YOGA THERAPY TRAINING of 400 hours

By an experienced Certified Yoga Therapist of YOGA THERAPY GREECE

From 10 th of July 2020 – 2 nd August 2020,

at Noosfera Estate in Peloponnese, Greece

All teaching is in English.

  • The most intense and complete Yoga Therapy Diploma in Europe . Uniquely this 400 hour course includes 263 contact hours . 200 hours in the 3 weeks and the rest spread over 12 months through 12 webinars and ongoing mentoring. The monthly webinars will be structured to follow and deepen the knowledge we already have in the summer training as well as empowering the weak peoples that are highlighted by your assignments. Our goal is to make you the best Yoga Therapists possible.
  • The Yoga Therapy Greece’s Yoga Therapy Diploma follows the latest standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists in terms of Yoga Therapy methodology, Yoga Therapy Tools and Therapeutic Skills, Curriculum topics, Practicum, Mentoring, contact hours, Ethical Principles etc.
  • A program where you as a yoga instructor will learn everything you need to know about applying Yoga Tools in order to give Yoga Therapy.
  • Because this course is intensive (with a further twelve monthly webinars) you save on flights and accommodation going back and forth compared to other courses.
  • In our Intensive Yoga Therapy training we share in-depth knowledge based on a unique combination of Viniyoga, Iyengar, Restorative Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy and Psychotherapy that enables Yoga Instructors to provide Yoga Therapy Sessions with safety and confidence as they are supported by on -going supervision and mentoring .
  • The Intensive Yoga Therapy Training will enable Yoga Instructors to provide 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Sessions to people with Muscular Imbalances, Mental Health problems , Women’s Health issues as well as most of the Medical Conditions that they will probably encounter. We will share the We We We methodology of 1-2-1 Yoga Sessions and what we do with any muscular imbalance and in medical condition s of the nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine and immune systems.
  • You will learn how to progressively work and develop Yoga Therapy practices for groups. As well as taking with you 15 to 20 proven benefits of Yoga Therapy Sequences for groups / individuals such as lower back, knees, shoulders, neck, menopause, hypertension, asthma, depression, anxiety, constipation, fatigue etc. You can then easily give your own workshops on these topics.
  • In these 22 days you will discover how to build a therapeutic relationship, how to read different bodies and how to build yoga therapy practices based on people’s goals and needs, incorporating all Yoga Models such as postural and breathing observations, Ayurveda principles such as vayus, koshas, ​​doshas , as well as tantra elements like mantras and mudras, as well as asanas and pranayamas and the way to modify and personalize them.
  • You will learn how to access and use the latest research articles to use evidence-based practices that show how Yoga Therapy affects people’s health.
  • In each module, you will see Yoga Therapies taking over from some of you and we will analyze the practices in order for you to do the same with your clients. This is a great opportunity to experience Yoga Therapy and get your own personal practice, too.
  • In the Yoga Therapy Training you will be supported by your mentor through many personal online supervisions in your first yoga therapies with your clients and Case Studies participants.
  • This 400 hour Yoga Therapy Program will enable you to give 1 to 1 Yoga sessions as it is. As an IAYT school member we are in the process of applying to receive our 800 hour Yoga Therapy Training accredited and we fully anticipate that by the end of 2020 you will be able to use this 400 hour program towards the 800 hours fully accredited studies and become Certified Yoga Therapists C – IAYT (Certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists).
  • For the optional second part (of the 800 hours) of training it is our intention that there will be a second residential intensive of three weeks followed by another year of supervision, with ongoing monthly seminars for 13 months. There will also be 200 hours of documented practice with real clients. {Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this proposed second part of the training enabling C – IAYT}.
  • Yoga Therapy Greece gives equal importance to Deep Knowledge, a high standard of Ethics, compassion and mental stability.

THE PROGRAM

  • The intensive 300 hour Yoga Therapy Training begins on Friday 10th   of July 2020 and finishes on Sunday Morning 2nd  August 2020 after a breakfast. It takes place for 20 days besides the 2 free days (Sunday 19th  & Sunday 26th July), making it a total of 23 days with the arrival day. It consists of 200 hours of lectures and practices, 12 four hour webinars, 15 hours of Mentoring as feedback for assignments and direct guidance for the 3 Case Studies (of 4 sessions each plus preparation time) with your real clients, personal study from a very an in-depth manual and a well-chosen reading list as well as personal practice, assignments and 100 hours practicum.
  • Students in all programs are assigned mentors who provide feedback on their assignments, guide them in Case Studies and Personal Practice , and help them understand and apply many Yoga Therapy Techniques .

During training, we focus on each student’s personal, as well as professional, development; We believe that the quality of yoga therapy practitioner’s ability to achieve a profound level of self-awareness , presence  as well as profound  knowledge in Muscular Imbalances, Nervous System, Women’s Health, Mental Health and Medical Conditions are very important factors. 

More specifically the program is as such :

1st  day – Welcome, orientation, registration plus dinner .

2nd  to 4th  day – 3 days Methodology of 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Sessions, we learn

  • to interview and connect with clients
  • to read peoples’ breathing, posture and movement through specific practices,
  • to come up with the ayurvedic constitution and what / how you might need balancing,
  • to use the different Yoga Models like Vayus, Chakras, Koshas,
  • to come up with yoga therapy strategies through critical reasoning
  • to choose the most appropriate Yoga practices (Asanas, Pranayamas, Mantras, Sankalpa, Mudras, Restorative practice, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra), based on the overall needs and goals of the client
  • the role and function of the asanas
  • the anatomical aspects of the asanas
  • to modify asanas and breathing ratios
  • to sequence a therapeutic practice
  • to draw practice sheets with stick figures
  • to keep professional documentation of the 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Session
  • use for props to suitable Restorative yoga practices according to different needs
  • to use Chair yoga for people in need or for office breaks,
  • to build a long-term therapeutic relationship.
  • The last evening you watch Yoga Therapy in real, where all these elements are incorporated and explained in practice.

5th  to 8th  day – 4 days Yoga for Muscular Imbalances where we learn

  • to understand and address the root of the structural condition with specific asanas
  • specific therapeutic Yoga practices and the rationale behind Yoga Therapy applications for Muscular Imbalances regarding Feet, Knees, Hips, Pelvis, Lower Back and Upper Back, Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists and different types of
  • Through practicing specific sequences for each condition and through deep knowledge sharing based on physiotherapy and yoga therapy.

9th  day Free day

10th  to 12th  day – 3 days for Yoga for Nervous System and Mental Health

Learn about Mental Health Issues and what Yoga practices can offer based on the latest findings in Neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy for balance restoration. We learn how to design practices for groups of students with similar conditions and how to develop best practices (bhavana or laghana) for balancing the Nervous System by activating the Sympathetic and / or Parasympathetic System through:

  • Incorporating the breathing ratios into the asanas practice
  • Pranayama & Mantra
  • Understanding and working with Trauma
  • Exploring practices for depression and anxiety
  • Addressing Fatigue and Sleep Disorders
  • Pain & Chronic Pain Management
  • Learning to design Yoga Nidras
  • By practicing specific sequences for all of these issues and explaining the rationale for each of our practices we share deep knowledge on these crucial issues.

13th  to 14th  day – 2 days Yoga for Women’s Health. We will learn about

  • The Menstruation
  • and the influence of the Hormones in the various cycles of it and
  • the most Nourishing Womb Friendly Yoga Practices for each week of the cycle
  • what Yoga can offer for problems like :
  • Heavy, Irregular or Absent Menstruation ,
  • Fertility
  • Diastasis of Erectus Abdominis
  • Menopause
  • Incontinence
  • Prolapsed organs
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Low libido
  • Every day we practice specially designed Yoga Nidras that nourish Women in different phases.

15th  FREE DAY (breakfast and dinner are included)

16th  to 18th  day – 3 days Yoga for Immunity, Auto-Immune and Functional Disorders. We will learn about the function of the Immune System and how Yoga affects it. We will focus on:

  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Auto-Immune Disorders of Neurological, Endocrine, Digestive System and practices for them accordingly
  • Functional Disorders
  • Addictions and how yoga helps
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

19th  to 20th  day – 2 days Yoga for Respiratory & Cardiovascular health Issues. We go through the

  • Respiratory like Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Lung Cancer,
  • Cardiovascular like Hypertension, Arrythmias, Heart Failure, Hypotension
  • Which Yoga Practices like asanas, breathing, visualizations, restorative yoga can help and why

21st  & 22nd  day – Participants will practice Yoga Therapy & we will share Professional and Business Issues of Yoga Therapists

23rd day Goodbye day and the beginning of an on-going mentoring through personal supervision that will support you in the first yoga therapies that you will give and through feedback on assignments.  

After breakfast leave you full of knowledge and deep understanding of the Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monthly contact with 12 webinars of 4 hours each. To keep your knowledge fresh and to work on any weaknesses.
  • 15 hours of Personal Mentoring in working with your real clients for Case Studies and assignments. (6 hours for case studies and 9 hours for assignments).
  • 400 hours of Yoga Therapy Training by a Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist,
  • The training follows the newest standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • A thorough Manual of about 300 pages
  • 20 days of Yoga Therapy Training
  • Observation & Thorough Exploration of Yoga Therapies in front of you
  • Experience your own Yoga Therapy and take away your personal practice
  • Thoroughly evaluated Assignments and detailed feedback on these
  • A well selected reading list
  • Guidance and feedback for the development of a personal Yoga Therapy practice
  • Support for your Personal and Professional Development.
  • 23 nights’ accommodation in a beautiful retreat among the mountains, with two free days where you can swim in the beautiful crystal clear and warm sea of ​​Greece.
  • 23 breakfasts & 23 vegetarian dinners
  • Access via Skype and email to the certified Yoga Therapists of Yoga Therapy Greece for on-going mentoring even after your graduation as you take on your own clients.
  • Lectures on the latest research findings , yoga practices using all the yogic tools and the rationale behind them, breathing techniques, meditation, and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice complement this Intensive and unique Yoga Therapy Training.
  • During Intensive Yoga Therapy Training the leading Yoga Therapist gives participants yoga therapy, while participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their classmates as Ayurvedic constituents and in five categories / koshas; Structure, Energy Flow and Breath, Way of Thinking, Psychology and Spiritual Awareness (Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vijnamaya, Anandamaya) and be able to practice Yoga Therapies in a safe and supportive environment before starting Yoga Therapy Sessions with their clients and in general .
  • We fully anticipate our 800 hour training will be accredited by IAYT by the end of 2020 and as such 400 hours training will mean you have the opportunity to continue your training for a total of approximately 26 months to achieve C – IAYT.
  • Take away with you 15 to 20 proven group / individual sequences that can be used for your own workshops.
  • Learn, rejuvenate, relax and make new friends in this unique environment in sunny Greece

THE DAILY SCHEDULE

7: 30-8: 30 PRACTICE

8: 30-9: 30 BREAKFAST

9: 30-13: 30 LECTURES & PRACTICES

13: 30- 15:30 BREAK FOR LUNCH (NOT INCLUDED), REST, WALK, RELAX

15: 30-19: 30 LECTURES & PRACTICES

19: 30-20: 30 DINNER

20: 30-21: 30 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

THE LEADING INSTRUCTOR & YOGA THERAPIST

Evi Dimitriadou is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the British Council of Yoga Therapy, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), a Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance, a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuous Education Provider). ). ) and founder of Yoga Therapy Greece (RYS-300).

A student of Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute in the Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy for 2 years, has completed 2 years of Yoga Therapy Studies at the Yoga Campus in London and 1 year at Aura Wellness in the USA as well as being a Student of Yoga. Physiotherapy with Manchester University for 3 years.

She has given more than 1,500 personal Yoga Therapy sessions to people with various ailments and given numerous Yoga Therapy Trainings as well as Yoga Therapy workshops to Yoga Instructors and Practitioners.

She has a passion to share Yoga Therapy and enable Yoga Instructors to help people in need as she supports her on-going support.

Yoga Therapy Greece is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

LOCATION

Noosfera Center is a truly great location for our training and is an amazing, serene and very loving place.

It is in the northern Peloponnese, near Xylokastro. Built at an altitude of 700 meters, it offers a milder climate and enjoys superb views of the mountains and the sea. The sea is only 11km (by taxi around 25 euros) from the retreat.

Distance from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos to Noosfera Estate: 148 Km (approximately 2 hours). 

Distance from Noosfera Estate to Kiato Railway Station: 57 Km (approximately 50 min). We recommend taking the train from Kiato airport to the last stop and from there a taxi to the retreat that costs less than 50 euros.

It consists of two complexes of buildings. In the first you will find the cozy living room with its amazing view from the bay windows, the lovely dining room, the pergola (overlooking the surrounding mountains and the sea horizon) where the summer dining room lies and the kitchen where the delicious home – made meals are prepared. Most of the fruits and vegetables come from Noosfera’s own garden.
The lower level has the libraries, and the atmospheric wellbeing section where rejuvenation services for body and face are offered.
In the Guesthouse and Seminar Hall of the second complex building there are ten elegant rooms all with private bathrooms and equipped with mini-fridges.The beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed without phones or TVs to maximize time for quiet, peaceful reflection and renewal. They have been named after trees, herbs and flowers and are each decorated to the last detail – soft pillows on the couch, orthopedic mattresses, duvets and sheets of excellent quality.

The Yoga / Seminar Hall is light, airy, spacious, comfortable and cool.

The owners Maria and Julia have built this property for their own retreats and this shows everywhere with their unique personal touch from hand painted keys and chairs to the careful consideration of Feng-shui throughout. Their belief is that the person who seeks peace, joy and truth about himself will also be inspired by the surrounding land, the beauty of the mountains and the sea on the horizon, but also by the tastefulness of the area itself.

For more info you can visit the retreat website https://www.noosfera.gr/en/ .

 WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunches
  • Private massage
  • Beach towel
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers to and from the airport (although sharing rides between participants are facilitated where possible).

Minimum entry Requirements

200-hour yoga teacher training, such as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour registered school program (RYS 200) or equivalent. Plus one year teaching experience.

We would also like to have a short Skype appointment to check your suitability for the class as well so you can ask any questions you may have.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Is the Yoga Therapy Diploma accredited by Yoga Alliance?

For legal reasons the Yoga Alliance does not accredit any Yoga Therapy studies. They are only accredit teacher training.  

  1. Can I come early and stay later?

You will not be able to stay in the center but Greece has many amazing holiday locations and we highly recommend that you spend a few days in Athens visiting ancient sites, enjoying Greek culture and cuisine, or visiting one of the many beautiful islands with great beaches and warm clear blue sea.

  1. Do I need to be a Yoga Teacher to attend the course?

You will need to complete the 200 hours of a Yoga Teacher Training program. If you are unsure please get in touch.

  1. When will I graduate and receive my diploma?

Following the completion of the three week intensive course in Greece it takes approximately 12 months to complete the assignments, case studies and webinars.

  1. What if I decide not to complete the assignments, case studies and webinars?

In this case we can issue a Certificate of Attendance for 200 hours. However we highly recommend that you complete all of the course as assignments, case studies and practicum are a large part of the learning process, especially considering the mentoring that you will receive. You will also lose the opportunity to use this 400 hour training as a foundation of the 800 hour training.

  1. What if I decide not to complete the 100 hour practicum.

Then you will be issued 300 hours of certification.

  1. Why can’t the 400 hours of training be accredited by IAYT?

IAYT have extremely high standards and accredits of at least 800 hours of training.

  1. How does supervision take place?

The supervision takes place through e-mails and Skype. As soon as you send your first clients completed Yoga Therapy questionnaire you will receive an email with guidelines and then Skype where we will explain the rationale and establish practices together. In total there are 6 private personal hours supporting you on your professional path as a Yoga Therapist in one setting or in a group setting.

  1. How Can I Work as a Yoga Therapist?

Upon completion of your 400 hour Yoga Therapy Training you can have your own private Yoga Therapy Clinic and give 1-2-1 sessions or work with therapeutic groups. Our graduates also work in Yoga Studios or in a complimentary capacity in health care centers, physiotherapy centers, and community centers in collaboration with homoeopathists, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, nutritionists, etc. But you would have to check your countries specific requirements for certain health care jobs.

  1. What if I have to leave for some reason in the middle of summer training?

You are then welcome to join us the following year to complete your training. But unfortunately we can’t refund the accommodation costs or tuition.

  1. Is there any further cost for the 12 months of assignments, webinars and case studies once I have completed the 3 weeks in Greece.

There are no further costs. This is the beauty of our intensive training, which means you only have to travel abroad once and then all the back-up, mentoring and webinars are carried out on your computer. 

  1. As lunch is not included are my options

For lunch the center will offer a reasonably priced option of a light snack, sandwiches etc or a cooked lunch depending on what you want. Alternatively before you arrive you can buy fruits, bread, nuts etc (there is a fridge in your room) and on your 2 days off you can get some things on your way back from the beach.

  1. Once I have completed the 400 hours how long will it take to get the full 800 hours C -IAYT

You will return to Greece for a further 20 days of intensive training (in this case in the summer of 2021) you will have approximately 14 months of webinars, assignments, case studies and time to complete the 100 hour practicum (recorded documented practice with real clients). Although this may take a little longer depending on you and the completion of your practicum etc.

For more information, prices and a booking form please contact us at brian@yogatherapygreece.com

 

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