Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Spain

Train with a reputable training school. Carol Murphy, primary trainer, has been teaching yoga for 22 years and is training teachers for 11 years. This training will take your practice to the next level, teach you cutting edge anatomy and alignment, deepen your spirituality and prepare you for the classroom. This is a real opportunity to deepen your practice, learn how to teach and grow with a group of like-minders. All set in the incredible Suryalila Yoga Retreat, which offers an idyllic and quiet setting nestled in the hills of Seville.

Highlights

  • Daily Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Technique and alignment breakdown and teaching methodology classes
  • Cutting edge yoga anatomy and integrative philosophy taught in a non-dogmatic way
  • Become a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK or USA
  • Three incredible vegetarian meals per day
  • Daily tea, coffee, and fruits are available
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


23 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 25

Airport transfer available:
Málaga Airport (US$151 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Sevilla Airport (US$81 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Yoga shala
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

The accommodation options are on private, double, and dorm room basis at Suryalila Retreat Center. The facilities here are including the yoga shalas, props, Wi-Fi, a beautiful salt water pool, and unlimited tea, coffee and fruit throughout the day.

There is also an onsite shop, the Shakti Boutique, which will take care of any essentials that you may have forgotten, gifts to take home and all those things that you didn’t know you needed yet.

In typical Spanish style, there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees. The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. They also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs.

Tent glamping

Glamping is short for glamorous camping. Glamp in a beautiful and spacious bell tent, each large enough to stand up in. The glamping tent offers two comfortable twin beds, a chest of drawers, and a hanging rail. The tents overlook the stunning views of the foothills of the Sierra Grazalema. There are four compost toilets and one conventional toilet which are shared by the tents and three hot showers in the glamping area.

Eight-bed dormitory

The spacious dorm rooms have eight beds per room with shared bathrooms. They are beautifully appointed and comfortable. The beautiful eight-person dorm is in Casa Saraswati.

Four-bed dormitory

The four-person mini dorm is located upstairs in Casa Govinda and shares a bathroom with the twin room in Govinda. The other four-person dormitory is located on the ground floor of Casa Ganesha, the main house, and has its own en suite bathroom.

Yurt

Staying in a lovely, spacious yurt is a unique experience. There is a delightful twin or triple fully-furnished yurt with all of the comforts of the other rooms and a back-to-nature ambiance. The yurt is located in the glamping area overlooking the ancient olive grove and has access to three hot showers, one toilet and four eco-toilets right beside it. It has a wood burning fire stove for the colder months.

Twin room

The twin room is located upstairs in Casa Govinda. Across the hallway, there is a comfortable four-person dormitory. These two rooms share a large bathroom, located between them. Downstairs you will find a small double room with its own bathroom, a communal living area, and a kitchen.

Superior double room and deluxe double room with a private bathroom

The superior double room is a small but lovely little room located on the ground floor of Casa Govinda. It has its own bathroom and overlooks the lovely Plaza de las Naranjas. It has access to Casa Govinda’s large, comfortable sitting room and kitchen.

The om dome yoga hall

The dome has an underfloor heating and cooling system, a state of the art sound system and atmospheric lighting. It is fully equipped with Manduka pro mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and eye pillows. It also has back jack floor chairs for trainings and lectures.

The outside of the dome is being constructed to resemble a Nepalese temple with a golden stupa on top, prayer flags, and the Buddha eyes. Inside the dome, there are two long solid walls, so yoga students can practice inversions, which are beautifully decorated with a beautiful mural of Hindu and Tibetan imagery.

Green Lotus Yoga Spain Yoga Teacher Training Itinerary

Schedule

Training will start at 3 p.m. on November 24, 2018. From November 25, 2018, the daily schedule is a follows:

  • 07:30 Meditation, breathwork, and asana session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Theory class (anatomy, philosophy, etc.)
  • 12:00 Meditation, Yin, pranayama, or theory continued form previous class
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Theory class (anatomy, philosophy, etc)
  • 15:30 Break (tea and fruit or cookies)
  • 16:00 Teaching methodology class
  • 19:00 Dinner

Curriculum

Vinyasa

The asana taught on this teacher training course is physically challenging, creative, alignment-orientated and fun. In the classroom, Carol likes to play with a series of Vinyasa threads (sequences of postures, link with the breath) that she has developed over the years.

Carol also teaches technique classes where poses are broken down bio-mechanically and synergistically to bring the yoga anatomy off the page. She always allows for mixed level in her group by offering various expressions of the poses and encouraging students to work to their own level. Myofascial release workshops will also be taught to hydrate and release adhesions in this tensional connective tissue network. This work is also taught to release deep held tension in the body and can also improve mobility

Teaching skills

There are daily teaching methodology classes, so that you will feel prepared for the classroom and feel fully equipped to deliver the work after you graduate. You will be taught a specific methodology with sequencing options and alignment principles that create structures to intelligently inform your classes, which also allow enough flexibility for you to develop your own individual teaching voice as an expression of your authentic self and your relationship with the practice.

Anatomy

The yoga anatomy taught on the 200-hour trainings is cutting edge. It incorporates principle of biomechanics, synergy and myofascial meridians. These classes allows you to dive into a deeper relationship with your body on and off the mat. They also equip you to understanding other people’s bodies in relation to postural holdings and common troubleshooting areas in relation to asana.

Pranic healing energy work and meditations

  • The 5 sheaths meditation
  • Witness based meditations
  • Kundalini chakra meditations
  • Heart based meditations
  • Kundalini trance dance (optional)
  • A collection of traditional pranayamas to cleanse the panic body

Philosophy

The philosophy is delivered in a non-dogmatic way and invites group discussion where all beliefs and opinions are respected. Class discussions, circles, artwork, chanting, empathetic listening, and meditation processes are used to explore the spiritual systems of Patanjali’s sutras, Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, Samkhya and Tantra.

Green-Lotus-Yoga believes that these spiritual systems all offer a different perspective of the same truth and they hope that in your explorations, you can find in these belief systems, tools to strengthen the mind, emotions and spirit, a spiritual rock to lean on in times of need, deeper insight to our true nature and a deeper sense of worth that lies inherent in your being. It is a true blessing to be able to explore this work within a group and many students have told us that that this part of the training has been life changing for them.

Instructors

Carol Murphy
Carol loves exploring yoga asana, anatomy, Ayurveda, and everything to do with philosophy. She also loves vegan cooking and meditation. She started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then, she has graduated over 200 teachers from her training throughout Ireland and abroad. Most of Carol's work is in Ireland, but she has also taught yoga in London, California, India, South Africa, Morocco, and Spain. She likes to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, deep, breath-centered movement, creating various forms, and threads to keep things alive.

Location

The retreat will be held in Suryalila Retreat Center, Cadiz, Spain. Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style, there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.

The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. They also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs.

Suryalila Retreat Centre is a world class center nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.

Nearby places

  • Malaga - 2.5 hours
  • Seville - 1 hour
  • Villamartin city, 10 kilometers

Food

Three lovely meals per day are included in the package. At Suryalila Retreat Center, they pride themselves on outstanding vegetarian food. The meals are delicious, diverse, and beautifully presented, using all organic and mostly local ingredients. Gourmet organic vegetarian meals are laid out buffet style in the dining room each day and you can help yourself to free tea, coffee, and fruit throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Outdoor pool
  • Horse riding
  • Wonderful walks
  • Massage therapy
  • Sauna

Spa treatments

There is a highly trained and insured massage therapist at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center. Currently, the massage therapist is Catia Garcia from Portugal. Catia is warm and caring and clients love her massages. The types of massage therapy Catia offers are Thai yoga massage, and trigger point massage.

Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing art with origins in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing, and acupressure. Every client is treated on a mattress on the floor while fully clothed. It is often called the lazy man’s yoga.

There is a beautiful and peaceful dedicated massage room, located in Casa Ananda, the tower house, next to the Shakti Boutique. One hour massages are offered for 70 EUR and 90-minute massages are for 100 EUR.

What's included

  • Daily Vinyasa and teach breakdown classes
  • Daily teaching methodology classes
  • 3 incredible vegetarian meals per day
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Course notes
  • Daily tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water
  • The art of teaching PDF manual
  • Yoga Alliance USA or UK certification
  • Yoga equipment
  • Full use of the facilities including pool and internet

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Books for reading

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at San Pablo Airport (SVQ) or Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request. Transfers from Malaga cost 130 EUR one way and from Sevilla 70 EUR one way. Organized shares will be arranged if possible.

Arrival by bus

From Malaga, you can get the public bus to the local town of Villamartin and Green Lotus Yoga can pick you up from there for 10 EUR. The bus from Malaga costs around 15 EUR. The bus you should get is Los Amarillos, you can check the times but they do not have them updated more than a couple of weeks in advance.

Arrival by shuttle

From Ferez de Frontera, you can get a shuttle that costs 60 EUR.

Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer available: Málaga Airport (US$151 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Sevilla Airport Airport transfer available: Sevilla Airport (US$81 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Tuesday August 14, 2018
Departure: Saturday September 8, 2018

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