29 Days 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Athens, Greece

Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Greece

Join the fastest-growing group of yoga teaching professionals in the world. You are weeks away from an exciting and rewarding new career in the yoga world. With Yoga Skyros IKE's program designed to shed light on many aspects of yoga, you will be able to use yoga, and lead a substantial and effective yoga class already just after a few days. Yoga Skyros IKE will not only teach yoga and inspire students, but will also change lives.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Asana practices and philosophy classes
  • 500-RYT teacher training complete course
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Yoga styles


29 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer available:
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (US$52 per person)

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Accommodation

You will be staying at the accommodation of Yoga Skyros Academy. The student rooms are well furnished and have well-equipped bathrooms with shower, bathtub, and toilet. It is important that you do not have to bring too much clothing since washing machines are available.

Students will share either two or three Med rooms. Single rooms are available upon request with a 500 EUR add-on.

Yoga Skyros IKE Yoga Instructor Training Greece Program

The program is designed to not only shed light on many aspects of yoga, but to actually teach you how to use Hatha yoga, the mother of all yoga, and to lead a substantial and effective yoga class, and install your spirit as an advanced yoga teacher. Each class has a maximum of six students and this will give you the privilege to be closer to your master, and to understand not only a commercial approach of yoga but also the essence and transformation of the powerful yoga science.

Yoga Skyros IKE believes that you have to find balance and harmony even in a city and the best way is to study, learn, and practice yoga in a beautiful city and active place in order to re-educate your lifestyle. You will feel safe and content in this place.

This certification is to upgrade you to a new level of yoga understanding and enables you to talk and teach the theory. It is the starting block to become a master and be able to certify other teachers by adding the required hours of teaching. Please note that you need to present your 200-hour RYT certification as the prerequisite of this program.

The academy is based on the concept of small classes with a maximum of 10 students, high-quality teaching, better learning and understanding, and better connection to your consciousness and inner peace. The following are just some aspects of the topics that you will cover during the program:

  • Delve into yoga ethics and the student-teacher relationship
  • Discover and study Patanjali’s eight limbs
  • Explore the history of yoga with the ancient text of the masters
  • Hone your presentation and communication skills so that you can deliver a class in a concise manner and connecting with all students
  • Integrate and add-on about alignment and assisting within the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on basic physiology and anatomy related to yoga within the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on how to give safe and effective hands-on adjustment, and also about the different styles and intentions of touch within the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on how to market yourself and learn the business side of running an effective yoga studio
  • Integrate and add-on how to read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of the group or individual within the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on how to sequence asanas in a fluid manner and unite breathe with movement
  • Integrate and add-on chakras and koshas Science according to the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on how to teach with your voice and your hands, how to encourage and inspire people, and how to use your body language to enhance a class within the specs of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on the basics of the transformation, without this knowledge, no transformation can be achieved according to the requirements of 500-RYT
  • Integrate and add-on to apply yoga for specific ailments such as back pain, anti-aging, sleeping disorder, weight loss, depression, menopause or hormone balancing, and arthritis, which is the specialty of Yoga Skyros IKE and according to the 500-RYT
  • Study 50 more asanas to upgrade from the 32 experienced and learned of the 200-RYT
  • Case study of ailments and apply the proper asanas and design sequences
  • Master now to verbally lecture about the yoga science
  • Preparation and skill to create workshops for the different yoga topics

The difference of the Yoga Skyros IKE concept is that the master will train you. Therefore, based on the solid foundation of their yoga teaching concept, the newly certified yoga instructors can develop and add to other yoga styles on demand.

With the yoga teacher training, they take a completely different approach, 100 percent practical and career-focused. Their graduates are qualified, competent, and employable from the day they get their certification. Yoga Skyros IKE teacher concept empowers and inspires.

Yoga Skyros IKE offers a nurturing team environment in which to grow and evolve as teachers and individuals, as well as a place to make a career in yoga. Yoga Skyros IKE has been training instructors to teach since 2005 and has set up many yoga teachers for success in the field of teaching yoga. You will be able to teach from day one, this is their specialty.

Typical daily schedule

  • 08:30 Introduction of the day agenda and review
  • 09:00 Asanas practice
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:30 Yoga lunch break
  • 14:30 Philosophy
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30 Chakra asanas practice
  • 18:00 Conclusion

Instructors

Carmen Hellmann
Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga)
Carmen brings more than 20 years of specialized experience as an advanced level personal fitness trainer, aroma massage therapist, Thai massage therapist, and level two Muay Thai boxing instructor. As a professional yoga devotee, she holds the renowned experienced yoga teacher 200 and 500, is registered at Yoga Alliance USA, and is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Yoga Education Provider (YACEP). She also applies for her own unique and dynamic yoga teaching program. She has studied and trained with Master Dickson in Hong Kong and Swami Vidyanand at New Delhi Transformational Yoga.

Retreat location

This teacher training course will be held in Voula-Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece. Voula-Vouliagmeni is considered the Saint Tropez or French Riviera of Greece. Tram/Subway station for easy transportation is 10 minutes in order to visit Athens - Cultural Site.e. Acropolis.

Unique features

General

  • Kitchen

Food

Daily breakfasts are included in the price. Lunch, snacks, or dinner can be prepared by using the well-equipped master kitchen. Usually, the teachers are team working this task. Vegan restaurant is right across the street of their yoga academy as well as a bio shop.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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 your free time, you can visit the beautiful city of Athens and the Glyfada residential area, where the yoga academy is located. Visit all the archaeology and cultural sites and dive into the mythology of Greece, or just enjoy a day at the beach for sunbathing and swimming.

What's included

  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 500-RYT teacher training complete course
  • Asana practices and philosophy classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch, snacks, and dinner

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Yoga Skyros Academy can send a driver at an additional cost of 45 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

Taxi cost outside the gate is around 40 EUR.

Airport: Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport Airport transfer available: Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (US$52 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • 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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