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23 Days 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

Worldwide 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Spain

The 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training equips you to be a registered, qualified, and certified yoga teacher in the United Kingdom, Europe, and worldwide. This is a carefully constructed teacher training program with regular ongoing support and input from experienced teachers. Whatever your motivation to become a yoga teacher, this course requires dedication and commitment. The course is well rounded and delivered in a non-dogmatic, accessible, practical, and meaningful manner.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga philosophy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Teacher training certificate on completion
  • Bahia yoga teacher training manual
  • 22 nights of accommodation
  • Delicious light meals

Yoga styles

20 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The accommodation is a modest bungalow set, in a secluded orange grove. The bungalow comprises of six bedrooms (four of these rooms come with a basic en-suite), a lounge, and kitchen area. There is also a covered terrace overlooking the pool and orange grove.

Bahia Yoga Spain Teacher Training Program

Bahia Yoga adheres to Yoga Alliance guidelines and covers the full 180 hours of contact time with tutors and 20 hours plus more of self-study and mentor support. Between the course dates you will complete non-contact learning. You will also receive on-line support with a guided meditation practice led by Jake Dartington. The period between April and October 2016 allows ample time to complete written assignments and to develop teachings skills with on going mentor support. Details of which are sent to students on acceptance onto the course.

You will receive one to one and group support throughout the course. The teachers are available for questions pre and post teaching sessions. Bahia Yoga offers regular feedback and encouragement to help nurture your development. Course work, home study assignments, and practices are built gradually to reflect your skills and match the knowledge you will have gained each month. There is a whole new wealth of knowledge to absorb and learn, be ready, committed, and prepared both off and on the mat.

Create time for weekly home study, along with the upkeep of a regular yoga practice and journal for the duration of the training. Be prepared for an interactive, challenging, and rewarding learning experience. During the trainings you will have regular scheduled breaks, a balance of practical and theory lessons to ensure your weekend is creative and manageable.

In order to qualify as a yoga teacher you will need to have attended 100% of the course, successfully completed all written assignments, satisfactorily completed the anatomy paper and yoga theory paper, observed three external classes with written observations, assisted in two external or internal yoga classes, participated and engaged in group presentations and group exercises, competently passed the final practicum exam, and teaching a yoga class before an examiner.

Anatomy and physiology

This sections cover anatomy and physiology, as well as energy anatomy. It also looks at the practical application including the benefits of yoga, contraindications, and healthy movement patterns.

Anatomy and physiology (bones, joints, muscles, organs, and bodily systems)

Energetic body, the five Pranas

Healthy movement and kinesiology

The five sheaths, pancha koa

The yogi diet and lifestyle

The yogic body, nadis, and chakras kualini

Yoga philosophy

The history and philosophy of yoga offers a practical insight on the development and broader context of yoga and its transition to the west. Remaining respectful to both traditional and modern day yoga styles with friendly dialogues on the precept of non-violence (ahimsa) and the concepts of dharma (duty) and karma (action).

Ayurveda lifestyle

Modern yoga and yoga styles

Overview of ancient yoga texts

Patajalis yoga sutras

Paths of yoga, Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana

Simple Sanskrit pronunciation and meaning

The development of yoga in the west

The history of yoga

Yoga philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita

Teaching methodology

The art of communication and learning how to teach effectively are key skills for yoga teachers. Through practical observation, hands on assisting, correcting, and demonstration you will learn how to meet the specific needs of your yoga students.

Assisting in yoga classes

Business aspects of teaching yoga

Creating a six week course plan

How to sequence a dynamic yoga class

How to sequence a modified Hatha class

How to sequence restorative yoga poses

How to teach a beginners class

Learning through observation

Methods of learning

Principles of adjustments

Principles of demonstration

Principles of Vinyasa Krama

Qualities of a great yoga teacher

Sequencing and alignment

Teaching styles and the ethics of teaching

Teaching practice

From the onset you will have continuous teaching practice sessions working in pairs and small groups, which eventually lead to teaching a full group of students. You will have ample opportunity to perfect the art of teaching with clear guidance, support, and encouragement throughout. Teaching what you practice is of great importance and the course provides a good balance for deepening your own practice which in turn helps you to become a great yoga teacher.

Assisting in yoga classes

Learning through observation

Pair work and group work

Receiving and giving feedback

Regular teaching

Teaching a live practicum

Techniques, training, and practice

This section covers analytical training on how to teach and practice specific yoga techniques and also guided self-practice on the techniques themselves. These two keys areas for practice and theory receive the most substantial emphasis.

Asanas from traditional and modern Hatha yoga

Bandhas, energy locks for the body

Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques

Mantras and chanting

Meditation, Vipassana, and metta practices

Pranayama, breath extension techniques

Surya Namaskara

Yoga Nidra and Savasana

The business and ethics for yoga teachers

An essential reality for yoga teachers in the modern day world is the business side of yoga. From lesson planning and waivers to setting up classes and finances. You will receive guidelines and support on how to set yourself up and how to get out there in the big wide yoga world.

Yoga as a business and practice

Classroom protocols and responsibilities

Marketing yourself as a yoga teacher

Delivering yoga to health clubs, groups, and individuals

Essential business skills

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 7:15 Kriyas and meditation
  • 07:15 - 9:15 Asana, pranayama, and yoga Nidra
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Brunch
  • 10:15 - 12:15 Theory, techniques class one
  • 12:15 - 13:00 Karma yoga
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Light lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Theory, technique class two
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break for chai
  • 16:15 - 18:15 Teaching methods, practice, and overview
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Light supper
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Evening meditation

Retreat location

The teacher training will take place in Orange Tree Retreat Valencia, Spain.



  • Swimming pool


  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Laundry


Light meals are included in the price of the retreat.

Things to do (optional)

Enjoy the relaxing benefits of yoga

Pick and squeeze your own oranges

Relax by the large terrace around the pool

Sit and read in the covered decking area overlooking the pool

What's included

  • 22 nights of accommodation
  • A Bahia Yoga teacher training manual
  • A teacher training certificate on completion
  • All tuition
  • Lecture and exams
  • Light meals

What's not included

  • A valid insurance certificate for teaching yoga
  • A valid three-year first aid certificate.
  • Flight to Valencia
  • Private health insurance
  • Recommended set texts
  • Registration as an accredited yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance International membership

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Valencia Airport (VLC).


  • Valencia Airport (VLC) - 20 minutes
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