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Shri Gaia Yoga Institute is an education provider specializing in body and mind practices, namely Yoga Teacher Training and Leadership Programs.

Directed by Tanya Savitri Popovich, E-RYT 500 and Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), the transformative learning experiences at Shri Gaia are designed to develop one’s own practice, self-awareness and interconnectedness with the world, while at the same time providing education of the highest quality that delivers skillful, inspiring and effective teachers and leaders.

The transformative learning experiences at Shri Gaia Institute are designed to develop and increase our students intuition, self-awareness and interconnectedness with the world around us. Our training programs are directed by Tanya Popovich, Shri Gaia Institute founder, and led by a team of passionate and skilled teachers that ensure the highest quality education. Are you ready to take on a deep inner journey, and through it make an impact on the world? Join us!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Online Teaching Exemption for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) has been extended through 2021.

We don’t know if online teacher trainings are here to stay, but it sure is a chance for all those unable to travel to join our training programs in 2021 from home. See our 2021 online and live trainings here.

HATHA / VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

CRETE, Greece
July 19-25, 2021 ONLINE & August 1-22, 2021 LIVE (or online)
One-month Intensive

This training will take place online for the first week and live for 3 weeks on Crete Island, Greece. The online part of the training will focus on setting down the foundations through a morning practice, yoga philosophy, and a theoretical part of the training that will prepare the students for the live intensive that follows. The live intensive will be more focused on the practical aspects of the training, asana alignment lab, hands on assists, and teaching methodology. If able to travel we strongly suggest to do the live in Crete, however those 3 weeks will be offered online as well, and students can repeat live at any point in the future.

Training is Yoga Alliance Certified at the 200-hr level.

HATHA / VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

CRETE, Greece
August 2 – 29, 2020
intensive format

Our favorite location in Greece, on Crete Island will be the place to host this intensive, all inclusive month-long training. Paleochora, a beautiful Cretan peninsula is one place where we have held many trainings and we keep on returning year after year. Wild landscape, exceptional local food, pristine beaches and crystal clear waters of Lybian sea contribute to the magic of this place. Our training venue is an ecological retreat center built just a few minutes drive from the village and the beach, just as far as needed to give us the privacy and the peacefulness. Tuition fees, accommodation in double occupancy, breakfast and dinner are included in the program cost. Single occupancy may be available at an extra cost – contact us for availability and details. All traveling arrangements are arranged by the participants solely, we can assist you with directions from Chania or Heraklion airport to Paleochora. Participants should arrive by 5 pm on the first day, and departure will take place after breakfast on the last day. One day a week will be lecture free to give the students the opportunity to relax, study, and enjoy the beach.

​Training is Yoga Alliance Certified at the 200-hr level.

 

HATHA VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

BALI, Indonesia
TBA

intensive format

 

Ubud is the cultural hub of Bali and one of the Yoga capitals of the world. Our training venue is located at a beautiful resort that perfectly combines modern and Balinese culture. It is located at Ubud’s main street, about two kilometers from the Ubud Palace and about 60 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). It features a beautiful lush garden, big outdoor swimming pool overlooking the jungle, and a yoga shala. Rooms are air-conditioned and each is equipped with a private bathroom. The training will take place daily from 8am to 4pm and teaching alongside Tanya will be Eden Dalton Thompson and Marina Koutiva. Our evenings together will consist of either evening lectures by assistant teachers or exploring the beauty of Ubud. One day a week will be lecture free where we can organize cultural excursions. 

 

ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 2, 300-hr

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center

TBA 

This Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course will give you the skills to become a community leader, inspirational teacher, and a skillful practitioner and professional. Students will refine skills such as teaching, assisting, alignment, intelligent sequencing as well as integrating subtle aspect of yoga and yogic lifestyle into their practice. After having led numerous Intensive Teacher Trainings in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Finland, USA, Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and India, Tanya is finally offering an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Athens Greece in a weekend format.

Training is Yoga Alliance Certified at the 500-hr level.

 

HATHA / VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center
September 19, 2020 – June 6, 2021
weekend format 

After having led numerous Intensive Yoga Teacher Trainings all over the world, Tanya Savitri Popovich (E-RYT 500, Yoga Acharya) is offering the weekend format yoga teacher training in Athens Greece. The training will span over a period of 9 months, from September ’20 until June ’21. Weekend format gives the opportunity to many, that could not join us in the past for our Intensives due to family or work obligations, to fulfill their dream of becoming a certified yoga teacher under Tanya’s guidance. Alongside Tanya will be teaching Sissy Fragiadaki and Marina Koutiva. We look forward to welcoming you! Training is Yoga Alliance Certified at the 200-hr level.

 

AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece, Social Yogis Project
TBA
weekend format 

The first Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in Greece was offered by Tanya Savitri Popovich under the roof of Swaha Yoga Center in 2011. After having trained hundreds of aerial teachers in Greece and abroad, now, 9 years later, Swaha Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program expands even further in collaboration with Sissy Fragiadaki, and takes place at Social Yogis Project in Petralona. This education counts as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education for registered yoga teachers. See you in the air yogis! 

 

YIN RESONANCE® YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

Level 1, 45-hr

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center

Level 1, TBA

Level 2, TBA 

Yin Yoga is gaining more and more demand across the world, as our lives are becoming faster and more stressful. Yin Yoga brings balance to an overly active, or yang, lifestyle, but also to our dynamic, yang yoga practices. Level 1 of this training will prepare you and certify you to teach general Yin Yoga classes and to understand and apply its philosophy skillfully.

Level 2 of this training will certify you to teach Yin Resonance®, a unique approach to Yin Yoga where sound resonance is applied through the use of sound healing throughout the class, and sound vibration is applied on the body to directly stimulate the meridians.

This training is for Yoga Teachers that wish to incorporate Yin Yoga into their offerings, or for any Yoga Practitioner that wants to gain a greater knowledge of Yin Yoga practice and philosophy. 

HATHA / VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

CRETE, Greece
July 19-25, 2021 Online & August 1-22, 2021 Live (or online)
One-month Intensive

HATHA / VINYASA YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center
September 19, 2020 – June 6, 2021
weekend format

HATHA VINYASA YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

CRETE, Greece
TBA
intensive format

HATHA / VINYASA
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

BALI, Indonesia
TBA
intensive format

ADVANCED YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING
Hatha / Vinyasa Level 2, 300-hr

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center
TBA

AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece, Social Yogis Project
TBA
weekend format

YIN RESONANCE®
YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece, Swaha Yoga Center
Level 1, TBA
Level 2, TBA