200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200-hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is designed for all levels of yogis, and especially for those who are beginners to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and want to experience the fundamentals of this ancient system.
This course will give you a strong foundation and knowledge around building a safe self practice, but also the skills, tools and confidence to teach others. You will deepen your own practice and be able to continue on your personal yogic journey with a solid ground. We strongly believe in the significance of your own journey of discovery and experience your unique personal voice and style as a yoga teacher.
This course is based not only on asanas, but also on the other limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. You will study and practice Yamas, Niyamas, Pranayama techniques, meditation and mindfulness. You will learn Indian philosophy, yogic lifestyle, anatomy, alignment and hands-on adjustments of the asanas, sequencing and teaching methodology. You will teach your fellow students, give and receive constructive feedback from day one. You will enlighten body, spirit and mind.
By the end of the course you will know how to practice the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series by your self, teach classes based on the Primary Sequence, and also create your own Vinyasa Flow sequences.
You will also be taught other styles of asana practice in the afternoon classes, like yin and restorative yoga, in order to experience other yoga traditions/ styles.
Upon completion of our 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training you will:
Learn the Ashtanga Primary Series
Practice a broad range of yoga asanas.
Learn the proper alignment of about 60 postures.
Explore the modifications (using props) and variations of the most common yoga asanas.
Learn and practice on your fellow students the art of hands-on-adjustments.
Yoga anatomy: understand the basic concepts of functional anatomy applied to yoga practice.
Learn how to avoid common injuries during practice
Experience and practice different pranayama and meditation techniques. Benefits of each pranayama technique
Learn mantra chanting
Mudras, bandhas and their benefits
Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda
Observe the main teacher while teaching
Be able to teach a 45-minute class to a 90-minute long class
Learn how to give clear verbal instructions or working/finding your voice within
Know how to give demonstrations of postures
Know how to jump back and jump through (or work towards)
Learn about building a yoga career and business
Joanna Vladescu and Martin Sittek are the lead teachers of this teacher training. For more information on them, click here:
You will receive a 200-hour certification eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Registration with our yoga school meets the standards set by Yoga Alliance which provides a globally recognized credential.
Our teacher training, is a combination of years of practicing, learning, gaining knowledge and experience through teaching in other yoga teacher trainings. All this, concentrated in one transformational life-time experience under the supervision of three experienced and passionate teachers. Students are expected to be committed to this educational program and to realize that this is not a yoga retreat or yoga holiday.
Our Yoga Teacher Training program is a practical training course designed to help you become a confident and effective Yoga teacher for all level of students. By the end of the course you will be able to teach mixed-level open yoga class confidently. Since we offer you a practical approach, there will be lots of opportunities for you to teach. From day one, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course.
Morning asana classes
Our asana curriculum is equally split between Ashtanga and Vinyasa, meaning that you will practice three Ashtanga and three Vinyasa classes per week. The Ashtanga classes will progress gradually, while the Vinyasa classes will usually include pranayama, warm-up, sun salutations + variations, basic, medium difficulty and advanced yoga postures, postural alignment, deep relaxation techniques, shavasana and chanting.
During 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 more experienced students and working with beginners. There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance and feedback on how to improve and enhance these skills.
You will also learn how to demonstrate asanas, (reasons to demo, when, why, how), how to hold the seat of a teacher and the energy of the class, how to project your voice, how to modify asanas, how to work with an open level class and how to give verbal instructions. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and teachers.
Alignment and hands-on adjustments
In this module, you will learn proper and safe alignment of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series postures.You will learn the principles of alignment in each asana family, postural categories and modifications using your own body and props. After we explain the posture, we will learn and practice hands-on adjustments. These adjustments can help the student not only to achieve the correct alignment but also to deepen the pose.
Every two to three days you will have workshops where we break down complex postures like lotus, headstand, deep backbends, transitions, chaturanga dandasana, inversions. We show preparation exercises, appropriate warm ups and requirements for the full posture. (baby pre-requisite steps) These classes will bring safety, awareness and mindfulness to your practice.
Pranayama and meditation
You will learn and practice different breathing techniques, their benefits and how to apply them in your classes. You will meditate daily, either silently or actively.
DATES AND LOCATION
29th June – 22nd July 2019, Evia Silence, Greece
Evia Silence retreat center is located on Evia island, just 2,5 hours drive from Athens International Airport. It consists of ten rooms, all of them having private balcony overlooking the bay. The beach is just 50 meters from the retreat center where you can swim in crystal clear sea and soak up on all that crucial vitamin D. The retreat center has a beautiful yoga shala overlooking the Porto Buffalo Bay and the yachts. The shala is considered the pearl of the retreat center. For more information, visit their official website www.eviasilence.com
Within a ten minute walk, you can find local tavernas serving healthy delicious Mediterranean cuisine using fresh local produce.
FEES AND ACCOMMODATION
Prices are in euros in cash.
150 Euros early bird discount if booked until end of February 2019
All packages include tuition fee, manual, all breakfasts, dinners, after-noon snacks, tea and free water.
Check in: 2:00pm onwards on the day that the course starts.
Check out: 11:00am the day that the course finishes.
Welcome meetings are generally held between 4 – 5 pm on the day that the course starts, followed by asana class and welcome dinner at 7.00 pm.
The initial deposit of 400 Euros is strictly non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable in any case.
If the full course fee is already paid then refund of the course fee (minus 400 Euros booking amount and any transaction charges) is possible only if you cancel/change the booking minimum three months in advance.
Evia Silence will provide the accommodation as allocated to the student but it reserves the right to make any changes if needed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Group transportation from the airport or Athens center can be arranged upon request from the students.
How to apply and book your place:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the application form. We will process your application within one day and let you know if you are accepted for the course.
If you are accepted on the course you requested, we will email you a confirmation. You will be required to deposit a booking amount of € 400 Euros via PayPal to confirm your place. All transaction charges must be covered by the applicant. If PayPal does not work for you, then please ask us for other payment options. Your place on the course will be confirmed only upon receipt of the booking amount.
Balance course fee is to be paid in cash upon your arrival. All transaction charges to be paid by the applicant if he/she decides to pay everything online.