200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga

Yoga Teacher Training

Greece, Evia Island

 

28th August - 18th September 2021

200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Greece,Evia Island

DATES AND FEES

NEW COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: Alpha Yoga School’s Measures To Prevent Covid-19 during Yoga Teacher Training: 

  • Until further notice, all students are requested to undertake a diagnostic molecular test (PCR) before joining the on-location courses in Greece.

    • Students must take the test upon arrival at Athens Airport.

    • If the student is not chosen randomly by Athens Airport authorities for a screening test, the student needs to request the testing.

    • The Covid-19 testing upon request is newly offered to all passengers and is carried out at Athens Airport. Facilities are set up at the Arrivals Level, between entrances 2 & 3, daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.

    • Testing will be carried out in cooperation with the Athens Medical Center at a cost of €70, payable by the student. The test results will be emailed to you in 20-24 hours after samples are taken. You don't need to wait at the airport for the results. 

    • Failure to provide proof of testing may prevent the student from joining the classes.

  • All passengers arriving in Greece must fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least a day before arrival, providing information that will include their departure airport, the address where they will be staying, and the expected duration of their stay in Greece, among others. The information on the form is a key element of the country’s planning for protection against the pandemic and preventing the spread of the virus. The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at: travel.gov.gr/#/

  • If you come to Greece by car:

    • The only Greek land border crossing that is open to non-essential travel is the Promachonas crossing on the border with Bulgaria. All other Greek land borders remain closed to tourists. As of Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 00:01 (GMT+3), all travelers entering Greece for non-essential reasons through Promachonas border station, are obliged to present upon arrival a negative molecular test result (PCR) for COVID-19, performed up to 72 hours before their entry to Greece. Travelers should be laboratory tested with RT-PCR of oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swab.

    • Only travelers who carry a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test result will be allowed by the border authorities to enter the country. The certificates should be written in English and bear the name and passport/national ID number of the traveler. The Laboratories that perform the RT-PCR testing should be:

      • National Reference laboratories

      • National Public Health Laboratories or

      • Private laboratories that are accredited by the respective national accreditation authorities (not necessarily specifically for COVID-19).

    • Travelers will still have to complete and submit their PLF form and may be subject to random testing upon arrival at the Greek border.

  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 150 Euros/person. To benefit, reserve your spot by the 31st of July 2021.

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is fully refundable until the 31st of July 2021. 

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, brunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and student manual. 

  • Book your flight to Athens airport on the 28th of August (try to land before 2:00 pm) and return flight on the 18th of September after 11:00 am.

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 four educational categories: The Practice and Theory of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda, Teaching Skills & The Art of Adjustment and Functional Anatomy. Upon successful completion, graduates can teach yoga anywhere in the world and may also 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 and experienced 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 of yoga postures 

  • How to use the props correctly.

  • 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, how to be a yoga teacher).

  • How to create your own yoga classes.

  • 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 from them and from the teacher.

  • Workshops for more complex and challenging poses.

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

LOCATION

Evia Silence is a tranquil wellness hotel and retreat center nestled in the mountains of Greece’s beautiful Evia Island. It is located only 2,5 hours from Athens Airport. Overlooking the Porto Buffalo Bay coastline and the crystal clear sea, you can jump from Shavasana straight into cool, sparkling waters within steps. The location is so quiet, that the only traffic you will hear is the supply truck twice per week ;-) 

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

Evia Silence offers single, shared twin, and shared triple accommodation options.

- Single room: 2 single beds put together

- Shared twin: 2 single beds (90cm wide) 

- Shared twin: 3 single beds (90cm wide) 

All rooms include attached bathrooms, air-conditioning, a big terrace with sea view, space for your clothes, a small office, flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, as well as a kitchenette. There are 2 new rooms built in the attic, perfect for single occupancy. They don't have a terrace, they have a partial sea view. 

Roommates will be assigned automatically for all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Triple rooms can be mixed. 

 

Evia's kitchen caters to all breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and dinners for this course. Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian and vegan cuisine using only the finest local produce and ingredients.  Specializing in traditional, healthy, Greek and international dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition.

Within five minutes walk you can also find local tavernas serving traditional Mediterranean dishes in a quaint waterfront village.

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.




HOW TO GET TO EVIA SILENCE


Taxi from Athens Airport: A taxi costs around 120 euros when it is not shared and around 40 euros each if shared with three other people. If you want us to arrange a taxi, please send us your complete flight details. The driver will be waiting at the airport with your name on a sign and will bring you straight to Evia Silence. We will create a Facebook group for students a couple of weeks before the course so that you can coordinate a shared taxi with your fellow students. Public buses and taxi from the airport: You can combine two public buses and a taxi to come to Evia Silence. From the airport, take Express Bus X93 for 6 euros and get off at Liosion Intercity bus station. The ride will take about 20-30 minutes. Walk to the big building opposite the bus stop and take the bus to Aliveri for about 12 euros. The ride will take about two hours and a half. Ask the second bus driver what time the bus will reach Aliveri and send that time to us so that we can arrange your taxi from there to the retreat, 27 km away. The taxi will cost about 25 euros. Rent a car: Drive until you reach Agia Marina Harbor in the Marathonas area, take the ferry from Agia Marina Harbor to Nea Steira Harbor (port) and then drive about 24 km (30 minutes until the retreat center). The ferry cost per person is 5 euros; for a car, it is 15 euros.




TESTIMONIALS


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YOUR TYPICAL TRAINING DAY

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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
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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