200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga

Yoga Teacher Training

Greece, Corfu Island

 

2 - 20 June 2021

200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Corfu Island, Greece

DATES AND FEES

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. All deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another retreat, course, or even to another person. 

  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 100 Euros/person. To benefit book before the 2nd of May 2021.

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and student's manual.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OVERVIEW

Our 200-hour Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational course designed for yogis with a variety of experience. It is ideal for serious yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, want to learn how to teach yoga to others, and for yoga teachers wishing to expand their skills.

 

By the end of the course, you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  You will have many opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students, giving and receiving constructive feedback. At Alpha Yoga School we strongly encourage each student to discover and develop her/his unique style and voice as a teacher. We do not create a monologue of how and what the teachers should say in their classes.

 

You will obtain a solid self-practice based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. This ability will allow you to take your practice away from the studio and will enable you to practice on your own anytime, anywhere.

This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and UK and focuses on four educational categories: Asana practice, Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda, Teaching Skills and Functional Anatomy. Upon successful completion, graduates may register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK. 

We welcome “stiff” students, students suffering from an injury or other health challenges, and we encourage their attendance! Pregnant women are welcome. If you love learning, have a body, and can breathe – this training is for you.

This teacher training is limited to 20 students per course to ensure you get the attention you deserve.

You will study with a team of three dedicated teachers.

Come as a practitioner, leave as a yoga teacher.

THE YOGA TRAINING AT A GLANCE

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in the morning asana classes.

  • Alignment break-down for 51 yoga poses (their keys and aims).

  • Modifications, variations, and use of props.

  • Hands-on adjustments techniques (a module which you will not find in other 200-hour courses).

  • Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses).

  • Break down analysis of Vinyasa classes that are taught to you in the mornings (a technique which you will not find in other 200-hour courses).

  • Yoga philosophy and introduction to Ayurveda. 

  • Pranayama and meditation techniques.

  • Yoga anatomy: functional anatomy applicable to yoga practice.

  • Common injuries and how to avoid them.

  • Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Workshops for more complex and challenging poses.

  • The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing.

LOCATION

Andriana Apartments is an apartment complex located on Corfu Island, one of the most iconic Greek islands, sometimes called the "Monaco of Greece". The unique mythical heritage, traditional charm, lush landscapes, breath-taking beaches, and emerald seas make it one of the most glamorous and sought-after destinations in Greece.

Andriana is nestled in beautifully maintained tropical gardens just a stone's throw away from sun-kissed golden beaches of the Ionian Sea. Students can spend free time resting in breezy hammocks, lounge areas, enjoy access to the neighboring hotel's pool or hit the beach. The nearby beach of Aghios Georgios is sandy, long and has won the Blue Flag Award as an indication of its high environmental and quality standards. Further down, only 15 minutes of walking, you can visit the sand dunes that gained fame in one of James Bond's movies. 

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

Andriana Corfu offers single, shared twin, and shared triple accommodation options. 

  • Single: 1 double bed

  • Shared Twin: 2 single beds 

  • Triple Room: 2-bedroom apartment. One room has one double bed and the second room has 2 single beds (only two of these rooms are available, so book way in advance if you want this type of accommodation. This is usually the most wanted type of accommodation) 

All rooms include a thermostatic air conditioning unit, a fully equipped kitchenette, an en-suite bathroom with rain shower, a small but powerful hairdryer, and spacious balconies with either sea or garden view. Guests can enjoy free internet access in the breakfast area and complimentary bicycles. For additional information, please visit https://www.andriana-corfu.com.

All meals are included on this Teacher Training. 

Breakfasts will be served daily at Andriana who prepares it herself, making jams from her own fruits, various pies every day, and delicious vegan chocolate cakes. 😋 Lunches and dinners will be served at Kafesas local taverna, 50 meters from the yoga center, where students will enjoy fresh vegetarian meals with a panoramic sea view. Kafesas owner strictly chooses only vegetables that are locally grown on the island. 

There is also an array of lovely traditional tavernas within walking distance, as well as small general stores, but Kafesas taverna is one of the best in the area. 

LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR TRAINING

TEACHING SKILLS


In this module, you will learn essential sequencing principles in order to create your own Vinyasa Flow classes. We will look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus more experienced students. We will cover the different types of Vinyasa classes, which are: well rounded class peak pose class peak pose per flow themed class Teaching skills will include:

  • how to demonstrate asanas including reasons to demonstrate, when, why, do's and don'ts
  • how to maintain group energy
  • how to modify asanas
  • how to work with a mixed-level class
  • how to give verbal instructions
  • how to use your voice as a yoga teacher
There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance and feedback on how to improve and enhance all these teaching skills. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and your main teacher.




MORNING ASANA CLASSES


Our asana curriculum is split equally between Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with three Ashtanga and three Vinyasa yoga classes per week. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a pre-set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing point (drishti), one slowly gains control of the senses and mind. Over time, with repeated practice and devotion, it unfolds into a moving meditation, awakening a sense of subtle awareness within. The mind becomes calmer, and slowly we are able to clear away the clutter. When this happens, the light of yoga begins to shine. This is the transformational beauty of the Ashtanga yoga practice. Vinyasa Flow yoga means flowing from one posture to another using breath. No two vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory we cover in the "Teaching skills and Sequencing".




ALIGNMENT AND HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS


In this module we will examine 51 yoga postures in terms of:

  • correct alignment (called key alignment) and what is the aim of each pose
  • common misalignments, misconceptions and tendencies
  • modifications using props or not
  • advanced variations
  • hands-on adjustments with many opportunities to practice on your peers, while receiving feedback from them and your teacher.




WORKSHOPS


In these workshops, we break down complex postures like lotus, headstand, backbends, transitions, chaturanga dandasana, jump back and jump through and inversions. We teach baby pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm ups and requirements for the full expression of the posture. These classes will bring safety, awareness and mindfulness to your practice and teaching. They are a game changer :-)




ANATOMY


You will explore functional yoga anatomy and how to safely deepen your practice through your body. You will learn about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through a comprehensive breakdown of the regions of the body most applicable to the practice. Through practical application, you will investigate the different types of connective tissues, experience the movements of the joints, and connect with your fascial body. You will leave with a more profound understanding of your own and your students' body anatomy.




PHILOSOPHY


Yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the course. We will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics and practices in the past and present. We will investigate the roots of the practice; the Vedic tradition and its culture, myths, mantra chanting, bhandas, kryias and their meaning. We then continue down the evolutionary paths of both classical and modern yoga practices. You will be introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita, gaining insight on their commentaries. We will discuss how to integrate yoga philosophy into our every day life.




AYURVEDA


Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health and longevity, is intrinsically linked to the practice of yoga. These two sister sciences were developed together and traditionally are taught together. We will explore the foundations of this extraordinary holistic discipline while learning its basic principles of self-healing that can be applied both on and off the mat.




YOU WILL GET CERTIFIED


Upon successful completion of the practical and written assignment, you will receive a 200-hour certificate. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK as a 200-level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).




WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER


This course is open for all yoga practitioners. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend this training. The most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. The course is conducted in English.




SUGGESTED OPTIONS FOR GETTING TO CORFU ISLAND


Direct flight to Corfu's airport: Corfu is located in the Ionian Islands, off the northwestern coast of Greece. Domestic and international flights can be booked directly to Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport (CFU), Corfu’s International Airport. The airport is located 31 km away from Andriana Retreat Center. From the airport, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Andriana. A taxi from the airport to the yoga center costs 50 euros (The cost can be shared and it's the same, no matter if there is one person in the taxi or four persons) Shared taxis can be arranged through the Facebook group we will create exclusively for the students of this training. If you want to take a bus from the airport, take the bus to Corfu town and from there, take another bus which will drop you off in front of Andriana. More travel-related information will be sent once students confirm their spot. Airplane from Athens Airport to Corfu Airport: A two-way airplane ticket from Athens airport (ATH) to Corfu airport (CFU) costs around 130 euros if booked in advance. By bus from Athens city: (least convenient method of transportation) From Athens airport, take Express Bus X93 (6 euros) and get off at the last stop. This journey takes around 60 minutes. From there take the bus that takes you to Igoumenitsa. This journey takes around 6 hours and the ticket costs 48 euros. The bus for Igoumenitsa leaves at 07:00, 11:45 and 21:00. From Igoumenitsa take a ferry that takes you to Corfu Island. This ticket costs 8 euros and the duration is 1,40 minutes. The ferry leaves from Igoumenitsa every 2-3 hours. Once you have arrived at Corfu’s port, you take either take a bus or a taxi to arrive at the retreat center.




TESTIMONIALS


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...WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE

Review by Signe Eshøj from Denmark

July 28, 2019

"Best yoga teacher training!"

Martin and Joanna are excellent teachers and have put together the perfect curriculum for you to deepen your practice and becoming a yoga teacher! I loved the big emphasis on “Adjustments and Alignment”, which I am sure you won’t get most places, at least not in this amount or quality! Definitely the best classes of the course. The two-hour morning yoga classes were excellent. I loved that it changed between Ashtanga and Vinyasa and how much attention the two teachers paid to evolve your practice. I didn’t practice Ashtanga before I got there and wasn’t sure it was really for me. Martin turned that around! I don’t think I will be a “pure ashtangi”, but he really opened my eyes to the practice. I also loved the many workshops we did, to dig into some of the more challenging asanas or working on correct alignment in some of the poses we think we know and regard as easy, but potentially can injure us, because we are doing it wrong (e.g. Chaturanga). We started teaching each other during the first few days, which in my opinion is very important so that you can slowly begin to develop your skills as a teacher. The classes where we taught each other were excellent and we got a lot of usable information on how to teach and build a class. In general, I found that the theoretical classes really opened up to everything behind the physical yoga practice. The place was beautiful, the staff nice and the water amazing. I would with no doubt recommend this teacher training!

Review by Aneta Opletalová from the Czech Republic

July 23, 2019

"Practice and all is coming!"

An amazing life-changing experience! I could not wish for a better TTC. I am so grateful for the opportunity to study with the best teachers. They are very well educated, passionate and so inspiring. They supported us and motivated us during the whole training because they wanted us to leave as confident teachers with great skills. The knowledge they provided about philosophy and anatomy was enough to understand the concepts of yoga and to encourage us to continue studying. The training was very intense, of course, but the schedule was well planned. When we felt really tired, we always had an easier day ahead of us. It was never boring because every subject had a different teacher. We learned about adjustment, alignment, vinyasa sequencing, pranayama techniques...we covered a lot! For most of us, this was the first real experience with ashtanga yoga and it really provided a great foundation for further studies. In one week we were able to practice in a Mysore class, without any previous experience. The location was amazing, with crystal clear sea, great food and nice, clean accommodation. Thank you for everything!

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Alpha Yoga School | Join Alpha Yoga School for 200-hr residential, all inclusive Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, Bali, India, and Spain | Expand your yoga teaching skills on the 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Intensive in Greece | Residential, All-Inclusive Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, Bali, India, Spain | Deepen your yoga practice | Experienced Yoga Teachers | Learn safe yoga asana alignment and adjustment, functional yoga anatomy, and yoga philosophy | Practice meditation and pranayama techniques | Study yoga teaching methodology and vinyasa sequencing | Come as a yoga student, leave as a yoga teacher | Teachers trained in India | Yoga Teacher Training in India | Yoga Teacher Training in Bali | Yoga Teacher Training in Spain | Study yoga in an open air yoga studios in luxurious retreat center in South Europe, Greece | Alpha Yoga School Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Aliance USA and Yoga Professionals UK
Alpha Yoga School | Join Alpha Yoga School for 200-hr residential, all inclusive Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, Bali, India, and Spain | Expand your yoga teaching skills on the 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Intensive in Greece | Residential, All-Inclusive Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, Bali, India, Spain | Deepen your yoga practice | Experienced Yoga Teachers | Learn safe yoga asana alignment and adjustment, functional yoga anatomy, and yoga philosophy | Practice meditation and pranayama techniques | Study yoga teaching methodology and vinyasa sequencing | Come as a yoga student, leave as a yoga teacher | Teachers trained in India | Yoga Teacher Training in India | Yoga Teacher Training in Bali | Yoga Teacher Training in Spain | Study yoga in an open air yoga studios in luxurious retreat center in South Europe, Greece | Alpha Yoga School Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Aliance USA and Yoga Professionals UK
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