23 Days 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Lefkada, Greece
- Dragano, Lefkada, Greece
- Jun 9, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018 (23 days)
Join Ourania Bouzouki, Savvas Giantsis, Theodore Famelis, and Koralia Batista in this skill-enhancing yoga teacher training to not only deepen yoga's knowledge and practice but also promote the healthier lifestyle. You will practice various yoga asanas, pranayama, take part in enlightening workshops, and meet like-minded fellows who have same passion and love yoga.
You will also stay in a cozy comfortable eco-friendly accommodation and enjoy daily healthy meals as it is based on the principles of vegetarianism, Ayurveda, and macrobiotics.
The primary aim of this yoga teacher certification course is to make a new generation of yoga instructors with profound knowledge of Vinyasa Flow yoga and the yogi way of living through a deeper understanding of their own practice and their own body.
The yoga courses are based on the theoretical background on anatomy, physiology, pranayama, philosophy, and ethics of yoga presented in an interactive way applying the knowledge on the daily asanas practice and the peer-to-peer observation and adjustment.
This yoga teacher training course is focused on Vinyasa flow. The system of Ashtanga also through the asanas of Primary Series inspired by Sri Pattabhi Jois the guru-student of Krishnamacharya is a combination of asanas (yoga postures), dynamic movement (Vinyasa), coupled with breath control (pranayama).
It can be the base for countless yoga sequences since the foundation and alignment of each posture will be deeply analyzed. The breath, drishti (gaze), and bandhas (energy locks) are primary ingredients of this method. In addition to that and by completing this training course, you will be able to create your own flows (sequences) using the elements of Ashtanga and parts of your individual personalities.
Key alignments, modifications, contraindications, and use of basic yoga props as well as hands-on adjustment techniques, teaching methodology, and teaching practice are all in the daily program of this course.
Through the theoretical knowledge of Anatomy and the teaching technics, you will manage to address to a wide variety of students and even create tailor-made classes for clients with special needs and demands. YogaUnion place a lot of emphasis on learning Sanskrit names of postures to both expand your knowledge and enhance your professionalism as a teacher.
Furthermore, the course includes pranayama (breathing technics) and meditation sessions which will give the chance to you to incorporate them into your own classes and take your practice to a deeper and more profound level. Other styles of yoga, such as Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, and Hatha yoga will be part of the daily lessons.
- -Daily 2-hour Vinyasa Flow yoga
- -One and a half hour various yoga and asana practices
- -Learn yoga philosophy and the art of teaching
- -Courses on physiological and energetical basis of yoga
- -Yoga Alliance Professional certification upon completion
- -Daily vegan and vegetarian meals
- -22 nights accommodation
Venue HighlightsThis yoga teacher training will take place in the Southwestern part of the amazing island of Lefkada, Greece, in the village called Dragano.
The scenery in the southwest of Lefkada is mountainous and wild, with rich greenery, unspoiled by tourism, yet, it is one of the areas that are visited by every single visitor in the island due to its famous beaches.Breathtaking Porto Katsiki, exotic Egremni, impressive Gialos, are all must-visit beaches for the Sundays when students will have their day off from training.
The village, Dragano, is a very quiet one, hence no noise from cars or nightlife, only nature sounds, birds, chickens and occasionally donkeys. It is a traditional village with stone-made houses built on the top of a hill surrounded by amazing nature. The trees and the flowers combined with the breathtaking view to the infinite blue of the sea and the small islands of Skorpios and Meganisi turn this place into a real paradise.
There is only one taverna with delicious home-made cuisine within walking distance while the closest shops are within 1.5 kilometers at the next village. However, cars with supplies such as bakery products, groceries or fish, stop by the main square on a daily basis. Inhabitants are mainly producers of honey but they also produce oil and wine.
Schedule07:00 Pranayama and meditation
08:00 Ashtanga practice
11:00 Teaching techniques
13:00 Lunch break
16:30 Variety of difference practice
17:30 Posture clinics, themed workshops, or self-study
AccommodationsFor this teacher training, you will be offered with 22 nights accommodation in Villa Meli and surrounding apartments in Lefkada island. Villa Meli is a spacious (250 square meters) traditional mansion, one of the vacation rental homes that really makes a difference as it is made exclusively from old local stone and wood.
The beautiful apartments around the villa, where the rest of the students will stay are also traditional, built from local wood and stone and will provide a quiet and relaxed atmosphere to rest after the training program.
DirectionsLefkada is an island, but it has a bridge to the mainland, so there are many different ways of getting here.
By air to Preveza/Aktion airport, Athens airport and Thessaloniki airport and proceed by road to Lefkada. Detailed information and guidance will be offered on request.