300-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training

July 27th - August 24th, 2020

OVERVIEW

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. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Manual, tuition fees, accommodation of your choice at Evia Silence, brunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, tea and water. 


 

QUICK COURSE CONTENT

  • Vinyasa yoga classes

  • workshops  

  • spotting techniques

  • hands-on adjustments

  • intelligent sequencing

  • theming your classes

  • teaching skills 

  • alignment  

  • a lot of practical teaching 

  • speech patterns  

  • yoga philosophy

  • Ayurveda science  

  • giving clear instructions and cues

  • demonstration and observation techniques

  • yoga and injuries 

  • yoga career and building your own business

  • creating and leading workshops 

 

CERTIFICATION 

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. 

 

PREREQUISITES

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 Berryman

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.

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Joanna Vladescu

Joanna started practicing yoga in a studio in Athens in 2005. Unwilling to miss a class, she knew that she had found a beautiful practice, both physically and mentally.

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Martin Sittek

Martin started practicing yoga regularly in 2008 once he realised that it brought peace, relaxation and balance to his otherwise sedentary and stressful lifestyle.

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Laura Shanks

Laura is our philosophy queen, a self-proclaimed yoga nerd. Originally from New York, she spends most of her time in India and Greece.

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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.

ANATOMY

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

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

 

ACTIVITY

Meditation, pranayama

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Brunch

Anatomy / Philosophy on alternate days

Alignment / Workshops 

Break / Snacks 

Teaching skills, sequencing, adjustments 

Teaching practicum

Break 

Yin yoga / Restorative yoga 

Dinner 

  • Sunday: Day off / self-study.

TIME

07:00-08:00

08:00-10:00

10:00-11:00

11:00-13:00

13:00-14:00

14:00-15:30

15:30-16:30

16:30-17:45

17:45-18:00

18:00-19:00

19:00-20:00

fees & booking terms 

 

triple room

3.090euros

twin room

3.370euros

single room

3.987euros

  • A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is fully refundable until the 27th of May. After that, it is transferable to a future course, retreat or even to another person. 

  • All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, manual, tuition fees, manual, brunches, snacks, dinners, tea, and water. The yoga studio is in the same building as the rooms. 

  • 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 Airport can be arranged if requested. The price is not included. 

This 300-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

is organized by ALPHA YOGA SCHOOL

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CONTACT

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Tel. +30 22230 55353

+30 697 3770 522

Porto Mpoufalo, 
Evia,34017 Greece 

eviasilence@gmail.com

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