Residential 200 Hour Teacher Training in Greece

Journey to a small family run hotel by the sea. When you arrive you will meet strangers who are soon to have a place in your heart for forever. Classmates and teachers who will inspire you and challenge you in this new environment where anything is possible. Your days on this island will be spent exploring beaches and ruins, ancient landscapes and charming sea side towns. But mostly, you will explore yourself through the lens of Yoga. Yoga Teacher Training in Greece will expose you to new movements and possibilities in your practice and in your life. You will make this unfamiliar knowledge your own. When you leave this place, you will never be the same again.



200 Hour Certification

Immerse your self in your personal practice as you learn the skills to guide others.


25 days in Greece

Embark on your journey as a wellness professional in the land of harmony and health. Reconnect with nature and yourself.


A life changing experience

Study with like minded Yogis from around the globe. Shift your perspective.

The Venue – Aegina Island

Aegina is located in the Saronic gulf just across from Athens. In fact, at night you can see the twinkling of Athens lights across the water. It takes about an hour to reach Aegina by ferry. The island has all the charm you could want from a Greek Island complete with ancient olive groves, magnificent hiking, lazy port towns and ancient ruins.

Training Curriculum

5 carefully crafted modules will be explored

1. Poetic Cueing and Historical Context

Developing and articulating precise, relevant and powerful verbal instructions for guiding students toward their fullest potential. Learning to bring the wisdom of a strong personal yoga practice into effective teaching strategies. In this model we begin to discover some of the foundational postures and transitions. You will learn how to practice and teach these poses safely.

2. Anatomy, Safety and Therapeutics

A purposeful exploration of human anatomy. Application of anatomical and biomechanical concepts in practicing and in instructing yoga. Learn the basics of modification and safety strategies for addressing student’s most common vulnerabilities. In Our second module we introduce a broader variety of postures for practice and teaching.

3. Theming and Sequencing

Progressive, mindful sequencing strategies to maximize the success of students of all levels. Learn hands on adjustments and corrections to guide and empower students toward their fullest potential. Learning to build classes for targeted populations and the use of yoga for therapeutic purposes. In module three we begin to understand how to combine poses and transitions for maximum safety and effectiveness

4. Subtle Anatomy

Discover the “other” anatomy such as the chakras, nadis, vayus, bandhas. Addressing the chakratic system and it’s many aspects and practical application. We’ll also address styles and techniques for meditation in this Module. Discover a whole new realm of asana practice when we apply energetic principles individual poses as well as sequencing strategies.

5. Application and Embodiment

Teaching intermediate and advanced students: Applying the theory of Krama to approaching complicated postures. We’ll play with some of our favorite poses -inversions, arm balances and advanced backbends. Advanced hands on assists for challenging postures and the use of manual adjustment for advanced students.

Program Logistics

This is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training. Contact Hours will take place June 1 – June 24 2018. Training will begin with a welcome dinner on Friday June 1 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 24. You will depart Irides on Monday, June 25.

Our daily schedule will vary but below is a sample schedule:

8 am-9:30 am Morning Practice and Meditation

9:30-10:30 am Breakfast

10:30-11 am Transfer to Aegina Studio

11:15 am-2 pm Lecture, Discussion, Group Work 2-3 pm Lunch

3-6 pm Lecture, Discussion, Group Work

6-7 BREAK and transfer to Irides

7:30 Dinner and most evenings free afterward

All transfers between practice spaces are included in your training price if you travel with the group at the appointed time. Some days we will venture to other island areas for practice and those transfers are also included. 

Yoga Teacher Training in GreeceYoga Teacher Training in GreeceUpon completion of this Teacher Training you will be eligible to apply for Registered Yoga Teacher status at the 200 hour level with the Yoga Alliance. In addition to the contact hours included in this training, students will need to complete an additional 20 non-contact hours. Some of this will be reading and homework during our 24 days, but an additional 12 hours will be teaching practicum done once you get home. This will be explained in detail during training. Once your practicum hours have been submitted you will be sent your certificate and be able to apply with the Yoga Alliance for your RYT status.

Tuition for this program is $2600 until March 15, 2018. After this deadline tuition is $3100. Room, board and local transfer is based on your accommodation choice and is listed below.

A payment plan is available with $500 down and monthly payments till the balance is fulfilled. If you have already submitted an application for admission and it has been approved, please register here. Please note that the registration is for tuition only, room, board etc… will need to be paid to Irides here. 

All students are required to have the following texts for training:

  • Anatomy of Breathing Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Yoga Body, Anatomy, Kinesiology, and asana Judith Lasater
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga Ray Long

Teacher Training Faculty


Practice Spaces

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The Yoga platform at our hotel will serve as morning practice space. Afternoon discussions on philosophy and teaching methodology and evening meditations and talks will also happen here. Inspiring views of the gulf and Aegina Coast will make these practices especially memorable.
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Pure Fitness is a Yoga/fitness studio located in the largest town on Aegina. We will transfer to this space on most afternoons for a cooler and distraction free learning experience. Afternoons in town will give us a wonderful opportunity to immerse in island life. With free time after transfer and arranged lunches at local tavernas.

Accommodation

Irides Luxury Apartments Hotel is a quiet retreat settled right on the gorgeous jade and azure water of the Saronic Gulf. It's a family run establishment that feels like home when you are there. Stunning views, a salt water pool and amazing homemade meals make Irides a perfect spot for an intensive, residential yoga teacher training in Greece.
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Accommodation Options

Four options are available. Select your choice based on whether you prefer to stay in a room alone (very limited) or if you are wanting to room with 1 -3 other students. An economy room is available as well. These rooms do not have a sea view but are identical if every other way to the sea view rooms. In the photos beds are combined but two twins will be provided unless a couple is occupying the room. The price listed with each option includes room, board, transfers between practice spaces, transfer from port to Irides on arrival and from Irides to port at departure. Tuition is an additional $2300 (€1950.56 approx.) if paid before March 15, 2018 and $2600 (€2204.98 approx) after March 15. 2018.

DOUBLE STUDIO ECONOMY

Share a room with a roommate of choice or an assigned roommate. These rooms are beautiful but do not have a sea view. 

PRIVATE WITH SEA VIEW

Have your room all to yourself. These rooms have a terrace and a sea view. This option is extremely limited.

DOUBLE WITH SEA VIEW

Share a room with one other student. You will each have a twin bed unless a couple is using the room.

TRIPLE OR QUADRUPLE LOFT

Lofts have 2 twin beds on the first level and 2 in the loft. Rooms have terraces with stunning views. 

Pricing for Accommodation Options




Double Studio Economy
$1968.26 (€1660.91 approx)

Private with Sea View
 $3172.92 (€2677.46 approx )

Double Sea View
$2169.03(€1830.33 approx)

Triple or Quadruple with Sea View $1885.15 (€1590.78 approx )

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FAQ about Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

Here are the things we like to see in a student embarking on an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training. Since 24 days is a short time to go from yoga student to yoga teacher it’s really important that you have a consistent practice for some time before training begins. 6-12+ months is ideal. Having lot’s of crazy and impressive poses in your repertoire is NOT IMPORTANT, but having a firm command of the basics is. This will be an intense experience mentally, emotionally and physically. We all bring injuries and issues to the mat, that’s life. Keeping that in mind, understand that a healthy you will ensure that you get the most out of this experience. If you have some serious health issues, mental or physical, it would be best to wait until you can really dive into an immersion with two feet.

It is not. The pricing above includes tuition $2,300 early bird and $2600 after March 15, 2018 + room, board, transfers to our practice spaces and transfer from the port at arrival and departure. Your accommodation cost will be based on you room preference

Not included: airfare, or the cost of transportation from Athens (where you will probably fly in) and Aegina.

Yes. After you have registered, please email Mandy at mandy@soundmethodyoga.com to let her know your preferences. We can accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, vegan. The default menu is omnivore.

Yes. If you are travelling with friends please let Mandy know at mandy@soundmethodyoga.com after you have registered so you can be roomed together. If you are travelling alone however, you will be paired with a roommate or roommates. We will make every effort to pair you with someone of the same gender. If that is impossible though you may have a roommate of a different gender. We will notify you ahead of time if this is the case.
Totally cool. Just email Mandy at mandy@soundmethodyoga.com for instructions on how to register.
The currency used for registration will be in USD, to make things a bit easier to navigate we’ve included the approximate amount you will pay if you pay in Euros. The amount is a best guess since exchange rates are always in flux. If you pay in USD the amount is as listed, If you pay in Euros or another currency the exact amount will be determined by your credit card company at the time of payment.

Become a Yoga Teacher

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If you have questions about whether this is the right time for you, or if this program is a good fit please -

EMAIL MANDY