At Yogamea School of Yoga, we have a team of instructors who will lead you through the 200-hour yoga teacher training course.
Timea Vitez is our permanent resident instructor, and during our courses, there will also be a special guest teacher.
We understand how important it is to have a good feeling with the teacher, so we always try to find a good balance between the western mentality and the eastern way of yoga, the traditional Indian way taught by our mother school in Rishikesh – Rishikesh Yog Peeth.
Timea Vitez (Yogamea Founder)
Timea discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago.
She is an HR – RYTT (Highly Recommended Registered Yoga Teacher Trainer), with more than 10,000 teaching hours and over 25 years of Yoga life experience.
She began studying and practising on her own from an old book a friend had given her.
Discovering a great passion for Yoga, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she took part in a Yoga Teacher Training program of 200 hours at The Rishikesh Yog Peeth School.
Happy with her first experience, but eager to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times over the next few years and repeated the same course experience numerous times.
She shared her knowledge of Yoga with friends and started teaching courses in Italy and Hungary.
She also attended the 300-hour course and specialized in Hatha Yoga as well as in Ashtanga Yoga.
Over the years she established a special relationship with the “mother school” in Rishikesh. She became a member of the team of instructors while continuing her studies.
Years later, and after a certain degree of experience, she decided to offer something similar in Europe. So in 2010, she created the name of what is now an institution and a hallmark: YOGAMEA.
YOGAMEA is derived partly from her name, Timea (MEA) which means “my” in Latin.
YOGAMEA – “My Yoga”
In Italy in the summer of 2013, together with her partner Davide Bedetti, they founded their first Yoga School institute specialising in the training of Hatha Yoga teachers. Within a year she founded the second institute in Goa, India. She is currently involved in the teaching of yoga anatomy, physiology, mantra chanting, meditation, yoga philosophy and asanas at her institutes in Italy and India.
Over the years Timea has developed a great strength of will and knowledge of the human body applied to Yoga.
Thanks to her great passion and patience, every class is renewed with great enthusiasm and participation by her students
Umesh Adhikari (Nepal)
Vibrant, peaceful, positive, spiritual, attentive and caring, yogi Umesh comes from the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. Umesh was born into a family already engaged in spiritual and yogic tradition, which makes yoga a natural element of his life. He has been practising yoga from childhood, inspired by his late grandfather who was a priest and who influenced Umesh in the study of mantras, Sanskrit slowk(poems), bhakti yoga, yogic shatkarma , yogic philosophy and the spirituality of life throughout his childhood.
While Umesh was at high school he took part in various yoga training sessions and workshops conducted in Kathmandu. Later on, in order to deepen his exploration of yoga science, he started teaching as an assistant yoga instructor in the temple premises, which is a common form of group campaign yoga in Nepal. He is also a yoga alliance certified RYT 200 hour teacher.
Umesh is an avid yoga practitioner who shares his knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy with the yogamea 200-hour trainees through his energetic, lively and spiritual lectures. He shares his experience and knowledge which ranges in subjects such as shatkarma, pranayama, mantra chanting, meditation, bhakti yoga and yoga asana during the teacher training programme and yoga holiday retreats.
Umesh divides his time between Nepal and Italy consulting, studying, lecturing and conducting classes on yoga philosophy and yoga asanas. He is passionate about yoga at all levels and backgrounds. In his free time, he teaches yoga and mantra chanting to his 3-year-old daughter Eleonora in the Apennine mountains in Abruzzo, Italy. His passion for yoga at all levels is brought one step further by conducting chair yoga, meditation and relaxation yoga therapy for senior citizens in the villages of Abruzzo. Umesh believes that with the practice of yoga every individual can raise their human consciousness for their inner engineering of body, mind and soul so as to create a peaceful, loving and prosperous society in this existence.
Sandrina Carvalho (Portugal)
Sandrina started to practice yoga in London to manage the stress of living in a big city, to help her cope with quitting smoking and as a way to ease her back pain caused by an accident in 2005.
She started practising at the local gym and was surprised by the benefits; she experienced significant improvement in her mood and her tolerance levels. Sandrina continued practising for a few years and when she moved to Italy, she decided to grow her knowledge of Yoga, its philosophy, proper alignments and perhaps to teach.
She carried out her 200-hour teacher training with Yogamea. By the end of her learning experience she felt confident to begin teaching.
Sandrina began teaching beginners straightaway on the beach in Riccione. After the summer she taught in a gym, where she explored the more physical side of yoga with Power Yoga. She later taught Yin Yoga as a way to release mind and body……… learning how to appreciate the here and now.
Last summer Sandrina taught the retreat students at the YogaMea school in Cesenatico, where she had a rewarding experience teaching traditional Hatha Yoga………..asanas, mantra and pranayama.
At the beginning of 2017, she completed the 500-hour RYT in Rishikesh, where she learned much more than she had hoped for.
This has been her yogic path up to now, but it’s only the beginning as Yoga is a lifelong journey with no end.
Prahlad Singh (Rishikesh India)
Pralhad was born and raised in Rishikesh, the capital and the “natural mother” of Yoga, a city where everyone can experience one of the oldest, yet current, philosophies of life. Those who have the good fortune like Pralhad to be born in this environment…… where from day one everyday life revolves around the practice of Yoga, it becomes an integral part of their lives.
Rishikesh boasts a large number of Ashram and Yoga schools, more than 200 today, in an area of 10 square kilometres.
Growing a work experience for several years in one of these schools, (Rishikesh Yog Peeth School) is considered to be among the best training in the world for yoga instructors.
Pralhad Singh, after years of teaching and research, decided for the first time to leave the boundaries of his native area to spend his first season with Yogamea School, in the south of India in Agonda Beach, Goa.
His style of teaching is methodical and dynamic, and the experience he has acquired has led him to create his own style of teaching: gentle yet strong at the same time, humble with a generous heart, giving his undivided attention to each student ….all characteristics which make him a very special person and Yoga Teacher.
RYT 200, RYT 500 – RYA USA
Prashant Shanker (Rishikesh India)