400 HOURS YOGA THERAPY TRAINING

By an experienced Certified Yoga Therapist of YOGA THERAPY GREECE

From 10th of July 2020 – 2nd August 2020, at Noosfera Estate, Greece

(Plus details of optional 800 hours accredited Yoga Therapy Studies to

become Certified Yoga Therapist by IAYT)

Our vision

Is to give the best Yoga Therapy Training possible and our graduates to be proud of their choice to study with us.

We work hard for our students to become great yoga therapists that can facilitate the transformation of their clients to become the best version of themselves. 

 

  • The most intensive and complete Yoga Therapy Diploma in Europe. Uniquely the 400 hours course includes 254 contact hours. 200 hours in the 3 weeks and the rest spread over 10 months via 12 webinars and ongoing mentoring through the internet. The monthly webinars follow up and deepen the knowledge we have already shared in the summer training as well strengthening participants weakness that are highlighted from your assignments.
  • Our 400 hours Yoga Therapy Programme will enable you to give 1 to 1 Yoga therapy sessions and work therapeutically with groups as it is. It is a program in where you as a yoga instructor will learn everything you need to know about applying Yoga Tools in order to give Yoga Therapy.
  • The Yoga Therapy Greece’s Yoga Therapy Diploma follows the newest standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) in terms of methodology of Yoga Therapy, the Yoga Therapy Tools and Therapeutic Skills, the topics of the Curriculum, the Practicum, Mentoring, contact hours, Ethical Principles etc.

Our 400 hours Yoga Therapy Training program

  • 200 contact hours in 3 weeks Training in July 2020, in Greece
  • 12 webinars of 4 hours within a year making 48 contact hours
  • 6 hours of personal supervisions, and 46 hours in 3 case studies and assignments
  • 100 hours of practicum with your own clients

2nd Optional part of 400 hours (giving a total of 800 accredited hours) for C-IAYT

  • 200 contact hours in 3 weeks Training in August 2021, in Greece
  • 13 webinars of 4 hours within a year making 52 contact hours
  • 6 personal supervisions and 42 hours in 3 case studies and assignments
  • 100 hours of practicum with your own clients.

Learning Tools/Modalities of our 400 hours Yoga Therapy Training included in the cost

  1. 20 full days with the leading Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist
  • Sharing valuable theory about methodology of Yoga Therapy, Yoga Therapy for Structural issues, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Medical conditions, about sequencing, breathing ratios, asanas modifications, pranayamas, ayurveda, yoga nidra, meditation etc.
  • Sharing our precious experience of working with hundreds of clients
  • Sharing & decoding practices with asanas, pranayamas, breathing ratios, mantras, chanting, yoga nidra, meditation for more than 20 conditions we explore for groups / individuals such as for lower back, knees, shoulders, neck, menopause, hypertension, asthma, depression, anxiety, grief, constipation, insomnia, fatigue etc. You can then easily give your own workshops on these topics.
  • Morning practice by yourself of the practices you have learned.
  • Giving yoga therapies to participants, explain the rationale for these and the way to keep records working with your clients.
  • Take away your personal yoga therapy practices
  • Practice the extremely important breathing postural and movement assessments in groups and in couples in order to be able to design for them specific practices.
  1. 6 hours of personal supervision and guidance through emails & skype
  • For the 3 case studies with real clients of yours
  • For the 100 hours practicum (the documented practice) with your clients
  • Feedback on the assignments completed within the following 10 months.
  1. 12 Live Webinars over 10 months on very important subjects where
  • We present and deepen on subjects that we touched on during the summer
  • Includes Power points that you can download and refer to afterwards
  1. An amazing Manual of 300 pages to refer to and to support you for years
  2. A well selected Reading list that will further empower you as a professional Yoga Therapist

You will learn 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.

Yoga Therapy Greece gives equal importance to Deep Knowledge, a high standard of Ethics, compassion and mental stability.

 

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.

Learning Tools/Modalities of our 2nd optional part of 400 hours (giving a total of 800 accredited hours) for C-IAYT

  1. 20 full days with the leading Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist
  • The leading yoga therapist gives yoga therapy to clients
  • Repeat, remind and deepen in the shared practices and principles
  • The participants give yoga therapies to other participants and real clients
  • This optional part will be mostly practice what we have learned over the first 12 months.

THE PROGRAM

The intensive 400 hours Yoga Therapy Training starts on Friday 10th of July 2020 and finishes on Sunday Morning 2ndAugust 2020 after a breakfast.  It takes place for 20 days besides the 2 free days (Sunday 19th & Sunday 26th July), making it total of 23 days with the arrival day.

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

2nd to 5th day – 4 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 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 suitable 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
  • 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
  • To use props for suitable Restorative yoga practices according to different needs
  • To practice these elements in groups and in couples

The last evening you watch Yoga Therapy in real, where all these elements are incorporated and explained in practice.

6th to 9th day – 4 days Yoga for Muscular Imbalances where we learn

  • The anatomical aspects of the asanas
  • To recognize and address the root of the structural condition with specific asanas
  • Specific therapeutic Yoga practices and the rationale behind the Yoga Therapy applications for Muscular Imbalances regarding the Feet, Knees, Hips, Pelvis, Lower Back and Upper Back, Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists and the different types of Scoliosis
  • Through practicing specific sequences for each condition and through sharing deep knowledge based on physiotherapy and yoga therapy
  • Key Asanas adapted and practiced in Chair Yoga.

The last evening you watch Yoga Therapy in real, where all these elements are incorporated and explained in practice.

10th day FREE DAY (breakfast and dinner are included)

11th to 14th day – 4 days for Yoga for Nervous System and Mental Health

  • We learn about the Mental health Issues and we practice what Yoga can offer based on the latest findings in Neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy for restoring balance.
  • We learn how to design practices for groups of students with similar conditions and how to develop the best tools for balancing the Nervous System by activating the Sympathetic and/or Parasympathetic System (brahmana or laghana accordingly) through the breathing ratios in the asanas practice, the sequencing, the Pranayama & Mantras as well as by learning to design Yoga Nidras.
  • Through practicing specific sequences for all these issues and explaining the rationale for each of the practices we share deep knowledge on these crucial issues.

We focus on these areas:

  • We will learn how to incorporate chanting and japa mantra into the practice of asana, making the practice meditative.
  • Understanding and working with Trauma
  • Exploring practices for Depression & Anxiety
  • Addressing Fatigue and Sleep disorders
  • Pain & Chronic Pain Management
  • Addictions – Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia

The last evening you watch Yoga Therapy in real, where all these elements are incorporated and explained in practice.

15th to 16th day – 2 days Yoga for Women’s Health. We will learn about

  • The Menstruation and the influence of the Hormones in the different cycles of it and
  • What Yoga can offer for conditions like Heavy, Irregular or Absent Menstruation, Fertility, Diastasis of Erectus Abdominis, Menopause, Incontinence, Prolapsed organs, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Low libido
  • Practice the most Nourishing Womb Friendly Yoga Practices for each week of the cycle and specially designed Yoga Nidras for different phases of women’s lives.
  • Explore Arthritis and Osteoporosis and relevant practices

17th FREE DAY (breakfast and dinner are included)

18th to 20th day – 3 days Yoga for Immunity, Auto- Immune of Neurological, Endocrine, Digestive System and Functional disorders. We will learn about the function of the Immune System and how does Yoga affect it.

  • We will focus on Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson, Diabetes, IBS, Cancer, HIV, etc.

21st to 22nd day – 2 days Yoga for Respiratory & Cardiovascular health Issues. We will learn how to incorporate breathing ratios according to pathophysiology. We go through

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

23rd day – Participants will practice Yoga Therapy & we will share Professional and Business Issues of Yoga Therapists

24th day Goodbye day and the start of an on-going mentoring through personal supervisions that will support you in the first yoga therapies that you will give and through feedback on assignments.  

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

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

WEBINARS

For the 400 hours throughout the year.

  • Sequencing and development of Practice in 4-8 sessions
  • Working with Scoliosis
  • Practices for Hip-Knee Replacement and Spine Surgeries
  • Presentation of Structural Case Studies
  • Chair Yoga
  • Presentation of Mental Health Case Studies
  • Presentation of Women’s Health Case Studies
  • Presentation of Physiological Case Studies
  • Menopause
  • Deepening in Ayurveda
  • Emotions-Feelings-Mood -Chakras
  • Trauma

For the optional 2nd part of 800 hours training throughout the year

  • Pain and Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Health Practices
  • Brain Injury and Stroke Practices
  • Working with Therapeutic groups
  • Practices for PAD & Heart Failure
  • Practices for Diabetes & PVD
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • COPD & Cystic Fibrosis
  • Addictions
  • Meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • Cancer
  • Searching and using Research Articles in Yoga Therapy
  • Professional Issues of Yoga Therapists

 

THE LEADING INSTRUCTOR & YOGA THERAPIST

Evi Dimitriadou is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the British Council of Yoga Therapy, a member of 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 Yoga Campus in London and 1 year at the Aura Wellness in USA as well as being a Student of Physiotherapy with Manchester University for 3 years.

She has given more than 1500 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 does with her on-going support. 

Yoga Therapy Greece is a Member School 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 loveable place.

It is in the northern Peloponnese, near Xylokastro. Built in an altitude of 700 meters offers a milder climate and it 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 (circa 2 hours).
Distance from Kiato railway station to Noosfera Estate: 57 Km (circa 50 min). We recommend you take the train from the airport until Kiato which is 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 cosy living room with its amazing view from the bay windows, the lovely dining room, the pergola (overlooking the surrounding mountains and on the horizon the sea) where the summer dining room lies and the kitchen where 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 building complex are located ten elegant rooms all with private bathroom and equipped with mini-fridges.  The very beautifully appointed guest rooms are designed without phones or TVs in order to maximize time for quiet, peaceful reflection and renewal. They have been named after trees, herbs and flowers and are each decorated accordingly down to the last detail – soft pillows on the couch, orthopaedic mattresses, duvets and sheets of excellent quality.

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

The owners Maria and Julia built this property for their own retreats and this shows everywhere with their unique personal touch from the 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 website of the retreat https://www.noosfera.gr/en/.

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

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunches
  • Private massage
  • Beach towel
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers from and to the airport (although share rides among participants are facilitated where possible).
1. Is the Yoga Therapy Diploma accredited by Yoga Alliance?

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

2. Can I come early and stay later?

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

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

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

4. When will I graduate and receive my diploma?

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

5. 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 the assignments, case studies and practicum are a large part of the learning process, especially considering the mentoring that that you will receive. You also will lose the possibility of using this 400 hour training as a foundation of the 800 hour training leading to C – IAYT.

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

Then you will be issued 300 hours of certification.

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

IAYT have extremely high standards and accredits only a minimum 800 hours training.

8. How does the 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 get an e mail with guidelines and then we 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 a one to one setting or in a group setting.

9. How can I work as a Yoga Therapist?

Upon completion of the 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 centres, physiotherapy centres, and community centres in collaboration with homoeopathists, physiotherapists, psychotherapists, nutritionists etc. But you would have to check your countries specific requirements for certain health care jobs.

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

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

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

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

12. As lunch is not included what are my options

For lunch the centre will offer a reasonable 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.

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

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

14. What are the modules of the 2nd optional part of 400 hours (giving a total of 800 accredited hours) for C-IAYT ?

20 full days with the leading Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist where the leading yoga therapist gives yoga therapy to clients, repeat, remind and deepen in the shared practices and principles and the participants give yoga therapies to other participants and real clients.   

I feel very grateful for the sharing of all this valuable information which has direct application to my teaching and my personal practice. I felt well looked after regarding all the aspects of organising, accommodation, decent vegetarian food and off course the training itself. Thanks for everything

Katrine Bregengaard

Yoga Teacher, Denmark

I am very happy with the course. I got more than I expected because Evi gives out all her knowledge and experience. Evi loves it in such a way that it makes it easy for the students to apprehend. Thank you so much for preparing the training which benefits so much the yoga community.

Juli Wellish

Yoga Instructor, Santo Dominico

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