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29 Day 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Cádiz, Andalusia

Cortijo Gallerin, Lugar de Patria, Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain, 11150

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Spain

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Wild Warrior Yoga yoga teacher training course is a 200-hour program. The course is spread over four weeks giving you time to fully immerse yourself into the learning and teaching experience. Small groups (maximum 15 persons) allow the teacher to give you the individual experience you need to feel well prepared and confident after your graduation.

Meet the instructors

Morwenna & Lascel
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Highlights

  • 24 days of practice
  • Daily morning yoga practice
  • Pranayama and meditation lessons
  • Daily methodology and philosophy sessions
  • Anatomy and alignment sessions and workshops
  • Daily healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Certificate

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jerez Airport (US$108 per person)
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Accommodation

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

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Wild Warrior Yoga is set within the grounds of a beautiful Andalucian style cortijo set in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by fields, cows and trees! The extensive gardens have lots of flat spaces to practice yoga and sit in the tranquility of nature. A vine covered terrace next to the pool is the perfect place to take a tea and read the afternoon away.

The house also offers two large living rooms, two dining rooms and five generous sized bedrooms each with their own full size bathroom. There are fireplaces throughout the house and large bay windows to take in the views of the garden.

Program

Course objectives

  • Have a sound foundational knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy
  • Teach a 60-minute shortened Ashtanga primary or Ashtanga based Vinyasa Flow lesson to your peers including pranayama and meditation
  • Develop your yoga asana and pranayama practice, increasing strength, flexibility, and focus
  • Be familiar with the main teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Learn about different aspects of yogic lifestyles such as Ayurveda and Kriyas
  • Three delicious vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights of accommodation in gorgeous Andalucian villas

Asana practice

Your morning asana class will be focused on learning the Ashtanga primary series as a foundation for your development as teachers. In the first two weeks of your course, you will be led through the whole series by your lead teacher and you will also be adjusted and corrected by the assistant. When the group is ready, you will transition into the more traditional self-practice style of Ashtanga yoga. The practice is geared towards both experienced Ashtangis and those not so familiar with the series.

Self-practice is not only an excellent way to work with students individually, but also great for those with less experience to familiarize themselves with a practice they can safely and confidently perform without guidance upon completion of the course. Practice on Tuesdays and Fridays will be Vinyasa flow with a specific aim or theme. For example, classes could focus on arm balancing or working towards Hanumanasana.

These classes will serve as an excellent example for those that want to develop their teaching in the style of Vinyasa Flow. Your morning practice will also be supported by evening workshops which will give you time to break down and discuss different techniques and answer any personal queries you may have. These workshops will include arm balancing, back bending, and transitions. There will also be time for some more restorative practices such as Yin yoga and ball release to complement your learning experience.

Pranayama and meditation

Within your pranayama and meditation session, you will be guided through basic pranayama (breathing) techniques. By the end of the course, you will have developed your own sequence of pranayama techniques that you will be able to self-practice and take away with you into the world. Breath is your bridge between the mental and physical, the subtle and tangible parts of your being. Pranayama's benefits, when practiced regularly, are significant and can transform your mental clarity and self-control.

Wild Warrior Yoga treats pranayama as a meditation on the breath, as a tool to focus your mind and balance your emotional state. During the first week of pranayama, as they slowly guide you through the techniques, they will also use visualization and mindfulness techniques that will help you to focus and build your meditation practice. Theory classes will explain the benefits accompanying these breathing and meditation techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided classes.

Anatomy and alignment

The anatomy and alignment module is structured through the Ashtanga primary series, working through the alignment and anatomical activity of forward folds, twists, backbends, and the rest. This module opens up the internal workings of the body and allows students to gain a deeper understanding of function and purpose. Rather than being occupied with how a posture looks, they want you to gain the wisdom of how the postures functions in your own body and in the bodies of others, there is no one size fits all.

This class is also an excellent opportunity to explore your own practice and learn suitable modifications for your own body and others. This module will also help you to retain the Sanskrit names of the postures and the order of the primary series so that you have a refined and intergrated ashtanga self-practice. For those that are interested in developing their understanding of Vinyasa Flow yoga, there will be a workshop dedicated to postures that appear outside of the Ashtanga primary series so you get a well-rounded knowledge of all the asana types.

Teaching methodology and practicum

This module focuses on the skills needed to become a successful, engaging, and adaptable yoga teacher. The class centers around peer led feedback and practical activities so that you begin to teach in the very first lesson. Topics covered within this module include creative sequencing, use of voice, clear cueing, demonstration, inclusivity, and language. Unlike other courses, this teacher training equips all graduates with the skills to teach after the course.

By the end of the module, you will have a one-hour yoga class that you will have practised and refined. You can choose a set template class that has already been designed or you can create your own sequence with the help of your teacher. The template option can be a very good way for those wishing to focus more on Ashtanga or for those who are less confident with English as a first language to feel confident when they teach.

Whichever option you choose, this module will give you a strong class to teach that you will be able to take with you wherever you go and adapt accordingly to your students. You will also have the tools and knowledge to be able to design and plan a range of classes, based on different themes and geared to different levels.

Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda

Philosophy class will focus on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, covering the main sutras within the first two chapters. You will also explore the eight limbs as understood in both a traditional and contemporary context by comparing different commentaries and interpretations. Special focus will be given to the yamas and niyamas, the ethical code of the eight-limb system, and how you can interpret these teachings into your lives as students and teachers.

It is important that the philosophical teachings of yoga are integrated with the physical practice in order to gain and experience the real benefits. There will also be two Ayurveda classes during the first part of the training. These classes are a great introduction to the vast science of Ayurveda and give you a taste of some of the routines and rituals you can incorporate into your life on and off the mat to find even more balance.

Supporting modules

Throughout the month, there will also be time for supporting classes to enrich your yoga experience and vocabulary such as Yin, Acro yoga, and inclusive yoga workshop.

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 08:15 Pranayama or meditation
  • 08:15 - 10:15 Asana practice - Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 10:15 - 11:15 Breakfast
  • 11:15 - 12:45 Anatomy and alignment
  • 12:45 - 13:00 Tea break
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Teaching methodology or philosophy
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Workshop
  • 19:00 Dinner

Please note that this is an example schedule and it is subject to change under the needs of students and lead teacher. Classes are all day from Monday to Friday with half-day Saturday and Sunday off.

Instructors

Morwenna Truscott

Lascel De La' Bruvs

Location

Wild Warrior Yoga will run their yoga courses from a stunning Spanish style Cortijo that is perfectly secluded, in the middle of the Andalusian countryside. If peace and quiet are what you are after this is the perfect place for you. If you want to soak up the surrounding area we suggest renting or coming by car. Get in touch on booking and we can match you up with other guests if you’d like to split the cost.

One of the closest beach towns is Conil de la Frontera. Officially founded in 1200AD by the Phoenicians, Conil de La Frontera is a town rich in historical and cultural influences, which combine to give this small, diverse, laid-back beachside town its encapsulating, charismatic charm. It is therefore easy to see why it is becoming an increasingly popular home to people of all nationalities looking for a more easy-going way of life.

Conil De La Frontera itself is only a 25-minute drive from the Cortijo. The beaches on the Costa De La Luz also include the world-famous and even less developed surf towns of El Palmar and Caños De Meca, complete with its spectacular pine forrest walk over the Cliffs of Barbate to the fishing town famous for its tuna. This area offers un-paralleled opportunities for exploration and is extremely popular with; cyclists, surfers, sightseers and thrill-seekers alike. The world-famous hilltop town of Vejer De La Frontera also with its rich history is less than 15 minutes by car. The nightlife here consists of many bustling local bars and live music on the seafronts. The sky illuminating sunsets are beyond spectacular and it is clear to see why they call this place the coast of the light.

Distances

  • Beachside town of Conil De La Frontera - 25 minutes drive
  • El Palmar surf beach - 25 minutes drive
  • Hilltop town of Vejer De La Frontera - 15 minutes by car
  • Caños De Meca, pine forest walk, and Cliffs of Barbate - 30 minutes drive
  • Cadiz old town - 50 minutes drive
  • Jerez Airport (XRY) - 1 hour
  • Tarifa, windsurfing beach town, and ferry to Morocco - 50 minutes drive
  • Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) - 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Seville Airport (SVQ) - 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Málaga Airport (AGP) - 2 hours 15 minutes

Food

When you come to stay with Wild Warrior Yoga, all meals are included. The kitchen is strictly vegetarian, wholesome, and uses locally sourced ingredients where possible. Your meals are a feast for the eyes and the belly. Their aim is to provide healthy, delicious food that allows you to progress in your yoga practice. Dietary requirements are catered for so please notify them on booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • 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

Things to do (optional)

Extra spa treatments

Wild Warrior Yoga knows some reliable and talented massage therapists in the area that they can contact for you. Prices range from 30 to 50 EUR depending on the treatment you would like.

Other activities

  • Flamenco
  • Stand up paddle
  • Surfing
  • Tapas eating
  • Walking

What's included

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training course
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course materials
  • Schoolbag

What's not included

  • Travel
  • Insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jerez Airport (XRY). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at an additional cost of 90 EUR. Wild Warrior Yoga tries to group arrivals together so that you can split the transfer cost. Car rental is also recommended as it is very affordable booked from the airport and so you have more freedom once here. They can also coordinate car rental share so please notify them on booking.

Arrival by bus

They advise traveling to Seville and getting the bus straight to Conil de la Frontera bus station where they can pick you up for free. They can advise you on booking.

Airport: Jerez Airport Airport transfer available: Jerez Airport (US$108 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Sunday January 31, 2021
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