In this unique high-quality small group training, you will learn how to apply yoga in an intelligent way prescribing specific breathing practices, asanas, meditation and relaxation techniques to your clients based on their physiology, age, physical condition, goals and needs, and their unique Ayurvedic constitution (Dosha). This is not a boot camp type of training with copious posture
During this training, you will stay in large and comfortable shared rooms with big marble bathrooms in a large and comfortable home in a beautiful and quiet sea side urbanization with lush gardens and 5 swimming pools (one heated). Private rooms will be available for an extra charge. Two people will share a bedroom with an attached bathroom. Living arrangements are similar to that of an Ashram where we clean together (Karma yoga).
This Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour yoga teacher training is a harmonious blend of two ancient sciences of health yoga and Ayurveda. It is a result of a partnership between inHarmony Yoga and AyurYoga Institute and is taught in both Spain and India. Students are prepared to not only teach classical yoga based on Hatha, Kriya and Tantra yoga styles in group settings but also to use yoga as medicine and therapy in one-on-one and small group sessions.
In this yoga teacher training, Anatomy and Physiology learning plays an important role in order to practice and teach yoga in an intelligent and safe way. Also, the training has a tailored instruction which means it's adjusted to the students goals and nees.
This yoga approach is suitable for people of all types - with physical limitations and dis-harmonies, elderly people, people suffering from a busy mind, burnout, digestive problems, people with arthritis in the joints, back problems, and people with different Ayurvedic constitutions (Doshas).
Principles and importance of alignment
Basic asanas: Tadasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana;
Neutral standing asanas and standing asanas with external rotation: Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Vrkasana, Virabhadrasana III, Ardha Chandrasana, Utthita hasta Padangusthasana, Garudasana.
Forward bending asanas: Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Navasana, Pashimottanasana, Adho Mukha Virasana, Pavanmuktasana
Seated asanas with external rotation: Janu Sirshasana, Baddha Konasana, Gomukhasana, Brahmasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana.
Asanas with backward extension: Alanasana, Virabhadrasana I, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, Salambasana, Setu Banda Sarvangasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Purvottanasana, Dhanurasana.
Every asana will be examined through these aspects: Alignment points; most common errors; possible variations that simplify or intensify the asana; physical benefits; contraindications; effects on the mind and spirit; effects on the chakras; effects on the doshas.
Explanations will be given on the internal logic of the positions and possible variations will be explained (how to modify or substitute the asana while leaving its structure intact).
During the 200 hours of the teacher training program organized by our school, pranayama plays an important role. The concept of Prana is explained by describing the five main types of Prana (Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana), and what Pranayama, the bandhas, and the breath cycle are.
As for the asanas, pranayama techniques will be explained by studying:
The 5 main types: Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana - Pranayama - Bandhas - the breath cycle. After an initial practical approach where the teacher will lead the participants to practice some simple pranayama techniques studied, explained, practiced are Nadi Sodhana, Ujjayi, Bhastrika. You will be well prepared to teach these techniques others in a simple and effective way.
You will look at the practice of meditation, its meaning, and the effects of meditation techniques as seen from scientific and physiologic perspectives. You will practice and learn to teach meditation techniques utilizing breath, mantra, concentration on the chakras and the principal Nadis (Ida, Pingala, Shushumna). The majority of the meditation techniques that will be taught in this course have their origin in Tantra, Kriya and Raja Yoga.
Mantra as the power of sound and shape, their meaning and how they effect the subtle energy; Mantras: How they work; how they are to be used. How they influence karma.
In the course, you will study Anatomy and Physiology as it is related to Yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation and to overall health and well-being. You will have understood the complex physiological processes of the human body behind different emotional states, movement, eating, and thinking.
Knowing the "behind the scenes" reactions and chemical and energetic processes, you will be able to teach yourself and others safe stretching and dynamic and static asanas, breathing techniques, successful meditation, healing with yoga, and prevention of possible injuries over body overuse.
You will learn how the mind is connected to your digestion and the endocrine system, how your emotions influence your glands and the secretion of hormones, what stress has to do with your immunity and how yoga (santosha in particular) can increase your immune defense system.
Principles of Ayurveda daily therapeutic and Ayurvedic yoga meditation, relaxation and breathing sessions, philosophy, anatomy and methodology of yoga, some Ayurvedic cooking and the use of spices in daily life, tailored (adjusted to students goals and needs) instruction, very small groups in the teacher's home or a rented villa, home-made healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Ashram style living (cooking and cleaning together), 16 nights accommodation (shared or private rooms), beach within walking distance and garden like settings with a pool.
This training includes two exciting trips to the old town of Estepona and the mountains of the oldest white village of Casares with stunning views of Sierra Bermeja and the sea.
The training is located in the beautiful Mediterranean Andalucia, Spain. It is a place where people from all over the world come to vacation. It will take place in a cozy atmosphere of a comfortable villa with large terraces and several pools in park-like settings three minutes walking to the beach. When the weather is good, which is most of the time, we take our studies outside to the garden or the beach. In this location, you will enjoy vacation type environment, nice weather, and beautiful surroundings.
Healthy and whole daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the training. Vegetarian food will consist of large quantities of various vegetables sautéed and raw, whole grains, seeds and nuts. A small quality of fresh cheese, eggs, and yogurt is also served. We use fresh, local and organic if possible ingredients. Special dietary needs may be catered to, please let inHarmony.Yoga know beforehand.
Kinesiology and Reiki healing sessions are provided at additional cost of 30 EUR per session.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP).
Please take a bus to your destination, Estepona. It takes from one to one and a half hours to get there by bus. It costs approximately 10 EUR. There are direct, semi-direct, and normal buses. From the bus stop in Estepona or San Pedro de Alcantara, just take a taxi to the training place. The fee per ride is from 10 to 15 EUR.