50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Kythnos Island, Greece 18th – 25th July
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50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Kythnos Island
As yoga teachers, we must take on the role of both teacher and student; always alert, aware, open and ready to both give and receive. This 50 hour yin yoga course is specifically designed for 200-hour certified yoga teachers who would like to:
- Deeper understand their own body
- Understand Yin yoga in depth
- Teach Yin yoga safely
- Include Yin elements in Yang classes
- Do’s and don’ts of Yin Yoga
- Personalise and deepen the Yin yoga practice
- Learn anatomical principles that will make you a better yoga teacher
All this will take place at K4Kythnos, a beautiful waterfront retreat centre located on Kythnos Island, Greece. This course is also suitable for all yoga practitioners who would like to join the morning yinyasa and afternoon yin classes and soak up the sun, take a swim in the infinity pool or at the near-by beach in between classes.
- smart yin sequencing
- meridians and their application to yin yoga practice
- smart yinyasa sequencing
- fascia latest research and workshops for practical understanding
- yin and yin / yang practices
- how to use meditation in your yin practice
At the end of the course, you will receive a 50-hour certificate and you can officially start teaching yin yoga. This certificate can also be used to maintain your already existing Yoga Alliance Registration.
- Training and practice
- Practicing yin yoga safely
- Practicing pranayama and meditation
- Deeper understanding of your body
- Physical and energetic benefits of each pose
- Transition poses
- Teaching methodology
- Use of props (when and how to use props)
- Teaching and adjusting / correcting 25 yin poses
- Functional alignment of each pose
- Benefits and contraindications for the 25 poses
- Limitations of the student
Anatomy and Physiology
- Understanding skeletal system
- Understanding fascia
- Understanding connective tissue
- Understanding joints and movements
- Tension and compression
Joanna started practicing yoga in a studio in Athens in 2005. Unwilling to miss a class, she knew that she had found a beautiful practice, both physically and mentally.
Since 2009 she has completed workshops and advanced studies with first generation teachers of Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage including: Manju Jois, David Swenson, Eddie Stern, Laruga Glaser, Kristina Karitinou, Rolf Naujokat, David Garrigues.
Joanna completed her teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga in San Francisco and another one in Advanced Vinyasa Yoga in Goa, India. She also did a 50 hour Teacher Tune-up course with Noah Maze. She is dedicated to her Ashtanga practice, always looking for a teacher. When she’s in India, she continues her studies with Regina Ehlers.
Joanna practices and teaches primarily Ashtanga, Vinyasa Yoga and handstands. She likes to inspire people to adopt Ashtanga as a therapeutic method of self-transformation and self-discovery.
In her class, she emphasises the bandhas and breath, that allow us to make our practice more than just physical exercise. She gives modifications for all body types as she believes yoga is for everyone and everyone has his/her own limitations. The yoga pose is not about how it looks, but how it feels.
She is funny, caring, inspiring and gives full attention to her students. She will take your practice to the next level with precise verbal and hands-on adjustments. Joanna has taught in more than 15 teacher trainings. Joanna is a Thai Massage Therapist and has a degree in Economics.
Eleonor (E-RYT 500) has been exploring movement, dance, Pilates, yoga, meditation and pranayama as a way to optimise her vital energy since age 12.
She has studied and practiced many forms of yoga including Hatha, Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin and various forms of vinyasa. She has taken advanced workshops, 200hr and 300hr trainings in all of the above styles with famous schools in India, Thailand and Bali with senior / renown teachers such as Jonas Westring, Helena Brower and Meghan Currie.
Her classes clarify, deepen and unveil the joy of being present and alive in our body. As an experienced body worker (BSc hons in osteopath, biodynamic craniosacral, and massage therapist) she offers a deeply embodied understanding of traditional and modern asanas. Eleonor has been running her own 50 hr and 60hr yin TTCs in Italy and yin workshops in the Himalayas and Goa India, regularly in the past three years.
She has combined all her experiences to offer you the opportunity to delve into your own process, and unpeel all the layers of emotions that no longer serve you in your life. After taking a yin teacher training with Eleonor, you will leave after an unforgettable life changing process, that will enable you to go spread the magic of yin yoga.
The K4 Kythnos Retreat Centre is located by the beach. A sustainable complex of four independent villas, each one boasts a unique Cycladic style and a terrace overlooking the infinity pool and the Aegean Sea. The whole place feels like it’s been suspended 100 feet above the crashing waves.
Each villa is 100 square meters and has an open-space living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has a double bed, one bedroom has two twin beds and the third has bunk beds (one large, 160cm wide bed on the bottom and one bed of same size on the top). Each villa can host a maximum of five people.
Local fresh produce including royal figs, wild thyme honey, juicy oranges and lemons will energise and nourish your body and soul. We fully support the Mediterranean diet not only because we’re in Greece, but it has long been known as one of the healthiest diets.
Brunch is served after the morning class and usually includes Greek yogurt, wild-thyme honey, eggs, cheese, fresh fruits, bread, home-made marmalade, juice, coffee and more. Snacks such as home made energy bars, walnut bars, carrot cake and tea will be offered to you before the afternoon class. Dinner is a variety of fresh vegetarian options prepared with love by our in-house chef. A well-deserved dessert is a must.
- Tuition fees and manual
- Accommodation in a beautiful and luxurious Cycladic-style villa
- Daily delicious brunch, afternoon snacks and dinners, including dessert, bottled water
- Yoga mats and props
- Kythnos port transportation to and from the villas
- alcohol, beverages
- travel insurance
- day trips
- car rental
How to get here
Check-in is from 2:00 p.m. onwards on Saturday 18th July 2020.
Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 25th July 2020.
Welcome meeting is held between 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the day the course starts, followed by a welcome dinner at 7:00 p.m.
We suggest that you arrive at Athens one day before the retreat, because the ferries to Kythnos Island only leave early in the morning. Use the opportunity to visit the Acropolis and the old town of Plaka.
Take the metro (green line) to Pireaus Port. The walking distance from the train station to the ferry’s departure gate is about 8 minutes. From Kythnos Port, you will be picked up with shared taxis and taken to the retreat centre.
From Athens (ATH) airport, there is a regular bus (X95) that can connect you with the city centre. The bus is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and it runs every 30-45 minutes.
Prices are in Euros
Twin shared €1550
Twin bunk beds €1350
Single private €1850
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