Paros workshop with Maja Zilih - 24 May - 4 June 2016 (clone)

Workshop & Teacher Training Module - Yoga Alliance certified -  Yoga retreat on Paros Island

Advanced yoga poses require advanced teaching techniques.


- Learn how to sequence and teach advanced poses effectively, safely and without over-exhausting your students. Get your own practice highly upgraded as well.

- Practice how to safely lift students up in inversions, how to precisely hold them for drop-backs, and how to help them achieve deeper stretches and openings.

- Learn how to deconstruct advanced poses into their key challenging elements, and design an optimal strategy for each part, always keeping in mind the different body types of your students. This will enable you to teach amazing mixed-level classes, where every student will experience progress, regardless of their level of practice.

- Safe alignment, effective sequences, creative the use of props and pose-as-project approach, will make Natarajasana, Visvamitrasana, Mayurasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana press-ups, Drop-backs, Eka Pada Galavasana, Vrischcikasana, Pincha Mayurasana variations and other postures and transitions more accessible and fun.

- Improve your vision, and assessment about how your students need to refine their existing poses, and what variation of a pose they are ready for.

- Whether you are a new teacher, or an experienced one, you will benefit from this workshop immensely, as long as you are dedicated to learning and increasing the quality of your teaching.

- You will gain more and more confidence as a teacher, leaving the training with lots of enthusiasm and ready to take your students to the next level.

The hours of study count towards continuing Yoga Alliance education.

About Maja
Maja is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer based in Vienna. For many years she lived in Athens, Greece, where she founded Athens Yoga Center that she still runs.

The life and teachings of Maja are dedicated to connecting with people with devotion and care, offering the wisdom of yoga in a dynamic way that respects the needs of each individual, inviting them at the same time to unfold their true and full potential.
The training will take place in Okreblue Seaside Retreat Center on Paros island. Nestled in the magical Filizi beach, overlooking the blue Aegean sea and amidst the beautiful cedar forest, Okreblue is ideally located for those looking to reconnect with mind, body, and nature. It is a place of exceptional natural beauty, with gorgeous outdoor yoga halls, amongst the trees and sounds of nature. The rooms are just a breath away from gorgeous sand beaches with crystal clear waters. The whole environment is ideal for mind-body-spirit practices, for learning, resting and rejuvenation. The food is organic and healthy, most of it coming from Okreblue's own garden. Visit Okreblue website

Specific Program Structure

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

7:30-10:30 Advanced yoga practice followed by the Teaching and sequencing advanced yoga poses
(with a 10-min break for a snack)

6:00-6:30 Sunrise meditation


7:00-8:30 Yoga all levels

free time


19:00-19:45 Teaching and sequencing advanced yoga poses

free time

19:45-21:00 Yoga all levels, pranayama and meditation

19:45-21:00 Yoga all levels, pranayama and meditation



*The first class will be held on Saturday 28 May at 7.45 pm and the last class on Saturday 4 June at 7.00 am.

The fees - Including 8 day-stay, daily brunch and dinner, and the whole yoga program

1125 Euros in a single room in Okreblue

1120 Euros per person in a double room in Okreblue

985 Euros per person in a triple room in Okreblue

915 Euros per person in a bungalow in a Camping site a few minutes walk from Okreblue.

Discount for Athens Yoga members and for residents of Greece will apply.

Spots are quickly filling up. Book a spot, by depositing 300 Euros. The remaining amount needs to be paid by April 20th. Travelling costs are not included in the above fees.

For more information contact Athens Yoga at and +302130383611.




"I always find it difficult to express myself in words when it comes to describe my experience of participating in Maja's trainings and workshops. This training has been amazing and more than fulfilling in terms of knowledge and experience thanks to a wonderful teacher and a super supportive group of co-trainees. It' definitely been for me a big step towards feeling more confident and inspired both as a yoga teacher and practitioner. Looking forward for the next step in May!"
Anna Petropoulou - October 2015

"A unique seminar for the teachers of yoga. An exceptional teacher Maja Zilih taught us how to lead our students to advanced poses with safety but also with lots of creativity. It was incredibly useful to me for preparing my classes, but also for sequencing my personal yoga practice! I am so excited that we will do it again, with more poses and transitions, with the view on the Aegean see, in summer 2016 on Paros." Georgia Georgoni - October 2015

"If you are a yoga teacher, you REALLY don't want to miss this!!! Maja Zilih is pure gold!" Wanda Pierri - October 2015