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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 5 Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind / Air, and Space. Based in the 5 element theory that is the foundation of all yoga and tantric teaching, the program will offer a chance to qualify as a 200-hour registered international yoga teacher, a Pregnancy yoga teacher, as well as to take the opportunity to explore your own relationship to the yoga of the elements.
The maximum participants in the group is 18.
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 students.
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 5 Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Based in the 5 element theory that is the foundation of all yoga and tantric teaching, the program will offer a chance to qualify as a 200-hour registered international yoga teacher, a Pregnancy yoga teacher, as well as to take the opportunity to explore your own relationship to the yoga of the elements.
Looking, at first, into the core skills that you will need to teach deeply nourishing Yoga classes, while exploring the philosophies that encourage us to live more in unison with the world we belong to, and 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 5 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 us. It is a truly unique opportunity to come out of a training with both a 200hr yoga teacher training, 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’s connect to themselves and their babies, 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, 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.
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 who you can connect with if you wish to find out about their experience. As it is a Yoga Alliance accredited certificate program, the main subjects 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, 5 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 5 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 is a timeless practice, and this course is aimed at keeping that aspect of Yoga tradition relevant to the needs of our 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.
Adding the Pregnancy yoga teacher training main subjects of general rules and safe class building, pranayama, sound, anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, the trimesters, methodology, pelvic floor work, theming, birth and beyond, Postnatal yoga, Partner yoga exercises, spirituality and pregnancy and rituals, which will give you great tools in helping pregnant women and couples in your community.
The 200Hr yoga teacher training and the Pregnancy yoga teacher training can be done separately or together.
There is a further 300hr 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 500hr 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The mountains are rich in water, who knows 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.
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 - Calle Estación 12, 18400 Órgiva.