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22 Days 200hr Integral Hatha and Vinyasa YTTC in Greece

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

Overview

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

The healing, rejuvenating, and compassionate approach to teacher training begins with you. Whether you are seeking to change your career, looking for a new lifestyle, or simply wanting to deepen your understanding of yourself, this course will be a significant part of your journey. Explore through self-practice, study and integrate, and observe your physical, emotional, mental, and psychic bodies. Feel yourself becoming more joyful, loving, focused, and present in your life and relationships.

Highlights

  • 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.

  • 18 days with instruction
  • 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.

The transformational yoga teacher training courses take place in special retreat settings and are suitable for those wishing to become teachers, existing teachers continuing professional development (CPD), or simply for your own self transformation and purification. Find your creative expression of yoga using traditional systems for modern life.

Each day will consist of a flowing rhythm of practice and learning, deep exploration through transformational Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, self observation, and healing through Yin yoga release. There will be Pranayama, mantra, and meditation sessions, chakra work, healing, connecting with self, and collective consciousness. All Sundays are free days to explore the island.

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Apara and Para dimensions of consciousness
  • Assisting, modifications, adjusting, guiding
  • Awakening of the spiritual body
  • Ayurveda, body types, diet, and lifestyle
  • Bandhas (locks): Moola (root), Uddiyana (abdominal), Jalandhara (throat), Maha (great)
  • Basic transformational yoga sequence
  • Classroom safety
  • Conscious breathing techniques
  • Difference between transformational yoga and other types of yoga
  • Dynamic meditation techniques: walking, dance, and more
  • Endocrine system and the chakras
  • Energy flow and the functions of the five pranas: apana, samana, maha, udyana, and vyana
  • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga
  • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
  • Exploration, alignment, modification, and individual expression
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Four transformational yoga asana sets: chakra activation, stomach, back, and standing
  • Health benefits, contraindications, and therapeutic use
  • History and philosophy
  • Importance of healthy breathing
  • Impurities, effects and purification techniques for the chakras and bodies
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Introduction to transformational yoga
  • Invocation mantra
  • Joint warming and cleaning practices
  • Kapalabhati (cleansing breath), Nadi Shodana (alternate nostril breathing), Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Kundalini nadis, and the nervous system
  • Lesson planning
  • Mantra
  • Mantras for the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space
  • Meditation
  • Meditation methods and techniques
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Other useful pranayama practices: Ujjayi (victorious breath), Shitali and Sitkari (cooling breath)
  • Physical body systems respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, muscular, skeletal, and endocrine
  • Practice of transformational yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Principles of demonstration and observation
  • Seed sounds for the chakras: relaxation, purification, activation
  • Setting intention
  • Student teaching and observing
  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar (sun and moon salutations)
  • Teaching methodology
  • Teaching skills
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • The four bodies or koshas: physical, emotional, mental, psychic
  • The main systems of yoga: Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Mantra, Yantra, Laya and Kundalini, Tantric, Hatha, Raja, Prana
  • The mother and Sri Aurobindo
  • The relationship of the chakras and the bodies
  • The seven chakras: muladhara, swadisthana, manipura, anahata, vishuddhi, ajna, and sahasrara
  • The synthesis of yoga
  • The yoga sutras, vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
  • Transformational yoga breathing practices
  • Transformational yoga theory
  • Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques
  • Yogic energy awakening science (Kriyas)

What to expect

  • Deep relaxation Yin yoga to release tension on multiple dimensions
  • Detoxify, purify, and clear blockages with transformational yoga
  • Go deeper in your practice and understanding of yoga systems to detox, relax, and recharge
  • Integrate meditation and self-observation
  • Meet your essence within movement and within stillness
  • Open your heart and step towards consciousness with Bhakti practices
  • Recharge with slow flowing fluid Vinyasa sequences
  • Relax and restore with Yin nurturing practices

Daily schedule (free day on Sunday)

  • Pre - 08.45 Self-practice at the hotel
  • 07.30 - 08.45 Tea, fruits and nuts available
  • 08.45 - 08.50 Walk to the yoga studio (5 minutes)
  • 09.00 - 10.20 Morning creative Vinyasa flow
  • 10.30 - 12.00 Integral Transformational Hatha Yoga (with asana, pranayama and mantra)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Meditation
  • 12.30 - 13.00 Bio vegan snacks at Yoga Shala
  • 13.00 - 14.30 Theory and teaching skills
  • 14:40 - 15.00 Brunch at hotel (vegetarian salad, pies with greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, juice)
  • 15.00 - 18.00 Free time rest, walk, beach, etc
  • 18.00 - 19.00 Space Time for sharing at Yoga Shala.
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Evening restorative Yin or Prana Yoga
  • 20:45 Dinner at Open Garden
  • Irana Ji An

    Irana JiAn 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 ParosYoga Shala and ParosYoga Retreats and Workshops. Irana has dwelt in different lineages of yoga (Sivavananda, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anousara, Jivamukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, therapeutics, and integral) throughout her yoga-life journey.

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.

Activities
  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • 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
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its 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
  • 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
  • Yoga mats

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.
  • Review by Paola Veniera from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 3 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
    8 out of 10

    "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 a traveler from London, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "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 Lukas Hohler
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 Amandine from Vienna, Austria
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Stella Asteria from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "Best yoga experience at Paros!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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