This February will be YogaKula’s fifth YogaWorks training hosted in Vienna, Austria. YogaWorks has partnered with YogaKula to bring the world-renown, 5-star Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher training to the Austrian yoga scene. This year’s training will be led by senior YogaWorks trainer and internationally recognized teacher Anna Zorzou and Vienna local YogaWorks trainers Natalie Alison and Sarah Scharf.
Since 1990, YogaWorks has been a leader in yoga education, and our celebrated alumni have gone on to become some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers. The YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Training program blends yoga traditions from the east and west, integrating both into a practical and unique method that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment and skillful sequencing. Our mission is to provide each student with the necessary foundation to skillfully teach yoga with compassion, safety and integrity, while honoring his or her individual voice and style. Whether you join us to become a yoga teacher or simply to deepen your own yoga practice, the YogaWorks yoga teacher training will uniquely prepare you to leave your mark on the world.
Click here to learn more about the YogaWorks Teacher Training and what sets us apart.
February 1 – May 10, 2020
Saturday & Sunday | 8:30 – 17:30
Meets the Following Weekends
February 1-2, 15-16 & 29
March 1, 14-15 & 28-29
April 4-5, 18-19 & 25-26
Bösendorferstrasse 9, 1010 Wien
Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 15:30 – 17:30 | Click here to register!
See if this training is a fit for you. Meet the trainer, get an overview of the program curriculum, and learn the benefits of being a student at YogaWorks. The complimentary session begins with an hour-long practice taught in the YogaWorks method followed by a Q&A session.
$3,100 USD when you pay in full by October 20, 2019
$3,300 USD when you pay in full by December 15, 2019
$3,500 USD after December 15, 2020
Tuition must be paid in full by the early registration date to receive the discounted rate.
Payment Plans available off the full price plus a $50 admin fee (50% of tuition must be received two weeks before start date). Contact us for more details.
We recommend 1 year of consistent yoga practice and require a minimum of six months of a consistence yoga practice or equivalent training.
“The deeper you approach the understanding of human nature, let alone your self, the more you realize that this process is endless.”
Since I remember myself, I’ve always been an adventurous girl, full of ingenuous curiosity and energy. My desire for new experiences led me to California, where I studied with a full scholarship as a basketball at the University of the Pacific College, Stockton, leaving for a few years my birthplace, Greece. After my studies and unfortunately after having suffered numerous injuries, I started to look for something new to replace basketball, and to help my body retreat.
My first yoga lesson was at YogaWorks Main Street studio with Annie Carpenter and it was a love thunder. I immediately became an enthusiastic trainee, following one lesson after another and gaining new experiences. Soon I successfully completed the 200-hour YogaWorks teacher training. There were many more 200 hours of training, workshops, seminars and retreats, as well as an additional 300 hours of therapeutic yoga at the Kripalu Integrative Yoga Therapy Center with Joseph Le Page. Since then, my love for yoga has become stronger.
Life brought me back to Greece, close to my family and loved ones, old and new friends. As a teacher of YogaWorks I am head of the 200 and 300 hours program in Greece, Cyprus and Europe, I teach numerous retreats like “Santorini Loves Yoga” with Ilaengar Yoga Junior Intermediate III and participate in similar conferences throughout the world. Every day, I feel grateful and respectful for this beautiful journey of my life, but also enthusiasm for what’s about to come. Learn more at annazorzou.com.
Natalie is a yoga and pilates mat teacher, a tv-actress, former dancer, writer of 3 books (2 are yoga books) and screenwriter.
She holds a BA in journalism and English from the University of Vienna, Austria.
I took my first yoga class in 1999 with Amy Lafond when I attended drama school in Los Angeles. During my time on a big German tv-show I started my regular yoga practise in Munich, Germany with Petros Haffenrichter. Yoga helped me to relax, sleep better and deal better with stress.
In 2013 I started my YogaWorks training path with my wonderful mentors Heather Seiniger (bridge programm) and Carmen Fitzgibbon (300 hr training). I was also lucky to be partly mentored by Jeanne Heileman.
Spending 6 months in Los Angeles and driving around the city, taking from the best teachers every day was a life changing experience that I still draw from.
I like teaching the Iyengar precision that YogaWorks adapted and developed into a great YogaWorks language to help their students with a good and healthy alignment.Furthermore I remind my students that yoga is more that just asana by adding bits and pieces of philosophy and meditation to my classes. In the end it is all about connecting to the Universal Source and to love.
I am grateful for my mentors: John Gaydos, Heather Seiniger, Anna Zorzou and David Kim for guiding me along the Yoga Trainer Path for the 200 hour YogaWorks Teacher Training.
Sarah Scharf is a teacher, mentor, writer and performer. Her work to empower through yoga and movement more embodied and mindful lives has taken her around the world.
Flow & Restore Yoga is Sarah’s signature yoga style, blending the relaxation of Restorative Yoga with slow and alignment-focused Vinyasa Flow. This style is becoming more popular as our world becomes faster and has taken off in busy cities like London where she created it. Attention to detail and safe alignment are key elements of her teaching, as well as adapting poses for various needs and bringing heartfelt philosophy to each session.
Now based in Vienna, Sarah continues to teach abroad and locally. Her qualifications include: Forest Yoga, Esalen Yoga, Esalen Massage, Pregnancy Yoga, Relax and Renew™ Advanced Level Trainer, Yoga Alliance CE provider. She holds trainings for Restorative Yoga and the Art of Voice and performance skills to enhance communication. She enjoys mentoring new teachers and leading international retreats and workshops. Sarah is inspired by Pema Chodron and her main teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, whom she works with as a Senior Assistant.
Currently Sarah is writing her first book, on vocal presence and communication skills for yoga teachers. She holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from UCSB and an MFA in Physical Devised Theater from Naropa University. Learn more at sarahscharf.com.
Since 2008, the YogaKula Studio, in the stylish Gründerzeithaus between Musikverein and Straatsoper, has itself become a classic of the yoga scene in Vienna. Professional instruction and advice are teh top priority here. The spacious, light-flooded yoga room, overlooking the Künstlerhaus, is complemented by a second, yoga-oriented courtyard. The studio is fully equipped with yoga mats, straps, blocks and blankets. In the reception area we invite you to organic fruits and spice tea. The space included separate changing rooms, lockers and showers.
Yoga Kula offers more than 50 yoga and pilates classes per week. Our schedule incldues basic, gentle, flow, yin and restorative classes. A selected team of international and experienced teachers offers classes in German, English and Russian. Workshops and teacher trainings take placce on a regular basis. We keep our doors open 7 days a week as well as on holidays. We put our whole heart in creating a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere in the studio.
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