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200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course // 2022-23

Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Dharma Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Elements Yoga

This teacher training course is designated as one that follows Yoga Alliance’s standards (RYS200). After completing the program, the students can register in International Yoga Alliance USA Organization as RYT200.

Boasting a long experience in teacher training programs, Anahata Yoga Studio and Elena Mouratidou are organizing a full training program with more than 200 hours of training for the students who want to delve into the practice and teaching of yoga and the holistic lifestyle. This program is inspired by the traditional Indian philosophy and yoga practice (Hatha-Raja Yoga) and functions greatly in combination with the yoga practice adapted to the contemporary individual of the 21st century.

In this training we will study a great variety of subjects as, for example, the yoga asana (yoga poses), breathing techniques that balance the nervous system, the therapeutic yoga approach, yoga history and philosophy, meditation, deep relaxation techniques, yoga as a form of exercise, a balanced diet etc.

 

What makes this particular training STAND OUT is:

  1. The significantly knowledgeable teachers of each and every subject, whose goal is to render our students able to enjoy the benefits of a proper and complete education.
  2. The structure and thoroughness of the program so that the students may be able to teach transformative yoga classes in the most safe and efficient manner.
  3. The possibility for the students to participate in an interactive and experiential program. They do not simply learn, they actually experience everything and this is what makes our students stand out at an international level!
  4. The teacher team’s long experience in training programs in Greece and abroad, with hundreds of their students all around the world having grown into amazing yoga teachers!
  5. The whole teacher team continues its own training in “Train the Trainer” programs next to renowned yoga teachers without ever getting tired or losing their initial enthusiasm. The team always evolves so that it can offer the most amazing teaching experience to our students.
  6. The commitment of out team to the yogic system as a lifestyle and not only as another form of exercise.
  7. Our commitment to supporting our students with numerous tools, practices that will make them meet their own best version, which they will actually share in the end with their very students, if and when they decide to teach.
  8. The great employment that our students enjoy in the local and global market.
  9. The establishment of a team, whose members continue to support each other even after the end of the training program.
  10. The priority and the reduced price that our graduates are offered for the 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training of the Anahata Yoga Studio, as well as the for the other training programs of our academy.
  11. The outcome – of course! The joy, the transformation, the spark of our students and their impressive self-development. Their own voice, their own experiences in the training constitute for us the best evidence that this program truly stands out

 

To whom it is addressed:

This program is a deep study of the holistic lifestyle and the philosophical yogic system.

It is addressed to YOU, the one who wants to delve into your own personal self-development through yoga.

To you, the one who wants to live a balanced life.

To you, the one who is now bringing in your life more health in every possible domain, as well as a harmonious relationship with yourself and the environment in which you live.

To you, the one for whom mediocrity simply doesn’t suffice, to you, the one who wants to offer to yourself the best, because that’s what you deserve.

To you, the one who is interested in teaching and inspiring other people through yoga.

 

Where this program takes place:

🔺Due to this year’s conditions, and as student safety is a key priority of Anahata Academy, the courses will be conducted in accordance with the covid restriction measures set by EODY. In case the Academy deems it necessary, the training program will be conducted online via zoom.

 

Organization and program director:
Elena Mouratidou (Yoga Alliance Ε-RYT® 500, YACEP®, Yoga Master Trainer, Dharma Yoga Advanced Teacher 800hr)

Teachers:

Elena Mouratidou (Yoga Alliance Ε-RYT® 500, YACEP®, Yoga Master Trainer, Dharma Yoga Advanced Teacher 800hr)
Artemis Andrikaki (Yoga Alliance Ε-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®, physiotherapist, specialization: Therapeutic Elements Yoga)
Nancy Chitzanidou (Yoga Alliance E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, specialization: Yoga Philosophy and Meditation)
Alexandra Palatza (Yoga Alliance E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, specialization: Yoga Nidra)
Anastasios Vamvakis (Clinical/Athletic Dietologist/Nutrionist, RD, PgD, MSc)

 

What the training includes:

During the program training takes places through four basic categories:

A. Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Practice and analysis of yogic poses (Asana)
  • Practice and analysis of breathing techniques (Pranayama)
  • Practice of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Dharma Yoga, Restorative Yoga
  • Advanced inner cleansing techniques (Kriya)
  • Techniques that balance the nervous system (Pranayama). Theory and practice (yogic breathing, surya and chandra bedhana, nadi shodhana, bhastrika, kapalabhati etc) and the effect of pranayama on the anatomy of the body.
  • Experiential Yoga classes
  • Teaching basic Corrections/ Remarks (Hands-on Adjustments)
  • Practicing basic Corrections/ Remarks
  • Introduction to the history of yoga
  • Learning and practicing the use of yoga props (yoga straps, blocks, bolsters)
  • Teaching and practicing deep relaxation and meditation (introduction to Yoga Nidra)
  • The importance of personal practice (sadhana)
  • Introduction to meditation (terminology, meditation techniques according to each lineage)
  • Effects of pranayama on anatomy and subtle body
  • Practice and analysis of relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Experiential games targeted to self- knowledge Mantra & Japa Yoga
  • Experiential games
  • Nutrition as a tool for a balanced life

Β. Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics

  • Basic human anatomy
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Skeletal system (major bones, types of ligaments, major muscles involved in asana)
  • The nervous system, fight/flight/freeze response, vagal theory, overall body-brain connection
  • Cardiovascular, circulatory, endocrine, digestive system as they relate to yoga practice
  • Respiratory system and the muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs voluntary breath
  • Joint stabilization
  • Movement types of ligaments
  • Safe movement according to balance, flexibility, awareness and body restrictions
  • Biomechanics of joints – Movement anatomy
  • “Reading” the body – Observing – Personal evaluation
  • Alignment – Adjustments – Mobilization of the physical body – Contraindications – Misalignment
  • Understanding the therapeutic effect of asana and yoga as a whole on the physiology of the human body
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, as for example neck syndromes, lower back pain, arthritis. And chondromalacia
  • Yoga as recuperation

 

C. Yoga Humanities

  • The history of yoga
  • What yoga is and yoga terminology
  • Types of yoga
  • Basic Hatha Yoga systems
  • The relationship between asana, pranayama and meditatitation, as well as the approach of major yoga lineages
  • Getting familiar with the most important yoga texts from Vedas to Upanishads (Nasadiya-sûkta, Isha, Katha, Brihadaranyaka, Chandogya Upanishads)
  • Study of Bhagavad Gita
  • Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, basic moral principles of yoga and reconsideration of the yoga practice and its teaching
  • Self-reflection on the link between yoga philosophy and yoga practice
  • Code of conduct and ethics in yoga
  • Understanding and acting in order to cultivate equality in the yoga world

D. Professional Essentials, Teaching Methodology & Practice

  • Sequencing & lesson pace
  • Creating a lesson plan for a Hatha + Vinyasa Yoga class
  • Basic principles in yoga teaching
  • Teaching Asana, Pranayama, Kriya
  • Preparing a yoga class – General remarks
  • Creating a lesson plan
  • The art of observation in yoga teaching
  • The yoga teacher’s use of voice and his/her posture
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The environment and the management of a yoga lesson
  • Teaching in small groups
  • The importance of continuing education in yoga
  • The profession of a yoga teacher
  • Professionalism (trustworthiness, continuity, hygiene)
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Educational organizations related to yoga and certification (Yoga Alliance USA)
  • Mentoring: during the training the students have the opportunity of personal and online meetings with the program director, Elena Mouratidou, as well as the other members of the teaching team for any possible query, clarification or discussion.

As part of the training the students have to attend some online yoga classes at Anahata Yoga Studio or any other studio that they prefer. The cost of the 25 online classes at the studio is included in the overall investment of the training program and is considered a part of the training process.

BONUS for the students of the program

✔️ 150€ discount in Advanced Yoga 500hr Teacher Training Course
+ 25 FREE lessons at the Online program
✔️ A 5% discount in ALL of our training programs
✔️ Priority in all our seminars, courses, workshops and trainings with a limited number of participants
✔️ Priority in ALL the free events of the studio and Elena Mouratidou
✔️ 10 FREE lesson at the Online program in 1 year (value 100€)
✔️ A 10% discount in the monthly subscription fee during the attendance of the program
✔️ Silver membership in our big student network all around the world!

Prerequisites

  • The particular training program is addressed to dedicated yoga practitioners, ready to deepen their practice and teaching of yoga.
  • Completed registration form.
  • Personal contact with the program director, Elena Mouratidou, and the person in charge of the training programs
  • Certification signed by a general physician that the practitioner is eligible to practice yoga or any kind of physical exercise for the current year.

Certification

The students who will successfully attend all the training program (200 hours of training), having completed all the lessons, assignments, any compulsory attendance and practice are certified by the Anahata Yoga Studio as yoga teachers and are able to teach in Greece and abroad. If they wish, they can register in the International Organization Yoga Alliance USA as Yoga Alliance RYT 200.

Dates

19-20, 26-27 November 2022 | 09:00 – 17:00
3-4, 17-18 December 2022 | 09:00 – 17:00
14-15, 28-29 January 2023 | 09:00 – 17:00
4-5, 18-19 February 2023 | 09:00 – 17:00
4-5, 11-12, 18-19 March 2023 | 09:00 – 17:00
1-2 April 2023 | 09:00 – 17:00

Investment

In the overall investment, the training manual of the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course is included in electronic form, as well as the required attendance at the online classes of Anahata Yoga Studio, the guidance, any audiovisual material, written and oral exams, and all the study texts for the Philosophy, Anatomy, and Self-realization Workshops.

The reservation is achieved by providing for an advance payment.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are not refundable.

In case of cancellation up to one month prior to the beginning of the training, the entire amount of money is refunded, except for the deposit.

In case of cancellation less than a month before the training, the amount of money is non-refundable.

Testimonials

“The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training of the Anahata Yoga Studio is an experiential program which has transformed my relationship with yoga, with myself and the people around me. The deep and honest knowledge that my exceptional teachers have shared with me will not only keep me company during my whole journey in the yoga path but also during my everyday life. This is why I recommend it with all my heart!

Andriana Athanasiadou

 

“If I could describe my feelings in just one small sentence, that would be… I didn’t expect that. A few months ago it would seem to me extremely rare even to try to express my feelings. The ANAHATA team generously shared their knowledge to a degree much bigger than the one required. They approach everyone according to their own individual characteristics and needs. Thanks for all you’ve done for us!

Nikos Pavlidis

 

“For me, this training program constitutes a rallying point in order to discover and work on pieces of my very self which were somehow blocked. For me, it was a life training. Lessons about life itself. Whoever feels ready to help themselves and dedicate time to become even better, not as a teacher, not as an instructor, but as a human being, then this training program is for you. For you, the one who has the intention to bring any positive feelings in your life and to be able to inspire through them the ones around you so that you can help them to reach where they want to. It is truly touching how a training program has the power to change your life only for the better. To push you move on forward. To help you reach high. Thank you with all my heart for all each and every one of you have taught me and for inspiring me in such a way.”

Myrto Mantousi

 

The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course was for me a holistic way to get accustomed with the Self, a deep dive into me, with a lot of tools, practical and intuitive ones, while nullifying the distance and being offered numerous smiles from all the team and the classmates, as if we were a family. Everything was made with great attention, responsibility and study, passion, personal care, fairy dust offered by the heart and with lots of love! I will remember it as a great gift to myself!

Ioanna Stamataki

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