50-hour course on Teaching Methodology and hands-on Adjustments
Do you want to deepen your yoga knowledge in order to better serve new and existing students or take your personal practice to the next level? If so, this is the course for you.
Spend one week in beautiful Greece, practicing yoga in a shala overlooking the bay, eating delicious healthy food and relaxing with a glass of wine at dinner. Located just 2.5 hours drive from Athens, in a small fishermen’s village, Evia Silence Retreat Center is only within steps from the beach.
It is time to embrace being a student again. But this time in paradise.
Refine your alignment, deepen your personal practice with Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga classes and learn different techniques of adjusting your students.
Interested? To ensure this is the right course for you, consider the following.
– Are you already a yoga teacher and want to further advance your yoga knowledge?
– Want to earn 50 accredited hours with Yoga Alliance?
– Do you want to deepen your asana practice and be challenged?
– Do you want to study with passionate and experienced teachers?
– Are you interested in enhancing your hands-on adjustments
– Want to know how and (most importantly) when to adjust in the case of injuries?
– If you want to maintain your Yoga Alliance registration with CEP (Continuous Education Providers).
– Want to learn how to perform and teach advanced asanas, transitions and handstand preparation?
– Do you want to build your overall tool-kit of teaching skills?
If so, see you in Greece.
Evia Silence Retreat Centre is one of the most beautiful and peaceful retreat centers, located in a small traditional seaside village. Situated right on the beach, you can go from shavasana straight into the crystal clear sea just in a few steps. There are local tavernas (traditional restaurants) just five minutes walk, serving delicious Mediterranean dishes by the waterfront. The center is easily accessible from Athens, 2.5hrs by public or private transportation.
Group transfer can be arranged from the airport or Athens’ center.
18th May – 24th May 2019
(Saturday to Friday)
Ways of demonstrating asanas
Pacing mechanisms for Vinyasa classes
Positioning of the teacher towards the students
Ways of verbally instructing your students
Matching verbal instructions with hands-on adjustments
Alignment and adjustments for most popular Vinyasa/Ashtanga postures
Using body mechanics and own body weight to adjust the students
Principles of good hands-on adjustments
Points of contact with the student
Adjustments for different levels of flexibility
Functional Applied Anatomy/ Working with injuries
Ethics of adjusting
Assisting in jump through, jump back, drop back
Further Information on the Course
In this course, we add to the knowledge you acquired in your 200-hour yoga teacher training. You will learn essential teaching skills which will boost your confidence as a yoga teacher. Some of these tools are: demonstrating (why, when, how, how not to, types of demonstrating), position of the teacher towards the students (when to sit, when not to sit), clear instructions (direct commands, indirect, passive, descriptive, energetic), observation of your students, handstand drills and many more. You will learn, practice these skills among your fellow students and receive constructive feedback.
It has become very common to get adjusted in yoga classes, with many students even expecting to get adjusted. Since there are infinite possibilities of how to adjust different body types in a posture, adjusting has become an art on its own. Hence, effective adjustments have the power to turn random drop-in yogis into loyal practitioners.
You will learn different options for alignment and different techniques of giving physical adjustments in a safe, supportive environment. By the end of the course you will feel confident in aligning and adjusting both yourself and your students in most popular yoga postures.
Joanna Vladescu and Martin Sittek are the lead teachers of this teacher training. For more information on them, click here:
You will receive a 50-hour certification which can be used as a 50 hour CEP / CPD with Yoga Alliance.
This course is open to applicants who either hold a 200 hour certification from any school, any style, or have a regular yoga practice.
7:00-8:30 am: Asana class
8:30-9:00 am: Break
9:00-10:00 am: Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am: Teaching methodology
11:00-1:00 pm: Adjustments
1:00-3:30 pm: Beach time
3:30-5:00 pm: Adjustments/Workshops
5:00-7:00 pm: Practicing adjustments
7:00-8:00 pm: Dinner
For more information on the center, visit their official website www.eviasilence.com
Prices are in euros.
100 Euros early bird discount if booked before 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.
are generally held between 4 – 5 pm on the day that the course starts, followed by 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 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 can be arranged
How to apply and book your place:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.