the total fees you will be committing to, should you join us for the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training.
$125 Canadian Dollars
$4,400 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation with shared bath, meals, program tuition, all course materials, certificate & documentation administration for graduation
There is the option of SINGLE OCCUPANCY for 3 rooms ~ for those who wish to book these, there is an additional fee of $850. Once those are accounted for only double occupancy option remain. Please email us to confirm the Single Occupancy Option is still available, if this is of interest to you.
$1,800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email
$2,600 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of program (processed to credit card on file)
* airfare is not included in Fees
* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax
* all Fees are listed & payable in Canadian Dollars Convert Your Currency
Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours. We don’t believe in “fine print”!
“What will the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training cost?”
The additional expense you will incur will be for Airfare. If you are arriving by another means of transport (example: driving), you will also incur the expense related to that. As students are coming from all over the globe, the costs for these will be relative to where you are coming from.
“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”
This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training.
“Why do you request a Deposit for the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training?”
The Deposit requested is a payment that is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once the Deposit is received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program.
Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements
Our Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training. It is important that each prospective student review the details.
For the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training, course materials will be delivered to you (via courier) before the program begins.
Number of Students Per Session
Your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 9 Students!
It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.
Your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.
View the Unique Benefits of our programming.
Meet Your Teachers
Your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!
Review the most Common Questions we receive about our Croatia Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.
Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.
Laundry is not available ~ please ensure you consider this when packing.
YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.
No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.
It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.
The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List. Please Review.
The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.
At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.
We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.
We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.
We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival. Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly.
Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.
The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.
When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.
All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.
We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.
Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.
Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.
During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use. There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along. When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!
We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.
Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.
No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!
We are a Canadian Company and as such are governed by the tax laws of Canada. Regardless of where the program is, we are required, by law, to charge the Goods & Services Tax as this program is considered a service.
Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.
Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.
Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.
Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.
All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.
If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.
Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.
When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes. Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.
If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!
Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.
The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.
We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.
Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas. If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.
NOTE: Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities. Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.
All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!
Getting to Hvar is not complicated. Students fly into Split Airport. they then make their way to the Split Port ~ via bus or Taxi (approximately 25 minutes). They then board a ferry to Stari Grad, Hvar. The ferry takes approximately 2 hours to cross over to Hvar. At that point, the Suncokret staff will meet all students at 4:30pm on Day 1 of Program, for transport to the Centre.
Included in your program fees is the land shuttle from the Stari Gard (“Old Town”) Hvar ferry port to Suncokret. This is the meeting point after the ferry has docked.
View the Suncokret Travel Page for further information if you are arriving via another mode of transport or another airport.
Once we are within 8 weeks of the program we will ask you to confirm all your flight details.
When considering flight options, please ensure your flight does not arrive later than 1:15pm on Day 1 of Program. Your departing flight should be scheduled for after 2:00pm on Departure Day.
Please DO NOT book flights for your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.
Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Apply On-Line
STEP 2: Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)
STEP 3: Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance
Ready to Apply? Apply for Your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training
Croatia Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items
What To Bring
When you travel for your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! You don’t need much to enjoy your stay.
Croatia Packing List
* laundry machines are NOT available on-site
* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)
* yoga mat
* bug spray & after-bite solution
* power adapter as needed
* good walking shoes | sandals
* beach towel
* small, thin blanket for meditation
* sleeping eye patch
* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)
* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)
* sunscreen & sun hat
* alarm clock
* copy of travel insurance
* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)
* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement
* long sleeve shirts for evenings | short sleeve for day-time
* long & short pants * money (Euros & Croatian Kuna) | ATM is NOT easily accessible
* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)
* travel first aid kit
* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings
* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)
* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time
* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)
* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)
* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)
Tipping | Gratuity
Tipping or Gratuities are not expected from Students attending a program at Suncokret. Croatian culture is not one that is associated with tipping. If you wish to provide”gift” to the Centre upon your departure (perhaps in conjunction with your peers), it is at you discretion, but in no way required.
The Awe of Croatia
This is a story about a land of a thousand islands, her magical nature and rich heritage, her great heroes whose deeds have forever etched the name of Croatia in large letters on the map of the world.
This is a story about a land whose beauties have been celebrated since ancient times. Croatia has always been a place of true inspiration.
Come & Find Inspiration during your Croatia Yoga Teacher Training!
How Can We Help?
Still Have Questions about the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training? Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training. We are available 7 days a week, so please connect with us and let us know how we can help!
We want to ensure that the Croatia Yoga Teacher Training program is truly the program that reflects what you are seeking!