28 Days 200-Hour Greece Yoga Teacher Training Course

28 Days 200-Hour Greece Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Lentas Retreat Center, Lentas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Awakening Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Greece

Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece is running this course which is designed according to the 200-hour requirements for registration in Yoga Alliance International. You will have the opportunity to become a registered yoga teacher, getting a precious experience, and all the necessary educational material that you need on asana, pranayama, meditation, and also the aim of yoga. This yoga teacher certification program is lighting up the transformation of the body awakening the students spirit.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Anatomy, physiology, and philosophy classes
  • Daily meditation sessions and pranayama techniques
  • Manuals and books to support the theoretical part of the course
  • Alignment, chanting, and daily cleansing techniques
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 25 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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Filoxenia apartments

Filoxenia apartments are built in an idyllic position with a fabulous view to the sea. Both buildings are surrounded by a lovely garden area which is very spacious and has many great views. All the rooms have been nicely decorated and comfortably furnished. They all have a great balcony which is furnished with chairs and a table and has spectacular view stretching out to the sea.

Right in front of the apartments there is a path which leads to a magical small beach with blue waters where you can enjoy relaxation and swimming. Filoxenia is definitely ideal for families, couples, and for those who desire to escape from the routine of everyday life.

Village studios (economy)

This is an option of accommodation for a limited budget. The studios are located in the village of Lentas, around 10-minute walk from the retreat center.

All accommodation options have Wi-Fi only in common areas like the restaurant and air conditioning.

This yoga teacher training program is designed for all those people who have a great spiritual interest, but are unable to find the way to explore it. Once you successfully complete this course, you would feel an important transformative experience in your life.

You will learn how to start teaching with confidence, helping others learn about yoga, through your own unique experience and astuteness. Also, it is an opportunity to intensify your own practice. Breath of Life Yoga Center is a registered organization by the government of Greece. This is a world class training institute for yoga learners and to those who want to adopt yoga as a profession. After the successful completion of the teacher training course, the certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance International. It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up call
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Cleansing
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 -10:00 Breakfast time
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Alignment class
  • 13:00 -14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 -16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 -17:00 Anatomy, physiology, philosophy
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Tea time
  • 18:00 -19:30 Yoga class
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Chanting
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Dinner time
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - Bed time

Sundays are days off.

Philosophy

There are many books that analyse yoga positions and how to get into them properly, but the practice of yoga should preferably start with a qualified yoga teacher, since it is not recommended to teach yourself.

In the West, the focus is mostly on the postures of the body (asana) and practitioners hope to tone their body to the required shape. In this yoga teacher training course, you will follow the traditional Hatha yoga and keep on focus to the following point: ‘’Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self’’ as it is written in the Bhagavad Gita.

The experienced and certified yoga instructors during the teacher training course are giving by heart all the information, knowledge, and guidance to the students for exploring with a safe way their physical, mental, and emotional limits. The course is an intense one and through practice and theory is giving to the participants all the tools for confidence to share this knowledge with others.

Requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Hatha yoga teacher training 200-hour course are previous experience on yoga practice for two years. An open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher is also essential. A high level of will of power and self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding but also highly rewarding. It is very important the participants to have physical and mental health.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to fulfill the registration formalities, and submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course.
  • The participants should be in good physical and mental health.
  • They should have previous experience in yoga practice and a testimonial from his/her yoga teacher.
  • Students should be over 18 years old.
  • Students over 50 years old, make sure that your health is good for attending the course.
  • The course will run in both English and Greek.
  • Students should be willing to follow the rules of yama (social rules) and niyama (personal code and conducts), prescribed by Maharishi Pantajali.
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed.
  • Every student is requested to come to the class in yoga dress.
  • Every question which is asked by the students in the class must be related only to the course.
  • The female students are requested to inform when they have their monthly period, as it is better not to perform certain yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, head stand, viparitakarani, and kapalbhati, uddiyanbandha, etc.
  • All students are instructed to come to the class at least five minutes before schedule timing.
  • All teacher training’s students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living rules as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete. This is for the wellness of the student.
  • Don’t eat spicy, non vegetarian food outside, as this is strictly not allowed during the time of the course in yoga center. Students need to have only sattvik food.
  • All students have to follow the discipline of Breath of Life Yoga Center. Any kind of misbehavior with other students or teacher will be firmly assumed as breaking the code of conduct of the institution.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of students is based on the physical and intellectual capability, as well as the living standard of students in which they been living and adopting. Hence, the students have to be fully devoted and obey all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance needed by students will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in the class. For personal discussion and topics not related to the yoga course the students will have free time out of the course hours.
  • If a student wants to leave the course taking the responsibility of his own choice and for any personal reason, Breath of Life is not obliged to return money back.
  • Breath of Life Yoga Center thanks you for your cooperation in following the above rules and regulations.

Topics covered

  • The program covers all Yoga Alliance requirements, but also includes an exceptional study of yoga techniques and practices.
  • Basic asanas theory and practice (50 modules)
  • Preparation exercises teaching of the pawanmuktasana sequence
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Basic anatomy theory
  • Methodology the art of safe teaching
  • Yogic psychology
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Chanting and the meaning of mantras
  • Yoga and self-knowledge
  • Practice of Karma yoga
  • Extra notes and explanations on truth and correct understanding in yoga
  • Maria Deligianni

    Maria was born in Athens, and she studied there psychology, theater, pedagogy, and dance. She studied the behavior, reaction, and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance International. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.

  • Giorgos

    Giorgos was born in Athens in 1988. From an early age he discovered yoga and was initiated in yoga principles, techniques, and philosophy. After adulthood, he attended yoga classes at Satyananda center and self-knowledge seminars at Satyanandashram in Athens. He has been studying various techniques of modern dance and kinesiology of human body. He was trained in Vipassana meditation and other techniques of active and passive meditation. He teaches Vinyasa flow and anatomy in both Crete and various studios in Athens.

  • Natasa

    Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)

    Natasa was born in Heraklion Crete, Greece. She has studied glassblowing and fine art in Sweden and in England. She practices yoga since 2002, working on both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga systems. She has first and second grade in Reiki system. Since 2002, Natasa has participated in several self -development seminars and has been trained in energy healing as well as in therapeutic Thai massage. She has received teachers training in Ashtanga yoga and she is a certified teacher in Hatha Yoga. Natasa is studying the principles of ancient Indian philosophy and the therapeutic power of yoga.

  • George

    Yoga Alliance International (Hatha Yoga)

    George was born in 1987 in Heraklion Crete, Greece. He became familiar with yoga in 2010, when he started his yoga journey. Furthermore, he has attained several Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga seminars, although his practice is mainly based on the philosophy of Hatha yoga. In 2013, he successfully completed his yoga teacher’s training course, thus he became a certified member of the Yoga Alliance International and has been teaching since then. Moreover, he has been trained in therapeutic Thai massage techniques and has become acquainted with Acro yoga by taking courses while his stay in India.

This yoga teacher training will take place in Lentas, Crete, Greece. Visiting the Minoan civilization in Crete, you will have the opportunity to meet the Indian culture, studying yoga while enjoying the Mediterranean landscape and the beautiful Cretan beaches. Lentas is a small historical fishing village of the southern part of Crete in prefecture of Heraklio. Lentas village hosts the ancient temple of Asclepius God, a temple from the 5th century B.C.

During the Minoan period, Lentas was an important port, known as Levin. Lentas (means lion in Greek language) owes its name to the magisterial rock in the western side of Lentas bay, which looks like a sitting lion. According to the Egyptian symbolization, the lion indicates the cosmic law. From the huge windows of the yoga hall you can face the immense Libyan sea and the elephant rock Ganesha. In Indian tradition God Ganesha is worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom, and wealth or known as lord of success.

Nearby places

  • Heraklion International Airport (HER) - 1 hour driving

Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from the local gardens, well-cooked according to Mediterranean diet and is served with all the vitamins. Please let Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece know if you have any food allergy.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 200 hrs of instructions
  • All tuition fee
  • Certified Yoga Alliance Diploma
  • Fully residential fee
  • Manual and book material of anatomy, philosophy, psychology and introduction of Hatha Yoga postures
  • Insurance
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Heraklion International Airport (HER). From Heraklion airport it is about one hour route to reach the retreat center. You can catch the local bus from Heraklion to Lentas village (bus ticket costs less than 10 EUR) or Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece can arrange a shared taxi for you at about 30 EUR per person.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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