21 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Summary

This 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training program is unique, transformative, and highly regarded worldwide. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for optimal health and personal growth. This method is a revitalizing approach to develop mindful self-awakening and cultivate strength and flexibility on all levels through the practice of yoga.

This Yoga Alliance Approved 200 hour 21 day residential Yoga Teacher Training course in Spain gives you the option of three weeks to focus on yoga and to practice with beautiful like-minded people from around the world. It’s a time for you to have profound life experiences while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga. You will cultivate wellness, empowerment and life long friendships.

Investing in your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Intensive Immersion is a transformational experience and will be beneficial even if you have no intention of teaching. This training program is open to people at all levels of experience.

This life-enriching programs draws from many traditions - Classical Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra and philosophy from the Yoga Sutras. The course is an experience that will stay with you and inspire you forever.

You will find music, laughter, sweat and wild crazy fun harmoniously combined with stillness, self-discipline, silence and introspection. You will tune into the subtle energies within and around you and connect deeper with nature.


The cost includes -

200 Hour Certification upon successful completion of the course 

tuition fee plus manual

20 nights of your accommodation

3 incredible, organic vegetarian or vegan meals per day when on site

Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas & fresh fruit for snacks

Super-filtered high vibration mountain spring water for drinking and bathing

Daily housekeeping & weekly laundry service

Full access to magical private properties including gardens, trails, swimming pool and more

All applicable taxes included in training price


The training is taught entirely in English.


Please note -

An early bird price $3999 (All-Inclusive) if you pay-in-full at the time of registering up to 3 months (90 Days) before start date

If you book within 3 months (4299$) of start date, then you would be asked for balance paid immediately upon registration.

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Yoga Teacher Training

Catalonia, Spain
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Nidra

Food

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Program

HOURS + TOPICS

During the opening circle, we discuss the course overview, introduce the power of intention and ritual, share collective introductions among the kula (community), and explain the school's concept. You'll also go over the course requirements. (3h)

Students collectively define both Yoga and Wellness. A brief cultural history of yoga and classical definitions of Yoga are discussed. Concepts like Samkhya and kleshas are introduced. Wellness is collectively defined. Connections are drawn between Yoga and Wellness. (2hr)

In this 1 hour daily module following the morning sadhana, the instructor explains the proceeding morning practice. Morning yoga classes are based upon the Hatha Vinyasa method of building a sequence around a cohesive theme and variations on that theme (physically and oftentimes mentally, emotionally and spiritually). In each of these break down sessions, an asana (the peak pose of the day) is explained in detail including benefits and effects, modifications and variations, anatomical alignment details, and contraindications.

The entire master class is collectively discussed and written down. This will provide students with a library of intentional and versatile sequences to reference for inspiration when putting together their own classes once they begin teaching.

This session also serves as a Q&A about any part of the morning practice so that students gain experiential perspective about designing and teaching a yoga class and also for clarification about any of the class elements. (13hr)

Students actively practice lovingkindness, japa, trataka, japa mala, mindfulness, sound healing, yoga nidra, mantra, and nyasm styles of meditation twice daily to directly experience the benefits and challenges. Students will note the effects of a consistent daily meditation practice for 21 days in a row.(15,5h)

This includes asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya and mudra (40h).

These two-hour daily modules include asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya, and mudra. They are designed to stretch, tone, and heal the body. A specialty yoga master classes not only move the body, but also stir the heart and mind. They weave classical yogic concepts with modern anatomical intelligence, inspiration for self-observation, and spiritual wisdom.

Basic and advanced concepts specific to hatha vinyasa yoga in the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya are defined. This gives students a map to follow regarding what to include in vinyasa-style classes, and why. Concepts such as surya namaskar (sun salutations), vinyasa krama (flows), kriya (repetitive movements), and connecting vinyasa (linking sequences) are explored.(2hr)

Students will gain a solid understanding of how to sequence a vinyasa class. Concepts such as theme and variation in asana, peak pose, vinyasa krama, connecting vinyasa, music, philosophical themes, and timing are covered. Students work in small groups to design a class and receive feedback.(5hr)

This module includes Krishmacharya’s and Patanjali’s definition of asana, students working together with partners or small groups to perform a postural analysis, and an overview of common alignment mistakes. (2.5hr)

Different categories of asana are defined. Regions of the body are identified, muscles, bones, nerves, organs and connective tissues are explained in relation to different types of postures and positions. Cautions and contraindications, range of motion, as well as general benefits of posture groupings are explained. (3hr)

Different asana are explained and demonstrated. The anatomy of each asana is discussed, as well as variations, modifications, benefits, contraindications, and hands on assists, adjustments and enhancements. Students will work in pairs or small groups to practice teaching the asana and mini-sequences. (24.5hr)

Ethical, energetic and anatomical aspects of touching yoga students are discussed. Options for student and teacher safety are explored. Similarities and differences between adjusting, assisting and enhancing asana are considered. Contraindications are explained. Verbal and energetic assists are also explained. (1.5hr)

Students are given a list of asana (yoga poses) that are a part of the curriculum. With a partner or small group, students will photographically document their understanding of these poses on both the first and last days of the training program. This will illustrate their growth and transformation during the yoga teacher certification course, and also their understanding of the physical and energetic alignment of each asana. (2hr)

Students receive theoretical and experiential information about hasta, pada, mula, uddiyana, jalandhara and maha bandhas. We discuss benefits, contraindications, physical and energetic anatomy, and explore several different techniques for teaching and self practice. (2hrs)

This module gives students an overview of the energy-body through the lens of yoga.(3h)

Students will discuss the similarities and differences between Yoga and Exercise. The global influence of Krishnamacharya and his students will be discussed, as well as other popular styles of Yoga. (1hr)

This is an introduction to Yoga as a philosophy and lifestyle that encompasses more than just the physical postures. (1hr)

Students learn the ethical aspects of relating to self and others in this exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas. Different translations of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are referenced, as well as current application of these ancient and timeless guidelines to living a yogic lifestyle. (4)

This module includes plant based nutrition for the health of the whole (38hr).

Students will explore one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yama. The first of these ethical observances is ahimsa, non-harming of self and others. This principle is applied to our yogic lifestyle by adhering to a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet for 14-days. Mealtimes are not only an opportunity to practice mindful eating, they are also a time to educate students about plant based nutrition and to offer first hand experience of the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle in harmony with Ayurvedic principles.

Pranayama as one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs is defined and discussed. The anatomy of the respiratory system is explained. Concepts such as: sama vritti (even breath), visama vritti (uneven breath), kumbaka (breath retention), and vayu (wind) are defined. Benefits and contraindications are also explained. (2hr)

Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi (2hr)

Meditation as one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs is defined and discussed. Modern research and classical perspectives are included in the discussion, in addition to the benefits and physiological process. Different styles and approaches are explained.

Nyasm, lovingkindness, japa, japa mala, mindfulness, sound healing, yoga nidra, mantra, and trataka are explained in depth, so that each student has clear instruction on how to practice each of these techniques. Benefits, variations and contraindications for each are also discussed (7.5hr)

Students learn about the benefits of silence by refraining from speech and technology during silent breakfasts and on Saturdays for half the day.(26hr)

Students practice meditation in motion, ritual, and a new way of experiencing asana, to break habits and patterns that block their flow of awareness. (2hr)

Different chants are explained and practiced to expose students to this ancient form of yoga. (1hr)

Samskara, Karma, Klesha & Pratyahara (1hr).

This discussion is designed to spark insight into what we believe and why. Students are invited to identify patterns in themselves, their relationships, and society that can be shifted through diligent self-study (svadhyaya) and through the practice of yoga.

Students will be introduced to Ayurveda as a sister science to Yoga; Yoga being a path to purify the mind and Ayurveda as a path to purify the body. An overview of the five elements, three dosha, dinacharya (daily routine) guidelines, and how to live in harmony with our environment will be given. (3hr)

Creative and conscious verbal guidance is one key to skillful teaching. In this module, we explore different approaches to public speaking, various approaches to cuing alignment, filler words and creative use of verbs and metaphors. (2hr)

Students will learn how and why to register with Yoga Alliance. You'll discuss teaching options and possibilities, how to find teaching opportunities and what to expect, continuing education, mentorship and higher level trainings, hosting and attending workshops, retreats and special events, marketing alliances, social media, and how to write a bio, resume and mission statement. (3hr)

The concept of lineage is defined. Students will reflect upon their own lineage and identify their strengthens and weaknesses as a teacher. We discuss what it means to be a teacher, Yoga teacher, educator, guide and leader. (5hr)

In two quizzes, at the beginning of weeks two and three, students will have 30 minutes to take each quiz and then 30 minutes to go over the quiz as a group. This emphasizes important course content and gives students a gauge of their strengths and weaknesses. (2hr)

Students will get a recap and summary of course content by watching a documentary and several short videos on YouTube (4hr).

Students will learn multiple perspectives on the general course content by reading the course manual and textbooks in addition to dedicating 5+ hours to prep and planning time for a final student practicum; 1+ hour prep, planning, design, and creation of sacred space altar and dinner blessing; and 1 hour of karma yoga during the training.(20h)

The final project will be to share a 30-dminute video on Google Drive, IGTV or YouTube. It can be share publicly or just to the group. The group is encouraged to watch and offer feedback. The teachers will provide feedback. (1+)

40+ hours of course reading and practice prior to or during the training program
2 hours to research and write 1000-word essay
10+ hours teaching community classes upon completion of training
7 hours silent mornings / breakfasts for 7 days
6 hours to plan one ayurvedic meal specific to your vikruti; shop or grow, cook, eat, and clean up

Certification

Upon completion of this teacher training course, you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate. This certification will allow you to begin teaching as soon as you please anywhere in the world.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Morning Asana Practice
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Silent Breakfast
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Training Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Lunch
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Training Session
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Grounding Dinner

Free Time

The weekend schedules offer you more time off for you to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy and explore the beautiful natural area. Excursions will take you to nearby areas for swimming and exploring. On the weekends you will have the opportunity to watch a film and still enjoy delicious meals with the group. In breaks you are welcome to swim, read, or find a quite place for integration.

Food

Artistic-gourmet vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free cuisine comprises one of the pillars which supports, nourishes, detoxes, and cleanses you on a Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.

The talented plant-based chef will create for you three unforgettable tropical fusion meals per day inspired by the world’s greatest cuisines. The healthy organic food is artistically crafted to please all of the senses. Meals are designed around the seasons using Ayurvedic principles while incorporating the best and freshest local ingredients, herbs and spices. Meals are well balanced and prepared with love. This positive energy is infused into the food, aiding the digestion process.

Plenty of protein is provided by using legumes, seeds and nuts, artisan cheeses, and eggs from free-ranging chickens. With an ever-expanding orchard of over 300 various tropical fruit trees, freshly picked organic fruits make great complements to your dining experience. Overall, this will produce a more lively healthy body and mind and is the most environmentally friendly diet.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Air-Con Room
  • Course Material
  • Meditation
  • Pool
  • Facilities Access

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Accommodations

Shared Room at Villa Blanca

Shared Room

All rooms at the villa are beautifully decorated and have a lot of charm and history. 

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Catalonia, Spain

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. It is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture and a world-class social scene.
Barcelona's architectural treasures span 2000-plus years. Towering temple columns, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors provide a window into Roman-era Barcino. Take a stroll through the shadowy lanes of the Gothic quarter, past tranquil plazas and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. In other parts of town bloom the sculptural masterpieces of Modernisme. Barcelona has also long inspired artists, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are in bold display in the city's myriad museums.

Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop to a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside – followed by a refreshing dip. You can also enjoy the view from out on the water while kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or taking it easy on a sunset cruise. Looming behind the city, the rolling forest-covered Collserola Hills provide a scenic setting for hiking, mountain biking or just admiring the view. Closer to the city centre, hilltop Montjuïc offers endless exploring amid botanic and sculpture gardens, an old castle and first-rate museums with panoramic views at every turn.

Arrive by plane, car or train, even by boat! You can get to Barcelona by any means of transport from all destinations around Europe and worldwide. Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.

Venue   Villa Blanca
Villa Blanca, Venue for 21 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Villa Blanca is a grand manor with views over the Mediterranean Sea, ideally located near Barcelona and Costa Brava. Built in 1909, it is a luxury family-owned property with lots of old world charm and history. The Villa is conveniently located in a prestigious and isolated residential area. The wonderful beach of S. Vicenç de Montalt is only 5 minutes walking distance and has been awarded the Blue Flag for its high quality standards and cleanliness. This 2km long beach is full of “tapas chiringuitos".

The Villa’s common areas are full of charm, coziness and mesmerizing views. The manor is styled with belle époque modernist furniture and architecture with enchanting ceiling-high libraries, chill-out areas with comfortable seating, and even a 1909 Steinway Piano that has been refurbished to mint condition.

This beautiful villa is surrounded by 5 hectares of romantic gardens designed by the famous architect Jean-Baptiste N. Forestier. Enjoy a relaxing walk through these magnificent, well-kept gardens with beautiful views to the Mediterranean which are full of hundred-year-old pine trees, oaks, palm trees and small ponds. And if this is not enough, there’s a large swimming pool of 17x7m is perfect for a midday dip!


How to get there:

30 min drive from Barcelona 

5 minutes walking distance to the beach