300Hr~Greece Teacher Training

300Hr Greece Teacher Training 

***Deposit & Full Registration Are Now Open…***

Dates: Oct 3-24, 2023
Location: Milelja Retreat Center, Lesvos Greece

Fly To: Mytilene (Lesvos), Greece

Faculty: Katrina Marie Gustafson, Michael Shankara, & Lisa Theis

Tuition: $5,400-$6,00 Roommate, 6,300- $7,000 Single 
Deposit: $432  (Deducted from Tuition) 


  • All Teachings from Karma Staff
  • Visiting Teachers
  • Room and Meals for 3 weeks
  • Local Travel within Greece to Sacred Sites and Excursions
  • Salt Water Pool and Hot Tub
  • Beach Access and Daily Movement in Nature
  • Access to Personal Spa Treatments
  • Support Group Sessions before and the Immersion
  • 300Hr Certification when all requirements are completed

300Hr Greece YTT Open House (Fall 2023) 
Dates: Saturday, May 7
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Karma Yoga Center (1705 S. Pearl St. Denver, C0 80210)

Description: Come to Karma Yoga Center for a FREE Open House to learn all about our 300Hr Greece Yoga Teacher Training Program. Lead teachers Katrina Marie Gustafson, Lisa Theis, and Michael Shankara will give a presentation followed by a Q&A. Get to know the studio, the community, your teachers and the program. Learn about the Greece Immersion, The Island of Lesvos, The Overview of the 300HR training, and how to travel to Europe and back.

**Payment Plans: You can make affordable payments between now and October 1, 2023. Payments can be set up as need. Contact us and we can help create a plan for you.  E-mail: Love@KarmaYogaCenter.com

*Credit Card Payments will have an additional 2.5% processing fee added* There are no fees for Venmo, Cash and Check payments*

Yoga Teacher Training Manuals and Books are not included in the tuition price. These will be about $75.

Cancellation Policy
All $432 deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations up to September 3, 2023 are refundable minus the deposit and processing fees. Any cancellations after September 3, 2023 are only partially refundable minus the Retreat center fees, processing fees and deposit. Cancellations 1 week before will forfeit the full paid amount, with the option to be re-apply for future YTT trainings.


300Hr Greece YTT Description
Travel to the mystical Island of Lesvos to delve deep into the ancient Spiritual Teachings of the Yogis, Greeks, Egyptian and Alchemical Mystery Schools. The 300Hr training will share teachings on Mysticism, Subtle Body, Universal Principles of Alchemy, Sacred Geometry, Astrology and Cosmology, Form & Movement, The Vedas, Art, Sacred Temples, Transcending Duality, Karma/Dharma, and the perennial teachings that appear all around the globe in all ancient cultures.

Daily practice and teachings will flow through various classes and block course, interspersed with immersions in Nature and hand-on experience and guidance.

The island of Lesvos is a nexus of the ancient world for the Greeks, Sufis, Mystics, Egyptian Mystery Schools, Alchemists, Gnostics, and Atlantean traditions. You will soak up this transformative energy in the Olive Trees, the ancient Aegean Sea, sacred temples, the food, the peoples, visiting teachers, and in your 3 week immersion. We will interact with the local community learning some their ancient ways as well as visiting several mystical sites on the island and in the region.

We chose this special place- or rather it chose us– 5 years ago when our teacher lead a retreat there and we got married at the Temple of Delphi. This awoke in us a remembrance of the ancient times there and the Great Teachings that are reemerging within each one of us. The Milelja Retreat Center is such a special place for the land, the sea, the air, and particularly for the beautiful people who have been stewards of it for 30 years. Detlef and Gisa are wonderful Souls and cultivated such stunning place for retreat and community.

Note on How to Fly to Greece

While you can research flights to Mytilene, Greece using Flight Search Engines or a direct Airline Website, we recommend you book your tickets in stages for the best price. You can fly into any major airport in Europe such as Paris, Rome, London, Milan, or Athens. You may find a significant variation in costs dependent upon the destination country and city. Then book your tickets form that city- for example Paris- to Mytilene, Greece. Your search engine will route you to Athens first (you have to go there) and there will be a layover at the Athens international airport, then a connecting flight to Mytilene on a Greek Airline such as Aegean Airlines.

You will do this same type of booking for the return flight. This type of travel may include a night stay in Paris on the way there for example- but it will potentially save a lot of money. There are a few International European Airports that you can bypass Athens and go directly to Mytilene- for a listing of those Airports go HEREIf you need assistance, please contact us for guidance.

Milelja Retreat Center

The Milelja Retreat Center is located on the Greek Island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean, a ten minutes walk to the sea and the small town of Molyvos. The Milelja Retreat center provides a calm and intimate atmosphere for Workshops and Retreats. With a sweeping view of Molyvos and the sea, our three acre property with its old trees and flower gardens, natural stone buildings harmoniously set into the landscape create a truly lush and unique character.

Molyvos, Greece

This green island in the eastern Aegean sea is off the beaten track of mass tourism. It has the feel of authentic Greek life. Covered with olive groves and vast pinewoods, legend has it that this is where music first came to man. Poetry, Song and dance still play an important role.

Lesvos is the third biggest island of Greece with many different landscapes – a micro cosmos of its own. Many traditional villages nestle in the mountains, one visit is not enough to see them all. Lesvos is simply amazing and has been a favorite destination for romantics, artists and birdwatchers.

The island is blessed with healing hot springs, a big variety of birds and wildflowers, award winning beaches, a petrified forest, medieval castles, fine museums, and last but not least is famous for it’s unique cuisine with traditional dishes and local fish.

Daily Schedule 

Daily schdeule will vary depending upon guest teachers, rotating classes, excursions and weekly session changes. There are 3 weeks of in person training and each week will have some rotation of new Sessions taught. There will also be several excursions that will break up the days. Free time will be available with access to the Salt Water Pool, Hot Tub, Spa Services, Beach Time @ the Aegean Sea, and access to the Charming town.

  • 6am              Morning Sadhana Practices @ The Beach 
  • 7am              1st Period: Yamas 
  • 8am              2nd Period: Niyamas 
  • 9am              3rd Period: Asana  
  • 10am            Breakfast/Break
  • 11am             4th Period: Pranayam 
  • 12pm            5th Period: Pratayahra 
  • 1pm               Lunch & Mid-Day Sadhana 
  • 2pm             Personal Time & Practice 
  • 3pm              6th Period: Dharana 
  • 4pm              7th Period: Mantra, Malas, Mudras
  • 5pm              8th Period: Samadhi: Astrology, Cosmology, Nidra & Restorative  
  • 6pm              Dinner & Evening Vespers 


Retreat Center Rooms 

Milelja Retreat Center has three natural stone cottage houses nestled in the midst of terraced flower gardens, surrounding trees and view of the Aegean sea and the medieval port town of Molyvos. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, in suite bathrooms, outside terraces with reclining chairs, central heating, and a some with Kitchenette and Living Room areas. Rooms can be set up for 1-2 students with 2 twin, 2 double beds or 1 Large Bed.

Standard Roommate

  • Private Room w/ 2 Twin or Double Beds
  • Shared with 1 other Retreat Attendee. Each Attendee has their own Bed
  • 1 Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor Patio or Seating Area

$5,400/Each Roommate 

Standard Single 

  • Private Room w/ 2 Twin or Double Beds
  • 1 Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor Patio or Seating Area


$7,000 Single 

Poolside Suite Roommate

  • Private Room w/ 2 Twin or Double Beds
  • Living Room/Kitchenette Space
  • Poolside Rooms with Balcony
  • Shared with 1 other Retreat Attendee. Each Attendee has their own Bed
  • 1 Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor Patio and Seating Area

$6,000/Each Roommate 

Gypsy Wagon Single

  • Private Gypsy Wagon w/ 1 Bed
  • 1 Private Bathroom
  • Living Area and Kitchenette
  • Outdoor Patio or Seating Area


$6,300 Single 

About Your Teaching Staff 
Katrina Marie
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Marie seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.

She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo .

Katrina Marie Gustafson ~ Karma Yoga Center~ Owner/Healer/Spiritual Counselor

Michael Shankara
Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free videos series on the  Full Moon called the Shaman and The Mermaid.

Michael Shankara ~ Karma Yoga Center~ Teacher/Owner/Astrologer
Lisa Theis 
Lisa’s journey with the practice of yoga began 18 years ago in a Bikram studio in San Francisco. What began as a physical and mental challenge to just stay in the room for the duration of class quickly became a deep and healing connection for her body, mind, and spirit, and eventually became a life’s passion and calling.
Though she has had many influential teachers, she is a dedicated student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and follows the lineage of Para Yoga and Sri Vidya. Her classes strive to provide a space for each person to explore the effect of yoga in their own way and, while rooted in the methodologies of Para Yoga, are an amalgamation of all her teachers’ influences. Each class will include pranayama (breathwork), the exploration and experience of the energetics of asana (postures), mantra, visualization and intentional focus, and meditation.
Lisa Theis~ Karma YOga Center~ Yoga Teacher training Program 200Hr