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8 Days 50-Hour Intermediate Yoga Teacher Training - Purusha (Principles of Consciousness) Ibiza

San Lorenzo de Balafia, Ibiza, Spain

Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

Join The Lotus Pad Ibiza for a 50-hour yoga teacher training lead by Wendy Buttery who has been teaching yoga for the last 12 years. This program was created by Wendy to give already qualified teachers further education to add professional development hours. Stay in a comfortable farmhouse only minutes away from beaches, shops, and towns where you can spend your free time exploring the area. This training will complement your 200-hour training certification and add necessary skills to be able to further yourself and your students.

Meet the instructors

Wendy & Jody
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Highlights

  • Daily eight hours of teaching
  • Course material training manual
  • Philosophy, anatomy, and physiology lectures
  • Training by a qualified Yoga Alliance Professionals
  • Subsidized Yoga Alliance Professionals trainee membership
  • Daily meditation, asana, and pranayama classes
  • Daily meals plus midday snacks
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

During your training, you will stay at The Lotus Pad that's set in the campo (countryside) of Ibiza in a simple farmhouse with cool and comfortable rooms in the north and center of the island. Since it is a small place, all rooms are shared with no more than three people in each room.

Program

This course is suitable for

  • Teachers who have already completed a 200-hour teacher training course with any other registered teacher
  • The applicant must have been practicing yoga for at least three years and teaching at least one year to attend
  • Yoga practitioners of five years or more and wish to attend purely as a period of intensive study. In this case, you would only receive a certificate of attendance.

The Lotus Pad is renowned for running retreats and bed and breakfast yoga holidays over the summer months in Ibiza. Wendy Buttery, teacher and Lotus Pad owner, has been teaching for over 12 years and has now at last devised a program of further education for teachers who are already qualified with a minimum of 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification or for practitioners of yoga who have been practising and studying yoga consistently for at least 5 years.

Observing for some years the plethora of teachers embarking on teaching teachers, Wendy realized that there is also a need for training to fill the gap between 200 hours (foundation) and 500 hours (advanced). So with that in mind, an intermediate training was devised by Wendy using her many years of practice, training, certification, and personal sadhana to introduce two modules of further education to add professional development hours to already qualified teachers or for an intense period of study for others.

This module will take an emphasis in aspects of philosophy and meditation but will cover several different elements to yoga practice and teaching over a period of a seven-night stay. The group will work towards 50 hours of practice with the syllabus including eight hours of teaching a day:

  • Asana: Working towards intermediate poses such as headstand sequences, Urdhva Dhanurasana, and arm balances
  • Pranayama: Sequences including the use of Antara Kumbhaka
  • Meditation: Vipassana meditation practice and teaching
  • Bandhas and Kriyas: Accessing the power of your internal locks and cleansing with use of kriyas
  • Philosophy: Drawing upon the wisdom of yoga and spiritual teachers. Discussion and introspection from "light on life", "the power of now" and "becoming a teacher of presence"
  • Mantra chanting: Learn three mantras to aid in your teaching. Work with Jody Swingler on use of mantras, chanting, and work with malas
  • Yoga methodology: Teaching of alignment, use of Sanskrit, and principles of teaching
  • Teaching practice: Pose teaching and adjustment clinic

Sample schedule

  • 08:00 - 10:30 Meditation, asana, and pranayama practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy or anatomy and physiology lectures and group work
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Break (snacks, go out for walks, and others)
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Pranayama practice or chanting
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Asana practice and theory
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Adjustment clinic and pose teaching
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Pre-bed meditation

During the course of training, students are expected to attend all classes in order to complete the course. An essay will be given to be completed within two months of finishing the course. Should a student not able to attend a class due to unforeseen circumstances then they will be expected to re-sit that class at an alternative time for an extra cost.

Instructors

Wendy Buttery

Jody Swingler

Location

The Lotus Pad is a private house situated in the north of Ibiza in a finca surrounded by fields and farmland. The place is 15 minutes drive away from some amazing beaches and only 10 - 15 minutes away from villages and town where the nearest town is Santa Eularia. The setting is rural and peaceful with only a little farming noise and no traffic going past the house. The team offers a peaceful environment as your base to explore the wonders of Ibiza, in a location that is easily accessible to many beaches, towns, and markets.

Features

General

  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Car rental

Food

The Lotus Pad offers a self-service breakfast which should cover most people’s tastes. The food is geared towards the healthier options with simple but tasty food including breads, eggs, jams, cereals, yogurt, and Neil’s famous “goan fruit salad” (an homage to a friend, Praveen, at Blue Planet restaurant in Goa), which usually gets everyone’s taste-buds tingling. Enough food to satisfy after yoga, but leaving some space to experience the restaurants and cafes around the island as you wish. Evening meals are only served when there is a set retreat happening.

You are guaranteed a beautiful breakfast every morning and some more vegetarian delights in the form of evening meals. All of the food is locally sourced as much as possible and healthy and nutritious without being tasteless. The staff tries to offer alternatives to people who have serious food allergies and for people with less serious food intolerances, they will find that there is plenty of choices. You won't go hungry!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • 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

What's included

  • 8 hours of teaching each day
  • Training manual including all course materials covered
  • Subsidized trainee membership with Yoga Alliance Professionals
  • Subsidized join up fee, saving 35 GBP if student upgrade their YAP membership within 14 days of graduation
  • Training and assessment by a qualified Yoga Alliance Professionals SYT
  • Teas and water throughout the day
  • 7 nights accommodation in shared rooms
  • Daily breakfast, midday snacks, and dinner

What's not included

  • Travel or transfers to the Lotus Pad Ibiza
  • Transport around the island if you choose to go out
  • Insurance or membership to Yoga Alliance professionals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by taxi

You can usually get a taxi outside the airport. You will be given a direction sheet before you arrive to make it clear for you or your driver. Do not ask for the Lotus Pad as the driver will not know the place, but the directions will get you to the destination easily and safely.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Tuesday May 26, 2020
Departure: Tuesday June 2, 2020

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