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29 Days 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Greece

Join in this advanced teacher training in the beautiful Mediterranean landscapes of Greece. This advanced training has been created by distilling 30 years of personal yoga practice and 20 years of teaching yoga. Add a different and powerful dimension to your teaching by working with a variety of demographics and different populations. Awaken your spiritual path, feel the support of your yoga community, and reach your full potential as a yoga teacher.

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Jonni-Lyn & Nancy
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  • 500-hour course tuition
  • Teaching methodology for specialized yoga
  • Increase your ability to teach asana safely, help clients with injuries
  • Learn the business of yoga and how to design and teach workshops
  • Deeper learning of working with advanced practices
  • RYT 500 certification upon completion
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily meals

Skill level

  • Advanced


26 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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The training will be held at Villa Arian in Attiki, Greece. The accommodation for the 500 Teacher Training will be held at a hotel close by to the villa. It is a traditional Greek summer hotel, located directly on the beach, with a restaurant downstairs. Rooms are either a shared double room or a single room. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom, small refrigerator, air conditioning, and maid service.


This is an advanced training for the 200-hour certified yoga teacher. The training is commonly called a 500-hour training, as it adds the 200 hours required for your first certificate, to the 300 hours required for the advanced section of the training, to combine for the 500-hour advanced training certificate.

A 200-hour training is a good way to get the fundamentals and start having the skills to teach different yoga classes. After some experience in teaching, many teachers wish to go on and deepen their knowledge, both for personal study and for a greater reach in teaching skills. It is recommended that you have at least one year of teaching experience before taking the advanced training.

The advanced training is suitable for those teachers who wish to learn more about deepening their own practice as well as refining their teaching skills and discovering a specialization. In order to clarify your teaching, it is useful to be able to find your niche and specialization. This helps in deepening your knowledge in one particular area, but also helps the students who you may best serve to find you.

Some of the topics covered in a more in-depth manner in this course are the art of observing and assisting, refining your teaching skills, teaching techniques for breathing, relaxation, and meditation, Sanskrit, prayers and chants, pranayama, and subtle body anatomy, the art of sequencing, therapeutic approach to asana and sequencing, the business of yoga, self-care as a teacher, and yoga for common structural complaints and therapeutic teaching skills.

A deeper study of the different branches and schools of yoga philosophy will be studied in a more in depth manner. These schools include Advaita Vedanta, Tantra, and Buddhism, along with the sacred texts that are within each school. This is an opportunity to become a student again and deepen your practice and your teaching skills.

The training includes guest teacher Jonni-lyn Friel, an advanced level yoga and Pilates teacher whose knowledge and skills matches her generous compassion. This training will give 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.


Assessments will include: completion of short written assignments to demonstrate understanding of the material presented, written class, private and workshop plans to show understanding of teaching methodology, demonstration of techniques learned during the training, and participate in peer evaluations. You will be expected to participate fully during the training, take minimal time off for possible health issues, complete all assignments, and participate in demonstrations.

  • An asana practice that maintains integrity of alignment
  • An understanding of the anatomy of the joints and the major systems of the body
  • An understanding of the history of yoga
  • An understanding of how to work with students who have minor injuries, or with someone in recovery whose doctor has given them a release to exercise
  • Creation of class plans, workshop outlines, and workshop handouts
  • Knowledge of a variety of pranayama and the ability to use it in daily practices
  • Respect for the religions and philosophies of all clients and the ability to adapt the yoga teaching as needed
  • Teach classes, workshops and privates, that include the understanding of the Yamas and Niyamas
  • The ability to lead meditation practices that are based on an understanding of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • The ability to teach a safe asana practice based on awareness of anatomy and safe alignment principles
  • The ability to teach yoga modalities on at least two different levels: beginner and intermediate yoga and meditation classes and workshops
  • The necessary social marketing and business skills to pursue desired career goals


  • 200-hour certified yoga teacher
  • A minimum of 50 hours of teaching yoga and one year of teaching yoga
  • Memorization of the major bones and muscles from the anatomy vocabulary list


Course 1 - Biomedical foundations

The course provides a practical understanding of the relationship that yoga has with physical anatomy, focusing on brain anatomy, pelvic anatomy, joint anatomy, all major systems of the body, and biomechanics.

The required reading for this course is Trail Guide To the Body by Andrew Biel

Course 2 - Yoga practices

  • Creating guided meditations
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Injury prevention in yoga classes
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Provide adaptive yoga, chair yoga, and bed yoga
  • Learn to guide clients in simple dietary concepts
  • Learn to teach mindfulness in asana, pranayama, and life
  • Learn to teach simple body scans
  • Learn to teach simple breathing practices and pranayama to calm the mind and engage the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Learn to teach simple yoga asana practices to address postural issues
  • Learn therapeutic aspects of Restorative yoga poses and how to adapt them
  • Learn the use of simple teas and herbs that aid in digestion
  • Teaching advanced level asana and pranayama
  • Understand the role of postural alignment in emotional healing

The required reading for this module is Yoga Impact 500-hour manual

Course 3 - Mind or body integration

This course introduces the mind or body connection, and concepts of self-awareness and self-responsibility. It creates a firm foundation of therapeutic yoga modalities and lifestyle practices that enhance this awareness. You will focus on yoga modalities relating to the koshas, about how to utilize asana, pranayama, meditation, bhāvana, mantra, and dietary concepts to facilitate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth for the yogi.

Course 4 - Teaching methodology for classes, privates, workshops, and specialized populations

  • Learn to address individual issues during the class
  • Learn hands-on assists
  • Learn how to teach to avoid common yoga injuries
  • Learn to build one-on-one relationships within a group setting
  • Learn to design, implement, and evaluate group programs, which focused on clients who are new to yoga and those who are working to practice advanced level yoga modalities
  • Learn to plan and implement workshops
  • Learn to structure a private session
  • Learn to work on how to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma
  • Plan group classes that improve well-being, rather than just lead clients through asanas and other yoga modalities
  • Teaching advanced level asana, pranayama, and meditation along with chanting and mudras
  • Understand the commitment that a yoga teacher needs

Course 5 - Yoga philosophy and spirituality

This module introduces philosophical teachings of some the major writings handed down in the yoga tradition. This course also fosters an understanding of the Sanskrit alphabet, proper Sanskrit pronunciation, and includes discussion of the history of yoga. You will dive into the deeper understanding of how the practice of yoga modalities creates a path for spiritual growth.

Course 6 - The yoga of business

  • Alternative methods of income within your field
  • Developing your business growth, network, and marketing plans
  • Discover your niche and learn how to work in this specialized area
  • Heart centered marketing
  • Learn how to avoid burnout
  • The ethics of a yoga professional based on the Yamas and Niyamas


Jonni-Lyn Friel
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Jivamukti Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Jivamukti Yoga)
Jonni-Lyn Friel has been teaching yoga since 2006. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher, registered prenatal yoga teacher, and Jivamukti teacher based in Greece. In 2016, she founded Namaha Yoga School, collective teachers from around the world, from different traditions, who share the common belief that teaching yoga is a path of Seva or service. In 2013, she completed the 300-hour Jivamukti yoga teacher training in Costa Rica. Finally, she completed a prenatal yoga 85-hour training course in London.
Nancy Candea
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Nancy Candea has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1986 and teaching since 1997. She is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapist, and registered with Yoga Alliance as an experienced yoga teacher at the 500-hour level and as a children’s yoga teacher. She 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.


The teacher training will take place in Kineta, Greece.

Nearby places

  • Athens - 50-minute train ride
  • Athens International Airport (ATH) - 1-hour train ride
  • Piraeus - 1-hour train ride


During the training, you will be served daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • 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)

Enjoy the local beaches and traditional tavernas of Kineta and the surrounding area. You can also easily go sightseeing in Athens (50 minutes by train) and reach the port of Piraeus (60 minutes by train) to visit the Greek islands. The ancient city of Corinth and its museums, as well as the famous ancient theater of Epidaurus, are just a 60-minute ride away. Other activities you may engage in while in Greece are:

  • Boating
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Stargazing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

What's included

  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 500-hour course tuition including core training and online follow-up meetings
  • 500-hour RYT Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of the course
  • Yoga Impact course manual

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Books except for the mentioned manual
  • Optional activities
  • Taxes not included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 26% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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