fbpx -->

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.

YIN RESONANCE® YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece

Level 1

June 18 – 22, 2021

Level 2 

September 22 – 26, 2021

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. 

PRE & POST NATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece

Level 1

July 1 – 4, 2021

This 5 day 30 hour live, online, Pre & Post Natal teacher training is designed to give you all the confidence you need to safely sequence and lead group and private Prenatal and Postnatal yoga classes, as well as how to safely modify for pregnant students in a non Prenatal class. You will learn about the anatomy of a pregnant body and how to adapt the practice for the specific needs of your students throughout each trimester and after birth.

This training is only open to students who have already completed their 200hr YTT. It is accredited by Yoga Alliance as Continuing Education hours. 

AERIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

ATHENS, Greece

July 16-18 & July 23-25

weekend format

Swaha Aerial Yoga is Greece’s pioneer aerial yoga school, brought to Greece in 2010 by Tanya Popovich, first certified aerial yoga instructor in Athens. This 2021 training will be our 11th year of training hundreds of teachers in Greece and abroad. Swaha Aerial Yoga is a complete training in itself, teaching students proper warm ups, alignment, begginner, intermidiate and advanced poses, flows and transitions. As this is a COMPLETE training in itself there is no “advanced” swaha aerial yoga training, students get a complete list of aerial asana and practices in ONE training including begginner, intermediate AND advanced. Training is registered with Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.
We are happy to welcome you to our 2021 teacher training!

 

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

HONG KONG
Sep. 4, 2021 – December 12, 2021

Hybrid training (live and online)

Weekend format

Lead Teachers:
Tanya Popovich, Alice Lee

 

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

ATHENS, Greece
September 18, 2021 – March 20, 2022
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 6 months, from September ’21 until March ’22. 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 and other guest teachers. We look forward to welcoming you! Training is Yoga Alliance Certified at the 200-hr level.

 

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

ZANZIBAR
October 10-31, 2021

Paje, Zanzibar

Live Intensive / residential

Lead Teachers:

Tanya Popovich, Portia Leigh

21-day Intensive Residential Teacher Training in beautiful Zanzibar! (In addition to 21 days of live training, students will be sent online materials in form of video and pdf that may take additional week to complete, prior to course start, so please book early to have sufficient time!)

Our training venue is set in a traditional African village just a few minutes walk from the breath taking turquoise waters of Paje beach.

HATHA VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Level 1, 200-hr

BALI, Indonesia

To be announced

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

To be announced 

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.