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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Spain

Join Yoga Sunshine for an inspiring Yin yoga teacher training in the picturesque Villa La Pena in Tarifa, Spain. This Yin yoga training program is suitable for all dedicated yoga practitioners and yoga teachers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, their own body, and are curious and open to exploring and learning a complementary practice to all dynamic yoga styles and sports activities.

Meet the instructors

Mona & Gunnar
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Highlights

  • 6 days of practice
  • 2 Yin yoga classes per day
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Energetic systems, Meridians, and Qi Flow in Yin yoga
  • Anatomy, lectures, and group works
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

Villa La Pena is a spacious and secluded luxury yoga retreat venue in Spain for up to 13 people with extensive grounds, a 50-square-meter yoga studio, 50-square-meter outdoor yoga platform, massage room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Villa La Pena is a high-quality accommodation. It has seven bedroom suites, five en-suite, and two with a shared bathroom, with it has a maximum capacity of 14 people.

Program

Certifications

The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

About the course

This teacher training program enables you to dive deeper into your Yin qualities like stillness, receptivity, openness, surrendering, relaxation, acceptance, and find balance in a mainly Yang style world. Yin yoga helps you to find a meditative state, stillness, peacefulness, and balance and often promotes healing inside yourself. The training will amplify both your knowledge about and your practice of yoga, supplementing the unfolding of your spiritual path. The training is a combination of both theory and practice.

You will be nourished by two daily yoga practices, meditations, pranayama, and the amazing energy of the unspoiled nature and surroundings. Private chefs will prepare three super healthy meals a day - delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Asian-influenced meals. You will be guided by professional and skillful yoga teachers who love to share their knowledge and passion for yoga with you. After the week you will leave feeling recharged, empowered, balanced, and confident in your teaching.

On Tuesday, there will be additional evening sessions from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. On Wednesday, you will have a half-day program only and then free time after lunch. The 50-hour Yin yoga course is held over one week from Saturday to Saturday. Those days are arrival and departure days without any teaching program. The course starts on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome meeting followed by dinner. It finishes the following Saturday after breakfast at 11:00 a.m.

Practice

Daily morning practice: intense two-hour Yin yoga class with different themes including meditation and pranayama. Yin yoga practice on the wall. Practice Yin yoga related to the meridians, stimulating the qi along the meridians. Afternoon Yin yoga practice short sequences or student teaching 35 Yin yoga asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each asana variations, modification, and the use of props in each of the 35 asanas, three classes Yin and Yang - an asana experience combining dynamic, creative Vinyasa flow, and deep opening and meditative Yin yoga.

Anatomy

  • Anatomy according to Paul Grilley
  • Looking at the 14 segments of the bone structure
  • Understanding the individual bone structure or skeleton
  • Compression versus tension, orientation, and proportion (limitation in all asanas and the uniqueness of the human body)
  • Fascia and tensegrity (appreciate the role of connective tissues in relation to yoga practice)
  • Motion analysis in the group, understanding the impact of individual bone structure in the asana practice
  • Approach to the Meridian system (12 main meridians) and Chi Flow in Yin yoga
  • Yin yoga and integration of mudras
  • Fascinating world of fascia - The matrix connective tissue
  • Modern meridian theory according to Dr. Motoyama (looking at the fascia network versus the energetic channels (Meridians)
  • Fascia research - the newest results

Teaching methodology

  • Yin yoga sequencing and tools to teach a Yin yoga class
  • How to communicate the value of Yin yoga (teaching methodology function versus aesthetic)
  • Developing a functional approach to yoga
  • Group work

Philosophy

  • The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, and Nididhyasa)
  • What is Yin yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of the Yin yoga approach (a difference between a Yin passive and Yang dynamic style of yoga)
  • Yin and Yang (the Chinese understanding of how the world functions)

Therapy

  • Study the benefits of the Yin yoga practice (physical, energetical, mental, and emotional) and how Yin yoga can improve your health
  • Pain relief through Yin yoga stimulating the fascia
  • Chronic back pain, Hernia (slipped disc), and pain therapy
  • Where does pain come from?
  • The impact of emotional stress on chronic pain

Daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Asana practice, meditation, and pranayama
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Anatomy, lecture, and video
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Group work and lecture
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Motion analysis, student teaching
  • 16:45 - 18:30 Asana practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Instructors

Mona Abter

Gunnar Lips

Location

The training will take place in Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain. Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe’s southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.

Distances

  • Tarifa, 4 kilometers
  • Gibraltar International Airport (North Front Airport) (GIB), 40 kilometers - 40 minutes
  • Jerez Airport (XRY), 120 kilometers - 80 minutes
  • Málaga Airport (AGP), 160 kilometers - 110 minutes
  • Seville Airport (SVQ), 170 kilometers - 120 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Swimming pool (indoor)

General

  • Beach
  • Fireplace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Private chefs will prepare three super healthy meals a day - delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Asian-influenced meals included in the price.

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
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 50-hour teacher training program
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Yoga equipment and materials

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by bus

There is also a public bus option from Málaga Airport (AGP).

Arrival by taxi

Taxi prices from each nearby transport hub:

  • Málaga Airport (AGP) - 200 EUR
  • Gibraltar - 70 EUR
  • Algeciras bus station - 35 EUR
  • Tarifa bus station - 15 EUR
  • Seville Airport (SVQ) - 200 EUR
  • Jerez Airport (XRY) - 125 EUR

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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Availability

Arrival: Saturday March 19, 2022
Departure: Saturday March 26, 2022

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