ONLINE 200-hour

Yoga Teacher Training

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ONLINE 200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

FEES: 1200 euros

INTRODUCTION

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic,  we have decided to take our 200-hour yoga courses online. We are grateful that Yoga Alliance is now making an exception and it's allowing yoga schools to offer contact hours in a virtual format. This means that all sessions that would otherwise be in-person, can be now taught virtually. 

Wherever you find yourself at this moment, using this time to emerge stronger and more conscious is something we can all benefit from as a global community.  We are working hard to provide you with timely tools and resources so that you can move forward with your practice and training. We would like to provide students several options to do so in order to meet individual needs as best as we can. 

 

Option 1:

Take a complete online 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and get certified as a yoga teacher at the 200-hour level.

 

Option 2:

Complete 3/4 of the online yoga training and complete your remaining hours during the last week of any of our future 200-hour courses in beautiful Greece, or elsewhere. (you will have to cover the cost of the accommodation & food for that week)  

 

Option 3:

Take an individual module now and have more time at the beach during your in-person training at a later date of your convenience.  

These intensive modules are also open to those looking to dive deeper into specific areas of the practice without the commitment of a full teacher training. They can also be used toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours. If you are already a yoga teacher and need to maintain your Yoga Alliance registration, class hours can also be used as continuing education hours. All virtual hours count as contact hours until the end of 2020.

ONLINE YOGA COURSE OVERVIEW

Our online yoga course is a foundational course designed for all levels of yogis. It is ideal for yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, want to learn how to practice yoga by themselves, want to learn how to teach yoga to others, and for yoga teachers wishing to expand their existing skills.

 

By the end of this online yoga course, you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  You will have opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students during the live sessions, giving and receiving constructive feedback from students and teachers. 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 also have to teach yoga to your friends at home and send us these short videos.

 

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 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 fully recognized by Yoga Alliance USA 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 to join after the second trimester and after the doctor's confirmation. If you love learning, have a body, and can breathe – this training is for you.

You will study with a team of four dedicated and experienced instructors.

"Come as a practitioner, leave as a yoga instructor"

FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

Our 200-hour online yoga course will follow the guidelines of our "normal" yoga teacher training courses. 

Our online yoga training will be a mix of high quality pre-recorded classes, downloadable manual, PDF notes, audio notes, slides,  and live interactions with your instructors. The pre-recorded videos will be uploaded on the Podia platform and they can be taken at your own pace with options to re-watch as many times as you need. There is no daily schedule for this course and you are free to arrange your own schedule. We do have recommendations in our email with the joining instructions, however, you make your own schedule. (as long as you study) 📚 

Live class hours will be limited to ensure you the most scheduling flexibility, meeting live with the teachers on Thursdays.

Details:

  • As soon as we receive your payment, you will receive joining instructions and immediate access to the whole content. This way you can register for the online courses any time and also have more time to plan your study schedule. 

  • Live classes with the teachers will take place on Zoom on Thursdays. In case you cannot participate in the live sessions, you will get the opportunity to view these classes at your own time as they will all be recorded and uploaded on Podia. However, we do encourage all the students to take part in all the live sessions.

  • Your teachers will be available for 30 live hours. 

  • In order to successfully complete this course, you will have to teach a 45-minute Vinyasa flow class and complete the written exam which will be in questions and answers format on the online platform. In case you need more time to study for the final exams, you can as much time as you need. No rush 💜

  • You will study with three experienced teachers, each one being an expert in his/her own field. 

  • Your certificate will be sent to you by mail, at your home address. 

  • Not sure yet if this course is for you? Drop us an email and request some samples of our content.

 

THE YOGA TRAINING AT A GLANCE

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.

  • Alignment break-down for 40 yoga poses.

  • 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.

  • 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.

COURSE DETAILS

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 such as well rounded clas and peak-pose 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. You will teach to the other students on the Saturday live classes and also in between live sessions and send us the videos.




ASANA CLASSES


Our asana curriculum is split between Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. During this online course you will have access to four vinysa classes per week and two Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes per week. You will also practice yoga on Saturdays live classes. 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". In these classes, you will grow as a practitioner, deepen your practice and learn to work with your body in a more skillful and effective way.




ALIGNMENT AND HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS


In this module we will examine the most 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




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


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


This online course is fully recognized by Yoga Allaince. Upon successful completion of all your homework, practical and written assignment, you will receive a 200-hour certificate by email. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK as a 200-level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). This is optional and totally up to each student.




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 course is conducted in English.




TESTIMONIALS


See what our students say about our courses. - FIND MORE TESTIMONIALS IN OUR "ABOUT" PAGE





...WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR 200-HR 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!

200-HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN PERSON

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GREECE, LEFKADA ISLAND

24/04 -14/5/2021, 11-31/10/2021

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece

Luxurious Mediterranean villas, each with its own pool & terrace. Private beach. All meals included.

INDIA, GOA

13/11 - 08/12 2020

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | India

Beach front eco-chick cottages and Portuguese suits, studio with sea view, all meals included.

GREECE, CORFU ISLAND

02-20/06/2021

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece

Beautiful tropical gardens, 100 meters away from crystal clear waters. All meals are included.

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GREECE, EVIA ISLAND

28/08 - 18/09/2021

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece

Location just steps from the sea, yoga studio with sea view. Delicious mediterranean cuisine. 

 
 
 

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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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