Greece delivers an ideal and perfect climate where countless opportunities exist to expand your senses and take
in the elements of nature. The waters of Greece glisten in diverse shades of crystal blue, the golden sands lure
you into space of deep relaxation and the ancient sites take you back in time. Nearby the retreat you will find
many opportunities to enjoy all Greece has to offer including, visiting picturesque fishing towns, swimming,
snorkeling, scuba diving and many more off the beaten path adventures.
Are you a passionate teacher who is ready to deepen your knowledge
base, teach with more authenticity, expand your repertoire, and increase
your efficacy in offering yoga as a vehicle for positive personal and
planetary transformation? This course is designed for you!
The curriculum includes a therapeutically oriented approach to Yoga, multidimensional sequencing, anatomy-informed alignment concepts, a Yin yoga teacher training component with certificate, instructing level 2 poses, individualized mentoring, philosophy, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and so much more. The program is open to 200 Hour Yoga teachers from all disciplines.
Featuring Lead Instructors and C-IAYT Yoga Therapists: Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500 & Alison Scola, E-RYT 500
"I have gained more knowledge in this 300 hour program than I thought I ever could.
Our teachers are all very knowledgeable. I love how Liz weaves together prana and alignment in practice so we feel totally blissed out while increasing our heartbeat in a therapeutic, multidimensional sequence. I love how much I now understand the human body and how it functions anatomically and energetically. Additionally, my own yoga practice has grown extensively.
I now teach and live my life with so much more confidence! I know now that I am the teacher I was wanting to become from through this program."
Jess Trudeau, E-RYT 500 first began practicing yoga in 1999 as a young college student and fell in love with it’s creative nature. The practice has been her foundation through the carnival of life including motherhood and a tumultuous illness with Guilliane-Barre that left her temporarily paralyzed in 2016. She believes her yoga and meditation practice to be the shining light through any darkness on her path as it has helped her recognize the body’s phenomenal potential to overcome.
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is an international yoga teacher and Integrative Yoga Therapist. She draws from over two decades of personal yoga practice, 25 years of teaching and extensive training in the Hatha yoga systems of Kripalu, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga and Anusara. She currently directs and leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops in worldwide locations, provides unique one-to-one mentoring for yoga teachers wishing to improve their skills and delivery, instructs daily yoga classes and offers private therapeutic sessions.
Christine dove into a yoga practice as a first year second grade teacher. It did not take long for her to understand that the the peace and power that she felt being in Yoga class held the life tools that she wanted to share with her young students. She began practicing Iyengar yoga with Mel Robins and Teresa Smith.ng one’s deepest level of awareness and joy.
Jess Trudeau, E-RYT 500 carries 900 hours of advanced certifications from Yogaworks, Laughing Lotus, Blissology Bali, and Heartwood Institute. A nomad at heart, she has led teacher trainings, retreats, workshops and classes worldwide for 15 years since her first class to a group of women in Mongolia while living in the Peace Corps.
Beyond the Basics of Asanas
The Alchemy of Yoga and Positive Transformation
Therapeutic Applications of Yoga
Sequencing to level 2 poses
Yoga for Healthy Aging
Sequences for Active Seniors and Limited Mobility Seniors
Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology
Teaching Yoga Nidra, Yin, and Restorative Yoga
Advanced Verbal and Physical Assisting
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Component with Certificate
Enhancing Your Observation & Teaching Skills
Applying Ayurveda to the Asanas and other practices
Energetic Anatomy and Prana Vidya-Practice
Teaching Meditation and Pranayama
Life-Affirming Tantric Philosophy
Cultivation of your Yoga Vision and Business
The practice of Asana, Chanting, Meditation, Pranayama
Tuition prices include Yoga Teacher Training Tuition, a 300-hour Advanced YTT Manual and six months access to our online resource library with over 100 hour of content.
The retreat prices include morning smoothies, bunch and dinner plus housing costs while in
A $500 USD deposit will reserve your space and will be applied to the full tuition price listed above. Deposits (minus a $100 processing fee) are refundable up to 60 days prior to retreat start date. A $100 processing fee will apply to all deposit refunds. This fee covers credit card charges and administrative processing fees.
Retreat costs (housing and food) are due three months prior to the start date of the program or within two weeks of registering and your final tuition payment is due no later than one month prior to the program start date. If you would like to discuss alternate arrangements, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to work something out.
If cancellation is necessary prior the first day of the program due to covid related travel restrictions, student’s deposit and tuition will be fully transferable to a future program with Soma Yoga Institute. These late cancellations, must not be made earlier than 3 weeks prior to the event. Determination of these risks will be referenced through official government websites. No refunds are provided after arrival. In all other circumstances, due to the logistics involved in planning residential programs in retreat settings, we regret that we are unable to issue deposit/tuition/housing refunds 60 days or less prior to program start date.
Your wellbeing is our top priority. We are planning for a safe, healthy, and transformational program for you in Greece. Okreblue is a lovely location with lots of fresh air and open-air spaces. Expect healthy food, lots of vitamin D from the sun, and a positive, supportive community. At this time, for ALL of our in-person programs, we require all participants and program faculty to show a Negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 3 days before the course start date. All students, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to participate in a rapid antigen self-test upon arrival at Okreblue. Please bring a test with you for this purpose. You are required to bring these test kits with them to the program. Masks will not be required in open air spaces and on your mat. For updated travel requirements to enter Greece visit https://travel.gov.gr/#/.
Aegean Air flies from Athens to Paros, Greece. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance. For information, visit: http://en.aegeanair.com/
There are two ports in Athens, Greece: Rafina port and Piraeus port. Rafina port is closer to the airport and you can get there either by taxi or bus. By bus will take you about 45 minutes and it costs 3 Euros. Piraeus port is further from the airport than Rafina, and you can get there by bus, metro or taxi. The metro and bus are both very convenient because they will leave you just a few meters from where you get the boat to Paros. Both the bus and the metro take about one hour (the bus a little longer maybe depends on the traffic) to get to Piraeus and cost 10 Euros.
There are two companies that sail to Paros: BlueStar Ferries, Athens, Greece takes about 4.5 hours and runs twice a day with tickets starting at 33 euros Hellenic Seaways, Athens, Greece takes about 2.75 hours with tickets starting at 45-50 euros. Another option is to take a boat from Mykonos island in Greece, it’s is a 45-minute boat ride to Paros.
When you are in Paros a taxi from the port is 37 Euros. Taxi from the airport in Paros is 50 Euros. We will organize combined rides for you when possible to reduce the cost of these transfers.