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34 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

34 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

  • Lentas Retreat Center, Lentas, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Immersion Yoga Teacher Training Greece

This teacher training course attempts to put the yoga practice into a larger context, in which yoga students will receive an integrate knowledge and

understanding of the ultimate goal of yoga training that's “Freedom” and not missing it by concentrating only on the techniques. This course is designed according to the guidelines of the ancient Vedic text and the science of Ayurveda “The since of Life”. Ayurveda is based on timeless universal principles promoting health, natural beauty and long life.

Highlights

  • 2 Asana classes per day and meditation practice
  • Ayurvedic theory and practice according to Prakriti
  • Alignment class in advance poses and pranayama techniques
  • Marma points, study of Vedic philosophy and diet, herbs and essential oils usage
  • Full cleansing process, chanting, and the meaning of mantras
  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 33 nights accommodation
  • 29 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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Filoxenia apartments

Filoxenia apartments are built in an idyllic position with a fabulous view to the sea. Both buildings are surrounded by a lovely garden area which is very spacious and has many great views. All the rooms have been nicely decorated and comfortably furnished. They all have a great balcony which is furnished with chairs and a table and has spectacular view stretching out to the sea.

Right in front of the apartments there is a path which leads to a magical small beach with blue waters where you can enjoy relaxation and swimming. Filoxenia is definitely ideal for families, couples, and for those who desire to escape from the routine of everyday life.

Levinthos retreat center

Levinthos retreat center consists of eco-friendly apartments which are carved into earth, bearing the lowest possible visual and environmental footprint, the cave-houses maximize the authentic relationship between the house-user and the landscape. In addition, there are four first floor studios which offer breathtaking view over the Libyan sea.

Village studios (economy)

This is an option of accommodation for a limited budget. The studios are located in the village of Lentas, around 10-minute walk from the retreat center.

All accommodation options have Wi-Fi only in common areas like the restaurant and air conditioning.

This training is aimed at students who have already completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training. Therefore, the participation requires the certificate of previous studies on yoga. This phase includes guidance of ancient teachings of yoga on a deeper level as well as a closer approach on yoga philosophy through meditation practice.

Breath of Life Yoga Center is a registered organization by the government of Greece. This is a world class training institute for yoga learners and those who want to adopt yoga as a profession. After the successful completion of the 300-hour yoga teacher training course, the certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance International. It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake-up call
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Mantras and Meditation
  • 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, mundras and asana class
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner time
  • 21:00 - 21:30 Kirtan

Sundays are days off.

Philosophy

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 yoga instructors during the teacher training course are giving by heart all the information, knowledge, and guidance to the students for exploring with a safe way their physical, mental, and emotional limits. The course is an intense one and through practice and theory is giving to the participants all the tools for confidence to share this knowledge with others.

Requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 300-Hour Course is the participant to have already complete the 200-Hours. An open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher. A high level of will to deepen in yoga and self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding but also highly rewarding. It is very important the participants to have physical and mental health.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to fulfill the registration formalities, and 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, make sure that your health is good for attending the course.
  • The course will run in both English and Greek.
  • Students should be willing to follow the rules of yama (social rules) and niyama (personal code and conducts), prescribed by Maharishi Pantajali.
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed.
  • Every student is requested to come to the class in yoga dress.
  • Every question which is asked by the students in the class must be related only to the course.
  • The female students are requested to inform when they have their monthly period, as it is better 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 schedule timing.
  • All teacher training’s students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living rules as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete. This is for the wellness of the student.
  • Don’t eat spicy, non vegetarian food outside, as this is strictly not allowed during the time of the course in yoga center. Students need to have only sattvik food.
  • All students have to follow the discipline of Breath of Life Yoga Center. Any kind of misbehavior with other students or teacher will be firmly assumed as breaking the code of conduct of the institution.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of students is based on the physical and intellectual capability, as well as the living standard of students in which they been living and adopting. Hence, the students have to be fully devoted and obey all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance needed by students will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in the class. For personal discussion and topics not related to the yoga course the students will have free time out of the course hours.
  • If a student wants to leave the course taking the responsibility of his own choice and for any personal reason, Breath of Life is not obliged to return money back.
  • Breath of Life Yoga Center thanks you for your cooperation in following the above rules and regulations.
  • Maria Deligianni

    Maria was born in Athens, and she studied there psychology, theater, pedagogy, and dance. She studied 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 International. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.

  • Spiros

    Spiros 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.

  • Sabrina Rondinelli

    Sabrina Rondinelli was born and brought up in Turin. Since five years, she works as massage therapist and practices yoga asana and Vipassana meditation. Her studies as body therapist begun in Kerala, India, in 2011 with a full month residential course on Ayurveda medicine and Marmapoints treatment in a local Ayurvedic clinic. She completed a 3 level school at Athens Massage and Yoga Academy based on the international curriculum of the Thai Massage School of Chian Mai. Additionally, she attended an advanced Thai massage course at Sunshine House in Evia.

This yoga teacher training will take place in Lentas, Crete, Greece. Visiting the Minoan civilization in Crete, you will have the opportunity to meet the Indian culture, studying yoga while enjoying the Mediterranean landscape and the beautiful Cretan beaches. Lentas is a small historical fishing village of the southern part of Crete in prefecture of Heraklio. Lentas village hosts the ancient temple of Asclepius God, a temple from the 5th century B.C.

During the Minoan period, Lentas was an important port, known as Levin. Lentas (means lion in Greek language) owes its name to the magisterial rock in the western side of Lentas bay, which looks like a sitting lion. According to the Egyptian symbolization, the lion indicates the cosmic law. From the huge windows of the yoga hall you can face the immense Libyan sea and the elephant rock Ganesha. In Indian tradition God Ganesha is worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom, and wealth or known as lord of success.

Nearby places

  • Heraklion International Airport (HER) - 1 hour driving

Three daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organically produced, from the local gardens, 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 allergy.

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 33 nights accommodation
  • Alignment class in advance poses and pranayama techniques
  • All tuition fee
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Full cleansing process, chanting, and the meaning of mantras
  • Introduction in Ayurveda and Thai massage
  • Manuals and book material
  • Study of Bhagavad Gita and the Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Insurance
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Heraklion International Airport (HER). From Heraklion airport it is about one hour route to reach the retreat center. You can catch the local bus from Heraklion to Lentas village (bus ticket costs less than 10 EUR) or Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece can arrange a shared taxi for you at about 30 EUR per person.

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

Crete, Greece

Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece is a Hatha yoga and Pilates center that includes meditation techniques and self-realization seminars. The center also organizes meditation and Hatha yoga retreats.

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