Yoga Teacher Training Greece

200-Hour Vinyasa and Ashtanga

Corfu Island 2021

 

2 - 20 June 2021

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200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Greece 2021, Corfu Island

Last spots available

YTT - DATES AND FEES

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  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 150 Euros/person. To benefit book before the 2nd of March 2021.

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. Unlike other yoga schools which make the deposits non-refundable, we have a flexible deposit policy adapted to the circumstances we now live in. Your deposit is fully refundable for Covid-19 reasons until the 2nd of May. Please email us and we will send you our triple-step "You don't lose your deposit guarantee".

  • The remaining balance is paid upon arrival at the retreat center. 

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, light lunch, dinner, drinking water, tuition fees, and a yoga manual. And coffee of course :-) 

Yoga Teacher Training Overview - ytt summer 2021 

This 200-hour  Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa and Ashtanga is not just designed to train you to become a yoga teacher. It is a foundational course designed for all yogis. It is ideal for serious yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, for those who want to learn everything around all aspects of yoga and for those who want to teach yoga to others.

It's also suitable for yoga instructors wishing to expand their existing skills who perhaps want to learn a different style of yoga. 

 

You will obtain a solid self-practice based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Ashtanga works with a set of postures that open, strengthen and purify the body. It is a rigorous, challenging and fast-paced practice.

You will master the basic yoga poses which will later on help you get into more advanced poses. This means that you will no longer put your mat at the back of the yoga room. You will feel proud and confident of your practice. You will be the inspiration for the rest of the students in that class! 

Ashtanga Yoga is much more than a physical practice. This type of yoga will help you with mental focus and concentration which means that you can use these tools in your everyday life so that you can relax and feel serene off the mat. For example at work when your boss says: You're late again.  

You will learn how to practice Ashtanga yoga on your own, anytime and anywhere. This means that you will no more be dependent on other yoga teachers. You will practice Ashtanga guided classes and self-practice classes. Want to practice modified Ashtanga with Joanna

 

By the end of this ytt, (yoga teacher training) you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga. You will also learn how to teach classes based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Students are usually pleasantly surprised during the course when they first start teaching yoga to their fellow students. Even if you don't want to become a yoga teacher, will see that just by teaching yoga helps you distinguish an experienced yoga teacher from a less experienced yoga teacher. Can you tell now if your yoga teacher is experienced or not? And what makes you say that? 

You will practice teaching in a safe environment where it's totally OK to make mistakes. You will have fun in these classes while growing as a teacher at the same time. 

You will have many opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students, giving and receiving constructive feedback from them and from your lead teacher. 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. Want to practice Vinyasa with us? 

This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and UK and focuses on 4 educational categories: Asana practice, Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda, Teaching Skills and Functional Anatomy. Upon successful completion, graduates can start teaching yoga straight away and they can register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK

We welcome “stiff” students, students suffering from an injury or other health challenges, and we encourage their attendance! By the way, is there anyone in this world who has no injuries? Pregnant women are welcome when they are in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. 

 

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 experienced and passionate teachers. Go to our testimonials to hear more about this yoga training and the teachers.

Come as a practitioner, leave as a yoga teacher.

The yoga teacher training at a glance

  • Ashtanga Yoga 3 times per week - the only style of yoga which helps you deepen your practice and at the same time help you discover yourself beyond the physical body. 

  • Vinyasa Yoga 3 times per week - the modern style of yoga which allows you to move freely, in a creative way yet challenging, and sweaty :-) 

  • Alignment break-down for 51 yoga poses. Everyone's favorite subject, where you will not only learn how to place yourself correctly in the yoga poses, but also have lots of fun with Martin. 

  • Modifications, variations, and use of props. If you are new to yoga and want to learn how to practice safely, this will help you understand what you need to work on, how to prepare the body and how to take advantage of the props not only to make the practice more accessible, but also to deepen your practice by using props. (belt, block, blanket) 

  • Hands-on adjustments techniques (a module which you will not find in other 200-hour courses). When you think you're doing your best in the pose, Martin comes and adjusts and you're are like: A...that's how the pose should feel... You will learn all his tricks so that your future students will love you for your hands-on adjustments. He will also make you laugh a lot in this classes. 

  • Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses, how to stand in front of the students).

  • 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 where that you can find answers to deeper questions. Want to hear Laura talk about yoga

  • Introduction to Ayurveda, so you can be more healthy and energetic in everyday life. 

  • Pranayama and meditation techniques. This is the study of the breath so that you can learn how to control the breath and the mind in stressful situations off the mat. 

  • Yoga anatomy: functional anatomy applicable to yoga practice where you learn about your own body. This knowledge will help you create yoga classes which are safe, so that your students will not only get injured in your classes, but will also make progress in their practice.

  • Common injuries and how to wok around them. This will teach you how you can practice when you have an injury without being concerned that you are making it worse. 

  • Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback from them. 

  • Workshops for more complex and challenging poses. Game-changer :-) 

  • The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing. And not just Instagram. 

Location of the ytt - right by the beach 

Andriana Apartments is an apartment complex located on Corfu Island, one of the most iconic Greek islands, sometimes called the "Monaco of Greece". The unique mythical heritage, traditional charm, lush landscapes, breath-taking beaches, and crystal-clear seas make it one of the most glamorous and sought-after destinations in Greece. Here you will feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. 

Andriana is nestled in beautifully maintained tropical gardens just 100 meters from sun-kissed golden beaches of the Ionian Sea. You can spend free time resting in breezy hammocks, enjoy access to the neighboring hotel's pool or hit the beach in less than 2 minutes walking distance. The nearby beach of Aghios Georgios is sandy, long and has won the Blue Flag Award as an indication of its high environmental and quality standards. Further down, only 15 minutes of walking, you can visit the sand dunes that gained fame in one of James Bond's movies and you can also do water sports. Adriana's husband can teach you all the water sports you desire :-) 

Accommodation and food - all inclusive yoga teacher training 

The retreat center offers single, shared twin, and shared triple accommodation options. 

  • Single: 1 double bed

  • Shared Twin: 2 single beds 

  • Triple Room: 2-bedroom apartment. One room has 1 double bed and the second room has 2 single beds (only 2 of these rooms are available, so book way in advance if you want the triple accommodation. This is usually the most wanted type of accommodation as it is the best value for money) 

All rooms include a thermostatic air conditioning unit, a fully equipped kitchenette, an en-suite bathroom with rain shower, a small but powerful hairdryer, and spacious balconies with either sea or garden view. Guests can enjoy free internet access in the breakfast area and complimentary bicycles. For additional information, please visit https://www.andriana-corfu.com.

All meals are included on this Teacher Training. 

Breakfasts will be served daily at Andriana who prepares it herself, making jams from her own fruits, various pies every day, and delicious vegan chocolate cakes. 😋 

Light lunches and dinners will be served at Kafesas local taverna, 50 meters from the yoga center, where students will enjoy fresh vegetarian meals with sea view. The owner of the restaurant strictly chooses only vegetables that are locally grown on the island and not only that, but he is very picky with the ingredients he buys. This means that you will have the best ingredients served on your plate every single day. Sunday's meals are included as well so that you don't have to spend extra money on food. 

There is also an array of lovely traditional tavernas within walking distance, as well as small general stores, but Kafesas taverna is one of the best in the area. 

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 also look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus more experienced students. We will cover different types of Vinyasa classes: 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 3 Ashtanga and 3 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 is a vigorous type of yoga and it means flowing from one posture to another using the breath. They are creative flows and no 2 vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory we cover in the "Teaching skills and Sequencing". After the class, we all sit and discuss the sequence and you get to copy the sequence for yourself.




ALIGNMENT AND HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS


In this module we will examine 51 yoga postures in terms of:

  • correct alignment which is helpful for beginner practitioners. Aim of each pose or in other words: what is the goal of the pose?) This is helpful for intermediate practitioners.
  • common misalignments, misconceptions and tendencies. Do you know that you are escaping from the pose most of the times?
  • modifications using props / modifications when you don't have props.
  • advanced variations for more experienced students.
  • hands-on adjustments with many opportunities to practice on your peers, while receiving feedback from them and your teacher. You will learn how to adjust a beginner and how to adjust an experienced student.




WORKSHOPS


In these workshops, we break down complex postures like lotus, headstand, backbends, chaturanga dandasana, jump back & jump through and inversions. We teach baby pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm ups and requirements so thay you can work SAFELY towards the full expression of the posture. These classes will bring safety, awareness and mindfulness to your practice and teaching. They are a game changer :-) They are a collection of our own injuries and mistakes which can only make us better teachers.




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. 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


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 CORFU ISLAND


Direct flight to Corfu's airport: Corfu is located in the Ionian Islands, off the northwestern coast of Greece. Domestic and international flights can be booked directly to Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport (CFU), Corfu’s International Airport. The airport is located 31 km away from Andriana Retreat Center. From the airport, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Andriana. A taxi from the airport to the yoga center costs 50 euros (The cost can be shared and it's the same, no matter if there is one person in the taxi or four persons) Shared taxis can be arranged through the Facebook group we will create exclusively for the students of this training. If you want to take a bus from the airport, take the bus to Corfu town and from there, take another bus which will drop you off in front of Andriana. More travel-related information will be sent once students confirm their spot. Airplane from Athens Airport to Corfu Airport: A two-way airplane ticket from Athens airport (ATH) to Corfu airport (CFU) costs around 130 euros if booked in advance. By bus from Athens city: (least convenient method of transportation) From Athens airport, take Express Bus X93 (6 euros) and get off at the last stop. This journey takes around 60 minutes. From there take the bus that takes you to Igoumenitsa. This journey takes around 6 hours and the ticket costs 48 euros. The bus for Igoumenitsa leaves at 07:00, 11:45 and 21:00. From Igoumenitsa take a ferry that takes you to Corfu Island. This ticket costs 8 euros and the duration is 1,40 minutes. The ferry leaves from Igoumenitsa every 2-3 hours. Once you have arrived at Corfu’s port, you take either take a bus or a taxi to arrive at the retreat center.




TESTIMONIALS


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





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What students say about this yoga instructor 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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