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28 Days 200hr Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

  • Andalucia, Spain

Overview

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Spain

If you have been longing to escape the city life and spending quality time close to nature, this retreat is for you. Experience yoga in a study environment that will allow a one-on-one feedback from a highly qualified instructor. Get ready for a transformational journey that will take your yoga practice to a whole new level.

Highlights

  • 180 hours of yoga class instruction
  • Explore and hike the local area weekly
  • Experience a Yoga Alliance certified program
  • Receive a comprehensive 200-page teacher training manual
  • 3 delicous and organic vegetarian meals daily
  • Private mini-bus transfer from Orgiva
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation options are on shared room basis. Private rooms are may also be available at additional costs. The training will be on a farm located high in the Alpujarras mountains. The farm not only grows its own organic vegetables and olive oil but also has goats, horses, and a peacock breeding sanctuary.

You can also avail the option of single accommodation for an additional fee. Please contact Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training for availability.

This intensive yoga teacher training has been carefully crafted for a small group of trainees who are ready for an in-depth learning experience. Upon finishing this training, expect to believe in yourself and your direction in life, be free from fear and limiting beliefs that keep you stuck, be more confident, and know how to set up as a yoga teacher.

You will have clarity on your yoga and meditation practice and you will be able to translate it into daily life and you will also know the resources and tools needed to continue expanding and refining your knowledge, skills, and practice after the training. Aside from training, on Sundays, you will have free time to explore the local area known for its fantastic hiking, spectacular mountain views, and isolated white villages.

You will have a total of 180 hours of yoga classes with instruction including ample time for individual questions and discovery. The retreat has a guaranteed small group size and you will be given personal attention with no more than 14 students. You will also get to enjoy three vegetarian meals daily, which are lovingly prepared from a rich array of fruits and vegetables grown on-site.

The program encompasses four modules and will provide the following:

  • A rigorous development of your own asana and meditation practice
  • A comprehensive foundation of knowledge in yoga and Buddhist philosophy
  • A thorough grounding in western anatomy, physiology, and subtle body anatomy
  • Teaching skills including voice, presence, and timing, to assist you in finding your own unique teaching style
  • Regular practice laboratories, ethics of student-teacher relationships and professional supervision
  • Essential insights into the yoga business and how to set up as a teacher

Module 1 - Earth element

You will start by diving into the history and philosophy of yoga and Buddhist yoga, in order to find out how are these ancient teachings and practices relevant in the context of contemporary lives. You will put the teachings into practice through a lab sequence and an introduction to meditation. These will be complemented by a thorough exploration of the anatomy of the physical and energetic bodies.

By the time you complete module one, your yoga practice will feel far more comprehensive and supported by the knowledge and techniques you have learned. You will be ready to approach teaching with wisdom and grounded confidence. Module one is also an incredible experience for those wanting to explore their own practice on a new level, even if you do not intend to become a teacher.

  • Philosophy, history, anatomy, and subtle body
  • Opening: Perspectives on the Body, east and west
  • History and evolution of yoga
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy: Patanjali’s yoga sutras
  • What did Buddha teach?
  • Anatomy for yoga teachers
  • Subtle body anatomy
  • Breath in dynamic mindfulness yoga
  • Principles of dynamic mindfulness
  • Introduction to mindfulness meditation
  • Sequence Lab

Module 2 - Water element

The second module builds on the knowledge of anatomy and the subtle body from module one and expands into sequencing a dynamic and intelligent class based on your knowledge of how the asanas and the body function together. You will learn a comprehensive list of yoga asanas or poses, healthy alignment, and safe and helpful adjustments.

By the end of this module you will be able to teach your fellow trainees a simple, challenging, and effective yoga class with a focus on breath, sequencing and alignment.

Basic asana, alignment, and adjustment

  • Theory of asana
  • Asana lab
  • Basic principles of alignment
  • Basic sequencing
  • Introduction to assisting
  • Hands-on lab
  • Breath
  • Practices and techniques of Hatha yoga
  • Meditation practice

Module 3 - Fire element

The third module, will give you tools to develop your own creativity and knowledge of asana variations. Each basic asana will be briefly reviewed and in this section you will learn modifications for special considerations like injury, extreme tightness, etc. You will also learn variations of each pose for a more challenging option or to give your students a different perspective.

In addition, you will be introduced to particular practices such as restorative practice, partner yoga, and yoga for women. By the end of this Module you will have the knowledge to teach a creatively sequenced class to mixed level and advanced students that will foster clear minds that is fully present in the energized and balanced body.

Advanced asana, creative sequencing, practice lab

  • Advanced principles of alignment
  • Variations and modifications of poses
  • Creative sequencing: Themes, seasons, and energy levels
  • Meditation practice
  • Second hands-on lab
  • Final hands-on review
  • Four elements in the dynamic mindfulness context
  • Introduction to Restorative yoga
  • Introduction to yoga for women
  • Introduction to partner yoga
  • Practice lab with feedback

Module 4 - Air element

The fourth module covers all of the bases with practical advice and mentoring to give you the knowledge, confidence, and skills to be a responsible and compassionate teacher. You will discover and cultivate your own unique strengths as a yoga teacher and develop those strengths.

You will learn practical things to turn your love of teaching into a viable career. You will also practice teaching and receive honest, constructive feedback. You will end this segment and this training feeling empowered as a teacher and transformed as a person.

Being a teacher

  • Self-care for teachers
  • Teaching style: Voice, presence, concept, and timing
  • Business of yoga
  • Ethics: teacher-student relationships
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Contemporary schools and tendencies
  • Beginner’s mind meditation retreat
  • Introduction to massage
  • In-class assisting
  • Final exam
  • Question-and-answer sessions and closing

This teacher training is a combination of group and individual study and assessment. Personal practice, required reading, and a certain amount of written work are important components of the training. All components of the modules must be successfully completed in order receive a graduation certificate of excellence from the Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training School and will be eligible for a Yoga Alliance 200-hour RYT certificate.

On Sundays, you will have free time to explore the local area known for its fantastic hiking, spectacular mountain views, and isolated white villages.

  • Tatjana Mesar

    Tatjana founder of Dynamic Mindfulness, is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher (ERYT 500) and certified shiatsu therapist. She runs a lively community of international yoga practitioners and teachers in Berlin, Germany. Through her down-to-earth approach to spirituality based on two decades of practice and study of yoga and Buddhism, she shakes up assumptions about physical practice, making it feel like an inner inquiry that extends far beyond the yoga mat.

  • Anna Kinneavy

    Anya grew up by the sea on the coast of England and has been practicing yoga passionately for 12 years. Her experience is profound, having studied with countless teachers in centers across the world. She practices and teaches the whole path of Yoga to nourish both the body and mind by fusing its valuable, ancient philosophy with physical practice. She guides courses regularly in Berlin as well as teaching as a returning guest teacher in yoga schools in the United Kingdom, Bali, and Thailand.

This retreat will be held in Andalucia, Spain.

Activities
  • Hiking
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Yoga shala

Three delicious vegetarian meals daily are included in the package. The meals are lovingly prepared from a rich array of fruits and vegetables grown on-site.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 180 hours of classes
  • A comprehensive 200-page teacher training manual
  • A private mini-bus transfer
  • Graduation certificate of excellence from the Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training School
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Granada Airport (GRX).

Arrival by bus

Upon arrival at Granada Airport (GRX), you may take a bus to Orgiva station for 17 EUR. From Orgiva, Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training will pick you up and transfer you to the center.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training an inquiry.
  • Review by Ewa Szczepaniak from Wroclaw, Poland
    10 out of 10

    "I am very happy that I just graduated the yoga teacher training in Dynamic Mindfulness School and I would love to share with you some of my thoughts. At the very beginning I hesitated to join the training because I wasn’t sure if it was the right style of yoga for me since I was practicing other styles before. During the training I discovered that it is a journey and it was my favorite part, as it was a process to me. I could really see how I was changing every month, enormous changes! In my practice the biggest change is that I don’t focus only on the final posture but on the movement, it is more pleasant and beneficial. And in life a lot: calming mind through meditation, accepting things as they are, finding time for myself, believing in my strength. Now I know that it was one of the best, if not the best, decision in my life!"

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  • Review by Mihailo Kotarac
    10 out of 10

    "Dynamic Mindfulness is probably one of the best Berlin based yoga teacher trainings you can find here. Tatjana Mesar, the founder of the school is a very straight forward person and practices what she preaches. However, she never pushes her own agenda down the students' throats. The best thing about the school is that the whole journey is about you, your own paths and ways. The only thing you get there is a great method (dynamic mindfulness), based on profound knowledge and long term practice. Clearly communicated as well. That is what you apply the best way you can. It is a meditation based training with a lot of body work. I can wholeheartedly recommend this teacher training to anyone who is looking to deepen own yoga practice. I am currently visiting the course. Even though I would really prefer it in German, it's also a great way to improve my english language skills in a slightly different domain."

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  • Review by Mihailo Kotarac
    9 out of 10

    "Dynamic Mindfulness is probably one of the best Berlin based yoga teacher trainings you can find here. Tatjana Mesar, the founder of the school is a very straight forward person and practices what she preaches. However, she never pushes her own agenda down the students' throats. The best thing about the school is that the whole journey is about you, your own paths and ways. The only thing you get there is a great method (dynamic mindfulness), based on profound knowledge and long term practice. Clearly communicated as well. That is what you apply the best way you can. It is a meditation based training with a lot of body work. I can wholeheartedly recommend this teacher training to anyone who is looking to deepen own yoga practice. I am currently visiting the course. Even though I would really prefer it in German, it's also a great way to improve my english language skills in a slightly different domain."

    Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training Facebook, edited

  • Review by Nina Nereihcs from Paris, France
    10 out of 10

    "A very nice fundamental yoga teacher training which sends you on a transformational journey to come closer to the person that you want to be. Highly recommended for deepening your understanding of yoga and mediation practices."

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  • Review by Josie Winter
    10 out of 10

    "Before applying for the course, I was wandering: Can I do this? Should I? Am I strong enough? Flexible enough? Able to commit? But I followed my curiosity and desire to learn and signed up for the course; it has turned into one of the most deeply nourishing decisions of my life."

    "YTT has had some profound effects on the way I engage the daily. It has aided a sense of presence, and awareness of the spaces I move through in a given moment. Yoga has become a loyal companion, a space to return to when feeling off center. A reminder that “The process is the goal”."

    "Meditation and yoga literally change the brain which in turn affects everything! Training has provided a space to be a part of a community, to meet wonderful similar-minded people, all of whom contribute in some way to the learning process."

    "I would recommend this course to any person with an interest in body, mind and the union of the two, merging with the greater all. "

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  • Review by Weronika Salach
    10 out of 10

    "I am super happy I introduced meditation and restorative yoga into my own practice. Before starting the training​,​ I thought I was not quite ready to do ​it- I suffered from anxiety, I felt broken, and wasn’t sure if I was “good enough”. It’s good the program is around 10 months: a really nice experience with sufficient time for the transformation to happen. In life I am much more peaceful, patient. For a foundational yoga instructor course, it was excellent."

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  • Review by Ewa Szczepaniak
    9 out of 10

    "I only hesitated to join the yoga instructor course because I wasn’t sure if it was the right style of yoga for me since before I was practicing other styles. The journey was my favorite part, as it was a process to me. I could really see how I was changing every month – enormous changes! In my practice the biggest change is that I don’t focus only on the final posture but on the movement – it’s more pleasant and beneficial. And in life a lot: calming mind through meditation, accepting things as they are, finding time for myself, believing in my strength."

    Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training website, edited

  • Review by Elena Ognyanova from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I was a bit nervous about starting the training because it meant leaving the comfortable life that I had – job, friends, grounding, world – and moving from London to Berlin. The training was a step out of the “comfort zone”, a challenge and an adventure into “spirituality”, which I was seeking for a long time… The topics of mindfulness and meditation were quite new to me when I started the training. They have had a huge positive impact on me and my world. I am now finding a balance between the true extrovert that I am and spending time with myself. I think everyone would benefit from this knowledge about mindfulness and the way it was delivered: structure, content, people, place, time, etc."

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  • Review by Elena Ognyanova from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I was a bit nervous about starting the training because it meant leaving the comfortable life that I had, job, friends, grounding, world , and moving from the UK to Berlin. The training was a step out of the comfort zone, a challenge and an adventure into spirituality, which I was seeking for a long time. The topics of mindfulness and meditation were quite new to me when I started the training. They have had a huge positive impact on me and my world. I am now finding a balance between the true extrovert that I am and the newly found peace within me. I think everyone would benefit from this knowledge about mindfulness and the way it was delivered: structure, content, people, place, and time."

    Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training Facebook, edited

  • Review by Maaike from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "I had to decide to leave my job for this – which brings uncertainty and financial constraint. Do I want to become a teacher now, or should I wait? Is it the right ‘style’ for me? On our very first day we had to think of three things that we would like to accomplish. I thought of 1) to have less fear in stepping out there and teaching 2) to get the feeling that I have the potential to become a respected teacher 3) to have fun in teaching. Each of these points has been touched upon and improved. Moreover, I feel more at ease with the spiritual path that I’m on right now.This yoga teacher training intensive is not just a valuable experience when you want to become a teacher, but an asset for life. I have learned a tremendous amount about myself, others and daily life. I feel truly inspired and excited to continue this journey, and I’m very thankful for that."

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  • Review by Myrna from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "The training has been a deep journey of getting back to what is really essential in life for me. I absolutely loved the focus on philosophy – it set in motion a deep journey of reflecting, inquiring, and wondering. What Yoga is essentially? What it is about? I find the Buddhist aspect very relevant and this to me feels like a powerful, important basis. In the teachings I could see, feel and notice the devotion, passion and wisdom in both Tatjana and Anya, which I find very inspiring. I would definitely recommend this yoga instructor course. It provides a well-rounded, holistic, firm basis to start from for everyone who is sincerely interested in Yoga as a lifestyle and practice. It is inspirational and I’ve learned so much. I really feel that I can start applying this in my life in many ways."

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  • Review by Madeleine from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "I am much more aware of my own physical alignment within the poses and how the individual asanas weave together to create an engaging and well-balanced class. The training also came at a good time for me in terms of my personal development, and has fueled my desire to travel and continue to have unique and challenging experiences. I really appreciate how much individual attention and one-on-one feedback I received due to the small teaching group size. I most enjoyed learning how to cue asana alignment and creating interesting and balanced sequences. I also liked how much time we took over hands-on adjustments. I would recommend the training to those looking to explore the energetic and spiritual elements of the practice and its ties to Buddhism and meditation."

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  • Review by Valentina Gonzalez
    10 out of 10

    "I'm a current student at Yoga Teacher Training Berlin and this has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Not only have I learned the theory and practice to teach yoga, but also I've been able through this course, to increase my yoga network here in Berlin. Tatjana, our teacher, is an expert on the subject and a true inspiration and role model to follow. I would highly recommend this course to any person interested in discovering the wonderful world of yoga."

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  • Review by Valentina
    10 out of 10

    "I'm a current student at Yoga Teacher Training Berlin and this has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Not only have I learned the theory and practice to teach yoga, but also I've been able through this course, to increase my yoga network here in Berlin. Tatjana, our teacher, is an expert on the subject and a true inspiration and role model to follow. I would highly recommend this course to any person interested in discovering the wonderful world of yoga."

    Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training website, edited

  • Review by Josie from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Before applying for the course, I first had to move through any of the self-doubt that arose at the time. Can I do this? Should I? Am I strong enough? Flexible enough? Able to commit? But I followed my curiosity and desire to learn and explore and signed up for the course; it has turned into one of the most deeply nourishing decisions of my life.YTT has had some profound effects on the way I engage the daily. It has aided a return to the mind-body connection, a sense of presence, and awareness of the spaces I move through in a given moment. Yoga has become a loyal companion, a space to return to when feeling off center. A reminder that The process is the goal.Training has triggered a sense of wonder, stimulated perception and inspired considered movement. Meditation and yoga literally change the brain which in turn affects everything! It has also provided a space to be a part of a community, to meet wonderful similar-minded people, all of whom contribute in some way to the learning process.I would recommend this course to any person with an interest in body, mind and the union of the two, merging with the greater all. It is an opportunity to meet and engage wonderful people, guided all the while by the insightful and inspiring, wise and dynamic Tatjana Mesar."

    Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training website, edited

  • Review by Eleonora Giampieri from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga teacher training began during a transaction period in my life and it took me a step forward. I am much more aware of myself and of my bodys needs now and Ive learned to be patient and to enjoy small things in life. During the training, it became a philosophy of life. The training also helped me to understand the value of community and being a part of something bigger. At the moment, I teach one private lesson per week and I hope to start another class in the next few months. I definitely want yoga to be a part of my professional life."

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  • Review by Jana Lemke from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "At first, I was hesitant about whether I had enough time for the teacher training since I was also doing a PhD. Throughout the course, I enjoyed getting to know other crazy yoginis and got to understand the practice more deeply. I began to see yoga sequences differently - connecting the dots and understanding a yoga class in a more holistic way. Knowing the reasons behind the practice in addition to the experience of the practice added a new layer and gave me more confidence in my relationship with yoga. I would recommend it for anyone who feels connected to the Zen approach and has sufficient time for practice and study."

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Berlin, Germany

Dynamic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training offers 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified program in English in a small sized group.

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28 days / 27 nights

Availability

Arrival: Sunday March 26, 2017
Departure: Saturday April 22, 2017

Early bird discount

Availl autumn special discount of 500 EUR per person, To benefit, book your spot with 500 EUR deposit before December 1, 2016.

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