Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga
You are looking for a peaceful place close to nature to start your journey as a Yoga teacher?
Then come and join us for our 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Greece on the beautiful island Lefkada.
Located in the hills above the famous Nidri the remote Paleohori camp offers a stunning view of the Prigiponisia while listening to the sounds of nature. The perfect place to connect with your body, mind and soul, to deepen the understanding of yourself and to acknowledge the wisdom within you.
In this 200 hour Yoga course we give a broad overview of the traditional yogic teachings and set a solid base to start your path as a Yoga teacher. After completing the course you will feel confident to teach and help others to learn about the ancient art of Yoga, through your experience and unique way of teaching.
We designed this 200 h Yoga Teacher training with a strong foundation in traditional Hatha Yoga, the asana based practice all other physical styles are developed from. Apart from that we are going to explore Vinyasa flow, Yin Yoga and Nada Yoga. To ensure the quality of our course and to help you track your progress we will have weekly quizzes, one final written exam and a practical exam in which you are going to teach a Yoga class of your choice.
To understand Yoga you have to know where this ancient science has its roots and how it developed. We want you to learn that Yoga asana is only one part of the Yoga system and how you can implement the basic yogic principles into your daily life. We will introduce you to the Sanskrit language, take you to back to the origins of Yoga, make our way through its history and discover how it found its way to the west. We will clear up misconceptions about Yoga and cover important Yoga scriptures to help you understand the ancient teachings and their relevance today.
Every day you will get the chance to deepen your own asana practice by practicing different styles of Yoga asana. We encourage you to cultivate a regular self-practice, as this will be the foundation of all your teachings in the future. Let it be your source of energy and inspiration to thrive.
In the asana alignment classes we will break down the single postures and you will learn
~ The right alignment
~ Benefits and precautions
~ Usage of Yoga props
~ Verbal cues
~ Hands-on adjustment
Apart from Yoga asana you will practice different breathing techniques and experience the power of breath expansion - pranayama.
As well as our Pranayama module the meditation module consists of theory and practice. You will learn the 12 steps of meditation, the ideal time and place is to practice, basic techniques of meditation, benefits and mindfulness.
To proceed further on you spiritual path we will chant different mantras together every evening. You will get the time to practice and we will repeat the mantras together so that they can settle and the vibrations can unfold their potential.
It is important for you to know how asanas, pranayama and meditation affect the physical body. In our anatomy and physiology classes we give you an introduction into how the human body is build and how it functions. We will start with the structural design of the human body and then dive deeper into topics like the musculoskeletal system, back and spine anatomy and the importance of the core for you asana practice and in your everyday life.
Every morning we will purify our bodies and prepare them for a successful Yoga practice with different Shatkarmas - yogic purification techniques.
The Art of Teaching
And of course, it would not be a Yoga teacher training without learning how to actually teach a Yoga class. We will teach you can prepare yourself for the classes, how to teach a balanced Yoga class and how to sequence your asanas. You will learn
~ How to open a class
~ How to demonstrate the postures
~ How to adjust
~ Which precautions do you have to keep in mind while teaching
~ Tone of voice
~ How to finish/close the class
~ What to do after completing the class
~ Counter poses for each asana
~ How to design classes with a special focus
~ How to address different levels of students in the same class
To make you feel comfortable we offer different accommodation options
In the Paleohori camp you can bring your own tent - 900 USD
The Paleohori camp is equipped with autonomous wc facilities, showers with hot water. During your breaks and after a long day of practice you can rest in the shadow under the trees with swings and hammocks.
The Foodpath Guesthouse has private parking and a vegetable garden. Here you can also choose between three different accommodation options
1. Shared room for three people (A/C, small kitchen, table and bathroom) - 1450 USD
2. Shared Double room (Attached bathroom A/C) - 1650 USD
3. Single room (Attached bathroom A/C) - 1800 USD
* The prices include: accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day
Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Greece Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.
The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.