Yoga Teacher Training
Level 1, 200-hr
July 19-25, 2021 (Online) – August 1-22, 2021 (Live or Online)
Ecological Retreat Center
Our Teacher Training is based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, so that upon completion of this program the trainees can include any kind of audience and adopt the teachings according to the student’s needs.
Directed by Tanya Popovich ERYT-500, Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga), this teacher training course is a combination of years of experience, expertise, and thousands of hours of training in various systems concentrated into a one-month long transformational experience.
This program is registered with Yoga Alliance at a 200-hr.
Training is based on tradition and classical Yoga in its core as it draws from ancient yogic texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Tantric Yoga, and other. At the same time modern teachings are incorporated into the methodology such as the biomechanics of the body, therapeutic alignment and intelligent sequencing etc. This ancient and modern science is embodied in daily practice, on and off the mat.
For full Curriculum see here
July 19-25, 2021 ONLINE 10am – 2pm EET
10:00 – 11:30 Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 14:00 Lecture
Teachings will take place over Zoom and be available for 24hrs for those in different time zones.
August 1-22, 2021 LIVE in CRETE (and online) 8am – 4pm* EET
8:00 – 10:00 Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
10:00 Breakfast Break
11:00 – 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 16:00 Teaching Methodology
16:00 – Beach, Study and free time
*On some nights there will be an evening program
Everything will also be streamed through Zoom and be available for 24hrs for those in different time zones.
One day a week will be lecture free to give the students the opportunity to relax, study, and enjoy the beach.
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. Accommodation is simple, and based on double and triple occupancy, all with a private bathroom. Camping options are also available. Single occupancy may be available at an extra cost – contact us for availability and details. Food is not included due to very different dietary preferences we had to cater to in the past, making the overall cost of food very expensive. There are 3 kitchens available for student use where you can store and make your breakfast. There are large grocery stores and supermarkets in the village. Lunch and dinner are usually eaten out at many taverns that serve fresh local food.
Arrival and departure
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 5pm on the first day, and depart at 10am on the last day.
- In depth study and practice of all Asana groups and their alignment and biomechanics
- Instructing Asana with alignment and breath
- Sun Salutations
- Hand on Assists for all Asana groups
- Intelligent Sequencing
- Vinyasa Krama
- Creating and teaching sequences according to the level, theme or other special emphasis
- Creating and teaching a Hatha or Vinyasa class
- Use of props and Asana variations
- Teaching Pranayama and Meditation
- Language and tone of voice
- Seat of a teacher and creating safe environment
- Guided relaxation techniques
- Injury and modifications for special population
- Addressing challenging situations
Satsang means “to be in the company of truth and wisdom”. As such it can mean study, contemplation, group discussion and sharing, sound meditations and *chanting, *karma yoga, and other activities that raise our vibrations, lift our spirits and open our minds. We will study, read and contemplate on scriptures of ancient enlightened beings and modern teachers while also discussing how can we transfer their essence in our daily lives.
*Chanting is a practice of repeating a mantra out loud. It develops very clean vibration, lifts the spirits and opens the heart.
*Karma Yoga is a practice of selfless service. It is a way to reach Oneness, as the work is done as an offering without any thought for personal benefit. When needed students take part in the work for the smooth functioning of the community.
Early Bird (payed in full by May 30, 2021)
€2450 Twin Room
€2150 Triple Room
Regular Price (payed in full by July 20, 2021)
€2650 Twin Room
€2450 Triple Room
(limited availability, students need to bring their own tents)
We offer the opportunity to our students to repeat the same training at any point in the future free of tuition fees. For residential trainings only accommodation and food will apply. In addition, our graduates get a 10% discount on all future trainings (Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Aerial Yoga Teacher Training). We wish for you to keep on growing and evolving as we do!