Yoga Teacher Training in Crete (Karteros)


Teacher Training in Crete
Teacher Training in Crete
Teacher Training in Crete

Yoga Teacher Training in Crete - KARTEROS

About the Y.T.T : There are many books that analyze Yoga positions and how to get into them properly, but the practice of yoga should preferably start with a qualified yoga teacher, since it is not recommended to teach yourself . In the West the most interest is focused on the postures of the body (Asana) becoming fashionable, practitioners hope to tone their body to the required shape.

The Yoga Teacher Training by “Breath of Life” Yoga Center, attempts to put the yoga practice into a larger context, in which yoga students will receive an integrate knowledge and understanding of the ultimate goal of yoga training that’s “freedom” and not missing it by concentrating only on the technique. We are running a 200-300-500hours Teacher's Training course, which almost covers every style of Yoga. The Teachers of y.t.t having a sound knowledge of yoga are giving their valuable time to explain the correct practice and theory of yoga. Once you successfully complete this course, you would feel an important transformative experience in your life. You will learn how to start teaching with confidence, helping others learn about yoga, through your own unique experience and astuteness. Also, it is an opportunity to intensify your own practice. It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace and harmony.

The more successful a yoga teacher is, the more knowledge his/her students experience in the principles of yoga .The teacher gives all the information he has on asana, pranayama, meditation also relates on the aim of yoga lighting up the transformation of the body but also the awakening of the student’s spirit.
The Teacher’s life, educational background and consciousness stage is always an inspiration for his students.

Breath of Life Yoga Center is a registered organization by Govt of Greece. This is a world class training institute for yoga learners and to those who want to adopt yoga as a profession. After the successful completion of the Teacher Training course, the certificate is provided by Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Teacher Training Course Crete - Greece

About the Yoga Retreat Center:

Our Retreat Center is located in a quiet and isolated place in Karteros Beach, a seafront place near Heraklion airport (5km) and the city centre of Herklion (7km)*. The beautiful local beach is sandy, facing the Agean Sea (about three kilometers in length) with facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports as well. The beach does have the "blue flag" which means that it is clean and safe for swimming.Karteros Beach is also the beginning of two gorges that are easy to walk. Knossos, the capital of Minoan civilization is 8 km away from the Retreat Center.

Our purpose is to offer to our students from all over the world, a more intergrated experience of Yoga, in a family and relaxed environment. . In a newly built house of two levels, you can find on the ground floor the living room for reading books or study Yoga theory. The main Yoga hall is on this floor with a fireplace on the side and a full view to the garden and the pool. At free time you can have a walk between fruit trees, olive trees and flowers of the 3.000 sqm garden or getting refreshing splash in the pool and relax in the lounge garden.

In our kitchen, vegetarian meals are daily prepared with products just coming from our home organic garden. People who love service with the greek touch of hospitality cook for you, combining the yogic healthy diet with the Cretan – Mediterranean nutrition. All the bedrooms of the house are decorated in a cozy minimal yogic style, having their own wardrobes and verandas all around with panoramic mountain. There are shared bathrooms, w.c and a bathroom with Jacuzzi. (*All rooms are air-conditioned and wi-fi accessible.)

For those who are interested in having a more simple accomodation caravans are available.

You will find spacious and fully equipped recreational vehicles with single separated beds, toilet, shower and a small kitchenette.The caravans are securely placed in the outdoor area of the Retreat Center.

*Choose Heraklion airport for your flights

Teacher Training in Crete  - karteros
Teacher Training in Crete - karteros
Teacher Training in Crete
Teacher Training in Crete - karteros
Teacher Training in Crete
Teacher Training in Crete - karteros

Teachers Package

2-29 May 2018 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 2/5 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 29/5 at 12.00) 
1-28 June 2018 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 1/6 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/6 at 12.00) 
1-28 July 2018 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 1/7 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/7 at 12.00) 
1-28 August 2018 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: at 1/8 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/8 at 12.00) 
1-28 September 2018 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: at 1/9 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/9 at 12.00) 
1st October  -3rd  November 2018 300hrs in Karteros (chech in : at 1/10 12:00 – 23:00 – check out :3 November at 12:00)
1st September 2018 – 3rd November 2018 500 hrs Karteros

2-29 May 2019 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 2/5 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 29/5 at 12.00) 
1-28 June 2019 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 1/6 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/6 at 12.00) 
1-28 July 2019 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: 1/7 at 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/7 at 12.00) 
1-28 August 2019 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: at 1/8 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/8 at 12.00) 
1-28 September 2019 - 200hrs in Karteros (check in: at 1/9 12.00-23.00 - check out: 28/9 at 12.00) 
1st October  -3rd  November 2019 300hrs in Karteros (chech in : at 1/10 12:00 – 23:00 – check out :3 November at 12:00)
1st September 2019 – 3rd November 2019 500 hrs Karteros


  • 06:00 Wake up call

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Cleansing

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class

  • 09:00 -10:00 Breakfast time

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Alignment class

  • 13:00 -14:00 Lunch time

  • 14:00 -16:00 Free time

  • 16:00 -17:00 Anatomy, physiology, philosophy

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Tea time

  • 18:00 -19:30 Yoga class

  • 19:30 - 20:00 Chanting

  • 20:30 - 21:30 Dinner time

  • 21:30 - 22:00 Free time

  • 22:00 - Bedtime

Sundays are days off.


  • The program covers all Yoga Alliance requirements, but also includes an exceptional study of yoga techniques and practices

  • Basic asanas theory and practice (50 modules)

  • Preparation exercises teaching of the pawanmuktasana sequence

  • Pranayama techniques

  • Cleansing techniques

  • Introduction to meditation

  • Basic anatomy theory

  • Methodology the art of safe teaching

  • Yogic psychology

  • Yogic philosophy

  • Chanting and the meaning of mantras

  • Yoga and self-knowledge

  • Practice of Karma yoga

  • Extra notes and explanations on truth and correct understanding in yoga

06:00 Wake up call

06:30 – 07:00 Mantras and meditation

07:00 – 07:30 Cleansing and yogic tea

07:30 – 09:00 Asana class

09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast time

10:00 – 13:00 Vedic text and Ayurvedic practice and theory

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch time

14:00 – 16:00 Free time

16:00 – 16:30 Tea time

16:30 – 17:30 Thai massage

17:30 – 18:30 Self knowledge workshop

18:30 – 20:00 Pranayama, Bandhas, mundras and asana class

20:00- 21:00 Dinner time

21:00 – 21:30 Kirtan


Sundays are days off


      *2 Asana classes per day

  • Pranayama techniques– Bandhas – Mundras

  • Meditation practice

  • Aligment class (adjustments and assistances in advance poses)

  • Ayurvedic theory and practice according to the personal constitution (Prakriti)

  • Marma points

  • Cleansing techniques

  • Diet, herbs and essential oils usage.

  • Chanting and mantras

  • Study of Vedic philosophy

Pricing plans according the location of staying

KARTEROS Y.t.t.c 27 nights /28 days 200hrs:

Triple Caravan: 2.190€

Double Caravan: 2.290€

Quadruple room: 2.490€
includes 2 single beds and a bunk bed

Double room: 2.750€

Single room: 3.190€

Own private tent: 1.900€

KARTEROS Y.t.t.c 33 nights /34 days 300hrs:

Triple Caravan: 2.700€

Double Caravan: 2.830€

Quadruple room: 3.060€
includes 2 single beds and a bunk bed

Double room: 3.380€

Single room: 3.880 eur.

Own private tent: 2.230 eur.

Karteros Y.t.t.C 60 nights/61days 500 hr.

Triple Caravan: 4.840€ -early bird discount 4.540€

Double Caravan: 5.070€ -early bird discount 4.770€

Quadruple room: 5.500€ -early bird discount 5.200€
includes 2 single beds and a bunk bed

Double room: 6.080€ -early bird discount 5.780€

Single room: 7.020€ -early bird discount 6.720€

Own private tent: 3.980€

*The early bird discount concerns only the 500hrs Y.T.T.C in Karteros until April 2018

Ιncluded in the price

  • 3 Vegeterian Meals/day (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea)
  • Accommodation
  • Bed linen/Bath towels
  • Books, teaching material
  • Yoga equipment (mats etc)
  • Free wifi

    *Not included : Τransportation from/to the airport/port (a taxi will cost about 15euros). Laundry costs.


  • Bicycling and hiking.
  • Horse riding, (only 10’ on foot from the Retreat Place there is a local horse riding club)
  • Swimming in the Aegean sea. (1 km from the Retreat Place)
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum ( one of the most important museums of Europe).
  • Knossos Palace (8 km from the Retreat Place, the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture).
  • Creta Aquarium (one of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe)
  • The Houdetsi Music Festival a magical meeting of different musical worlds, combining them harmoniously with local colors, images, scents, and tastes in a celebration of hospitality.

A 600€ deposit,which is non refundable, is necessary to reserve your seat. The remaining balance must be paid off either a week before the beginning of the Y.T.T.Course or on the day of your arrival at Breath of life Yoga Centre. You will find the bank account for deposit on "contact us" page.

In case you can not participate in this course, you can pass your deposit onto the following course.
In case a student leave during a program for any personal reason, Breath of life is not obliged to return money back.
If the cancelation is made by “Breath of Life ” company, our center will return the deposit in full.

Breath of Life reserves the right to cancel the course at any time if the minmum number of participants is not reached or if any major occurrence out of our control takes place previously to the commencement of the course. In this case any amount paid by the student will be refunded in full.

For further information please contact us.

Rules & Regulations

As an Institution we have boundaries and criteria which are mapped with specific rules and regulations, all students are advised to follow our rules and regulations during the course!

1. Every student is requested to fulfil the registration formalities and submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course.
2. The deposit should be in Euros.
3. The participants should be in good physical and mental health.
4. They should have previous experience in yoga practice and a testimonial from his/her yoga teacher.
5. Students should be over 18 years old.
6. Students over 50 years old make sure that your health is good for attending the course, and we kindly ask you to bring with you a health certificate from your doctor.
7. The course will run in both languages English and Greek.
8. Student should be willing to follow the rules of Yama ( social rules ) and Niyama (personal code and conducts), prescribed by Maharishi Pantajali
9. Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed.
10. Please bring with you only proper clothing for yoga practice, simple and comfortable without excesses. (comfortable loose clothing -no bikinis, horts or tank-tanks are allowed)
11. Every question which is asked by the students in the class must be related only to the course.
12. The female students are requested to inform when they have their monthly period, as it is better not to perform certain Yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, Head stand, Viparitakarani and kapalabhati, Uddiyan bandha etc.
13. All students are instructed to come to the class at least 5 minutes before schedule timing
14. All Teacher training students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Centre Crete.
15. Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living rules as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Centre Crete. This is for the wellness of the student.
16. Don’t eat spicy, nonveg outside, as this is strictly not allowed to Yoga center, during the time of the course. Students need to have only Sattvik food.
17. All students have to follow the discipline of Breath of life yoga center. Any kind of misbehavior with other students or teacher will be firmly assumed as breaking the code of conduct of the institution.
18. The effectiveness of the course or progress of students is based on the physical and intellectual capability as well as the living standard of students in which they been living and adopting : hence the students have to be fully devoted and obey all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
19. Any assistance which is needed by students will be given in any possible way.
20. No extra activities are allowed in the class. For personal discussion and topics not related to the Yoga course the students will have free time out of the course hours.
21.The teacher training courses are taking place from a minimum participants of 4 to a maximum of 14 students.
Breath of Life Yoga Centre thanks you for your Co-operation in Following the above Rules and Regulations

Yoga Breath Of Life

Our Centre has been running since 2006 as a non profit organization emphasises on physical and mental health, including Hatha Yoga Classes, Yoga Retreat Crete - Greece and Yoga Teacher Training Courses Crete - Greece.

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