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

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.

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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

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

You are required to bring your own camping tent and place it at a designated area in the center or stay in the caravan.

Program

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 have physical and mental health.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to fulfill the registration formalities and submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course.
  • The deposit should be in Euros.
  • 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 make sure that your health is good for attending the course, and we kindly ask you to bring with you a health certificate from your doctor.
  • The course will run in both languages English and Greek.
  • Student should be willing to follow the rules of Yama (social rules) and Niyama (personal code and conducts), prescribed by Maharishi Patanjali
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed.
  • Please bring with you only proper clothing for yoga practice, simple and comfortable without excesses. (comfortable loose clothing -no bikinis, shorts or tank-tanks are allowed)
  • Every question which is asked by the students in the class must be related only to the course.
  • The female students are requested to inform when they have their monthly period, as it is better not to perform certain Yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, Headstand, Viparitakarani and kapalabhati, Uddiyan bandha etc.
  • All students are instructed to come to the class at least 5 minutes before schedule timing
  • All Teacher training students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Centre Crete.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living rules as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Centre Crete. This is for the wellness of the student.
  • Don’t eat spicy, nonveg outside, as this is strictly not allowed to Yoga center, during the time of the course. Students need to have only Sattvik food.
  • All students have to follow the discipline of Breath of life yoga center. Any kind of misbehavior with other students or teacher will be firmly assumed as breaking the code of conduct of the institution.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of students is based on the physical and intellectual capability as well as the living standard of students in which they been living and adopting : hence the students have to be fully devoted and obey all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance which is needed by students will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in the class. For personal discussion and topics not related to the Yoga course, the students will have free time out of the course hours.
  • The teacher training courses are taking place from minimum participants of 4 to a maximum of 14 students.

Breath of Life Yoga Centre thanks you for your Co-operation in Following the above Rules and Regulations

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

Payment and fund policy

A 600 EUR deposit is necessary for your booking, which is non-refundable, one month before the YTT starts. You will find the bank account for the deposit on "contact us" page.

In case you can not participate in this course, you can pass your deposit onto the following course.

In case a student leaves during a program for any personal reason, Breath of life is not obliged to return money back.

If the cancelation is made by “Breath of Life ” company, our center will return the deposit in full.

Breath of Life reserves the right to cancel the course at any time if the minimum number of participants is not reached or if any major occurrence out of our control takes place previously to the commencement of the course. In this case, any amount paid by the student will be refunded in full.

Instructors

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.

Retreat location

The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated spot near Karteros Beach, an approximate 10-minute drive from the airport (5 km) and city center of Heraklion(7km). Being located near the airport makes our Centre easily accessible.

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. It is about a 15-20 minutes walk from our Centre.

Two beautiful gorges within walking distance from our Center will make 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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 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

What's included

  • 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)

What's not included

  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

How to get there

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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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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