Love travel experiences? Help us by sharing your travel habits. Please take this 5 minute survey.Take the survey!

30 Days 200hr Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

  • Cortijo Casería del Mercado, Almegíjar, Andalusia, Spain


Spain Yoga Teacher Training and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Certification

This course is a unique professional training which will to teach you how to create meaningful and powerful yoga classes that connect your students deeply to their own needs and experiences. It is a very well know fact that yoga is best when created for the individual, yet as group class teachers, you can still create classes that will benefit all by really understanding yoga and connecting it with the five elements of earth.


  • Special pregnancy yoga classes
  • Thorough teaching experience during the course
  • Study of complimentary topics like Tantra, Kundalini, or Ayurveda yoga
  • Understanding pregnancy and birth on a physical and spiritual level
  • Pregnancy yoga teacher training certificate
  • Yoga Alliance accredited certificate program
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
Hide all

Cortijo Casería del Mercado is a beautiful farm with stunning mountain views. There are different options for shared or private rooms. You will be surrounded by raw nature which is perfect for the experience of five element yoga. There is both a spacious indoor shala, as well as a great outdoor area for your practices or full moon rituals, both with magnificent mountain views. You are in the heart of an eco farm, which means that you will be surrounded by food that will be used in your meals and fruit that you can just pick up from the trees. And to complete all of that, there is a refreshing pool with enough space around it to find a nice and quiet spot for yourself, or a place to share with your fellow colleagues.

This unique program is held in the Andalucian Mountain range, Alpujarra, Sierra Nevada, in Spain. You will be surrounded by powerful fertile mountains. The eco farm is a paradise with a beautiful indoor and outdoor shala, swimming pool, and great accommodation.

  • 3 meals a day based on a holistic nutritional diet and very tasty food
  • 30 nights’ accommodation
  • A rare tantric yoga kinesthetic learning program
  • Private transport from Orgiva to the eco farm
  • The Elemental Food as Medicine recipe book
  • The Elemental Yoga Therapy manual
  • The full yoga study curriculum with 200-hour certificate from Yoga Alliance
  • The pregnancy yoga teacher training certificate from Yoga Alliance
  • The pregnancy yoga teacher training manual

This course is a unique professional yoga training which teaches you how to connect and work with the medicine of the energetics of Hatha yoga through a comprehensive understanding of the medicine of the five elements of earth, water, fire, wind or air, and space. Based on the five element theory that is the foundation of all yoga and tantric teaching, the program will offer both a chance to qualify as a 200-hour registered international yoga teacher as well as to take the opportunity to explore your own relationship to the yoga of the elements.

The training system is looking, at first, into the core skills that you will need to teach deeply nourishing yoga classes, while exploring the philosophies that encourage you to live more in union with the world you belong to.

Then developing an understanding of the real purpose behind all the modern styles of yoga and asana, the elemental yoga school training will ultimately teach you how to create classes which prevent and re-balance many common health complaints as well as give you the skills to counsel and balance individual health issues, both in group yoga and one-to-one teaching.

The system is natural, simple, and still ancient, yet it works on all modern lifestyle related health issues of any form - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, while also being a thoroughly reliable path for any level of personal development beyond finding health through balance. This school is the original and most experienced five element yoga school anywhere in the world.

And on top of that, there is the chance to immerse yourself in the depths of what Pregnancy yoga has to offer. It is a truly unique opportunity to come out of a training with both a 200-hour as well as a pregnancy yoga certificate. Both are internationally accredited certificates with Yoga Alliance.

In the pregnancy yoga course, you will learn how to safely build classes, how to prepare the mom’s to birth and the postnatal period, how to let the mom connect to themselves and their babies. You will also learn anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, partner yoga and exercises, the spiritual aspect of pregnancy and giving life.

This Pregnancy yoga teacher training is unique as it not only prepares you to teach and share yoga safely with your students and clients, but also it will teach you how to look through an elemental perspective to the pregnancy. The program is designed to empower yoga teachers to teach and guide pregnant women to a more natural experience of pregnancy and birth.

The 200-hour yoga teacher training and the Pregnancy yoga teacher training can be done separately or together.

There is a further 300-hour elemental yoga therapy teacher training course in Bali, available in October each year. This kind of study program is a very rare and unique opportunity to complete a 500-hour yoga training at your own pace with the promise of continuity of information, and developing a personal connection to a school that is committed to creating real relationships with its students and their studies. This entire program uncovers the skills that are needed to work with the depths of natural healing through yoga therapy, and much more.

This training gives you thorough teaching experience during the course. You will be individually guided in developing yourself into the kind of yoga teacher you wish to become. The Elemental Yoga School training skills are proven and loved by hundreds of past students with who you can connect if you wish to find out about their experience. As this is a Yoga Alliance accredited certificate program, the main topics of sequencing asana, building class structures, assisting with adjustments, pranayama, meditation, pratyahara, anatomy and physiology, yoga bio-mechanics, yoga philosophy, mudra, mantra, Kriya, and Pregnancy yoga are all covered in detail.

The course also contains a stream of complimentary subjects such as Hindu cosmology, Tantra, Kundalini, five element natural medicine theory (for Ayurveda and acupuncture), subtle body anatomy, kirtan, shamanic rituals, holistic nutrition, Ayurveda, macrobiotics, permaculture, Acro \ Partner yoga, connective massage, zen shiatsu, journaling, and Indian traditional puja. This makes this training unique in its ability to share deeply useful information of the kind which people are really seeking out there in the yoga world.

On a personal level, aside from the information aspect of this course, the five element philosophy can be fully embodied through this intensive experience of the natural yoga of movement, meditation, and nutrition, as it is a live-in ashram style training where you are constantly connecting to the concepts that you are studying - from the mat, to the professionally run kitchen, to the jungle around you.

It is a platform for students to learn how to truly harness the medicine of the energetic of Hatha yoga. Using the environment to nourish your imbalances and desires, this is a timeless practice, and this course is aimed at keeping that aspect of yoga tradition relevant to the needs of the modern environment. Framed within a journey through the seasonal forces of summer, harvest, autumn, winter, and spring, this course will take you through an elemental energy wave that teaches you how to ride the highs and lows of the earths transitions across the seasons and through the bigger cycles of the solstices and equinoxes, into sync with the depths of the moon's cycles, reconnecting you to the forces of nature in a potent and life-affirming experience.

200-hour teacher training daily schedule

  • In the morning, you will study elemental Yang yoga with therapeutic themes for balancing the earth, water, fire, wind, or spirit.
  • After, you will be served a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free organic breakfast, followed by morning interactive lectures and study circles.
  • The vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free organic lunch is followed by free time, afternoon interactive skills, and practice sessions, and some rituals and ceremonies.
  • In the evening, you will attend some elemental Yin yoga classes with therapeutic themes for balancing the earth, water, fire, air, or spirit.
  • After dinner, which again can be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free and organic you can enjoy your time to study and relax.

Pregnancy yoga training daily schedule

  • In the morning, you will have a pregnancy yoga class with specific themes for connection to different aspects of the pregnancy, related to the elements
  • After, you will be served a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free organic breakfast, followed by morning interactive lectures and study circles.
  • The vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free organic lunch is followed by free time, afternoon interactive skills, and practice sessions, and some rituals and ceremonies.
  • In the evening, you will attend some elemental Yin Pregnancy yoga classes with specific themes for connection to different aspects of the pregnancy, related to the elements
  • After dinner, which again can be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free and organic you can enjoy your time to study and relax.

Arrival by airplane

You can fly into either Malaga Airport (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Airport (GRX) in Granada. From both of them you can take a national bus into the beautiful village Orgiva, where you will be surrounded by mountain views and have some great affordable food. Elemental Yoga Therapy will pick you up in front of Baraka Restaurant in Orgiva.

Group size

Maximum 18 persons.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Elemental Yoga Therapy who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Jai C. Salt

    Jai C. Salt is an international yoga therapy teacher and a qualified and registered natural therapist with 15 years experience using the five element medicines such as elemental yoga. He has students worldwide who are creating reliable results with this form of yoga therapy and has been practicing yoga, qi gong, and meditation for 20 years.

  • Airfare
  • Additional expenses outside of the center

During this training, you will learn about the main strengths behind the philosophy of how food becomes a global medicine through plant based-whole food nutrition, and you will be able to compare these ideas with cultural nutritional medicines like Ayurveda and macrobiotics. It is a valuable knowledge to carry as a yoga teacher and is one more aspect which sets this training apart from many others, offering highly valuable study sessions on holistic nutrition, permaculture, and providing a comprehensive planet-saving elemental food as medicine recipe book that comes with the course.

As for the food, you will be served three delicious and wholesome meals each day, all prepared with fresh vegetables straight from the farm, or local organic farmers, and prepared by the chef who creates elemental dishes that support the progression of the yoga program. Taking the best guidance from local cuisine and folding in ideas and ingredients with Ayurvedic and macrobiotic benefits, the daily meals will serve as a great foundation for this journey. Highly attuned nutritional meals are a highlight of this course and the chance to learn how to make food as medicine and get in the kitchen is also great fun and good home-time experiences on this longer training.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • 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)

As this is a pretty full program, there is not much time for excursions. Every week there is a day off and during the free time you can go to the closest beach in the south of Spain by car, you can go hiking through the mountains, which are rich in water. Who knows, maybe you will find your own private spring. You can relax at the spring water pool, which overlooks a huge mountain range, or get your hands dirty on the farm.

  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shalla
For information about the booking conditions, please send Elemental Yoga Therapy an inquiry.
  • Review by Evan Keith from California
    10 out of 10

    "One of the most valuable things I learnt through The Elemental Yoga Therapy Training was actually how to observe and be aware of myself and to accept that every day I am a bit different."

    "I learned to observe myself without judgement (sometimes!) - or if anything to simply be aware of it, to develop what I feel, not what I think I should feel. I would do this course over and over again because I know that every time I would learn so much more about the ever changing nature of myself."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Tara Clemeons from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Training leads us through an intuitive creative path in developing a relationship with ourselves, allowing us to gather our own unique set of organic tools in the healing process, as a means to then offer healing to others. "

    "I will be forever grateful for the journey I took in Elemental Yoga Therapy philosophy. As challenging as it is to put the feelings and lessons absorbed into words, with such an intense program, I will say that it has changed my views, values, and perception of life in a number of different ways. "

    "As an extraordinary experience of unfolding, this was a gift to have as a yoga teacher or health practitioner or just simply as a living being."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Naori Ishikawa from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "Elemental Yoga's theory seems so simple in the end, yet for us living in this world it's not easy to realize it. The Yoga Therapy course taught me how to feel more connected with nature, and so now the things I value are changing. I can really see how we, as human beings, have been making things so complicated and the training process itself taught me how to go back to what we were all doing originally. What I learnt from the training was priceless, it was more than yoga, or perhaps it is just the very essence of yoga, and I really feel how now I am on the right path."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Iris Enz from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "The EYT experience was a deep process of learning, understanding, and feeling the connection to myself, nature, and everything that surrounds us again. My perception of life has changed and I now feel more self-determined and able to set the right impulses on the right energy levels to balance my own nature, my whole life. The Elemental Yoga concept is an amazing model to make sustainable, deep changes within yourself and also help others to do the same. I now feel my own home, my center and my path and trust the flow of life more than I ever did. For me as a yoga teacher it gives me more trust and I connect to my students on a deeper level, which makes real transformation possible."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Emily Shain from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training was in countless ways one of the best gifts I have ever been granted as a teacher and student of yoga but also as a person looking to grow. Not only did what I learn broaden my understanding of yoga, holistic health, but it also made me certain in my ability to help others - students, friends, even clients who start off as strangers. There is not often a day that goes by that I do not think of these teachings and the resulting personal realizations which came through the courses’ power in constantly connecting me with the simplest truths and experiences."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Amber Sawyer from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training is absolutely one of a kind: bravely, wisely and aesthetically revealing the essence of ancient traditions including yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, TCM, Shiatsu, and Shamanism into a simple, pure, communicable reflection of nature herself.The wisdom can be woven with ease into daily living, yoga development, as well as any healing modality, and ultimately into the way in which we understand and experience our selves.This course is creatively structured as a program so that each student can experience the dynamic dance of the elements, allowing the elements to reveal their inherent polarities within our physical and subtle bodies. After 18 days together, I had a completely new perspective of the elements, as well as a renewed love affair with nature!Finally, I feel that I've been guided into a course of study that brings the wisdom of the sages into an evolved, conscious and modern day approach towards empowering the individual to tap into their own energetic potential. I look forward to continued studies with the Elemental Yoga Therapy program! "

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Kristina Popp from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The Elemental Yoga Therapy training helped me reconnect with myself through absorbing and reconnecting to the energies of nature's elements. I learned new aspects of yoga that feel more truthful and makes me realize how easy it is to be asleep in my former practices.I learned that it is through subtlety and simplicity that you find the yoga to be most effective, both physically and energetically. I am ready to go out with the experience and the comprehensive tool box that comes from this very thorough training in Elemental Yoga Therapy.I am only at the beginning, but a seed has been planted and I am committed to keep nourishing it and watch it grow. Thank you for a wonderful yoga experience."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Martin Blueberg from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "I have completed three trainings with this form of elemental yoga, and each time the course showed me how to connect even more deeply to the elements inside me. Teaching others how connecting to nature and the elements can heal and transform deeply rooted issues / imbalances is simple when you know how to use this system.As a teacher, I work in the Norwegian Prison system, and the key practices of elemental yoga are fundamental to assisting my students there.Anyone who is interested in yoga and transformative work should put this training on their list. It teaches absolutely sincere developmental skills. Elemental Yoga Therapy has taken yoga to another level for me. "

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Alvaro from Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "This course came to me at the right time in my life, As someone who already had a connection to ritual life, I was truly moved as I learned to relate with Mother Nature and her Elements on a much deeper level.I was expertly guided and supported all the way through my discoveries by these two extraordinary teachers . It is difficult to be more specific, because words don't really describe the feelings that come with moving the Elements into harmony with yourself. I am deeply touched by this course."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Holli from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I came to the Elemental Yoga Therapy Course for two reasons. First, I wanted to learn techniques to balance my own constitution and imbalances. Secondly, I wanted to start practicing Yoga Therapy in my community.My 21 day journey of yogic self-inquiry was truly transformative. I am able to see and feel myself as an alchemy of Nature' s Elements. I have this deep sense of connection to the Earth and belonging to her.I did find some answers to my personal questions, but more importantly I learned how and when to ask the right questions. The course left me completely confident and excited to help the people in my community with this wonderful form of Yoga Therapy"

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Ruth from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "With the medicine I have learnt on this course I feel I am able to continue strengthening myself, physically and emotionally. I now have an entirely new perspective on yoga. This is Yoga like no other Yoga, and I love the Therapy that it creates.The way I experienced the forces of Nature threading me together is beautiful. To find a Teacher in Nature means I carry from this course a medicine that I can share with anyone at any level of Yoga, anywhere along their path of life challenges."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Lill-Janne from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "This course stands out by itself, its is a unique and fundamental Yoga path, and has a depth which makes it so very complementary to any other yoga style.I now see Kundalini Yoga from a whole new perspective and these EYT teachings will enrich my own teaching and personal journey with my practices. Elemental Yoga Therapy is authentic. I am forever grateful and very satisfied by this teaching."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

  • Review by Emily from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Having experienced my transformative Nature by balancing the Elements inside me, I learned how to feel myself in a whole new way. I became aware of my cyclic nature and my ability to attune myself to the seasons in order to live in harmony.Experiencing and learning about the natural medicinal power of Yoga makes me confident in helping other people to balance their energies holistically. During the three weeks of training I received a lot of useful tools in order to practice and teach powerful Yoga.But most importantly, I feel my own connection to my Earth, my Water, my Fire, my Air, and my Spirit. Feeling this connection allows me to receive Nature's wisdom as my lifelong teacher."

    Elemental Yoga Therapy website, edited

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Elemental Yoga School, has been facilitating yoga teacher training and yoga therapy training programs, retreats, workshops, and private classes and courses since 2010.

Speaks your language

Meet the instructors

from US$4,135

30 days / 29 nights

Friday July 7, 2017
(30 days / 29 nights)

Why choose

  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • 3998 Yoga Retreats Worldwide
  • Friendly and Fast Customer Service
  • Offers for every budget
  • No Booking Fees