200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Bulgaria

Escape to a lovely rustic village in the heart of Bulgaria and discover the depths of your practice and the potential of your teaching. Our Yoga Alliance approved Bulgaria-based program offers an intensive experience only hours away from most major European hubs.

Program Description

For some of us teaching is a calling, a drive to share what we love and what we have to give. It is a form of devotion to our families, students, and communities. For others, the opportunity to dive into our practice is to experience joy and the discovery of self – also something we offer to others.

Our program combines creative and intelligently sequenced yoga classes, hands-on workshops, small group adjustment and practicum sessions and practical anatomy and philosophy to support you in deepening your personal practice and discovering your own voice and unique contribution to the yoga world and community.

Yoga morning session in our yoga center in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

What’s Included

  • 28 nights of accommodation.
  • Light breakfast and lunch. Teas and fruit throughout the day. Dinner on your own.
  • Access to sauna, relaxation areas.
  • Comprehensive manuals.
  • Free Wi-Fi

Program Details

Upon successful completion of this training course you will be equipped with:

  • The ability to sequence and teach a dynamic, vinyasa style asana class to a variety of levels
  • The ability to sequence and teach a gentle, restorative style asana class
  • The interpersonal skills needed for successful teaching practices
  • Your own personalised asana practice
  • Your own personalised seated practice
  • An understanding of yoga anatomy, both subtle and contemporary
  • An understanding of the greater context of Yoga including its textual basis and modern interpretations
  • A personal and experiential understanding of yoga philosophy
  • Business of Yoga skills
  • A 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate that is internationally recognised

Our program meets and exceeds all yoga alliance requirements. Your 200 hour program features the following

  • Comprehensive asana instruction in dynamic and yin forms
  • Daily pose clinics and workshops
  • Practical yoga anatomy curriculum
  • Practical yoga philosophy curriculum
  • Dynamic and very hands on teaching curriculum – you will practice teaching both yin and yang forms
  • Extensive practicum experiences including on line and in person experiences
  • Basic Sanskrit
  • Ethics of teaching and scope of practice
  • Yoga for self care and self healing
  • The yoga lifestyle
  • All instruction in English so you must be able to speak and read English at conversational level
  • You must be able to participate in a group learning experience and be willing to accept and provide feedback in an objective and constructive way.
  • Some yoga experience but you do not have to be advanced

Dates

MonthCheck InTraining Dates Check out
AugustAugust 8August 9 – September 4September 5

Pricing

  • Starts at $2,500, and depends on the type of accommodation (see the table below).
  • We are offering you a limited early bird discount of $300 if you pay the deposit least six weeks in advance.
  • A deposit of $650 will reserve your spot.
Type of AccommodationPrice
No accommodation$2,250
Twin or small room$2,750
Private standard room$3,000
Private large room$3,250

Accommodation Types

We have a limited number of small private rooms on site or within walking distance of the studio. All well appointed with shared bathrooms.

Our private standard rooms are in lovely Bulgarian cottages either on site or within walking distance of the studio.

Our large rooms on-site or within walking distance of the studio are in lovely Bulgarian cottages with access to shared kitchens. Self-contained apartments are also available a ten-minute drive away. A car is recommended for this option.

In addition to the accommodation, we have on-site or in nearby cottages we can recommend historic hotels in Veliko Tarnovo, just a 15 minute drive away. If you choose to use a hotel we can recommend drivers or help with car or bicycle rental.

Schedule

TimeActivity
7 – 9:00 amPractice
9 – 10:00 amBreakfast & Break
10:00 – 12.30 pmTheory – Yoga Anatomy and Practical Yoga Philosophy
12.30 – 1.30 pmLunch
1.30 – 4.30 pmPose Clinics, Yoga Teaching Theory and Techniques and Practicum
4:45 – 6:00 pmMeditation, Pranayama, Yin, Restorative, Somatic Practices and Slow Flow Yoga
6:00 pmDinner on your own

We are a Yoga Alliance accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS)

Useful Information

Flights can be taken to Sofia, Bulgaria or Bucharest, Rumania. Both are about a two and a half hour drive away from our center.

Bucharest in Rumania can be used as an alternative airport to Sofia, the distance is the same. However, transfer through Romania to Bulgaria is a little more problematic and car rental has additional insurance costs as you cross borders.

Car Rental

There are several car hire companies available at the Sofia Airport. Due to the poor road conditions we strongly advise you take out the full extra cover at around €8 per/day.

Airport transfer by car

Airport transfer can be arranged directly to place of accommodation. The cost is about 150 Lv

Bus

The coach service is effective and comfortable and busses to Varna via Veliko Tarnovo run hourly. We recommend a taxi to the bus station from the airport for about 10 Euros. The bus will be about 22Lev.

For most people a Schengen visa is available on arrival at the airport. If you are not eligible for this visa please contact us and we can provide the necessary paper work to help facilitate a visa.

Any deposit paid will be fully refundable if Covid 19 restrictions causes a change in plans.

Please see this website for vacination recommendations when visiting Bulgaria – https://www.passporthealthusa.com/destination-advice/bulgaria/

Cash in the form of Bulgarian Lev is the most convenient form of currency in Bulgaria.

ATMs are easily accessible in most areas, and allow you to withdraw money with a Visa enabled debit or credit card.

Bulgaria is a phenomenally beautiful country rich in history and historical sites, beautiful countryside, and amazing food. We recommend the following.

Stay a night in Sofia on the way to the retreat and go on the free walking tour to visit Thracian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Communist history all in one place.

Make the most of Veliko Tarnovo. Our center is just outside of this historic 13 century capital which is filled with historic sights, summer music festivals and amazing restaurants.

Around our village there are many sights and natural attractions including:

Kapinova monstry and waterfall: Features an 11th century monastery, a beautiful waterfall for swimming and sunning in your time off and great resturants. 20 mins by car from our center.

Paragliding: Let us put you in touch with our trusted paragliding instructors and go for a tandam ride on your day off. A very affordable place to try this.

Walking: Anywhere and everywhere. Around the village for a taste of rustic village life or through fields and fields of sunflowers.

Camping in Veliko Tarnovo: You can camp here or just enjoy their swimming pool and lovely restaurant with its breath taking views.

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Testimonials

Quotation Marks

When I moved to Qatar I was looking for a reputable place for yoga, Yama yoga was the perfect place, it exceeded my expectations, all the teachers are excellent, Valerie, the founder is a great knowledgable teacher, I was totally transformed, the yoga retreat in Bulgaria was the icing on the cake!.

— Zainab, Bulgarian Retreat

Quotation Marks

This place is SO much more than a yoga studio: It’s an international community of people who help each other grow stronger physically, spiritually and mentally.
Thank you Valerie for creating a safe space that became a home away from home

— Yosra, 200 and 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training

Quotation Marks

Yama Yoga is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. The teachers are characterised by professionalism and the ability to present the material in an interesting and accessible way. I highly recommend yogis in Thailand and Bulgaria to visit Yama Yoga in person.

— Nadia, 200 and 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training

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