Ancient Greek Mythology Greece Yoga Teacher Training Course (RYT 200)
Santorini Island, Greece
Come and Join our Greece Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) in Santorini, Thira or Kalliste, some of the names the contender for the lost Atlantis (described by Plato) is known by.
The poem, Argonautica, written in the 3rd century BC, tells of Thira being given to Poseidon’s son Euphemeus in the form of a clod of dirt. After carrying the dirt next to his heart for several days, Euphemeus dreamed that he nursed the dirt with his own milk and that it metamorphosed into a beautiful woman with whom he made love. Triton’s daughter, Kalliste (another name for Santorini) told him if he threw the dirt into the sea it would grow into a crescent shaped island for his descendants to live on.
To this day, Santorini, in the Greek Cyclades, is saturated in beauty, mythology and culture. A crescent that remained after a volcanic eruption in the Minoan era, said to have destroyed the civilisation it is made up of layered cliffs, red, black and white beaches and sculpted pumice precipices formed around an almost bottomless caldera. The archeological dig of Akrotiri, a Minoan village freeze-framed by the molten lava along with some beautiful frescoes is due to re-open this year to visitors.
Our course will take place in a small traditional village called Oia on Santorini’s northern tip. A scenic spot, with cave houses dug into the rock and traditional cubic white-washed Cycladic architecture where local tavernas serve home-made food.
Learn lots more about the history and beauty of Santorini.
October is the perfect month… the majority of tourist have gone home, the days are still steeped in late summer sun, the sunsets are more interesting and streets more peaceful. Swimming is still wonderful and walking in the paths that pass between the fields more pleasant than during hot summer days.
Transportation and Travel Advices:
You can reach Santorini from Athens by plane with Agean (http://el.aegeanair.com ) in about forty minutes (quoting less than 50 Euros each way now but likely to double the later you leave booking). Only taxis leave from the airport to Oia. Or in seven or so hours by boat from Pireus with Blue Star lines (http://paleologos.forth-crs.gr ) (Piraeus to Thira) for about 40 Euros each way. (1 Euro is roughly 1.4 Dollars.) From the port a bus will take you up to the main town of Fira and another from Fira to the village of Oia.
Packing Suggestions for the Greece Yoga Instructor Certification
October is usually mild..so bring a swimsuit and a couple of sweaters for the cool evenings. Average temperature is 21 degrees celcius or 69 degrees farenheit. Mosquito repellent and sun block are a good idea. And sun hat. Lots of comfortable clothing to do yoga in. And whatever else you like to when you travel…
Home of Teacher Training – Hotel Aethrio
|TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION||Price in Euros|
|Studio 2 persons||60|
|Apartment standard 3 persons.||93|
|Apartment standard 4 persons||115|
|Traditional apartment 2 persons||75|
|Traditional apartment 3 persons||95|
|Superior room 2 persons||95|
|Superior room 3 persons||125|
All the above rates are quoted in euro, per room and per night, including all taxes. A special vegetarian breakfast for the yoga group will be served at an extra 7 euro a day.
The vegetarian afternoon meal will be arranged at a restaurant close by for the group at a cost of around 15 euros a meal (to be confirmed.)
Children sharing the parent’s room and bed from 0 to 3 yrs old : FREE of Charge. Baby cot: free of charge, subject to availability.
Characteristics : charming hotel, traditional settlements A’ class, big space (2050 square meter in total), comfortable 19 rooms, calm and quiet, situated in the centre of Oia, walking distance to all restaurants, shops and Caldera, in a car free area.
Studio 2 persons, 3 units (from 20m2 to 35 m2) : spacious bedroom, bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, private terrace or balcony with pool/main hotel view. DSL access (3€/day).
Apartment standard (3-4 persons, from 28m2 to 45 m2) : two bedrooms, bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, private terrace or balcony with pool/main hotel/village view, DSL access (3€/day). 3 persons : 1 unit, 4 persons : 2 units.
Traditional apartment (2-3 persons, from 30m2 to 42m2) : 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, living room, bathroom (w/c, shower), kitchenette, fridge, private terrace or balcony with pool/sea (east side)/main hotel view, DSL access (3€/day). 2 persons : 4 units, 1 person : 1 units.
Superior rooms (2-3 persons, from 30m2 to 45 m2) :marble floor, either separate spacious bedroom or spacious open loft bedroom, living room, fully fitted marble w/c shower, hair drying, floor heating, private balcony with sea view (East side)/pool view, mini bar, DSL access free of charge. 2 persons : 6 units, 3 persons : 2 units.
All type of rooms include direct dial phone and direct access to outside lines, hair drying, satellite T.V, air-condition, towels.