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21 Days Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training in Greece

Overview

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.

    Highlights

    • 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.

    Languages

    • 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

    Curriculum

    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

    Bandhas

    • 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.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Athens, Greece

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

    Speaks English

    • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 91% of the time.
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    21 days / 20 nights

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    Arrival: Saturday May 12, 2018
    Departure: Friday June 1, 2018

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