South Crete





Welcome to Crete Island

This 200 HOURS Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in will be hosted on the island of Crete, one of the most southerly parts of Europe. Agia Galini is a small village on the southern side of the island which is unspoiled and rather off-the-beaten-track. South Crete is less populated and not as developed as the northern coast of the island. The south is the best place to experience the authentic traditions of the island, see how the locals live, and it’s also ideal for relaxation and isolation.

Agia Galini, actually means “Holy Serenity”, a perfect description for this traditional Cretan village built on the slopes of a hill descending into the blue sea, with its charming little port and beautiful pebbly beaches. The village is surrounded by mountains and crossed by a river that flows into the sea with a tiny quaint port and stunning white houses.

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From 2nd to 25th MAY 2023

200 HOURS Yoga Teacher Training

From  21st OCT to 12th NOV 2023

200 HOURS Yoga Teacher Training

Tuition fees, Teacher Manual, Accomodation, Breakfast, Snack, Dinner

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Small Groups 16 persons max.

23 Days / 22 Nights with Half Board
(except free days)

1 FREE Day per week

Hatha & Vinyasa Style

Access to Our Multi media Library

Registered in Yoga Alliance

Better than you could ever imagine

200hrs Yoga Teacher Training - South Crete

Learn, Inspire, Grow

Our 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training is based on Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga and is a highly transformational immersion into the essence of Yoga. We emphasize on breath awareness, realization of energy flow and body movement.

At Ayama Yoga Training we lay the foundation for an experiential process for leading to self-awareness and understanding of the core principles of Yoga. On this inner journey of transformation and growth we introduce you to the deep philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. We are commited to be right next to you at every step on the way to your progress.

Our courses are open-minded and non-dogmatic, allowing you to explore what works best for you while still benefiting from an ancient wisdom which has been tested over thousands of years. During this yoga teacher training we’ll provide you the confidence and skills to teach yoga professionally or for personal growth.

Read more about this well crafted, intensve and residential 200 HOURS Yoga Teacher Training Retreat. .

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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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Unwind. Unplug.

Find Balance &

Gain New Perspective


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The accommodation we offer is in a family-run resort consisting of 17 suites, perfect for 2 or 3 people, with private parking, in beautiful surroundings. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and all have sea or pool view. Air-condition, free wi-fi, hot water, closet & kitchen are included. The hotel is literally on the beach, beside a small tropical river with a large swimming pool reserved only for guests. All within a 7 minute flat coastal walk to the delightful village of Agia Galini.

The price is for a twin shared room: 2 single beds. If you need a single room let us know and we’ll inform you for availability and the extra cost. We suggest you do this as early as possible. Roommates will be assigned to all shared rooms unless otherwise requested. Shared rooms can be mixed genders, if required.

Healthy Nutrition

Have you ever heard of “Gemista”? Is the famous Greek recipe of stuffed tomatoes, green peppers and other vegetables with rice, herbs and spices. You are going to love it! This is only one of the delicious recipes you are about to taste during this yoga teacher training retreat.

Every day is included breakfast, afternoon snack and dinner, except for the days off. We follow vegetarian diet (dairy products and eggs included), using only fresh, local and ussually organic ingredients. It is possible to arrange vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free menu but it will come with an extra cost. Let us know in advance if this is your choice.

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Extra Activities

Tranquil nearby beaches offer a chance to enjoy the Mediterranean sun, and for the adventurous explorers the ancient Roman city of Gortyn and the stunning Minoan palace of Phaistos are within 30-40 minutes driving distance.

Boat trip to the Paximadia Islands

These two small and uninhabited islands are located just off the coast in the Gulf of Messara, about 12 km south of Agia Galini. You can book a daily trip from the harbor to these quaint and rocky islands, with a chance to admire the stunning Libyan Sea and maybe spot dolphins on the way.

Explore the Gortyna Archaeological Site

Located about 35 minutes by car from Agia Galini, this is one of the most fascinating archaeological destinations in Crete, featuring exceptional ruins dating back to 1050 BC.

Explore the Phaistos Archaeological Site

Another interesting archaeological destination that you can visit on the way to Gortyna is Phaistos, located just about 20 minutes from Agia GaliniPhaistos or Phaestus was one of the most important settlements in ancient times on the island, with the remains of two palaces and other structures being excavated along the years.

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Our Team in Greece

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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Xenia Aga

Xenia Aga

Faculty Member

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

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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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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.


I feel deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to complete Ayama’s teacher training program. The essential knowledge, the effective method, the holistic approach and of course the wonderful teachers helped me delve into the philosophy & practice of authentic yoga


Each teacher with their own gifts, always willing to help us. They supported me to overcome my physical and mental obstacles. Thank you for everything!



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2850€ Twin Room

Deposit 500€ to book your spot

Full Payment 30 DAYS prior to course start

We accept 16 persons maximum

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For a smooth flow, reserve your spot at least 2 months ahead.

  • Deposit

    A deposit of 500€ is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is paid 30 days prior to start. Please read Ayama Yoga Training Payment & Cancellation Policy. Read here

  • What's included

    This Yoga Teacher Training on Crete island is residential and includes accommodation of your choice, brunch, afternoon snack, dinner, water, tea, coffee, tuition fees, access to digital library, and your study manual (3 books). Meals are provided every day during the course, except your days off.

  • Booking Early Saves Money

    The closest airport is Heraklion Airport (HER) “Nikos Kazantzakis” in the island of Crete. But it might be more easy to find tickets for Athens Airport (ATH) “Eleftherios Venizelos” and add the short connecting flight (with Aegean, Olympic, or Sky Express airlines) to Heraklion Airport (HER). Another option is to book a ferry ticket (viva.gr) from Piraeus port (Athens) to Heraklion port, travel time 8 hours. Check the flights and we recommend you book your tickets according to your choise.

  • How to get in Agia GaliniI

    Tropica Club is 76 km, about 1,5 hour drive, from the Heraklion Airport (Nikos Kazantzakis). You can use local buses or taxis to reach Agia Galinii. We can also arrange group transportation by mini buses or taxis from the airport so that you can relax once you set foot in Greece. The cost of transportation is not included in the price.

  • When to Arrive

    You can check-in to Tropica Club from 2:00 pm on the 1st day of the course. Welcome meeting circle is at 6:00, and then we’ll share our first dinner at 7:00 pm. Check-out from the hotel is at 12:00 am on the last day of the course.

  • What to bringI

    Defintely bring your own medications if you follow a treatment. We provide yoga mats if you need one but we recomend you bring your own yoga mat and if you use a specific prop for your condition. Yoga blocks & stripes are available for the students in our yoga shala. 

  • VisasI

    Citizens of the USA and most EU and Asian countries do not need a visa to enter Greece.

  • WeatherI

    The weather in Greece for May and October is similar, mild and warm from 20c up to 30c. During the day just t-shirts are fine, after the sunset you might need long sleeved t-shirt, fleece or a light jacket.


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