The main focus of our training will be uniting the traditional practices of Alignment based Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa style with Ayurveda Immersion. This program is designed for those of you who want to become certified yoga teachers and /or deepen your knowledge of the relationship between these two ancient practices, deepen your yoga practice and gain a foundational understanding through an in-depth study of yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences originally designed to be practiced together which can lead us to the highest truth of our innermost self. Our immersion style of Yoga and Ayurvedic training allows you to personally experience the benefits of daily self-care such as seasonal eating, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. Apart from finding your dosha and understanding of how this ancient system works, we will study Ayurveda’s philosophy and its take on topics such as digestion, nutrition, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Immersion into Yogic studies is a profound and beneficial life changing experience. In this training, you will be taught the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga, functional anatomy and alignment to safely create vinyasa classes and learn how to create yoga sequences for your own practice, including ways to plan classes and design sequences guided by the Ayurvedic principles. Immerse yourself for 26 days at our seaside eco-retreat center. Classes, accommodations, organic locally sourced farm to table meals are included; your only responsibility once you arrive is to leave the outside world behind to take in, absorb, and live the teachings of yoga. Yoga teachers’ trainings are not just for advanced students or for those who wish to teach yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training is for you if:
You want to become a certified yoga teacher taught by professional and inspiring teachers
You want to learn about Ayurveda/what it is/how it works/learn ways to daily self care
Learn how to teach and practice yoga according to Ayurvedic principles
You want to deepen your practice
You want to learn how to safely explore poses for your own unique body
You want to interact with a like-minded community and make long lasting connections
You want a solid foundation in a holistic healing practice for body, mind and spirit.
You are ready to recharge and reconnect with the vibrancy that life has to offer.
You want to fulfill your dream of teaching yoga
Our 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training program offers our students the skills to explore yoga for optimal health, self-transformation, and personal growth. Our curriculum includes a specially designed blend of alignment based Hatha yoga and gentle Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Ayurvedic Yoga; anatomy, philosophy, physiology, psychology and the wisdom of ancient yoga within 200 hours of instruction. During this training you will be given a lot of information and guidelines on the theory and practice of Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda. We will cover asanas/postures, meditation, anatomy, alignment, pranayama and breath awareness. We will study yoga philosophy, the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, introduction in Tantra Philosophy, learn about the schools of Yoga and how Yoga evolved over the years and its history. A lot of attention will be given in Functional Anatomy and physiology as well as principles of alignment and explore creative languaging to cue a variety of poses and sequences. We will work together as a team, exploring with curiosity. We will listen, study, practice as a group and individually; we will exchange opinions, thoughts and understanding. The practice of yoga is different for everyone and each one will adapt the practice and the teachings to their own needs. It is within this process and personal experience that lies at the center and the source of our work. Through this process, you will find the courage and inspiration to share what you’ve learned and experienced. Your footpath will flourish gradually, your role as a yoga teacher will become stronger, and you will find clarity and self-confidence along the way.
Alignment based Hatha yoga
Introduction to Yoga, philosophy and yogic lifestyle
In depth Ayurveda study
Yoga Alliance-USA certified yoga teacher training program. Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Sunrise Meditation on the beach
Residential Teacher Training, accommodation on the beach, sunrise meditations, nature walks/ Yoga center is adjacent to the pristine Aegean sea
24 nights / 25 days accommodation
Yoga practice, alignment, anatomy, teaching methodology, and philosophy
Creative ways to explore and find your own voice as a yoga teacher
Surprise events with guest teachers
Group of maximum 14 people
Experienced professional teachers
Farm to table, locally sourced, organic meals
Okreblue is an authentic, self-contained yoga retreat center located on the Greek Island of Paros. Our seaside eco-retreat center overlooks the azure Aegean Sea. You can easily walk to “secret” sandy beaches with private coves and crystal waters. Our tastefully decorated accommodations, with private, en-suite bathrooms, are located on the same campus as 3, large, well equipped, open-air, indoor yoga shalas. The tranquil atmosphere of the center and its location among cedar groves and the pristine sea makes guests feel welcome and comfortable. Many return year after year, describing Okreblue as their “Home away from Home”. Okreblue retreat center offers the perfect environment to reconnect with mind, body, spirit, and nature.
We are proud to be pioneers in reducing the use of plastics on the island by not using single use plastics or toxic chemicals at our facility. We work closely in collaboration with local environmental groups and other businesses to reduce plastic pollution on our beaches and sea. We offer filtered water to our guests and reclaim the water from our facility to use in our gardens. We use only natural, bio-degradable cleaning products and toiletries We are dedicated to the health of the planet and the humans that occupy it.