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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, and challenge yourself and your limits.
You will stay and have your training in Kosta Maria, a beautiful hotel which is located in the picturesque area of a seaside village in Palairos. The accommodation is only 21 kilometres away from the Aktion Airport and a few minutes distance from cafes, restaurants, yacht club and tourist attractions. The rooms feature an air conditioner, Wi-Fi, small kitchen, fridge, garden and a terrace.
Enjoy the beautiful swimming pool, spacious garden where you can also use for practicing, also our yoga shala overlooking the breathtaking Ionian sea, bar / restaurant, and private beach. YogaUnion ensures you will love it here and that will make your training become even more wonderful.
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, 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. 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:
Ourania, once a successful architect working in Florence, decided to follow her passion and devote herself to yoga. She started practicing with Giovanni Formisano in 1996 and completed her first 4-year teacher training in Hatha yoga. Since then she has accumulated thousands of hours following inspiring teachers in TTC, seminars, and workshops all over the world, including her beloved India where she still visits every year. Since 2010 she is running with success an international teacher training school, which now calls Bali home, helping to spread the love for yoga to everyone.
A medicine Student and a passionate practitioner of martial arts and calisthenics Jonas began his path in yoga with Ashtanga. He soon found himself in India in search for a deeper understanding of yoga, on a physical and spiritual level.Upon his return he started teaching yoga in studios and soon in YogaUnion ttc's as well as hosting specialised workshops and seminars. Today, Jonas is the owner of "108 Studio" in Greece and is teaching various yoga style's classes, breathing, philosophy, anatomy and alignment. He will join the team and will teach in the August course in Bali.
Laila is a yoga student and teacher who decided to quit the desk job, corporate life and focus on her health, wellness and peace of mind. She is fascinated and inspired by the human body, structure and movement, and she has been reading about and practicing yoga for 7 years. Laila realized that this is what she wants to do everyday for the rest of her life, it's her passion. She is a strong believer in harmony and mindfulness; and yoga helped her in connecting her breath with her movement, as well as, linking her body, mind and soul, to better harmonize with the universe.
Ippoliti’s yoga journey started in 2010. At the time she was searching for something that would help her get rid of the anxiety and the pressure of corporate work. Her daily practice made her seek something beyond physical exercise. That's how she started her first yoga training. Ippoliti creates a safe and comfortable space to release physical and emotional tension that allows for true healing to begin. Her classes help you bring mindfulness to your daily life, encourage you to explore your limits and give you a deep understanding of your yoga practice.
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
After years of teaching ancient and modern Greek literature Faye has decided to fully dedicate her time and energy to her yogic journey. Having completed her first training in India she has practiced for over a decade several types of yoga and started teaching. She loves to be a practitioner as well as sharing her passion for breathing through movement and she encourages her students to create their own personal style and explore their potential through practice. Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga are her favorite physical tools, but she also adores Yin sessions and Yoga Nidra. She has worked with ath
Rachel Berryman (E-RYT500, USA) Coming from a background of 20 years of ballet and contemporary dance training, Rachel has always been interested in working with the body and the amazing capacity our bodies have. Rachel has been practicing yoga for 14 years and has taught over 5000+ hours of yoga classes and teacher trainings. Originally from the U.S.A., she has been a lead teacher in over 30 yoga teacher training courses world-wide and in recent years split her time teaching yoga between India and Albania. Rachel is the co-founder, owner, and main teacher at Tirana Yoga studio in Tirana
The retreat will be held in Palairos, Greece. Palairos is a seaside village that allows you to come in close contact with a rustic and traditional way of life. It is only 20 minutes from Lefkada, one of the most famous Greek islands with amazing beaches such as Porto Katsiki beach and Kathisma beach. We highly recommend this location to those who want to discover the beauty of a simple and authentic lifestyle in Greece.
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. Moreover, a short drive away you can explore some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
This course includes 20 vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, from Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays are days off, and the meals are not included.
YogaUnionBali has partnered with KostaMaria to supply the best nutrition for our participants. The students will follow the yogic diet consisting of vegetarian, plant-based foods. KostaMaria holds an excellent team of Health Food Chefs who are here to make your stay unforgettable by offering you some of the best tastes Greece has to give - bringing the best local, organic products, fruits, and superfoods, while creating a balanced menu. The well known Mediterranian diet with extraordinary combination of Yogic diet, that will make you keep wanting to go back to Greece again and again.
For the adventurous souls, many activities are available on their days off.
Lefkada is very close and can be reached by car should you want to visit the most breathtaking beaches in all of Greece, famous for the turquoise waters and white, silvery sands.
Private boat sailing can also be arranged, exploring the islands around Palairos and diving in the crystal waters with the dolphins.
Among the activities available (depending on the weather) are also snorkeling & scuba diving, trekking, cooking, and botanology lessons, visiting thermal springs, and arrangement of daily trips.
Aktion National Airport
Transfer not provided
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 (65 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.
if you arrive at Athens airport El. Venizelos, it has to be before 1:30 p.m.
Also for departure, your flight has to be after 1:30 p.m.
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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