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Get ready to embark on a journey of self-growth and self-development through yoga, in Palairos, the jewel of the Ionian Sea in Greece. Leave behind your previous life and open your mind to new possibilities. Join this journey to shift your perspective, challenge yourself and your limits.
You will stay in either of these accommodations; comfy maisonettes or family boutique hotel.
Comfy maisonettes follow the simple and traditional living of Palairos, comprising 3 double bedrooms, a large bathroom on the top floor; and a common living space with a kitchen and guest loo at the lower level.
Family boutique hotel with local character includes a variety of different room options: 4 beds, 3 beds, and 2 beds.
Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
YogaUnion has been delivering yoga teacher training courses (YTTCs), based on Ashtanga Vinyasa flow, an internationally accredited program with Yoga Alliance, for over a decade now.
Enchanted by their experiences in Bali and India, Ourania and Spyros, the founders of YogaUnion, decided to call Palairos their new yoga home. Bringing their experiences from their permanent home in Ubud (the cultural and yogic capital of Bali), all the way to their birthplace in Greece.
YogaUnion is currently running a 200-hour Vinyasa TTC, a unique and authentic course, open to those who want to become yoga teachers, or simply deepen their practice. YogaUnion shala is located on a cliff, surrounded by Greek olive trees and botanical herbs, overlooking the endless blue waters of the Ionian Sea - which makes this experience even more magical!
Based on thousands of hours of experience from all over the world, Ourania and Spyros carefully created and shaped the course to deliver the most educational, life-changing experience. The training is designed to challenge and develop individuals at all levels. This 200-hour course specializes in Vinyasa Ashtanga yoga, with a strong focus on the breath and how to combine it with movement.
With a focus on:
Daily, mornings will begin with an hour of pranayama, meditation, and mantra chanting, followed by a Vinyasa flow class. Early afternoons are focused on deep learning of asanas with an emphasis on alignment, adjustments, and teaching methodology. You will dive into the theoretical part, studying yoga philosophy or anatomy (alternating days).
The afternoon lessons will be focused on restorative styles of yoga such as Yin, Hatha, and Nidra, and specialized workshops. Far from the traditional approach, you maintain a very high standard of teaching whilst making our classes extremely fun and interactive. Daily, mornings will begin with an hour of pranayama, meditation, and mantra chanting, followed by a Vinyasa flow class.
Early afternoons are focused on deep learning of asanas with an emphasis on alignment, adjustments & teaching methodology. You will dive into the theoretical part, studying Yoga Philosophy or Anatomy (alternating days). The afternoon lessons will be focused on restorative styles of yoga such as Yin, Hatha, and Nidra, and specialized workshops. This 200-hour yoga teacher training program incorporates training hours in the following educational categories and topics:
The themed workshops will cover a wide range of asana keys like handstands, back-bends, inversions, and hip openers.
You will start to teach from day one. The building of the yoga lessons will be gradual and smooth, facilitating everyone to develop their talents. Teaching will also be progressive, starting with one-to-one lessons in the beginning and moving step by step to bigger groups of students ending up in full open classes.
Regular feedback is given by teachers and fellow students about your teaching so that you can improve and find your unique voice and style as a teacher.
Some of the things you will do and learn include:
A track athlete in his youth, Spyros' love for the human body and movement led him to a career as an ASCM certified movement trainer and specialist. Having established himself, he felt something was missing and he found that in yoga, where he practiced closely under his senior teachers Ourania Bouzouki and Savvas Giantsis. After becoming 500 RYT and traveling the world gathering knowledge, experience, and inspiration, Spyros and Ourania founded YogaUnion Bali, a life-long dream and the place where he is able to share his knowledge and passion for movement, anatomy, Vinyasa yoga, and alignment.
Tanya is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance ERYT-500, and Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) in the classical Sivananda yoga tradition. She started her meditation practice at the age of 14 through Transcendental Meditation. Her 20 years of experience practicing and 17 years of teaching yoga includes numerable yoga training in classical and modern styles of yoga and long stays at yoga ashrams across India. For the past 16 years Tanya teaches yoga internationally including 200-hr and 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified educational programs, workshops, seminars, and retreats.
After working as a veterinarian in Germany for more than 6 years, Mareen quit her job, followed her passion for yoga and did her first Hatha Yoga training in 2018. Since then, she also completed various trainings in Yin Yoga and the 200 hours Vinyasa Yoga Training with YogaUnion in 2019 - and she never left Bali after! Mareen has been teaching on- and offline for 3 years now. She loves to blend her knowledge into her own way of teaching and combines a focus on correct alignment with creative sequencing. She is passionate about sharing her love for yoga and helping others in a joyful wa
Palairos is a seaside village that allows you to come in close contact with a rustic and traditional way of life. Discover the beauty of simple, rural, and honest everyday living. Away from urban distraction, you will find traditional tavernas, freshly baked bread from family-owned bakeries, and an abundance of fresh fruits on local trees that you can grab on your way to the yoga shala.
This course includes 20 vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays are days off, and the meals are NOT included on these days.
YogaUnion has partnered with Foodpath to supply the best nutrition for the participants. The students will follow the yogic diet consisting of vegetarian, plant-based foods. Foodpath Centre holds an excellent team of health food chefs who offer their services on the premises and beyond - bringing the best local, organic products, exotic fruits, and superfoods, while creating a balanced menu.
Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). If you choose to arrive at the Athens International Airport (ATH), there are seats available in pre-booked taxis from either the airport (80 EUR) or central Athens (60 EUR). The journey takes between 3.5 - 4 hours. YogaUnion can help with guiding you to the right contact for booking a seat in the pre-booked taxis, please contact them.
You could also book your flight to arrive at Aktion National Airport (PVK). This is the best way to travel. Upon arrival, taxis are available for the price of 45 EUR. YogaUnion can help with guiding you to the right contact for booking a taxi. The journey is up to 30 minutes.
Alternatively, there is a bus service available (X93), leading from Athens International Airport towards Kifissos Bus Terminal. From Kifissos there are two routes, either towards Lefkada or towards Vonitsa. Please check for updates due to Corona Virus and be informed that you must arrive 30 minutes earlier, wearing a mask and having a pre-booking. The journey time is approximately 5 hours and you will need to grab a taxi to the venue once you arrive.
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