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1-week Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Greece.
Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
A prerequisite to joining this 50-hour yoga course is a completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
The 50-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Greece is designed to help yoga teachers refine their existing knowledge and skills. If you don't have the time (or money) to take a 300-hour yoga teacher training, this is the perfect course for you.
You will refine your teaching skills as a yoga instructor while enjoying being a student again. You will study with 2 passionate and experienced teachers who will be there to support and guide you through this experience.
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.
"There's always room for change, but you have to be open to that change" - Kathryn Budig
50-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Greece in Details
- Morning asana classes
- Teaching skills and practicum
- Alignment and hands-on adjustments
Each morning you will practice either Vinyasa or Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class. Whether we see ourselves as beginners or advanced in our practice, we all have something to learn. We provide support and challenge to suit each individual's needs. There will be two teachers in the morning class; one to lead and one to offer hands-on adjustments. After the class, if desired, we can break down the sequence and discuss the class.
The Vinyasa Flow classes will be dynamic and challenging 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.
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.
Your morning classes include deep backbends, hip openers, arm balances, handstand, and forearm stand.
In this theoretical and practical module, you will tune up your teaching skills and learn how to:
demonstrate effectively and safely
guide students into asanas
position yourself for optimal viewing
use props effectively
offer modifications and variations of poses
- communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
You will teach in small groups every day observing, analyzing, and assisting in other students’ classes. You will receive constructive feedback from the other students and your teachers.
The deepest expression is not the ‘most advanced’ shape of a pose. It's the breath and concentration required to practice it. We will learn how to organize the body to allow safety in the deepest expressions of asanas.
You will explore what safe and effective alignment for different bodies means. We cover basic biomechanics for functional movement, as well as how to adjust postures.
It has become very common to get adjusted in yoga classes, with many students expecting to get adjusted. Since there are infinite possibilities of how to adjust different body types in a posture, adjusting has become an art.
While some students respond to verbal instructions, others respond to hands-on adjustments. That makes adjustments a very effective way of communicating with your students. Often the best way to understand something is not through information but through experience.
You will learn different types and techniques of hands-on adjustments and you will:
adjust your student in each pose without verbal leading
verbally lead your student into postures while adjusting them
By the end of the course, you will feel confident in adjusting the most common vinyasa poses.
During the workshops, we break down complex postures like handstands, deep backbends, and chaturanga dandasana.
We teach baby pre-requisite steps that include preparation exercises, appropriate warm-ups, and requirements for the full expression of the posture. These classes will bring safety, awareness, and mindfulness to your practice and teaching.
You will learn how to:
- sequence intelligently
- how to prepare the body for peak asanas
- how to integrate the effects of the practice.
This course is suitable for all yoga teachers, either 200-hour or more. The most important prerequisite is to come with an open mind and be in the position of a student. What a luxury that is - for the teacher to become a student again...
At the end of the course, you will receive a 50-hour certificate of Continous Education from Yoga Alliance USA. Therefore, you can use it to maintain your Yoga Alliance membership.
We are hosting this teacher training at Inea Yoga, a beautiful retreat center is located in South Corfu Island. Corfu is one of the most iconic Greek islands, sometimes called the "Monaco of Greece".
The unique mythical heritage, traditional charm, lush landscapes, breath-taking beaches, and crystal-clear seas make it one of the most glamorous and sought-after destinations in Greece. Here you will feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed.
You can practice yoga in 2 yoga shalas, or in the garden, getting some Vitamin D in the meantime 🙂
Are you "Advanced"?
Who is this 50-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course for?
To attend, you must have completed a 200hour Yoga Teacher Training in any style and have 1-2 years of consistent asana practice.
The applicant needs to be in good physical and mental condition. Physical doesn't mean flexible and strong. We welcome stiff students and those suffering from injuries.
Most important is that you have an open mind and eagerness to learn. This is what makes an advanced student a beginner - the mindset, and not the ability to do fancy and advanced asanas.
Basic English language understanding is required as the course is conducted in English. The student group size is expected to be around 15-20 students.
You will study here...
Practice, eat, sleep, repeat...
Don't miss this about the 50-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Greece, on Corfu Island
Location, location, location...
The retreat center is nestled in beautifully maintained tropical gardens. You will be just 100 meters from the sun-kissed golden beaches of the Ionian Sea. You can spend your free time in breezy hammocks or enjoy access to the neighboring hotel's pool. Furthermore, you can hit the beach in less than 2 minutes' walking distance.
The nearby beach of Aghios Georgios is sandy, long, and maintains high environmental and quality standards. Within 15 minutes of walking, you can visit the sand dunes that gained fame in one of James Bond's movies. On the same beach, Adriana's husband can teach you all the water sports you desire 🙂
The retreat center offers single, twin, and 2-bedroom apartments.
All rooms include a thermostatic air conditioning unit and a safe box. Your en-suite bathroom has a rain shower and a powerful hairdryer. Spacious balconies offer either sea or garden views. All rooms have a small kitchenette.
Guests can enjoy free internet access in the breakfast area and complimentary bicycles. For additional information, please visit Inea Yoga.
Roommates will be assigned for all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Twin rooms and the apartment can be mixed.
Breakfasts and dinners will be served daily at the retreat center. The owner prepares everything, making jams from her own fruits, various pies every day, and delicious vegan chocolate cakes. ?
There is also an array of lovely traditional tavernas within walking distance, as well as small general stores, rent a car, ATM, coffee shops, and much more.
Dates and Fees...
For the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training on Corfu Island, Greece
50hr YTT Dates
50hr YTT Fees
- The above prices already include an early bird discount of 150 euros. To benefit, reserve your spot 1,5 months ahead. We recommend that you apply early as we only run 1 course like this per year.
- A deposit of 400 Euros is required to reserve your spot for this 50-hour advanced yoga teacher training in Greece. The remaining balance is paid upon arrival.
We have a very flexible deposit policy called Covid-19 "You Don't Lose Your Deposit" Guarantee.
What's included? All packages are residential and include the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, dinner, water, tea, coffee, tuition fees, and a manual.
- Book your flights to Corfu Airport on the 24th of September (land before 2:00 pm) and book your return flight anytime on 30th September.
- Check-in is available from 2:00 pm on the 24th of Sept. Registration takes place from 4:30-5:30, welcome meeting @ 5:30, and welcome dinner @ 7:00 pm. Check-out is at 11:00 am on the 30th of September.
Shared taxis can be arranged by the retreat center so that you can relax once you set your foot on the island. The cost of transportation is not included in the price.
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.
Certification by Yoga Alliance USA
This 50-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance U.S.A and you can use this certificate to maintain your membership.
Every 3 years, each registered yoga teacher (RYT) must log in 30 hours of yoga-related training.
It is possible to travel to Greece from almost anywhere in the world. Your deposit is safe with us thanks to our flexible "Covid-19 You don't lose your deposit guarantee".
Your typical training day...
Daily schedule sample of the 50hr YTT in Greece
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Overview of the 50hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Greece
Vinyasa Flow classes and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, so that you can improve your physical practice.
Workshops on advanced back-bending, 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.
Deep 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. By the end of the course, you will know how to adjust the most common Vinyasa poses.
Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses, how to match verbal instructions to hands-on adjustments).
Prop management and pacing mechanisms
Demonstrating principles and techniques
The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing yourself as a yoga teacher.
Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback from them.
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 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
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Advanced 50-hour Yoga Teacher Training
What is close to the retreat center?
The retreat center is located in South Corfu, Aghios Georgios area. It offers a natural and peaceful environment, perfect for yoga studies and practice.
Just within 5 minutes of walking distance from the retreat center, you can find restaurants, the long sandy beach of Aghios Georgios, hotels, coffee shops, and grocery stores. In case you forgot to bring something, you will definitely find it here.
Right outside of the retreat center, there is a bus stop and you can take that bus and visit Corfu town.
Who is this course for?
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 28 days of the Yoga Course start date, are subject to a 200€ administration fee.
Do you have other 50-hour courses planned this year?
No. We only host one 50-hour Yoga Teacher Training per year.
Can I reach the retreat center with public transportation from Corfu Airport?
Yes, you can. You will have to combine 2 buses. We can give you more information on this once you reserve your spot.
On which day should I arrive? Can I go to the retreat center before the course starts?
The arrival date is on the 24h of September. Find a flight that gets to Corfu Airport before 3:00 pm. The ride from Corfu Airport to Inea Yoga is around one hour. If you want to arrive earlier than the 24th of August, please contact Inea Yoga directly and book your accommodation yourself. Check-out is on the 30th of September 2022.
Who are the teachers of this course? I'd like to know that beforehand.
Your teachers for this course are the founders of Alpha Yoga: Martin Sittek and Joanna Vladescu. Martin will teach you Ashtanga, alignment, hands-on adjustments. Joanna will teach you Vinyasa, sequencing, teaching skills, and much more.
How many students do you accept per course?
We accept 20-25 students for this course as the retreat center is quite small. Please apply early in order to book your spot.