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Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Spain

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.

Retreat highlights

  • Pre-distance learning
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Teaching methodology and practicum
  • Anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and ethics
  • Pranayama, asana, and other traditional techniques
  • Airport transfers from Tenerife North Airport (TFN)
  • Daily vegetarian self-catering meals
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Post-program support

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer included: Tenerife Norte Airport

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Accommodation

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.

Gayatri Yoga Teacher Training in Spain Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive 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).

Program

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:

  • Traditional Hatha yoga
  • Alignment-oriented yoga
  • Spiritually-oriented yoga
  • Gentle and Restorative yoga
  • Ayurveda

Course overview (RYS 200)

Techniques, training, and practice (100 hours)

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.

Teaching methodology - practicum (25 hours)

  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The five categories of asana where the trainee will learn the key poses in each category: standing poses, forward bends, backbends twists, and inversions
  • The benefits and contraindications of each asana
  • Principles of demonstrating asanas
  • Pre and post-natal yoga
  • Yoga for kids
  • Yoga for seniors
  • Restorative yoga, which includes basic and preparatory movements
  • Yoga therapy, which includes specific asana groups for common disease and how to adjust the practice to your student's needs
  • How to guide students through the use of language and voice with positive and conscious communication

Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)

  • Overview of physical anatomy and physiology, bodily systems, and organs
  • Prana, chakras, nadis, and koshas
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Ayurveda basics

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers (30 hours)

  • Overview of the Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Mahabharata, and Ramayana
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Diet
  • The ethics of a yogi as written in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali or Ashtanga yoga, which are the roots of all yoga styles
  • Mindfulness and development of consciousness
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga
  • Business aspects of yoga

Practicum (25 hours)

  • Micro lessons and individual teaching practice, which includes individual teaching and assisting as student in teaching lessons

Recommended book to read

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha from Swami Satyananda

Instructors

  • Kiran - specialized in Hatha and Vinyasa
  • Anand - specialized in Hatha and Vinyasa
  • Radhika - specialized in Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and yoga therapy

What to expect

  • Ancient and traditional teachings as provided by Patanjali
  • Becoming a part of the Gayatri Family
  • Complete change in your lifestyle and transforming experience
  • Delicious healthy food (Gayatri Yoga provides fresh fruit and veggies and all you need for breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Development of interaction and connections for a lifetime
  • The beauty of Tenerife, nature, forest, natural parks, beaches, and the highest mountain or volcano of Europe
  • Lessons from 3 different teachers
  • Small group of maximum 6 trainees
  • Meet people from all over the world
  • Post-training support

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Morning Tea (Antar Mouna)
  • 07:00 Meditation with Anand
  • 07:30 Hatha Yoga Lesson Class / Alignment with Anand
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Theory Lesson with Radhika or Micro-Lessons with Kiran
  • 12:00 Pranayama with Radhika or Kiran
  • 12.30 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 Self Study
  • 15:00 Vinyasa Yoga with Anand
  • 16:30 Meditation or Yoga Nidra with Anand
  • 17:00 Theory Lesson with Radhika or Micro-Lessons with Kiran
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Karma Yoga
  • 21:00 Self Study
  • 22:00 Bedtime

Instructors

Radhika Priya Krishan Kaur
(Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga)
YogaKundalini (Kundalini Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance USA (Yoga)
Course director, Radhika is a registered E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 500) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). Since the early 2000s, she has been constantly deepening her experience in yoga. In 2007, she completed an Ayurveda course in Rasovai, Morjim and a teacher training course at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik both in India. By 2009, she also completed a yoga teacher therapy course in Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik, India. In 2017, she completed her advanced yoga teacher training in Vinyasa yoga in Rishikesh, India.
Kiran
Gayatri School of Yoga (Hatha Yoga)
Kailash School of Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)
Kiran completed his yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga in December 2010 at Kailash School of Yoga, McLeod Ganj, India, as well a second Hatha yoga teacher training at Gayatri School of Yoga Fuerteventura, Spain at 2011. He currently teaches Hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation in Spanish and English. He will guide and help you with your teaching and micro lessons. Kiran said that yoga changed his life in many positive ways and he likes to share this experience with others.
Anand
Gayatri Yoga School (Vinyasa Yoga)
Gayatri Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Anand's journey began in 2008 as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, where he worked for a large corporate gym in the UK. He is specialized in circuit training, bodyweight / calisthenics, hypertrophy / strength, endurance, and core stability training. He has experience in the styles of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Hot yoga. He completed his teacher training with Gayatri Yoga in 2016. Almost one year after he graduated from Gayatri, he is now teaching Hatha and Flow yoga classes at the school where it all began for him. He is teaching Gayatri Yoga's Hatha and Flow yoga classes.

Retreat location

Tenerife

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.

Tejina

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.

Nearby places

  • Bajamar, 5 kilometers
  • La Laguna, 11 kilometers
  • Punto del Hidalgo, 8 kilometers
  • Santa Cruz, 20 kilometers
  • Tegueste, 3.5 kilometers
  • Tenerife North Airport (TFN), 10 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sightseeing

What's included

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Study of anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and ethics
  • Practice of pranayama, asana, and other traditional techniques
  • Teaching methodology and practicum
  • Books
  • Daily relaxing sunset beach breaks
  • Daily vegetarian self-catering meals
  • 22 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers from Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Additional treatments
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer from Tenerife South Airport (TSF)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Driving directions from Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

From the airport, you need to take the secondary road TF-154.

Driving directions from Tenerife South Airport (TFS)

From the South Airport, you need to take the highway TF-1 to the Tenerife North Airport, and then the secondary road TF-154.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Tenerife North Airport (TNF). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Gayatri Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

You also can book your flights to Tenerife South Airport (TSF). 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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Airport: Tenerife Norte Airport Airport transfer included: Tenerife Norte Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Payment information

A reservation with the school requires a non-refundable deposit of 15% of the total price.

The balance payment has to be paid via ordinary bank transfer directly to the school 10 days before the course begins, you can also pay in cash when you arrive for the TTC.

If you can't come to the course for any reason, you can transfer the deposit to any other course within one year from the course starting date, provided you inform the school 30 days in advance. If you cancel the course you will lose the deposit.

Sunday October 21, 2018
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