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200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Europe and India

Create breakthroughs in your yoga practice and become a confident yoga teacher. 

Join Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Europe-Greece and India-Goa.

200-hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training in  Greece - Europe and India - Goa.

Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinysasa Yoga

Yoga is just like holding a kitten. It feels so sweet that you want to take it home. And you want to show it to everyone.

Whether you choose to teach (or not) after the course is up to you. Either way, immersing yourself in an on-location 200 hour yoga teacher training in Europe or in India is the best way to take your knowledge to levels you didn’t know existed. To make gains in your yoga practice that you didn’t think were possible.

When and where...

Greece, Lefkada Island

From 22nd April 2022

Until 13th May 2022

Greece, Corfu Island

From 28th May 2022

Until 18th June 2022

Greece, Evia Island

From 17th July 2022

Until 7th August 2022

Greece, Evia Island

From 1st September 2022

Until 22nd September 2022

Greece, Lefkada Island

From 9th October 2022

Until 30th October 2022

Greece, Evia Island

From 5th November 2022

Until 26th November 2022

India, Goa

From 19th November

Until 10th December 2022

India, Goa

From 14th January

Until 4th February 2023

India, Goa

From 25th February

Until 11th March 2023

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Program in detail

Our asana curriculum is split equally between Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with 3 Ashtanga and 3 Vinyasa yoga classes/week.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a pre-set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing points (Drishti), the practitioner slowly gains control of the senses and mind. Over time, with repeated practice and devotion, it unfolds into a moving meditation, awakening a sense of subtle awareness within. The mind becomes calmer, and slowly we are able to clear away the clutter. When this happens, the light of yoga begins to shine. This is the transformational beauty of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method.

No two vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory covered in "Teaching skills".

In these classes, you will grow as a practitioner, deepen your practice and learn to work with your body in a more skillful and effective way.

Learn essential sequencing principles in order to create your own Vinyasa Flow classes. Look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus intermediate students.

The different types of Vinyasa classes covered are:

  • well rounded class
  • peak pose class
  • peak pose per-flow
  • themed class

Teaching skills also include how to:

  • demonstrate asanas including reasons to demonstrate, when, why, do's and don'ts.
  • maintain group energy.
  • modify asanas.
  • work with a mixed level of practitioners class.
  • give verbal instructions.
  • use your voice as a yoga teacher.

There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance, and feedback on how to improve all these teaching skills. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and your teacher.

More than 51 yoga postures will be examined in terms of:

  • Correct and safe positioning and alignment of the body in space, also called the "Key Alignment", and the aims of each pose as based on the individual level of a practitioner.
  • Common misalignments, misconceptions, and tendencies that you may not even be aware of.
  • Modifications for even the most advanced poses, using props or not, that set you on a safe path towards the goal of the full expression of a pose. This means that wherever your body is at the moment, you will know what is the correct and safe road to take and options to use for each pose. Also, what is the best option that you can offer to your students as a teacher based on their level of strength and flexibility.
  • Once your body allows you the joy of full expression in a yoga pose, where do you take it from there? This is where we introduce the "Advanced variations".
  • The art of hands-on adjustments with many opportunities to practice on your peers, while receiving feedback from them and your teacher.

Breaking down complex postures like lotus (Padmasana), headstand (Sirsasana), transitional push-ups (Chaturanga Dandasana), jump back & jump through, as they deserve more attention and time.

Learn how to recognize when your body is ready to attempt them, how to progress in practicing them, and, if you choose, how to teach them to others.

We teach pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm-up, and requirements for the full expression of these postures. These classes will bring safety, awareness, and mindfulness to your practice and teaching. They are a game-changer 🙂

You will explore functional yoga anatomy and how to safely deepen your practice through your body. You will learn about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through a comprehensive breakdown of the regions of the body most applicable to yoga practice.

Through practical application, you will investigate the different types of connective tissues, experience the movements of the joints, and connect with your fascial body.

You will leave with a more profound and yoga-related understanding of your own and your students' body anatomy.

Yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the course.

We will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics and practices in the past and present. We will investigate the roots of the practice; the Vedic tradition and its culture, myths, mantra chanting, bhandas, kryias and their meaning.

We then continue down the evolutionary paths of both classical and modern yoga practices. You will be introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita, gaining insight on their commentaries. We will discuss how to integrate yoga philosophy into our every day life.

This course is conducted in English and it's open for all yoga practitioners. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend this training.

What's most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind, an eagerness to learn and to be a student. If you have these values, we welcome you with open arms.

Upon successful completion of the practical and written assignment, you will receive a 200-hour certificate of completion.

Therefore, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK as a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Yeah :-))

How is this all possible in just 3 weeks?

At Alpha Yoga School...

You won't learn a myriad of yoga styles, such as Acro yoga, chair yoga, pre or postnatal yoga. You will not leave with knowledge that is scattered.

You will not get distracted by learning how to perform cacao, fire, or ecstatic dance ceremonies. You can find that on much shorter courses or yoga retreats.

You will keep the focus on establishing a strong foundation first. From solid practice and skills, your true passion and favorite niche can finaly be discovered.

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Certification and Educational Categories

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Europe and India is registered with Yoga Alliance U.S.A. and Yoga Professionals U.K.

It focuses on 4 educational categories:

Asana practice: You will practice Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga in the mornings.

Teaching Skills & Adjustments: You will start teaching and practicing hands-on adjustments on your fellow students from week 1. You will receive constant feedback from the teachers so that you can improve each and every time.

Yoga Philosophy, not learned in studios.

Functional Anatomy, so that you can understand how your own body and how your students' bodies move in the postures.

When it comes to sequencing, Vinyasa is everything. 

Ready to try a vinyasa class with us? Then put out your yoga mat and practice with Joanna her 1-hour Vinyasa Yoga Class.

If you can breathe, this training is for you...

About the program

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Europe and India is not just designed to train you to become a yoga teacher. It’s a foundational course designed for all yogis.

It is ideal for serious yoga students who wish to deepen their existing practice, for those who want to learn about other aspects of yoga, and for those who want to teach yoga to others.

It's also suitable for yoga instructors wishing to expand their existing skills and learn other styles of yoga.

Obtain a solid self-practice based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga works with a set of postures that open, strengthen, and purify the body. It’s a challenging and moving meditational practice.

This ability will allow you to take your practice away from the studio and to practice on your own anytime, anywhere correctly, and safely.

By the end of this 200hour Yoga Teacher Training in Europe and India, you will obtain the skills, tools, and confidence to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

You will also learn how to teach classes based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Practice teaching in a safe environment where it's totally OK to make mistakes.

Teach yoga to your fellow students. Give and receive constructive feedback from them and from your lead teacher. Have fun in these classes while growing as a teacher.

We encourage each student to discover and develop a unique style and voice as a teacher.

Listen to students' experiences on their 200-hr YTT with Alpha Yoga.

Your typical training day...

Daily schedule of your 200hour YTT

07:00 - 07:50
Meditation and Pranayama
08:00 - 10:00
Vinyasa or Ashtanga Yoga (physical practice)
10:00 - 11:00
Breakfast
11:00 - 13:00
Anatomy / Philosophy on alternate days
13:00 - 15:00
Free time / Snacks
15:00 - 16:45
Alignment and hands-on adjustments
17:00 - 19:00
Teaching Skills / Sequencing / Workshops / Yin / Restorative / Free Time
19:00 - 20:00
Dinner
Saturday: Half day
Sunday: Free day

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200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Europe and India Overview

Ashtanga Yoga 3 times /week - the only Yoga style which helps you deepen your practice and at the same time discover yourself beyond the physical body.

Vinyasa Yoga 3 times/week - the modern style of yoga which allows you to move freely, in a creative yet challenging & sweaty way.

Teaching skills (how to give instructions, sequence, demonstrate, position yourself).

Hands-on adjustments (a module which you will not find in other 200-hour YTT). When you think you're doing your best in a pose, Martin comes and adjusts you and you're are like: "Ahhh...that's how the pose should feel..." 

Modifications, variations, and use of props. If you are new to yoga and want to learn how to practice safely, this is super helpful. If you want to deepen your practice, props can also do that as well.

Alignment break-down for 51 yoga poses. Everyone's favorite subject, where you will not only learn how to place yourself correctly in poses but also have lots of fun with Martin.

Functional anatomy applicable to the yoga practice where you learn about your own body. This knowledge helps you create safe yoga classes so that your students will not get injured in your classes, but on the contrary, they will make progress.

Breathing and meditation techniques. This is the study of the breath so that you can learn how to control the breath and the mind in stressful situations even off the mat.

Yoga philosophy is where you find answers to deeper questions.

The business of yoga, career, and all the marketing things.

Workshops for more challenging poses. Game-changer 🙂

Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback from them and from the teacher.

Joanna and Martin are excellent teachers. Martin will definitely teach you how you should improve your alignment so you actually feel something and get the real benefits. I for instance have always thought that I will have to practice some more years to begin with arm balances but after a good preparatory Vinyasa class of Joanna I was in side crow and other crazy asanas which felt amazing! Thank you for those moments! And receiving adjustments from such talented and experienced teachers as Martin and Joanna is such a treat. To whom would I recommend this YTT? If you love doing yoga, you don’t fear sweating (Ashtanga!), are a curious person and would love to spend a good time in wonderful Greece – go for it!

Nora TabeaEngland, UK

This teacher training was fantastic. One of the most valuable things was taking the asanas back to basics — understanding the foundations really enabled me to deepen my practice and correct the mistakes I had been making unknown for years. More than just the asanas, the course places physical practice in the broader philosophy and helped me understand that yoga is about so much more than what happens on the mat.

Jenni SmoutEngland, UK

I decided to do a yoga teacher training, not with the intention to become a yoga trainer, but to improve my knowledge about yoga and especially about the physical part - alignment. I did a lot of research to find out which training would be the best for me. In the end I chose Alpha yoga school because of the very personal contact with Joanna from the beginning. She convinced me somehow to do the training and with her very open, helpfulness and friendly attitude she gave me the support I needed. These attributes I felt during my whole training. Joanna and Martin are very open, lovely persons and funny (especially Martin). They always take the time for you and your questions and wishes. During the whole training Joanna and Martin were very close with the whole group. I improved my alignment and learned to feel my body with a lot more attention. Also mentally I developed new strength and find back some of my positivity, gratefulness and calmness that I lost a bit in the stressfully daily-life at home.

Gesine Matter

If you search for a high quality yoga teacher training, which challenges you, makes you laugh and opens new perspectives of living your life, you should choose this one! It was an incredible time, we learned so much about our own body, yoga philosophy and how to teach in a safe and good way. I came as a yoga loving girl and left as a yoga loving teacher with a bag full of new friends and unforgettable memories. It was on the one hand really challenging and exhausting and on the other hand such an intense, emotional, wonderful time with a wonderful group of people and wonderful teachers!! I highly recommend this yoga teacher training! Lots of Love Lea

Lea Hausner

You made everyone feel so welcome and supported throughout this challenging and intensive journey. I am definitely missing the group energy and the fun morning Ashtanga and Vinyasa flows! I just did my first Mysore style class and it was a unique and new experience for me. This YTTC will be an experience I will never forget and I'm so happy I went on this journey - thank you for it all!

Alex Aitken

Students reviewed their 200-hour yoga teacher training experience with Alpha Yoga.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Should I invest in 200hour Yoga Teacher Training if I don’t want to become a yoga teacher?

Yes!
It is perfectly common that yoga students do not attend the course with the intention to teach right after the training. If you’re interested in deepening your yoga practice and learning more about it, we welcome you with open arms. Alpha Yoga School designed the training for both “to be yoga teachers” and for “self practitioners”, whose main aim is strong and safe self-practice.🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️
First, we need to practice yoga. Then, we learn about the aspects of yoga, embody it and incorporate it into our everyday life. As our personal practice deepens, teaching others may naturally blossom. Halfway through the training, many students realize that they actually enjoy teaching. Immersion is the most important element of the whole experience. Absorb the teachings and do it for yourself. You will learn so much about yourself, about your mind, body, strength and even weaknesses. You will start the training and who knows...?
That is exactly how we started our own yoga careers. We needed practice for home and for the road. Now we are teaching future teachers. Who would have thought...🤔
Only after you teach the first class and it’s over, you will have a real idea whether you actually enjoy teaching, yes or no.

Is your 200-Hour YTTC suitable for beginners? Is my yoga experience adequate to take the program?

This 200-hour course is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
How long you have been doing yoga, is not the most important factor.
More important than the physical abilities is that the applicants come with an open mind and eagerness to learn.
You will deepen your practice no matter where you are at the moment.
The best time to move forward is now.

Can you tell me more about your 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training program?

On the 3-weeks' yoga immersion with Alpha Yoga School, you will arrive at the roots of the yogic ancient tradition. Our established and knowledgeable instructors will guide you along as you will nourish yourself with the sun, sea, and a powerful plant-based diet. Either here in Greece 🇬🇷, or soon enough, in India.
Through establishing a solid foundation in Yoga Philosophy and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, your creative potential will flourish. It is from here that true educated Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga arises.
  • You will practice Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
  • We will break down with you more than 50 most important yoga poses. You will learn their correct alignment, recognize their misalignment tendencies, their safe modifications, and offer hands-on adjustments for different body types.
  • You will learn applied functional anatomy.
  • You will build a self-practice (home practice) without having to rely on a teacher to guide you.
  • You will learn short sequences for 15, 30, 60, and 90-minute self-practice.
  • Our experienced yoga teachers will offer several tow-hour workshops for complex postures such as lotus, headstand, chaturanga dandasana, backbends, and arm balances. These workshops give a lot of attention to detail and will change your personal practice. The emphasis is on safety to your own body and prevention of injuries for yourself and for your students.
  • You will learn how to stand in front of the students and to know what to do...like: "Do we sit when students sit? Do we stand when students stand? Where do we sit when students are in Shavasana?", and more.
  • You will learn how to create vinyasa sequences and to teach your classes to your fellow students.
  • You will learn philosophy, meditation, Ayurveda, chanting, mantras, and mindfulness techniques.

How can I best prepare for my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course?

A few months before the course starts, we recommend you begin to get in the habit of waking up before 7:00 am.  Also, we encourage students to practice yoga asana at least 3-4 times a week. Preferably, practice Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequences.
We then recommend you begin to practice meditation or awareness techniques. This can take the form of f.e. guided meditation, chanting, breathwork, seated silence, observation techniques, e.t.c.  If none of these float your boat, try getting outside and connecting with nature. We will teach you everything once you arrive.
Start maintaining a healthy diet to prepare both your physical body and your mind. Consult your doctor in case of any medical conditions or history of injury.

Is there a written and / or practical exam on the 200-Hour YTTC?

Yes.
You will take a written exam in the anatomy philosophy and asana section. A practical assessment in the form of peer teaching will also take place towards the end of the course as part of the teaching methodology unit.
Have no fear! 
You will be more than prepared by the time assessments roll around so there is no reason to feel any anxiety about this.  We work with students to make sure they are thoroughly prepared and provide one-on-one mentoring if needed.
If for any reason you do not pass or cannot attend one of your assessments you will have an opportunity to re-take it before the end of the course.

I don’t practice Ashtanga Yoga. Can I join this yoga teacher training course?

Definitely yes!
We do not expect students to be masters of Primary Series of Ashtanga or inversions. We are here to teach you everything about Ashtanga during the training.
Our asana curriculum is equally split between Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa yoga. Meaning, in the mornings you will practice three Ashtanga and three Vinyasa classes per week. The Ashtanga classes will progress slowly, class by class.
Ashtanga has 4 set sequences. In our 200-hour training, we focus on the first sequence called Primary series. During the yoga course, we take the Primary Series and really break it down.
We explain in detail the correct and safe alignment for each asana.
We teach you modifications and preparations for even the most difficult poses. This is a course where you will immerse deeply into the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method. Most students fall in love with Ashtanga after this course.
An equal amount of time will be dedicated to Vinyasa (Flow) yoga.
There you will obtain the skills necessary to teach others.
You will find your voice as a teacher by learning sequencing techniques, by learning how to theme your classes, and by using creativity in building flows

How many students do you accept per YTTC?

We limit that number to 25 students.

This is a perfect number for both students and the teachers.

Students can experience the benefits of group energy, practice real teaching scenarios. Yet, teachers can provide the personal attention students need and deserve.

What is the age profile of the students?

The course welcomes practitioners of all ages.

75% of the group is between 25 to 45 years old.

The rest is either younger students or more mature ones, between 50 and 60 years of age and older.

The "older" students often make the strongest and most relaxed students. Martin and I are both in mid-40s.

All the people that we meet are wonderful, kind, compassionate, and support each other.

What specific subjects are taught in the yoga theory lectures?

  • Philosophy (Indian philosophy, yogic lifestyle, breathing techniques (theory and practice), moral and ethical codes of yoga (yamas and niyamas), classical texts, and more modern texts on yoga.
  • Yoga Anatomy with hands-on practical exercises wherever possible.
  • Teaching Skills which will be also put into practice. For example, learning theory on how to demonstrate yoga postures by using the mirror technique and, after theory has been covered, you also practice this technique on your students. Theory on how to guide potential students into the yoga postures followed by practicing the theory on your fellow students.
  • Alignment and Adjustments could be considered either theory or practice because not only will you learn them theoretically first, but you will also practice them on yourself and ohters students.

Will we learn how to find work after the yoga teacher training course?

Yes, you will cover this in a class called "Business of yoga".
We will tell you everything we know on how to get yoga jobs and how to get started. We have made some mistakes in our beginnings and we will talk about what to avoid as well.
We will discuss how to have a digital presence, such as hosting online classes, and how to use social media to attract new students for your classes and even yoga retreats.

Can I teach Power Yoga after your yoga teacher training course?

Once you complete our yoga teacher training, you will be qualified and confident to teach Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga, often called Flow Yoga.
Power Yoga is another modern yoga style very similar to Vinyasa Yoga. You could say that Ashtanga Yoga is the mother of Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga is the mother of Power Yoga. This also means that Ashtanga is the most powerful style of all these styles. Power yoga focuses more on strength and sweating, less on flexibility, meditation, or chanting.
These are elements that can be brought, depending on the teacher, into a Vinyasa yoga class.
There are not many teacher training that will train you how to teach Power yoga only. If you can teach Vinyasa yoga, and then attend, say 10 power yoga classes, you will know how to teach Power yoga yourself…​​

Will we learn pregnancy yoga?

We don't teach prenatal yoga.
This is a yoga niche, something that you will have to learn separately.
Prenatal yoga courses are usually short, 50-hours maximum.
Joanna took a prenatal course and she will bring a study book so that you can read on your own, if interested.
She will add a few guidelines for pregnant women during the teaching methodology classes and will be ready to answer any questions.

Can I teach Rocket Yoga after your yoga teacher training course?

Regarding Rocket Yoga, you are lucky because Joanna, your Vinyasa teacher, has completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training with the creator of Rocket Yoga, with LARRY SCHULTZ himself!
That training was again a mix of Ashtanga Yoga and Rocket Yoga. Larry had studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Method, and later came up with his own unique sequences that he called "Rocket Yoga".
Rocket Yoga is very flexible, which means that once you learn the sequences by heart, you have the freedom to deviate from the preset sequence.
You could take short training in Rocket Yoga, but you first need to finish a 200-hour yoga training first.
Joanna teaches Rocket 1sequence in each training.
There is no such thing as 200-hour training for Rocket Yoga only.
Just like Power Yoga, once you take 10-15 Rocket yoga classes, you will be able to teach it to others🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️.

Do you offer an internship yoga program?

We offer scholarships to our ex-students. We call it the "Karma Yogi program".
To be eligible, you must first complete either 200-hr or 300-hr program with Alpha Yoga School. This way we know your yoga practice, personality, teaching skills. The rest goes from there.
As a Karma Yogi, you have the rare opportunity to do the whole yoga course again and allow all the teaching to sink in. The second time you follow the same course, you deepen the understanding of all the aspects of yoga. You re-learn, reinforce, and grow confidence in teaching skills. All that in a great learning environment, always supported by the lead teachers. That is what makes it a great opportunity.
The program also offers rare opportunities to teach yoga classes and workshops. It is up to each karma yogi how far he/she wants to take it. Karma yogi can always join the philosophy, anatomy lectures, or any other activities on schedule.
In exchange, we ask karma yogis to assist us in the morning asana classes, alignment, and adjustments classes, in making announcements, and in bridging the students' communication with us and the retreat center.
As we do not own the retreat centers, karma yogi will pay for her/his food and accommodation. Karma yogi does not pay anything to the teachers.

In which countries can I teach with the yoga certificate that I earn?

The certificate from our school is recognized worldwide.
Our yoga teacher training programs are registered with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. These are the two most world-wide recognized yoga organizations.

After you receive your diploma you can register as a Registered Yoga Teacher with either organization. It is payable service which is not included in the price of our yoga teacher training. You can register with these organizations only if you want, you don't have to. This registration is not a prerequisite for you to teach yoga.
Your diploma will be accepted anywhere in the world. You can start teaching by showing the certificate you received from us. Occasionally studios ask for your diploma. Some studios prefer to see your practice and ask you to teach a demo class. It depends from studio to studio.


Can I join yoga teacher training after injury or with a physical limitation?

The answer here is yes!

Not only can an injury be a gift to your experience of Yoga Teacher Training, it can also offer so much to the other students, the teacher, and the lessons.

Of course, consult your doctor before committing to this intensive yoga training and receive an informed guidance.

Will we learn how to integrate the use of props into our yoga practice?

At Alpha Yoga School, we understand the benefit of using props and encompass them in our teacher trainings.

We encourage students to experience them in their own practice, as well as in their teaching of yoga to others.

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