Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 200 hour Training at Wild Warrior Yoga, Andalusia

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2021 / 2022 Dates

Sunday 12th September – Friday 8th October
Sunday 17th October – Friday 12th November
Sunday 21st November – Friday 17th December
Sunday 9th January – Friday 4th February
Sunday 13th February – Friday 11th March

These are the course dates with the arrival and departure day, the day before and day after.

Wild Warrior Yoga YTTC is a Yoga Alliance approved residential 200 hours program. The course is spread over 4 weeks giving you time to fully immerse yourself into the learning and teaching experience.

Small groups (max 15) allow our teachers to give you the individual experience you need to feel well prepared and confident after your graduation. And the setting of our school, surrounded by trees in the heart of Andalusia, Spain, allows you the space in nature to feel recharged and energised.

Yoga Teacher Training Course Objectives

  • Have a sound foundational knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy
  • Teach a 60 minute shortened Ashtanga Primary or Ashtanga based Vinyasa Flow lesson to your peers including
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Develop your Yoga Asana and Pranayama practice, increasing strength, flexibility and focus
  • Be familiar with the main teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Learn about different aspects of yogic lifestyle, such as Ayurveda and Kriyas
  • Asana Practice

Your morning asana class will be focused on learning the Ashtanga Primary Series as a foundation for your development as teachers. The first 2 weeks of your yoga teacher training you will be led through the whole series by your lead teacher and you will also be adjusted and corrected by the assistant. When the group is ready, you will transition into the more traditional self practice style of Ashtanga Yoga.

The practice is geared towards both experienced Ashtangis and those not so familiar with the series. Self practice is not only an excellent way to work with our students individually, but also great for those with less experience to familiarise themselves with a practice they can safely and confidently perform without guidance upon completion of the course.

Practice on Tuesdays and Fridays will be Vinyasa flow with a specific aim or theme. For example, classes could focus on arm balancing or working towards Hanumanasana. These classes will serve as an excellent example for those that want to develop their teaching in the style of Vinyasa Flow.

Your morning practice will also be supported by evening workshops which will give us time to break down and discuss different techniques and answer any personal queries you may have. These workshops will include; arm balancing, back bending and transitions.

There will also be time for some more restorative practices such as yin yoga and ball release to complement you learning experience.

Pranayama and Meditation

Within your pranayama and meditation session you will be guided through basic pranayama (breathing) techniques. By the end of the yoga teacher training course we will have developed your own sequence of pranayama techniques that you will be able to self practice and take away with you into the world.

Breath is our bridge between the mental and physical, the subtle and tangible parts of our being. Pranayama’s benefits, when practiced regularly are significant and can transform your mental clarity and self control.

We treat pranayama as a meditation on the breath, as a tool to focus our mind and balance our emotional state. During the first week of pranayama, as we slowly guide you through the techniques, we will also use visualisation and mindfulness techniques that will help you to focus and build your meditation practice.

Theory classes will explain the benefits accompanying these breathing and meditation techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided classes.

Anatomy and Alignment

The anatomy and alignment module is a key part of our yoga teacher training course and it is structured through the Ashtanga Primary Series, working through the alignment and anatomical activity of forward folds, twists, backbends and the rest! This module opens up the internal workings of the body and allows students to gain a deeper understanding into function and purpose.

Rather than being occupied with how a posture looks we want you to gain the wisdom of how the postures functions in your own body and in the bodies of others, there’s no one size fits all! This class is also an excellent opportunity to explore your own practice and learn the suitable modifications for your own body and others.

This module will also help you to retain the sanskrit names of the postures and the order of the primary series so that you have a refined and integrated ashtanga self-practice.

For those that are interested in developing their understanding of Vinyasa Flow yoga, there will be a workshop dedicated to postures that appear outside of the Ashtanga Primary Series so you get a well rounded knowledge of all the asana types.

Teaching Methodology and Practicum

This module within our yoga teacher training focuses on the skills needed to become a successful, engaging and adaptable yoga teacher. The class centres around peer led feedback and practical activities so that you begin to teach in the very first lesson. Topics covered within this module include; creative sequencing, use of voice, clear cueing, demonstration, inclusivity and language. Unlike other courses, our teacher training equips all our graduates with the skills to teach after the course.

By the end of the module you will have a one hour yoga class that you will have practiced and refined. You can choose a set template class that has already been designed or you can create your own sequence with the help of your teacher.

The template option can be a very good way for those wishing to focus more towards Ashtanga or for those who are less confident with English as a first language to feel confident when they teach.

Whichever option you choose, this module will give you a strong class to teach that you will be able to take with you wherever you go and adapt accordingly to your students. You will also have the tools and knowledge to be able to design and plan a range of classes, based on different themes and geared to different levels.

Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda

Philosophy class will focus on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, covering the main sutras within the first 2 chapters. We will also explore the 8 limbs as understood in both a traditional and contemporary context by comparing different commentaries and interpretations. Special focus will be given to the yamas and niyamas, the ethical code of the 8 limb system and how we can interpret these teachings into our lives as students and teachers.

It is important that the philosophical teachings of yoga are integrated with the physical practice, in order to gain and experience the real benefits.

There will also be 2 Ayurveda classes during the first part of the yoga teacher training. These classes are a great introduction to the vast science of Ayurveda and gives you a taste of some of the routines and rituals you can incorporate into your life on and off the mat to find even more balance.

Schedule

7.30-8.15 Pranayama/Meditation
8.15-10.15 Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa
10.15-11.15 Breakfast
11.15-12.45 Anatomy & Alignment
12.45-1 Tea Break
1-2.30 Teaching Methodology/Philosophy
2.30-4 Lunch
4-5.30 Workshop
7 Dinner
*example schedule, subject to change under needs of students and lead teacher

Classes are all day Sunday to Thursday, with a half day Friday and Saturday off

Teachers

Lascel De La’ Bruvs
Lascel was born in Whitechapel in London’s East End. It was during his studies as a keen Music Technology student that a traumatic life changing event eventually led him to his passion for teaching yoga (read Lascel’s story by following the link below).

Originally trained as a Hot Hatha Yoga Instructor at Bikram’s Yoga College of India in L.A. Lascel then went on to share his passion for teaching the world famous 26/2 set sequence far and wide. Initially teaching all over the U.K. he then lived life as a traveling teacher, teaching in Europe, The USA, Australia, Asia and eventually India.

It was on a return trip from Australia Lascel was presented with an opportunity to retrain under Michelle Pernetta, one of the UK’s most established, experienced senior teachers.

He went on to become a regular on the schedule at studios across London for the hugely popular brand of dynamic, modern, inclusive yoga at “Fierce Grace”. A growing interest in the philosophy and foundations of yoga as a whole, as well as a continued and growing interest in the modern western interpretation and anatomical focus of asana, eventually led him to take an impulsive extended one way trip to India.

He traveled and taught for a few months and eventually enrolled on another teacher training in South Goa. After completing an advanced 300 hour course in modern Ashtanga Vinyasa, Lascel stayed on at the school initially as an assistant teacher for the 200 hour teacher training course to fully immerse himself in his new found love for Ashtanga, Pranayama, Meditation and Yogic Anatomy. He soon went on to becoming a lead teacher on the 300 hour teacher training course that he had completed prior.

Having experienced first hand both the huge physical but more importantly psychological benefits that can come with a yoga practice, Lascel is passionate about sharing these benefits with as many people as possible. He believes that yoga should be accessible for all from the die hard, daily, borderline obsessive intense practitioner of all things yoga, to the guy that heard after 20 years as a plasterer and 4 pints at his local, that a spot of yoga might sort his shoulder out.

Lascel’s 1000+ hours in various teacher trainings, along with many years of experience as a full time teacher assisting practitioners of all abilities and dispositions, along with his continued passion for his own practice and continued learning is what inspires him to teach from the heart in a compassionate, dynamic, fun and inclusive style.

Morwenna Truscott
Morwenna discovered Ashtanga Yoga whilst training as a dancer at The Laban Centre in London, it soon became apart of her life, developing alongside her career as a dance teacher, eventually over taking it all together. Drawing from her dance background and yoga experience, she teaches flowing Vinyasa Classes with creative transitions and dynamic sequencing.

Imaginative cueing allows her students to gain greater insight into their individual body alignments and develop a deeper awareness of their own physicality.

During her 3 years living and training in India she was introduced to Ayurveda and The Philosophy of Yoga, which has now become an important influence in her life and teaching. Especially Ayurvedic diet and routine. She feels that Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness that can lead to greater transformation in your practice, your health and your awareness of others.

Just like yoga it is a lifelong learning process that is only improved through practice and experience.Teachers, yoga and people of all kinds continue to inspire and fuel the development of her practice, teaching and exploration of yoga.

Venue

Wild Warrior Yoga is set within the grounds of a beautiful villa set in the middle of a protected natural park, in Barbate, surrounded by trees and birds! The extensive gardens have lots of flat spaces to practice yoga and sit in the tranquillity of nature.

A vine covered terrace next to the pool is the perfect place to take a tea and read the afternoon away. The house can accommodate 8 people comfortably and has a very large living area where we do our morning practice.

The views from the numerous terraces are incredible, you are able to see the pine forest, the sea and the lighthouse of trafalgar all in one glance.

We have a number of room options available depending on what your preference is, get in contact for more info.

Food inclusions

When you come to stay with us all meals are included. Our kitchen is vegetarian, wholesome and uses locally sourced ingredients where possible. Our meals are a feast for the eyes and the belly. Our aim is to provide healthy, delicious food that allows you to progress in your yoga practice. Each meal is buffet style so you can pick and choose what you need according to how hungry you feel.

Dietary requirements are catered for, please notify us on booking.

Prices / per person

Dorm Room
Shared between 4 people max with 2 bunk beds.
2500 euros

Twin Room
Shared between 2 people with 2 single beds.
2800 euros

Single Room
Private with 1 double bed.
3100 euros

Includes

  • All meals and refreshments
  • School Bag with Manual and Cheat Sheet
  • Yoga Alliance Certification on successful completion
  • Use of all yoga equipment
  • 28 nights of accommodation

Does not include

  • Travel
  • Insurance

What past guests have said

Offer Sharabi
”Morwenna and Lascel created a great atmosphere where they stoke a great balance between dedication to physical practice, theoretical studies of anatomy and philosophy and spare time to assimilate all this knowledge within the body and mind alike.

Both Morwenna and Lascel have years of experience in teaching yoga teachers and this shines across not only in their taught classes but also in the way that their yoga teaching methodologies which in turn helped us to learn how to teach. The schedule was sound and was followed through very well, keeping us in the know of what was happening and also building our knowledge in a structured and well thought of manner.”

Kate Rowlands
”The amount of heart and passion brought to the teachings and training programs at Wild Warrior Yoga is unparalleled! I was lucky to meet Morwenna and Lascel in India doing my Yoga Teacher Training and fell in love with their yoga teaching style and the depth they go into, to make sure you leave feeling competent and confident in your own abilities, as well as keeping you curious and engaged in the world of yoga, past, present and future. If you’re considering a yoga retreat, getting certified as a yoga teacher, or wanting to expand off your 200 hr training, I can’t recommend Wild Warrior Yoga enough.”

Lynn Merhar
”I did a 200h YTT in January 2020 in the south of Spain. Lascel and Morwenna from Wild Warrior Yoga were my teachers and they made this experience unbelievable. It couldn’t have been better.They are lovely people and they put so much love and energy in these yoga courses.

We have learnt so many things in just 4 weeks – impossible! From the yoga training, philosophy classes and the delicious food and so many more things, I enjoyed everything. I can only recommend it!!”.

Location and how to get there

We run our yoga courses from a stunning Spanish style villa that is perfectly secluded, in the middle of a protected natural park. If peace and quiet is what you are after this is the perfect place for you.

Only 20 minutes walk away you will find Los Caños de Meca, a small, bohemian, seaside village. The town is perched on the cliff-tops and is fast receiving a reputation as the perfect place for beatnik travellers, surfers and water sports enthusiasts to spend their time.

In your time off you will be able to enjoy all the small town has to offer including surf classes, traditional tapas bars and trendy coffee shops.

Other nearby points of interest include the white hill top town of Vejer de la Frontera, the old city of Cadiz and the surf beach of El Palmar. Los Caños de Meca is well situated for a choice of international airports.

Jerez: 1 hour 10 minutes
Gibraltar: 1 hour 40 minutes
Seville: 1 hour 55 minutes
Malaga: 2 hours 30 minutes

We recommend car rental so that you have more freedom in your free time, as public transport is generally limited and taxis are expensive.

The best way to get here without a car is to arrive to Sevilla airport and catch the direct bus from Sevilla center down to Conil, where we can pick you up from the bus stop free of charge. We are happy to advise you on your travel options and group you up with other students, just let us know!

What to pack

  • yoga kit
  • warm clothes for the night time
  • slippers
  • notebook
  • pens

You can order all items from our wellness travel shop.

Enquiry

To make an enquiry or book this 3 Week 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Verona, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

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