200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga
Yoga Teacher Training
Greece, Corfu Island
28th May - 20th June 2020
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. Taken into consideration the current situation that we all face due to Corona Virus, all the deposits made after the 10th of March are fully refundable. All deposits which were made before the 10th of March, 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 28th of April 2020.
All packages are residential and include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and student 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. 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. 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 three educational categories: The Practice and Theory of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda, and Teaching Skills and The Art of Adjustment. 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 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.
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 a double bed and the second room has 2 single beds (only two of these are available, so book in advance if you want this 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 restaurant 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.
YOUR TYPICAL TRAINING DAY
YOU WILL TRAIN HERE
...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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