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29 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

Greece Yoga Teacher Training

Strengthen and enrich your yoga practice while learning to safely and effectively teach Hatha yoga. You will be staying 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.

Highlights

  • Asana workshops
  • Anatomy and physiology classes
  • 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Transformational Hatha yoga classes
  • Introduction to yoga sutras, vedas, the yoga tradition, and more
  • Class manual and required books
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


26 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

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.

Transformational Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Greece Program

Monday to Friday

  • 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 or workshops
  • 19:00 Dinner

Saturdays are free.

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 seven chakras
  • Five bodies and koshas
  • Pranic body and five pranas and their functions
  • Impurities of the five 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 eight 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 five 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, and others)
  • 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, and 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, and 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

Suggested reading list

  • 'The Heart of Yoga' by Desikachar
  • 'Insight Yoga' by Sarah Powers
  • 'Chakra Yoga' by Anodea Judith
  • 'Mudras for Healing and Transformation' by Joseph and Lilian Le Page
  • 'Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers' by Robert Sapolsky
  • -Provided reading material
  • Asanas Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda
  • Transformational Hatha Yoga Handbook
  • Anatomy Handbook

Course syllabus

  • Healing techniques for depression and anxiety
  • Yoga therapy for chakra related problems
  • Yin yoga training and Restorative yoga
  • Philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy
  • Yoga practices, benefits, and contraindications for specific health conditions
  • Asana for healing physical injuries
  • Evaluation skills for assessing imbalance at the physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual levels
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda for yoga therapy
  • Stress management skills, relaxation, and concentration techniques
  • Meditation and yoga Nidra

Instructors

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!

Location

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 kilometers southeast of Athens and 35 kilometers northwest of Cape Sounio.

Features

General

  • Yoga studio

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be provided with three vegetarian meals a day. All meals are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore the surroundings
  • Meet and interact with the locals
  • See the stunning views
  • Swim in the beach
  • Visit the nearby towns and villages

Spa treatments

In-house massage is available upon request. Please send an inquiry to Transformational Hatha Yoga for more information.

What's included

  • 3 vegetarian meals a day
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 300-hour Yoga Alliance International certificate
  • Airport transfer
  • Class manual and required books
  • Full yoga program

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Transformational Hatha Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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Arrival: Sunday June 3, 2018
Departure: Sunday July 1, 2018

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