Journey to a small family run hotel by the sea. When you arrive you will meet strangers who are soon to have a place in your heart for forever. Classmates and teachers who will inspire you and challenge you in this new environment where anything is possible. Your days on this island will be spent exploring beaches and ruins, ancient landscapes and charming sea side towns. But mostly, you will explore yourself through the lens of Yoga. Yoga Teacher Training in Greece will expose you to new movements and possibilities in your practice and in your life. You will make this unfamiliar knowledge your own.
When you leave this place, you will never be the same again
5 carefully crafted modules will be explored
Upon completion of this Teacher Training you will be eligible to apply for Registered Yoga Teacher status at the 200 hour level with the Yoga Alliance. In addition to the contact hours included in this training, students will need to complete an additional 20 non-contact hours. Some of this will be reading and homework during our 24 days, but an additional 12 hours will be teaching practicum done once you get home. This will be explained in detail during training. Once your practicum hours have been submitted you will be sent your certificate and be able to apply with the Yoga Alliance for your RYT status.
Mandy Ryle is the owner of Sound Method Yoga in Omaha, NE USA. She is a versatile instructor with over ten years of teaching experience. Mandy taps into a wealth of knowledge about yoga philosophy, anatomy, and asana repertoire to produce opportunities for growth and learning. Her classes follow an arc, facilitating a practice that prioritizes awareness and sensitivity through postures, breath, and introspection. Mandy has been leading life changing teacher trainings since 2012. Her graduates are highly sought after for their skill and professionalism.
Fotini is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). Fotini is a gymnast (Graduate Athens University) and owner of the Kouros studio in Aegina. She was founder of the classic athletics (track) team in Aegina of which she was president for 5 years, and she was involved for 12 years with classic athletics (800 – 1,500 meters) and was track champion in many appearances with the National Team of Greece. more info about Fotini here…
This is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training. Contact Hours will take place June 1 – June 24 2018. Training will begin with a welcome dinner on Friday June 1 and will conclude with a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 24. You will depart Irides on Monday, June 25.
Our daily schedule will vary but below is a sample schedule:
8 am-9:30 am Morning Practice and Meditation
9:30-10:30 am Breakfast
10:30-11 am Transfer to Aegina Studio
11:15 am-2 pm Lecture, Discussion, Group Work 2-3 pm Lunch
3-6 pm Lecture, Discussion, Group Work
6-7 BREAK and transfer to Irides
7:30 Dinner and most evenings free afterward
All transfers between practice spaces are included in your training price if you travel with the group at the appointed time. Some days we will venture to other island areas for practice and those transfers are also included.
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About Irides (the Venue – Practice Space 1)
The Yoga platform at our hotel will serve as morning practice space. Afternoon discussions on philosophy and teaching methodology and evening meditations and talks will also happen here. Inspiring views of the gulf and Aegina Coast will make these practices especially memorable.
Irides luxury studios and apartments are located right on the beach, just outside the village of Souvala in Agious on the north side of Aegina island (vis a vis Athens) in Greece. Irides is like a small hotel – resort situated right next to the sea. You can wake up with the sound of the waves, watch the sunrise above the mainland and start your day with a lovely walk next to the sea. Have your breakfast at our poolside and enjoy the sun and sea afterwards.
There are sunbeds around the pool and on the beach in front. There are also lots of shaded areas and there is always a small breeze to comfort you. Have your drink next to the pool while looking at the fantastic sunset skies in the afternoon. The studios and apartments are comfortable and have balconies or terraces with sea view.
The accommodation at Irides consists of 6 buildings with studios and apartments and one separate bungalow (in total 15 units). Irides has a salt water swimming pool which is surrounded with shaded areas.
Next to the swimming pool you will find the reception and a shaded area where breakfast is served, and you can enjoy snacks, a daily dish and drinks. Here you can read a book, watch some television, play a game of “tavli” or you can make use of the free WiFi internet connection. For those who prefer to have dinner at our accommodation, Irides offer one daily dish and salad. more info here…
Things to do
- Relax by the beach
- Relax by the swimming pool
- Visit the family museum of Irides
- Visit the town of Aegina
- Visit the traditional villages of Vagia and Souvala
About Purefitness (the Practice Space 2)
Pure Fitness is a Yoga/fitness studio located in the largest town on Aegina. We will transfer to this space on most afternoons for a cooler and distraction free learning experience. Afternoons in town will give us a wonderful opportunity to immerse in island life. With free time after transfer and arranged lunches at local tavernas.
A yoga teacher training to a wonderful spot in Aegina island, only 17 miles by ferry from the main port of Athens, Piraeus, gives you a chance to clear your heads, to breathe deeply again and to detoxify – getting rid of excess baggage. There a
re the ‘Top 8’ spots to practice yoga on the island, where you will use yoga techniques to deepen your contact with the positive qualities inside you. Awesome places full of energy, like the Temple of Aphaia which is said to ’house’ the energy of the Goddess, the Ancient Olive Grove, with trees believed to be 1800 years old, and spectacula r beaches and mountainsides. You can practice basic breathing exercises and learn how to use them to manage stress and increase energy in your daily lives.
Aegina has been an island of exceeding importance over the ancient and modern times. It was the first capital of the contemporary Greek State. The city of Aegina (where the central port is located) is situated on the west side of the island. It is really picturesque and humming with life all year round. The church of Saint Nicolas, small and picturesque, welcomes the visitor as he enters the port. The Archaeological Site of Kolona (Column) together with the Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Folklore and History of the Municipality of Aegina will give the visitor an insight to the island’s history, life and art during the ancient and contemporary periods. The best way to get to know the town is by wandering around the beach and through the narrow streets and alleys where one finds monuments of the era of Kapodistrias (Greece’s first governor), neoclassic buildings, beautiful old houses as well as many interesting shops, cafés, taverns and bars for relaxation and entertainment.
At a close distance you will find a super market and a couple of tavernas. Souvala can be reached by foot within 25 minutes or within 3 car minutes. The bus that stops almost in front of Irides, will take you to the village of Vagia, or to Souvala and Aegina town.
- Piraeus – Athens – 40 minutes
- Souvala – 25 minutes by foot, 3 minutes by car
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
You have to book flights to Athens Elefterios Venizelor Airport (ATH).
Arrival by bus
Leaving the arrivals hall, you will find bus X96, which takes you straight to the Port of Piraeus. Every 15 – 20 minutes is a bus is leaving during the day and about every half hour at night. The bus stops several time on the way, the Piraeus harbor is about the last stop. The price of the ticket is 5.00 EUR (At night the price can be slightly more) and is valid for 24 hours. You may use this ticket on the bus, trolley bus or the metro. The trip will take from 60 minutes to 1 1/4 hour depending on the traffic! At the airport you can buy the ticket at the small ticket office located next to the bus stop. In Piraeus you buy the ticket also at the ticket office next to the busstop. After you have bought the ticket you have to put it in the ticketmachines in the bus to print a date on it. So have pocket money ready when you buy a ticket, they don’t appreciate paper money very much.
Arrival by ferry
You have to take a ferry from Piraeus to either Souvala or Aegina
The “Alexandros” Ferry is going directly to Souvala. If you give Purefitness a call before they can pick you up from the harbor or arrange a taxi to pick you up. The drive from to harbor to Irides takes 5 minutes.
more info about Aegina here…