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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Progressive Vinyasa is a style of Vinyasa that is flowing, creative and intelligent. It is called “progressive” because it incorporates modern vinyasa approaches, like ladder flows, mandala flows etc; it is also progressive because the sequencing progresses up to peak poses and/or a “focus” section where new poses are introduced and broken down synergistically. Additionally, progressive Vinyasa progresses students forward in their development using an intelligence in sequencing based on cutting edge knowledge of yoga anatomy and universal principles of alignment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer available for additional US$169 per person
Transfer available for additional US$101 per person
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 150 EUR one way and from Sevilla 90 EUR one way. Organized shares will be arranged if possible.
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.
From Ferez de Frontera, you can get a shuttle that costs 60 EUR.
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