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Poetry of Body and Mind

8 days in-person training module

A profound immersion into advanced yoga studies and practice with lead teacher Tatjana Mesar.

June 6th – 12th, 2021

Yoga Center Sadhana in Rovinj, Croatia.

Maximum 12 people in the group. See our COVID – 19 Policy.

You can apply for paid holidays for this module (Bildungsurlaub).

This in-person training module is a part of Dynamic Mindfulness Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Excellent teaching unfolds through dedicated and consistent practice. Innovation, experimentation, reflection, and introspection will enhance your understanding of Dynamic Mindfulness method.

Upon completion of this module, you will have an enriched understanding of the body and its functions, more confidence with alignment instruction and sequencing,  and critical understanding of the contemporary yoga world in all its different facets.

Early Bird Special Price: 699 Euros

*Available for the first six applicants who pay the full tuition.

Application deposit of 300 € is included in this price.

Full Tuition: 899 Euros

Application deposit of 300 € is included in this price.

Tuition is due in full two weeks prior to the training start date, unless a payment plan is arranged.

Payment Plans: available upon request

Tuition does not include accomodation and travel costs. These are to be arranged individually through our partner agency Fige Yoga.  Participants are responsible for complying with local and general COVID-19 protocols and our COVID-19 Policy.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If trainees are unable to travel to Croatia due to COVID-19 regulations or symptoms, a non-refundable application will be kept in a form of a voucher that you can use for any of our programs (valid for 1 year), and a full refund of the rest of the tuition will be issued upon presenting a valid proof.
  • Cancellations more than four weeks before the training start date receive 80% tuition refund.
  • Cancellations between two and four weeks before training start receive a 50% tuition refund.
  • In the two weeks prior to the start of training or after the program begins, no refunds are available.
  • If the training  is abandoned voluntarily, no refund can be made and the contract persists.

See Our Terms of Service for more details.

Daily sample schedule

8:00 – 8:40 8 movements of Chan + sitting meditation

9:00  breakfast

10:00 – 12:00 Movement Lab

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00/16:30 Theoretical Sessions/Mindful Assisting

18:00 dinner

20:00- 21:00 Optional community gathering ( 1st, 4th, 7th night)

Mornings until after breakfast are in silence.

One afternoon is free.

Training topics include:

Movement Lab

1. Biomechanics competence and key patterns of movement.

  • Rolling & spiraling
  • Active mobility and strength, working with body weight, and using simple props for pulling pattern
  • Human gait and cross lateral pattern
  • Crawling patterns
  • Changing levels
  • Free flow and mixing it up
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

2. Dynamic Mindfulness core sequences: EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR.

2. ‘Waves and Stillness’ Restorative Yoga Sessions

Theoretical Sessions

  • From biomechanics toward a poetry of movement
  • How to address resistance to new paradigms of movement in classes.
  • Energetic aspects of Dynamic Mindfulness
  • Mindful Assisting: To touch and to be touched
  • Consent, consistency & kindness, three pillars of mindful communication through touch.
  • The science of Empathy, Setting Boundaries
  • Offering resistance as assistance.
  • Guiding Free Flow practice, special elements and creativity
  • Dynamic Mindfulness Restorative Flow: Nervous System Regulation, General Guidelines and Basic Structure of a Session

Reading to complete before this module:

  • Jules Mitchell: The Science of Stretching, a Master Theses – read here
  • Robert Schleip, Ph.D. and Divo Gitta Müller: Training Principles for Fascial Connective Tissue – read here
  • Mark Singleton: Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
  • Tatjana Mesar: Transcending tradition and finding a contemporary yoga that fits – read here
  • Tatjana Mesar: What is Buddhist Yoga? – read here
  • Tatjana Mesae: Suchness of the Body – read here
  • Matthew Remski: WAWADIA: Six Lenses for Studying MPY – read here
  • Individually selected literature from the Advanced Reading List