200 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Soma Yoga Institute

200 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Soma Yoga Institute

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.


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)


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.


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


Liz Heffernan, Peggy Profant & 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.

Peggy Profant,

E-RYT 500, Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor, Certified Life Coach, YACEP

Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500, and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, is a playful, passionate and adventurous spirit who is on a lifelong path of Yoga.

She first discovered Kripalu yoga and changed the course of her life in her formative teen years in 1980.  Yoga kept her sane through her academic years in college as she pursued a degree in Environmental Education.

Molly Masaoka,

E-RYT500, Owner Yoga Centered Yoga Studio

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.

Since discovering yoga more than 15 years ago, Molly has studied with some of the world’s most renowned instructors most notably the founder of Smart Flow Yoga, Annie Carpenter, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty and Don Stapelton from Nosara Yoga Institute.

She credits Annie for giving her the skills to teach intentional alignment and sequencing, Don for the ability to encourage self-inquiry and Chuck for finding the unity in all things.

For the past seven years, Molly has also been the owner and director of Yoga Centered Studio on the Big Island of Hawaii. In addition, she leads workshops, retreats and teacher trainings all over Hawaii.

Ultimately Molly considers herself a student of life. She is constantly drawing inspiration from the world around her, and most recently the newest addition to her family, her son, Reef. Her hope is to inspire others to share the practices of yoga that have so positively impacted her life.

“The yoga mat is a microcosm for who you are,” says Molly. “It’s not about how good you are at handstands or how flexible you are, it’s about how you approach life. Yoga reveals this and so much more. It’s about discovering who we are and finding acceptance right then and there in that very moment.”



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