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23 Days 200hr Spain Yoga Teacher Training

  • Villa Amatista Camino las Huertitas 11, La Vegueta - Tinajo, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

A healing, rejuvenating, and compassionate approach to a teacher training course 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 transformational yoga teacher training course (TTC) will be a significant part of your journey. Explore through self-practice and study, integrate, and observe your physical, emotional, mental and subtle bodies. Feel yourself becoming more effective and energized!

Highlights

  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Deep exploration of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga
  • Dynamic meditations including dance and movements
  • A Transformational yoga training reference manual
  • Student teaching and observing sessions
  • One-to-one guidance with your lead tutor
  • Delicious vegetarian meal daily
  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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The practical and theory sessions, accommodation takes place at tranquil and beautiful Villa Amatista with swimming pool and wonderful views. It is an inspiring and tranquil haven in the unspoiled countryside and vineyards of La Geria Natural Park. It is on a central location which means that it is the perfect base for exploring the magical island. The secluded country setting and Amatista´s excellent facilities make it a wonderful place for peaceful holidays and training.

The villa is also environment-friendly as they use solar panels, practice water recycling, and composting. Large organic gardens with fruit trees, vegetables, and aloe vera can also be found. There is Wi-Fi free of charge as well.

This Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Courses (TTC) 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.

History and Philosophy

  • Yoga Sutras, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • The main systems of yoga: Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Mantra, Yantra, Laya and Kundalini
  • Tantric, Hatha, Raja, Prana
  • The Synthesis of yoga
  • The Mother and Sri Aurobindo
  • Transformational Yoga Theory

Introduction to Transformational Yoga

  • Apara and Para dimensions of consciousness
  • The seven chakras – muladhara, swadisthana, manipura, anahata, vishuddhi, ajna, sahasrara
  • The four bodies or koshas – physical, emotional, mental, psychic
  • The relationship of the chakras and the bodies
  • Energy flow and the functions of the five pranas – apana, samana, maha, udyana, vyana
  • Impurities, effects and purification techniques for the chakras and bodies
  • Awakening of the spiritual body
  • Energy mechanics of Transformational Yoga
  • Difference between Transformational Yoga and other types of yoga
  • Introduction to meditation

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Physical body systems – respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, muscular & skeletal, endocrine
  • Kundalini, nadis and the nervous system
  • Endocrine system and the chakras
  • Health benefits, contraindications and therapeutic use
  • Exploration, alignment, modification and individual expression
  • Ayurveda, body types, diet and lifestyle
  • Teaching Methodology

Principles of demonstration and observation

  • Assisting, modifications, adjusting, guiding
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
  • Student teaching and observing
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom safety

Practice of Transformational Yoga

  • Basic Transformational Yoga sequence
  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar (Sun and Moon Salutations)
  • 4 Transformational Yoga asana sets – chakra activation, stomach, back and standing
  • Joint warming and cleaning practices
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Pranayama

Transformational Yoga breathing practices

  • Kapalabhati (cleansing breath)
  • Nadi Shodana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Other useful pranayama practices: Ujjayi (victorious breath), Shitali and Sitkari (cooling breath)
  • Importance of healthy breathing
  • Conscious breathing techniques
  • Bandhas (locks): Moola (root), Uddiyana (abdominal), Jalandhara (throat), Maha (great)

Mantra

  • Invocation Mantra
  • Seed sounds for the chakras: relaxation, purification, activation
  • Mantras for the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air, space
  • Setting intention

Meditation

  • Meditation methods and techniques
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques
  • Yogic energy awakening science (Kriyas)
  • Dynamic meditation techniques: walking, dance, etc

Teaching Skills

  • Anatomy applied to adjustments
  • Comunication Skills
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Lower back issues, prevention to injuries and therapy
  • Vinyasa Krama
  • Ayurveda basics-Sequencing
  • Alignment & hands on adjustments
  • Pregnacy and Yoga-Women and
  • The 3 stages of life-Comunication skills
  • Personal and coaching
  • Yantra & Mandala energetics in class
  • Creating sacred space

Miscellaneous inclusions

  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Transformational Yoga training manual
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • One-to-one guidance with your lead tutor

Daily schedule (free day on Sunday )

06:00 - 08:45 - Individual self-practice

07:30 - 08:45 - Tea, fruits, and nuts available

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

13:00 - 14:30 - Theory and teaching skills

14:40 - 15:00 - Brunch vegetarian

15:00 - 18:00 - Free time

18:00 - 19:00 - Class

19:00 - 20:30 - Evening restorative Yin or Prana yoga

20:30 - 21:00 - Dinner

November 30 and December 7 are free days where breakfast is inclusive (brunch and dinner not inclusive on free days). You will surely enjoy nature and explore the Island at its best.

Irana JiAn Fouroulis

Irana JiAn (Yogaratna) is a senior teacher and has been teaching yoga for more than a decade. She is living and practicing yoga for more than 20 years now. She has dwelt in different lineages of yoga (Sivavananda, Ashtanga, Hatha Anousara, and Jivamoukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, Therapeutics) throughout her journey. Her experiential approach brought her to the realization that yoga is a gift and a chance for each individual to rediscover vitality and inner joy.

Irana is a meditation master, senior Vinyasa and Integral Transformational yoga experienced teacher. Her studies include the excellency of asana alignment, communication skills, physiology, and anatomy, Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, Physical yoga therapeutics, and yoga for arthritis, menopause, and diabetes. She is a mother and an experienced pregnancy and kids’ yoga teacher.

As a yoga coach, she focuses on chakra work, purification, detox programs, and pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and meditation. Irana organizes and leads teacher training, Transformational yoga experiences as holidays or immersions as well as specialized workshops and seminars all throughout the year in Paros, Greece and around the world.

Lanzarote is the oldest of the Canary Islands. The most easterly point island of the archipelago, it lies 86 miles from the southern Moroccan coast and belongs geographically to the continent of Africa. The landscape often surprises the first-time visitors by its diversity and breathtaking beauty - mountains and rugged fields of recent lava (270 years ago), soft rolling hills covered with flowers in spring, and wide plains make up the 500 square mile island.

With 300 volcanoes, many areas of the island seem to be bizarre and otherworldly. In the fertile volcanic earth vines, onions, corn and sweet potatoes are still cultivated using traditional simple farming methods. Throughout the day the craters and mountains change their colors according to the varying positions of the sun: sometimes they appear in strong ochre and reds, sometimes soft greens, and cream.

Due to its unique characteristics Lanzarote has become part of the world heritage of protected landscapes and was declared a Biosphere in 1993 by UNESCO.

Activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
Services
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Healthy organic vegetarian meals for breakfast, brunch, and dinner will be served during the training except for Sundays which are free days.

Take adventures

For water sports, Lanzarote is a true paradise. It offers outstanding conditions and facilities for surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, diving, snorkelling, and fishing as well as more terrestrial pursuits such as golf and tennis.

Roads have little traffic and its continuously changing scenery are ideal for cyclists. The many footpaths give hikers a special insight into the Island and its unspoilt treasures.

Visit famous tourist attractions

Many of Lanzarote’s attractions are of volcanic origin. The fire mountains in the National Park of Timanfaya, the lava caves Cuevas de Los Verdes, the green waters of the crater of El Golfo - in all these places the visitors experience both the destructive power and the creative force of the past volcanic eruptions. The most significant man-made attractions are those of Lanzarote born César Manrique, who was an artist and architect is famous for integrating the works of man and nature such as Jameos del Agua, the extraordinary cave garden created in the solidified remains of a lava river and Mirador del Rio, a lookout point on a steep cliff with panoramic views of La Graciosa Island. His works are all special and well worth seeing.

Thai massage and alternative therapies are available at Villa Amatista with an additional cost.

  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • Ayurveda basics
  • Dance sessions
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Nature walks
  • New moon and full moon gathering
  • One-to-one guidance with your lead tutor
  • Shared room or single room accomodation
  • Transformational yoga training manual
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Yin yoga
  • Yoga Alliance International certification as Integral Transformational Hatha & Vinyasa
  • Yoga teacher
  • 24% VAT charges
  • Airport transfers
  • Plane ticket

Driving directions from Lanzarote Airport

  • From the airport, take the motorway in the direction of Arrecife.
  • Take the first exit to Playa Honda.
  • At the first mini roundabout, take the 2nd exit and keep straight parallel to the motorway.
  • At the second big roundabout, take the third exit under the motorway.
  • Go straight over the next roundabout, and follow the signs to San Bartolomé.
  • After passing through San Bartolomé you will pass another roundabout, on the other side of which is the tall white Monumento del Campesino.
  • Take the second exit to Tinajo and Mozaga.
  • At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Tinajo.
  • Pass through the village of Tao, and then through the village of Tiagua.
  • As you exit the village of Tiagua, keep left towards Mancha Blanca and Timanfaya.
  • Pass by La Vegueta.
  • Drive one kilometer further and you will arrive at the crossroads in the village of La Vegueta.
  • Check a small football pitch on your left and a local shop with a yellow letter box on your right.
  • Drive 400 meters on your right, there is a large very pink house set back from the road. After 20 meters, turn left into Camino las Huertitas - the sign is not very visible.
  • After another 400 meters just before the white wall of the first house on that road. Turn right where you see an Amatista sign with an arrow on it (if you miss that turn you will end up in a cul-de-sac).
  • Follow the road up, and around to the left another 500 meters. On your left before the end of that road, you will see first the number 9 and shortly afterward the number 11 with the entrance sign for Villa Amatista.

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to arrive at Lanzarote Airport (ACE). Airport transfer is on request.

For more information, please ask directly to Paros Yoga Shalla.

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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