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18 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Crete

Kalliopi Villa, Prines

Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, Crete Island

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Greece.

Yoga and More School Teacher Training adopts the policy that yoga starts from the inner peace, the self-doubt of approved beliefs, and the constant need for self-exploration. The program meets the criteria of the most famous organization of acknowledging instructors' skills, Yoga Alliance USA (RYS200, YACEP, ID 243380).

For students not able to travel they can choose the self-paced online training or Livestream training with Yoga and More School. For more information on this training style, send your inquiry to them today!

Meet the instructors

Eva
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Highlights

  • Yoga, Meditation practice, Anatomy, Philosophy and more daily
  • Certificate eligible to register as a RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance USA
  • Educational material, digital and printed, for lifelong learning, and 1 day of exams
  • 2 healthy meals daily: 1 buffet breakfast, 1 buffet meal
  • Virtual access to an Online Educational Library free of cost (550 EUR value) with lectures of videos, audios, etc
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


17 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek
Group size: 3-7 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

The training venue is a unique traditional in Prines Rethymnon, very spacious and warm, where already trainings and retreats of Yoga & More School have taken place in the past.

The venue is surrounded by a full green environmend, remoted from the city noice. It's 4km away from the sea and 5 km of the town of Rethymno.

The venue is a traditional stone built house on three levels surrounded by a quiet, natural green environment ideal for relaxing and serene yoga practice. Located in the village of Prines, the villa is just 4km from Rethymno town and only 10 minutes driving from the nearest sandy beach of Episkopi. Amenities can be found within walking distances from the villa such as a mini market. Traditional taverns and a beautiful café are expecting for you to experience cretan tastes and the hospitality of the village. Feel the combination of tradition and luxury in Villa Kalliopi and enjoy your teacher training in Creta.

It can accomodate a small proportion of trainees, so we keep the total number of trainees to 7, to help them get special attendance and a friendly atmosphere of fellow students.

Program

Yoga and More School hosts teacher trainings since 2018 in order for the students to be able to study the yogic field, create a general commitment to the yogic path without dogmatic attachments and create the ability to apply on the mat and off the mat, in the real world, the philosophy of a yoga practitioner, as well as of a scholar who seeks the eternal truths.

This is a Vinyasa based training, following modern methods from science, as well as from intuition and love teachings. Yoga and More are not following dogmas, nor they hold theocratic ideas about the body, the mind, and the energy.

Daily program (7 teaching hours daily)

  • 08:00 - 10:30 Theory and practice
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Break, breakfast, relax
  • 11:00 - 14:00 Theory and practice
  • 14:00 - 16:30 Break, lunch, relax
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Theory and practice
  • 18:00 End of the teaching day, free time, reading time, dinner, and excursions at yin days

Curriculum

Expected outcomes

By the end of the training program, participants are expected to be able to:

  • Teach confidently and with safety at the basic level to mixed level Vinyasa classes
  • Design Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative-based yoga classes and courses based on knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and philosophy of yoga and feel able to develop their knowledge and practice in the future
  • Feel awakened to apply the principles of yoga in their personal lives and to awaken those around them on this path
  • Have ignited their inner fire of truth-seeking by researching individually on yoga and offer their own research work according to their scientific background if existed
  • Know how to offer yoga-related services to their communities
  • Know how to advertise their work and maintain a steady group of practitioners
  • Combine other alternative methods they may be familiar with their work in yoga
  • Offer retreats, workshops and alternative events to their communities
  • Collaborate with teachers of other yoga systems to spread yoga worldwide and locally

The program is divided into two sections:

  • A. Theory
  • B. Practice

A. Theory

  • 7 modules that communicate with the practice

1. Techniques:

Main asana, all covered with experiential practice, half of them covered with more extended analysis with their different variations they appear in the traditional as well as modern practice. Finally, there is a really extensive number of asana that will be covered.

Syllabus of Asana:

  • 1. Tadasana
  • 2. Urdhva Hastasana
  • 3. Uttanasana
  • 4. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • 5. Bhujangasana
  • 6. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  • 7. Kumbhakasana
  • 8. Chaturanga Dandasana
  • 9. Ashtangasana
  • 10. Anjaneyasana
  • 11. Uktatasana
  • 12. Virabhadrasana I
  • 13. Virabhadrasana II
  • 14. Virabhadrasana III
  • 15. Sirsangustasana
  • 16. Utthita Trikonasana
  • 17. Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • 18. Parsvottanasana
  • 19. Prasarita Padottanasana
  • 20. Kaliasana
  • 21. Ardha Chandrasana
  • 22. Dwi Konasana
  • 23. Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • 24. Parivrtta Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • 25. Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
  • 26. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I
  • 27. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana II
  • 28. Natarajasana
  • 29. Svarga Dvijasana
  • 30. Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
  • 31. Vrksasana
  • 32. Garudasana
  • 33. Marjaryasana-Bitilasana
  • 34. Vyaghrasana
  • 35. Parighasana
  • 36. Skandasana
  • 37. Malasana
  • 38. Navasana
  • 39. Paschimottanasana
  • 40. Upavistha Konasana
  • 41. Hanumanasana
  • 42. Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • 43. Janu Sirsasana
  • 44. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
  • 45. Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
  • 46. Marichyasana III
  • 47. Gomukhasana
  • 48. Visvamitrasana
  • 49. Krounchasana
  • 50. Bharadvajasana
  • 51. Yogi Dandasana
  • 52. Sukhasana
  • 53. Baddha Konasana
  • 54. Virasana
  • 55. Padmasana
  • 56. Vasisthasana
  • 57. Purvottanasana
  • 58. Bhujapidasa
  • 59. Bakasana
  • 60. Parsva Bakasana
  • 61. Eka Pada Koundinyasana I
  • 62. Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
  • 63. Titibasana
  • 64. Astavakrasana
  • 65. Maksikanagasana
  • 66. Anahatasana
  • 67. Ustrasana
  • 68. Salabhasana
  • 69. Dhanurasana
  • 70. Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • 71. Camatkarasana
  • 72. Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
  • 73. Salamba Sarvangasana
  • 74. Sirsasana
  • 75. Pincha Mayurasana
  • 76. Vrschikasana
  • 77. Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  • 78. Supta Padangusthasana I
  • 79. Supta Padangusthasana II
  • 80. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I
  • 81. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II
  • 82. Anantasana
  • 83. Setu Bandhasana
  • 84. Jathara Parivartanasana
  • 85. Salamba Sarvangasana
  • 86. Halasana
  • 87. Matsyasana
  • 88. Yoga Nidrasana
  • 89. Viparita Karani
  • 90. Supta Baddha Konasana
  • 91. Savasana

Kinetic exercises and Vinyasa from Hatha and modern functional flow theory with experiential and partly extended the analysis

  • 1. Surya Namaskar variations
  • 2. Chandra Namaskar variations
  • 3. Kumbakhasana functional flow
  • 4. All 4s' functional flow
  • 5. Roll back and forward flow
  • 6. Warm-up flow
  • 7. Restorative flow
  • 8. Navasana jump back flow
  • 9. Roll up and down
  • 10. Core activation, eg. Urdhva Prasarita Padasana flow and more
  • 11. Parsvottanasana functional flow
  • 12. Trikonasana functional flow
  • 13. Urdhva Dhanurasana flow
  • 14. Ustrasana-Kapotasana flow
  • 15. Kaliasana Dance functional flow
  • 16. Utkatasana-Pistol Squat and other functional flows
  • 17. Jathara Parivartanasana flow
  • 18. Vasisthasana flow
  • 19. Camatkarasana-Urdhva Dhanurasana flow
  • 20. EPKII transitions
  • 21. Hanumanasana functional flow
  • 22. Bakasana - jump back flow and drills
  • 23. Floating jump back-forward
  • 24. Lolasana-Chaturanga Dandasana
  • 25. Ashtavakrasana flow
  • 26. Seated Positions flow
  • 27. Sirsasana flow
  • Pranayama. Traditional breathing techniques and modern breathwork exercises
  • Mudra. Pranic Hand Gestures and Sealing poses. Benefits and circumstances to use them
  • Mantra. Signing for meditation practice
  • Bandha. Internal locks, main and secondary
  • Meditation. Benefits. Finding the personal voice for meditation guidance. Types of Meditation (Theming guided meditation. Visualization. Yoga Nidra. Positive Affirmations, Non-guided meditation. etc.)

2. Anatomy and Physiology:

Functional Anatomy: muscular system, skeletal system, planes of motion, types of movements, joints actions, etc.

Yoga Applied Anatomy: Anatomy knowledge that serves the yoga practice, eg. muscles and joints that work in each asana

3. Teaching methodology:

  • Creative Theming Sequencing. Sequencing for health, philosophical application, anatomical and bhavana applications. Dynamic and Slow flow Vinyasa sequencing, Accessible Yoga sequencing, Easy flow and Restorative sequencing, Traditional Hatha sequencing and more. No memorization of fixed sequences will ever be needed from trainers.
  • Verbal guidance
  • Promoting teaching methodology according to fascia theory
  • Special topics on a training plan
  • Assisting students: verbal and body assisting
  • Safety rules
  • Teaching styles
  • Teaching communicability
  • Teaching efficiency
  • Sacred space: sacred offerings, altars, smudging, presence of a teacher, Sankalpa, etc

4. Yoga history:

Yoga History. Presentation through online seminars from Ph.D. scholars and other Indologists

5. Yoga Philosophy:

  • Energetic airs / Vayu system
  • Energetic bodies / Kosha system
  • Energetic qualities / Guna system
  • Energetic centers / Chakra system
  • The model of the 8 limbs of yoga / Ashtanga path

6. Yoga Psychology and ethics:

  • Serving in teaching with love. Live, love, and learn from a pedagogical point of view
  • Critical Thinking and applications, eg. recognizing and avoiding nationalism cults and outdated dogmas related to yoga, discriminations, and stigmatization against minority groups or even prominent groups and 'successful' icons and act with unity instead of separation
  • Trauma-Informed teaching
  • Positive language and non-violent communication
  • Transformational leadership
  • Mind reprogramming and self-regulation, eg. in order to avoid photo-centric yoga stress or self-sabotage thoughts as a yoga teacher and as a human from NLP theory, Theta Healing, CBT

7. Marketing:

  • The professionalization of yoga teaching in the western world
  • Yoga teacher as a professional
  • How to title the yoga sessions
  • How to give a yoga title to yourself as a teacher according your qualifications
  • How to write a yoga teacher cv, resume, and personal sign
  • How to price yoga services
  • How to seek a job
  • How to set a yoga brand

B. Practice

Practice daily with specific teaching observation skills (with a pedagogical framework for specific outcomes, eg. if the objectives of the lesson are achieved, etc).

Preparation for final examination teaching

The last day exams are held: 1 teaching practice and 1 written test (the philosophy is not to be examined, but to self-reflect upon what you have learned).

Throughout the program, a certain selected bibliography is used and proposed for lifelong learning as well.

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate of completion from Yoga and More School that meets the identified standards set by the organization of Yoga Alliance USA in 200 hours.

Included excursions

One yin day is included to visit the Rethimno town. Expenses are not included (eg. taxi or bus, food in restaurants, etc.)

Instructors

Eva Kirmizaki

Retreat location

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. You can reach the island via two international airports in Heraklion and Chania.

Rethymo town is the closest town to the venue, which is in Prines village. The town of Rethimno still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. Rethimno has beautiful north beaches and the biggest beach road of the north in the whole Crete island.

Prines is a picturesque village only 5km away from Rethimno city.

Food

You will be provided with daily buffet breakfast and plated lunch. All meals are with local products and are cruelty-free (meat / fish free).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
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)

On Yin day, it is arranged a group activity, like visit the Rethimno town. Personal expenses are not included in the tuition price. The activities are optional.

Theta Healing with an extra cost (50 EUR / 2 hours session)

Sessions are held by experienced certified healers, must be booked at least one day prior and at the program's free time

What's included

  • 17 nights accommodation at a traditional venue in Greece
  • 17 teaching days
  • Daily asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy and more modules
  • 2 meals daily: 1 plated breakfast, 1 buffet lunch
  • Group activities with excursions optional
  • Access to the Online Educational Library
  • Educational material, digital and printed
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance USA as RYT200

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Airport transfer
  • Personal costs, such as souvenirs, food outside the venue, etc
  • Excursions costs at Yin days (tickets and food not included, excursions are optional)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") (CHQ) ( approximately 32 km away from the venue) or at Heraklion International Airport (HER) ( approximately 68 km away from the venue).

Arrival by ferry

Please arrive either at Heraclion port, or at Chania port or at Rethimno. The ship towards Rethimno takes longer route and also is not available daily. However, the Rethimno city is the closest to the venue.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

Sunday January 31, 2021
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