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18 Days 200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Paros, Greece

Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center, Santa Maria, Paros, Cyclades, Greece

200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program in Paros, Greece

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Soma Yoga Institute is pleased to offer a 200-hour therapeutic yoga teacher training program. This immersion includes an in-depth study of vinyasa flow yoga, therapeutic and anatomy informed alignment principles, transformational sequencing, and the path of yoga as a framework for holistic health.

Meet the instructors

Liz & Molly
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily seaside beach meditations
  • Anatomy informed alignment principles, pranayama, meditation
  • Vinyasa flow, restorative, and alignment based Hatha yoga asana practices
  • Eligibility to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 upon completion
  • Ayurveda, philosophy and Chakra study with experienced teachers
  • Daily morning smoothies, brunch, and dinner
  • 17 nights accommodation

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17 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 24
Airport transfer available:
Paros National Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Okreblue Yoga Retreat Center is located at Filizi beach, the quiet side of Santa Maria bay. Situated amongst cedar trees and lovely thyme aromas is just a stones throw from the sandy beach. It offers apartments which comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests as well as rooms and studios; some of which are equipped with a kitchenette. Okreblue offers what anyone desires for their ideal vacation; tranquility, wonderful food, beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and of course, nature. Expect clean, simple and tastefully organized rooms with verandas and en-suite bathrooms. Triple shared rooms, double rooms and singles are available for teacher training participants.

Program

Join this Yoga Alliance registered program which includes Vinyasa flow, therapeutic alignment principles, and the path of yoga as a framework for holistic health. This program offers students in-depth skills to explore yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach a variety of yoga class types, including all levels of Vinyasa yoga, alignment-based classes, yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and Restorative yoga.

This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. The instruction will cover a wide range of Yoga techniques including Yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in Yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing supine, seated and prone. Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher. Our 200 Hour Curriculum Guide & Course Prospectus has complete program information including a full course descriptions with learning objectives and a frequently asked question list. Please let us know if you would like us to send you a copy.

Day 1 - Arrival Day

16:00 Check-in

06:00 - 19:30 Dinner

07:30 - 21:00 Evening program

The Greece program is scheduled as an intensive program. While the program days are full, the activities of the day are kept diverse and active. The days really are a wonderful mix of digesting concepts intellectually, applying the concepts experientially, and diving into the practices of yoga. Care is taken within the program schedule to ensure that students have a healthy experience both physically and mentally. They promise not to keep you sedentary for too long. There is physical activity and deep relaxation built into the program every day.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 06:15 - 07:30 Sunrise beach meditation, pranayama, chanting, gentle morning yoga
  • 07:30 Morning smoothies
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga asana practice
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Brunch and swimming at the beach
  • 11:15 - 14:00 Yoga techniques and teaching methodology includes sequencing and/or pose study with alignment
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and/or practice teaching
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Dinner and a break for sunset
  • 18:30 - 08:30 Restorative, therapeutic practice, yoga Nidra, individual study and/or group work

Departure Day

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Check-out

Please note: there will be one full day off mid-way through the program to explore, rest or catch up on your studies

Instructors

Liz Heffernan

Molly Masaoka

Location

A tranquil island atmosphere with dazzling beaches, clear azure waters, delicious food and exceptional natural beauty, Okreblue Yoga Retreat offers the perfect space to immerse in the reflective practices of Yoga. Located on the magical Greek Island of Paros, this seaside eco-retreat center is located in an area of exceptional natural beauty, overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean Sea with sand dunes, aged cedar forests, “secret” coves with sandy beaches and clear waters. With accommodation just steps away from the water, open-air indoor/outdoor yoga halls and organic food is grown right in the Okreblue's gardens. This retreat creates the perfect space to reconnect with mind, body, spirit, and nature.

Food

Suresh, Okreblue’s talented Indian chef, prepares healthy fusion Mediterranean Indian cuisine using organic ingredients, the majority of which are picked fresh daily from Okreblue’s organic garden. Morning smoothies, a vegetarian brunch and a vegetarian dinner are provided for yoga teacher training participants each day. Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets are accommodated upon request.

You may also like to visit Okreblue's Café that serves light meals and drinks in a wonderful, chilled out atmosphere with lovely sea views. Their menu includes breakfast items, salads, cold plates, smoothies with super foods, raw vegetarian & vegan sweet delights, herbal teas, organic honey and tacchini (a local specialty).

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sail
  • Mountain biking
  • Scuba diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Windsurfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kiteboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Jetskiing
  • Enjoy the white-washed cobblestone alleys of Old Town, Naoussa
  • Visit Kolybithres beach and the million year old unique granite rock formations
  • Get Ayurvedic or Thai yoga massage
  • Avail Reiki therapy, Tachyon cacoon, or deep tissue

What's included

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training tuition
  • A 200-page yoga teacher training manual
  • Morning smoothies, brunch, and dinner every day
  • Daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily beach meditations overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean sea
  • An amazing community of support to empower you through yoga

What's not included

  • Airport transfers from Paros Airport and/or transfer from the Ferry Terminal in Naousa is offered on group shuttles at a reduced cost.

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Paros Airport (PAS). Aegean Air flies from Athens to Paros. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance.

Arrival by ferry / boat

There are two ports in Athens: Rafina port and Pireaus port. Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus. By bus, itwill take you about 45 minutes and it costs 3 EUR. Pireaus port is further from airport than Rafina, and you can get there by bus, metro, or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you get the boat to Paros. Both the bus and the metro take about one hour (the bus may take a little longer, depending on the traffic) to get to Pireaus and cost 10 EUR.

There are two companies that sail to Paros: Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways. BlueStar ferries takes about 4 hours and 30 minutes and runs twice a day with tickets starting at 33 EUR

Hellenic Seaways takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes with tickets starting at 45 to 50 EUR.

Another option is to take a boat from Mykonos island. It is a 45-minute boat ride to Paros. When you are in Paros, a taxi from the port is 32 EUR, Soma Yoga Institute will organize combined rides for you, when possible, for 10 EUR per person. Taxi rides from the airport in Paros is 45 EUR. Soma Yoga Institute will help you organize a shared shuttle, when possible, for 15 EUR.

Airport: Paros National Airport Airport transfer available: Paros National Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Monday June 1, 2020
Departure: Thursday June 18, 2020

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