By an experienced C-IAYT Yoga Therapist of YOGA THERAPY GREECE

Modified due Covid 19 into

12 days live on-line from 11th – 24th July 2020 &

10 days in July 2021 at the Noosfera Estate, Greece

(Plus details of optional 800 hours Yoga Therapy Studies)

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 256 contact hours. 108 hours live on-line over 12 days in July 2020, 90 hours in 10 days at the Noosfera centre in Greece in July 2021 and in between spread over 10 months via 13 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. 
  • By completing  this 400 hour training it would mean you can continue towards the 800 hours training. 

    Our 400 hours Yoga Therapy Training program

  • 108 Live on-line teaching in 12 days in July 2020
  • 90 contact hours in 10 days residential training in July 2021, in Greece
  • 13 webinars of 4 hours within a year making 52 contact hours
  • 6 hours of personal supervisions on Skype in 3 case studies. Plus 14 hours personal feedback for case studies assignments
  • 100 hours of practicum with your own clients

2nd Optional part of 400 hours (giving a total of 800 hours) 

  • 210 contact hours in 3 weeks Training in July/August 2021, in Greece, or split between 1 week summer 2021 and 2 weeks summer 2022. (note you will already be in Greece in summer 2021 for part 1)
  • 12 webinars of 4 hours within a year making 48 contact hours
  • 6 personal supervisions and 14 hours in personal feedback for 3 case studies and assignments
  • 122 hours of practicum with your own clients.


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

  1. 12 days live on-line teaching with the leading Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist in July 2020 and 10 days residential in July 2021 at the Noosfera Centre in Greece.
  • 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. 20 hours of personal supervision and guidance through emails & skype
  • For the 3 case studies with real clients of yours
  • For the 122 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 450 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 a minimum of one year teaching experience and personal practice.

Learning Tools/Modalities of our 2nd Optional part of 400 hours (giving a total of 800 hours) 

  1. 15 full days residential training in Greece with the leading Certified and Experienced Yoga Therapist. 12 webinars, supervisions and feedback
  • 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 intensive 400 hours Yoga Therapy Training starts on-line on Friday 10th of July 2020 and finishes on Friday  24th July 2020.  It takes place for 14 days including 2 free days, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020.

1st & 2nd day – 2 days Methodology of 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Sessions, we introduce how

  • 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 theraputic 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

 3rd to 5th day – 3 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
  • Explore Arthritis and Osteoporosis and relevant practices

6th & 7th day – 2 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 time, where all these elements are incorporated and explained in practice.

{ 2 FREE DAYS – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July }

8th day – 1 day 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.

9th to 11th day – 3 days Yoga for Medical Conditions

Immunity, Auto- Immune of Neurological, Endocrine, Digestive System, Functional disorders, Respiratory & Cardiovascular health issues. We will learn about the function of the Immune, Endocrine, Digestive and Cardiorespiratory System and how does Yoga affects them.

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

12th day – Close up -Case Studies-working with Groups-Assignments-Supervisions-Practicum. Time for questions. 


9:30-10:30 PRACTICE

10:30-14:30 LECTURES 

16.00-20:00 LECTURES

The Residential in July 2021 will be 9 days of training, 10 hours per day where we will refresh what you have learnt so far, work on any weaknesses, go into some matters in more depth and you will have the opportunity to see live Yoga Therapy given to students by Evi the lead instructor. Also you will give Yoga Therapy and have feedback in order to refine what you do.



For the 400 hours throughout the year.

This will be in form of a presentation of a previous Yoga Therapy, showing the 4 sessions given with a real client. This is in the same record format as students will have to prepare their case studies with their own clients.

There will also be some webinars of special interest

  1. Structural Case Studies Webinar-Lower back -Shoulders and Neck
  2. Scoliosis Cases Webinar – Double Scoliosis- Left Lumbar Scoliosis
  3. Adapt Practices Webinar – Working with 2 different clients with Osteoporosis
  4. Chair Yoga Webinar – Working with elderly – working with Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Mental Health Case Studies Webinar – Anxiety- Depression
  6. Women’s Health Case Studies Webinar – Incontinence -Trauma
  7. Meditation and Yoga Nidra Webinar
  8. Searching, using Research Articles and Prepare Presentation Webinar
  9. Deepening in Ayurveda webinar
  10. Auto- immune Conditions Webinar – Rheumatoid Arthritis- Sjogren’s
  11. Respiratory Cases Webinar -Bronchiectasis -Asthma
  12. Cancer Webinar – Breast Cancer Case – Metastatic Cancer
  13. Working with Therapeutic groups Webinar – Hypertension – Diabetes


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

  1. Addictions & Grief Webinar
  2. Mental Health Case Studies Webinar – Insomnia- Headache
  3. Chronic Pain Webinar- Spine fusion -Spine surgery
  4. Brain Injury and Stroke Webinar- Stroke and Post stroke pain
  5. ADHD & Seizures Cases webinar
  6. Parkinson & Guillen Barre Webinar
  7. PAD & Heart Failure Webinar
  8. Working with Therapeutic groups webinar -HIV – Anxiety
  9. Presentation of participants case studies Webinar
  10. Presentation of participants case studies Webinar
  11. Presentation of participants case studies Webinar
  12. Presentation of participants case studies Webinar



    Evi Dimitriadou is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the  International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-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 graduate of Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute in the Clinical Applications of Yoga Therapy, she also 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 2000 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 in 2021

    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


    • 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.

    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

    Yoga Therapy Training 2019

    A very well organized Yoga Therapy Training with excellent material by a wonderful teacher who helps you open your wings and find your own path. It is great to have her next to me as an advisor and mentor!!! Thank you very much Evi!!

    Katerina Tasiani, Yoga Teacher

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