Yoga Alliance® 200-hour Multistyle Yin & Yang Yoga Teacher Training Course in Spain, 18th October – 8th November

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Dates 2022


Are you ready for a life changing journey?
Do you want to do what you love?
Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice?
Learn how to teach yoga and share your passion for yoga?

Join our Yoga Alliance® 200-hour training Program in Andalusia, Spain. Our course is a comprehensive,ninternationally recognised YTT program. Our training method is unique as it is not limited to one yoga style or blend of styles. Instead, it connects the philosophy of Yoga, Ayurveda and Taoist Yoga (TCM).

We train you by presenting you everything you will need to know in order to practice and teach your own unique style of yoga to anyone.

Our primary goal is to cultivate a strong, safe, and strong foundation for yourself and to be able to teach confidently and safely to others.

We focus extra on practical learning and experiencing. We believe that you need to create your own yoga. To understand the various yoga styles and philosophies. To work with what resonates and works for you. We’ll give you a solid basis and inspire you to find your own voice.

Over the last few years we have trained people from more than 25 different countries. Our Viva La Vida’s Yoga Training has developed some really outstanding, creative and passionate yoga teachers who were ready and confident to teach upon graduation, and who have launched some remarkable projects.

Our three week intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Spain is a fully comprehensive, profoundly life transforming experience. We work with small groups up to a max of 16 people. Therefore we can give personal attention to all our trainees. Each trainee has a personal mentor to guide them on their inward journey.

There will be private sessions with your mentor weekly and whenever you feel you would like to have a talk. You can discuss any questions or doubts with your personal mentor.


Stay in a beautiful little hamlet with beautiful lake & ocean views Small white washed casas and casitas in a mountain hamlet, with a rustic on-site bar and pool, surrounded by birds, bougainvillea and breathtaking views.

It’s a steep climb through olive groves to reach the hamlet of El Cañuelo. Perched high in the mountains, with clear views to the 25 km-distant Med, it’s a wonderfully place, and the nice holiday homes with their terraces merge charmingly into the traditional village; Rafael the goatherd’s house is opposite.

The cute houses are not very luxurious, but El Cañuelo is as authentically Andaluz as it gets. It has a lot of charm. Step outside and you’re in a bird-sung world of bougainvillea and sunshine: take to the village trail, explore the nearby markets or drink in the spectacular views.

There is a bar in El Cañuelo that we can use during our stay. The bar has spacious outdoor terracing with spectacular views. Indoors there is space for several tables and there are two fireplaces for winter use.

Swimming pool
The swimming pool, called locally the ‘Mickey Mouse’ because of its shape, is 7 x 7 metres with the two small ‘ears’ one with a depth of 90cms and the other about 15cm. The main pool is 2m at its deepest point. The Bar and location has WIFI.

The Yoga Shala
There is a beautiful, recently refurnished, spacious Yoga Shala. It has big windows with a lot of light coming in to the room. Furthermore there are several platforms/ terraces where we can do the yoga outside if the weather permits it.

Content 22 Day Yoga Teacher Training Course

Our curriculum includes the following:

• 100 hours yoga technique, training, and practice
• 30 hours teaching methodology
• 25 hours anatomy and physiology
• 30 hours yoga philosophy
• 20 hours practice teaching guidance

Students will learn postures and teach an asana practice – through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teaching exercises, posture sequencing, and class development.

During the 200 hour 22 day immersion Yoga Teacher training we establish a steady rhythm of study, classes, practice and rest over the course of the three weeks.

The foundation course is designed to establish any serious practitioner and teacher in the principles and practices of yoga, Ayurveda, mindfulness, meditation, yang styles of yoga like hatha yoga and vinyasa and yin yoga.

During our Viva La Vida Intensive Training Course you will gain working knowledge of the following things:

Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda

  • History & Philosophy of Yoga, Philosophy and aim of yoga, the five points of yoga, Prana (Qi) and Nadis (Meridians).
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Ayurveda & yogic lifestyle.Chakras, the human energy field, the five koshas, the bandhas.
  • The gunas, the four paths of yoga & the eight limbs of yoga.
  • Principles of self-development.
  • Teacher-student relationship.
  • Ethics for yoga teachers.

Special focus on the business aspect of yoga

We have more than 20 years experience in marketing and communications. We will have special working sessions on how to start your teaching career. You will go home with a plan and with useful advise on how to market yourself.

We will discuss possible business opportunities and we will help you with ideas on how to create a website and how to use video, blogs and social media. Furthermore we are offer the opportunity to gain work experience by helping with our courses and retreats.

Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Hatha practice & techniques.
  • Vinyasa practice & techniques.
  • Sun salutations & warming-up practice & techniques.
  • Yin yoga.
  • Other yoga styles.
  • Kriyas & Ayurvedic cleansing rituals.
  • Breathwork, pranayama and bhandas.
  • Meditations, relaxation, mindfulness and mudras
  • Chanting – kirtan & mantras
  • Yoga nidra
  • Massage & essential Oils

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to the anatomy of the human body as it relates to the asanas. Basic anatomy and physiology (with particular emphasis on respiration, circulation and digestion).
  • Explore the nervous system, the muscular-skeletal system, knee and hip joints, the pelvis, the spine and other topics.
  • Introduction to the subtle bodies: the yogic anatomy of chakras, nadis, vayus and koshas, helping you to more fully understand the process and benefits of yoga.
  • Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.
  • Benefits and contra-indications for asanas (poses).
  • Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and wellbeing.
  • Physiological and emotional effect of stress.
  • Principles of diet and nutrition.

Yoga and Business & Marketing

Special focus on the business aspect of yoga. We have more than 20 years experience in marketing and communications.

We will have special working sessions on how to start your teaching career. You will go home with a plan and with useful advise on how to market yourself. We will discuss possible business opportunities and we will help you with ideas on how to create a website and how to use video, blogs and social media. Furthermore we are offer the opportunity to gain work experience by helping with our courses and retreats.

Extra additional workshops/activities

  • Walking Meditation
  • Workshop Cooking – Yogic diet
  • Workshop Essentials oils & yoga
  • Workshop QiGong
  • Workshop Kids Yoga
  • Workshop Prenatal & Senior Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga Session
  • Workshop Acro & Partner Yoga
  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Sound Journey
  • Dynamic Meditation Session

After completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand Indian Yoga, Ayurvedic & Taoist Philosophy and know how you can apply it to your own life and work.
  • Understand yourself better, feel more connected to yourself and everything around you.
  • Understand the Power of your Breath
    Energy pathways in the body and how to get them flowing.
    Know which yoga styles & techniques work for you and your students.
  • Offer high-quality classes, courses and workshops on specific topics.
  • Work with different themes and be able to create Hatha, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa, Yin and Yin & Yang classes.
  • Create your own unique yoga style & teach unique and inspiring yoga classes in your own style.

Retreat Schedule

Sunrise yoga and meditation

You will wake up with a cup of tea and some fruit and enjoy the beautiful view over the mountains.

We will start the day with a morning meditation.

Afterwards we continue with an energetic vinyasa practice.

Hit the books
10 AM – Following breakfast, we dig deep into the training, learning about yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, anatomy, physiology and more.

Teaching & practicing
2 PM – After the lunch we will focus more on the practical teaching itself. You will get sessions on various yoga styles, how to teach and on alignment. You will practice teaching in small groups.

We will discuss the basics of teaching – learning about various poses, the muscles they open, breath work, and how to help students in and out of the pose. During the afternoon sessions we will aswell focus on the business aspect of yoga. With help of our teachers you will create a plan for your yoga career.

Afternoon relaxing practice
5:30 PM – We wind down our day with a relaxed yoga practice, stretching into delicious Yin and Restorative poses.

Evening meditation / workshop or movie night
8 PM – After dinner it’s time to relax and find your centre with our daily meditation practice or a special workshop. Some nights we will have a movie night and show a nice documentary.

Daily Schedule

07.00 – 07.30 – Morning tea and fruit
07.30 – 08.30 – Meditation & Pranayama
08.30 – 10.00 – Morning Yoga Practice

10.00 – 11.00 – Breakfast & Break
11.00 – 13.30 – Morning Classroom sessions
13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch/ break/homework
15.30 – 19:00 – Afternoon Sessions including Teaching
17:30 – 19:00 – Afternoon practice (Yin/ Restorative)

19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner
20.00 – Free time//homework or special evening session

This is an example of the daily schedule, please note times may change slightly.


Ilse-Marie Sobering – Yoga and Meditation Teacher 500 E-RYT
Together with Jeroen Ruijters the Founders of Viva La Vida and an experienced international 500 E-RYT Yoga Teacher.

Ilse-Marie did several teacher trainings. The advanced 300 hour course she did in an Ashram in India. She is skilled in various yoga styles and over the years has created her own style by mixing various styles of yoga. She is teaching yoga, meditation and coaching courses in three languages ​​to beginners, advanced students, seniors and children. She is organizing retreats and courses, gives (master) classes and workshops.

Ilse has a great passion for yoga, meditation, mindfulness and healthy nutrition. Yoga & meditation had a big impact on her own life. Ilse-Marie: “I live a lot more in the present moment, I can handle stress better and I enjoy the small things in life a lot more. Yoga is for me this still point is this fast changing world.

I have also realised what is important to me and how I can make a positive contribution in my own way. Teaching gives me a lot of energy and I think it’s great to see what positive effect it has on people. It is beautiful to share your knowledge with others and to do what you really love.

Jane Bakx, Yoga and Meditation Teacher 500RYT

Jane is an E-200RYT + 500RYT yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certified) from the Netherlands. She lived in Amsterdam for most of her life and worked as a producer in advertising. She practised yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching for a few years. After her two yoga teacher training courses (both in India), she decided to leave her job in advertising and follow her heart and passion for yoga full time. Since then, she has been teaching and traveling around the world and also organises retreats. She mainly practices Vinyasa and Yin yoga herself and sometimes also Ashtanga.

To Jane yoga is all about making a connection with yourself; with your body, mind and heart. Through yoga you learn to listen more to your body. The focus in Jane’s classes is mainly on making that connection to yourself and at the same time getting more flexible and strong.

Room options

In April and October we stay in the little hamlet of Cañuelo. At this location we have several nice and rustic houses available to stay.

We have houses with one bedroom, houses with two bedrooms and houses with 4 bedrooms. Most of the casitas have 2 bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, terrace and a bathroom. The little houses are authentic Andaluz style cottages with beautiful views. All have one or more bathrooms, a living area, kitchen and terrace.


Shared twin bedroom with shared bathroom €2995. You stay in a house with two or more rooms and 1 or more bathrooms. You share a room with another participant (two single beds). The houses all have a living room, kitchen and terrace with amazing views over the lake and ocean.

Shared apartment with twin room and bathroom €3095.  You stay in an apartment with one other person. You share a twin room. The apartment has its own bathroom, living room, kitchen and balcony with beautiful views.

Single room shared bathroom €3295.  You can book your own room in one of the houses.You have a big double bed. In the spacious shared house you have one or more bathrooms, living area, kitchen and a terrace with beautiful views


Ecological food, vegan, vegetarian, local. 3 meals a day & snacks, fruit


  • Comprehensive in-dept Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • 22 days of inspiration
  • 21 nights accommodation in a shared studio/apartment/ twin room or in a single room (depending on the location – see room options at the specific date you like to join us)
  • Daily 3 vega and organic meals
  • Tea and water
  • Use of yoga material
  • Special focus on how to marketed your yoga business: business models, marketing, website, social media, blogs, video, etc.
  • A personal coach, our staff of mentors are highly regarded teachers who will guide you through every step of your training.
  • Comprehensive manual and video material. Our in-depth training manual is an exceptional learning and reference tool for both during and after your training.
  • A special FB-group where we share valuable information
  • A good foundation of Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga and knowledge how to create Vinyasa styled classes.
  • Daily Yin and Yang yoga practices.
  • Daily meditation, theory, talks and exercises.
  • Relax time, reading and contemplation time.
  • Sacred sunrise and sunset sessions.

Not included

  • Transfer airport – cortijo and return
  • Flight ticket Málaga.
  • A travel or cancellation insurance.
  • Additional activities, personal expenses.
  • What past guests have said

What past guests have said

”This was the most amazing experience! The amount of care the teachers gave us was incredible, and they continue to support us to this day. I often think back on this YTT with fond memories. The training has everything you could ask for – teaching practice from day one, lots of knowledge building, passionate teachers, wonderful people, delicious food, amazing location. I would recommend this YTT to anyone in a heartbeat.” Jacqui Noel / Australia

”A wonderful experience. This was my first TTC, and I must say I loved every minute of it.. the teachers were great, each with her own style. We learned so much, both theoretically and practically, with a lot of practical exercises, done outside in nature when the weather permitted. Learning about adjustments, how to teach (we started practicing “teaching” our fellow participants very early on), anatomy, things to watch out for, etc.

The location was lovely, surrounded by mountains, the facilities and accommodations were really nice as well, the vegan food prepared by the kind-hearted chef was always tasty and nutritious, who had to work hard to prepare so much food for 18 to 20 people, 2 times a day for 3 weeks! And last but not least, all the participants, including the teachers, host and chef, were so lovely and friendly, with open-hearts, compassionate and just beautiful souls! I love each and every one of them. One of the best experience of my life.. thank you all for this, and with the best of wishes.” Itamar Faybish / Belgium

”It has been one of the best experience of my life. Teachers are passionate, the place is magic, the food amazing, the energy always positive. When I first arrived my mind was full of expectations, when I left my body was stronger and my heart was full of unconditional and universal Love. I really recommend this teacher training course to everybody, it will change your life!”. Federica Paletti / Italy

” This is one of the most beautiful experiences of my life that has found its meaning thanks to a team that beyond a professional side have incredible human values! It was a turning point in my life and I am grateful to have learned to take my first steps on this new path alongside Ilse, Jane and Hannah. I do not even talk about the idyllic setting worthy of a postcard! I recommend this training to 1000%.” Sabrine Tihami

How to get there

You can book the shared transfer with us for 30 euros per ride. We are situated around an hour from the airport of Malaga. The shared transfer will leave the airport/ city on the starting day around 12:00.12:30 PM. If you arrive after this time we can arrange you a private transfer. Costs will be around 70 euros for a private transfer.

Checking in is possible from 12:30. We will start with a lunch and introduction ceremony. The check out on the last day is around 12:30. The transfer leaves around 13:00 back to the airport and/or Malaga city. You can buy a cheap flight via Transavia, Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling. Best to book two single tickets.


Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking on this Yoga Alliance® 200-hour Multistyle Yin & Yang Yoga Teacher Training Course in Spain. You can also contact the team direct on if you have any questions.