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Prerequisite to join this course is a completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in any yoga style.
This 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Europe is a 3.5-week intensive course designed to deepen your already existing knowledge and foundations of yoga.
At Alpha Yoga School, we believe that we are all constantly moving towards growth and knowledge as both yoga students and yoga teachers. Practicing and teaching yoga is a never-ending path of evolution.
We strive to meet you where you are and to transform your practice and your teaching into works of authentic, healing art.
How you teach becomes a representation of who you are, how you live, and the love within you.
"Knowledge has a beginning but no end" - Geeta Iyengar
300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Europe in Detail
- Morning vinyasa classes
- Teaching skills and practicum
- Alignment and hands-on adjustments
- Meditation and Pranayama
- Yoga Alliance Certification
You will practice dynamic, powerful Vinyasa Flow classes so you can deepen your practice. These classes are intended to build strength in the body and to utilize this existing flexibility for deeper posture variations. Emphasis is placed on incorporating topics from workshops.
Rachel Berryman is the lead teacher of the course in August and you can practice with her online before coming to the course.
Students will also be acquainted with creative, intelligent sequencing and with decoding anatomical principles across asana families in order to arrive at deeper, more advanced posture variations.
Above all, proper practice and spotting techniques of advanced inversions will be applied in the morning classes when necessary.
Your morning classes include deep backbends, lotus, and hip openers, arm balances and transitions, handstand and forearmstand. Put out your mat and practice a class with Rachel.
You will integrate knowledge and principles discussed in Alignment classes in order to adapt your manner, body language, tone, words, and public speaking to fit your audience’s needs and requests. Define and refine your teaching voice. We are not into creating a cookie-cutter monologue of how and what teachers should say in their classes.
You will teach in small groups every day and observing, analyzing, and assisting in other students’ classes. You will receive constructive feedback from the other students and your teachers.
Identifying your dominant learning style and how to teach based on other learning styles.
Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.
How to address the specific needs of individuals and cultures, to the degree possible in a group setting.
Speech patterns - active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication; habitual speech and communication patterns.
Principles of demonstration, demonstration techniques, observation, assisting, and correcting.
Learning how to organize the body to allow safety in the deepest expressions of asanas. The deepest expression is not the ‘most advanced’ shape of a pose, but the breath and concentration required to practice it. Therefore, we explore this "deeper" expression through a dual approach of understanding safe and effective alignment for different bodies and basic biomechanics for functional movement, as well as how to adjust postures for healing as well as for depth.
Much of your time will be spent on expanding your existing knowledge of asanas while paying attention to key alignment and anatomical structures in order to firstly deepen your own practice and secondly to guide others safely into poses - verbally, visually, and physically.
Alignment principles for postures grouped by the foundation so that you can create yoga sequences that flow easily from one pose to another (standing, seated, all 4's, hands, etc)
Learning the five categories of Asanas (standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions) and the key poses & alignment principles in each category
Developing alignment maps for each of the five categories of asanas to find resemblance in the foundation, and how to build upon this foundation and create ideal transitions.
Physical benefits and cautions for yoga postures
The Art of Touch & Adjustment Theory, clarifying when to adjust, how to adjust, and mainly when not to adjust. Advanced assisting – Hands-on and Verbal.
Safe Spotting Techniques for deeper inversions so that you can assist your own students with confidence.
Creating Sequences and developing mini-flows based on alignment principles and through correct transitions between asanas. Anatomical sequencing and working towards a Peak Pose / Pathway Sequencing.
Advanced Posture workshops (lotus variations and deep hip openers; arm balances and transitions; headstand variations and transitions; pincha mayurasana; handstand and scorpion; deep backbends—dropbacks and deeper variations of urdhva dhanurasana, pigeon, dancer pose, etc).
You will learn how to recognize when the body is ready to attempt them, how to progress in practicing, and, if you choose, how to teach them to others.
We focus on an experiential, engaging breakdown of the human body as it relates to the practice of yoga. You won’t just sit there and take notes; you will learn how to directly apply this essential information to your practice and your teaching.
We explore a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology modalities from Eastern and Western medicine and their applications to traditional yoga philosophy. We strive to understand the body and the practice so that we can understand how to apply the practice to each individual with any style or level of understanding to create personalized, functional, and safe classes to bring students to their deepest mind-body edge.
Practical applications of anatomy in specific yoga postures with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e. compression, tension, proportion, and orientation theory) Comparative anatomy and understanding different body types
Focus on the 4 systems that allow and restrict movement: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous System & Connective Tissues. Sectional study of specific joints of the body – Hip, Knee, Foot, Spine, Shoulder, etc.
Scapular Stability and strength in deeper arm balances and inversions
Role of Fascia in Flexibility. Yin Yoga Theory and basic Meridian Theory. Basics of Thai Massage and relationship to Meridian Theory
Breathing and respiratory system and the role of breath in asana
Therapeutic applications of postures and working with injuries in asana class
This Advanced TTC will allow you to move from understanding yogic philosophy to living it by giving you practical tools from ancient yoga scriptures.
Branches of yoga
You will dive deep into the 6 branches of yoga, understanding the roots and different limbs and aims of Hatha, Raja, Kriya, Bhakti, Karma, and Jnana Yoga. Emphasis will be placed on Raja Yoga - the king of all yogas - and its treasure-house of mind-management techniques.
Chakras and Koshas
The Koshas, chakras, and nadis will finally make sense to you, as they will all be linked to the branches and to pranayama and meditation practices.
Yogic lifestyle will no longer be restricted to certain hours of self-practice, the food you eat, and the clothes you wear - it will be integrated into every moment of your life.
You will leave the course with a whole new knowledge, spiritual and mental practices, and a lot of inspiration.
The teacher will be transmitting all the knowledge she received from the 1500+ hours she spent at the ashram.
Advanced Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation practices from ancient tantric traditions will be introduced to you in a very systematic and simple way, allowing you to experience moments of complete physical and mental stillness.
After the course, you will take what you learned in meditation from the mat, out to the world, and you will be able to develop an unbroken flow of awareness throughout your whole day.
This course is not a yoga retreat. That is to say, you will be asked to actively participate, study, do your homework and prepare for all classes. You must meet all course requirements to graduate successfully. At the end of the course, there will be a written exam and a practical exam in the form of peer teaching.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be certified with a 300-hour yoga certificate and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance UK.
Are you "Advanced"?
Who is this 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Europe for?
Previous teaching experience is not mandatory, however, if you taught yoga before, it will enhance your overall experience and application of techniques into practice.
To attend, you must have already completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in any style and have 2 years of consistent asana practice.
Read our blog on 5 reasons why every yoga teacher should take a 300hour Advanced Yoga Training Training in Europe.
The applicant needs to be in good physical and mental condition. Most important is that you have an open mind and eagerness to learn. This is what makes an advanced student - the mindset, and not the fancy physical asanas.
Basic English language understanding is required as the course is conducted in English.
Classes are in session from Monday to Saturday with Sundays off for rest. The student group size is around 25-26 students.
You will study here...
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Don't miss this about the 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Europe, Greece
Location, location, location...
The yoga studio has an amazing sea view and the location is perfect for yoga immersion. Most importantly, the sea is within steps. Overlooking the bay and the crystal clear waters, you jump from Shavasana straight into the sea.
Your 300-hour YTT will take place at Evia Silence Retreat Center, a beautiful waterfront yoga center located on Evia Island, Greece. It is conveniently located only 2,5-hours from Athens Airport (ATH) and can be reached by car.
Evia Silence offers single, shared twin, triple, and quadruple rooms. All rooms offer a panoramic terrace with a sea view, their own bathroom, WiFi, a small fridge, and air-conditioning unit.
Roommates will be assigned to all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Twin, triple, and quadruple rooms can be mixed.
Did we mention that there's also a small swimming pool?
Evia's kitchen caters to all breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and dinners, even on your days off. Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian and vegan cuisine using only the finest local ingredients. Specializing in Greek and healthy dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition. However, please keep in mind that is not a health and wellness farm. You will be well nourished, fed with love, and treated with Greek-style hospitality. The vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free menu costs 100 €/per person for the whole course. Let us know in advance if this is your choice.
Within a 5-min walk and right by the sea, you will find 2 more restaurants serving traditional Mediterranean dishes.
Dates and Fees...
For the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Europe
300hr YTT Dates
300hr YTT Fees
- The above prices already include an early bird discount of 200 euros. To benefit, reserve your spot 2 months ahead.
- A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is paid upon arrival. Alpha Yoga School's and Evia Silence Retreat Center's conditions and terms apply.
We have a very flexible deposit policy adapted to the circumstances we live in. We call it Covid-19 "You Don't Lose Your Deposit" Guarantee.
- We recommend that you apply early as the course fills out months in advance. Also, there is an assignment to be completed before the start of the course.
What's included? All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, snack, dinner, water, tea, coffee, and tuition fees. The yoga studio and the rooms are located in the same building. The food is included even on your days off.
- Check-in is available from 2:00 pm on the first day of the course. Registration takes place at 5:00, the welcome meeting at 6:00, and the welcome dinner @ 7:00 pm. Check-out is at 11:00 am on the last day of the course.
Book your flight to Athens Airport on the 1st day of the course (land before 2:00 pm) and book your return flight on the last day of the course taking into account that it takes 2,5 hours to get to the airport.
The retreat center provides students with accommodation as requested. However, it reserves the right to make changes if needed due to unforeseen circumstances. Shared rooms can be mixed genders.
Group transportation from Athens Airport to Evia Silence can be arranged by us so that you can relax once you set foot at the airport. We usually arrange a shared minibus for the whole group. The cost of transportation is not included in the price.
Certification and Educational Categories
This 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Europe is registered with Yoga Alliance U.S.A. and Yoga Professionals U.K.
It focuses on 4 educational categories:
Asana practice: You will practice Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga in the mornings.
Teaching Skills & Adjustments: You will start teaching from week one and practice hands-on adjustments on your fellow students. You will receive constant feedback from the teachers so that you can improve each and every time.
Yoga Philosophy: While the asana is all about how-to-do yoga, in philosophy you will finally go deep into the why behind it.
Functional Anatomy, so that you can understand sequencing, how your own body moves, and how your students' bodies move in the postures. This module will help you create safe and sustainable yoga classes for your students.
When it comes to a 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, the lead teacher is everything. Rachel is the lead teacher for the August course only.
Ready to try a vinyasa class with Rachel Berryman? Unroll your mat and practice a 70-minute Vinyasa Yoga Class.
Your typical training day...
Daily schedule sample of the 300hr YTT in Greece
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Overview of the 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training In Europe
Advanced vinyasa sequences and Power yoga practice, so that you can improve your physical practice.
Workshops on advanced back-bending, hip opening, arm balances, and inversions for your own practice and for safely teaching in class. You will learn how to prepare the body for advanced asanas, for your own self-practice, and for your students.
Deeper knowledge of hands-on adjustments. This will turn your drop-in students into loyal customers who will keep on coming back to you for your spot-on adjustments.
Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses, how to stand in front of the students).
Anatomical application of asanas; comparative anatomy of different body types; tension and compression theory.
Yin and restorative yoga - practice and theory. You will also learn how to teach restorative and yin yoga.
Yoga and injuries. Let's face it, is there anyone out there without injuries?
Philosophical discussions, where you find answers to deeper questions.
The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing yourself as a yoga teacher.
Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback from them.
Yoga and Injuries, Sanskrit for advanced poses, Creating and Leading your own workshops.
Yesterday I taught my first ever 90min class in the studio and it was amazing!! I was so proud of myself and felt like flying afterwards. One of the students told me afterwards, that she loved how I had so many anatomical and alignment cues - she really felt that was rare to find - and without it “ruining” the flow of the class.Signe EshojStudent in the 200hr YTT and 300hr YTT / Netherlands
This is with no doubt thanks to you guys! Thank you so incredibly much for everything that you taught me and everything you made possible through Alpha Yoga School! I am so grateful that my gut feeling told me that this was the teacher training for me. That I came back in the summer for the 300-hr YTT was the best decision ever and has definitely made me a better teacher!
Keep doing your incredible work and inspire future knowledgeable and talented yoga teachers ❤️✨ Hugs Signe
"I'm so happy with my 300 hour training! The venue was a gorgeous place to practise and the teachers were very skilled and supportive. The yummy food and clear blue sea was such a treat! I made some amazing connections with the other students and teachers. My practise feels stronger and my teaching methods have developed so much more. I'm so grateful I could take part in this training"Abbey GriggsEngland, UK
300h YTT with Alpha Yoga school was my best decision for 2022! I decided to join the course as I was looking for mentors, inspiration, and methodology.Monika StachurskaAmsterdam, November YTT 2022
During the course, I had the pleasure to learn from experienced, charismatic, passionate teachers. We (students) clapped our hands after each class with excitement and approval. The amount of knowledge and skills I acquired during the training is mind-blowing. Teachers generated a friendly and safe environment to learn and grow. My goal for the training was to gain more confidence and the confidence arised after these 3 and a half weeks! I am extremely grateful for that! On top of it, we lived in the beautiful lagoon area in a nice venue with yummy food and amazing staff! I celebrated my b'day during the training and was treated to delicious chocolate cake, which we all could enjoy!
I feel grateful and privileged to have experienced every second of my 300hr intensive YTT with such incredible teachers, beautiful souls and to have been part of building a community where everyone wanted the best for each other on and off the mat.Steph BaldwinUnited Kingdom, November YTT 2022
I spent so much time researching and trying to find the best YTT for me but I kept being drawn back to Alpha Yoga School. I am so glad I chose them. Joanna, Martin, Eli, Sean, Athena and Cedrick all made this training EPIC. If you are looking for Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, meditation, pranayama, anatomy, philosophy and so much more this is the course for you.
The days were long and intense but the knowledge, skills and energy held throughout was truly inspiring. Being cocooned in our own little bubble at the beautiful Evia Silence allowed total submersion into the training. The food was made with love and the accommodation was lovely.
I recommend this YTT 100%!
I have done my 300h YTT with Alpha Yoga School in November at the beautiful surroundings of Evia Silence in Greece. I did not have any expectations.. although as a yoga teacher and also a yoga studio owner I am used to teach a lot so I was not sure what more is there to learn.. I must admit the whole experience was simply amazing!Magdalena StarhovaCzech Republic, November YTT 2022
The teachers were all professionals and the schedule was packed with interesting topics such as philosophy in depth with Cedric, which you will not have time to dive deep into in your 200h. Adjustments in yoga asanas with Martin were so profound and effective.
Cueing techniques and so much more with Joanna. With Eli we also learned about well rounded classes and sequencing. In anatomy about yoga injuries, correct alignment and how to work with the students in case of limitations.
Part 2: I can say I deepened my practice knowledge due to inspiring classes led by Sean. My favorite part was that we did not focus just on Vinyasa Flow, but also Yin yoga and had chance to try out the Tantra yoga. We did chanting together as well and learned new mantras thanks to Athena. There are 3 great things about this YTT to bear in mind.. 1. You will learn from great yoga teachers who also use to teach in India. 2. You will gain plenty of new friendships across the world and meet inspiring people. 3. The weather and the location makes you feel like in a small vacation whilst you will learn so much in just 25 days.Magdalena StarhovaCzech Republic, November YTT 2022
I recently finished my 300 hours course at Alpha Yoga School. This course gave me much more than I expected, both as a teacher and a yoga practitioner. I could see so much dedication and authenticity in the teachers and their sharing of knowledge; it was truly inspiring and motivating at the same time. What I appreciated the most was their desire to make us great teachers, and we received every necessary tool for that to become true. After this course, I am much more confident as a yoga teacher, and thanks to their detailed, personalized, and constructive feedback, I know exactly what I need to work on to become even better. I feel grateful for having Joana, Martin, Eleanor, Cedric, Athena, and Sean as teachers; they are excellent guides in the yoga journey.Stela CotrutaRomania, November YTT 2022
I recommend this course to everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and become a fantastic yoga teacher.
I had the pleasure to participate in the 300hr vinyasa teacher training and couldn't be more happy with my experience. Compared to my 200hrs in India I can really say this is a proper teacher training with the emphasis on really learning how to teach, adjust and really dive deeper into what yoga means on and off the mat.Jan KnodtGermany, November YTT 2022
Joana and Martin are fantastic, knowledgeable, kind and caring teachers and human beings. Especially their adjustments are mind-blowing and their understanding of anatomy and alignment helps to make sense of the correct execution of asanas and understand them on a whole new level.
Part 2:Jan KnodtGermany, November YTT 2022
Sean's handstand, backbend, & inversion workshops were phenomenal and some of many highlights in the course and Eli's anatomy, sequencing & yin classes really showed that she's an expert on her matters as an osteopath & yogi. Athena and Cedrics beautiful meditation, philosophy classes, Kirtans, sound bath and their ability to hold space completed a fantastic teacher team.
The location in Evia is so beautiful and comfortable, food was made with love and stuff is caring and always happy to help if you need anything.
If you're looking for a challenging and great value ytt I'll recommend alpha Yoga school anyday!
Ready to meet your August lead teacher, Rachel Berryman? We invite you to do so...
Frequently Asked Questions about the Advanced 300-hour YTT
How does the homework look like?
Once students sign up, they will receive the pre-course homework in an email and can get started right away.
Students are required to watch Anatomy Videos and answer some questions. All anatomy videos will be provided by us for free.
Students are required to watch Rachel’s videos on alignment - included.
Students are required to watch Martin and Joanna’s adjustments, included.
Students will write a 1000-word essay (3-4 pages) on a topic of their own choosing and interest.
Yogic Philosophy assignment: Write a 500-word essay.
Just in case I cannot travel due to Corona restrictions, do I get a refund?
In solidarity with the current Covid-19 crisis, all refunds requested within the 5th calendar week and no less than 28 days before the program start date, will be refunded in full given the student meets one of the following criteria:
the student needs to cancel due to COVID-19 government and/or travel restrictions on the side of the student's country of departure.
the student needs to cancel due to COVID-19 government and/or travel restrictions on the side of the country where the course is carried out.
Students meeting these criteria are also welcome to transfer the payment to a later date that suits them.
For those who do not meet the above criteria but are unable to attend the course, the full deposit is transferable to another on-location/online course, retreat, or to a replacement student (sourced by the initial student). Refunds or postponements, if requested within 45 days of the Yoga Course start date, are no more transferable.
Are there any additional "hidden" costs I should know about?
1. As lunch is not included in this course, students place an order at a local supermarket once per week. If you want to buy food, then 15 euros per week would be more than enough. 2. Your transportation can cost anywhere between 40 euros for a shared taxi/minibus or 120 euros for a private taxi (one way) 4. Laundry costs around 12 euros and you can share the load and the cost with your roommates. Or you can wash the clothes manually in your room :-).
I have very little teaching experience. Can I still join this course?
Yes! Many students join this course just to get teaching experience. You will teach a lot (from week 1) and gain continuous feedback from your peer students and your teachers. You will leave confident and equipped with great teaching tools.
I cannot do crazy postures. Can I still join this course?
Of course you can. The asanas are a never-ending journey and we shouldn't get trapped in this. The point of this course is not to leave on a one-hand handstand. The main aim is to practice, to learn as many skills as you can, and to get as much knowledge as you can so that you can be a better practitioner and serve your students better.
What happens if I need to cancel my spot?
As long as you let us know at least 42 days before the course starts, your deposit will automatically get transferred to a future course. Any cancelation notifications received within 42 days before the course starts, your 400 euros will no longer be transferable and will be lost.
Can I reach the retreat center with public transportation from Athens Airport?
Yes, you can, but you will still need to take a taxi for the last 25 km. In order to save money, you would have to share the cost of this taxi with one more person. To use this method, you must combine 2 buses and then a taxi for the last 25 km. If you travel on your own and pay for both buses and the taxi on your own, then it's preferable to take the minibus with the rest of the students from the airport.
On which day should I arrive? Can I go to the retreat center before the course starts?
The arrival date is on the first day that you see on our website. Find a flight that gets to Athens Airport around 1 or 2 pm so that you can be at the retreat center by 5:00 pm maximum. The ride from Athens Airport to Evia Silence is around 2,5 hours. If you want to arrive a few days earlier than the check-in dates, please contact Evia Silence directly and book your accommodation yourself. Check-out is on the last date that you see on the website.
Who are the teachers of this course? I'd like to know that beforehand.
Your dream team teachers for the August course are Rachel Berryman, Nadine Sharkey, and Sandy Boutros. The teachers for the November course will be Joanna Vladescu, Martin Sittek, and 2 more teachers TBA. We can give you the exact names once you apply for this course.
How many students do you accept per course?
We accept 22-26 students for this course as the retreat center is quite small and has only 12 rooms. Please apply at least 10-8 months ahead in order to get a spot, especially for the August course.