Discover Yourself & 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Retreat
A Complete 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Training Retreat by Evi Dimitriadou, certified Yoga Therapist by the British Council of Yoga Therapists, Graduate of Yoga Therapy Studies in YogaCampus, with over 600 hours Yoga Therapy Training and over a 1000 private and individualized Yoga Therapy Sessions.
This Yoga Therapy Training Retreat forms the basis of Yoga Therapy, a powerful way for mental and physical health and is based on the way personalized Yoga Sessions are conducted according to the International Organization of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Gurus such as Krishnamacharya, Desikachar, Gary Kraftsow and others.
If you are a yoga practitioner, this retreat will enable you to learn for yourself what are the most appropriate practices for you. You will explore wider horizons in your practice, as you will come up with suitable practices for you such as postures, breathing exercises, mantras, mudras, relaxation and meditation based on your needs and priorities in physical, emotional, spiritual level.
If you are a yoga teacher, these 6 days will help you to spread your wings as you discover the most creative, independent approach to yoga teaching, and explore how to incorporate all elements of Yoga such as mantras, mudras, vayus, chakras, doshas, koshas into an individualized therapeutic approach and provide precise response to your clients’ needs.
By the end of this short but intense retreat you will have a solid base of knowledge and experience, and be able to design specific therapeutic practices for your students or yourself.
In these 6 days Yoga Therapy Retreat in Crete we learn which are the most suitable practices for you and the reasons they are good for you based on your goals and priorities, the postural, movement, breathing assessment, your ayurvedic constitution and your whole being at every level.
This is a truly empowering yoga therapy retreat that will enable you to learn not only the most suitable practices for you in terms of asanas, breathing techniques, mudras, mantras, relaxation and meditation but to discover yourself through the way you breath, you stand and move and through your ayurvedic consitution.
The 1-2-1 Yoga Therapy Retreat covers in 6 training days and 30 hours:
1. "How to assess the way we breathe and recognize which Vayu is in imbalance". By recognizing the way someone breaths we learn much more than someone can imagine, and by selecting the appropriate breathing exercises as well as the appropriate yoga postures we use yoga as a psychosomatic intervention to restore balance in the energy of the practitioner.
2. "How to interpret the way we stand ". At the very beginning of a yoga practice we learn the way to recognize the body tendencies. We learn to notice from the bottom to the top of the body specific parts so that there are no unnoticed elements that are decisive for the design of an individualized practice either in a therapeutic or developmental context.
3. "How to do a Movement Assessment". Besides learning how to assess the way we stand we learn the appropriate practices and the reasons behind the ones we choose to use in order to reveal the extent of the movement in the areas we want to focus on according to the practitioner’s priorities and to design an ideal personalized and modified program.
4. "How to Recognize the Ayurvedic profile/dosha". We learn how to recognize characters through simple questions and body /face characteristics in order to choose the most appropriate way of practice, incorporating all the yoga tools such as mantras , mudras and visualizations.
5. "How to use Yoga Props in Practice & Restorative Yoga according to the Chakras and Vayus". We learn how to use Yoga Props such as chairs, bolsters, blankets, bricks & blocks, sandbags, eyebags, and walls so that everybody can easily get into postures to obtain the best possible benefits. We also learn restorative practices focusing on the physical needs, vayus and chakras that need attention. It is the only part of the teachers training course that has strong influences from Iyengar Yoga and Judith Lasater teachings.
6. How to prepare a practice sheets with stick figures and breathing information to show the asanas and breathing.
We practice all the above in real Yoga Therapy Sessions.
On Saturday evening is the welcoming, allocation of the accommodation and dinner, while on the following Saturday morning after breakfast is the departure by 11:00, unless you stay for the other week.
The training takes place in the morning 8.00-10.00 and in the afternoon 17.00-20.00, starting on Sunday morning and finishing on Friday evening.
Sunday morning pavamuktasana practice in a meditative way.
Sunday afternoon we learn how to establish the goals and priorities of the yoga practices based on our needs on physical, energetical, psychological and spiritual level.
Monday is dedicated on learning how to recognize the way we stand and move.
Tuesday is dedicated on learning how to recognize the way we breath and how we can breathe with our full potential, affecting all the levels of our being.
Wednesday is dedicated on learning our ayurvedic profile and about the function of our chakras and the most suitable yoga style and yoga practices for each of you, based on your ayurvedic constitution.
Thursday morning we learn about how to use the yoga props in our practice and relaxation based on the previous assessments and ayurvedic profile.
Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and afternoon we establish and practice the most suitable practices for each person, so to know what to do for the rest of her/his life as a yoga practitioner or yoga instructor.
What is included:
30 hours of teaching (5 hours a day for 6 days)
Yoga props and mats
Notes and Yoga Alliance Certificate
7 nights’ accommodation
6 daily transfers to and back from the beaches/town
Clean linen, hand and bath towels.
What is not included:
Airport Transfers, although we do help group people together to reduce costs
Private Yoga Therapy Sessions limited to only one person per day (we advise to book in advance).
Private Acupressure Sessions
Tai Chi Lessons
The Yoga Therapy Training takes place in a beautiful natural retreat location in Crete, in the south region of Chania, in the small and green village of Azogires, 10 minutes drive from the picturesque small town of Palaiochora and many amazing sandy beaches.
Azogires is one of the greenest and coolest villages in Crete, located in the White Mountains. There is a small tavern which is a 2 minute walk from where you stay. Here you can buy lunch, drinks etc. Azogires is a perfect place to relax where you can take peaceful walks in the woods, visit the small monastry, the village church, explore some local caves or simply spend time in the hammock or seats listening to the stream as it flows over the rocks and through the woodland.
The Hotel in Azogires has 8 large simple double and triple rooms with balconies and amazing views over the mountains and the sea.
It has a big indoor wooden floored yoga room and a big shaded (with grapevines) open air terrace overlooking the sea and the mountains for breakfast and dinners.
For breakfast you help yourself to fresh fruits, local honey, Greek yogurt, bread and jams.
It has a big communal kitchen open at all times that you can use to prepare a meal or a hot drink including medicinal Cretan mountain teas.
There is also a washing machine that can be used for a small fee.
The breakfast and dinners are traditional Cretan reputedly the healthiest food in the world, locally sourced, organic, vegetarian really tasty and cooked by a highly respected local chef.
Daily transfers to the beaches and town are included after breakfast (around 11.00am) and from the beaches and town to the hotel (around 14.30pm)
You book a flight to Chania International Airport arriving on Saturday.
From Chania you can take a taxi to Azogires (1.5 hour drive / 90 Euros through an amazing landscape, which is arranged by us in order to take advantage of the possibility to share it with other participants) or a bus from the main bus station in Chania to Palaiochora (10 Euros) and from Palaiochora a taxi to Azogires (8 minutes 15 Euros).
Alternatively, you can take the boat to Chania from Piraeus port that departs every night at 21.00 and arrives at Chania port at around 6.00 in the morning.
Prices based on sharing a Double or Triple Room
Early Bird 800 Euros for 1 week – 250 Euros deposit by end of April
Full Price 900 Euros – subject to availability – 300 Euros deposit
Early Bird 1500 Euros for 2 consecutive weeks – 500 Euros deposit by end of April
Full Price 1700 Euros – subject to availability – 600 Euros deposit
Single Occupancy Supplement is 250 Euros per week.
Price for a partner not attending the training is 450 Euros – 250 Euros deposit
All deposits are refundable up to 6 weeks prior to the Training Retreats starting (minus 50 Euros administrative costs) with half refundable up to three weeks before the start.
Deposits to be paid by Bank Transfer either into an English Bank Account (in Pounds) or into a European Bank Account (in Euros).
Please send any Completed Booking Forms or Inquiries to Brian at YnJpYW4gfCB5b2dhdGhlcmFweWdyZWVjZSAhIGNvbQ==
Who is Evi Dimitriadou
I am a Certified Yoga Therapist by the British Council of Yoga Therapists, a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance.
I give life changing Yoga Therapy Workshops and Retreats to Yoga Instructors and practitioners who want to learn how to adapt all the yoga tools to differing needs and to discover themselves.
I have already given more than a thousands private yoga therapy sessions in Athens and London to people facing various health challenges.
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