200hr Yoga Alliance approved Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training, Cadiz (Spain)

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

Description

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

Retreat Dates

12th September – 8th October

17th October – 12th November

21st November – 17th December

2022

9th January – 4th February

13th February – 11th March 2022

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

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 travelers, 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.

Find us at Las Casas de Caños, Cañada del Alamo, 286, 11159, Los Caños de Meca, Cadiz.

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.

Polly Butler
Originally from the UK, Polly has facilitated trainings, retreats and workshops worldwide for the past 4 years, and continues to operate with no fixed base. With a BSc in Physics, a long-term background in dance, and many years of self-study into philosophy, she met yoga as the culmination of her desire to live the examined life.

Her classes weave together embodiment practices, functional alignment, breath awareness and teachings from prominent philosophical texts. Her own practice is a blend of meditation, mantra and movement modalities, alongside contemplation and study. She believes that the body can be used as a vehicle for our awakening, and that this power is accessible to everyone through the living tradition of yoga.

Emily Scandone
Emily began exploring yoga in her bedroom on YouTube! This set her on a journey to deeper exploration and gave her a new medium in which to express and inhabit the NOW!

Her background in art reflects and continues to nourish her investigation of what it is to live in the present moment. She achieved a Fine Art degree which focused on the area of context and site specific. Using the medium of performance to consider space and how we can capture the NOW!

In 2018 she completed her first teacher training with us and has been learning, teaching and growing ever since.Her background in gymnastics continues to inform and influence her journey in embodied movement and yoga.

Through yoga and instinctual movement Emily feels you are able to express yourself more authentically, which is central to her teaching style; encouraging others to gather inward in a safe space and to express, embrace and embark with one another as individuals and as a collective. She instructs energetic flows as well as restoring energy within the body.
Yoga is just a tool to find freedom within our body and mind.

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.

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): €2500
Twin Share: €2800
Single: €3100

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

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. See the local Spanish bus timetable.

We are happy to advise you on your travel options and group you up with other students, just let us know!

Booking

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