Alpha Yoga School
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AND YOGA RETREATS IN GREECE
We are Martin and Joanna and we are glad you found our website. We help yoga practitioners transform their daily lives through yoga, both on and off the mat. Would you like to be a better version of yourself? ....
We prepared our yoga teacher training and retreats so that it is not only remembered as the time that you invested in your self-improvement but also as the time you built new empowering habits, inspiring skills, and life-long friendships. Yes, you will be challenged but you will walk away with tons of amazing benefits.
At the end of the journey, it will forever be remembered as the time you took for yourself, the time to remember, the time of your life.
Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Yoga Retreats
Here are testimonials from real students who took our yoga instructor courses
The 200-hour teacher training schedule was intense, both mentally and physically. The classes, workshops, and lectures helped me to gain a much more in-depth understanding of yoga. What had been a great way to keep me in good physical and mental health blossomed into a much more self-reflective practice that allows me to be inquisitive and question my preconditioned expectations and limiting beliefs. Blending yogic philosophy and anatomy with technical knowledge from alignment classes made every self-practice more meaningful. Thanks to Joanna’s expertise and warmth, I now feel confident enough to teach a class and have a qualification to show for it!
- Chiara Maurino, yoga student and teacher from the UK
I am still living out of my inner battery that had been fully reloaded in Evia. It was a beautiful experience that kept me smiling and cherished for days and talking about to my friends and family. Since I am back I also keep a regular practice, both in Ashtanga and Vinyasa. I would never believe I would fall in love with Ashtanga.
I really appreciate all that we learned and it only opened my curiosity to study much more.
- Katerina Prouzova, yoga student and teacher from the Czech Republic
I had an amazing time with Alpha Yoga School at Evia Silence. The location is beautiful, the staff very kind and the food is amazing. I learned so much these weeks and really deepened my practice and understanding of yoga. The workshops are a nice addition to the program and I absolutely loved alignment & adjustment. It is such an interesting and useful class and Martin is a very experienced and funny teacher, so the classes were always interesting. I really enjoyed the vinyasa classes as well. Joanna makes amazing flows that got me sweating like no other vinyasa class I have done before. As for COVID, we had to do a test before coming to Greece. At Evia, there were hand sanitizers everywhere and when getting food (the buffet is in a smaller room) we could only enter with 2 or 3 people at the same time. Furthermore, you spend a lot of time outside, so I felt very safe during my whole stay. I met amazing people here and it is great how quickly you form a connection with everyone by being together 24/7. I would definitely recommend taking this YTT.
-Vivien Lommerse, yoga student and teacher, from the Netherlands
We provide a "karma yogi program" to our past 200-hour yoga teacher training students, where students can take the whole yoga course again, by paying only for their food and accommodation.
Location, location, location
Greece offers delicious food, turquoise waters, wonderful heart-warming people, and all the Vitamin D you could possibly need. We have visited and hand-picked each one of our venues. All centers offer the perfect space to reconnect with body, mind, spirit, and nature. They are only a few steps away from the seaside so that you can relax by the beach between classes.
Let us introduce ourselves
We are Martin Sittek and Joanna Vladescu and we are the founders of Alpha Yoga School.
Our vision is to combine and share our knowledge, teaching experience and expertise with other yogis.
We offer educational yoga teacher training to yoga students and continuing education programs for yoga instructors. We host yoga retreats for all levels of practitioners. We blend the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy, yoga poses, and meditation with safe anatomical alignment and intelligent sequencing.
We want to empower you to integrate all of the above with intuitive insight and personal experience.
We are yoga teachers and students ourselves.
Our yoga teacher training
Our yoga teacher training courses are a proven process that will enable you to share the ancient teachings of yoga in a practical way for modern life. We will give you all the necessary tools for that.
Many teacher training programs have up to 45 students. At Alpha Yoga School, we limit our groups to 20 students so that we can give individual attention and personal feedback to each one of you. We get to know your teaching style, help you build your career and develop lasting connections.
The group sizes are large enough that you can experience real teaching scenarios and learn from different body types while remaining small enough that you can build close relationships with your peers and feel supported by your teachers. When appropriate, we use two teachers in our asana and workshop classes to support the group; one leading the class, one assisting.
Our students are our priority and we are there to support you on your journey.
What is yoga?
Yoga is an all-encompassing practice that covers every aspect of existence. From breathing and moving to living and learning, yoga provides us with the tools to arouse a sense of open-hearted compassion. Yoga comes from the verb “yoke”. Definition: Union or to bring together.
Whether it is studying the Vedas or the Sutras, designing creative vinyasa sequences or discussing the position of the feet in Warrior 2, all these disciplines fall under the umbrella of Yoga.
Much like the streams leading to the ocean, these separate disciplines eventually become indistinguishable once they join at the source. That is union.
What is the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System?
"Ashtanga" means eight limbs. These limbs are laid out by Sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. They provide systematic steps that internally and externally purify the mind and body so that one may better connect to the divinity within. Practicing Ashtanga Yoga means practicing these eight limbs.
Asana, or yogic posture, is the third limb and one that has become most familiar in the present age. Asana lays the foundation for the rest of the limbs to unfold and the Ashtanga Vinyasa method uses this as its starting point.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga prescribes a set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing point (dristi), one slowly gains control of the senses and mind.
WHY COME TO OUR LOCATIONS?
We personally hand-picked the best locations in the world. They are simply perfect for you to fully immerse yourself in Yoga Teacher Training study.
INDIA | GREECE
Are you looking for a great yoga training? Come to beautiful Greece and study with passionate teachers who gained their knowledge and teaching experience in India. Choose among stunning locations of Evia Island, Lefkada Island, Corfu Island, and Kythnos Island.
Greece itself is a journey in history, culture, and art. Traces from past civilizations co-exist with modern architecture. Myths blend with history in every corner of the Greek land. The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and stunning scenery make it a very special country to visit. White-washed villages, narrow streets, blue sky, famous sunsets and delicious recipes from organic gardens; it doesn’t get much more heavenly than this.
Greece is conveniently located in Southern Europe and only a two-hour flight from Europe’s main cities. Greece has a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and not much rainfall. Depending on the month you visit, you will have a different experience. The best time to visit Greece is spring, early summer, and autumn.
Have you always dreamt of visiting India? Then come and do your Yoga Teacher Training with Alpha Yoga School on Ashwem beach in North Goa. Practice yoga classes to the sound of the ocean waves, study under the coconut palm trees in a stunning beachfront open yoga studio. Let's go to India together, to the place where yoga was born.