Yoga Teacher Training
18th May - 26th June 2020
ONLINE 200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
DATES AND FEES
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 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.
Take a complete online 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and get certified as a yoga teacher at the 200-hour level.
Complete 130 hours of training online now 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 accommodation & food for that week)
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 educational hours. All virtual hours count as contact hours until the 30th of September.
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 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 many opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students, 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. (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 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.
You will study with a team of four dedicated and experienced instructors.
"Come as a practitioner, leave as a teacher"
FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
Our 200-hour online yoga course is made up of 20 non-contact hours (pre-course reading and assigned homework during the course) and 180 in-person/contact hours with the teachers. These guidelines will continue to be followed during our virtual courses.
Our online yoga training will be a mix of high quality pre-recorded classes and live interactions with your instructors. The pre-recorded videos will be uploaded on the Podia platform and will consist of about 16-20 hours of content per week. These classes can be taken at your own pace with options to re-watch as many times as you need.
Live class hours will be limited to ensure you the most scheduling flexibility, meeting live for 7 hours per week for five Saturdays. Live classes will start at 08:00 am Central European Summer Time (09:00 am for Greece and Romania, 08:00 am for France and Italy, 07:00 am for the UK) and will run until 12:30 pm, followed by a one-hour break and then starting again from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Central European Summer Time. Do not stress here, Zoom is smart and will automatically convert these timee to your own timezone.
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.
...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