8-Day Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Athens, Greece

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As a yoga teacher, you’re always searching for ways to improve your practice. On this 8-day retreat in the breathtaking city of Athens, instructors can hone their teaching skills and deepen their understanding of yoga. The comprehensive programme will cover a wide range of techniques and topics in-depth. You’ll learn key muscle functions in yoga, how to give a blind class as well as yoga therapy. Practitioners can also look forward to rejuvenating yoga classes and delicious Greek breakfasts. 
Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners
Daily rejuvenating yoga classes
Registered concept in cooperation with Yoga Alliance USA
Daily delicious breakfast provided
Asana with the target of "Golden Class" specification
Yoga Alliance credit certificate upon completion
Instruction in English
Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks French and German
Yoga Skyros Academy invites you to Attica, Greece, to join a teaching program designed to shed light on many aspects of yoga. This workshop is for the established Yoga Alliance or other schools registered yoga teacher. From this training, you will earn credits which are accepted by Yoga Alliance USA for your upgrade status as a yoga teacher. It is about time for you to become a complete yoga teacher with a deeper understanding of yoga. Join this training and become a master yoga teacher like you ever dreamed of.
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Program

Certifications
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificates affiliated with Yoga Alliance (YA). Registration with Yoga Alliance (YA) provides a globally recognized credential.

This program is sponsored and included in the syllabus for earning credit hours with the Yoga Alliance Certification. So you will receive 42 Credit Hours. These hours will be added to the experienced teachers' hours required, plus will give the edge to an experienced teacher who wants to become a master. Therefore these “Golden Class” sequences are the most known for those teachers.

Overview
This accreditation workshop is to upgrade you to a new level of yoga understanding and will enable you to talk and teach the theory with authority. It will be a further starting bloc to become a master and be able to certify other teachers by adding the required hours of teaching specialities. This program is designed to not only shed more light but to actually teach you how to give, explain, and understand the "Golden Class" concept. Each class will have a maximum of 10 students and this will give you the privilege to be closer to your Master and to understand not only a commercial approach to yoga but also the essence and transformation of the powerful yoga science.

Yoga Skyros Academy believes that you have to find balance and harmony even in a city and the best way is to study, learn, and practice yoga in the city - a beautiful and active place in order to re-educate your lifestyle. You will feel safe and content here. The academy is based on the concept of small classes with high-quality teaching, better learning and understanding, and a better connection to your consciousness as well as inner peace. The following are just some aspects of the topics that you will cover during this program:

  • Learn in-depth mechanical movement of the upper, middle, and lower body
  • Learn the proper functioning of muscle and skeleton structure
  • Learn how to design a class with the particularities of the above learned
  • Learn the muscle function and how they enter with the motion into an asana
  • Learn the consequential effects of the body and mind once you have understood and incorporated this knowledge
  • Learn how to give a blind class
  • Learn how to give a proper yoga Nidra
  • Become more experienced and strive to become a complete teacher
  • Learn about alignment and assisting with the teaching received on this knowledge about opening
  • Learn to apply yoga for specific ailments such as back pain, anti-ageing, sleeping disorder, weight loss, depression, menopause or hormone balancing, and arthritis which is the speciality of Yoga Skyros Academy
The difference between the Yoga Skyros Academy concept is that the Master, Carmen Hellmann, will train you. The "Golden Class" concept will be what you invariably need to become a complete yoga teacher with a substance which will let you stand out from the crowd of the regular yoga teacher and/or instructors.

Typical daily schedule
  • 08:30 Introduction to the day's agenda and review
  • 09:00 Asanas practice with the "Golden Class" concept
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:30 Yoga lunch break
  • 14:30 Study asanas learned
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30 Meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • 18:00 Conclusion
Note: A detailed schedule will be provided after booking.

Optional activities
Local exploration
You can visit the beautiful city of Athens and the Glyfada residential area where the yoga academy is located. You can also visit all the archaeology, and cultural sites, dive into the mythology of Greece or just enjoy a day at the beach for sunbathing and swimming.

Treatments at Yoga Skyros Academy and Holistic Center
For the stressed, burn out, or in pain, Yoga Skyros Academy offers Kinesiology to balance the energies of the body with Dr Bach consultations to remove negative feelings. There are also various massage therapies available upon demand.

Accommodation

Caters for vegan and vegetarian diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Garden
Sauna
Fireplace
Kitchen
You will be staying at the accommodation of Yoga Skyros Academy. The student rooms are well furnished and every Room is well-equipped with bathrooms - shower, bathtub, and toilet. It is important that you do not have to bring too much clothing since washing machines are available for a small fee of 10 EUR.

Students will be staying in a double bedroom. Single rooms are available upon request (at an additional cost).

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Twin Room
Shared room | Private bathroom | $815
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Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,355
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Double Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,629

Food

Daily breakfasts are included in the price. Lunch, snacks, or dinner can be prepared by using the well-equipped master kitchen. Usually, the teachers are a team working on this task. A vegan restaurant is right across the street from their yoga academy as well as a bio shop.

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

What's included?

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Asana with the target of "Golden Class" specification
  • Registered concept of Yoga Skyros Academy in cooperation with Yoga Alliance USA
  • Yoga Alliance credit certificate upon completion
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included?

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner

Location

This famous 8 Days Continuing Education and Certified by Yoga Alliance USA will be held in Paiania, Athens, Greece. Paiania is 10 km away from the Athens International Airport. Connection by Train to the Center of Athens is 5 minutes away. 25 minutes by Car to Artemida a very amazing Beach with Fish Food Restaurants.

Nearby Towns

Paiania
Paiania
2 km
Glyka Nera
Glyka Nera
4 km
Spata
Spata
4 km

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request (approximately 25 EUR one way, local taxi rate).

Nearest airports
ATH Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Transfer available for additional € 25 per person
7 km
Nearest train stations
Peania - Kantza
2km
Pallini
5km
Koropi
6km

Instructors

Dietmar Hellmann
Dietmar
Dietmar Hellmann, Lead Teacher for the 200 RYT Yoga Therapy Yoga Teacher Training. Together with his wife, he Leads Teachers for 200/500 RYT Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, forming the Yoga Skyros Academy – The Temple of Hatha Yoga. During the last 9 Years worked in the Holistic Field. Registered Dr Bach Practioner with the Dr Bach Foundation in the UK. Diplom Kinesiologist and Massage Therapist. With our 200 RYT Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, we want to give the Doctors additional support to heal their Patients. 

With the 200 RYT Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, we want to use Dietmar Hellmann's speciality in the Holistic Field and bring it into the Yoga Therapy Teacher Training to make our Teacher understand how important it is to increase Prana and hence to increase the Immune-system. 

With our 200 RYT Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, we want to give the Doctors additional support to heal their Patients.
Carmen Hellmann
Carmen
The experienced and qualified Yoga Master (800 RYT), Radha Ji, trained in Asia and India, promises you fun and pleasure in the discovery of yoga. She will teach you yoga novices or experienced yogis, Hatha yoga, the mother of all yoga, and how to use yoga in the daily life of stress and tension. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 86% 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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