The NGO


February 2017

The first Yoga Day took place!

We had noticed that there is a demand for more yoga classes and therefore more yoga teachers in Kosovo, while it was really hard for Kosovars to get any training, due to economic or visa restrictions. Also, all of us just wanted to learn more about Yoga.

Therefore, Jenny, who was running Prana Yoga in Prishtina, joined up with Dafina, Stefan and Jehona and we started to spend the weekends in self-organized workshop, the so called Yoga Days. We invited all people that were willing to learn with us about Yoga. We would prepare sessions and present to each other what we know, what we had read and studied from different sources. Soon more people came to join us!

August 2017

We were lucky to get to know our Anatomy Teacher Magriet, who can explain anatomy very lively. As we became slowly more people, we wanted to formalize structures of studying Yoga and designed a teacher training curriculum which follows the standards of the International Yoga Alliance.

October 2017

We advocated for the recognition of Kosovo as an independent country at the International Yoga Alliance- finally successful: In December 2017 the International Yoga Alliance Board decided to categorize Kosovo as independent country.

Therese, a German yoga teacher who had visited Kosovo for the Shanti Yoga Fest before, joined the team, and together with Jenny prepared the curriculum for the registration of the first formalized yoga teacher training in Kosovo.

Sonia from Italy helped us to design a logo, which symbolizes our mission to spread Yoga in Kosovo!

November 2017

On 22nd 2017 Yoga School Kosovo was founded as a Non-Profit NGO under Kosovo law!

Yes, we are a registered NGO, we have a NGO number, a Kosovar bank account, and we even pay taxes for teaching yoga in Kosovo!

December 2017

The International Yoga Alliance approved the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training curriculum. This means that trainees of Yoga School Kosovo are eligible to register with the International Yoga Alliance as Yoga Teachers.

February 2018

In February 2018 we started the first 200h YA registered training in Kosovo with 15 participants and the Yoga School Kosovo was reality. The first Yoga Teacher Training course ever held in Kosovo!

April 2018

In April 2018, Neda, an experieced Ashtanga Yoga teacher form Inside Yoga Skopje came to Kosovo to hold the first YSK Special Interest Modul. In the light of the limited availability of yoga classes, teachers and training workshops in Kosovo, these modules are an important part of our teacher training course!

The modules are optional and trainees can chose 2 out of 10 different modules, so that they ave the opportunity to learn from different yoga teachers from different trainees. Also, with the workshops we hope to bring international and regional yoga teachers to Kosovo and therefore foster the yoga scene in Kosovo!

November 2018

On 3rd November 2011 we celebrated the graduation of the first 11 YSK teacher trainees that accomplished the training!

March 2019

The second generation of Yoga Teacher Trainees started their yoga journey! 15 beautiful human beings on the way to becoming yoga teachers in Kosovo! This year, all Kosovars, so that a significant part of the training can take place in Albanian language!

April to May 2019

The first Ashram Week to place. This was a new concept introduced in the second year. A good part of the training takes part during a week together in the mountains, were trainees and teachers do nothing but yoga from early morning till late night!

Future Mission

We as, Yoga School Kosovo, will live the spirit of Svadhyaya in our trainings and believe that we can all continue to learn from each other in a particpatory way. We will stay non-commercial and will start the third training round in 2020 to further spread Yoga and Peace in Kosovo.