1 June
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18 June 2022

200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training with Liz Heffernan & Molly Masaoka

200 Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training with Liz Heffernan & Molly Masaoka

1 June
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18 June
18 days - 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Greece offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment

Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.
This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Greece offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

The instruction will cover a wide range of techniques including postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life-affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear anatomy-informed principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in postures. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.
The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing, supine, seated and prone.  Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.
Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each teacher to adopt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of class types, including all levels vinyasa Yoga, alignment-based classes, foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.
Our 200 Hour Teacher Training Curriculum Guide & Course Prospectus has complete program information including a full course description with learning objectives and a frequently asked question list.  Please request a copy via the form at the bottom of this page.

Please note: This teacher training program is approved with Yoga Alliance (Y.A.) and graduates are eligible to register with Y.A. as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200). The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on Liz’s registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with the Y.A. Registry as the Y.A. Registry does not certify therapists, solely yoga teachers.

SCHEDULE

Arrival Day
Check-in 4:00 pm
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
7:30–9:00 pm Evening Program

Typical Daily Schedule
6:15-7:30 am Sunrise beach meditation, pranayama, chanting, gentle morning yoga
7:30-8:00 am Morning smoothies
8:00-10:00 am Yoga asana practice
10:00-11:15 am  Brunch & swimming at the beach
11:15-2:00 pm  Techniques and teaching methodology includes sequencing and/or pose study with alignment
2:00-5:00 pm  Philosophy, anatomy and/or practice teaching
5:00-6:30 pm  Dinner & a break for sunset
6:30-8:30 pm Restorative, therapeutic practice, Yoga Nidra, individual study and/or group work

Departure Day
9:00-10:00 am Brunch
Check out 11:00 am
(Please note: there will be one full day off mid-way through the program to explore, rest or catch up on your studies)

PRICING

Tuition Cost:
$2497 USD includes yoga teacher training tuition, a comprehensive 200 page Yoga Teacher Training Manual, lifetime access to our 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training content, an essential resource to support you as you move out into the world teaching yoga, as needed mentoring after the program ends.

Housing and Food Costs: Includes morning smoothies, two meals per day (brunch/dinner). Due by March 15, 2022* *or if registering at a later date within two weeks of registering
Triple Room 1522 Euros (~ $1841 USD)
Double Room 1607 Euros (~$1944 USD)
Single Room 2032 Euros (~$2458 USD)
*Exchange rates vary day to day.

A $500 USD deposit will reserve your space and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above. Retreat costs (housing and food) are due three months prior to the start date of the program or within two weeks of registering and your final tuition payment is due no later than one month prior to the program start date. If you would like to discuss alternate arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to work something out.

If cancellation is necessary due to covid related travel restrictions, student’s deposit, retreat expenses and tuition will be fully refundable. In all other circumstances, due to the logistics involved in planning residential programs in retreat settings, we regret that we are unable to issue deposit/tuition/housing refunds 60 days or less prior to program start date. In the case of an emergency, with written documentation, we will gladly apply all payments, minus the deposit, toward a future retreat/training with Soma Yoga Institute.

FOOD

Suresh, Okreblue’s talented Indian chef, prepares healthy fusion Mediterranean Indian cuisine using organic ingredients, the majority of which are picked fresh daily from Okreblue’s organic garden. Morning smoothies, a vegetarian brunch, and a vegetarian dinner are provided for yoga teacher training participants each day.  Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets are accommodated upon request.

You may also like to visit Okreblue’s Café that serves light meals and drinks in a wonderful, chilled out atmosphere with lovely sea views. Their menu includes breakfast items, salads, cold plates, smoothies with superfoods, raw vegetarian & vegan sweet delights, herbal teas, organic honey and Tacchini (a local specialty).

MORE INFORMATION

For more info please contact Liz at somayogainstitute@gmail.com

Liz Heffernan & Molly Masaoka

Liz Heffernan
E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is an international yoga teacher and Integrative Yoga Therapist. ​She draws from over two decades of personal yoga practice, 24 years of teaching and extensive training in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Ashtanga and Anusara. She currently directs and leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops in worldwide locations, provides unique one-to-one mentoring for yoga teachers wishing to improve their skills and delivery, instructs daily yoga classes and offers private therapeutic sessions. Additionally, Liz serves as a mentor-faculty member for the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy 1000 hour.

Molly Masaoka
Innately perceptive and wildly passionate, Molly applies a level of determination and delight to her yoga instruction that’s truly one of a kind. Her approach is focused and intense; a union of effort and surrender that she believes is key to unlocking one’s deepest level of awareness and joy.

While the core of Molly’s teaching is alignment-based flow and restorative yoga, there is a deep level of therapeutic guidance that governs all she offers—from her public classes, workshops, and private sessions to her ongoing teacher training programs and festival courses.

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