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34 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Crete - Greece (Karteros Retreat Center)


Immersion Yoga Teacher Training Greece

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.


  • 2 Asana classes per day and Meditation practice
  • Ayurvedic theory and practice according to the Prakriti
  • Alignment class, pranayama techniques – Bandhas – Mundras
  • Study of Vedic philosophy Marma points, chanting, and mantras
  • Cleansing techniques, diet, herbs, and essential oils usage
  • Daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 33 nights’ accommodation
  • Yoga Alliance certification

Skill level

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 14.


  • 29 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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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.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake-up call
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Mantras and aeditation
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Cleansing and yogic tea
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Asana class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast time
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Vedic text and Ayurvedic practice and theory
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Tea time
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Thai massage
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Self-knowledge workshop
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Pranayama, Bandhas, mudras, and asana class
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner time
  • 21:00 - 21:30 Kirtan

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.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to complete registration formalities, submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course.
  • The participants should be in good physical and mental health.
  • They should have previous experience in yoga practice and a testimonial from his/her yoga teacher.
  • Students should be over 18 years old.
  • Students over 50 years old, should make sure that their health is good for attending the course.
  • The course language is in English and Greek.
  • Students should be willing to follow the rules of Yama (social rules) and Niyama (personal code & conduct), stipulated by Maharishi Pantajali.
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed upon on-site arrival.
  • Every student is requested to come to the class in yoga dress (comfortable loose clothing - no bikinis, shorts or tank-tanks are allowed)
  • Participant questions in the class must be strictly related to the course matter.
  • The female students are kindly requested to advise regarding their menstrual cycle, as it is preferred not to perform certain yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, head stand, viparitakarani, and kapalbhati, uddiyanbandha, etc.
  • All students are instructed to come to the class at least five minutes before scheduled timing of commencement.
  • Students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living regulations as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece. This is for the well-being of the student.
  • Eating spicy, non-vegetarian food outside the premises, is strictly prohibited throughout the duration of the course. Students need to have only sattvik food.
  • All students must comply with rules & regulations of Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece. Any kind of misbehavior or misconduct with fellow students or teachers will be automatically and decisively assumed as breaking the code of conduct of Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of participants is based on the physical and intellectual capability, as well as the previous living standard of participants. Hence, the participants have to be fully devoted and adhere to all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance needed by participants will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in class. Personal discussions and topics not related to the yoga course can be discussed during free time and are forbidden during course hours.
  • If a participant decides to leave the Yoga Teacher Training Course at his/her own free will and/or for personal reasons, Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete-Greece is not obliged to return any amount of the payment made by participant.
  • Maria Deligianni

    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

    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.

Nearby places

  • Sea of Crete (Mediterranean Sea), 1 kilometer
  • Heraklion, 7 kilometers
  • Heraklion International Airport (HER), 5 kilometers
  • Knossos archaeological site, 8 kilometers

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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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Bicycling and hiking
  • Archaeological site of the Knossos Palace (the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture)
  • Horse riding (Riding club 15-minutes from Retreat Center)
  • CretAquarium (one of the largest & most modern aquariums in Europe which is home to 2000 sea animals and 200 different species found in the Mediterranean basin)
  • Swimming in the Sea of Crete
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum with finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of Cretan history
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 33 nights’ accommodation
  • Alignment classes in advanced postures
  • Yoga meditation and pranayama techniques
  • Anatomy, physiology, and philosophy lectures
  • Full cleansing process, chanting sessions and the meaning of mantras
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and Thai massage
  • Manuals and book material on the Study of Bhagavad Gita and the Sutras of Patanjali
  • Certified Yoga Alliance Diploma (upon completion)
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by ferry

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.

Arrival by taxi

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.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

Heraklion-Crete, Greece

Breath of LIfe Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece teaches meditation techniques and self-realization seminars and also organizes certified meditation and yoga retreats.

Speaks English

  • Availability: The Yoga Teacher Training of this organizer are available 91% of the time.
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34 days / 33 nights


Arrival: Monday October 1, 2018
Departure: Saturday November 3, 2018


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