200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga

Yoga Teacher Training

Greece, Paros Island

 

29 June - 17 July 2021

200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Greece, Paros Island

DATES:

Covid-19 Guarantee 2020-2021:

We appreciate that now, more than ever, making plans and parting with your hard-earned money is not easy. It is for this reason that we offer the most flexible policy we can. All we ask is for 25-days’ notice. This way we can guarantee the deposit will never be lost. Either it will be refunded in full or transferred to another course, retreat, or to a replacement student (found by the initial student). By placing the majority of the risk of your investment on us our guarantee is designed to demonstrate trust and show our goodwill, and no risk of losing your deposit on you. The reason we are willing to take the risk is that we have faith in our students. In spite of the current situation, our lives and plans must still go on. We ensure that your deposit is safe and be here for you when you are ready. 

 

Why the 25 days? As I am sure you can appreciate; booking venues, flights, and teachers are just some of the upfront costs we are responsible for. 25 days gives you as much flexibility as possible, whilst giving us just over 3 weeks to try to fill your spot. We hope that these policies will not be required, however, in the interest of your security (and a little bit of ours) we outline them below.

 

Guarantee Step 1:

In solidarity with the current Covid-19 crisis, all refunds requested 25 days or more before the program start date will be refunded in full given the student meets the following criteria:  

 

  • the student needs to cancel due to COVID-19 government and/or travel restrictions on the side of the student's country of departure.

  • the student needs to cancel due to COVID-19 government and/or travel restrictions on the side of the country where the course is carried out.

  • the student needs to cancel due to any COVID-19 health-related issues.

 

Students meeting these criteria are also welcome to transfer the payment to a later date which suits them. 

 

Guarantee Step 2:

For those who do not meet the above criteria but are unable to attend the course, the full deposit is transferable to another on-location/online course, retreat, or to a replacement student (sourced by the initial student). No questions asked.

 

Guarantee Step 3:

If multiple Covid-19 related refunds are requested within the last 25 days of the course start date, and it causes the minimum number of students to fall below 6, this will prevent Alpha Yoga School from conducting the program and:

  • all received deposits will be transferable to another on-location/online course, retreat, or to a replacement student (sourced by the initial student).

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. 

  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 100 Euros/person. To benefit book before the 29th of April 2021.

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, snack, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and student's manual. Triple rooms can be mixed. 

  • Book your spot at least 3 months in advance and get lifetime access to our 200-hour online yoga teacher training worth of 1200 euros. 

  • Check-in is on the 29th of June after 3:00 pm and check-out is at 10:00 am on the 17th of July. For more information on how to to get to Paros, please see below.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OVERVIEW

Our 200-hour Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational course designed for all yoga practitioners. It doesn't matter if you're flexible, fit, strong, tall, or short. You just need to love yoga and have a desire to learn more. If yoga brings you joy or if you want to share yoga with others, then this course is for you. You will learn to practice yoga on your own, deepen your existing practice, learn about the philosophy behind yoga, learn how to teach yoga, and last but not least, you will have lots of fun.

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 give you the freedom to practice yoga on your own, anytime and anywhere. You won't have to rely on another yoga teacher or having a yoga studio close by because you will be the teacher and we are here to teach you how to do that. 

Yoga is more than just postures or asanas. Yoga helps you live a better life off the mat. You start to become aware of your breath, mind, body, emotions, and ultimately of the choices you make in your everyday life. Then you become aware of how these choices affect you, those around you, and the planet. That's when you become more connected to your inner Higher Self. 

 

The beauty of yoga is not in the perfect downward-facing dog or the deepest backbend. The secret of yoga lies in the lessons learned through continuous practice. Discomforts and challenges on the mat make us stronger and more open-hearted for life’s challenges off the mat. That's where the real yoga is - off the mat and into real life. 

By the end of the course, you will obtain the skills and all necessary tools to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. You will have many opportunities during the course to teach yoga to your fellow students, giving and receiving constructive feedback from them and from your teachers. 

You will learn philosophy and find answers to questions like: How can I practice yoga off the mat, what is my purpose and who am I? You will learn how to integrate yogic philosophy into your asana practice and everyday life. These are some of the things that are not taught in yoga studios. A teacher can integrate a bit of philosophy in a yoga class, but in yoga training you will dive much deeper into the philosophy. Philosophy helps you understand where the practice comes from and will help you build a solid foundation from there. 

 

You will meditate, learn about the human body and use this knowledge to know more about your self and also create perfect yoga classes. You will be intoroducted to Ayurveda, which is the science of self-healing, and much much more. 

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 can teach yoga anywhere.

We welcome you with open arms if you are "physically stif", suffer from an injury or other health challenges, and we encourage your attendance! Pregnant women are welcome from the second trimester and on. If you love learning, have a body, and you can breathe – this training is for you.

This teacher training is limited to 20 students to ensure that you get the personal attention you deserve. You can find our detailed syllabus on Yoga Alliance's website. 

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).

  • Sequencing for different yoga classes

  • Break down of the Vinyasa classes that are taught 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, how to start your yoga career, and marketing tools for yoga. 

LOCATION

Aliki Panorama is a cozy hotel situated on Paros Island. Paros Island is the third biggest island in the Cyclades group and it is located in the Aegean Sea. Paros has beautiful crystal clear beaches with or without sports activities, traditional architecture, amazing food, paths for trekking and hiking, and hundreds of charming villages. The island keeps the serenity and the traditional color of an era that has long passed. Paros can be easily reached either with a ferry from Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini or by airplane from Athens. The island of Antiparos is only a 10-minute ferry ride from Paros and it's worth visiting. 

Aliki Panorama is nestled in a beautiful authentic fishing village in South Paros and it's only 5-10 minutes walking distance from three beautiful beaches. Students can spend free time in breezy hammocks, on the sunbeds by the swimming pool, resting in the lounge area watching the beautiful sunset, or hit the nearby beaches. Aliki Panorama has 13 rooms and one fully-equipped yoga studio for 18 people. The owners of the hotel have been living on the island for 30 years and they can help us organize anything we desire. Well, almost anything :-) 

More information here: https://www.aliki-panorama-hotel.com

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

Aliki Panorama offers single, shared twin, and shared triple accommodation options. 

  • Single: 1 double bed

  • Shared Twin: 2 single beds 

  • Triple Room: 3 single beds. Best value for money - only two such rooms are available, so book in advance if you want this type of accommodation. Triple rooms can be mixed. 

All rooms include a thermostatic air conditioning unit, refrigerator, kettle, an en-suite bathroom. A hairdryer can be requested. Only one room doesn't have AC and that is because it's cool and doesn't need AC. Some rooms have balconies with either sea or mountain view. For additional information, please visit https://www.aliki-panorama-hotel.com

Meals included:

Breakfasts, small lunches, and dinners are included in this course. These meals are also included on your days off. 😋 

There is also an array of lovely traditional tavernas within 3 minutes of walking distance. Let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or intolerance. 

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. You will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics and practices in the past and present. You 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 PAROS ISLAND


Book your flight for one of these airports: Athens, Mykonos or Santorini. From Athens airport you can either catch a flight to Paros airport (PAS) or a ferry. From Mykonos and Santorini you can only catch a ferry. The airport is a 5-minute drive from Aliki Panorama Retreat Center and it costs 25 euros for 4 people maximum. The port is 25-minute drive and the taxi costs 25 euros for 4 people maximum. Shared taxis can be arranged through the Facebook group we will create exclusively for the students of this training. For more travel-related information, please visit https://www.aliki-panorama-hotel.com/travel/ By ferry from Athens city: From the airport catch a bus for one of these ports: Pireaus or Rafina. Timetable of the ferries here: https://travelplanet24.com/ferry




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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