21 Days Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training in Greece

  • OM Yoga Guest House, Lagonissi, Athens, Greece


Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

  • 20 days with instruction
  • Strengthen and enrich your yoga practice, while learning to safely and effectively teach Hatha yoga near Athens, the cradle of western civilization. Stay at 'OM Yoga Guest House' in Lagonissi with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea as you gain the core yogic knowledge and confidence you need to become an exceptional yoga teacher. Upon completion of the teacher training course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance International certificate, allowing you to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

    Unique transformational yoga

    The integral curriculum is taught by expert teachers with years of experience and full certification, who will guide you on this yogic journey through the asanas, pranayama, mantras, and meditation techniques that make transformational yoga unique. Since this Athens Teacher Training course accepts a maximum of 12 students, you will be sure to receive personal attention during your training. Come live, learn, and transform with transformational Hatha yoga in this inspirational Greek setting, and take away much more than a teaching certificate.


    • Yoga history and philosophy
    • Transformational yoga theories
    • Transformational Hatha yoga practice
    • Class manual and required books
    • Yoga teaching methodology
    • 21 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 14.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Set in a quiet hillside location with a panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea, Om Guest House is just the right place for thoroughly relaxing holidays. There are double or single rooms at Om Guest House.

    Monday to Friday

    Saturdays are free

    • 07.00: Breakfast
    • 09.00: Pranayama and Hatha asanas
    • 11.00: Theory
    • 13.00: Lunch and free time
    • 15.00: General yoga theory
    • 17.00: Asana evening practice / workshops
    • 19.00 Dinner


    Practice of transformational Hatha yoga asanas

    • Basic transformational Hatha yoga asana sequence includes about 80 positions
    • Techniques of transformational yoga within the asanas
    • Surya Namaskar and Chandra namaskar (sun and moon salutations)
    • Basic preparatory joint movements to warm up and prevent injuries
    • Sanskrit names of all positions

    Mantras: building awareness with vibrations and chanting

    • Seed sounds for chakras: relaxation, purification, and activation
    • Five element mantra
    • Invocation technique with mantra
    • Gayatri mantra
    • Sanskrit training includes: chanting mantra, asanas, pranayama, and other yoga vocabulary

    Theory for transformational yoga

    • Functions of 7 chakras
    • 5 bodies and Koshas
    • Pranic body and 5 pranas and their functions
    • Impurities of the 5 bodies, effects, and purification techniques for each
    • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga

    History and philosophy

    • The wheel of yoga
    • Comparison and brief history of main branches of yoga
    • Patanjalis yogic philosophy and the 8 limbs of yoga
    • Intro to yoga sutras, vedas, upanishads, bhagavad gita, and the yoga tradition
    • History of Hatha yoga

    Pranayama - 'Control of the prana'

    • Kapalabhati (cleansing breaths)
    • Nadi shodana (alternate nostril breathing)
    • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
    • Ujjayi (victorious breath)
    • Shitali and Sitkari (cooling breath)
    • Discussion on bad breathing habits and correction techniques
    • Conscious breathing techniques
    • Kewal Kumbhanka (peaceful pause)
    • Science of Swara yoga introduction
    • Breathing techniques for 5 prana activation


    • Moola bandha
    • Uddiyana bandha
    • Jalandhara bandha (throat lock)
    • Maha bandha (the great lock)
    • Mudras
    • Granthis

    Meditation techniques

    • Various Osho meditations (Kundalini, chakra, vipassana, dynamic, etc)
    • Meditations from the tantras
    • Walking meditation
    • Five body meditation
    • Zen meditation
    • Observation and awareness techniques
    • Yoga nidra relaxation techniques

    Teaching methodology

    • Principles of demonstration and observation
    • Assisting, modifications, correcting, instructing
    • Finding your own teaching style
    • Lesson planning
    • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
    • Classroom safety

    Anatomy and physiology

    • Physical anatomy and physiology - basic knowledge of body systems including respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems
    • Psychic physiology of yoga: Ida, pingala, shushumna
    • Kundalini theory
    • Nadis and the nervous system
    • Endocrine system and the chakras
    • Health benefits of yoga techniques, contraindications, and therapeutic use
    • Introduction to Ayurveda: body types and diet

    Yoga teaching methodology

    • Student teaching and observing
    • Assisting in classes taught by others
    • Basic healthy yogic lifestyle

    Your retreat includes a day trip to Acropolis.

    • Michelle Kaminski

      Michelle Kaminski finished her Masters in Clinical Psychology in California, and then followed her passion for yoga by taking an Ashtanga teachers training course in Italy. Studying directly under Swami Vidyanand, the founder of Yoga Alliance International, she received the Grand Master level certification in Transformational Hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation. She also studied prenatal yoga with Uma Dinsmore- Tuli in London, children’s yoga with Rainbow Kids, Yin yoga with Bernie Clark and Therapeutic yoga with Joseph Le Page. She blends psychology and spirituality in her own yoga way!

    The yoga teacher training will take place in Lagonissi, Greece. Lagonissi is a seaside residential area in the southern part of Kalyvia Thorikou in East Attica. It is situated close to the shore and on a peninsula by the Saronic Gulf. Lagonisi is located approximately 30 km southeast of Athens and 35 km northwest of Cape Sounio.

    You will be served 3 vegetarian meals a day. All meals are included in the price.

    • Day trip to the Acropolis
    • Walk down to the local beaches

    In-house massage available upon request. Please send an inquiry for more information.

    • 21 nights accommodation
    • 3 vegetarian meals a day
    • Airport transfer
    • Class manual and required books
    • Day trip to Acropolis
    • Full yoga program
    • Yoga Alliance International certificate

    Arrival by airplane

    Arrive at Athens Airport where a transfer will be waiting for you.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Transformational Hatha Yoga an inquiry.


    • Review by Sanda from Zurich, Switzerland

      "I want to thank Michelle and my entire Yoga family for this breathtaking experience. I can't even wrap my head around it. The past 3 weeks were magical. Good vibes only all day every day. The food was amazing. The people in our group were just wow! We were talking about wanting to stay and live there all together as a community. Thank you for making me laugh and cry! The teachings were very structured and clear. I definitely learned a lot but I still feel like I could learn more when it comes to setting up a class. The food was so good. It was very detoxifying. I enjoyed the daily meals with the group. We were like a family. I am very sad that it's over but now I know why I came to this particular course. It's because I had to find out how I want to live for the rest of my life with the people around me. and of course to learn about yoga. Thanks again! One last tip: bring some dark chocolate along or any other treat as there are no sweets served at the house (except for fruits of course)."

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    • Review by Octavia

      "I would give this course an 8 out of 10 - it was really fabulous. The instruction was thorough, we were able to get a good grounding in both the physical aspects and the more traditional side of yoga. The living conditions are very comfortable, the beach only a short walk and Leo's veggie cooking is amazing. I would strongly recommend this course for anyone who is curious to take their yoga further!"

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    • Review by Jindra from Czech Republic

      "I really enjoyed the course very much! It gave me more than I expected - very good way of teaching, practice, and homework. I can see I have learned a lot with no stress, all perfectly explained, logical and very inspiring. This course is definitely one of my best decisions in my life."

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    • Review by Maria from Cyprus

      "It was a great experience. I enjoyed all the parts of the teaching. The teacher was excellent. She was very patient with all of us, our needs, our questions and always willing to solve our problems. I feel very confident and prepared to go back home and have the experience of pregnant women."

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    • Review by Zoe from Greece

      "I really enjoyed this course. I believe that I learned a lot of things, understood better things. I learned in the past and it also helped me to organize the knowledge about yoga I have gained until today. The course gave me a holistic view of yoga as I was practicing mainly just Asana before."

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    • Review by Anna from Greece

      "This course was really transformational for me. My body feels stronger and I lost weight. I learned many interesting things that I can apply in my daily practice. They gave me a good example of how one should teach with ease and patience. The explanations were clear and understandable."

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    • Review by Elisa from Malta

      "This was an overall good experience for me! This training gave me the ability to begin my own cleansing process and become more self aware so I can take my experience and share it with others. It really taught me what yoga is all about. The environment was homely and peaceful. I enjoyed everything including the hospitality and the food. Thank you for this wonderful experience!"

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    • Review by Emily from Canada

      "I really enjoyed this course! The teachers were kind-hearted and genuine. They are good role models for a yogic lifestyle. Thank you so much for your knowledge and kindness, I will always remember this experience."

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    • Review by Joanna from Canada

      "It has been a wonderful course very comprehensive, theory application helped greatly with knowledge retention. I felt I was able to apply most of the theory taught in practice. I feel a transformation in action and feel wonderful. Wonderful teachers, very motivational. I will continue on with what I have learned here and I will pass on the wonderful knowledge. Thank you for such experience!"

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    • Review by Nancy from Greece

      "It was an amazing experience. Professional but also warmth and give a sense of being at home with the beautiful location. The course was laid out in a consistent manner, amazing teachers. Words cannot really express how lucky I feel to have been part of this great course, of this lovely group of people. I'm sad it is over but happy because I feel more alive, have a better perspective of yoga with this integral holistic approach that gave me peace and in just 3 weeks it did work on me on all levels. Thank you! It is truly unforgettable. P.S.: they have amazing food!"

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    • Review by Cecilia from Italy

      "I write to you with so much gratitude in my heart for the transformational experience you gave us all over the past weeks. For me it has been the most important experience of my life, something I do not say lightly, I had no idea what progress I would make!"

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    • Review by Georgina from England

      "Massive thanks to you Michelle for your wonderful teaching and modeling, your patience, understanding and genuine love and care. I have enjoyed every moment of all your classes and feel very blessed to have met you as you have truly inspired a new forthcoming journey in my life! Thank you."

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    • Review by Elizabeth from Norway

      "I enjoyed the yoga sessions, all theory sessions, and each Asana session thoroughly though with adjustments. They had a good teacher, good company and beautiful surrounding. Good way to gradually learn how to teach the whole session!"

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    • Review by Emma from UAE

      "I really enjoyed the course. All of the course was great, I learnt a lot! I enjoyed the Asana the most but found the theory really interesting also. The teachers were great, the location was perfect for the course. They would really do anything you need to improve. It was great. Thank you so much!"

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    • Review by Nadia from Greece

      "I really enjoyed the training course and I'm glad I did it. It has been a great experience and it has opened my horizons in yoga teaching and also my personal practice. It sets high standards and also respects each one of us as an individual in a very discreet way with genuine approaches. What I enjoyed most was the variety of meditation techniques and yoga Nidra."

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    • Review by Leigh from England, United Kingdom

      "The structure of the course for Transformational Hatha Yoga was very well put together in terms of content, pace and materials used for study. I believe that our teacher Michelle, in particular, helped even further to ensure our learnings were both concise and enjoyable. I can honestly say that for most of the time I didn't even realize I was learning everything, so naturally... it just seemed to filter in with her gradual way of introducing facts and subjects and then gently but consistently referring to them so they became so familiar. The transformational hatha yoga way of both teaching and presenting its own special form of an overall yoga lifestyle has been inspirational to me personally, as well as teaching me to teach!"

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    • Review by Ireen from South Africa

      "For me Transformational Yoga is ideally practiced in the morning before taking up daily routine. It is a gentle, low impact form of yoga, but very complete and the most pure form of yoga! After a session of Transformational Yoga both the student and the teacher feel energized and at peace. The energy level is maintained during the entire day and if practiced on a regularly basis the benefits such as a higher level of energy, happiness, healing on different levels, will become permanent. The practitioner will start experiencing more clarity and peace of mind in daily life, being able to reduce stress and confront problems in life and work, experience full awareness and intuition. Transformational Yoga is a non-restrictive form of yoga and can be practiced and taught by and to all generations and fitness levels. The beauty of this yoga is that every student feels welcome, no matter what his/her background, age or fitness level is. It is never too late to start practicing or teaching this unique form of yoga!"

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    • Review by Liudmyla from France

      "The most I enjoyed your openness and kindness as well as your patience. Thank you a lot for that. Very well composed and presented working materials, systemized and really ready to use. I really enjoyed all the process."

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    Athens, Greece

    Transformational Hatha Yoga offers Hatha yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops in Italy, Greece, and India.

    Speaks English

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    21 days / 20 nights


    Arrival: Sunday September 3, 2017
    Departure: Saturday September 23, 2017

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