24 Days 200-Hour Free-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

  • La Hospedería del Silencio, Paseo de las Cañadas, Robledillo de la Vera, Cáceres 10493, Spain

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Overview

Free-Style Yoga Teacher Training Spain

Join this teacher training and learn create your own style of yoga based on your own personality. Free-style yoga actively promotes the open free-style of teaching yoga using all of the tools yoga has to offer. There are literally thousands of yoga asanas to explore, including meditation, pranayama, kriyas, teaching styles, and not forgetting where yoga came from and its unique history. This is a great opportunity if you wish to be free to explore yoga in you own way.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 1 daily meditation session
  • Daily anatomy of yoga lectures
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Free-style Yoga Alliance accreditation and marketing
  • Daily theory lectures including philosophy
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • All inclusive meals
  • 21 days with instruction
  • Spanish
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La Hospedería del Silencio Eco Centro resort has a number of wooden cabin lodges situated spaciously around the resort, each with its own kitchen, lounge and television area, and private bathrooms. Some lodges have a wooden terrace extending to the rear with a spectacular view of Sierra de Gredos.

Two types of accommodation options are available, double room with single beds, shared or private room with a single bed. You will also have the option of booking either room type when reserving a place on the course. You are recommended to book a double shared room to pair up with another student during the course, for mutual support.

All wooden cabin lodges are fully equipped with electricity, kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. The lodges do not have television therefore, it is advisable to bring a small device that will allow you to watch movies or your favorite programs if desired.

During this teacher training, you will have the opportunity to receive the highest standard of training. Starting at the end of the first week, you will begin teaching in pairs, then groups on the second week. You will also have the opportunity on the third week to give live training classes to the local community, giving a fantastic opportunity to progress as yoga teacher after the course.

This teacher training course is unique and stands out from the standard training courses. You will have the opportunity to start teaching from the first week, until you leave as a yoga teacher, thus building up real confidence and creating a stronger personality throughout the course.

The course manual consists of 16 modules, with an easy to follow structure giving detailed content and instructions. Each module comes with homework, which has to be completed on a weekly basis and given to the lead trainer. The homework will be accumulated during the course and given back during the final week to help with exam preparation. You will also have a day off training every Sunday.

This is an intensive 24-day yoga teacher training course, starting at 06:00 and finishing at 18:00, six and a half days a week. You may at times feel tired, sore, overwhelmed with information, and may experience ups and downs. Please feel confident that Free-Style Yoga will do its best to support everyone going through these experiences.

At least six months of yoga study and practice before attending this course is necessary. You will also be required to familiarize with the mandatory course books.

You will have to pass a standard written examination before receiving any formal certification for the course, at present Free-style Yoga has a 100% pass rate.

The course does not come with an automatic pass, the manual has been structured to ensure students receive the maximum key knowledge for taking the examination. However, if a you need a re-examination then this will be done on the same day with teacher guidance. You will also receive continuous assessments throughout the course and the trainers will be available for counseling sessions at the student's request.

Course syllabus by Yoga Alliance standards

  • Techniques, training, and practice; 100 hours
  • Teaching methodology; 25 hours
  • Anatomy and physiology; 20 hours
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers; 30 hours
  • Practicum; 10 hours
  • The remaining hours will be split between the educational categories
  • Minimum contact hours;180 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainers; 65 hours
  • Total; 252 hours without including meal times

Course modules

  • Module 1 - Yoga history and philosophy
  • Module 2 - Yoga comes to the West
  • Module 3 - Free-style yoga method
  • Module 4 - Difference between yoga and physical exercise
  • Module 5 - Surya Namaskar (sun salutations)
  • Module 6 - Introduction to asanas
  • Module 7 - Karanas, vinyasa yoga flow
  • Module 8 - Anatomy and philosophy
  • Module 9 - Anatomical planes of the body
  • Module 10 - Meditation
  • Module 11 - Relaxation
  • Module 12 - Pranayama, kriyas, and bandhas
  • Module 13 - Nadis and chakras
  • Module 14 - Yoga for children
  • Module 15 - Yoga for pensioners
  • Module 16 - "I am a qualified yoga teacher, what now?”

Sample daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - 06:15 Wake up; prepare for meditation
  • 06:15 - 07:00 Sunrise meditation session
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Group practice, Free-style yoga class
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Lectures and workshops; theory and philosophy
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Break
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Lectures and workshops; anatomy of yoga
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Lectures and workshops; teaching methodology and practicum
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Group practice, Free-style yoga class, or meditation
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Supper followed by free time

Mandatory books

  • “The Yoga Bible” by Cristina Brown
  • “Anatomy of Yoga” by Leslie Kaminoff

This teacher training will be held at La Hospedería del Silencio Eco Centro resort in Caceres, Spain. La Hospedería is located on the doorstep of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, which forms the largest part of Spain's central system of mountains with a number of rivers, lakes, small towns, and local wildlife including endemic species to the mountains.

Sierra de Gredos is a protected national park and is subject to strict park management policies including camping, litter, trekking, and tourism in general. The Eco Centro retreat is situated near the village of Robledillo de la Vera in a very quiet location holding a southwestern position from the Gredos mountains. The center has a beautiful location away from any highway or local roads, one kilometer from the nearest village with accommodation spaciously located around the resort.

Nearby places

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), 821 kilometers
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), 439 kilometers
  • Madrid - 2 hours
  • Madrid Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD), 243 kilometers
  • Malaga Galages Airport (AGP), 503 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Library nearby
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

During this teacher training, you will be served three daily healthy meals, tea, coffee, snacks, and smoothies. The onsite cooks will be serving up some amazing meals mostly vegetarian and vegan. The ingredients are sourced locally from bio-farms that use sustainable growing techniques to ensure all produce is bio-available.

Meals are varied and introduce an assortment of ingredient combinations, using tofu, sietan, and meat-free options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated upon previous request. Meals will be taken at the onsite restaurant.

Smoothies

All guests will experience a variety of smoothie tasting workshops, for breakfast or to enjoy as a snack during the day. Smoothies are an incredible addition to any diet and you will be making colorful, tasty smoothies from locally sourced ingredients.

During your free time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy local trekking, swimming in the rivers, and natural rock formed pools, horse riding or simply relaxing at the resort taking in the local countryside, onsite swimming pool, or helping out in the gardens.

Trekking and nature walks

It is very important during the course to take a break from training, walking or trekking is a recommended option. Horse riding is also available at the local village where you can experience a day or half at typical Spanish riding stables.

At Sierra de Gredos mountains, you will have opportunities for walks and treks within the park itself including discovering the rivers that hold a variety of small lagoons with crystal clear fresh water trapped from the normal river route.

There are also plenty of chill-out areas where you can escape for a few minutes to the whole day to relax and recuperate during the course.

During this teacher training, massage and naturopathy treatments will be available at the center for an additional price, including various types massages, reflexology, and acupuncture.

  • 1 daily smoothie
  • 3 meals per day
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • 24 days training including exam and days off
  • Daily teas, coffee, and snacks
  • Full use of Eco Centro facilities
  • Fully scheduled professionally certified yoga course
  • Specialist accreditation by Free-style yoga Alliance including free publicity and marketing
  • Teacher training manual and handouts
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Transportation to Eco Centro
  • Yoga accessories
  • Yoga mat

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Madrid Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), or Malaga Galages Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

On arrival into Madrid Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD) you will need to make arrangements to stay in Madrid or go directly to the designated pickup point for international students, to be arranged closer to the course start date. Free-Style Yoga Alliance will arrange as a course group, transport from Madrid to Eco Centro in Caceres at a small additional cost.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Free-Style Yoga Alliance an inquiry.