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Become a 500 Hour certified yoga teacher with SYM and Yoga Alliance International with this 300 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training This school is also a member of the International Association of Yoga therapists (IAYT) Held in the beautiful village of Cervera del Maestre, Spain, this 300 hour yoga therapy teacher training will teach you how to evaluate your patients' health using various methods of palpation as well as observation, listening skills, taking detailed case histories, and interpreting the signs and symptoms of imbalance and disease.
All accommodation will be in the beautiful harbor town of Gythio, on the southern Peloponnese coast. Private studio, entire apartment. Single room in a shared house. Twin room.
This 300 Hour Yoga Therapy course brings together over 50 years of combined healing and practical knowledge. The course covers a wide range of topics informed by Hatha Yoga, Anatomy & Physiology, Music therapy, Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, and Kinesiology. This program facilitates a great opportunity for a deep personal healing experience as well as taking your understanding and teaching of yoga to a higher and more professional level.
This advanced course covers a breadth of topics and learning and is composed of 260 contact hours and 40 non-contact hours. After successful completion graduates can register with Yoga Alliance International as a 500 Hour Master Yoga teacher. Graduates can also register with the International Yoga Federation and The International Association of Yoga Therapists.
This 300 hour Yoga Therapy Course for 500 Hour Master Yoga Teacher Training accreditation is a 4-week intensive journey in healing through exploring the subtleties of the asanas, their energetic links with the chakras, the Chinese acupuncture meridian’s as well as modern anatomy, physiology, and Yogic psychology.
You will also learn how to evaluate your patient's health using various methods of palpation as well as observation of posture and structural evaluation, listening skills, taking detailed case histories and interpreting the signs and symptoms of imbalance and disease.
Yoga holds that the human being is made up of five distinct bodies varying in density; these are the Five Koshas.
True healing must go beyond the physical and engage all aspects of the human body and psyche. Through yoga, we can act on all of the 5 bodies and bring them into alignment. In this way, Yoga Therapy can be part of a fantastic and completely holistic program to recover and recuperate not only from daily stress and sickness but long term disease, trauma, lack of vitality and immune deficiency.
Health, happiness, and self-development are intimately entwined. Yoga gives us a profound road map to heal, self empower and expand our knowledge and consciousness of ourselves, our purpose, relationships, and place in the world.
This course will provide all course materials. Please bring your own mat.
Please wear comfortable plain white, yellow or blue clothes, no logos. We like to encourage students to wear positive happy colors which facilitate learning and energy work. Colour therapy and its association with the chakras will be discussed further during the course.
Students enrolling on this Yoga Therapy 300 Hour Course are expected to be fully qualified yoga teachers at the 200 hour level from any school.
Trainees should attend a minimum of 90% of the course. Should trainees miss more than this minimum they will need to agree with the teacher which modules to re-take.SYM reserves the right to charge additional fees for these catch-up modules.
This course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance International and approved by International Yoga Therapy Association and the International Yoga Federation. Our graduates are able to register on the Yoga Alliance International and International Yoga Federation database upon completion of the course and will receive YAI and SYM certification.
In addition to the healing modalities explored in the course, students have the opportunity to arrange private treatments with Gerry, a certified therapist in shiatsu and Chinese medicine or treatment with Max, a trained shiatsu practitioner as well as Kinesiologist. These can be arranged at an additional cost during the course.
Accommodations are all included, from the day of arrival until the day of departure. There will be one free day per two-week module and three evenings per week are free. Students are expected to do 30 minutes of Karma yoga each day.
SYM provides professional diploma courses fully certified and accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI). Upon graduation, you can teach anywhere in the world with YAI and SYM certification with the 200 or 500 hour certified level. SYM is also an associated member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and The International Yoga Federation (IYF). Upon completion, graduates can join the YAI registry, as well as the IYF (and the IAYT with 500-hour certification).
You will gain a deep understanding of Yoga, your own health and of evaluating your students' health. As a therapist, you will be able to design therapeutic Yoga classes and you will be able to assist your students with their own individual health problems.
As a 500-hour Master yoga teacher and yoga therapist, you will have much more scope and opportunities in your teaching career. You will be able to run many different types of yoga classes as well as individually tailored therapeutic programs and work with other health practitioners or in health centers. This course will clearly distinguish you from the average Yoga teacher and is of particular interest to anyone interested in yoga, health, healing, and bodywork
Upon registration students will receive a welcome pack, where there is relevant info about how to prepare for the course including where to fly to and how to get here. We also highly recommend reading the introduction to BKS Iyengar’s “Illustrated Light on Yoga’, now a classic textbook on Yoga.
We teach Hatha yoga broadly based on the Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga Methods. We teach an energetic approach to Yoga, really feeling the postures and tapping into their unique healing potentials. We practice flow, but more emphasis is placed on steadiness in the posture with correct alignment of physical and energetic bodies and mindset within poses. This requires us to be slower in our practice, to truly feel and understand the tremendous therapeutic effects of the asana.
We like to encourage students to wear positive, happy colors which facilitate learning and energy work. All colors are vibrations or frequencies of light. The therapeutic use of color, Colour Therapy and its association with the chakras will be discussed further during the course.
Yoga is a spiritual practice and as such there are certain ways we can dress to help our own practice and create more harmony and higher frequency vibrations in the Yoga hall. Colour and sound (mantras, chanting, music) have been used from time immemorial to uplift the spirit and are tools of yoga. For this reason, we encourage students to wear comfortable and plain white, yellow or blue bottoms and T-shirts.
The minimum age limit is 18.
We have a maximum of 15 participants. This ensures a friendly intimate course size and appropriate time with the teachers. The group size is normally between 8-15.
All courses are taught in English. The teachers all speak several European languages and are usually able to help students should any questions arise during the course. We offer French 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Montpellier, please contact SYM if you would like to do the training in French.
Students who fail to complete or finish the course are welcome to come back at a later date to finish their training. The extra time or module needed to complete the course is individually different but SYM tries as much as possible to keep any extra expenses as low as possible.
Please send us an inquiry now to secure your place on this profoundly transformative training Course.
You may want to use your free days for excursions. You have a choice of fantastic coastline, high mountains, beautiful traditional Greek villages, and great historical sights and monuments. SYM recommends visiting Sparta, Mistras, and the wonderful monasteries of the Mani.
Gerry is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) and a registered member of; Yoga Alliance International (YAI), The International Yoga Federation (IYF) and The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). He also holds a 4th Dan in Shorinji Kempo. He started his Yoga practice with the Iyengar & Sivananda methods over 30 years ago. Gerry is a certified therapist with over 25 years of professional experience including many thousands of treatments. He is the founder and director of SYM-Ltd and has been teaching yoga, Shiatsu, Chinese medicine and related subjects in Europe
Massimo is a registered, certified yoga teacher as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified Kinesiologist and craniosacral therapist. In 1999, Massimo founded Holismos, a center for complementary health therapies and yoga in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. In 2016, he opened an additional Yoga and Healing center in Varese, north of Milan. Apart from his regular treatment and teaching schedule, he also teaches anatomy and physiology as well as bodywork and healing workshops on several Yoga Teacher Training courses every year.
Gythio is fantastically located on the southern end of the Peloponnese coast, situated on the coast there are endless fantastic beaches, high mountains and beautiful ancient villages, monasteries, and castles within easy distance. SYM can recommend great hiking routes and other excursions.
45 kilometers south of the ancient town of Sparta.
50 kilometers to the ancient site of Mistras
100 kilometers to Kalamata
300 kilometers to Athens
Students are responsible for their own meals, however, selective restaurants will be recommended that provide quality food including vegetarian and vegan options at very reasonable rates.
Apart from that the apartments have fully equipped kitchens and students can cater for themselves, there are markets and supermarkets with all necessities within easy walking distance. The welcoming meal and the course party meal are included in the total price.
In your free time, you can enjoy the beautiful town of Gythio with its surrounding hills and stunning coastline. From here you have easy access to fantastic hikes and excursions into the nearby high mountains, villages, and monasteries.
In addition to the healing modalities explored in the course, students have the opportunity to arrange private treatments with Gerry, a certified therapist in shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine. Remedial massage is also available. These can be arranged at an additional cost during the course.
You could also arrange a treatment with Massimo. He also offers professional kinesiology and craniosacral therapy, as well as being a qualified Shiatsu practitioner.
Kalamata International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$132 per person
Athens International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$298 per person
Fly to Kalamata, where will pick you up as arranged, (free pick up is offered at 5 p.m only on the arrival day from Kalamata airport). Fly to Athens and take the bus to Gythio or inquire for airport transfer. There will be 1 pick up from Athens airport at 3 pm on the Arrival day.
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