Vinyasa Yoga Specialization Course

100-HR
South Crete, Greece
Aug 14-Aug 24, 2022
10 Day Intensive

What is Vinyasa ?


Vinyasa, or more accurately Vinyasa Krama is not just a vigorous, flowy class with lots of movement and music, as is commonly thought. The word vinyasa is composed of two words: vi = order + nyasa = placement; and the word krama means “the uninterrupted sequence of events from beginning to end”; so the entire term means “the ordered placement of the sequence of events.” Shortened simply to “vinyasa,” it refers to a sequence of asanas created with intention and intelligence and linked by breath. An immediate effect of an intelligent sequence is what we call a “Sattvic Effect”, a state of complete alertness yet complete relaxation upon the completion of the practice. If you have ever felt either wired / aggravated or tired / lethargic after a practice, then you know the sequence was not created with intent and intelligence. Long term, creating our practice in this way – with knowledge, skill, and intention, turns our physical practice into a tool for conscious evolution of the body, mind and spirit. We become aware of our life and our world as a process, where the sequence of changes is always occurring. When we inject consciousness into the process of change, we can become aware of the past patterns, connect the dots, and direct the sequence of changes toward the desirable future.
In Vinyasa, every movement into or out of a posture is linked to an inhale or exhale, our physical practice rides on the wave that is breath. Surprisingly, even after years of practice many people do not use their breath correctly during a Vinyasa practice because they simply were never taught the preliminary subtle breathing practices before learning the vigorous “Ujjayi” breath. In this 100hr course we will dive deep into all elements of Vinyasa Krama, so that you – weather teacher or practitioner – can use this fascinating practice towards your and/or your student’s evolution.

Who is this course for ?


A Yoga Lover

any yoga lover that would like to spend 10 days of an in-depth practice in Vinyasa Yoga methodology, sequencing, energetic alignment and hands-on assists.

A Yoga Teacher

anyone that is already a Yoga Teacher and wishes to have a deeper knowledge and skill in leading Vinyasa Yoga classes.

An Aspiring Yoga Teacher

this course can be used towards a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification. After this 100hr course aspiring yoga teachers can complete the remaining 100hrs in philosophy, pranayama, meditation and anatomy, live or online. Please contact us for details.

To view our Teachers see here

Contents of the Course


Breathwork
– Preliminary breathing techniques for expansion of breath capacity


– Subtle Pranayama Practices


– Pranayama for Vinyasa


Asana
– Anatomical and Energetic Alignment of the pose


– Optimal Postural Blueprint


– Biomechanics of the Body


– Hands on Assists


Vinyasa Methodology
– Intelligent Sequencing According to Intention


– Building a Themed Class


– The “Sattvic Effect”


– Rhythm and Flow


– Voice and Instruction


– Hands on Assists during Vinyasa

Schedule


08:00 – 10:30 Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation
10:30 – 12:00 Brunch
12:00 – 13:00 Breathwork
13:00 – 16:00 Asana Lab & Vinyasa Methodologies
16:00 – 20:00 Beach Time / Personal Time for reflection, journaling, homework
20:00 – 21:30 Evening Lecture + Meditation
*Schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the group – we may have a longer afternoon session and a free evening for a group outing.
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.

Location


This is our favorite place in South of Crete. In a beautiful, graphic village set on a peninsula, surrounded by water on 3 sides. The village itself has a very laid-back hippie vibe with kilometers of beautiful beach stretches on both sides of a peninsula. The food in the village is absolutely amazing and you will find a wide variety from local Greek tavernas, Sea food tavernas, to a Vegetarian Restaurant (our favorite!). To reach Paleochora you’d need to fly into Chania International Airport and then take a bus from the central bus station to Paleochora. The buses run frequently throughout the day and the bus ride takes about 1,5 hrs. Our training venue is just a short taxi ride from Paleochora bus stop, and we can assist you with a taxi. It is also possible to take a taxi directly from the airport, please contact us and we will inquire with the taxi company for you.

Accommodation


Our venue is a place we come back to year after year for the past 20 years. It is an eco-lodge build especially for seminars, 4km outside of Paleochora, set in nature with all the quiet and privacy that we require for our work. Beaches and Paleochora village are accessible by a taxi, we usually arrange the pick-up and drop off for the group at a specific hour. Many of our past participants also loved to walk the beautiful route to the beach and Paleochora village that takes anywhere between 20min and 40min. Accommodation is based on a double occupancy. Single rooms are limited but can be arranged upon request.


*Food IS NOT included on this course. Due to wide dietary preferences we’ve faced in the last years, the overall cost of food to satisfy all diets proved not to be cost effective for our participants. For this reason, we have removed the cost of food from this course and instead we provide two fully equipped kitchens for your use where you can store and prepare your food. We will arrange 2 trips to the supermarket during our stay so that you can purchase your brunch groceries. Late lunch / early dinner is usually eaten outside at the beach or in one of the many delicious restaurants that provide fresh local food.

Investment


Rooms with A/C
€1250 by July 30th / €1400 by August 10th
Rooms with Fan
€1050 by July 30th / €1200 by August 10th
Tent Space (Participants must bring their own tent)
€850 by July 30th / €950 by August 10th
To enroll in this Vinyasa Specialization Course, we require a filled-out application and a deposit of €500.
Availability is limited to a room type , please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please read our cancellation policy here