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16 Days 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Crete Island, Greece

Villa Kalliopi, Prines Rethymno 74100 Greece

Yoga Teacher Training - Crete Island, Greece

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Yoga and More School Teacher Training adopts the policy that yoga starts from the inner peace, the self-doubt of approved beliefs and the constant need for self-exploration. The program meets the criteria of the most famous organization of acknowledging instructors' skills, Yoga Alliance USA (RYS200, YACEP, ID 243380). Eva Kirmizaki leads the school offering since 2013 sessions, workshops, retreats, travels to sacred places, yoga teacher trainings and continuing education in Greece.

Yoga and More School hosts teachers according to their dedicated self-practice, teaching services, study of the yogic field, the general commitment to the yogic path without dogmatic attachments and their ability on applying on the mat and off the mat, in the real world, the philosophy of a yoga practitioner, as well as of a scholar who seeks the eternal truths.

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  • 2 yoga practices per day
  • Various insightful workshops
  • Online seminars access to top yoga scholars
  • The energetic theory according to yogic philosophical texts and practices
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance USA as RYT-200
  • Educational material, digital and printed, for lifelong learning
  • 15 nights/16 days accommodation
  • 3 healthy meals daily

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


16 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Heraklion International Airport
Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis")
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Only four kilometers from the city center of Rethymno, at Prines village, lies the perfect for retreats, traditional, three-steps Villa 'Kalliopi'.

Kalliopi was one of the 9 mythological muses as referred by Hesiod. This unique, stone-built villa has an interior of 280sqm and features five comfortable bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living-rooms, a dining-room, a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, spacy indoors, space for yoga practice, as well as an outdoor pool (not available in winter period). It is surrounded by a large garden and terrace in a full green environment for relaxing.

The villa has 5 bedrooms and an open pool (not heated in winter). It offers free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned areas and a fireplace. Traditional taverns and a beautiful caféare expecting for you to experience Cretan tastes and the hospitality of the village. The villa can host until nine students. We like to keep the number of participants as low as possible for interactive teaching and effective learning.

The closest airport is Chania airport, 33 kilometers away. Upon your arrival, there is an arranged free airport pick-up. Transfer returning to the airport can be arranged with an extra cost.

This residence is available for staying extension 1 day before and after. Please send an inquiry for more information.


Daily program

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga session
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Break, Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Theory
  • 13:00 - 16:00 Break, lunch, rest
  • 16:00 - 18.00 Theory
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga session
  • 19:00 End of the teaching day


Expected outcomes

By the end of the training program, participants are expected to be able to:

  • Teach confidently and with safety at the basic level to mixed level Vinyasa classes
  • Design Vinyasa yoga classes and courses based on knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and philosophy of yoga and feel able to develop their knowledge and practice in the future
  • Feel awakened to apply the principles of yoga in their personal lives and to awaken those around them on this path
  • Have ignited their inner fire of truth-seeking by researching individually on yoga and offer their own research work according to their scientific background if existed
  • Know how to offer yoga-related services to their communities
  • Know how to advertise their work and maintain a steady group of practitioners
  • Combine other alternative methods they may be familiar with their work in yoga
  • Offer retreats, workshops and alternative events to their communities
  • Collaborate with teachers of other yoga systems to spread yoga worldwide and locally

The program is divided into two sections:

  • A. Theory
  • B. Practice

More specific, these sections include:

  • A. Theory
  • 7 modules that communicate with the practice

1. Techniques:

70 Main Asana covered with experiential practice alongside with extended analysis with the different variations they appear in the modern practice. Finally, there is a really extensive number of asana that will be covered.


  • 1. Variations
  • 2. Entrance
  • 3. Prototypical Shape / Form
  • 4. Dynamic
  • 5. Pronunciation
  • 6. Etymology
  • 7. Position in Space
  • 8. Type of movement
  • 9. Classification
  • 10. Level
  • 11. Central Energy / Bhavana
  • 12. Energy Centers / Chakra
  • 13. Pranic Airs / Vayu
  • 14. Elements
  • 15. Dosa (Ayurveda)
  • 16. Meridians
  • 17. Mythological Content
  • 18. Factual Content
  • 19. Benefits
  • 20. Therapeutic Applications
  • 21. Contraindications
  • 22. Anatomy - Muscle Actions
  • 23. Kinesiology - Joint Movements
  • 24. Alignment
  • 25. Common Weaknesses
  • 26. Actions required
  • 27. Preparation
  • 28. / Pratikriyasana
  • 29. Level-up
  • 30. Vinyasa
  • 31. Props for modifications and adaptations
  • 32. Support / Hands-on Assists
  • 33. Partner / AcroYoga
  • 34. Step-by-Step Guidance
  • 35. Breathing Awareness
  • 36. Inspirational Cueing
  • 37. Transitions
  • 38. Empowering Preparation / Drills
  • 39. Gradual Building / Conditioning
  • 40. Photo Tutorial

Syllabus of Asana:

  • 1. Tadasana
  • 2. Urdhva Hastasana
  • 3. Uttanasana
  • 4. Kumbhakasana
  • 5. Bhujangasana
  • 6. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • 7. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
  • 8. Chaturanga Dandasana
  • 9. Uktatasana
  • 10. Anjaneyasana
  • 11. Anahatasana
  • 12. Malasana
  • 13. Marjariasana-Bitilasana
  • 14. Vrksasana
  • 15. Vyaghrasana
  • 16. Halasana
  • 17. Paschimottanasana
  • 18. Salamba Sarvangasana
  • 19. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
  • 20. Viparita Karani
  • 21. Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • 22. Navasana
  • 23. Parighasana
  • 24. Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
  • 25. Vasisthasana
  • 26. Dwi Konasana
  • 27. Sukhasana
  • 28. Virabhadrasana I
  • 29. Virabhadrasana II
  • 30. Virabhadrasana III
  • 31. Utthita Trikonasana
  • 32. Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • 33. Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • 34. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • 35. Prasarita Padottanasana
  • 36. Parsvottanasana
  • 37. Ardha Chandrasana
  • 38. Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana
  • 39. Matsyasana
  • 40. Ustrasana
  • 41. Baddha Konasana
  • 42. Kaliasana
  • 43. Skandasana
  • 44. Svarga Dvijasana
  • 45. Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
  • 46. Gomukhasana
  • 47. Marichyasana III
  • 48. Purvottanasana
  • 49. Salambasana
  • 50. Upavistha Konasana
  • 51. Bakasana
  • 52. Eka Pada Bakasana
  • 53. Jathara Parivartanasana
  • 54. Padmasana
  • 55. Virasana
  • 56. Sirsangustasana
  • 57. Utthan Pristasana
  • 58. Eka Pada Koundinyasana I
  • 59. Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
  • 60. Eka Pada Galavasana
  • 61. Anantasana
  • 62. Tittibhasana
  • 63. Ashtavakrasana
  • 64. Garudasana
  • 65. Natarajasana
  • 66. Dhanurasana
  • 67. Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • 68. Sirsasana
  • 69. Salamba Sirsasana
  • 70. Pincha Mayurasana

20 Asana covered without extended analysis, but mainly with experiential practice

  • 1. Bharadvajasana
  • 2. Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana
  • 3. Janu Sirsasana I
  • 4. Krounchasana
  • 5. Visvamittrasana
  • 6. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I
  • 7. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II
  • 8. Bhujapidasa
  • 9. Kukkutasana
  • 10. Pistol Squat
  • 11. Hanumanasana
  • 12. Sama Konasana
  • 13. Yoga Nidrasana
  • 14. Baddha Padmasana
  • 15. Kapotasana
  • 16. Supta Padangusthasana I
  • 17. Supta Padangusthasana II
  • 18. Pasasana
  • 19. Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  • 20. Karnapidasana

30 Kinetic Exercises and Vinyasa from modern functional flow theory with experiential and partly extended the analysis

  • 1. Surya Namaskar Variations
  • 2. Chandra Namaskar Variations
  • 3. Kumbakhasana Functional Flow
  • 4. All 4s Functional Flow
  • 5. Roll Back & Forward Flow
  • 6. Warm-up Flow
  • 7. Restorative Flow
  • 8. Navasana Jump Back Flow
  • 9. Roll up and down
  • 10. Core activation, eg. Urdhva Prasarita Padasana Flow and more
  • 11. Parsvottanasana Functional Flow
  • 12. Trikonasana Functional Flow
  • 13. Urdhva Dhanurasana Flow
  • 14. Ustrasana-Kapotasana Flow
  • 15. Kaliasana Dance Functional Flow
  • 16. Utkatasana-Pistol Squat and other Functional Flows
  • 17. Jathara Parivartanasana Flow
  • 18. Vasisthasana Flow
  • 19. Camatkarasana-Urdhva Dhanurasana Flow
  • 20. EPKII Transitions
  • 21. Hanumanasana Functional Flow
  • 22. Bakasana - Jump Back Flow & Drills
  • 23. Floating Jump Back-Forward
  • 24. Lolasana-Chaturanga Dandasana
  • 25. Ashtavakrasana Flow
  • 26. Seated Positions Flow
  • 27. Sirsasana Flow
  • 28. Salamba Sirsasana Flow
  • 29. Pincha Mayurasana-Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana Flow
  • 30. Adho Mukha Vrksasana Drills & Press

  • Pranayama. Traditional breathing techniques and modern breathwork exercises
  • Mudra. Pranic Hand Gestures & Sealing poses. Benefits and circumstances to use them
  • Mantra. Signing for meditation practice
  • Bandha. Internal locks, main and secondary
  • Meditation. Benefits. Finding the personal voice for meditation guidance. Types of Meditation (Theming guided meditation. Visualization. Yoga Nidra. Positive Affirmations, Non-guided meditation. etc.)

2. Anatomy and Physiology:

Functional Anatomy. Human systems, eg. Muscle system, Skeletal System, etc., Joints, Planes of Motion, etc.

Yoga Applied Anatomy. Anatomy knowledge that serves the yoga practice, eg. breathing muscles & yoga, joints work in specific asana and in group of asana, such as inversions, backbends, asana safety with anatomical knowledge of legs, knees, pelvis, spine, shoulders, wrists, identification of which muscles are activated, what type of contraction and with what role in each asana, etc.

3. Teaching methodology:

Creative Theming Sequencing. Sequencing for health, philosophical application, anatomical and bhavana applications. Dynamic and Slow flow Vinyasa sequencing, Accessible Yoga sequencing, Easy flow and Restorative sequencing, Traditional Hatha sequencing and more. No memorization of fixed sequences will ever be needed from trainers.

Verbal Guidance

  • Promoting teaching methodology according to fascia theory
  • Special topics on a training plan
  • Assisting students: verbal and body assisting
  • Safety rules
  • Teaching Styles
  • Teaching communicability
  • Teaching efficiency
  • Sacred Space: sacred offerings, altars, smudging, presence of a teacher, Sankalpa, etc

4. Yoga History:

Yoga History. Presentation through online seminars from Ph.D. scholars and other Indologists

5. Yoga Philosophy:

  • Energetic bodies/ Kosha system
  • Energetic Airs/ Vayu system
  • Energetic Centres/ Chakra system
  • Energetic qualities/ Guna system
  • Energy management based on Ayurvedic types/ Dosha system

6. Yoga psychology and Ethics:

  • Serving in teaching with love. Live, love, and learn from a pedagogical point of view
  • Critical Thinking and applications, eg. recognizing and avoiding nationalism cults & outdated dogmas related to yoga, discriminations, and stigmatization against minority groups or even prominent groups and 'successful' icons and act with unity instead of separation
  • Trauma-Informed teaching
  • Positive language and Non-Violent Communication
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Mind reprogramming & self-regulation, eg. in order to avoid photo-centric yoga stress or self-sabotage thoughts as a yoga teacher and as a human from NLP theory, Theta Healing, CBT

7. Marketing:

  • The professionalization of yoga teaching in the western world
  • Yoga teacher as a professional
  • How to nominate sessions
  • Titles in yoga
  • Pricing
  • How to write a yoga teacher cv, resume, and personal sign
  • How to seek a job
  • Setting a yoga brand

B. Practice

Practice daily with specific teaching observation forms (with a pedagogical framework for specific outcomes, eg. if the objectives of the lesson are achieved, etc).

Preparation for final examination teaching

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate of completion from Yoga & More School that meets the identified standards set by the organization of Yoga Alliance USA in 200 hours.

The last 2 days are held exams: 1st day in teaching practice and second day written test with open notes (everyone passes always as the philosophy is not to be examined, but to self-reflect upon what you have learned).

Throughout the program, a certain selected bibliography is used and proposed for lifelong learning as well.

Included excursions

Optional: At yin days, it is arranged a group activity on the city, such as a meal at a tavern, etc. The food at restaurants is not included in the tuition price. This trip is optional.


Eva Kirmizaki


The city of Rethymno is an ideal tourist destination for visitors who wish to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauties of Crete. It's the third-largest town on Crete (after Heraklion and Chania), lies halfway along the north coast, at the foot of the Psilorítis mountain range. This well-organized city offers to visitors a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. The old city of Rethymno still preserves its old urban structure to a great extent, formed during the Venetian period and later reformed during the Turkish occupation. It has been declared a protected historical monument and a traditional settlement.


All meals are with local products and are cruelty-free (meat/fish free). Three meals are served daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
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)

Healing massage with an extra cost (50e/hour)

Theta Healing with an extra cost (50e/2 hours session)

Sessions are held by experienced certified healers, must be booked at least 3 days prior and at the program's free time

What's included

  • 16 days/15 nights accommodation at a traditional villa
  • 14 teaching days, 2 days exams
  • 3 meals daily
  • Workshops: handstands, backbends, mindfulness, san salutations, divine feminine and masculine, and more
  • Educational material, digital, and printed
  • Online seminars access to top yoga scholars
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance USA as RYT200

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as souvenirs, the food at local taverns, and more
  • Excursions at Yin days with local food (not included, optional)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

There will be a pick-up free of cost at the airport of Chania or Heraclion. So firstly, you have to inform Yoga and More about your arrival time straight after when you book your flights. Also, you must keep in contact with them on the same day in case of a flight delay, in order to re-arrange the pick-up time with the driver.

Chania Airport is closer, while Heraclion airport is half root more. It is advisable to book early morning charts, as they are usually cheaper. The earlier you book your flights, the cheaper you find them. You can book 1 flight to Athens and 1 flight from Athens to Chania or Heraclion. The flights from Athens to Crete are very affordable, so it is advisable not to fly from an international airport straight to Crete, as it would be either costly or not available, so choose the proposed plan.

You must be at 'Kalliopi Villa' by midday at 11 a.m. on arrival day, and you are allowed to exit after 6 p.m on the departure day. In any case, it is recommended not to miss the initiation ceremony and the graduation ceremony. Thus, you should arrange your arrival and departure time accordingly.

Kalliopi Villa is available for staying extension 1 day before and 1 day after the training, so as you can arrange your flights accordingly. Please send an inquiry for more information.

Airport: Heraklion International Airport Airport transfer included: Heraklion International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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