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Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece implements this course in accordance with requirements for the 200-hour registration with Yoga Alliance. You will have the opportunity to become a registered yoga teacher, receiving valuable knowledge, and all the necessary educational material that you need on asana, pranayama, meditation, and also the scope of yoga. This yoga teacher training program facilitates the transformation of the body and awakens the participant’s spirit.
Levinthos apartments are eco-friendly apartments made from stone and ground matter, bearing the lowest possible visual and environmental footprint. The cave-houses maximize the authentic relationship between the house-user and the landscape. In addition, there are four first floor studios which offer breathtaking view of the Libyan sea.
Filoxenia Lentas is built in an idyllic position with a fabulous view of the sea. The two structures in the compound have a lovely garden area which is very spacious and picturesque. All the rooms have been nicely decorated and comfortably furnished. They all have a balcony furnished with chairs and a table and have a spectacular view stretching out onto the sea.
Right in front of the apartments, there is a path which leads to a small beach with sparkling blue waters where you can relax and enjoy swimming.
This is an option of accommodation for a limited budget. The studios are located in the village of Lentas, around 10-minute walk from the retreat center.
All accommodation options have Wi-Fi only in common areas like the restaurant and air conditioning.
This yoga teacher training course is designed for all those persons who have a profound spiritual interest but have not yet been able to find the way to explore it. Once you successfully complete this course, you will experience an important transformation in your life. You will learn how to start teaching with confidence, helping others learn about yoga, through your own unique experience and insight.
Also, it is an opportunity to intensify your own practice. Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece is certified by the government of Greece. It is a world class training institute for yoga initiates and for those who want to take up yoga as a profession.
It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony. After the successful completion of the Yoga Teacher Training Program, a certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance.
There are many books that analyze yoga positions and how to get into them properly, but the practice of yoga should preferably start with a qualified yoga teacher, as it is not recommended to teach yourself. In the West, the focus is mostly on the postures of the body (asana) and practitioners hope to tone their body to the required shape.
In this yoga teacher training course, you will follow the traditional Hatha yoga and keep focus on the following point: ‘’Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self’’ as it is written in the Bhagavad Gita.
The experienced and certified instructors during the yoga teacher training course provide support and provide whole-heartedly all the information, knowledge, and guidance to the participants so that they may explore their physical, mental, and emotional limits in a safe manner.
The yoga teacher training course is an intense experience and through practice and theory, participants attain all the tools with confidence so that they may share this knowledge with others.
Prerequisites to enroll in the yoga teacher training 200-hour course is previous experience with yoga practice for at least two years. An open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher is also essential.
A high level of will-power and self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding as well as highly rewarding. It is very important the participants have physical and mental health.
Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga)
Maria was born in Athens, and where she studied psychology, theater, pedagogy and dance. Her studies included the behavior, reaction and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.
Giorgos was born in Athens in 1988. From an early age he discovered yoga and was initiated in yoga principles, techniques and philosophy. After adulthood, he attended yoga classes at Satyananda center and self-knowledge seminars at Satyanandashram in Athens. He has been studying various techniques of modern dance and kinesiology of the human body. He was trained in Vipassana meditation and other techniques of active and passive meditation. He teaches Vinyasa flow and anatomy in both Crete and various studios in Athens.
Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)
Natasa was born in Heraklion Crete, Greece. She has studied glass-blowing and fine art in Sweden and in England. She practices yoga since 2002, working on both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga systems. She has first and second grade in Reiki system. Since 2002, Natasa has participated in several self -development seminars and has been trained in Panic healing as well as in therapeutic Thai massage. She has received teachers training in Ashtanga yoga and she is a certified teacher in Hatha Yoga. Natasa is studying the principles of ancient Indian philosophy and the therapeutic power of yoga.
Sada Shiva is the founder and director of the Vasistha School of Yoga in Greece, practicing yoga and meditation since 1991. He is also an Ayurvedic nutritionist and educator, a massage therapist, and a sound healer, travelling and teaching worldwide.
For the past four years, Kamala has been living and teaching back and forth in India and Europe. Her intention is to build a link between these two cultures as well as studying and practicing yoga in its complete yet genuine form while in India. She shares the fruits hereafter with her students in Switzerland and all over the world. Kamala recognizes yoga as a beautiful path to realize one’s true nature. She is wholeheartedly dedicated to transmitting not only the physical aspects of yoga but also its spiritual treasures.
This yoga teacher training will take place in the area of Lentas, Heraklion in Southern Crete, Greece. While visiting the home of the Minoan civilization in Crete, you will have the opportunity to become acquainted with Indian culture, enjoy the Cretan landscape and the beautiful Cretan beaches while studying yoga.
Lentas is a small historic fishing village in the southern part of Crete in Heraklion. The ancient temple of Asclepius God, a temple from the 5th century B.C. is situated in Lentas. During the Minoan period, Lentas was an important port, known as Levin. Lentas translates as lion in the Greek language and takes its name from the domineering rock in the western side of Lentas bay, which resembles a sitting lion.
In Egyptian mythology, the lion symbolizes the cosmic law. The huge windows of the yoga hall face the vast Libyan sea and the elephant rock Ganesha. In Indian tradition, God Ganesha is worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom, and wealth and known as lord of success.
Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from the local gardens, well-cooked according to Mediterranean diet and is served with all the vitamins.
Please book your flights to Heraklion International Airport (HER) in ample time to avoid excessive high season costs.
From Heraklion International Airport (HER), it takes approximately one hour to reach the retreat center. Local bus service (KTEL) is available from Heraklion to Lentas village (bus ticket costs less than 10 EUR) at specified times during the day.
Taxi service to Lentas is approximately 80 EUR per person and can be arranged in advance by Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece.
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