Top Affordable Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Europe
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Looking to take your yoga teacher training on the Old Continent? Thankfully, you can do so without having to spend a lot of money on the trip!
While many popular European destinations have a reputation of being expensive to visit, there are quite a lot of choices for affordable yoga teacher training courses in Europe.
Strike your asanas on the beach or in mountain meadows, meditate while walking in olive groves, and explore thousands of years of history during your free time.
Still can’t believe you won’t break the bank? Here are five yoga teacher training courses in different European destinations that won’t cost more than 100 EUR per day.
Note: BookYogaRetreats 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.
- Location: Tenerife, Spain
- Price per day: From 95 EUR
- Availability: Select days in January, February, March, May, June & July 2022
Join this affordable yoga teacher training on the island of Tenerife to deepen your practice and learn how to teach others.
During this course, you’ll develop your ability to communicate clearly, with a calm voice, polite vocabulary, coordinating students with variations and adaptations.
The curriculum includes Hatha & Vinyasa classes, teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy, ethics, physiology, pranayama, meditation, practicum, and more.
Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
You’ll be staying at a yoga school, in a shared double room with either a shared or attached bathroom. The venue has a swimming pool, garden, chill-out zones, terrace, and wi-fi. Don’t worry about packing too many clothes as there are washing machines that can be used for a small fee (2.5 EUR per load).
Before the course starts, you need to complete the pre-distance learning part of the program. This will help you avoid stress and prepare you for the study.
During this yoga teacher training in Tenerife, expect a complete change in your lifestyle, enjoy delicious healthy food, and discover the beauty of the island.
Your day starts at 6 a.m. with a morning tea and inner silence. The meditation class is at 7 a.m. and is followed by Vinyasa at 7:20 a.m. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m., after which you’ll join either a Hatha yoga alignment class or a teaching lesson class. Enjoy lunch at 1 p.m. and then delve into self-study.
The theory lesson is at 3 p.m. and is followed by either pranayama, Bhakti Yoga or Yoga Nidra. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and then you’ll join a Karma Yoga class and you’ll also have time for self-study.
All meals are provided and are vegetarian or vegan, and yogic. Kindly note that meat, fish, seafood, eggs, garlic, onion, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco are not allowed at the school.
The closest airport to the yoga school is Tenerife–North Airport (TFN) but the island is also served by Tenerife–South Airport (TFS). The transfer is not provided. However, you may take a bus from TFS or a taxi from either airport. Alternatively, you can rent a car.
- Location: Saint Michel de Chabrillanoux, France
- Price per day: From 70 EUR
- Availability: All year round
Join this budget-friendly yoga teacher training in France to gain a deep understanding of yoga.
Your daily life and practice will be similar to life in an ashram. You’ll be given the tools to find your inner guide and become a great yoga teacher.
This teacher training is traditional, emphasizing personal integrity, intention, and spirituality.
Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance.
The accommodation is comfortable but is not a hotel. You’ll be able to grow in true yoga and not just enjoy a holiday in France. The sleeping area is shared. The bathroom is also shared and there’s an outside shower to enjoy.
The course includes daily yoga, theory teaching, and more. At the end of the course, you’ll take a written exam that will test your knowledge about teaching.
Your days start early with yoga practice. Around brunch, you’ll take a break before you continue with classes.
All meals are provided and are vegetarian. Kindly note that silence is practiced during meal times.
Note that you should book your flight to Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS). The transfer is not provided.
- Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
- Price per day: From 80 EUR
- Availability: Select days in October & November 2021
Deepen your knowledge of yoga and enhance your personal development during this affordable yoga teacher training in Madeira, an island blessed by the sun and in love with the sea.
Immediately upon graduation, you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
You’ll be staying in an apartment that features a balcony, a fully-equipped kitchenette, TV, washing machine, and private bathroom. The building provides an outdoor swimming pool, free wi-fi, and private parking.
Your day starts at 10 a.m. with a yoga class and is followed by the basics of practice modules. There’s a break at noon. You’ll resume the practice module afterward and then go on the lunch break, which is followed by individual study.
In the afternoon, attend another practice module as well as a yoga class and meditation.
The theoretical sessions include human anatomy and physiology applied to yoga practice, children yoga practice, pregnant women yoga practice, seniors yoga practice, ethics of yoga, and more.
Kindly note that this retreat is self-catered. There’s a supermarket just 400m from the accommodation, as well as plenty of restaurants to try.
The island is served by Madeira Airport (FNC), located just 15km from the accommodation. The transfer is not included but you may take a bus into Funchal.
- Location: Campofilone, Italy
- Price per day: From 95 EUR
- Availability: All year round
Designed for teachers who want to empower their skills and students who are interested in gaining confidence, these ten days of intensive yoga teacher training on chakras, subtle anatomy, and breathing techniques are a great choice if you want to learn how to teach yoga as a holistic and sacred science.
The program includes twice-daily pranayama, yoga science, and yoga sequences, as well as guided meditation or mindfulness, coaching and mentoring, and excursions to historical villages and the seaside.
You’ll be staying in a villa that was originally built in the late 1800s. It was completely renovated in the early 2000s and features very refined details. It has two floors, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, balconies, and splendid views over the valley and villages around.
Your day starts at 8 a.m. with herbal tea or coffee. There’s a class from 8:30 a.m. that includes pranayama, yoga sequence, and meditation. Brunch is served at 11 a.m. and is followed by free time. The evening practice starts at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
Brunch and dinner, as well as snacks and drinks, are included in the price. The food is vegetarian or vegan.
The package includes visiting the historical villages of Campofilone and Torre di Palme, as well as Pedaso and Marina di Altidona seaside.
There are several airports you may fly to, including those serving Rome - Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA). From the airport, you may travel by bus or train to Pedaso bus or train station. The pick-up and drop-off from and to this station is included.
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- Location: Paiania, Greece
- Price per day: From 94 EUR
- Availability: All year round
Join a budget-friendly teacher training program in Greece designed to shed light on many aspects of yoga. If you are looking to become a complete yoga teacher with a deeper understanding of yoga, this is the course you’ve dreamed of.
This workshop is for established certified yoga teachers (intermediate & advanced practitioners). You’ll earn 42 credit hours that are accepted by Yoga Alliance to upgrade your status as a yoga teacher.
You’ll be staying at the accommodation of Yoga Skyros Academy. Every room has an en-suite bathroom. Don’t worry about bringing too many clothes as there’s a washing machine available (for a fee of 10 EUR).
During this course, you’ll learn the in-depth mechanical movement of the upper, middle, and lower body, the proper functioning of muscle and skeleton structure, how to design a class, how to give a proper Yoga Nidra class, and many more.
Your day starts at 8:30 a.m. with an overview of the day’s agenda. Asana practice with the "Golden Class" concept takes place from 9 a.m. The coffee break is at 11 a.m. and is followed by a yoga philosophy class. Lunch break is at 1:30 p.m. You’ll then study the asanas you learned before you take another coffee break. In the afternoon, the meditation and Yoga Nidra class is at 4:30 p.m.
Only breakfast is included in the package. You may do the shopping at the nearby shops and prepare the meals at the accommodation, in the well-equipped kitchen.
You’ll be staying in the beautiful Glyfada residential area, which you’ll get a chance to explore in your free time. Athens and its historic sites are a short train ride away.
Kindly book your flight to Athens International Airport (ATH). The transfer is available for an additional fee.
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*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.
Looking to enhance your practice but can’t travel to Europe right now? There are plenty of yoga teacher training courses in the Americas & the Caribbean to choose from, too!