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Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island, Europe-Greece

Evia Island and all you want to know about the 200h-Foundational course here

Jump from Shavasana straight into the sparkling sea

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Your Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island, Greece will take place in one of the most peaceful and poetic yoga retreats in the world.

Evia Silence is a  tranquil beachfront wellness retreat center nestled at the mountains side of Greece’s beautiful Evia Island. It is conveniently located only 2,5 hours from Athens Airport. 

The yoga studio, the rooms, and the restaurant lounge area have all an amazing view of the sea. You will practice and study yoga while looking at the yachts bobbing in the bay. Waking up every day to this view is a bit of a dream come true.

And why not finish your yoga session by jumping from Shavasana straight into the cool, sparkling sea? 

And why not continue with your 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training? It starts on 7th August and you can do both courses back to back.

Dates and Fees...

200hr YTT Dates on Evia Island

17th July - 7th August 2023 (21 nights)
31st August - 21st September 2023 (21 nights)

200hr YTT Fees on Evia Island start from...

Single Room
1 double bed, en-suite bathroom, sea view
€4,320.00
Twin Room
2 single beds, sea view, en-suite bathroom
€3,075.00
Triple room
3 single beds, sea view, bathroom
€2,815.00
Quadruple Room
Best value for the money. Sea view, 4 single beds, en-suite bathroom
€2,710.00
  • The above prices already include an early bird discount of 200€. To benefit, reserve your spot 2 months ahead.
  • deposit of 400€ 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 offer a flexible deposit policy adapted to the circumstances we live in. Read more about our Covid-19 "You Don't Lose Your Deposit" Guarantee.
  • What's included? This Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island is residential and includes the accommodation of your choice, breakfast, small snack, dinner, water, tea, coffee, tuition fees, and your study manual. The yoga studio and the rooms are located in the same building. Meals on all days, including your days off, are all included in the price.
  • Check-in is available from 2:00 pm on the 1st day of the course. 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 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 after 10:00 am. Shared minibusses among the students will be arranged by us.
  • Group transportation from Athens Airport to Evia Silence can be arranged by us so that you can relax once you set your foot in Greece. The cost of transportation is not included in the price.
  • The retreat center provides students with accommodation as requested but reserves the right to make changes if needed due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Accommodation for your Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island

Evia Silence offers single, shared twin, triple and quadruple accommodation options.

  • Single room: 1 double bed (180cm wide)
  • Twin shared 2 single beds (90cm wide)
  • Triple shared: 2 single beds and a sofa-bed
  • Quadruple shared: Big room with 2 separate spaces, each space has 2 single beds 90cm wide.

All rooms have their own bathrooms, air-conditioning, and terrace with a sea view.

Roommates will be assigned for all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Upon agreement, shared rooms may be mixed.

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Food during this Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island

Evia Silence kitchen caters all breakfasts, afternoon snacks and dinners on all our courses (200-hour and 300-hour courses). Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian and vegan cuisine using only the finest local produce and ingredients. Specializing in traditional, healthy, Greek and international dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition. Their food is just amazing and this is one of the reasons we keep on returning to this place. 

Breakfasts and dinners are buffet style and students can help themselves with as much food as they need. Desserts are present as well 🙂

Within a five-minute walk, you can also find local tavernas serving traditional Mediterranean dishes in a quaint waterfront village.

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How to get to Evia Island retreat center

Evia is the second-largest Greek island and is conveniently located a 2.5-hour drive from Athens Airport. It's connected with the mainland through a bridge, therefore the island can be easily reached by car. No need to take a ferry.

Shared Minibus or taxi from Athens Airport

Once you book your flights, you will need to share your complete travel details on a Google Drive Excel Sheet.  We will then arrange minibusses for you and the rest of the group. 

The cost of the minibus depends on the number of students. Usually, it's around 40-45 €/person. The cost of a private taxi is around 120 € per person/trip. 

The driver meets all students at the airport and brings them directly to the Evia Silence Retreat center.

Public buses and then a taxi

You can combine two public buses from Athens Airport and a taxi.

From the airport, take Express Bus X93 (6 euros) and get off at Liosion Intercity Bus Station. This ride will take about 45 minutes.

Walk to KTEL building (Intercity Bus Station) and find the bus that takes you to Aliveri, Evia. The ticket costs 12 euros and the ride will take 2,5 hours.

Ask the bus driver what time they will reach Aliveri town and send that time to us so that we can arrange your taxi from there to the retreat center (27 km away) as there is no other way to get there. This taxi will cost about 25 -30€/ride.

Rent a car

Drive until you reach Agia Marina Harbor in the Marathonas area.

Take the ferry from Agia Marina Harbor to Nea Steira Harbor (port). Then drive about 24 km (30 minutes) until you reach the retreat center. The ferry costs person is 5 €/person and 15 €/for your car.

You can also drive to Eretria, take a ferry for 30 minutes and then drive another hour until you reach Evia Silence retreat center. 

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Practice Without
Limitations

With the correct guidance you will be amazed at what your body is capable of. Redefine what you thought possible.

Teach With
Sophistication

Most teachers know what to teach. That part is easy. You will learn how to teach it right and why to teach it that way. That takes skill.

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Your Life

It sounds cliché but it is true. Yoga will improve your life and those you share it with. Don’t you want a change? Then change.

Students that loved this course

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I book my spot? Your course sounds amazing 🙂

Press the button "Apply now". You will receive an automated email within 2 minutes. Read that email because it explains how you can book your spot: either by arranging a Zoom call with us or if you don't need the call, let us know that you are ready to pay your deposit. We will inform you about the availability and send you the payment information.
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Should I invest in 200hour Yoga Teacher Training even 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 yoga, we welcome you with open arms. We designed the training for 2 kinds of people. For those who know they want to become yoga teachers. And for those whose main aim is a strong and safe self-practice.🧘‍♂️🧘‍♂️
First, we need to practice yoga. As our personal practice deepens, teaching others may naturally blossom. Halfway through the training, many students realize that they actually enjoy teaching. Only after you teach the first class and it’s over, you will have a real idea whether you actually enjoy teaching. You will start the training and who knows...?
The most important element of the whole experience is immersion. Absorb the teachings and do it for yourself. You will learn so much about yourself, your mind, body, strengths, and weaknesses.
That is exactly how we started our yoga careers. We just wanted to know how to practice on our own. And now we do yoga trainings.

Is your 200-Hour YTTC suitable for beginners?

This 200-hour course is open to all levels of yoga practitioners.
The most important factor is not how long you have been doing yoga.
The most important is that the applicant comes with an open mind and eagerness to learn. You don't need to be flexible, strong, or do crazy postures. If you have an injury, then join us! Who doesn't have injuries? 
In our training, 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 the retreat center?

Evia Silence is located only a 2,5 hours drive from Athens Airport. It is quiet, very close to the sea, and perfect for yoga studies. The yoga studio has a sea view, 2 AC units, mosquito nets, a hardwood floor, a projector, and all the necessary equipment you will need during the course. It has a ceiling and walls and it is a proper space, not just a wooden deck uncovered and unprotected from the weather. The restaurant area, the rooms, and the yoga studio are all located on the same premise, therefore you don't need to walk from your room to the yoga shala. Maybe 30 steps maximum :-))

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

Once you secure your deposit, you will have access to a Google Drie Folder with everything you need. We suggest that you get familiar with the names of the postures in Sanskrit and practice yoga classes that last 90 minutes or more. A few months before the course starts, we recommend you get into the habit of waking up at 7:00 am.  Also, we encourage students to practice yoga at least 4 times per week, preferably Vinyasa or Ashtanga Yoga. We will also send you Youtube links so that you can practice with us.
We recommend you 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.
Maintain a healthy diet to prepare both your physical body and your mind. In addition, 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 multiple-choice 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.
By the time assessments roll around, you will be more than prepared. We work with students to make sure they are thoroughly prepared and provide one-on-one mentoring if needed.
If for any reason you don't pass your assessments, you will have another opportunity to take them again.

Does the studio have a sea view?

Yes! The studio has an amazing sea view, the restaurant has a sea view and the rooms have a sea view. The sea is crystal clear and you can swim safely and freely. Bring your sunblock!

How many students do you accept per course?

We limit our groups to 25-26 students. This is a perfect number for both students and teachers.  Students can experience the benefits of group energy, and practice real teaching scenarios. Yet, teachers can provide the personal attention students need and deserve. Evia Silence has 11 rooms and the yoga studio fits 26 people max.

How is the weather in Greece in the summer?

July can get quite hot, however, because the retreat center is right by the sea, it's breezy and pleasant. In September, the weather is less hot, but it's still warm, with the temperature being around 27 degrees Celcius. Mornings and evenings are a bit colder. Prepare to sweat in the morning classes, no matter the month :-))

What can I find close to the retreat center?

The retreat center is located in a small fishermen's village and far from the hustle and bustle. There are 2 local restaurants open all day long serving traditional Greek food and fresh fish. You can also take a walk around the village and see the sunset, which is a must. Once a week, the students can place an order at a local supermarket in case they need more food. The Blue Lagoon is a wonderful beach located about 10-15 minutes by taxi.

What can I buy from the retreat center? Do they accept card?

You can buy coffee, non-alcoholic drinks, and fruits. Laundry can also be provided by the retreat center for about 12 euros. You can use your card to pay for these things, but there is no ATM close to the retreat center. The closest town is about 25 minutes by car/taxi.

What can we do on our days off?

The retreat center can organize a boat trip for you on the first day off. You will visit beautiful beaches, caves and swim in crystal clear waters. You can also take a taxi from the retreat center and in 10 minutes you can be at the Blue Lagoon Beach - a place with a beach bar, restaurant, and sunbeds. In our opinion, the sea is way nicer at the retreat center. ​​

Will we learn pregnancy/prenatal yoga?

We don't teach prenatal yoga in our courses. This is a niche and it's something that you will have to learn separately. Prenatal yoga courses are usually short, around 50-hours maximum. You need to have a 20-hours YTT in order to take these special courses.

Who is going to teach in these courses in Evia Island?

In July you will study with Sandy Boutros for philosophy, Danni Cullen for Ashtanga, and Henrik Schmidt for Vinyasa.

In September you will study with Joanna Vladescu, Martin Sittek, and Evangelos Apostolopoulos. 

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 a 200-hour or 300-hour 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 your understanding of all the aspects of yoga. You re-learn, reinforce, and grow confidence in teaching skills. All that is 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 worldwide recognized yoga organizations.

After you receive your diploma you can register as a Registered Yoga Teacher with either organization. It is a paid service. You can register with these organizations only if you want, but 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. Studios can 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.

What should I pack? Do I need to bring my yoga mat?

Once you reserve your spot, you will have access to a Google Drive Folder with all the information you need. Tips on booking your flights, what to bring, how to prepare for the course, suggested reading, and so on. The retreat center has basic yoga mats, so it's up to you if you want to bring your favorite mat. You can also bring just a yoga towel, put it on top of the mat from Evia Silence and you're ready to go.

Can I stay somewhere outside of the retreat center and pay only for the course and food?

The training programs that we offer are designed as residential ones. This means that students stay at the retreat center where the training is being conducted. The main reason is for the student to get immersed 100% into the yoga studies and its teachings for 3 weeks and thus absorb the maximum.

The classes start at 07:00 am and some days they finish as late as 7:00 pm. By the time you finish dinner with the group, it will be 8:00 pm. Then you need to go back to your room. We also request punctuality and high energy from students, so driving/walking in the morning and at night would make you very exhausted.

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