Learn the Science of Life

Ayurveda training and educational retreat


July 5 - 11, 2020

Varazdin, Croatia

Register with a $199/€175 deposit
EARLY BIRD save $100/€90
by 07/15
About the course:

Combine retreat experience with an educational course. Enjoy stunning Croatia, practice yoga, and take daily educational workshops on Ayurveda, healing science and counterpart to yoga practice. 


Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda”) is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, originating in India thousands of years ago. Ayur stands for ‘life’, and Veda means ‘knowledge’, therefore Ayurveda translates to “Science of Life”. Within its vast teachings, it covers all areas of one’s lifestyle, including our psychology, emotional make-up and interpersonal relationships. Ayurveda teaches us how to find optimal health and wellbeing, by balancing the body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, Ayurveda is a holistic and natural type of medicinal science that can be practiced by anyone. It teaches non-invasive methods to maintain good health, and heal imbalances and issues. Ayurveda considers the body as a whole, including all of its systems; it considers the relationship of body, mind, and spirit, and targets the cause of the issue, instead of only treating symptoms of a problem or disease. 


In this course, you will learn the foundations of Ayurveda and become an Ayurvedic Health Coach (Level 1). Receive a certificate from Hari OM School of Yoga and Ayurveda, and 45h continuing education credits from Yoga Alliance.


Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, and an ideal practice for anyone looking to learn personalized tools to improve and maintain their overall health and wellbeing. This Ayurveda course is also a perfect complimentary education for those looking to share wellness with others, such as yoga teachers, meditation teachers, massage therapists, physical therapists, health and nutrition coaches, or those looking to become Ayurvedic therapists. You will learn how to do dosha assessments, give basic Ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition advice, and learn various tools to complement coaching practices. Yoga teachers will learn how to design classes and teach yoga and meditation according to one's Ayurvedic dosha and wellness needs.


This course is part of the 200-hr Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training. You can be awarded credit towards your RYT-200 certification, or  45hr Continuing education credits by Yoga Alliance.


  • Ayurveda meaning and history

  • Benefits of Ayurveda healing methods and lifestyle 

  • Five elements

  • Three doshas (body-mind system)

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Seven chakras

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Five koshas (Bodies): Physical, Energy, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual

  • Intro to Ayurvedic nutrition and one cooking class

  • Ayurveda and Yoga

  • Mindful lifestyle 

  • Dosha test and evaluation

Course Format:

About the teachers:

Matea Zajec began her yoga journey at a young age, practicing bhakti-yoga, meditation, and asana. In college, she lived in an ashram, rising early for meditation and practicing seva, or selfless service, while studying ancient yogic texts and theology books. She graduated with a degree in Eastern Religions and Philosophy, and has been teaching yoga history, Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga Sutras in teacher trainings for years. After years as a yoga teacher, she founded Hari OM Yoga and Hari OM Food & Wellness, aiming to offer the beautiful teachings of yoga to the world. From it, Hari Om Teacher training was developed, with an idea to offer pure yoga, meditation and Ayurveda teachings to the world. Matea is an E-RTY 200, and holds a 200hr certification in Vinyasa yoga, a 200hr certification in Anusara Yoga, is an Aerial yoga instructor, Tibetan singing bowl sound healer, Ayurvedic practitioner, meditation teacher and Reiki master.

Matea is the lead teacher in the 200hr Yoga & Ayurveda teacher training.

Adriana Zajec is an Ayurvedic doctor, massage therapist, Reiki master, and Bio-orgonomy healer. She found Ayurveda after giving up on finding a solution to her daughter's Matea health issues as a child, and after seeing the amazing and quick results, began studying this medicinal science with a doctor in her home country of Croatia. She founded the first Ayurveda and Wellness center in her hometown, and offered weekly meditation classes and monthly workshops on various topics. After years of one-on-one study with her mentor, she traveled to Ayurveda's home of Mysore, India, to deepen her knowledge and practical application of various therapies. Ada has personal experience healing chronic diseases, including cancer, with natural methods, and teaches Ayurveda theory and medicinal practice.

This is an immersion style course, offering intensive study over the course of a week. The course includes morning yoga classes (4) and afternoon theory and practice hours. You will have free time to explore the area and enjoy the baroque town of Varazdin, Croatia, therefore the course also resembles an educational retreat.

You will receive the finalized schedule prior to the course start date.


Sample daily schedule:


8am Breakfast

9:30am Yoga class

10:30 am Study/Free time

12:30pm Lunch 

2pm Ayurveda class time (theory and practice)

5pm Evening Meditation

Tuition cost and Payment options:

Ayurveda course:

Investment: $750 / €660 (course only)

Deposit to reserve your spot: $199 / €175


Interest-free payment plan available. After paying your deposit, divide the rest into 3 or 5 interest-free payments. You need to pay 50% of the total 30 before the course begins, and 100% to receive your certification. 

Accommodation options:

Accommodation at Zen Garden Guesthouse, Varazdin, Croatia

Cozy private guesthouse with a garden yard, yoga terrace deck, in a quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the center of town, popular tourist sites, and landmarks. Amenities like Free Wifi and daily tea available.

Package Prices include:

  • 7-day/6-night accommodation (private and shared options)

  • Two plant-based meals cooked by Ayurvedic principles a day (breakfast/brunch and lunch)

  • Daily yoga and/or meditation class

  • Daily educational courses and workshops on topics of Yoga philosophy, anatomy, Ayurveda, mindful living, and more

  • Tour of the town of Varazdin and its main attractions

  • 1 entry to the Varazdin museum

  • 1 tour to beautiful historical landmark Trakoscan Castle with a nature hike 

  • Hari OM Training manual 

  • 45h Ayurveda health coach certification (Hari OM School of Yoga & Ayurveda)

Triple Room

Price: $900 / €800

This is a shared room (three people), with a shared bath. You will have access to a kitchen, and a common living area with an entertainment center (TV, music, books). Everything to make you comfortable in a home away from home.

Free Wifi in rooms and common areas, free daily Ayurvedic teas. Self-laundry service is available.


Double Room

Price: $999 / €888


This is a shared room (two people), in a studio apartment within the guesthouse. The studio has its own kitchen, bathroom and living quarters. You will also have access to the main common areas with an entertainment center (TV, music, books). Everything to make you comfortable in a home away from home.

Free Wifi in rooms and common areas, free daily Ayurvedic teas. Self-laundry service is available.

Private room:

Price: $1300 / €1155

A spacious private room with a queen bed, in the main apartment within the guesthouse. You will have access to a kitchen, and main common areas with an entertainment center (TV, music, books). Everything to make you comfortable in a home away from home.

Free Wifi in rooms and common areas, free daily Ayurvedic teas. Self-laundry service is available.

Register with a $199/€175 deposit
EARLY BIRD save $100 by 07/15
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