Vinyasa Yoga Training


This month long intensive course is designed to build a solid foundation in the diverse and evolving practice of Vinyasa Yoga. 

With functional anatomy, exploratory physiology and an adaptable approach to asana, 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.

Topics will include

Functional Anatomy
Functional / Natural Movement
8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
Teaching Voice / Practice Teaching
Pranayama / Meditation
Class Structure / Sequencing Postures
Yoga and Ecology
Community building
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Business of Yoga

What we'll do

Daily asana practices explore various aspects of Vinyasa with a wide range of sequences and focuses. The 2020 course will be the 12th year in a row for this training with a maximum of 35 international students with a variety of yogic experiences.
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 of Yogic 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.

The teachers

David Lurey & Mirjam Wagner

Mirjam & David share a combined passion for the Tradition of Yoga blended with a modern application of Philosophy and Anatomy. With over 25 years combined experience they lead trainings and groups through transformational experiences year round. Weaving elements of Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Bhakti & Mindfulness makes each unique class with them a journey of body, mind and spirit that balances inner and outer relationships.

Meet Mirjam Wagner

Mirjam Wagner (500 E-RYT) uses the close relationship between physical and emotional health as a primary source of inspiration in her practice and teaching. After profound studies in the highly efficient healing technique of Osteopathy and years of experience as a certified Yoga teacher, she has found an expression of the fusion of these methods in the world of Yin Yoga & Yoga Therapy.



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.

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.  See the F.A.Q. section for photos of the meals.


Level I Trainings

Further Information

7:15 – 9:30 Asana Practice
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
10:45 – 13:00 Session I (Theory, practicum, lecture, etc)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00– 16:30 Siesta / Free Time
16:30 – 19:00 Session II
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:15 – 21:30 Wisdom Circle / Journal Writing

The classes are from Sunday – Friday.

Saturday is the day off

Early Bird (PAID IN FULL by Sept 1 2019): €2800
Full Price: €3200

* Payment Plans Available *

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

Click here to View a sample of the book


1) Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)


2) If you arrive in Florianopolis before the training, here is a list of suggested places to stay in Lagoa de Conceição, where we recommend you stay for the best of life on the island.  Also some Yoga ideas with our friends:



3) Yes, you are good enough to take this course


4) What is the food like?  The food at Montanha Encantada is all vegetarian and made without onions or garlic.  The owners do not use those flavors as they 'disturb the meditating mind.'  YES, Gluten free & Vegan options are always available with every meal.  Have a look here at some of the buffets we will eat from breakfast fruits & breads:


Lunch and Dinner Buffets:

Daily Fresh Salads:


5) 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 🙂

Seven questions to ask yourself before you start yoga teacher training

And from the wise words of our friend Jason Crandell:
Five things to know about a Teacher Training - Jason Crandell