26 Days 200-Hour YA Yoga Teacher Training in Belarus

  • Shanti Dom, Boroviki village, Volozhin district, Belarus

26 Days 200-Hour YA Yoga Teacher Training in Belarus

  • Shanti Dom, Boroviki village, Volozhin district, Belarus

Sivananda and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Belarus

Shanti Dom invites you to become a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. This course in Belarus, is based on Hattha and Sivananda yoga systems and will give you all quality accredited knowledge to teach basic yoga classes for yoga students. With open hearts and open minds, Shanti Dom creates a unique world far away from habitual social and material life. Discover a place where action is guided by love and goodwill!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Karma yoga and silence day
  • Teachings on kirtan and philosophy
  • Learn about anatomy and nutrition
  • Satsang and chanting sessions
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic meals
  • 23 days with instruction
  • Russian, English
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During this retreat you will stay in a beautiful camping site on the territory of the homestead. Please bring your personal sleeping-bag and tent. You can probably join other participants in their tents so please send Shanti Dom an inquiry in advance if you don't have a tent.

During this training, you will enjoy daily yoga classes along with wonderful meditation practices. You will experience a full 200-hour course covering all quality accredited knowledge to teach basic yoga classes for yoga students. You will learn from basic asanas, yoga philosophy, and anatomy, to Ayurvedic principles of nutrition and basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy.

You will also experience selfless Karma yoga and a day dedicated to silence. All these activities will be complemented with daily organic meals and plenty of free time to explore the surroundings or relax during your free day on Sunday.

Asanas (yoga postures)

  • Sun salutation
  • 12 basic yoga postures
  • Asana variations
  • Deep relaxation with autosuggestion


  • Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
  • Anuloma viloma (alternate nostril breathing)

Yoga anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, respiration, and digestion systems
  • Skeletal and muscular systems
  • The eight systems of the body
  • Yoga and physical culture

Teaching practice

  • How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises
  • The basic Sivananda class
  • Beginners' course
  • Advanced postures
  • Yoga for children
  • Yoga for pregnancy
  • Relaxation

Yoga nutrition

  • Vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual, and health reasons
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition


  • Guide to meditation
  • Mantras: spiritual energy in sound

Raja yoga

  • Ashtanga: the eight steps of yoga

Bhakti yoga

  • Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras
  • Indian gods and their meaning

Karma yoga

  • karma yoga or selfless service

Jnana yoga

  • Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up call
  • 06:00 Meditation, pranayama, and asana
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Karma yoga
  • 11:00 Kirtan and philosophy class
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Main lecture and anatomy class
  • 16:00 Asana and pranayama class
  • 18:00 Free time
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Satsang meditation and chanting
  • 22:00 Lights out
  • Alena Hluskina

    Alena Hluskina is a very professional and dedicated yoga teacher.

This retreat will be held at Shanti Dom in the Minsk region, Belarus. Belarus is located in Eastern Europe and Shanti Dom is nestled in the Boroviki village in the Volozhin district just 50 kilometers away from Minsk.

Nearby places

  • Minsk, 50 kilometers

During this retreat, you will be served three daily organic and vegetarian meals plus one tea break. All meals are cooked using different vegetables and fruits from the local organic garden as well as some extra products from the nearest organic farms or in town. The menu is well-balanced and based on the Ayurvedic system.

Construction and different building projects

Shanti Dom has a 630-meter house that they would like to reconstruct to create a yoga hall, a kitchen, and a bedroom. A nursery for the garden, and a play field will also be constructed.

Farming and eco-farming

Farming and eco-farming includes planting, watering, picking vegetables, compost making, and everything needed for the organic farm.


Make flowerbeds, garden paths, taking care of the environment, cleaning forests and marshland, and collecting garbage from outside

Humanitarian work

Help lonely old villagers to take care of their gardens, animals, and homes. Also, educational projects are conducted for the villagers to teach them English and give lectures on eco-farming, building, and other useful topics.

  • 1 day dedicated to silence
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus a tea break
  • 20 days of teacher training course
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Daily pranayama teachings
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Seminars and workshops during the week
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Minsk National Airport (MSQ).

Arrival by bus

From Minsk National Airport (MSQ), you will need to take a public bus or taxi to Minsk central bus station. There is a daily bus going to Boroviki village (Volozhin district). There is also the option to join other visitors going by car from Minsk.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Rebecca Steinacher from Austria

    Shanti Dom - a place where you really want to be

    PROS Pros: I loved the location. It's the best thing to do a teacher training in nature. I really enjoyed the camping life, the simple life. The food tasted so good. Every day was with the same shedule, but still different. In those 22 days you can learn so much for your life, that I can just recommend it to everyone, who's looking for a deeper Yoga understanding. Thanks for this amazing experience and beloved atmosphere!

    2017-Aug-18 06:07:50


  • Review by Dilara from Turkey

    "Shanti Dom was really unique experience for me. It is a place that you can express your inner truth even more than you think. Each day I felt I can push your limits a little bit more. I totally appreciate this inspiring experience, I'm grateful."

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  • Review by Zachar from Czechia

    "Can't stop thinking of this wonderful time spent at Shanti dom! Completely amazing and surreal place and people! The pictures can't reveal how heavenly is this . Thank you again Lena, Pasha and other for such an unforgettable spend time."

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  • Review by Jenn from United States

    "I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to be part of a positive energy source that is reaching out, touching lives and spreading love and peace throughout Belarus. Here all are welcome, everyone can contribute and will leave feeling renewed. Here's too wonderful!"

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  • Review by Miyi from Colombia

    "Wonderful experience in this place, all of you need for connected with nature and with yourself. Thank you Alena and everybody there. Truly amazing!"

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  • Review by Julia from Germany

    "Thank you for everything it was an inspiring trip with lots of experiences and beautiful moments. In this two weeks I kinda felt as a part of your family and that was really wonderful."

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  • Review by Jiska from Netherlands

    "I had a very interesting time at Shanti Dom. It was not only pleasant. Because this is a place where you learn and grow, personally. But it is a safe place, with loving people around, who don't judge you for who you are or what you feel. So that you come out of it much wiser and stronger."

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Minsk, Belarus

Shanti Dom offers volunteering and selfless service with open hearts and open minds. They create a unique world far away from habitual social and material life.

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26 days / 25 nights


Arrival: Monday July 30, 2018
Departure: Friday August 24, 2018

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