22 Days 200-hour YTTC Integral Transformational Hatha and Vinyasa in Greece

  • Yoga Shala Paros, Agios Georgios, Peripheral Road, Naousa, 84401, Greece


Transformational Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

  • 18 days with instruction
  • Experience inner and outer alignment, and energetic flow from within. Evolve into full awareness. Investigate the links between lifestyle, physical posture and movement. Develop sense of Self, physical strength and ease, focus and clarity of mind. Listen deeper allowing consciousness to arise. Learn how & what to practice and the purpose and principles that support that process. Unfold discovering the link between your breath & your natural body movement. Gain fluidity and flexibility of spine.Purify your being. Shine!-Irana JiAn


    • Chakra work self purification
    • Kundalini meditation sessions
    • Iyengar yoga alignment sessions
    • Awareness through the body practices
    • Personal time and coaching sessions with the teacher
    • Yoga by the sea and interaction with nature
    • Organic vegetarian and vegan Greek food
    • 21 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 22.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Accommodation is at the tranquil Sunrise Hotel Apartments in Naousa, which has a swimming pool and wonderful views and it is located just a five-minute walk away from the yoga studio.

    • Swimming pool (outdoor)
    • Air-conditioned public areas
    • Bar
    • Barbeque facilities
    • Concierge desk
    • Luggage room / storage
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace
    • Bicycle rental
    • Car rental
    • Laundry
    • Parking lot
    • Tour assistance
    • Wireless internet
    • Patio
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    Shared double roomHotel

    Private single roomHotel

    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Hair dryer
    • TV
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator

    Private double roomHotel

    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Hair dryer
    • TV
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator

    Comprehensive program on achieving personal well-being through yoga and Ayurveda, as well as teacher training (registered at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance). This program will offer you a solid foundation in traditional yoga from Patanjali to Krishnamacharya, combined with science and modern developments.

    This Program Is Intended For

    yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their personal growth and learn skills they can use for the rest of their life, and in daily life;

    yoga teachers from all schools seeking a greater understanding of the full spectrum of yoga practices: asana, pranayama, meditation, Yoga Sutra, mantras

    yoga practitioners interested in building a firm foundation to teach yoga to people of all ages and fitness levels;

    those interested in a comprehensive base for the Yoga Therapy program.

    Program Contents

    Yoga Theory

    Philosophy and psychology of yoga based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

    Theory of asana practice.


    Function-oriented approach to movement in asanas: awareness, stability, alignment, stretching, mobilization, daily life application.

    Traditional vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya, combining breathing and movement.

    Nuances of using asanas in the larger yoga path.

    Core asanas essential for fitness and in a therapeutic setting.

    Preparation and balancing.

    Common and useful variations.


    Principles of sequencing from the traditional approach of Krishnamacharya and further developments from there.

    Foundations of personal course planning and sequencing for different needs.


    Principles and practice of working with your breath effectively.

    Using asanas to prepare for pranayama.

    Important types of pranayama with hands-on practice.


    Using sound in asanas.

    Using sound in meditation.


    Theory of meditation and mindfulness: why, what, and how.

    Practicing a core set of useful meditation techniques and skillful mindfulness.

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Essential anatomy and physiology as applied to asanas.

    Practical and functional points only, without forgettable and non-relevant theory.

    Chanting and Mantras

    Importance and theory of chanting.

    Useful mantras for chanting and meditation.

    Simple chants e.g. traditional Vedic peace chants.


    Introduction to Ayurvedic doshas and prakrti.

    Basic principles of Ayurvedic diet.

    Yoga Energetics

    Mudras and bandhas: their importance and how to practice them.

    System of Nadis, Prana, Chakras and their relevance to practice.

    Personal Practice

    Establishing and refining one's personal practice is a key element of this program.

    • Irana Ji An

      Irana Ji An Fouroulis is a senior yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga for more than a decade and living and practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She is the founder, owner, and director of Paros Yoga Shala and Paros Yoga Retreats and Workshops. Irana has dwelt in different lineages of yoga (Sivananda, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anusara, Jivamukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana, Vinyasa, Yin, therapeutics, and Integral) throughout her yoga-life journey. She is also a master meditation teacher and a pregnancy and kids yoga teacher. Irana focuses on chakra work, mantra, pranayama, yoga Nidra, and meditation.

    Bountiful Naoussa is surrounded by orchards and vineyards, and the area is as famous for its wine and jam, as well as its annual international film festival. This is a place to indulge your senses through activities like tasting tours, cooking classes, and spa treatments.

    • Cycling
    • Massage
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    • Air-conditioned public areas
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Balcony
    • Bar
    • Barbecue facilities
    • Beach nearby
    • Dining area
    • In-room safe
    • Restaurant nearby
    • Yoga studio
    • Bicycle rental
    • Car rental nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Hair dryer
    • Laundry
    • Toiletries
    • Wedding
    • Wireless internet

    Breakfast and vegetarian brunch are included in this retreat.The menu is vegetarian and has been developed by chef Elda Molla following basic Ayurveda principles and creatively using different herbs, colors, and textures. In the evening, you will take a short walk to an open garden restaurant for a delicious dinner.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Brunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Ayurvedic
    • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
    • Organic
    • Seafood
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Whole food
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Boat trip to Koufonisia
    • Chakra healing
    • Hiking
    • Horse riding
    • Massage
    • Mountain biking tours
    • Nature walks
    • Reiki and massage

    During this retreat, you can book optional treatments, which will be available at additional costS.

    • Access bards
    • Ayurveda massage
    • Chakra healing
    • Deep tissue massage
    • Sound healing
    • 21 nights accommodation
    • Aerial yoga sessions
    • All course teaching, practical sessions, and materials
    • Autumn Equinox celebration on September 23
    • Dance sessions
    • Delicious locally sourced vegetarian meals
    • Kundalini meditation sessions
    • Mats and props are included
    • Nature explorations
    • Nature walks
    • One-to-one guidance with your lead tutor
    • Self Purification
    • Transfers to and from the hotel from point of arrival or departure
    • Transformational yoga training manual
    • Yin yoga sessions
    • Yoga Alliance International certification
    • Additional services
    • Airport taxes
    • Expenses of personal nature
    • International and domestic flights, boats, and transfers.
    • Visa fee for Greece

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Paros National Airport (PAS). You can fly to Athens International Airport (ATH) with Easyjet or Ryanair and then fly to Paros National Airport (PAS) with Aegean Airlines. Transfer from and to the airport is included. Paros Yoga Shala will pick you up from the airport.

    Arrival by bus

    A bus shuttles from Athens International Airport (ATH) to Piraeus port. From there, you can take a boat.

    Arrival by ferry / boat

    You can take a boat from Piraeus to Paros. Boats depart daily from Piraeus at 07:25 and arrive to Paros at 11:40. Boats depart daily from Paros at 19:15 and arrive Piraeus at 23:15.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Paros Yoga Shalla an inquiry.

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    • Review by Nina from Vaasa, Finland

      "My rating for the retreat in Lanzarote is 9 out of 10."

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    • Review by Paola Veniera from Italy

      "Amazing training, top standard level. Irana has a magical way of teaching supported by her angelic team. I felt at home and every day I was excited to start becoming more and more aware of my body and soul getting deeply in each pose. I am grateful to have met Irana And her teacher training on my yogic path. Namaste"

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    • Review by Emilia Andersson

      "My time with Irana at the shala really was life changing for me. She is an exceptional teacher with so much knowledge and experience that you never want to leave. Her holistic approach to yoga suits everyone, no matter previous experience.I left Paros after the three-week course with a whole different mindset than when I came. If you want to change anything in your life or become the best version of yourself I can highly recommend doing the 200h transformational hatha yoga course. The variety of classes everyday was exceptional and the food is out of this world! Greek vegetarian food made me want to learn how to cook properly when I get home :-) Thank you a million times Irana- you are a star."

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    • Review by Patrizia from Florida, United States

      "When I choose Paros Yoga Shala I didn't know what to expect other than a beautiful island in Greece, but I have to say that my choice was an excellent one, from the accommodation to the amazing food, and Irana was the cherry on top of the cake. She has wisdom and great knowledge on yoga. I attend many workshops but her was my best so far. I got so much from her in more details. The transformation yoga program included the philosophy and science of the Buddhism culture, Chanty, and meditation is part of the program (it was not my favorite part, just from my personal view). I have to say though that everything was done professionally, well organized, and with good structure, even in the small changes she made to accommodate the intense course. She is very passionate as a teacher in every aspect and details. She also expects the same excellence from us, I like this quality in her. I cannot say nothing negative about my experience, she is my guru and I greatly respect her. Make sure you have a white dress for the ceremony. "

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    • Review by Lukas Hohler

      "The yoga retreat with Yoga Shala was phenomenal. Irana is a very competent and skilled teacher who has a deep impact on the mind-body connection of the people she is working with."

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    • Review by Lene Natur from Denmark

      "I really enjoyed training yoga at Yoga Shala Paros. All the teachers are very skilled and kind. The yoga is inspiring and healing. Irana has many years of experience thus you will learn different yoga styles. "

      "Paros is the most beautiful island. The city is at the ocean, with Greek houses in old style and good restaurants, is so beautiful and cozy that you won't believe it exists.You will enjoy the place with a lot of activities to do, such as swimming, diving, and many more."

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    • Review by Rav S. from Coventry, UK

      "I did my 200h TTC at Paros Yoga Shala in June with Irana and an amazing group of people. Irana is a truly inspiring teacher and a very supportive and caring person. Through the teachings she shared with us I felt a deep and renewed connection sparkling within myself and with Nature. The TTC wasn't just knowledge and practice of the knowledge taught, but rather an inspiring and magical display of how Yoga can become a way of life. I'd love to thank Irana for this opportunity of growth and for giving us the possibility of getting to know so many amazing teachers from all over the world and a variety of different teachings too. I could't recommend this TTC enough... It's just the perfect blend of practices that deeply nourish the mind, body and soul, leaving you feel whole again! Namaste, Clizia"

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    • Review by a traveler from Jakarta, Indonesia

      "So, this is my 4th (or maybe 5th) attempt of writing a review, since the previous ones never got through tripadvisor's system... Not sure why -_- Anyway, I spent the loveliest one week doing yoga here last year in May 2015. Lovely teacher, peaceful studio, with an amazing view of the town and the ocean from its window. I always look forward to seeing the sunset from that window every afternoon after the class. Missing this place (and the town) so much."

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    • Review by Paola from Province of Udine, Italy

      "Something magic happenes at Paros Yoga Shala"

      "The title summerizes my experience at Paros Yoga Shala. It was an amazing top level training. Irana has a magic way of teaching supported by her angelic team."

      "Every morning I was excited to start the day classes, becoming more and more awarness of my body and soul, getting deeply in each pose."

      "I am grateful to have met Irana and her teacher training on my yogic path."



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    • Review by Monika B.

      "My time at Paros Yoga Shala its been a life changing experience and felt like home over there. If you are looking for an impressive TTC in Greece definitely sign to Iranas, where you will learn not only about assanas but you will gain deep knowledge about yoga, pranayama, chakra system and meditation. Not only through the guidance in the classes of Irana but also by her kindness,wise knowledge and true spirit of a yogi. "


      "Namaste and Thank you for everything."

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    • Review by Oksana R.

      "I came to Paros to have basic knowledge of yoga, yoga asana, adjusting of students. I did not plan to sing mantras and meditate for a long time. But this training appeared to be a bit different from expected. Of course we had active practices and a lot of necessary theory... But concentration was paid to the awareness of the body, to breathing, to relaxing. "


      "Finally I understood that this is what I really needed and this is what needs the majority of people in the world. Not simple asana repetition. I had problems with my upper back after the pregnancy and carrying the kid, I tried to heal it with different methods (massage, fitness, doing 'normal yoga', osteopathy...), but only after this training the pain is gone (amazing!!!) and now I know how to care about myself. This personal experience will give me opportunity to help other people. Now I know for sure that what we want is not always what we need. We all need health, this is the most important, isn't it?! In this training I got an understanding how to heal the body and the mind using Yoga."


      "Irana is a wonderful teacher, she has a great experience - it is felt from the outside. And it is great opportunity to take life and yoga experience from this beautiful woman. She does not give you step-by-step model of teaching, but she teaches by her own example and gives some words for thinking. Then you can choose your own way."


      "The Studio is beautiful and clean. Valentina and Monica are angels of the Studio. "

      "Sunrise hotel is excellent - very-very friendly staff, clean rooms. "

      "This course was really transformational and healing for me. Thank you, Irana!"

      "If you want to understand and feel what the real yoga is, you definitely should go to Paros."


      "Oxana Roggelin"

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    • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

      "I undertook my 200-hour yoga teacher training here. I had the most incredible experience during my three weeks. The studio is so peaceful and has such a great energy. I felt calm and at ease as soon as I walked in. The view from the yoga shala is absolutely breathtaking. I loved the variety of classes and teachers, which means that there is something for everyone, seasoned yogis or complete beginners! Irana is so knowledgeable, patient, and generous with her teaching. The team running the studio is so friendly and really cares about their students, which creates such a welcoming and positive environment. I would recommend this wonderful place to everyone!"

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    • Review by Amandine from Vienna, Austria

      "Irana is a wonderful skilful teacher and the studio is located in the beautiful Naoussa with the prefect view of the sea. It is magic!."

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    • Review by Nicole from Vienna, Austria

      "It has a lovely studio; pristine with great view. The Hatha yoga class struck a good balance of being challenging but also relaxing. Suitable for all levels. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Tea and water is available for free. Highly recommended."

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    • Review by Mia Filiani from Athens, Greece

      "Paros is an amazing island. I had the most beautiful yoga experience with Irana that really changed my life. I thank you for the great Vinyasa and Aerial yoga."

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    • Review by Haley from Rhode Island, France

      "The title transformational yoga teacher training truly sums up the program. The teacher training changed my life. I am grateful to have met such wonderful people in a beautiful place. The teachers are the most talented and compassionate yogis I've met. They inspired me to deepen my practice and embrace yoga as a way of life. They always made sure we were happy and they genuinely wanted us to learn and grow throughout the training. The accommodations were perfect, clean, comfortable, spacious, and conveniently located at a 5 to 10-minute walk from the yoga shala. The food was out of this world! I still dream about the lovely dishes that we ate. The chef is a genius. The yoga classes were phenomenal. They varied from Vinyasa, Yin, Transformational, Aerial, and more. I was never bored. The studio gives off peaceful vibes. Every time I walked into the Shala, I felt happy and relaxed. It is perched on top of a hill, so glass windows overlook a breathtaking view of mountains and sea. The yoga teacher training was one of the best things that happened to me. I wish I lived in Paros so I could go to the yoga shala every day."

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    • Review by Marsiazi from Poland

      "I've done yoga in many different places and I consider Yoga Shala to be the best of them. The atmosphere is great and the level of teaching is extraordinary. I've never experienced a state of bigger relaxation, fulfillment, and general well-being after a class. It was amazing! I've done four different classes and they were all special. I wish I lived closer. I will definitely come back when I'm in Paros."

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    • Review by Nikoleta from Vienna, Austria

      "It was the first time for me practicing yoga 2 or 3 times a day. Previous to my stay I was a little anxious to know if I could make it, but Irana and her assistant, Lucy, offered a very well-balanced yoga schedule that consisted of dynamic flow classes, meditation, relaxing yoga, and more. "

      "Waking up in the morning for a yoga class and coming back in the evening was not perceived as a to do but something really pleasant! Irana and her assistant took enough time for everyone during the practice and gave me important tips on how to improve my practice. "

      "Naoussa is not that big, so walking from the centre to the studio took only about 15 minutes. I can recommend Yoga Shala Paros to everyone, from beginner to advanced practitioners. Looking forward to go back to beautiful Naoussa and Yoga Shala Paros!"

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    • Review by Lenore from Houston, Texas

      "Peaceful studio with experienced teachers that provide an environment for you to go deeper into your practice. Each and every class is unique and I learned something new every time I was in the studio. There is a class everyday to suit what your body is craving, even the meditations and dance sessions. The aerial yoga on Saturdays is a challenging and uplifting experience, I fell in love with flying.The food for the course was simply divine, fresh ingredients and the creativity of the meals was amazing! The accommodations were very comfortable and well located. It was a short walk to the yoga shala, the beach, and to town. The view of the sea was beautiful and I loved waking up in the morning and doing my practice looking out the window and breathing the fresh sea air. For the entire three weeks, every need was taken care of so that I was able to concentrate on absorbing the yoga and lessons."

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    • Review by a traveler from London, UK

      "Since I was a complete beginner I was looking for a perfect introduction to yoga. I did a lot of research on the internet and finally came across Irana's yoga shala. It had excellent reviews so I decided to sign up for the Integral Yoga Purification Program with her. After one week of yoga lessons, I feel very happy that I followed the recommendations. Irana is a great teacher and I am sure this yoga experience will have a sustainable effect on my health and overall well-being. Thank you, Irana."

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    • Review by Amanda from Athens, Greece

      "Wow! Irana is an exceptional teacher. Her approach is so balanced and respectful, embodying all the elements of yoga. Irana herself is not only an inspiration but also a woman with deep and grounded philosophies of what it means to be human and to exist in the modern world. I experienced both precision of alignment and the freedom of flow at a level where my limits were not compromised at all, but where every potential could be reached. The aerial yoga is exhilarating, strengthening, and wonderfully playful and liberating. Irana is slow and careful in her teaching methods and respectful of personal limitations, making the class accessible to everyone who still believes in safe, controlled fun."

      "As for the studio, the simplicity of light, subtle, calming aroma and coolness, in a space which is large, spotlessly clean, and with the most amazing view of the sea and sky, go to make the whole experience invigorating and cleansing. Irana's attention to detail leaves absolutely nothing to be desired, from her sensitive choice of music to the lemon and ginger water she generously offers. I felt so light and full of joy on leaving the shala and will be sure to go back. Thank you Irana."

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    • Review by Noa from Paros, Greece

      "For many years I wanted to do yoga but hadn't find the right place. Now I'm so happy to have found wonderful Irana and her amazing space. The space is beautiful, sitting on a great location over looking the town of Naousa and the sea. You can choose the right kind of yoga for you and there are more classes and teachers that come to give classes in meditation, dance, Aerial yoga, and more.There is no need to say that I love learning with her and my body became stronger and happier. Thanks!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Greece

      "I can highly recommend Yoga Shala on Paros for every body! The place where is located it's beautiful and has really special and nice atmosphere. Just perfect to enjoy yoga!! Irana is very professional and helpful teacher and also very kind, friendly and beautiful person. She does many different kind of yoga classes, which I love very much because I'm free to choose what is my yoga mood of the day and I never get bored. My favorite is the Aerial yoga, which is amazing! She does many interesting and joyful workshops as well. I have joined one until now, which was really great and I wish I could be there for all of them. I have been practicing yoga here only for a few months, but I feel this has made me addicted for life! Thank you Irana!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      "Yoga with Irana is something different than what I experienced in a variety of classes all over Europe and Asia. Irana teaches from the heart for all different bodies it suits. It is not about flexibility but self balance. Irana can guide you perfectly!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Paros, Greece

      "Doing yoga with Irana is pure refreshment for body and soul! The studio is beautiful, with a superb view all over the bay. Irana is a perfect teacher who has always a positive motivating good vibes!"

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    • Review by Nikos from Greece

      "Irana the body and mind behind Paros Yoga Shala, will make you feel at ease and you will definitely enjoy yoga in a wonderful environment and peaceful atmosphere. Take a break from the craziness of the peak period on the island and discover the peace within! Irana, at once your teacher and friend will help and guide you to have a wonderful and unforgettable yoga experience!"

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    • Review by Michael from Greece

      "I consider myself to be extremely lucky for having this great place to practice. The view from the main room is just amazing and Irana has done a great work in creating a space that actually inspires and encourages you to keep up on your practice. Irana is a truly influential teacher and a person with infinite love for her practice and work. She generously shares her knowledge and never ceases to inspire and motivate her students. Thank you Irana for maintaining such a beautiful, true, and pure space for us to practice at."

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    • Review by a traveler from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, Hessen, Germany

      "Beautiful shala with a great view across Naoussa and over the sea, and the fantastic and inspiring teacher Irana. We always had a great sweaty and mindful practice! Thanks for the great time, we would love to come back soon!"

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    • Review by Nasos Christopolous from Greece

      "Amazing retreats while on holidays in Paros! Highly recommended."

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    • Review by Stella Asteria from Greece

      "The best retreats for your vacation in Greece! I had the greatest yoga experience ever!"

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    • Review by Anna Kiritsi from Greece

      "Best yoga experience at Paros!"

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    • Review by a traveler from Greece

      "Practicing yoga with Irana for the last five months has been a great enrichment to my life. It has improved very much my awareness for my body and not at least for my soul. Apart from being a great and experienced teacher, Irana is also a very lovely person with a lot of patience and understanding for her pupils."

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    • Review by Nikolaos V. from Athens, Greece

      "I started training in yoga a couple of months ago but I have seen a lot of improvement in my body. Irana is a well trained teacher with many years of experience in yoga. She has different programs that can cover the needs of every person, from the unskilled trainee to the advanced yoga trainee. Furthermore, she alternates the sessions in order to keep the level of interest high. If you are a fan of yoga or you want to try something new during your stay in Paros, I definitely suggest Yoga Shalla."

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    Paros, Greece

    Paros Yoga Shalla offers a mandala-range of yoga classes, teachers, retreats, workshops, and trainings balancing inner-outer alignment and energetic flow.

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