200hr Yoga Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training, Andalucía Spain

Fill in the form to make an enquiry or booking for the 200hr Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Andalucía ,Spain. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

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200hr Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, Andalucía Spain

Retreat Dates

Sunday 5th January to Friday 31st January 2020

Sunday 9th February to Friday 6th March 2020

Sunday 15th March to Friday Friday 10th April 2020

Students can arrive and leave on the Saturdays before and after.

This 200hr Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course is spread over four 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.

We offer a program that can be tailored to your learning style and level, so that everyone can be challenged! There are so many yoga teacher training courses out there, it can be pretty hard to make the final decision. Not every course will suit every person and we like to be as clear as possible with the experience we are offering so that our students leave feeling confident as a teacher.

Our course concentrates on Ashtanga Vinyasa, it is not a pick and mix training or ‘multi-style’ course, you get a sound thorough training, allowing you to build on skills week by week rather than moving onto different things. Our goal is that you are prepared and feel ready to teach to the public on graduation.

There is a minimum of three teaching staff on each one of the teacher trainings that come from a variety of backgrounds and have different teaching styles so that you get a varied learning experience.

By the end of the course you will have a 60/90 minute Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow Class that will have been practiced, prepared and critiqued so that you have a class ready to go.

You will feel like you have really accomplished something and taken on valuable experiences mentally and physically from a daily practice.

Course Objectives

  • Have a sound foundational knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy
  • Teach a 60 minute 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
  • Location and how to get there

Accommodation

Enchantingly tucked away in the rolling hills of Southern Spain and set within its own large private grounds, complete with outdoor pool. Finca La Vina is the perfect place to fully immerse yourself, unwind and relax.

The terraces and gardens of our minimal yet warm and homely, rustic, large Spanish villa offer stunning 360 degree views ranging from the breath taking coastline of Conil de la Frontera to El Palmar, before sweeping through to tranquil views over the serene, infinite countryside of Andalucía. A selection of long sandy beaches, majestic cliff top walks and encapsulating pine forests are only 15 minutes drive away.

Teachers

The experienced teaching staff are here to get you through the intensity of the course and help modify or support your practice so that you always feel within your capability.

We have three lead teachers on the training all with at least six years experience of teaching yoga. All have taken training in India and have taught internationally.

All lead teachers have lived, trained and taught yoga in India. They are able to bring you a curriculum that is rooted in tradition but accessible to the modern world.

Amelia Valls
Amelia’s journey as a teacher started 12 years ago, having been trained in Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training. She worked with a diverse range of people and communities. At that point she realised how much she loved to help people have a better, active life and decided to study a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences, in Spain.

In 2013 she completed her 500 hrs YTTC at Kranti Yoga, Goa, India. Initially, it was to complement her field of work and studies. However, during her training she developed a completely different point of view about the concept of health. She realised that health is not just about the physical body but the mind and soul also.

Through Yoga, Amelia found balance in her life. She started to incorporate aspects of yoga philosophy not only on the mat but also in her everyday life.

After Amelia’s initial extended, in depth studies of yoga in India, she returned home and realised how much she missed The Yoga Village. She returned to assist on the YTTCs in order to develop herself as a Yoga Teacher. Passionate about anatomy, she was quickly able to apply her knowledge in the Ashtanga Yoga practice, helping students on a daily basis to overcome the many obstacles faced physically.

As a teacher, Amelia is unwaveringly attentive and possesses the rare gift of making learning fun and enjoyable. Ask her any question about functional anatomy and her creative response will provide you with the most accessible answer. Amelia is sure that her purpose in life is to help and inspire other people to believe in themselves and challenge their existence.

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 onto become a regular on the schedule at studios across London for the hugely popular brand of dynamic, modern, inclusive, mixed levels 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 Ashtangha/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.

She is a firm believer in the benefits of the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Through repetition, routine and enquiry she believes you are able to gain insight into your physical and mental patterns and are able to become more mindful of your thoughts and actions on and off the mat.

During her 3 years living and training in India she was introduced to Ayurveda, which has now become an important influence in her life, 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.

Grace Farmer
Grace is defined by a passion for exploring the body’s rhythmic capacity for authentic expression. She believes that venturing deeply into the physical vessel is the best way to access our secret powers and hidden capabilities.

This fascination with the physical blossomed from childhood, where her discovery of dance began. A connection with yoga contributes to the evolution of her relationship with movement and physicality, which has lead her towards understanding the importance of stillness and contemplation.

Asana and Pranayama are integral parts of her daily practice. Inspired by her dance teacher Susan Handy, the simplicity of Ashtanga and the creative possibilities of Vinyasa, Grace’s own practice and her teaching is always a fusion of technicality and curiosity. She hopes to inspire a commitment to ones own self study and a continuation of learning beyond the courses she’s teaches on.

Grace has been a teacher since 2010, from ballet to cheerleading and now yoga anatomy and technical workshops. She hopes that her classes allow people to connect with possibilities beyond their imagination, making complicated subjects accessible and even fun! In 2015, she began studies in India, completing a teacher training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga and has been a full time teacher ever since, in a variety of settings which make for a valued contribution to aspiring Yoga Teachers.

When she isn’t teaching at the Yoga Bubble, Grace is based in Berlin or spreading the work of Elbow Collective www.elbowcollective.org across Europe and often at Festivals. Her own development is leading her towards pursuing the potential for movement therapy and healing through the physical body.

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 course 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 Mysore, 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 broken up by a Vinyasa flow class with a specific aim or theme. For example; Wednesday’s class could focus on arm balancing and Saturday’s class aimed at leaping into Hanumanasana. These classes will serve as an excellent example for those that want to develop their teaching in the style of Vinyasa Flow.

Pranayama/Meditation

Within your pranayama/meditation session you will be guided through basic pranayama (breathing) techniques. By the end of the 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 ones 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

These classes will be structured through the Ashtanga Primary Series. Running through all the postures as they appear, interweaving a modern anatomical approach, so that the knowledge is applied and applicable to the practice and teaching of yoga.

This class is also an excellent opportunity to explore your own practice and learn the suitable modifications for your own body and others.

Teaching Methodology and Practicum

This module focuses on the skills needed to become a successful, engaging and adaptable yoga teacher. The class centre’s around peer led feedback and practical activities so that you begin to teach in the very first lesson.

By the end of the module our aim is that you will have either designed a well planned and practiced 60 minute flow class, or you can chose to work from one of our set template classes; either a shortened Ashtanga primary series or a Vinyasa flow class.

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 to their peers towards the end of the course.

Whichever option you choose for this module you will have developed a strong base class 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 of different themes and geared to different levels.

Yoga Philosophy

Philosophy class will focus on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, covering the main sutras within the first 2 chapters and 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.

Retreat schedule

7.30-9.30 Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa
9.30-10.15 Pranayama/Meditation
10.15-11.15 Breakfast
11.15-12.45 Anatomy & Alignment
12.45-1 Tea Break
1-2.30 Teaching Methodology/Philosophy
2.30.-4.30 Lunch
4.30-6 Workshop
7.30 Dinner

Cuisine

All inclusive vegetarian. Can cater for vegan and gluten free diets also.

Accommodation

Prices are in Euros

Dorm (4 share): €2300
Twin Share: €2800
Triple Share: €2500
Single: €3300

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Food and Drinks
  • Training
  • Manual and school bag

Does not include

  • Travel
  • Insurance

What past guests have said

”The four weeks were such an intensive, incredible and wonderful time. The teachers are great and they really try to give all their knowledge to you. The Yoga lessons in the morning, pranayama, wonderful breakfast, anatomy, teaching methodology also. I miss it a lot! The vegan food is really delicious, the house is nice and you will have a great view of the landscape – absolutely in silence. A small group of nice people, allows you to learn really quick and intensive.

It was hard but one of the nicest experiences in my life. Definitely a yoga hot spot in Europe. If you want to do a really great high quality Yoga Teacher Training, with wonderful teachers, then is definitely your right choice. 

I am so thankful and now I am able to do things, which I have never Imagined before. I will always keep them in my mind, and I will definitely come back. I learned so so much and got so many new Friends. Thanks for Everything and more.” Sarah Kaiser

”The location is beautiful, waking up every morning with the beautiful view of the fields and the sea is awesome, and during the day there is even the pool where you can chill.
 Food is even better, i think i haven’t eat badly a single day, super balanced and tasty vegetarian food is always provided at the Bubble. I took part in the teacher training and it has been an amazing experience!

The teachers are very competent in every aspects of their teaching, they are always available to answer extra questions and to help you after class if you need it. A very complete course on every aspect of the practice and yoga lifestyle. After completing this 200hr I feel definitely ready to teach yoga.
 You are not only joining a yoga retreat/YTTC but you are joining a beautiful family of amazing people! Thank you again for this amazing experience, miss you all!”. Simone Peraz

”If you’re thinking about booking, just do it! I promise that the experience will not disappoint! You’ll walk away confident in your practice with a sound knowledge of anatomy, inspired to teach.
 
I initially booked on an intensive 200hrTT course because I wanted to fully immerse myself; to deepen my practice and understanding. I now feel fully confident to lead classes!

This wasn’t necessarily a priority but it is something I truly value. This is due to the love and attention from the teachers. They all had their own quirks as teachers and their love for the practice was always at the forefront! Each armed with their own style of teaching, we were exposed to Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow throughout the 4 weeks.

Whilst it was obvious to me that they all have their own different yoga styles, they came together to make sure that all their teachings were rooted in the Ashtanga method. Yin and Acroyoga also made a feature which was fantastic! 

The schedule was well thought out and it didn’t cut corners on anything. I was grateful for my four weeks in Spain… Saturday afternoon and Sunday’s off gave the perfect opportunity to revise what we had learnt over the week.

It’s my opinion that you can’t cram the training into 3 weeks without losing some kind of quality control. This is something that I felt they also understood. Our group was capped at 15 which gave us the feeling of being seen by all the teachers and there was a definite emphasis on the quality of the training here.

 This team should proud of how they are going about creating future yoga teachers”. Michelle Rowsell

How to get there

Closest Airports: Jerez Airport 50 mins. Gibraltar Airport 1hr 30 mins. Seville Airport 1hr 50 mins

When booking we will be happy to help you organise your travel from the airport to the villa.We can offer transfers from:

Seville airport: 200 euros
Jerez airport: 100 euros
San Fernando train station: 45 euros

We always try to match up your arrival times with other guests so you can split transfer costs. There is also a train station (San Fernando Bahi Sur) that is connected to Seville Santa Justa station and Jerez airport that will get you much closer to us!

Car rental is recommended so you will be able to get around easier once here. If you are interested in renting a car, do let us know on your application as we may be able to group you with other students who are also interested to split the cost. Once you add up taxi prices, it is a very cost effective option.

Booking

Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking on this 200hr Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Andalucía, Spain. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.