This yoga teacher training course attempts to put the yoga practice into a broader perspective, where participants will receive a deeper knowledge and understanding of the ultimate goal of yoga training, attaining “spiritual freedom”, which is otherwise overlooked if the focus is only on the technique. The 300 hours yoga teacher training course is designed in accordance with the guidelines of the ancient Vedic text and the science of Ayurveda “The science of Life”. Ayurveda is based on the timeless universal principles promoting health, natural beauty, and long life. After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate provided by Yoga Alliance.
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
This training is intended for students who have already completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training course. Therefore, proven certification of previous studies in yoga is a prerequisite for participation in the course. Guidance of ancient yoga teachings on a deeper level as well as a closer approach to yoga philosophy through meditation practice is offered at this level.
Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece is certified by the government of Greece. It is a world class training institute and a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony. The more successful a yoga teacher becomes, the more knowledge his or her students experience in the principles of yoga. After the successful completion of the Yoga Teacher Training Program, a certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance.
Sundays are days off.
There are many books that analyze yoga positions and how to get into them properly, but the practice of yoga should preferably start with a qualified yoga teacher since it is not recommended to teach yourself.
In the West, the focus is mostly on the postures of the body (asana) and practitioners hope to tone their body to the required shape. In this yoga teacher training course, you will follow the traditional Hatha yoga and keep on focus to the following point: ‘’Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self’’ as it is written in the Bhagavad Gita.
The experienced and certified instructors during the Yoga Teacher Training Course provide support and provide whole-heartedly all the information, knowledge, and guidance to the participants so that they may explore their physical, mental, and emotional limits in a safe manner. The Yoga Teacher Training Course is an intense experience and through practice and theory, participants attain all the tools with confidence so that they may share this knowledge with others.
Prerequisites to enroll in the Yoga Teacher Training 300-hour Course is certified previous completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. An open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher is also essential. A high level of will-power and self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding as well as highly rewarding. It is very important the participants to have physical and mental health.
Yoga Alliance USA (Hatha Yoga)
Maria was born in Athens, and where she studied psychology, theater, pedagogy and dance. Her studies included the behavior, reaction and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.
Sada Shiva is the founder and director of the Vasistha School of Yoga in Greece, practicing yoga and meditation since 1991. He is also an Ayurvedic nutritionist and educator, a massage therapist, and a sound healer, travelling and teaching worldwide.
The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated spot near Karteros Beach, an approximate 10-minute drive from the airport and city center of Heraklion. The local beach in Karteros is a 2km long sandy beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is certified with the "blue flag", which means that it is clean and safe for swimming.
Karteros Beach is within walking distance of two gorges that are easy routes for trekking. The archaeological site of Knossos, which was the capital of the Minoan civilization, is a near car-ride.
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Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from local producers, well-cooked according to Mediterranean diet and is served with all the vitamins. Please let Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece know if you have any food allergies.
Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER) in ample time to avoid excessive high season costs. The retreat center is a 10-minute drive from the airport.
Heraklion port is accessible from Piraeus by night ship or from other Greek islands by ferries. The Retreat Center is a 15-minute drive from the port.
Taxi service is approximately 15 to 20 EUR per person from the airport or harbor and can be arranged in advance by Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece.
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