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Join this teacher training with Gayatri Yoga on the beautiful island of Tenerife, Spain! This teacher training is for all who want to deepen their knowledge of classic Indian yoga. You will deepen your own practice and learn how to effectively teach yoga to others. 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 will be accommodated in shared double rooms, with shared or attached bathrooms. Please note that only same-sex students will be sharing a room. The venue has a swimming pool, gardens, chill out zones, terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Gayatri Yoga provides bed linen. The washing machine costs 2.50 EUR per load. There are surf spot and surf school in the next village.
Gayatri Yoga is not a hotel, it is a yoga school. That's why it is important to them that the students are mindful persons. See yourself as a part of the group and school. Keep quiet and calm in the house. Be a Karma yogi and keep the school always clean. Be on time for sessions. You should be willing to work with discipline.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
Gayatri School of Yoga is registered by Yoga Alliance USA as RYS 200 (Registered Yoga School). After successful completion of the teacher training course, you are certified with the diploma of yoga teacher training. With the certification, you can then register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200).
Our pre-distance learning gives you a basis to begin your training with. Yoga Alliance refers to these classes as “Non-Contact Hours”. It is a compulsory part of the course and must be completed before your course commences. This will help you to avoid stress and will prepare you for the study.
It is not important how strong or flexible you are, yoga is much more than just asanas, they are a tool to control your mind. The discipline and mind work is the difficult part It is very important that you understand that yoga is a nonstop development and learning process, the teacher training course is just a door Gayatri Yoga is opening to deepen this knowledge.
Gayatri Yoga is a small and familiar school with limited space for six to eight trainees per teacher training. Small groups ensure a maximum support on your way as a yoga teacher. The course includes many background information and lots of practice, not just asanas. It will simply give you the full range of asana practice and you will be able to give your teachings your own personality and variety.
It will help you to adjust the asanas to the needs of your students with confidence and knowledge. They are always there for their students and it is the quality, not the quantity of the trainees which make their teacher training special.
Gayatri Yoga's teacher training course includes full 200-hour teachings with a yoga teacher by your side, these classes are called contact hours. Self-study classes include the preparations for your own lessons as a teacher and also homework, which are additional non-contact hours. This means that you will come on around 250 hours in your teacher training course.
Make a commitment before you come that you will not be judgmental or critical, either of yourself, anyone, or anything. Knowledge is within you and this course is just a door for you to learn and experience. The teachers can stimulate, motivate, and inspire you but you also have to do the work.
Gayatri Yoga follows the traditions of Swami Satyananda and Swami Sivananda. It includes Kriya, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti and Karma yoga, as written in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which are the roots of all yoga styles and includes:
This includes asanas, pranayamas, meditation, mudra, bandha, kriyas, mantra chanting, and the classic yoga styles, such as Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, Kriya, and Raja yoga. These hours are a mix of analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided the practice of the techniques themselves.
Tenerife is of volcanic origin and the largest of the seven Canary Islands. It is located around 300 kilometers from the African coast and about 1,300 kilometers from the Spanish mainland. It has an area of 2,034 square kilometers with the gigantic Pico del Teide rising up in the center to 3,718 meters, making it the highest point of Spain.
Tenerife is known throughout the world as the island of eternal spring. The traditional architecture of the Canary Islands takes its inspiration mainly from the traditional architecture of Andalusia and Portugal although it also has a strong personality of its own.
The small resort Tejina lies on the rocky coast in the northeast of Tenerife. It is surrounded by the foothills of the Anaga Mountains. The village and the surroundings are very rural and idyllic. The climate is extremely pleasant as temperatures do not sink below 17 degrees Celsius, even in winter.
A harvest festival is an important event and the people of Tejina have a rather unusual way to celebrate it. The festival is called ''The Hearts of Tejina'' and is held in August. Hearts are decorated with flowers, fruit, and cakes, and each heart is around 12 meters tall and weighs about 1,000 kilograms.
When the three main neighborhoods in the town bring out the hearts that they have been working on for a month, an entertaining ritual begins, in which each neighborhood mocks the others' hearts. The festivity dates back over a hundred years.
This retreat is based on the self-catering principle. As you all have different dietary habits, feel free to use the school kitchen to prepare vegetarian meals, to your choice and taste. Normally, the trainees cook together and have fun in the kitchen. Gayatri Yoga provides fruits, vegetables, and all basic foods you need, from spices to pasta.
Please note that products which are not allowed in the school are meat, fish, seafood, egg, garlic, onion, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco. Please also keep the kitchen and dining room always clean.
From the airport, you need to take the secondary road TF-154.
From the South Airport, you need to take the highway TF-1 to the Tenerife North Airport, and then the secondary road TF-154.
Please book your flights to arrive at Tenerife North Airport (TNF), distance: 10 kilometers. A free transfer from the airport is included, Gayatri Yoga will pick you up from the airport. You can request this in the next step.
You also can book your flights to Tenerife South Airport (TSF), distance: 80 kilometers. From there, you need to catch the bus to the Tenerife North Airport (TNF) and Gayatri Yoga will then come and pick you up there.
Please note that the pick up will be arranged only if you send an SMS or WhatsApp with the exact bus number and arrival time to the Tenerife North Airport (TNF) prior to your arrival to Gayatri Yoga.
There are bus connections from both airports. If you catch a flight to the south and you arrive in the evening or your flight leaves early in the morning, it could be a problem to get a bus and you may need to stay overnight in the south.
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