28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Crete - Greece (Karteros Retreat Center)

28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Crete - Greece (Karteros Retreat Center)

  • Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece Retreat Center, Karteros, Crete

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Greece

This yoga teacher training course attempts to put the yoga practice into a broader perspective, in which participants will receive a deeper knowledge and understanding of the ultimate goal of yoga training which is to attain “spiritual freedom” which is otherwise overlooked if the focus is only on the technique. Become a yoga teacher in a world-class training institute for yoga learners and adopt yoga as a profession. After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate provided by Yoga Alliance.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Anatomy, physiology, and philosophy classes
  • Daily meditation sessions and pranayama techniques
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of the course
  • Manuals and books to support the theoretical part of the course
  • Alignment, chanting, and daily cleansing techniques
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 24 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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The 200-hour yoga teacher training course covers almost every style of yoga. The teachers that will guide you have a deep knowledge of yoga and are committed to explaining the correct practice and theory of yoga wholeheartedly. 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. It is also 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 and a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony.

The more successful a yoga teacher becomes, the more knowledge his or her students experience in the principles of yoga. The teacher provides all the existing knowledge on asana, pranayama, and meditation and exposes the aim of yoga, which ignites the transformation of the body and the awakening of the student’s spirit.

The teacher’s life, educational background, and consciousness state is always an inspiration for his students. After the successful completion of the yoga teacher training program, a certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up call
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Cleansing
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 -10:00 Breakfast time
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Alignment class
  • 13:00 -14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 -16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 -17:00 Anatomy, physiology, philosophy
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Tea time
  • 18:00 -19:30 Yoga class
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Chanting
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Dinner time
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - Bedtime

Sundays are days off.

Philosophy

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 since 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 on focus to 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.

Requirements

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 to have physical and mental health.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to complete registration formalities, submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course
  • The participants should be in good physical and mental health.
  • They should have previous experience in yoga practice and a testimonial from his/her yoga teacher.
  • Students should be over 18 years old.
  • Students over 50 years old, should make sure that their health is good for attending the course.
  • The course language is in English and Greek.
  • Students should be willing to follow the rules of Yama (social rules) and Niyama (personal code & conduct), stipulated by Maharishi Pantajali.
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed upon on-site arrival.
  • Every student is requested to come to the class in yoga dress (comfortable loose clothing - no bikinis, shorts or tank-tanks are allowed)
  • Participant questions in the class must be strictly related to the course matter.
  • The female students are kindly requested to advise regarding their menstrual cycle, as it is preferred not to perform certain yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, head stand, viparitakarani, and kapalbhati, uddiyanbandha, etc.
  • All students are instructed to come to the class at least five minutes before scheduled timing of commencement.
  • Students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living regulations as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece. This is for the well-being of the student.
  • Eating spicy, non-vegetarian food outside the premises, is strictly prohibited throughout the duration of the course. Students need to have only sattvik food.
  • All students must comply with rules & regulations of Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece. Any kind of misbehavior or misconduct with fellow students or teachers will be automatically and decisively assumed as breaking the code of conduct of Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of participants is based on the physical and intellectual capability, as well as the previous living standard of participants. Hence, the participants have to be fully devoted and adhere to all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance needed by participants will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in class. Personal discussions and topics not related to the yoga course can be discussed during free time and are forbidden during course hours.
  • If a participant decides to leave the Yoga Teacher Training Course at his/her own free will and/or for personal reasons, Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece is not obliged to return any amount of the payment made by the participant.

Topics covered

  • The program covers all Yoga Alliance requirements, but also includes an exceptional study of yoga techniques and practices
  • Basic asanas theory and practice (50 modules)
  • Preparation exercises teaching of the pawanmuktasana sequence
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Basic anatomy theory
  • Methodology the art of safe teaching
  • Yogic psychology
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Chanting and the meaning of mantras
  • Yoga and self-knowledge
  • Practice of Karma yoga
  • Extra notes and explanations on truth and correct understanding in yoga
  • Maria Deligianni

    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

    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.

  • Natasa

    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.

  • George

    Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)

    George was born in 1987 in Heraklion Crete, Greece. He became familiar with yoga in 2010, when he started his yoga journey. Furthermore, he has attended several Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga seminars, although his practice is mainly based on the philosophy of Hatha yoga. In 2013, he successfully completed his yoga teacher’s training course, thus he became a certified member of Yoga Alliance and has been teaching ever since. Moreover, he has been trained in therapeutic Thai massage techniques and has become acquainted with Acro yoga by taking courses while visiting India.

  • Sada Shiva

    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.

  • Kamala Mirella

    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.

The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated spot near Karteros Beach, an approximate 10-minute drive from the airport and city center of Heraklion. The local beach in Karteros is a two kilometer long sandy beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is certified with the "blue flag", which means that it is clean and safe for swimming.

Karteros Beach is within walking distance of two gorges that are easy routes for trekking. The archaeological site of Knossos, which was the capital of the Minoan civilization, is a near car-ride.

Nearby places

  • Sea of Crete (Mediterranean Sea), 1 kilometer
  • Heraklion, 7 kilometers
  • Heraklion International Airport (HER), 5 kilometers
  • Knossos archaeological site, 8 kilometers

Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from local producers, well-cooked according to Mediterranean diet and is served with all the vitamins. Please let Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece know if you have any food allergies.

  • Bicycling and hiking
  • Archaeological site of the Knossos Palace (the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture)
  • Horse riding (riding club 15-minute from retreat center)
  • CretAquarium (one of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe which is home to 2000 sea animals and 200 different species found in the Mediterranean basin)
  • Swimming in the Sea of Crete
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum with finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of Cretan history
  • 2 daily yoga classes, meditation, and pranayama techniques
  • Alignment classes and lectures on anatomy, physiology, and philosophy
  • Cleansing and chanting sessions
  • Teachings by experienced yoga instructors
  • Manual and book material of anatomy, philosophy, psychology, and introduction to Hatha yoga postures
  • Yoga mats, belts and blocks, and netti pots for the cleansing process
  • Filtered water
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Certified Yoga Alliance Diploma (upon completion)
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER) in ample time to avoid excessive high season costs. The retreat center is a 10-minute drive from the airport.

Arrival by ferry

Heraklion port is accessible from Piraeus by night ship or from other Greek islands by ferries. The Retreat Center is a 15-minute drive from the port.

Arrival by taxi

Taxi service is approximately 15 to 20 EUR per person from the airport or harbor and can be arranged in advance by Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

Heraklion-Crete, Greece

Breath of LIfe Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece teaches meditation techniques and self-realization seminars and also organizes certified meditation and yoga retreats.

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