Level-1, 200-HR
21 Day Intensive


October 29 – November 18, 2023
May 2-22, 2024
*July 20 – August 4, 2024 (& 5 days online)
August 4-24, 2024
September 29 – October 19, 2024

South Crete, Greece

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. This is a deeply transformational experience of self-development and a golden standard in professional training. Directed by Tanya Savitri Popovich, E-RYT500 and Yoga Acharya with a 20-year international teaching experience, this teacher training course is a combination of thousands of hours of training and experience in various classical and modern yoga systems, concentrated into a 21 day intensive education.
We are a Yoga Alliance registered school at a 200-hr &500-hr level, and YACEP


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. This ancient tradition and modern science is embodied in daily practice, on and off the mat.

For full Curriculum see here


08:00 – 10:00 Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 Lecture

13:15 – 16:15 Teaching Methodology

16:15 – Study and Beach / Free Time

*On some days there will be an evening class or lecture
*Program is indicative and subject to change according to the location and weather circumstances

All our graduates can repeat the training at any point in the future, free of tuition fees.
For information or applications, please contact us via email at shrigaiainstitute@gmail.com or via our contact form.


The course will take place in Paleochora, South Crete, Greece. Crete Island is the biggest and the extreme southern island of Greece. Paleochora is Crete’s gateway to the Libyan Sea. It is one of the most beautiful towns in the prefecture of Chania with extremely good weather where the summer lasts for over five months! Here, you will feel at home through the kindness and friendliness of the people, you will taste the delicious local cuisine while the beauty of the sea and scenery will literally sweep you away.
The picturesque village is located on a small northern peninsula surrounded by two exquisite beaches with sand and pebbles. The distance between Chania and Paleochora is a 75 kilometre drive enriched with the wild beauty that the Cretan scenery has to offer.


Our training venue is an eco-cottage retreat and seminar centre located between Paleochora and Anydri village in the south of Crete island. Set in the most beautiful landscape, our venue is only a few minutes away by car (or about 20 minutes trekking down a canyon) to some of the most pristine beaches and graphic Paleochora village. Accommodation is based on a triple and double occupancy, and single rooms may be available upon request. There are two fully equipped kitchens for students’ use, as well as a small third kitchen in the yoga room. There are two yoga spaces for our use: an outdoor and an indoor space.

Arrival and departure

All traveling arrangements are arranged by the participants. We can assist you with directions from Chania or Heraklion airport, and with booking a taxi or providing information on the bus schedule. Buses leave regularly from Chania to Paleochora and it is very simple to reach Paleochora by bus. Closer to training start, when we have all participants’ arrival times, we can bring you in contact with others arriving at the same time and you can share a taxi / travel together by bus.


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. This way we can be cost effective and trainees can choose how much to spend on food while sticking to their personal eating regime. There are two fully equipped kitchens available for students to use (one kitchen per three rooms) where you can store food and make your brunch. There are large grocery stores and supermarkets in the village. Early dinner can be eaten out at the beach at many taverns that serve fresh local food, or cooked in the kitchen.Vegetarian and vegan food is available at every tavern and there is also a Vegetarian restaurant in the village.

What to Bring

Participants need to bring their own yoga mat, 2 blocks, a strap, at least two notebooks and a white outfit for graduation ceremony. Teacher training manual will be provided on the first day, and you will be sent reading material via email upon registration in order to prepare for the training. Please register ahead of time in order to have ample time to prepare for the training!


*for July 20 – August 4 course cost & info click here

Triple room with Fan
€1650 Early Bird
€1800 Regular Price

Triple room with AC
€1700 Early Bird
€1850 Regular Price

Double Room with Fan
€1950 Early Bird
€2150 Regular Price

Double Room with AC
€2050 Early Bird
€2250 Regular Price

*Early Bird – full payment 60 days prior to start

*Regular Price – full payment 10 days prior to start

Deposit of €500 along with your application is needed to hold your spot on the training.
Availability is limited to a room type, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please read our cancellation policy here