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Namaste! Welcome to Shambhala Yoga School. The school is registered as an RYS200 with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. ​The 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training course is an intensive program designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach yoga classes based on the Vinyasa style with a deep introduction to Ashtanga yoga.

Meet the instructors

Andrea, Yamuna, & Yuri
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Highlights

  • 19 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Sunday guided trek and beach SUP yoga trip
  • Asana lab, teaching, and theory lessons
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


19 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 7 participants
Airport transfer included: Tenerife–South Airport (Reina Sofia Airport)
Airport transfer included: Tenerife–North Airport (Los Rodeos Airport)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Shambhala Yoga School & Stay is a small and cozy yoga school located in the north of Tenerife, the island of the eternal spring in Europe. Situated just four or five hours away from north Europe, there are several direct flights from all big cities to Tenerife–South Airport (Reina Sofia Airport) (TFS) and from mainland Spain to Tenerife–North Airport (Los Rodeos Airport) (TFN). They have two double rooms inside of the school and another one on the house next door, all of them with private toilets.

​In Shambhala, they have a yoga shala surrounded by greenery, a communal kitchen, a barbecue, a living room with a pool table, a lot of places to chill out in the gardens, a terrace overlooking the Atlantic ocean and the mountains, and a swimming pool. On your days off, you could stay studying or relaxing in the school or you could join the other students for a hike in the mountain, kayak tour, or a day on the beach. They will be happy to recommend you special places to go. They have three double rooms - the Drago, the Higuera, and the Buganvilla. Their names are because they are trees that having in the school.

The Drago is about 90 years old and is on the entrance and the Higuera is a fig tree that allows you to eat them directly from the tree. Buganvilla room is situated on the house next door (less than 50 meters away), also owned and decorated by them. The rooms are fully equipped with all you need for a perfect stay: two single beds, two night tables, a wardrobe, a table and chairs, a private en-suite toilet with shower or bathtub, Wi-Fi access, toiletries, and towels. There is a washing machine in the school at your disposal.

Program

With small groups (maximum of seven people), Shambhala Yoga School & Stay will help you acquiring superior alignments and techniques. All are surrounded by greenery, with enough space to comply with current additional health regulations. Shambhala Yoga School & Stay places a lot of emphasis on Yamas, Niyamas, pranayama, Pratyahara, and meditation, mixed with specific techniques to learn how to perfectly cue a Vinyasa yoga class.

Not forgetting that you will be practicing and enjoying Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga classes each day, for you to be able to improve your practice and master each asana. This comprehensive curriculum covers yoga philosophy based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yoga lifestyle and ethics, yoga history, anatomy, and physiology for yoga teachers.

This course is for you if:

  • You have been practicing yoga intensively and continuously and want to advance to the next level
  • You have a strong desire to share this art of living with others
  • You want to learn how to achieve harmony between body, mind, and soul
  • You want to deepen your practice of asana and personal meditation
  • You have a strong desire for self-knowledge
  • You are ready to learn yoga beyond asanas
  • You want to learn and practice in a compassionate and non-competitive environment
  • You want to get to know like-minded people

Study program

  • Origin and history of yoga
  • Techniques for mastering each asana and identifying common misalignments, including the possible cues for each one and the benefits and contraindications
  • Explanation, training, and practice of pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, Mantras, and Drishti
  • Yoga philosophy based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Lectures and explanation of specific chapters of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers, including most common yoga injuries and how to avoid them
  • Explanation of Chakras, Koshas, Kleshas, Nadis, Prana Vayu, and its relation to yoga
  • Teaching methodology including sequencing techniques to verbally and physically lead a yoga class, adjustment, and teaching standards
  • Practice of different methods of meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • Classroom management
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga lifestyle
  • The yoga business, including marketing and tips to start teaching yoga right away
  • Stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga​

​Along with embarking on the journey to become a teacher, you will study the eight limbs of Patanjali's yoga philosophy with an emphasis on how you can incorporate this into your own practice and everyday life. Daily chanting, meditation, and pranayama provide a spiritual structure and complement the more physical practices of the curriculum.

Syllabus

What is yoga?

  • Origin and history of yoga
  • Traditional schools of yoga
  • Modern-day schools of yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga Vinyasa yoga

The eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga

  • Yama
  • Niyamas
  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi

Yoga philosophy

  • Dharma
  • Atman and Paramatman
  • Maya
  • Karma
  • Moksha
  • Tantra

Anatomy and physiology

  • The skeleton
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • The five koshas
  • Chakras
  • Nadis
  • Kleshas
  • Prana Vayus

Pranayama

  • What is pranayama?
  • Samavritti
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Khapalbhati
  • Ujjayi breathing
  • Brahmari breathing

Bandhas

  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Moola Bandha
  • Maha Bandha

Mudras

  • Chin Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Bhairava Mudra
  • Hridaya Mudra
  • Nasagra Mudra
  • Khechari Mudra

Drishti

  • Nine official Drishti
  • Benefits of Drishti

Mantras

  • OM
  • Shanti Mantra
  • Surya Mantra
  • Patanjali Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra

Meditation and Yoga Nidra

  • About meditation
  • Benefits of meditation
  • Seated meditation
  • Concentration meditation
  • Karuna meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • About Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra Script 1
  • Yoga Nidra Script 2

Teaching yoga

  • Teaching methodology
  • Structuring a class
  • Create a sacred space

Business of yoga

  • Yoga-related professional organizations
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Scope of practice
  • Code of conduct
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Invoices

SUP yoga

  • Description
  • What to consider when buying a paddleboard

Suggested books

  • Suggested reading books

Asana list

  • Asana overview
  • Regular Vinyasa postures
  • Surya namaskar a
  • Surya namaskar b
  • Adho mukha svanasana aka downward facing dog
  • Kumbhakasana aka plank pose
  • Chaturanga dandasana aka four limbed staff pose
  • Ardha uttanasana aka halfway lift pose
  • Samasthiti aka prayer pose
  • Seating postures
  • Sukhasana aka easy pose
  • Gomukhasana aka cow’s face pose
  • Ardha matsyendrasana aka half lord of the fishes
  • Marichyasana aka marichi’s pose
  • Baddha konasana aka cobbler’s pose
  • Balasana aka child’s pose
  • Virasana aka hero pose
  • Navasana aka boat pose
  • Paschimottanasana aka seated forward bend pose
  • Janu sirsasana aka seated head to knee pose
  • Agnistambhasana aka fire log pose
  • Eka pada rajakapotanasana aka pigeon pose
  • Supine postures
  • Supta baddha konasana aka reclining goddess pose
  • Jathara parivartanasana aka revolved belly pose
  • Ananda balasana aka happy baby pose
  • Pawanmuktasana aka air release pose
  • Backbending postures
  • Halasana aka plow pose
  • Bitilasana aka cow pose
  • Marharyasana aka cat pose
  • Bhujangasana aka cobra pose
  • Salabhasana aka locust pose
  • Setu bandasana aka bridge pose
  • Urdhva dhanurasana aka wheel pose
  • Ushtrasana aka camel pose
  • Standing postures
  • Vrksasana aka tree pose
  • Uttanasana aka standing forward fold
  • Trikonasana aka triangle pose
  • Parivrtta trikonasana aka revolved triangle pose
  • Utthita parsvakonasana aka extended side angle pose
  • Prasarita padottanasana aka wide legged forward
  • Utkatasana aka chair pose
  • Anjaneyasana aka low lunge pose
  • Ashta chandrasana aka high lunge pose
  • Virabhadrasana i aka warrior i
  • Virabhadrasana ii aka warrior ii
  • Virabhadrasana iii aka warrior iii
  • Parivrtta parsvakonasana aka revolved lunge pose
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana aka extended kangaroo pose
  • Ardha chandrasana aka half moon pose

Daily schedule

You will have classes from Monday to Saturday, having Sundays off.

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Meditation
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Asana lab or teaching to teach
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Theory class
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Ashtanga yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Self-study or free time for massage or treatments
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Meditation
  • 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

Shambhala Yoga School & Stay opened this school to be able to spread the yoga teachings and lifestyle with people from all over the world. That is why on your days off they organize different trekkings or sightseeing if you are interested. There is no way to get to know the island than with the people who live in it. One Sunday, you will all go trekking to discover the beautiful landscapes of Tenerife and to the peak of the volcano El Teide.

Instructors

Andrea Santos Richardson

Yamuna Devi

Yuri Rodríguez

Location

The course will take place in Los Realejos, Tenerife, Spain. ​Tenerife is the best one in the Canary Islands as you will find everything you need. They have an average temperature of 22 degrees Celcius all year round, beautiful black sand beaches, refreshing green mountains to do trekking, and their special volcano El Teide. The school is located in Los Realejos, just 10 minutes away by car from the beach.

Distances

  • Beach - 10 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

Food

Shambhala Yoga School & Stay loves spending time together with other people and with this idea in mind they built a big communal kitchen to be able to cook the food together. All vegetarian ingredients are supplied by them or by their own orchard and enjoy it after. This way you have time to get to know each other and you can always cook whatever your bodies want. Students will all cook together in the communal kitchen. If you have a special diet such as gluten-free, just let them know and they will be happy to provide you with safe ingredients too. All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and fruits are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Paleo diet
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

As Andrea has been working the last 13 years in different five stars spas around Europe, she is bringing the spa treatments inside of the school. Holistic full-body massages, Thai massage, osteopathy, manicure and pedicure, waxing, and many more are available to book directly in the school.

  • Body treatments
  • Climbing lessons
  • Horse riding
  • Kayak tour
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Surf lessons
  • Whale and dolphin watching tour

What's included

  • Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga classes
  • Evening activities, kirtan, and movie night
  • 1 guided trek on Sunday
  • 1 two-day trip to the beach to practice SUP yoga
  • Thai massage and Reiki workshops
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • Water, tea, fruits, and snacks throughout the day
  • Transfers from the airport
  • Course manuals
  • School tote bag
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Pre and post-retreat support from the team
  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters
  • All taxes

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Body treatments (available on site)
  • Additional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Transfer to the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

The transfer from the airport to the school is included in the price for you to be able to arrive without stress on the first day. Transfer from the school to the airport can be booked at an additional cost directly in the school.

Airport: Tenerife–South Airport (Reina Sofia Airport) Airport transfer included: Tenerife–South Airport (Reina Sofia Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Tenerife–North Airport (Los Rodeos Airport) Airport transfer included: Tenerife–North Airport (Los Rodeos Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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