You are investing in the gold standard of yoga teacher training. Dive deep into yogic study, practice with like-minded yogis, and cultivate new friendships, cultural experiences, laughter, self-discovery, and adventure. Shake up the routine of your day-to-day life and immerse yourself in what you truly love!
Our Teacher Training is one of the most dynamic and highly respected programs in the world. Continually refined and improved for nearly 30 years, the YogaWorks program maintains its excellent reputation as a training ground for world-class teachers and serious practitioners.
The 300-Hour Program puts into practice and deepens the fundamentals covered in the 200-Hour Training,
and focuses specifically on the following areas:
- Sharpen Your Practical Classroom Skills — create intelligent and thoughtfully themed sequences,
hone your hands-on adjustments, teach advanced asana, refine your classroom voice/presence,
receive regular teaching critiques & mentoring sessions from Senior Trainers
- Expand Your Yoga-Philosophy Foundation – Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika,
- Deepen Your Subtle-Body Practices — Pranayama, Meditation, Chakra studies, Mindfulness
- Diversify Your Teaching Repertoire — Injury Management, Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga,
Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga Nidra
- Solidify Your Vision as a Teacher/Practitioner – Develop and create a Final Project that will
manifest your “next step” of professional development
In-class instruction will be led Sunday through Friday. Saturdays are free to explore or simply relax! All lectures and practices will be held at the yoga studio on the Okreblue property.
Daily Schedule (Please note that this schedule may vary depending upon circumstances)
- 06:30 – 07:00am: Light Snack – coffee, tea, fruit
- 07:00 – 11:00am: Morning Session: Asana Practice, Themed Workshop/Lectures
- 11:00 – 12:00pm: Full Brunch
- 12:00 – 02:00pm: Afternoon Session: Themed Workshop/Lectures, Teaching-Skills Practicum
- 02:00 – 04:00pm: Free Time
- 04:00 – 08:00pm: Evening Session: Mentor Sessions, Targeted Practice Teach, Evening Practice
- 08:00 – 09:00pm: Dinner
One of Greece’s sparkling Mediterranean jewels, the island of Paros is home to our chosen retreat center, which offers guests an endless array of quiet places to meditate and reflect. Located on scenic Filizi beach, Okreblue embraces both the sun and sea, allowing visiting yogis to breathe in the rhythms and sounds of nature within the center’s two indoor-outdoor yoga spaces.
All participants will be housed for 28 nights in shared or private rooms. Nestled among the property’s aromatic cedar trees and thyme plants, all rooms feature one to three* full beds, en-suite bathrooms, simple furnishings, natural light, and portable heating units; most have verandas and kitchenettes, featuring sinks, kettles, and mini-fridges. Rooms are a few footsteps from sandy (and swimmable) Santa Maria beach.
Check In: Saturday, 5 October 2019 after 2:00pm
Check Out: Saturday, 2 November 2019 by 11:00am
Okreblue Retreat Center serves fresh, healthy vegan and vegetarian food — using abundant organic produce from their own organic farm – at the in-house Caretta Healthy Restaurant & Cafe. It is a wonderful venue to relax, enjoy a light meal or raw smoothie, or purchase organic Greek specialties, such as honey, tahini, and olive oil. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know on your training registration form. Caretta is open all day and offers free Wi-Fi.
You will have plenty of time to explore on your own or with your fellow yogis! Okreblue can assist with planning day trips and arranging transportation. Local activities include visiting nearby beaches, enjoying a spa treatment, hiking amid spectacular views, or exploring local villages and cultural sites
Anna Zorzou (Lead Mentor): An Athens native and former professional basketball player, Anna has steadily built the YogaWorks community within Greece and Cyprus over the past decade, and is currently a yoga consultant for both Holmes Place sports clubs and the Greek fitness-certification organization, G.R.A.F.T.S. Primarily influenced by YogaWorks, Integrative Yoga Therapy, and Birthlight systems, Anna’s teaching mirrors her upbeat and compassionate personality, motivating students to trust their inner teacher as a path to deeper self-awareness. annazorzou.com
David Kim (Lead Mentor): A former journalist, L.A.-based David leads both Yogaworks and Yin Yoga trainings in over 12 countries. Dedicated to the path of jnana (knowledge), David initiated his foundational studies with the Iyengar family, Ashtanga founder Pattabhi Jois, and other master teachers of the Krishnamacharya lineage. He continually explores yoga’s evolutionary frontiers with Yin mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, and other pioneers of the Mindfulness, Anatomy, and Movement fields. His online yoga videos can be found at MyYogaWorks.com. davidkimyoga.com
Mia Togo (Visiting Mentor): One of L.A.’s most popular teachers, Mia recently relocated to London, and now offers her signature, heart-forward vinyasa classes at Triyoga and Heartcore studios. A certified Life Coach and former professional dancer, Mia integrates her dynamic understanding of asana and movement, with an emphasis on cultivating physical and emotional space in order for personal truths to flow. Mia shares this soul-healing approach as a beloved teacher mentor, as well as in her live studio classes and via online videos at MyYogaWorks.com. miatogo.com
Jeanne Heileman (Visiting Mentor): Founder of Tantra Flow Yoga™, Jeanne combines her 30+ years of practice and over 20 years of teaching experience into a signature yoga style that integrates energy-focused asana, Ayurveda, and mindfulness. A classically trained dancer and actress, Jeanne studied with master yogis — including primary mentors Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait — from many traditions, and is particularly celebrated for her animated and accessible Subtle Body teachings, drawn from the Tantra lineage. jeanneheileman.com
Jodie Rufty (Visiting Mentor): Senior Trainer and East Coast Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks In NYC, Jodie has taught yoga for 25 years on both U.S. coasts. Mentored by Alan Finger (ISHTA) and Alison West, Jodie co-founded and launched yoga studios in New York and Croatia in the early 2000s. A published author (“The Art of Yoga Sequencing,” 2008) and Reiki master, Jodie has been blessed to study with myriad Master Teachers, drawing much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from “the hugging saint” Amritanandamayi (“Amma”). jodieruftyyoga.com
Sarah Scharf (Visiting Mentor): Austria-based Sarah is a certified Relax & Renew™ trainer, whose teaching style emphasizes rejuvenation, whether from strong vinyasa flow or peaceful restoratives. With a Master’s degree in physical theatre, Sarah channels her gift for communication in all her offerings, including Restorative, Pregnancy, and Post-Natal Yoga. A senior assistant to mentor Judith Hanson Lasater, Sarah previously taught for top London studios (YogaCampus, The Life Centre, Triyoga) before relocating to Vienna’s YogaKula studio. sarahscharf.com
We recommend that you book an international flight directly to Athens (ATH), and then take the short connecting flight (typically Aegean or Olympic airlines) to Paros (PAS). From Paros airport, the quickest route to Okreblue is via taxi. We will create a Contact List and private Facebook Group for those of you who want to arrange and share taxi transfers with each other.
Autumn in Paros is lovely. Pleasant warm days are perfect for hiking outdoors, and cool nights allow for comfortable sleep. Average temperatures are mid-low-70s F (22C) daytime, and mid-60s F (17C) evenings.
Wi-Fi is available in public areas of Okreblue, but not inside most rooms. Okreblue does NOT accept credit cards. Please exchange your desired spending money into Euros upon arrival in Europe, preferably at Athens airport or a similarly large European hub. For the best exchange rate, consider withdrawing cash from a local European ATM with a bank card that does not charge foreign-exchange or foreign-transaction fees.
What’s Included in Your Program Price:
● 300-Hour Program Tuition
● 300-Hour YogaWorks Teacher Training Manual
● 28 nights accommodation at Okreblue Retreat Center
● Daily Full Brunch & Dinner
● Six (6) months of free MyYogaWorks Online access
How To Register:
Submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit online via the YogaWorks website.
Here is a direct link for registration: https://www.yogaworks.com/yoga-teacher-training/300-hour-paros-october-2019/
If you are unable to register online, we can arrange a call with the YogaWorks office to process your tuition
payment over the phone. Contact: Aubrey Elizaga at (310) 664-6470 ext 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also send tuition payment via bank wire:
*Please request a document with information about how to execute the wire.
*Please be aware that many banks will charge wire fees. Check with your bank for the exact amount.
*Please send a confirmation email that the wire has been sent to the YogaWorks account.
*We will confirm with you when the wire has been received.
To enroll in the full 300-Hour Program located in Paros, Greece, students are required to be a graduate of a 200-Hour YogaWorks teacher training. If you did not complete your 200-Hour Teacher Training with YogaWorks, you will be required to take a Bridge Program prior to attending the 300-Hour Program.
You will have TWO options to complete a Bridge Program**:
1) Attend 75 Hours of any of our Nor Cal, L.A., or N.Y. YogaWorks 200-Hour Programs, free of charge. Contact us for a schedule and additional details. 2) Pre-Training Coursework: Reading assignments and homework will be assigned as a requirement prior to attending the 300-Hour Program located in Paros, Greece. This Pre-Training Coursework will include the 200-Hour Teacher Training manuals & FB Group Support. Total Additional Cost: $150 USD
**Options stated above are only available to students who have paid in full for the 300-Hour Paros Destination Teacher Training. Not applicable to other 300-Hour Program.
Class-Taking Requirements: Students are required to take four (4) additional yoga classes before the program start date to experience different styles, levels and methodologies. You will be given a form to complete these requirements and the form is due on the first day of your training. Online classes, home practice, or workshops are not acceptable.