12-Day Yin Yoga and Guided Meditation Training on Amorgos Island, Greece

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There are many ways to deepen your practice, but why not do it in style on a stunning Greek island? On this 12-day retreat, beginner and experienced practitioners can dive into 100 hours of Yin yoga instructor and guided meditation training with panoramic views of the Aegean sea and the island's majestic mountains. Study Yin yoga principles, postures and ethics in detail, and enjoy daily pranayama and meditation sessions on the stunning outdoor rooftop. You’ll also get to lap down three delicious vegetarian and vegan meals a day that are packed with goodness and unique Greek flavours. 
Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners
Half hour relaxation massage
Complementary use of the outdoor pool
Accommodation at the SeaRock villa
Herbal tea and water
Certificate upon successful completion
Yin yoga manual + guided meditation manual / workbook
Daily 3 vegetarian and vegan meals
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Aegialis school of yoga welcomes you to explore a more gentle approach of the yoga asana practice with this 100 hours Yin yoga instructor and guided meditation training. This is a combined training where you will learn how to lead Yin yoga classes and also how to lead guided meditations. This is a training program where you will study in detail the fundamentals of Yin yoga and how to safely teach Yin yoga classes.

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian and vegan diets
Swimming pool (indoor)
Restaurant
Free Wi-Fi
Gym
Sauna
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Poolside bar
Yoga shala
Hair salon
Hot tub / Jacuzzi
Spa
This yoga instructor training is held in Aegiali, Amorgos Island, Greece.

The venue
Welcome to an oasis of luxury and peace where you will experience comfort, elegance, and plenty of inspiration. Famous for being a top yoga destination worldwide, Aegialis Hotel and Spa, offer 5 beautiful yoga shalas and an outdoor rooftop, with direct views to the crystal clear Aegean sea and the Amorgian mountainous landscape. 

Each shala comes with high-end complimentary props and unique energy of tranquillity and bliss. They have welcomed over 700 yoga groups from all over the world to experience the magic of Amorgos island with Aegialis. Every year, more than 2000 yoga enthusiasts come to Aegialis to explore their yoga, meditation, and wellness practices. Your experience here will be one of tranquillity, transformation, and joy. They are happy to welcome you to their beautiful island.

Experience 5-star luxury on an island famous for having one of the highest magnetic fields in the world. Located on a slight hill overseeing the entire Aegiali Bay, Aegialis Hotel & Spa offers you a front-row seat to sea views and the majestic mountainous landscape of the island. This is a prime location, with only a short walk to the beach and the Aegiali shops.

During your yoga teacher training here you may choose from single or double occupancy rooms. All rooms come with sea views and elegant decor, to provide you with inspiration and an overall relaxing experience. 

Food
A delicious daily breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and dinner, are included in the package. The meals are vegetarian and vegan, made with fresh ingredients. Please let Aegialis Hotel and Spa know at the time of your booking if you have any specific dietary requirements. Daily freshly squeezed juices, water, and herbal teas are included in the package as well.

 If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Yin yoga postures will be studied and practised in detail, taking into consideration modifications, contraindications and of course the benefits of each of the postures. By the end of this training, you will be able to structure your Yin yoga sequences and be able to provide a balanced and complete Yin yoga class.

There will be daily pranayama and meditation sessions where you can learn to develop consistency in the yogic breathing techniques and focus the mind. You will go through the definition of meditation from a yoga philosophy standpoint and you will also study and practise various techniques of concentration/meditation so that you can learn how to guide a meditation session.

In this training, you will be introduced briefly to the foundation of Hatha yoga so that you have a clear understanding that Yin yoga is not a separate practice, but a complementary practice of Hatha yoga.

Course highlights
  • Study and practice the Yin yoga asanas with a specific focus on benefits, alignment, and contraindications
  • Introduction to Hatha yoga definition and Yin yoga definition, to be able to identify the place of Yin yoga in the yoga practice
  • Introduction to Yin yoga and the Yin yoga principles
  • Introduction to meditation and the definitions of it
  • Study and practice different concentration techniques
  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra 
  • Study and practice of pranayama 
  • Daily meditation sessions, yoga Nidra, and asana practice
  • Learn how to sequence Yin yoga classes 
  • Introduction to anatomy and the body systems
  • Introduction to stretching and fascia
  • Teaching ethics for Yin yoga

Sample daily schedule
  • 06:30 - 07:10 Meditation / pranayama
  • 07:10 - 07:30 Tea and fruit
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yin yoga practice
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast 
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Theory and practical class sessions 
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Group discussion
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch 
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Break / personal time
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Practical class sessions / anatomy and physiology 
  • 17:30 - 17:45 Break
  • 17:45 - 18.45 Practical class / meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Personal time
  • 22:00 Sleep
This training is suited for beginners and intermediate level yoga students and/or teachers who wish to teach Yin yoga safely and be able to guide meditation sessions.

Certification
Upon successful completion of this course, the students are eligible to receive their Yoga Alliance International “Yin yoga instructor and guided meditation” certification which allows them to teach Yin yoga internationally and as well as a certificate of completion from Aegialis School of Yoga.

This certification is a qualification to teach Yin yoga classes and guided meditation styles taught in the training. This does not qualify you as a yoga teacher of any other styles of asana practice other than Yin yoga.

Excursions
During your time at Aegialis school of yoga, you will also explore the beauty of Amorgos island with planned guided activities such as hiking in the mountains walking meditation in nature; a guided island tour to the island’s most iconic sights, and an introduction into the famous herbs of the island.

Instructor

Miriam Indries
Miriam
Miriam is a certified 500+hours Yoga Teacher & E-RYT 200 & Ε-CYT 500. With a vast experience of teaching asana & meditation as well as yoga teacher trainings, she is devoted to her mission & service of sharing the yoga philosophy. She spent time in India, studying yoga philosophy & advanced asana practice with a top yoga master. Miriam is a published author & her yoga&wellness articles have been published in many international publications, as well as being featured on the cover of Om Yoga Magazine. Miriam studied & qualified as an Ayurveda Practitioner & has qualifications in Psychology & NLP

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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