Evia Island and all you want to know about the 200h-Foundational course here
Jump from Shavasana straight into the sparkling sea
Welcome to yoga teacher training on Evia Island - Greece...
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This Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island, Greece will take place in one of the most peaceful and poetic yoga retreat centers in Europe.
Evia Silence is a tranquil beachfront 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 sea view. 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 classes by jumping from Shavasana straight into the clean, sparkling sea?
And why not continue with your 300hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training? It starts in August and you can become a 500-hour certified yoga teacher in no time.
Dates and Fees...
200hr YTT Dates on Evia Island
200hr YTT Fees on Evia Island start from...
- The above prices already include an early bird discount of 200€. To benefit, reserve your spot 2 months ahead.
- A 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.
- 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 at any time. We can arrange shared minibusses among the students
- Check-in is available from 2:00 pm on the 1st day of the course. Registration takes place at 5:00, welcome meeting at 6:00, and welcome dinner at 7:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:00 am on the last day of the course.
- Group transportation from Athens Airport to Evia Silence can be arranged by us so that you can relax once you set 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. Book months in advance!
All rooms have their own bathrooms, air-conditioning, mosquito nets, and a terrace with a sea view where you can relax. Roommates will be assigned to all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Shared rooms can be mixed genders.
Food during this Yoga Teacher Training on Evia Island
Evia Silence kitchen caters to all breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and dinners for all our courses (both 200-hour and 300-hour). Their chef provides fresh natural vegetarian and vegan cuisine using only the finest local produce and ingredients whenever possible. Specializing in traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes, their goal is to satisfy an array of palates through balanced nutrition. However, please keep in mind that Evia Silence is not a health and wellness farm. You will be well nourished, fed with love, and treated with Greek-style hospitality.
Breakfasts and dinners are buffet style where students can help themselves to as much food as they need. Desserts are such a treat after a long day of classes!
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 five-minute walk, you can also find local tavernas serving traditional Mediterranean dishes in a quaint waterfront setting.
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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 40-50€/person. The cost of a private taxi is around 120€/person one way.
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.
Are you ready to transform your life?
With the correct guidance you will be amazed at what your body is capable of. Redefine what you thought possible.
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.
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 LeaLea 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 🙂
Should I invest in 200hour Yoga Teacher Training even if I don’t want to become a yoga teacher?
Is your 200-Hour YTTC suitable for beginners?
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 exposed to 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 :-)) The sea is just 30 seconds from your room.
How can I prepare for my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course?
Is there a written and / or practical exam on the 200-Hour YTTC?
Does the studio have a sea view?
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 (so book early) and the yoga studio fits 26 people.
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?
Will we learn pregnancy/prenatal yoga?
Do you offer an internship yoga program?
In which countries can I teach with the yoga certificate that I earn?
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.