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If you think November month is cold in Greece, let us reassure you that the weather will be on our side and be perfect for yoga. The temperature will be around 20 degrees and sunny so that you can still get some vitamin D if you haven't done it already this summer. This 200-hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational course designed for yogis with a variety of experiences. It is ideal for serious yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, learn about all aspects of yoga, how to teach yoga, and for yoga teachers wishing to expand their existing skills or learn another style of yoga. By the end of the course, you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga. You will have many opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students, giving and receiving continuous constructive feedback.
Evia Silence is a tranquil family-run hotel and yoga retreat center nestled in the mountains of Greece’s beautiful Evia Island. It is located only a 2.5-hour drive from Athens Airport (ATH). Overlooking the bay and the crystal clear sea, you can jump from Shavasana straight into cool, sparkling waters within steps. The yoga studio and the dining area have an amazing sea view of which you will never get bored.
The location is so quiet, that the only traffic you will hear is the supply food truck twice per week
Evia Silence offers single, shared twin, triple, and quadruple accommodation options.
All rooms include bathrooms, air-conditioning, space for your clothes, and Wi-Fi. Most of the rooms have sea views and balconies.
Two freshly renovated rooms with partial sea views and without terraces may be offered for single occupancy in the attic. Roommates will be assigned for all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Triple and quadruple rooms can be mixed.
Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
You will obtain a solid and strong self-practice based on Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is the foundational practice of modern-day yoga. Power yoga, Rocket yoga, Jivamukti, and Vinyasa Flow yoga are a few practices that stem from Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Ashtanga works with a set sequence of postures that strengthen, align and purify the body from the inside out. Since you practice the same postures in the same order, you slowly memorize the sequence and you won't have to think about the sequence. This is when the mind becomes clear and the practice becomes a moving meditation. The ability to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa on your own will allow you to take your practice away from the studio and will enable you to practice on your own anytime, anywhere.
At Alpha Yoga School, the teachers strongly encourage each student to discover and develop their unique style and voice as a teacher. They do not create a monologue of how and what the teachers should say in their classes.
You will practice Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga in the morning and some afternoons you will have more relaxed classes such as Restorative and Yin yoga to calm down the body and the mind.
You will learn how to teach Vinyasa classes and classes based on Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
You will NOT learn how to perform cacao ceremonies, fire ceremony, you will not do Acro, Chair yoga, or Prenatal Yoga.
You will start teaching yoga from day one and practice hands-on adjustments on your fellow students. You will receive constant feedback from the teachers so that you can improve each and every time.
This subject will help you understand how your body works, and help you create safe yoga classes for you and your future students.
Come as a practitioner, leave as a teacher.
The asana curriculum is split equally between Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa Flow yoga, with three Ashtanga and three Vinyasa yoga classes per week.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a pre-set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing point (Drishti), one slowly gains control of the senses and mind. Over time, with repeated practice and devotion, it unfolds into a moving meditation, awakening a sense of subtle awareness within. The mind becomes calmer, and slowly we are able to clear away the clutter. When this happens, the light of yoga begins to shine. This is the transformational beauty of the Ashtanga yoga practice.
Vinyasa Flow yoga means flowing from one posture to another using breath. No two vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory we cover in the "Teaching skills and Sequencing".
In this module, you will learn essential sequencing principles in order to create your own Vinyasa Flow classes. You will look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus more experienced students.
The class will cover the different types of Vinyasa classes, which are:
There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance, and feedback on how to improve and enhance all these teaching skills. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and your main teacher.
In this module, you will examine 51 yoga postures in terms of:
In these workshops, you will break down complex postures like lotus, headstand, chaturanga dandasana, jump back and jump through, and maybe handstands, depending on the level of the students. The school teaches baby pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm-ups, and requirements for the full expression of the posture. These classes will bring safety, awareness, and mindfulness to your practice and teaching. They are game-changer.
You will explore functional yoga anatomy and how to safely deepen your practice through your body. You will learn about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through a comprehensive breakdown of the regions of the body most applicable to the practice.
Through practical application, you will investigate the different types of connective tissues, experience the movements of the joints, and connect with your fascial body. You will leave with a more profound understanding of your own and your students' body anatomy.
Yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the course.
You will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics, and practices in the past and present. You will investigate the roots of the practice; the Vedic tradition and its culture, myths, mantra chanting, bandhas, kriyas, and their meaning.
You then continue down the evolutionary paths of both classical and modern yoga practices. You will be introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Bhagavad Gita, gaining insight into their commentaries. You will discuss how to integrate yoga philosophy into our everyday life.
Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health and longevity, is intrinsically linked to the practice of yoga. These two sister sciences were developed together and traditionally are taught together. You will explore the foundations of this extraordinary holistic discipline while learning its basic principles of self-healing that can be applied both on and off the mat.
This course is open for all yoga practitioners. If you love yoga and want to learn more about it, this course is for. you. You don't need to do crazy postures to join this course, you don't need to be thin, flexible, young or strong. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend this training. Injuries make us better practitioners and teachers and we must learn from them. The most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. The course is conducted in English.
Saturday is a short day, the training runs until 1:00 p.m. and Sunday is a day off for rest and self-study.
Joanna is the founder of Alpha Yoga School. Since 2009 she has completed 3 teacher training courses, 2 advanced courses, and numerous workshops with first-generation teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition: David Swenson, Eddie Stern, Chuck Miller, Kristina Karitinou, Rolf Naujokat, David Garrigues, Manju Jois, Regina Ehlers, Laruga Glaser, and Noah Maze. She is funny, caring, inspiring and gives full attention to her students. She will take your practice to the next level with precise verbal cues and amazing hands-on adjustments. Joanna has taught in more than 20 yoga teacher training courses.
Martin is the founder of Alpha Yoga School. He started his yoga experience in 2007 once he realized that it brings him peace, relaxation, and a healthy balance to his stressful corporate lifestyle of then. He has completed 3 200-hour yoga teacher trainings. In 2018 he completed a 40-hour Teacher Training Course with David Swenson. He has a great sense of humor and in his classes, you will not only learn but also laugh. He facilitates, encourages, and inspires his students with his devotion and knowledge. You will get Ashtanga classes with him, alignment, hands-on adjustments, and workshops.
This teacher training takes place at Evia Silence retreat center, which is located on Evia Island. Evia Island is connected with the mainland with a bridge, so there's no need to take a ferry to get to the island.
The retreat center can be easily reached in 2.5 hours drive from Athens International Airport. Shared taxis will be arranged by Alpha Yoga so that you can relax once you set your foot at the airport.
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Evia's kitchen caters to all breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and dinners for this course. Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian and vegan cuisine using only the finest local produce and ingredients. Specializing in traditional, healthy, Greek, and international dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition.
Within five minutes walk you can also find local tavernas serving traditional Mediterranean dishes in a quaint waterfront village.
Evia Silence Retreat Center partners up with Evia Adventure Tours. Since 2013, they have been a family-run business, providing guiding tours on the island of Evia, keeping everything authentic. They organize sightseeing around the island, sailing cruises, food and wine tours, cycling, and hiking tours. They will take care of all the details, you just sit back and relax.
Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Transfer available for additional US$47 per person
Drive until you reach Agia Marina Harbor in the Marathonas area, take the ferry from Agia Marina Harbor to Nea Steira Harbor (port) and then drive about 24 km (30 minutes until the retreat center). The ferry cost per person is 5 EUR; for a car, it is 15 EUR.
Book your flight to Athens Airport on 28th August (land before 2 p.m.) and book your return flight on the last day of the course after 11:00 a.m. Shared taxis among the participants will be arranged by Alpha Yoga School when possible.
A taxi costs around 120 EUR when it's not shared and around 40 EUR each if shared with three more people. If you want the school to arrange a taxi, please send them your complete flight details. The driver will be waiting at the airport with your name on a sign and will bring you straight to Evia Silence.
You can combine two public buses and a taxi to come to Evia Silence. From the airport, take Express Bus X93 for 6 EUR and get off at Liosion Intercity bus station. The ride will take about 20-30 minutes. Walk to the big building opposite the bus stop and take the bus to Aliveri for about 12 EUR. The ride will take about two hours and a half. Ask the second bus driver what time the bus will reach Aliveri and send that time to Alpha Yoga School so that they can arrange your taxi from there to the retreat, 27 km away. The taxi will cost about 25 EUR.
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