Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Spain
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A country of stunning natural beauty, blessed with glorious year-round sunshine, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine, it’s no wonder that Spain is one of the most visited countries in Europe.
Thanks to the increasing numbers of world class yoga retreats and yoga teacher training courses, it also constantly ranks among the top three yoga destinations in the world.
You have access to a vast variety of yoga vacations in this gorgeous Mediterranean country.
That said, if you are looking to enhance your yoga practice or plan to start teaching yoga, there are plenty of quality yoga teacher training courses in Spain to choose from, spread across the beautiful mainland, and its stunning islands.
Note: BookYogaTeacherTraining offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
Traveling to Spain in 2021
Starting on June 7, Spain allows vaccinated travelers from all over the world to enter the country (including EU, UK, and US citizens).
All passengers must complete the FCS Health Control Form.
Passengers from certain countries may be required to quarantine.
All passengers arriving in Spain from a country / zone of risk must have a valid health certificate, which can be a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, a negative test taken within 48h before arrival, or a recovery certificate.
Unvaccinated passengers must undergo a diagnostic test to enter Spain (PCR or rapid antigen), within 48 hours before their arrival.
Passengers who have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate and who add it to the Spanish Health Control Form, will obtain a QR code FAST CONTROL that will facilitate a speedier health control upon arrival.
Passengers arriving from the UK must present both proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken in the last 72 hours. This applies to arrivals to the mainland and the Baleriac Islands.
Children under 12 are exempt from presenting the certificates. However, they a health control form must be filled in their name.
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History of Yoga in Spain
Yoga & Spain have quite a long love affair. The practice was introduced in the country during the first half of the 20th century when yoga expanded beyond its eastern borders.
While it originally appealed to a handful of hippies and intellectuals, its popularity started to increase by the last decade of the last century.
Fast forward to today, Spain has become one of the best places to attend a yoga retreat or yoga teacher training course in Europe.
Top Destinations for Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Spain
The entire country is magical and offers superb places to enhance your practice. But some destinations have distinguished themselves as perfect settings for sunrise Sun salutations, sunset meditations, and energizing practices.
One of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza has no rival when it comes to visiting Spain.
Quiet beaches, a charming Old Town, beautiful sunsets, mouth-watering cuisine, and vibrant nightlife make Ibiza as an excellent place for your yoga teacher training course.
Its atmosphere and popularity have attracted yoga teachers from all over the world. You’d be practicing your asanas guided by top-notch instructors in a stunning setting. What else could you wish for?
One of the most popular cities in Europe and the jewel of Spain, Barcelona is home to world-class museums, cultural landmarks, and excellent beaches.
The hills surrounding the city are home to farms and country houses. Many yoga teacher training courses take place in this area, allowing you to be away from the hustle & bustle of the city but close enough if you want to go sightseeing during your free time.
The city blends the old monuments with the new modern buildings in a quite interesting way, creating a unique vibe. Between the vibrant sunsets, medieval merchant’s quarter, and futuristic sites, Valencia is a favorite among visitors.
The gorgeous weather and stunning beaches attract visitors – and yogis – from all over the world.
Many yoga teacher training courses take place in nearby villages so that you have the tranquility you need to enhance your practice. But you’ll also be a short ride away from both the beaches and the vibrant city.
The natural beauty and Moorish architecture make the Andalusia region as a great place to do your yoga teacher course.
Thanks to its location in southern Spain, Andalusia is blessed with mild winters which ensure a constant stream of visitors year-round. The main destinations in this region are Costa del Sol and the Sierra Nevada.
But it’s not all sand & sun here. There are 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Andalusia, including the incredible Alhambra complex, the historic center of Cordoba, and Granada.
Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses to Join in Spain
- Cost per day: from €103
- Availability: July & November 2021, January 2022
- Location: Barcelona
- Instruction language: English
- Instruction level: Intermediate
This teacher training is directed toward anyone interested in exploring the essence of yoga and refine their practice both for personal enrichment and for becoming a yoga teacher.
The course is very practical, and students will have a lot of time to practice teaching and learn how to create their own Vinyasa sequences safely.
Upon completion, students will hold a 200-hour certified yoga instructor license and will be able to register with Yoga Alliance.
You’ll be staying in an apartment, located about 20-25 min from the studio. All apartments are equipped with cooking and laundry facilities, heating, and AC. The studio is located just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.
Your day will start at 9 a.m. with classes & practices, such as hot yoga practice, pranayama, meditation, and theory. Lunch break is from 12:30 pm to 2 pm. And is followed by more classes, practice, and teaching. Kindly note that meals are not included in the package.
During the first two weeks, the focus will be on theory and practicing different types of yoga, like Yin and Restorative. The final two weeks will focus on practice and teaching. You’ll learn how to adjust students, how to deal with variations, injuries, and more.
The closest airport is Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN) and the transfer is not included.
- Cost per day: from €95
- Availability: July to September 2021
- Location: Mallorca, Balearic Islands
- Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks German, Italian & Spanish
- Instruction level: beginner & intermediate
This yoga teacher training course is ideal for those who are looking for inner peace and wisdom and are open to the Indian yogic philosophy.
If you want to seek who you really are, desire to bring your regular yoga practice to the next level, and need to break the boundaries and limitation that are holding you back from freedom and liberation, you’ve chosen the right retreat.
You’d be staying at The Ashram Shanti Niketan, located on the Eastern side of Mallorca island. The Ashram is set in a typical Mallorcan village, away from the distractions and the crowds.
The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The glamping tents are eco-friendly featuring eco-toilets and showers. The venue includes a saltwater swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a meditation place, a temple, and a spa.
Your day starts at 7 a.m. with meditation, kirtan, and satsang. The tea and coffee break is at 8 a.m., followed by an Asana class. Brunch is served at 10 a.m. You’ll have a short break before the philosophy or teaching methodology class.
There’s another class (asana clinic, adjustment, or practicum), followed by the afternoon tea and coffee break. Anatomy (or philosophy) class is at 3:30 pm, then you’ll attend the evening Asana class. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is followed by meditation, counseling, and group discussion.
The food served follows the guidelines of ayurvedic science, keeping in mind the dietary needs of the students. The food is sattvic, plant-based (also gluten-free, organic & lactose-free). Two meals per day – brunch & dinner- are included (except on Sundays).
You’ll be flying into Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI). The transfer is available upon request and for an additional fee.
- Cost per day: from €95
- Availability: All Year Round
- Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
- Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks German & Spanish
- Instruction level: all levels
This teacher training is ideal for all those who want to deepen their knowledge of classic Indian yoga. You’ll develop your ability to communicate clearly and with polite vocabulary, calm voice, coordinating students with variations and adaptations in your classes. The purpose of this teacher training course is to teach yoga with knowledge and love.
You’d be staying in shared double rooms, with ensuite or shared bathrooms. The venue has a swimming pool, gardens, a terrace, and free wi-fi.
Your day starts at 6 a.m. with a morning tea and Antar Mouna (Inner Silence). Meditation is at 7 a.m., followed by Vinyasa yoga. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and then you’ll attend a Hatha yoga alignment class. Lunch is at 1 p.m.
You’ll have free time before the theory lesson at 3 p.m. There’s one more class before dinner (at 7 p.m.). During the evening there’s a Karma Yoga class and you also have time for self-study.
Every day you can take a sunset beach break.
The retreat is based on self-catering and encourages students to cook together. The organizer provides fruits, vegetables, and all the basic foods you need for a healthy plant-based plan. Kindly note that coffee, alcohol, tobacco, as well as non-yogic foods, are prohibited.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance.
The closest airport is Tenerife–North Airport (TFN) but you can also fly into Tenerife–South Airport (TFS). The transfer is not available, and you’ll have to catch a taxi to the retreat. If you fly into TFS you can take a bus to TFN and then catch a taxi.
- Cost per day: from €86
- Availability: Select dates in September to November 2021, January & February 2022
- Location: Cadiz, Andalusia
- Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks Spanish
- Instruction level: Intermediate & Advanced
Spreading over four weeks, this 200-hour yoga teacher training in Spain gives you time to fully immerse into the learning and teaching experience.
The group size is small (4-15 persons) and it allows the teacher to offer a personalized experience so that you feel prepared to teach after graduation.
Your accommodation is at a villa in the middle of a protected natural park, surrounded by trees and birds! The large gardens offer the perfect space to practice yoga and relax. The large living area is where the morning classes take place.
Your weekday starts at 7:30 a.m. with pranayama or meditation and is followed by the asana practice. Breakfast is served at 10:15 a.m. You’ll then join an anatomy and alignment class; followed by teaching methodology or philosophy. Lunch is at 2:30 p.m.
In the afternoon, there’s a workshop from 4 p.m. Dinner is served at 7 p.m.
Saturdays are half-days, while Sundays are off, giving you free time to explore the small towns located nearby and visit tapas bars, trendy coffee shops, or surf. Cadiz Old Town is just an hour’s drive.
Three meals each day, as well as drinks (water, coffee, tea), are included in the package. They are strictly vegetarian but if you have other dietary requirements, kindly let the organizer know in advance.
The closest airport is Jerez Airport (XRY) and the transfer is available for an additional fee. You may also fly to Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Málaga Airport (AGP), but you’d need to organize the transfer on your own.
- Cost per day: from €97
- Availability: July & November 2021
- Location: Marbella, Malaga Province
- Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks Spanish
- Instruction level: all levels
Are you interested in practicing and learning the old knowledge of yoga? After completing this course, you’ll be ready to teach yoga everywhere and to everyone, as well as register with Yoga Alliance.
You’ll be staying in accommodation featuring only four rooms, a garden, and a swimming pool. You’ll be just 3-minutes from the beach and close to restaurants and shops.
Your day starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast. The Hatha yoga and flow Vinyasa class is at 11 a.m. and is followed by a session on meditation techniques and philosophy.
If you want to study Qigong, Tai Chi, or Yin Yoga, there’s an optional class right before the lunch break.
In the afternoon, you’ll study relaxation techniques and Nidra yoga. The 4:30 pm class is asana, pranayama practice, and teaching methodology. Your day ends with meditation, mantra, and Kirtan, followed by dinner (8:30 p.m.)
The package includes all meals and drinks (water, tea, coffee). You’ll also get your own yoga mat and materials for the classes.
Kindly book your flight to Málaga Airport (AGP). The transfer is included.
*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.
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