200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga
Yoga Teacher Training
Greece, Lefkada Island
29th April - 23rd May 2020
11th October - 4th November 2020
200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Lefkada 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 for the October course already include an early bird discount of 200 Euros/person. To benefit, reserve your spot before the 11th of September 2020.
All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, daily brunch, snacks, 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 all levels of yogis. It is ideal for yoga students:
who like dynamic yoga classes and wish to improve their practice (do you feel that teachers don't give you enough cues of how to do the poses correctly?)
would like to share the benefits of yoga with others
would like to learn about the philosophy of yoga
who are already yoga teachers and wish to expand their existing skills by taking another 200-hr course (always be a student)
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 from students and teacher. 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. (Bikram style)
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. You will be your own teacher. Isn't that great? To be able to practice on your own? Without having to drive half an hour to reach the studio? 🤔
This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and UK and upon completion, you can teach yoga anywhere in the world. The course focuses equally on four educational categories: Asana practice, Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda, Functional Anatomy and Teaching Skills & The Art of Adjustments. Upon successful completion, graduates may register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK and can teach yoga anywhere in the world.
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 instructors.
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.
Explore the practice of yoga while living the good life of Greece. Lefkada island is located in the Ionian Sea and is connected to mainland Greece with a 50-meter long bridge. Lefkada is a popular travel destination nicknamed “The Caribbean of Greece”. Its turquoise waters, iconic beaches, whitewashed villages, and natural wonders will connect you with the true meaning of yoga while you relax and recharge.
Urania Villas Retreat center is a true paradise on earth. This hillside retreat bestows an immediate feeling of tranquility and peace that will make your Yoga Teacher Training a rich and unforgettable experience. Immerse into yoga practice while enjoying stunning views of Ithaca island, the mythical home of Ulysses.
Minutes away from an exclusive private beach, we can’t think of a more luxurious destination to explore the practice of yoga.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
The retreat center consists of 5 luxurious stone villas, each one having three bedrooms. Each villa can accommodate 3-6 guests in either single or shared twin rooms. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and luxurious Coco-Mat mattresses. Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen, its own private pool and a spacious terrace with amazing sea view. For additional information and photos, please visit https://uraniavillas.gr
Single: 1 double bed (180cm x 200cm)
Shared Twin: 2 single beds (100cm x 200cm)
Brunch, afternoon snacks, and dinners are included in this training. Urania, the owner of the retreat center, cooks all the meals herself, putting all her love into planning and cooking healthy delicious meals for us.
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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