Okreblue and Sasy’s Yoga Life is excited to offer our first, Yoga Alliance registered, 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training course; 12 September – 9 October 2020, led by our founder/ director/resident Yoga teacher; Sasy Chasomeri, along with her personally selected team of professional yoga teachers.
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 28 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:
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.
Daily Breakfast/brunch and dinner is included with the training. You will be nourished by the food grown in Okreblue’s own organic gardens. Our private chefs offers daily sumptuous organic, Indian/Mediterranean infused farm to table vegetarian meals from our gardens or locally sourced, supporting our island farmers. All of our meals are served in our café /dining hall Caretta. Everything Okreblue is offering on the table is homemade with carefully selected organic ingredients. Caretta has a large, covered, outdoor, community gathering area that overlooks the sea for dining, journaling, or just resting in the comfort of the cool breeze. Tea and coffee are available all day at Okreblue’s restaurant/lounge.
Vegan, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free diets and other special diets can be accommodated upon request.
Apart from our included meals, the café is open daily and serves light meals and drinks. The menu includes breakfast items, salads, cold plates, smoothies with superfoods, raw, vegetarian & vegan desserts, herbal teas, and other healthy items.
Okreblue is dedicated to the health of our planet and we do not use single use plastics in the kitchen. We offer filtered water to our guests and reclaim the water from our facility to use in our gardens. All kitchen waste is composted and used in our garden. We use only natural, bio-degradable cleaning products and toiletries.
This training will take place at Okreblue Eco Yoga retreat center. 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. For more information about the venue please visit okreblue.com
06:30 – 07:30 Meditation/ pranayama
07:30 – 07:45 Tea break
07:45 – 10:00 Asana Yoga practice
10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:30 – 14:00 Theory teaching/philosophy/anatomy/methodology
14:00 – 16:00 Beach break/ rest and enjoy the sun and Okreblue’s beach
16:00 – 17:30 Theory teaching
17:30 – 19:00 Asana Practice/Yoga Nidra/Restorative/Yin Yoga
19:00 -19:30 Personal time with the lead teacher/answer questions/sharing etc. (if needed)
19:30 Dinner time and free time
22:00 Bed time
During the course of 28 days you will have one day off every week. Most likely every Monday. Meals are included during these days.
During the course, there will be given 2 Ayurvedic Cooking classes