Advanced Yoga 500 hour Teacher Training in Greece

  • Kineta, Greece
  • Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2018 (29 days)
  • 3,550 to 4,400 euros

About us


At the heart of the Yoga Impact (YI) 500 hr YTT is the knowledge and experience of director and yoga therapist Nancy Candea. This advanced training has been created by distilling 30 years of personal yoga practice and 20 years of teaching yoga. Nancy works as the director of Yoga Impact, a 501(c)(3) organisation dedicated to empowering vulnerable populations with Yoga skills. This has the benefit of adding a different and powerful dimension to her teaching by working with a variety of demographics and different populations. The training includes guest teacher Jonni-Lyn Friel, an advanced level Yoga and Pilates teacher whose knowledge and skills match her generous compassion. The YI 500 Level Yoga Teacher Training gives you the tools to work with a wider range of clientele and offers a deeper learning of working with advanced practices of asana, pranayama meditation and restorative Yoga. A strong foundation will also be taught in other Yoga modalities, including philosophy, biomedical foundations and teaching methodology for specialised classes and privates. This will include Yoga for stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. Through this training you will build the confidence and business skills to work with a wider range of people on a deeper level, as it allows you to specialise and find your niche in a crowded market. This month long intensive training will help to joyfully awaken you on your spiritual path, feel the support of your Yoga community and reach your full potential as a Yoga teacher, mobilising you to serve with a full heart.


The Yoga Impact 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training is 300 hours of curriculum taught in six courses: Biomedical Foundations, Yoga Practices, Mind/Body Integration, Teaching Methodology, Yoga Philosophy and The Business of Yoga.

Registration, Investment and Dates
Schedule of training in Greece: June 30-July 28, 2017

Venue: Villa Arun, Kineta, Greece
Registration, Investment and Dates
Schedule of training in Greece:
Arrival: June 30th, 2018
Departure:July 15th, 2018 (two week intensive) or July 28th (one month intensive)

Venue: Villa Arian, Kineta, Attiki, Greece

Investment per person:
All accommodation includes 2 meals per day.

* Track 1 (one month intensive)
Single room: 4,440 Euros
Shared double: 3,800 Euros

* Track 2 (two week intensive and online courses and mentoring)
Single room: 3,670 Euros
Shared double: 3,550 Euros

Payment Due Dates:
A deposit of 800 Euros is required to hold your place.
A full refund will be given, minus 100 Euros processing fees, before May 1st. There will be no refund after May 1st.

Early Bird discount 200 Euros. The 800 Euros deposit must be paid by April 1st to qualify for the early bird discount.
There is a Greek National discount of 500 Euros. This does not apply with the early bird discount.
If paid in full, there is a 10% discount. This does not apply to the early bird discount.

Tuition includes:
Core training and online follow-up meetings
Yoga Impact 500h Training Manual
Accommodation and 2 meals per day

Other Expenses: Travel to training site and books. Although you are encouraged to develop a Yoga resource book library, you are welcome to borrow some of your required reading materials available at the training.

Greece Faculty:
Nancy Candea, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Jonni-Lyn Friel, RYT 500, RPYT

200 hour YTT
A minimum of 50 hours of teaching Yoga and/or 1 year of teaching Yoga
Memorisation of the major bones and muscles from the anatomy vocabulary list. Supporting Materials: The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long and Chris MacIv

Nancy Candea has been practicing Yoga and meditation since 1986 and teaching since 1997. Her style of teaching reflects what she has learned from many senior-level teachers in the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Integral styles of Yoga, along with her study of Ayurveda. She is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapist, and registered with the Yoga Alliance as an experienced Yoga teacher at the 500hr level and as a children’s Yoga teacher. Nancy is the founder and director of Yoga Impact, a 200 hour and 500 hour registered Yoga school, and a former Training Director for Kula for Karma. Finally, she is the director of the International Yoga Therapy Institute, a 1000 Yoga yoga therapy education school.

Through these not-for-profit organisations, Nancy has taught yoga and meditation in jails, shelters and cancer treatment centers, and brought yoga to the under-served: inmates, war veterans, the chronically ill, at-risk youth, the homeless, victims of abuse, those confined to wheelchairs and addicts. She is an Adjunct Professor of Yoga at the College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey, teaching Yoga to young inner city women and Yoga for nurses, and teaches Yoga therapy in the Women’s Trauma Unit for the Veterans Administration.

After owning a Yoga studio in Hawaii for five years, Nancy moved to Boulder, Colorado and taught Yoga to professional athletes. She currently directs her basic and advanced Yoga teacher trainings and Yoga therapist trainings in Greece, Metro-Detroit, Northern New Jersey and Boulder, Colorado and Hawaii. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Yoga Therapy Today, Boulder Magazine, and Natural Awakenings.

Jonni-Lyn Friel

Jonni-Lyn Friel has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and is a RYT-500, E-RYT 200 and RPYT Jivamukti teacher based in Greece. In 2016 she founded Namaha Yoga School, a collective of teachers from around the world from different traditions who share the common belief that teaching Yoga is a path of Seva, or service. She first was exposed to Yoga as a small child in Canada through her first teachers, her parents, and joined in their practice by watching and following along. Yoga was always a self practice that took her through years of competitive swimming, University and backpacking around the world.

In 1999, she stepped into her first Yoga class and discovered the joys of having a teacher and being taught from another's experience and knowledge. In 2006 she completed her first teacher training in Athens, Greece. With a strong background in alignment and Anusara, she began to explore the world of Vinyasa, completing a teacher training with her wonderful teacher Rusty Wells. In 2013 she completed the 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training in Costa Rica and found again new teachers in Sharon Gannon and David Life. Finally, she attended and completed a Prenatal Yoga 85h training course in London. Now a 500 hour RYT, she has taught numerous 200 hour trainings, where her love is to share the Bhagavad Gita and to teach service and compassion as a way to happiness and self realization. Jonni-Lyn knows Yoga to be sacred, healing and powerful.

This is how it has affected her life and spirit. Her greatest joy is to share her knowledge and pass on the teachings of her beloved teachers to others, in hope that it serves them in their lives.

Event Highlights

  • Study Options
  • The full training is the required 300 hours by Yoga Alliance. These hours include both the in-person intensives in Greece and the home study and practicum work that is required for your certificate.
  • This training offers two options of in person study.
  • Option 1: A one month intensive in Greece. You will complete the required portion of the in person lessons, as well as be monitored closely by the teachers. You will also have the opportunity to work on your teaching skills under guidance and mentor 200 hour level students.
  • Advanced Level Track 1: One month intensive, complete practicums and home study.
  • Intensive Training Hours:
  • Week 1
  • Anatomy of the Joints and Teaching beginning level students/ chair/ mat/ restorative
  • Week 2
  • Advanced Pranayama, Philosophy and Advanced Teaching Techniques
  • Week 3
  • Designing workshops/ mentoring in 200YTT/ Whole life practitioner self study
  • Week 4
  • Teaching Workshops/ mentoring
  • Long distance hours:
  • 65 hours of home study and online classes (continue with Whole Life Practitioner online course, Meditation Facilitator online course, Business Practicum, Sanskrit studies, Pranayama courses)
  • 35 hours of Practicums
  • Assignments
  • Option 2: A two- week in person intensive in Greece. The remainder of the practicum work and home study is to be completed upon your return home.
  • Advanced Level Track 2: An in person two-week intensive to be completed in Greece. Then complete the rest of the training and practicums long distance.
  • Intensive Training Hours:
  • Week 1
  • Anatomy of the Joints and Teaching beginning level students/ chair/ mat/ restorative
  • Week 2
  • Philosophy and Advanced Teaching Techniques
  • Long distance hours:
  • 65 hours of logged yoga techniques including pranayama, meditation, asana, chanting, teaching methodology for beginning level students (classes, at home practice, Nancy’s free online classes). We will need to design a way to show that you have increased your teaching skills.
  • 100 hours of home study and online classes (Whole Life Practitioner online course, Meditation Facilitator online course, Business Practicum, pranayama practice, Sanskrit studies, Pranayama courses)
  • 35 hours of Practicums
  • Assignments
  • Advanced Level Track Session topics
  • Week 1
  • Biomedical Foundations - Increase your ability to teach asana safely, help clients with injury and give sophisticated cueing for asana. We will learn anatomy of the foot and ankle, knee, hips, pelvic floor, spine, rib cage, shoulders and neck.
  • How to make Yoga Asana, Meditation and Pranayama accessible to all - Hone your teaching methodology to include a variety of demographics. This section includes how to teach gentle yoga, chair yoga, wheelchair yoga, and restorative yoga.
  • Week 2
  • Mind/Body Integration, Yoga Philosophy - The study of yoga philosophy gives yoga teachers a time tested foundation for understanding the mind. In this course we will develop the critical thinking skills to teach yoga techniques to help in the healing process of stress, depression, anxiety and trauma.
  • Advanced Teaching Methodology - Become a teacher’s teacher. Learn effective techniques and queuing to teach advanced poses, to give hands-on alignment and to prevent injury.
  • Week 3 & 4
  • Advanced Teacher Practices - This week includes designing/teaching workshops and working on yoga business skills. These two weeks will cover how to build yoga classes plans that include theming, mental processing, anatomical instruction and that encourage emotional strengths for all levels of yoga students. This will include sequencing, presentation skills, adapting classes, and interacting with students. Attendees will also have time to begin some of their home study courses and will have the opportunity to mentor 200 yoga teacher trainees.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • House-Keeping


Schedule overview
(may change according to need)

6:30-7:00 Meditation and Pranayama
7:00-9:00 Asana
9:00-11:00 Breakfast and Break
11:00-13:00 Morning Session
13:00-15:30 Break
15:30-19:00 Afternoon Session
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Evening Session (as needed)

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Rooms are either single or double with en-suite bathrooms. Each room has air conditioning , towels etc

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