Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Teacher Training Course 200 hours Part 1

with Beata Darowska

15th -  28th May  2021

About the Teacher Training

Beata was appointed and blessed by John Scott to run this course on his behalf.
Being a teacher is a great privilege and responsibility.
If you feel, like her, the need to help others, this course will give you all the necessary tools to become a good teacher.

You will learn the secrets of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, both the techniques and adjustments for each asana, as well as its therapeutic nature.
Thanks to her enthusiasm and commitment, Beata will take care of this process and will make every effort to ensure that you understand and assimilate the material.
Anatomy, philosophy and pranayama classes will be an integral part of this course.

After completing the course, the student will be able to teach Ashtang Vinyasa Yoga with a deep sense of confidence and knowledge. Beata will work closely with everyone and provide plenty of individual support and tuition.
The course will be certified by John Scott with a diploma recognized by him.
For this TTC a course manual will be provided from John's original material with his permission.

Who is this TTC suitable for?

This course is suitable for students with a full Primary Series Practice (min. 2 years of practice), who would like to teach in the method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and for students with basic knowledge of the Counted Method of the Primary Series.
For people, who are already teaching, but need more information to feel more confident.
This course will be conducted in English, a reasonable level of English is required.
The TTC is limited to a maximum of 12 people.


The TTC 200 hours will be run in English in two parts.
Part 1 (100 hours) in Italy YogApulia 15/05-28/05/2021
Part 2 (100 hours) in Poland Biorezydencja

The break between the courses will give you the opportunity to assimilate all the information and apply the knowledge into the practice.
During the entire course you will find out how to safely perform and teach all positions from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, their effect and meaning.
Beata feels responsible to teach you an individual approach to each student, by performing many different adjustments for each asana, so that you will be able successfully teach both beginners and more advanced.
Beata will be the main teacher in this course.
During Part 1 Stu Girling will lead 24 hour yoga anatomy course.
The philosophy and pranayama taught by Piyush Mittal will be part of the course in Poland.

Daily Schedule (example)

6.00-8.00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice/teaching
10.00-13.00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Theory/Teaching Methodology
15.00-17.30 Ashtanga Yoga Technique/Anatomy/Philosophy/Pranayama
20.00-20.30 Meditation/Chanting

More about Beata

Many years interested in the culture of the far East, Beata began her journey into self-discovery through the practice of Aikido.
Being physically active and strong but also very intuitive, she was driven towards finding a practice that was not only challenging for the body, but also moved something from within. Along the way there was also dance as a form of expression… But it was yoga that became the stepping stone.

Beata acknowledges the importance of spiritual immersion. Mind, body and spirit being inseparable. Stepping onto the mat gave her a sense of completeness. It revealed the limitations of mind and body and at the same, encouraged to move through those limitations. As she says Ashtanga is very humbling. It requires time and patience.

Beata spent a couple of years practicing diligently, traveling the world, searching for a teacher and mentor to guide her. She was fortunate to meet teachers like: Lino Miele, Nancy Gilgoff, Prem Carlisi, Rolf Naujokat and many others on her way.

Once she found John, the connection and bond were instant. Shortly after she finished his Teacher Training Course (TTC RYT 200), she begun to assist him in John’s workshop and courses around the world. Currently she is certified teacher -level RYT 500.

Beata teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga on a daily basis at Akademia Ruchu in Wroclaw, Poland. She is organizing TTC for future teachers, gives workshops in Poland and abroad. Highly experienced as she is, she remains humble and teaches with great attentiveness and dedication. It’s a feeling of being held. No matter the day or the particular practice you’re going though, you have the sense that she is there for you, to help and guide.

A true teacher quality captured in a kind and gentle being.
Founder of Akademia Ruchu in Wroclaw Poland

More about Stuart Girling

Stuart is founder of the popular website and YouTube channel and has been teaching yoga related anatomy for the last 9 years both on teacher trainings and international workshops. He has been practicing yoga for 18 years, has a BSc Hons in Health Studies and for the last 10 years has been offering Therapeutic Bodywork exclusively for yoga practitioners. The underlying philosophy that guides what he shares is that knowledge is of no value unless we can understand how to use it and have use for it. With this in mind the workshops he offers focus on: what makes us individual, how can we understand our limitations and restrictions and how can we avoid injury and create balance. Stuart endeavors to bring as much fun and practical experimentation into every workshop and emphasizes the importance of getting to grips with the concepts rather that getting bogged down in the detail.

What's included at YogApulia

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • 2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily, to include breakfast/brunch and evening dinner

  • Light snacks and refreshments including, a selection of teas, coffee, water & fruit

  • Wi fi internet connection

What's not included?

  • Flights

  • Transport to/from the retreat centre ( YogApulia can help organise local taxis, this will be an additional cost paid direct to the taxi driver)

  • Travel/medical insurance

Accommodation and Facilities

Our retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.  


Accommodation consists of six twin rooms  and one double room all with private ensuite bathroom. All rooms have been renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, to create a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard provides the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.


Situated at the heart of the complex, the swimming pool acts like a colourful meeting point – with the blue water combining with the green olive trees and the red soil.

Food plays a central role in both our yoga practice and life. We believe food should be varied, unprocessed and nourishing to promote energy and wellbeing. The food we serve is predominantly plant based with some vegetarian options.  All produce we source and grow at YogApulia is local, seasonal and organic wherever possible. 

Refreshments are also available throughout the day and include tea, coffee, water & fruit.

The international airport at Brindisi is approximately 40 minutes drive away and Bari is further to the north approximately 55 minutes drive. Hiring a car in Puglia is relatively inexpensive and provides a great way to explore the surrounding countryside, local historical towns and beaches. Both Bari and Brindisi airports have a large selection of hire car companies including Avis and Hertz. It is recommended to book a car before your arrival. Alternatively, we can arrange a taxi to collect you on your arrival.


To book this TTC and more information about the course contact Beata at

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YogApulia Retreat Centre

Contrada Zaccano 5b,


72014 Cisternino 

BR, Italy


Tel: + 39 39131 35668

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