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Limeni Village Hotel

22 – 28 May 2023


Course Details

22 – 28 May 2023
bookings close 20th April unless booked out beforehand

Limeni Village Hotel
Areopoli 230 62

6-Day Retreat-Style Teacher Training Module.

This module can be done on its own or as part of our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training. 

‘An Act of Giving’ – Teaching Skills & Asana

  • Sacred Sounds – Chanting Sanskrit Mantras
  • Effective Teaching & Presenting Skills
  • Sequencing Asana Classes
  • Pre- & Post Natal Yoga
  • Trauma-Aware Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga

Total Hours

50 hours


 Course Overview


The first morning asana class will be a led, modified Ashtanga Primary Series class. Monica gives detailed alignment cues guided by a desire to teach students how to work from the inside out. With an enhancement of free breath, bandha activation and spinal lengthening, students learn to deepen their practice and mental focus.

The Mysore-style self-practice classes are an opportunity for students to apply these principles and for Monica and her assistant(s) to guide, educate and assist students further.

As this module includes sequencing classes on other asana styles, including pre/post natal and restorative yoga, we will be practically applying these throughout the retreat.

Sacred Sounds

Sanskrit is the sacred, ancient language of Yoga. The yogis say that knowledge is encrypted in sound. Correct pronunciation will automatically lead to yogic knowledge because Sanskrit is encrypted yogic knowledge. Using the rules of Sanskrit grammar you will learn the correct pronunciation giving you a tool to connect to this 10,000 year old living tradition as we learn a selection of Vedic hymns, Peace prayers, Tantric dharanas and Japa mantras.

Effective Teaching & Presenting Skills

Explore the role and qualities of the teacher, intra-class dynamics, how to communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately. Learn how to give sophisticated verbal instructions combined with the essential principles of communication to help your students reach their desired goals. Learn to safely and effectively structure, conduct and deliver asana classes to all levels of students.

Sequencing Asana Classes*

The importance of a well-sequenced class and the influence that it has on students and how they will feel during and after class is key. Sequencing is more than just putting some poses together that we think are cool, creative, and fun. Sequencing is an art which enhances the flow of Prana, linking each posture with the breath to encourage a seamless flow.

Pre- & Post Natal Yoga*

During the time of pregnancy a woman’s body goes through a number of physical and emotional changes. Each trimester brings with it changes in the body. Many women experience discomfort, lower back pain, restlessness, lack of sleep, and loss of self-confidence. Having the tools to execute a well-rounded prenatal yoga sequence can hugely support a women during each stage of her pregnancy. Carmela will present four different sequencing formats to support a pregnant women’s body during each stage, including post pregnancy.

Trauma-Aware Yoga

With the prevalence of trauma and generalised anxiety in our culture it is important for every teacher to understand what trauma is, how it can affect us and how to create a safe, compassionate, nurturing environment that accommodates the most sensitive student.

Restorative Yoga

Our fast paced lives mean we need to be able to regulate our nervous system between its extremes of high alert and low energy. Understanding the poly-vagal theory can give us tools to down-regulate when we are stressed or over-whelmed and to restore when we are exhausted or unwell. We will also apply this theory and learn supportive postures where we can physically, mentally & emotionally unwind and rejuvenate.

*Taught by Carmela Lacey

Carmela has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching since 2002. She conveys authenticity in her personality; she has a true passion and creativity for teaching, wanting to educate and inspire others. Carmela practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy, completing many hours studying and researching the best way to support women while pregnant and post-pregnancy. Her teaching is supported by ongoing personal practice and exploration of yoga. 

Course Material

An Act of Giving digital course manual with the mantras and all slide presentations, as well as a digital copy of Monica’s ‘Ashtanga Yoga: Beginners Course Manual for Teachers’ will be provided.

Each full day will comprise of 6 hours, 45 minutes of class time.

Breakfast and dinner buffets are included in the price.

Transport is not included.

There are various accommodation options.

To download a prospectus and application form please click here.

Training Modules

This event is part of our European Teacher Training. This training consists of four individual week-long modules with each providing 50 hours of tuition, of which 40 hours are delivered in person and 10 hours online. You can participate in each module without completing the whole training. Students who wish to gain deeper knowledge about a particular subject rather than wanting to teach are welcome. The training consists of the following modules:

Upcoming training modules:

You can find upcoming dates by clicking here.

For more information on booking conditions please click here.

Future modules may or may not take place at this same venue. Due to availability of suitable venues we may not always be able to stick to the above schedule but we will do our best. Each module can only be booked on its own (i.e. you cannot book the whole training in advance) and we cannot guarantee the price of future modules due to possibly fluctuating seasonal accommodation prices. We will do our best, however, to achieve comparable pricing.

When booking you need to first pay your choice of accommodation and fill out our application form. Should your application be denied the deposit will be refunded immediately. Payment of the AUD1200.00 tuition fee is due 6 weeks prior to event. 


Thank you for being a role model for what a great teacher could be and for all the love and care for us students.
Tippawan, USA

Monica held us all with loving kindness, honesty, inner strength, humour and grace. An amazing week…thank you for allowing each and every one of us to experience ourselves just as we are ❤️🙏❤️ Sarah, UK

For so many years her books with Gregor Maehle have been my most consistent teacher – with me from London, to India, from Central America to Berlin. When in need of guidance I turned to those books for practicing and teaching. And now, after 2.5 years of waiting for Australia to let them fly again, I finally got to learn from her in person. It was worth the wait. Such a complete embodiment of a genuine teacher. Knowledge, wisdom, kindness, patience and love. So much love. I’m so inspired and cannot wait to meet her again! And until then I’ll be reflecting on her insights and hearing her beautiful voice chanting the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra. Thank you Monica for giving us all so much ♥️
Rowena, Germany

We are all in love with you, dearest Monica  ❤️.  The energy of joy, lightness, sharing you invited us into, always stays within us all. So looking forward to the next adventure together
🦒💚 Irina, UK


All prices in Australian Dollars. Prices include tuition, 6 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner buffets.

Please note, as we have bulk booked most accommodation with Limeni Village Hotel (apart from a few expensive rooms) you need to book accommodation with us and not with the hotel.


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May 22, 2023
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Limeni Village Hotel, Λακωνία
Λιμένι Αρεόπολης
Λακωνία,ΤΚ 230 62Greece
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Monica is a life-long yogi. She has over 40 years experience of yoga study and practice!



Thank you so much Monica for your impassioned and joyful teachings. I so thoroughly enjoyed your yoga, your teachings, your chanting, your guided meditations. The whole course was very inspiring. When I was teaching this morning I was dipping into my new tool box and body of knowledge and applying it to my class. It was all very well received and a few light bulbs went on for all of us. It was great to apply and practice on the students.

– Liz. Perth, Australia


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