1 June
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18 June 2020

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

Price includes Teacher Training Tuition, Meals & Housing
The Greece teacher training program cost includes your room, two meals per day (brunch/dinner), teacher training tuition, and a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual. All prices listed are in US dollars. Prices vary base on housing preference as follows:
Triple: $3297 USD
Double: $3597 USD
Single: $4347 USD

Registration, Deposit & Tuition Payment Schedule
Tuition Payments
A $500 USD deposit will reserve your space in the Greece 200 hour teacher training program and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above.  Your retreat (room and board) portion of the tuition is due three months prior to the start date of the program or when registering after the three-month mark within two weeks of registration.   Your remaining 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.

Refund Policy
The program deposit is non-refundable for the Greece program. Due to the logistics involved in planning residential retreat programs, we regret that we are unable to issue retreat and tuition refunds 60 days or less prior to program start date. In the case of an emergency, with written documentation, we will gladly apply the tuition payment, minus the deposit, toward a future retreat/training with Soma Yoga Institute. 

FOOD

Daily breakfast/brunch and dinner is included with the retreat. You will be nourished by the food grown in Okreblue’s own organic gardens. Our private chefs offer daily sumptuous organic, Indian/Mediterranean infused farm to table vegetarian meals from our garden or local farmers. All of our meals are served in our cafe /dining hall Caretta.
Vegan, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free diets and other special diets can be accommodated upon request.
Apart from our included meals, the cafe is open daily and serves light meals and drinks. Tea as well as drinking filtered water is available all day.

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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