300-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training
July 27th - August 24th, 2020
Deepen your practice and tune-up your teaching skills in sunny Greece
Our 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Advanced Teacher Training in Greece course is accredited by Yoga Alliance. It is an intensive program designed to deepen your already existing knowledge and foundations of yoga. Teaching experience is not mandatory but will enhance your overall experience and absorption of techniques into practice. Classes are in session from Monday to Saturday with Sundays off for rest. You must have already completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in any style to be eligible for this course. At Alpha Yoga, we believe that practicing and teaching yoga is a never-ending path of evolution.
This 300-hour Vinyasa teacher training course places emphasis on advanced vinyasa flow and power yoga classes, on theming and sequencing classes, workshops on advanced hip-openers, back bending postures, inversions, hands-on adjustments, anatomical application of asanas and much more.
In the afternoons, you will have restorative and yin yoga to balance out the active morning classes. You will also learn how to teach yin and restorative.
Manual, tuition fees, accommodation of your choice at Evia Silence, brunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, tea and water.
QUICK COURSE CONTENT
Vinyasa yoga classes
theming your classes
a lot of practical teaching
giving clear instructions and cues
demonstration and observation techniques
yoga and injuries
yoga career and building your own business
creating and leading workshops
Registration with our yoga school meets the standards set by Yoga Alliance which provides a globally-recognized credential.
At the end of the course and upon successful completion of the practical and written exam, you will receive a 300-hour certification eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
This course is open to all 200-hour yoga teachers. Teaching experience is not mandatory, but will enhance your overall experience of the course. As the course is demanding, the applicant should be in good physical and mental condition. What is most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and the eagerness to learn. The applicant should also have a basic English language understanding as the course is conducted in English and the student will be required to speak English. Alcohol and recreational drugs are not available and are restricted on the premises. Please do not bring them from the outside in order to experience fully the benefits of Yoga.
Meet the Yoga Teachers
Rachel is the lead teacher of this 300-hour teacher training. She has been practicing yoga for over 14 years, has taught over 5000+ hours of yoga classes and teacher training courses.
300 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in details
MORNING ASANA CLASSES
Students will practice daily dynamic, powerful Vinyasa Flow classes. These classes are intended to build intense strength in the body and to utilize existing flexibility for deeper posture variations. Students will also be acquainted with creative, intelligent sequencing and translating anatomical principles across asana families in order to arrive in deeper, more advanced posture variations. Emphasis is placed on incorporating topics from workshops on advanced poses into the asana practice so students can experience the poses in their own bodies. Proper practice and spotting techniques of advanced inversions will be applied. The practice of deep backbends, lotus and hip openers, arm balances and transitions, handstand and forearm stand.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICUM
We recognize and encourage that each teacher defines and refines their own teaching voice. We are not into creating a cookie-cutter monologue of how and what teachers should say in their classes. In these sessions, we integrate knowledge and principles discussed in Alignment classes in order for teachers to adapt their manner, body language, tone, words, and public speaking to fit their audience’s needs and requests. Students will be teaching in small groups every day and will be observing, analyzing, and assisting in other students’ classes.
ALIGNMENT AND HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS
In our theory classes, we learn how to organize the body to allow safety in the deepest expressions of asanas. The deepest expression is not the ‘most advanced’ shape of a pose, but the breath and concentration required to practice it. We explore this deeper expression through a dual approach of understanding safe and effective alignment for different bodies and basic biomechanics for functional movement, as well as how to adjust postures for healing as well as for depth. Much of your time will be spent on expanding your knowledge of asanas while paying attention to key alignment and anatomical structures in order to deepen your own practice as well as learning how to guide others safely into poses verbally, visually, and physically. You will have many opportunities to practice hands-on adjustments with feedback from your teachers and peers.
We focus on an experiential, engaging breakdown of the human body as it relates to the practice of yoga. You won’t just sit there and take notes; you will learn how to directly apply this essential information to your practice and your teaching. On this 300-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga course, we explore a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology modalities from Eastern and Western medicine and their applications to traditional yoga philosophy. We strive to understand the body and the practice so that we can understand how to apply the practice to each individual with any style or level of understanding to create personalized, functional, and safe classes to bring students to their deepest mind-body edge.
Expanding on your 200-Hour Yoga Philosophy foundation, we will dive deep into classical yogic texts such as the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Further emphasis will be placed on an exploration of The Yoga Sutras and 8-Limbs, moving beyond a general introduction and into deeper understanding and application. You will be challenged to contemplate and question who you are, what your truths are, and your ultimate role as both a student and a teacher.
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. At the 300-hour level yoga teacher training, we will spend extra time on this holistic science of life and longevity. Ayurveda provides a practical approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle tailored to the individual on a personal basis. We will explore diagnosis, prevention, care, diet, daily routine, application in asana practice, and much more!
MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA
In this module, we expand on your 200-Hour foundation and introduce more advanced practices of mantra, meditation, and pranayama. Students will practice chanting and mantra daily while taking a deeper look at the science of sound and the significance of the Sanskrit language. Pranayama sequencing, ratios, and practices will be examined. Experiential understanding of Eastern anatomy, the subtle body, chakras, and nadis will be cultivated. At the end of the course, students will guide each other through 30-minute pranayama or meditation class.
Daily sample schedule
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Anatomy / Philosophy on alternate days
Alignment / Workshops
Break / Snacks
Teaching skills, sequencing, adjustments
Yin yoga / Restorative yoga
Sunday: Day off / self-study.
terms & fees
An initial deposit of 400 Euros to reserve your spot is required and is strictly non-refundable.
All packages are residential and include accommodation, manual, tuition fees, manual, brunches, snacks, dinners, tea, and water.
Check-in is available from 2:00 p.m. onwards on the day that the course starts.
Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. on the last day of the course.
Welcome meetings are generally held between 5 - 6 p.m. on the day the course starts, followed by a welcome dinner at 7:00 p.m.
The retreat center will provide students with accommodation as requested, but it reserves the right to make changes if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. Triple rooms can be mixed.
Group transportation from Athens can be arranged if requested.