Yoga Skyros Academy provides yoga teacher 200/500/Master that follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. Registration all year round. Class max 10 students.

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Instructors (2)

Dietmar Hellmann

Carmen Hellmann

Reviews (55)

Diane Widdison

from Great Britain, March 2020

"An amazingly wonderful and unique experience "

Carmen is a truly inspirational, knowledgeable and genuinely lovely yoga master and I feel privileged to have been able to study with her. The location and venue is beautiful and both Carmen and her husband Dietmar go out of their way to make sure that everything is fine for the students. The course is delivered very personally in order to address previous learning experiences and I felt my practice and knowledge moved on enormously in the time I was there. There is a good balance of practical work along with theoretical work on philosophy, anatomy and ayuverda with lots of opportunities to explore all the different areas of yoga in depth.

I researched many courses before I decided on Yoga Skyros and it exceeded all my expectations. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Bouba Zand

from Israel, February 2020

"Wonderful & highly proffesional people"

I went for 4 days self healer workshop and met wonderful people, learned so much from them. Very supportive and understanding, they cared to listened to what i needed and gave me exactly that.

The content in the workshop given by Dietmar was very interseting to me, I learned the theory and experienced the application and it was amazing! I practiced Yoga with great teachers, Carmen and Sophie.

I am so lucky and thankful to choose this worshop and to meet and learn from these people.

My words can't express enough!

Christina Nüske

from Sweden, January 2020

"Inner calm"

The kindness, warmth, openness and togetherness gave me inner peace and calm. All was very uncomplicated, apprechiated and everything was made possible.

Livia Frehner

from Switzerland, January 2020

"Yoga & Self healing retreat"

I went there with only a few expectations - to relax and to move. Dietmar took a lot of time to introduce me in different thearpy methods such as Bach flower, kinesiology and aroma therapy. He has a lot of experience and knowledge in different therapy methods and is a really good therapist himself. Carmen is a very good yoga teacher. We had every day two yoga classes (one with Carmen and one with a student from the yoga teacher training) which included a lot of breathing and chanting. The combination of therapy (including massages), yoga and time to relax really worked well for me. I left very relaxed and inspired and I am thinking of doing the yoga teacher training myself in the future. Also the accomodation is excellent. And the students from the yoga teacher training who stayed there for a month or longer were really kind and nice and I was lucky to make some new friendships.

Carmel Pisek

from Greece, December 2019

"holistic and inspiring"

I got very good input from Dietmar and beautiful Yoga given by Carmen. Thank you.


from Israel, October 2019

"The most relaxing experience I had in years "

All the atmosphere was so calm and relaxing. The yoga classes were excellent and beneficial to the body and the soul. The treatments were an essential part of the experience, they help to have a dipper understanding of the roots of the problems and provide solutions and support. I would recommend it to anybody who is searching home away from home to recharge.

Lukasz Wisniewski

from Ireland, September 2019

"Perfect place to learn , experience yoga "


Sigute Seemann

from Republic of Lithuania, July 2019

Everything was even better as expected


from Switzerland, June 2019

"Fantastic, rejuvenating, transformational"

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Carmen and Dietmar you are superb at what you do individually and together. Thank you for creating a home away from home where I could let go and get back to me.

Tereza Flidrova

from United States, May 2019

"Be open and join,pure happiness and gratitude will come"

I came for yoga teacher training and I left like a new person!

There are no words how to express my happiness and gratitude for this amazing experience!

Immediately i came I knew this is place of my destiny.

Carmen, Dietmar and Katerina are amazing people with big hearts. I felt like to be at home, maybe a little bit better :) (sorry mummy :)

Yoga classes were amazing! Philosophy very interesting and useful in daily life. Im still reading my notices again and again. Because its beautiful.

So if you want to change your destiny, just be open and join. Miracles will happen!

Thank you my lovely teachers Carmen, Dietmar, Katerina, Elsa!

See you soon.

Little Tereza :)

Abdelaziz Gheith

from Egypt, February 2019

"Best Decision I Made in a While!"

I don't even know where to start! I decided to do the 7 days retreat to take a break after a stressful period at work and recharge for what's coming. I have to say since the moment I arrived, I instantly felt the positive energy in the place soothing me.

Carmen and Dietmar are knowledgable, warm and caring. You guys inspired me and helped me reconnect and stay focused on what matters. The holistic approach with yoga, kinesiology, bach flower and massage helped transform how I felt over the week and I left feeling energized and ready for whatever comes my way. I feel balanced again.

I also appreciate the fact that I met people who became cherished friends who were doing their yoga teachers training with Carmen. They inspired me and the energy in the house was amazing. Thank you Carmen, Dietmar and Katarina for this amazing experience and above all being so caring and passionate! I value connecting with your beautiful souls :)

Sue Stevenson

from Switzerland, January 2019

"8 day YACEP"

With such small groups Carmen tailors the course to participant needs/interests and requirements. This was not clear at first (from Book of Yoga description) but ended up being a real bonus. We covered in detail the Chakras, the 5 elements, the Dosha, basics of Ayurvedic Medicine and Carmen has a wonderful technique for pulling all this complexity together ... so it makes sense and can be used personally and also in our teaching. Ps. I’m not from India but Switzerland/UK

Edit Barabás

from Hungary, December 2018

"Yoga Teacher Training and Nice New Friends "

First, I Loved the place cause it is amazingly big, clean and cosy! :)

Loved the yoga classes which were very well-planned.

Loved my classmates who became good friends! (Such a lovely group we had there....) ... and last but not least Loved the teachers who were always so kind with me.

Carmen is a really experienced teacher and goodhearted women and Dietmar is just the perfect man for her, supporting and helping her every day. :)

All in all I had a great one month with this group of people, I got so much knowledge and emotion what no one can take away from me ever!

I'll never forget my stay in Yoga Skyros, Athens.

Many thanks for everything! Love you guys..


from Austria, September 2018

"Wonderful and very effective retreat"

Very friendly atmosphere from the beginning, until the very end. Carmen and Dietmar took individual care of everybody on the retreat, about how our feelings developed, doing a wonderful job. They gave me good advices which I took with me, and gave my wings back in life! The Bach therapy, kinesiology the every day changing and challenging yoga courses helped a lot to find again my inner strength and balance, which I can keep. We even went jogging on mornings, where we saw the sunrise and beautiful panorama, while enjoying fresh air in the nature on the hill just next to the Yoga Academy. I received many inspirations and good advices, positive energy and motivation. Thank you very much Carmen and Dietmar!

Debra Spector

from United States, July 2018

"Amazing experience!"

Carmen and Dietmar run an amazing program. I learned the fundamentals of yoga, its history, critical anatomy, Ayurveda, lots of asanas, breathing and meditation techniques, and most importantly - how to effectively teach a class. Housing was clean, bright, and welcoming. The schedule was perfect - Carmen felt the pulse of the class and adjusted instruction appropriately. I made many new friends and learned a lot about myself in the process. This was a life changing experience for me! I loved this program and look forward to visiting again.

Maarit Pimia

from United States, July 2018

"Great recharge!"

I visited the retreat for a one week recharge of yoga and treatments that included treatments. The experience was great and it was a very restorative time for me. I was impressed and inspired by Dittmar and Carmen expertise and conviction to overall wellbeing and wellness. I had great conversations with them and also met lovely people at the retreat. The daily yoga and treatments were restorative and chipped away my stress and taught me about looking after myself better. The resort space was an amazing and beautiful, close to the mountain trails with majestic views over the Greek coast. The beach was only a short walk away as well as the nearby towns with restaurants and shops.

I am now inspired to learn more about yoga as well as the healing I enjoyed. (Wish I had stayed longer!) Overall, I feel grateful and humbled.

Laura Cilio

from United States, June 2018

"Amazing and enriching experience "

Carmen is an incredible teacher, knowledgeable and experienced, but most importantly she is so deeply passionate about teaching. I felt very privileged and I’ve learned a lot. The week went too quickly!!! Dietmar is also great and the treatments (kinesiology, Bach flowers and massages) are a very good and effective addition to complement the yoga practice. Met some really great people and formed incredible connections. Thank you so much to Carmen and Dietmar, a really special couple. Big hug, Laura

Naomi Stämmer

from Italy, April 2018

"Carmen has a lot of knowledge in the materia. "

I liked it all. Dietmar and carmen are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very good. I met some very nice people and we all helped each other when needed. The yoga classes were excellent. Also by the ones teached by the teachers to be. The fact we were allowed to eat meat as well.

Aline Rotach

from United States, February 2018

"Great experience"

The house is spacious and very nice. It is in a quiet area outside of Athens. I was very lucky - as we only were four students at the same time Carmen arranged for all of us to have a bedroom and we did not end up sharing rooms. While this was very fortunate I do realize that it was an exception and usually rooms are shared. The training itself was great. Carmen is a very good teacher and tailors the content perfectly to her students. Due to the small class sizes you can benefit a lot and you can learn in an intimate and positive atmosphere. I really liked the training and will definitely come back.

Jaimie Mcmahon

from Canada, December 2017

"Just book it!"

Wish I would have gone sooner and never left! Can't fault a thing, highly recommend!


from Australia, December 2017

"Terrible experience and course not worth the money"

I liked that you live with the people you are doing the course with. I liked Greece. The Greek people are friendly and the food is great.

Houda Radi

from Morocco, October 2017

"My yoga experience "

I discovered the science of yoga and so much more I meet wonderful people

Alinta Kirkpatrick

from Australia, September 2017


- great location, close to shops, restaurants + the beach, not too far from the city

- Everyone is so kind ? they each had something new to teach me

- Athens has amazing weather + cats

- The apartment is beautifully furnished + air conditioned

- free wifi in the studio + the apartment

- great training; Carmen has true expertise and passion. She is full of grace and character. I felt so welcome

- Carmen has excellent advice for developing mental + emotional strength. She taught us many lessons about staying present, practicing non-reaction + developing calm, this one stays in my head:

The mind is a garden + negativity is a snake in the garden. To let the garden flower, take the snake out of the garden. Then when the mind is beautiful, the body will follow.

- Carmen is a charitable person ? Seeing her take care of the space + her practice inspired me.

- Many mornings I came to the studio the candles burned + there was a great smell

- Encouragement to eat fresh, healthy food

- The studio + apartment are cleaned weekly professionally

- the coffee machine is amazing + the lounge is so comfortable

- beautiful yoga studio

- it is intense training ?studying the asanas + the sutras are strongly encouraged

- learning the muscle + bone groups and the benefits of the asanas

- the booklet is a fantastic learning resource

- students from all over Europe

- the beach yoga class

- individual focus of classes

- prac in the morning + theory in afternoon

Sze Tan

from United States, August 2017

"A holistic transformative training for real yogis"

The training is holistic and yet personalised. It covers all fundamental aspects of Yoga and teaching. On top of that, Carmen and Dietmar Hellman are great inspirers who recognise individual teacher trainees' strengths and weaknesses. Carmen is a dedicated and encouraging master teacher who sees the best in each individual. She helps to open up the consciousness and accelerates personal growth which is vital for teachers.

Reem Amr

from United Arab Emirates, August 2017

"Extraordinary experience "

The location is amazing. Close to many nice places in glyfada.

The school operated like a home. Very clean and comfortable.

The teaching is trabsformational. We received the science in theory and also applied with many expamples to our personal lives and how we can improve it.

Most of us taught first class within day 5. We learn as we practice. It builds confidence and flexibility as creativity in writing a class and performing it.

Amazing experience. Coming back for the 500hr soon.

Jackie Contreras

from United States, July 2017


I am so happy to have completed my 200-hour RYT training at Yoga Skyros IKE in Glyfada! It was perfect and it is one of the BEST decisions of my life. Before booking the training, I struggled because there are SO MANY OPTIONS (all over the world) but I went with Carmen’s place because of her background in yoga (and other related fields) and the academy’s concept of training smaller classes (10 students max). I think this is excellent because it really shows they care about spreading the knowledge to each and every student by building on his or her strengths.

The accommodation was lovely - comfy bed and cozy room with everything you need. The neighborhood was beautiful and the location was great - only a 10-minute walk to the beach and downtown Glyfada where there are shops - supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, and restaurants. It’s approximately 20EUR to the airport using Uber (or you can take a taxi too).

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The yoga training itself was great - I felt myself improving every day (mentally and physically). Practicing yoga with the people of Glyfada as well as visitors from around the world is what makes this location unforgettable. Thank you for everything

Carmen and Dietmar! I will definitely be back!

Alex Bowley

from Philippines, July 2017

"Wonderful experience "

It was amazing to do the course in Greece with such an International team. There is a family feel to Yoga Skyros which I don't think you would get elsewhere. The teachers are so full of information and I learnt a huge amount in a very short space of time and feel a fuller and better person for it.

Marta Moreno

from Spain, October 2019

"Para repetir! "

Carmen es muy buena en su trabajo, se nota que aprecia lo que hace. Transmite sus conocimientos y experiencia con gratitud y sabiduría y hace que aprendas y avances en la práctica con rapidez y ganas. El lugar es maravilloso.

Muchas gracias de nuevo por estas 42h de YTT!

Volveremos a vernos.



from Sweden, September 2019


Carmen und Dietmar sind aussergewöhnlich in ihrem Tun und bringen einen/-e aus der Komfortzone-und genau das bringt viele Prozesse auf allen Ebenen in Gang. Danke für diese wunderbare Erfahrung!-hope to see you again!

Laetitia Roze

from France, September 2019


Excellent ! Les cours sont de très bonne qualité. Carmen et ses trainers sont très pédagogues et généreuses en conseil. Les soins et les conseils prodigués par Dietmar sont pertinents et efficaces. La maison est super agréable et propre. Mais c' est surtout une très belle rencontre avec l 'ensemble des professionnels et l' ensemble des hôtes. Namaste !


from Germany, August 2019

"Alles richtig gemacht "

Ich habe meinen Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Es ist total familiär und man ist sehr gut aufgehoben. Die Yoga Stunden haben mich begeistert, abwechslungsreich,lehrreich und einfach wundervoll. Auch der Retreat von Dietmar war sehr gut organisiert, professionell und hilfreich. Dietmar und Carmen waren sehr bemüht, dass es uns gut geht. Man lebt wie in einer Familie und es war total harmonisch. Der Weg zum Strand sind ca 15 geh Minuten und total easy. Für weiter entfernte Ausflüge haben wir uns extrem günstig ein taxi geteilt. Ich würde es wieder machen:)

Sue Bastian

from Germany, August 2019

"Miraculous "

Yoga Academy Skyros offers a thorough yoga training, but you can leave with miracles if you choose. The flexible attitude of the director and teachers allow for all kinds of experiences and respect all kinds of needs. I was already a yoga instructor with my own studio and school but I have come away with information and ideas that have transformed me and will improve my work in yoga. For those wanting a good solid foundation and authority in their teaching, this is perfect. For those wanting more, even better. Through the thorough teaching which details the science of yoga to its very depths, it is possible that any person from any background, any religion, no religion, level of practice... experience breakthroughs. For those needing rest for a weary soul, this is perfect; fun and positivity- super; comraderie- absolutely; and don't miss the "kitchen talks" where Carmen begins telling stories and expounding on life- you'll want to grab the notebook and write it down. A wonderful, miraculous experience.

Tatjana Biere

from Germany, June 2019

"7 tägiger Retreat zum Seele baumeln lassen"

Tolles Haus, tolle Lehrerin und toller Kinesiologe! Ich habe mich während meines Aufenthaltes total wohl gefühlt - Konnte geistig und seelisch abschalten und neue Kraft tanken für meine neuen Aufgaben. Man hat sich beinahe wie zuhause gefühlt, konnte die Küche nach Belieben nutzen, draußen im Liegestuhl etwas die Sonne genießen oder in einem Buch versinken. Ich freu mich schon auf meinen nächsten Besuch!

Stefanie Badertscher

from Switzerland, January 2019

The atmosphere at Yoga Skyros it’s amazing, you feel the positive energy as soon as you enter.

The house is just beautiful and the bedrooms clean and welcoming. It is located in a quiet area which offers a lot of possibilities for walk along the sea or up to beautiful hills.

Carmen and Dietmar are extremely supportive, encouraging and make you feel at home.The treatments are professional and personal. It’s the perfect place to relax, learn more about yoga and get new energy.

Carola Achinger

from Spain, December 2018

"If you want to know about the real yoga yoz are perfect here"

With her all life experience Carmen teaches you what is really important of being a yoga teacher. Teaching a professional yoga class and always keep growing yourself as a yoga teacher. She shows you how you could do all this fancy asanas but mainly she teaches you why yoga is so important for all of us. To be conscious about what you do in yoga and in life. She was a great master and I learned so much. My classes now have much more quality and profoundness and Im able to teach many different classes. My knowledge has grown a lot. It was an amazing experience.

Dida Guigan

from Switzerland, October 2018

"Ce n'était pas Carmen mais c'était bien quand même"

La rencontre avec les participants, les massages et la mer.


from Switzerland, October 2018

"Remettre les compteurs à zéro"

La chaleur de l'accueil et l'immense compétence de Carnen, sa façon inspirante d'enseigner et de vivre le yoga.

Les excellents soins dispensés par Dietmar qui m'ont permis de lever des blocages anciens.

Je suis repartie plus forte, plus souple et plus dynamique. J'ai nettement senti une différence entre avant et après et un bien-être qui se prolonge loin et longtemps au-delà du séjour.


from France, September 2018

"Séjour agréable mais.."

La maison est très propre, et l’ambiance est agréable

Caroline Hirondelle

from French Polynesia, September 2018

"excellent à tout point de vue"

un enseignement de qualité dans une belle maison ! je compte bien revenir pour les 500 h !

Jacques Uhrweiller

from France, August 2018

"What else ?"

Next time, I'll stay longer !

Je pourrais me contenter de dire "je reviendrai et je resterai plus longtemps la prochaine fois..."

mais j'ajouterai que cette maison est très accueillante parce que Carmen et Dietmar sont délicats, souriants, ouverts, généreux, précieux...

que les séances de Yoga de Carmen (ou de ses brillantes élèves) et les soins de Dietmar sont d'une qualité exceptionnelle,

que l'on se laisse rapidement aller, dans cette douce et belle ambiance de retraite de yoga et de méditation.

Merci Carmen et Dietmar !


Claire Dionis Du Séjour

from France, July 2018

"J'ai bien fait de venir !"

Séjour régénérant accompagné par Dietmar et Carmen qui sont deux personnes d'une grande générosité! Je suis rentrée renouvelée, plus solide et avec un large sourire !

Merci merci merci

Marie Hana

from France, May 2018


Carmen and Dietmar are great teachers

I learn a lot about yoga . The teaching was great , yoga classe was great , food excellent 👌 I will come back again 👍

Suzie Desmet

from France, May 2018

"The perfect retreat to recharge your batteries and reconnect"

Carmen and Dietmar are a lovely couple, inspiring and really complementary. I loved the association of yoga + kinesiology/Bach Flowers/Massage. It is an holistic methodology to restaure you !


from France, May 2018

"Discernment, knowledge and self-awareness"

Yoga Skyros IKE offers the students a live-in yogic learning experience in a warm, loving and compassionate atmosphere. Patanjali's teachings are fully integrated in every aspects of the student's everyday life. Carmen is a true guru in the proper sense of the Sanskrit word. She is assuredly on the path and knows how to show the way to her students, with open heart and clear sight. Whatever your expectations on starting the journey, you will come out transformed. Thank you, Carmen, for planting the seeds in such a beautiful manner that we can, in turn, share yoga in conscience. पारमिता

Stéphanie St-onge Perron

from Greece, April 2018

"Amazing experience"

Carmen was really respectful of other professions and experiences. She greatly adapted her teaching according to our needs. With all the knowledge she shared with us, I am feeling confident to guide students the best way I can. The house was clean and dispose of nice balconies. I highly recommend Yoga Skyros Academy!

Marie Arnould

from Peru, January 2018

"Un sejour et un apprentissage riche et profond"

Le studio est beau, spacieux, confortable et situé dans un quartier d Athénes tres agréable d ou l on peut marcher, aller à la plage.

Carmen Hellman est une excellente professeur qui a beaucoup de savoir faire et savoir être à transmettre et une belle personne ainsi que son mari Dietmar. Je recommende vivement à tous ceux qui veulent faire une formation de qualité de la faire dans ce lieu exceptionnel avec ces personnes d exception.

Vivian Boumans

from Croatia, July 2017

"Go for it!"

The reason I chose this school is that you can start whenever you want to and that the group of students is small.

You'll start to teach asap, even with Carmen's clients. Where else will you find that in a TTC? And if you think you're not ready, just know that you are and that you'll fine support both from Carmen and Dietmar as well as your fellow students.

What I really liked about this course is that the program is not cast in stone. There is (some) flexibility in the program and classes. Which gives you time to process and take everything in. Or give your body a rest so you can keep on opening it more and more. It still will be intens and you will go through a transformation. If a 7 am - 9 pm fixed program doesn't appeal to you, than this for sure will.

That being said, I don't believe any training can ever be perfect. Someone once told me that you always get exactly what you need. If your gut feeling is telling you to come here, then trust it and go for it. For everything will fall into place at some point in time. Even after the training is over.