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Join AYP Yoga in a course that will cover both practice and theory. Practice classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama. The course will cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry. The course will lead to the designation of RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance.
The accommodation provided is on single room, shared room for two people, or dormitory basis at the Suryalila Retreat Center. Suryalila is a converted farm in the South of Spain. It is set in a beautiful location amongst the Spainish hills. The center is set in 45 acres of land and is a working olive farm. The center has extensive grounds with two meditation halls which will be used for all the yoga and sitting practice sessions. Suryalila is a place to be, an environment to let go of your busy life and let your attention turn gently and inquiringly inwards.
The focus of the training will be on qualifying teachers to be able to teach asanas, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation and Samyama practice. The course will also cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry. The yoga will be full-scope, covering all 8 limbs of yoga, as taught by Sri Patanjali.
The course will provide a comprehensive study program for students training to become AYP yoga teachers. It is designed to produce competent, safe and compassionate teachers who meet a high standard of training. The course includes both study and practice, leading participants to experience the transformational quality of yoga.
The training will equip you to be able to effectively bring your knowledge and experience of yoga to others and to help you transform their lives. The course will also include the study of the philosophy of yoga, teaching methodology, anatomy, physiology, both physical and subtle, as well as classical Hatha yoga techniques such as asana, meditation and pranayama.
Although the course is called a 200-hour teacher training, this retreat will consist of 214 hours of study and practice. The 200-hour refers to the training level under the Yoga Alliance teacher training standards for RYT 200.
The participants will be assessed both through practical assignments during the course and also through a written exam at the end of the course. The written examination will not cover the full course curriculum but will only cover the material that students need to know to effectively teach asana practice, meditation, and pranayama.
The Teacher Training Course will comprise of the following categories:
The teacher training retreat will be held in Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain. Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, originally an olive hacienda, is located in the heart of the Spanish Andalucian Hills, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Rey. It is approximately 45 minutes from the historic and beautiful walled city of Cadiz and an hour’s drive from Sevilla, the vibrant heart of Andalucía. On the edge of a stunning, mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking agricultural land and in the far distance, the white lakeside village of Bornos.
All meals provided will be vegetarian. Special diets such as vegan and gluten-free meals can be catered. There will be three meals served daily with drinks available throughout the day.
Please arrange your flight to arrive at Seville Airport (SVQ) as this is the nearest airport. You can also arrive at International Airport of Jerez-La Parra (XRY) or Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP).
AYP Yoga can organize transfers from the airport to Suryalila. The cost from Seville is 90 EUR, from Jerez 70 EUR, and from Malaga 150 EUR. When people arrive at similar times, AYP Yoga can group them, so that the cost of travel can be shared.
Should you decide to travel by bus, AYP Yoga can send you the bus timetable closer to your arrival. There are buses running to Villamartin which is about 15 minutes from the retreat center, from where AYP Yoga can pick you up. The cost of a pick up form Villamartin to Suryalila is 10 EUR.
AYP Yoga can arrange a taxi to pick you up and bring you to Suryalila. Alternatively, there are several car rental companies available in both of these airports. Suryalila is only about one hour away by car from both.
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