Ayama Yoga Training Retreats



in Greece and India


Transform Your Life

Seize the day and embark for a life-changing journey through the rich landscape of yoga. Heal your triune substance, Body Mind and Spirit and meet with other likeminded people. Our 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training is the first step for a transformational immersion into the essence of Yoga. We focus on Hatha & Vinyasa yoga and emphasize on breath awareness, as the main pillar for a well-balanced life.

Safety, Care, Openess

Our program is well recognized for the high quality standards we offer. We have a lot of experience on teaching and training and we gladly share it with you. Many of our students have met success and open their own studios, lead yoga retreats and provide quality workshops/seminars. Some have even reach up to deliver their own trainings or YACEP seminars.

Masterfull Expertise

Without dogma, with an open mind, we teach you what, when and how to teach with safety and excellence. Evolve your practice through deepening on a physical, energetical and philosophical level. We support you to unfold your full potential, strengthen your skills and experience the best version of yourself. You will learn all the necessary techniques for competently teaching Yoga at a 200 RYT® certification level.


You Learn,

How to Teach,

When and What

is Best to Teach!


Years of Experience

Great Teachers

Dreamy Locations

Succeful Graduates

This Yoga Teacher Training course is the fruit of over two decades of study and practice in various yoga traditions and different systems. Never ending study and practice is what granted us the invaluable experience, which we convey to our students with an open heart. Since 2010 Christos Krishna has spent over 6,000 hours training hundreds of yoga instructors. Although the number might look impressive, we prefer to invest more in quality than quantity. That’s why we continuously working on providing high quality standards for the training program and our graduate instructors.


200hrs Ayama Yoga Teacher Training Retreats


“The Body is the temple of the Spirit.

In our 200 HOURS Yoga Teacher Training, the journey of self-discovery begins from the body. Eveything starts from the body, it is the primal vessel for exreriencing life. In order to realize the wisdom lying within we need to study the human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of the human body. You learn the importance of alignment and when to let go, how to use props, variations or modifications of yoga postures. And the first student you are going to teach is yourself! It is really amazing when we play both roles and switch from one into other. Our goal is to help you awaken the “Teacher” within.


“Learn how to exhale, the inhale will take care of itself.”

Breath for humans is the carrier of prana, the vital energy. Many people have neglected the importance of breathing resulting in an unbalanced life. Breathing is not just a mechanical process, breath is the link between mind and body. In this yoga teacher training you will learn the basic techniques to cultivate breath awareness and increase your vital energy. Conscious breathing heightens awareness and deepens relaxation. The ability to breathe is a gift, let us be grateful each day for that gift.

200hrs Ayama Yoga Teacher Training Retreats
200hrs Ayama Yoga Teacher Training Retreats


“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul and you have a body.”

The next stop on this inner journey of self-transformation, is the mind. As we exercise the body, so we need to exercise our mind. Because Mind is the mediator for the Spirit. It is important to become aware that everything comes from inside our mind. Any aspect of yoga pracice, in reality, is always aiming at training the mind and become masters and not servents of it. Every morning we take time learning mental concentration techniques to empower the ability for focusing the mental energy. An intensive yoga teacher training provides an excelent opportunity for dialy and dedicated yoga practice and this has a profound effect on the students.



Pursue your Passion

and You’ll Never Work

a Day in your Life!


Overview of a day

  • Every day we begin at the sunrise with pranayama, meditation, mantras and we continue with asana practice, Hatha or Vinyasa Flow.

  • After breakfast there is theory lectures on Yoga Philosophy or Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics.

  • Next follows Practical Analysis of Asana such as Alignment, Cues, Variations and more.

  • In the afternoon we have a long break (2-3 hours) where you can rest, swim, or whatever relaxes your mind and your body.

  • In late afternoon we come back to the class for a short yoga practice and continue with Practical Analysis of Asana or Practice Teaching among the students.

  • We conclude our days with Satsang, in sanskrit means “in company with the spirit of truth”. Group discussions and sharing, Yoga Nidra, Sound Baths or chanting are “on the menu”.

  • There will be 1 FREE day per week, where you get to relax, study and enjoy the surroundings.

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Transform Your Life


Less Than 4 Weeks



What you Learn

  • How to apply the ancient and modern science, on and off the mat, in your daily life.

  • Increase your confidence, skills and profound knowledge for yoga practices.

  • Postural Alignment, Variations Before/After & Hand on Assists practice

  • Breathing techniques to increase and manage your Prana (vital energy).

  • An introduction to the energetic system of Prana & the basics for Ayurveda.

  • A Comprehensive Understanding of Vinyasa sequencing.

  • The Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics of human body.

  • History & Philosophy of Yoga tradition.

  • How to lead Guided Relaxation Techniques.

  • Meditation techniques and Trusting the Silence.

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Daily Schedule - Ayama Yoga Training in Greece

Daily Schedule


7.00am – 9.30am
Pranayama & Asana practice

9.30am – 10.30am
Breakfast break

10.30am – 12.30pm
Yoga Theory or Anatomy

12.30pm – 14.30pm
Practical Analysis of Asana

14.30pm – 16.30pm
Snack Break & rest

16.30pm – 18.30pm
Workshop & Teaching Practice

18.30pm – 19.30pm
Evening Satsang

Dinner & Sweet dreams

Note: Program hours may slichtly change to serve better the program

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Course Highlights


Yoga philosophy & ethics
The core of true Yoga

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
Taught by medical experts using a 3D anatomy software

Teaching methods
How to teach yoga for different levels, variations, modifications, etc

Leadership skills
Lead your classes with confidence and inspiration

Meditation & Mindfulness
Bring peace in your mind and love in your heart

Injury prevention
Safety is first. Create safe environment for your students

Sequencing & class structure.
Put things in order. Right sequence leads to fruitful results

The business aspect of yoga
Private classes, Studio, Social media

And much more!

Our Awesome Team

Christos Krishna Charikiopoulos

Christos Krishna Charikiopoulos

Yoga Acharya

Founder of Ayama Yoga
Yogacharya E-RYT 500
Lead Trainer RYS 200 & RYS 300
YACEP Trainer

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Katerina Spyropoulou

Katerina Spyropoulou

Faculty Member

Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500
Dance Teacher
Kids Yoga Teacher
YACEP Trainer

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Daphne Panayotopoulos

Daphne Panayotopoulos

Faculty Member

Yoga Instructor ERYT 200
Clinical Pilates instructor
Clinical Physiotherapist
YACEP Trainer

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Valerie Saier

Valerie Saier

Faculty Member

Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200
N.L.P. Master Life Coach
Mindfulness Instructor
YACEP Trainer

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Varvara Marinatou Chaudhary

Varvara Marinatou Chaudhary

Faculty Member

Yoga Teacher ERYT 500
Lead Trainer RYS 200 & 300

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Xenia Aga

Xenia Aga

Faculty Member

Yoga Teacher ERYT 500
Aerial Yoga Instructor
Pilates Mat & Props Instructor

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Saurabh Chaudhary

Saurabh Chaudhary

Faculty Member

Master of Yoga Science
Diploma holder in Yoga Studies
Member of Indian Yoga Association
Lead Trainer RYS 200 & 300

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Asana Training

The Physical Body: Yoga postures (Asanas) are very popular and quite a mainstream nowadays. Therefore we find it very important to provide you with the best knowledge on this field. Every day in our training includes about 5-6 hours study and practice the physical postures in many aspects. Some of the topics we will focus are:


  • Principles of alignment, axes of kinesiology, observation points in an asana
  • Indications, Contraindications, Variations, Modifications
  • Do’s and Dont’s, Common mistakes
  • Why, How & When to use Props in best ways
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques for Savasana
  • Vinyasa Theory, History & Practice
  • Safety rules for the human body and for the class
  • Hands On – The Gentle Art of Assisting & Adjusting
  • Shat Kriyas, the yogic cleansings (Jala Neti, Tratak, etc)
  • Introduction to Restorative Yoga

Anatomy Training

Anatomy & Biomechanics:  Daphne is our specialist who will guide you in the depths of your physical body. She has a degree on physiotherapy, and diploma as a yoga teacher and clinical pilates therapist. In short, she is an excellent combination to teach you how the human body works.


  • An overview of the basic system in human body
    (Bones, Muscles, Nerves, Respiratory system, etc.)
  • Principles of Kinesiology
  • Asana functional Anatomy

We use an advanced 3D software to analyse the movement of all major joints and muscles and how they work on yoga practice & asanas

Pranayama Training

The Vital Energy (Prana):  Breath is the link that brings body and mind in union. It is the most important aspect in any yoga practice. We are breath lovers and we’ll teach you how to cherish it as the most precious wealth you posses. Every morning we start with pranayama so you learn how to practice and teach the following breathing techniques with safety.


  • The three levels of Breathing
  • The Four Stages in Pranayama
  • Breathing Techniques for Begginers, Intermediate & Advanced
    (Sama Vritti, Ujjayi, Brahmari, Kapalbhati and many more)
  • Antar & Bhaya Kumbhaka, breath retentions
  • Bandhas (energy locks) & Mudras (energy seals)
  • Do’s and Dont’s, Common mistakes
  • Pancha Kosha, the Five Energy Bodies
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and Tridoshas

Meditation Training

The Mind (Manas & Budhi):  Did you know that asanas were invented primarily for the body to be able to seat longer in meditation without strain? Ancient yogis had realized that all is in our mind therefore we need to understand its function and master it and not let it master us. We are going to provide you wtih basic techniques and support you on this inner quest. Every morning or evening you will have the opportunity to train your mind with your body as well.


The Four Stages of Meditation

  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samandhi


Teaching Methodology

Teaching is different than practicing: When you teach you are the example for your students


  • How we create a series of postures (sequencing) and how we present a class from start to finish.
  • How we create a safe environment for our class.
  • How we observe a class as a whole or individual practitioners and what the priorities are.
  • Compact, to the point instructions for effective teaching styles.
  • Rhetoric, the importance of body language, voice and touch in teaching
  • The behavior and ethics of a Yoga teacher and
  • The evolutionary learning process in a class of practitioners.

History and Philosophy

The Mind (Manas & Budhi):  This module is particularly important, because it includes the study and analysis of traditional texts and other teachings. We aim at deepening in the philosophy and essence of Yoga. Through the analysis and study of the texts, we discover how we can apply the ancient philosophy to modern everyday life. In this way, students are able to advance their personal spiritual quest while at the same time solidifying the ethical code for teachers in the modern times we live in.


Introduction to the following ancient texts:

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Bhagavad Gita


Read what they say about us

I searched a lot to find the right place to do my yoga training and Christos from the first moment made me feel safe as I had little experience. It was the best choice I could have made… It opened up roads that I didn’t know existed… The whole team is amazing, very well organized and the retreat in all is a unique experience!


I attended the 200-hour training program in 2018 after an extensive search to find the right place and people to help me discover the world of yoga beyond mat practice. Christos was that person who, from the very first conversation, made me feel warm and confident about what would follow.


I completed my training in Ayama 2 years ago. I would go back in time and relive it if I could. Knowledge with substance, love and care. Proper guidance for development and support. For me, now, Ayama is a nest that I can return to whenever I need to.


A yoga training program that gave me the strength, in addition to being a lifelong student of yoga, to also share the path I walk and continue to learn. I am thrilled with the experience and highly recommend it. I thank all the teachers of Ayama Yoga House for the endless knowledge they generously share.


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