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25 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

  • RainbowLight Yoga, 1154 Route d'Encos, 40500 Coudures, France

Overview

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

During this yoga teacher training, you will be personally trained and mentored by an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, so you can feel the support every step of the way. RainbowLight Yoga is looking for students who can understand that yoga practice goes beyond the physical poses and are looking to make yoga part of their lives and share it with others in loving-kindness.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily lectures and workshops
  • Course manual and certificate
  • 1 local tour in Landes region
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 12.

  • 23 days with instruction
  • English
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RainbowLight Yoga Retreat offers the tranquillity of the French countryside and the charm and luxury of a former 17th century relais chasse with spacious dorm rooms or quad rooms (only three or four in each room) and also offers double and single rooms. Each retreat or yoga teacher training accommodates a maximum of 12 participants, so you can be assured that you will get time and attention.

Step into a romantic time enjoying the ambiance that is created by retaining the much of the building's original features like period fireplaces, claw foot bath tubs, column barge walls, and terracotta tiles. The property sits on 10 acres of its own land, surrounded by an organic farmland and views of undulating low sweeping hills. Enjoy walking the wild meadow garden or take a stroll down to the lake reservoir.

Guests gather at the grand reception room for meals across the way from a dedicated yoga hall. Enjoy all the outside garden space for meditation, contemplation and some outdoor yoga in the late spring, summer, and early fall. One of the barns has also been converted to a fun yoga chill out room.

Rainbowlight Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, the largest international yoga registry. They are also a registered school with the Independent Yoga Network. They run a dedicated yoga school in Coudures, Landes in South West France. As a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) program, you will be able to register with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) as L3 yoga instructor in the UK and as a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

You are probably reading this and you are wondering if you can be a yoga teacher. You've wondered about the possibility. You enjoy your own yoga practice and you feel the time is right to deepen your understanding and experience. Your mind is slowly opening up to the possibility of making this yoga dream a reality. You've searched online. You've found this site. You can begin to feel your doubts and fears subside as you start to feel excited about the possibility of this new adventure, a new holistic chapter in your life.

There are yoga students waiting for the exact type of yoga teacher you will become. Because every different personality and body type responds to different types of teachers too. Intuitively you know, you already have what it takes to become a successful yoga teacher because you have the enthusiasm, the passion, and dedication. You will be personally trained and mentored by an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, so you can feel supported every step of the way.

The group sizes are small and the teacher training program runs several times a year. You also have the option of taking the training in two parts, so you can easily find this fits your calendar and budget. You can start your yoga teacher training application today. Monthly payment plans are available.

RainbowLight's yoga teacher training focuses on yoga as a holistic spiritual practice. They take an in depth study of yoga’s ancient Indian and Tibetan roots. They balance the knowledge and practice of the physical poses with knowledge and practices of the inner body, the channels and the chakras, as well as the practice of meditation (Raja yoga).

Yoga teacher training in France is a 25-day intensive residential course, accepting a maximum of 12 students per course, this means you get all the support and personal attention you need when embarking in such a life-changing venture. RainbowLight Yoga Teacher Training can be taken in two modules, especially handy for those who can only manage shorter holidays from work; Etape 1 and Etape 2. Completion of Etape 1 is a pre-requisite to Etape 2 which leads to a full certification.

During the course, you will be given grounding in the different aspects of yoga to enrich your life and deepen your yoga practice. The yoga teacher training course also covers asana practice and teaching methodology. It will give you enough practical experience to feel confident to teach your first professional class.

Course curriculum

The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT-200) under Yoga Alliance requires 180 contact hours for completion following these five learning categories:

  • Techniques, training, and practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Practicum

Under the IYN framework, the course covers four areas of study:

  • Safety and care
  • Practical skills
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

What you will learn in Etape 1

  • Origins and history of yoga
  • Yoga evolution in the West (different styles)
  • Meditation and visualizations
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Inner body anatomy (the koshas and chakras)
  • Introduction to the yoga sutras of master Patanjali

What you will learn in Etape 2

  • Anatomy of the physical body
  • Over 40 yoga poses plus their variations
  • Benefits and contraindications for each pose
  • Modifications for each pose
  • Teaching methodology
  • Health and safety in yoga practice
  • How to link poses
  • How to structure a yoga class
  • Teaching practice

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast or contemplation
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Lecture or workshop
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch or contemplation
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Lecture or workshop
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner or contemplation
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Meditation

One local tour in the region of Landes is included in the price.

  • Sunshine Ross

    Sunshine has been teaching yoga for over ten years and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 level three yoga teacher with the yoga teacher on the Register of Exercise Professionals in the UK and is an accomplished teacher trainer. She completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas under yogi Vishvketu of Akhandha Yoga. Sunshine embarked on a formal study of Tibetan Buddhism and completed the Asian Classics Institute's 18 courses.

The courses will take place in the tranquil rural location in the idyllic forested region of Landes in South West France, which is the setting of the 19th century manor house and lodge where you settle into the peaceful surroundings during your retreat. The manor house and lodge is a property typical of the Landaise architecture. It is surrounded by countryside and 10 hectares of organic farmland.

Nearby places

  • Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), 120 kilometers
  • Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD), 170 kilometers
  • Mont de Marsan, 28 kilometers
  • Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), 43 kilometers

During the course, you will be served three simple meals a day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1 local tour
  • 3 simple meals a day
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Course manual and certificate
  • Daily lectures
  • Daily practice of yoga and meditation
  • Focus on spiritual side of yoga
  • Indian and Tibetan roots of yoga
  • Learn about different styles and approaches to asana practice
  • Learn to teach poses safely, modifications and adjustments of poses
  • One to one support
  • Practice teaching right away to gain confidence
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Flight tickets
  • Transportation from airport to the manor house and lodge

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), or Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Train service from Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), or Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) are great viable options with RainbowLight Yoga's nearest main line station being Mont de Marsan, which is 30 minutes away (28 kilometers). From Mont de Marsan, RainbowLight Yoga can arrange your pick up.

  • Review by Stella
    9 out of 10

    "If you are going for holidays, the location and the lodge is absolutely fantastic, and Sunshine and Glen are great hosts. It is a perfect choice for a retreat. If you are going for the course, it is going to be fun and at the same time intense because it involves not only working on your theoretical knowledge and how well you do the poses, but also working on yourself as a whole; body and mind. It will get you where you need to be, to make a yoga teacher out of you! I had a fantastic experience and I definitely recommend the course to anyone looking for a YTT. I will be returning for more retreats and courses for sure!"

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  • Review by Jo
    9 out of 10

    "I had a great experience at Rainbow Light Yoga, having just completed my Yoga Teacher Training 200 in November 2016. Sunshine and Glen (and their two gorgeous children) are exceedingly accommodating and are very hospitable. Sunshine is very patient and thorough in her teaching of yoga, making it clear that there are many different ways people practice and many paths of yoga. It isn't all about the moves! We were exposed to many various ways of learning - through research, reading, watching various videos, discussions and plenty of practice (on many days having two lessons in addition to teaching and 'pose' practice). Every morning and evening we had a meditation session - again, exposing us to various methods. Rainbow Light Yoga is a wonderful retreat that really lets you 'find yourself'. Emilia also helped teach the classes and was always at hand to help you with advice or pass on her knowledge and experiences. Would I recommend this retreat? Absolutely and wholeheartedly. Will I go back? Yes. I am working on that now!"

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  • Review by Marcus Wilson from Edinburgh
    10 out of 10

    "Hi! My name is Marcus Wilson. I have just completed the yoga teacher training course with Sunshine, RainbowLight Yoga and I wanted to make a short video to recommend the course. Sunshine's a wonderful teacher. She has obviously worked really hard to make the course varied and interesting in all its content and that goes way beyond the yoga poses. So, you'll learn about background and philosophy and the history of yoga- studying from some of the authentic teachers in the yoga lineage. You'll learn a little about anatomy and how to take care of your students in different postures and what students should avoid with different injuries. And also, you'll learn a lot about different types of yoga and Sunshine will help you find a style of teaching that suits you as well. So Sunshine has a way of creating a really comfortable an supportive environment for her students. The course is structured in a really good way. So we start by learning individual postures and teach poses individually to each other and then we move on to series of poses, teaching series of poses and then progressing on to quarter classes...half a class. So before you know it, you're starting to teach a full class and you're really prepared and confident by that point. I can't say the course isn't without its challenges but it certainly is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. And what's more, I now feel really confident to go out there and teach students of my own. So I wouldn't hesitate to recommend RainbowLight Yoga Teacher Training."

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  • Review by Emilia Wersig from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I really loved the yoga teacher training with Sunshine at RainbowLIght Yoga. I have been practicing yoga for many years and it's just helped me to progress so much further. I really gained confidence within my own practice and confidence in teaching. Sunshine pushed us very hard at times, so we were challenged to develop to study, to learn and progress but she was always there to support us during our practices and also now afterwards. So I felt really held in the space and very safe within the training. I feel now that after the yoga teacher training, I am more confident in my own practice. I know what I am doing. I know where I am going and I've learned so much more about yoga. And I love teaching it and sharing it with others. And I would definitely recommend for you to take the teacher training even just to go broader, deeper in your own practice or share this new skill with others and become a yoga teacher. I think it's really worthwhile."

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  • Review by Steo Skitz
    10 out of 10

    "The couple of months I trained with Sunshine were life changing. Anxiety and depression were really bad at the time and I wasn't doing much with my life but had a hint I wanted to try yoga so I jumped into the YTT 200 training and I realized yoga was definitely the path I needed at the time and its something that's always gonna be my life and it keeps me grounded. She was a lovely teacher and hostess and I loved the material she picked for us both of the physical practice and theory. I learned so much in the 200-hours and if she's ever gonna be teaching the YTT500 I will be there learning of her. "

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I had one-to-one YTT200 with Sunshine and can honestly say it was a life changing experience. You will be challenged in many ways- spiritually, energetically, physically, and emotionally. Whilst I didn't agree with all the concepts, I did respect them and use them in some form or another in my lessons. On completion of the course, I started teaching straight away. Sunshine helps one to develop their teaching style at a pace appropriate to them. Her course was thorough and our analysis of the yoga sutras was detailed. We did activities outside of the classroom too including a visit to Samye Ling monastery and singing kirtan at the Salisbury Centre. I can highly recommend this course, as well as deepening your own understanding of this ancient practice, you will come away feeling able to sequence a class with ease and confidence."

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  • Review by Shash Broxon from New York
    10 out of 10

    "I have grown in many ways as a result of my Tara dance experience. Thank you for your generosity and awakening me to people as companions on my path."

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  • Review by Janaki from Minneapolis
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a magical weekend, and for your kind compassionate presence. Having you as a model of an american woman, having made the path work and seeing it’s results in your actions is a great inspiration for me and my husband."

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  • Review by Johanna Demetrakas from Los Angeles, California
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for allowing me to watch your beautiful dancing. The movement is like a river, the emergence of each woman like a flower blooming, the rhythm like a heartbeat. But it isn’t all soft and mushy, the women expressed much verve and mystery. It was wonderful to see the Dalai Lama drawn to it and bring his energy to the whole celebration."

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  • Review by Lisa Henry from Arizona
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for your presentation. As the organizer of the Tara event in our community, I am still hearing how you touched many hearts. Thank you also for sharing your wisdom and the profound teachings on the path of Tara. Dancing twice with you and participating in the meditation has opened many levels of spirituality I never imagined. I admire the courage and faith it takes to hear and present a different drummer. Knowing you has helped me acknowledge and accept my power."

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  • Review by Heather from California
    10 out of 10

    "I want to tell you that after spending the weekend with you and the Tara dancers, I was profoundly changed. I was really blissed out for about three days! Everything I normally do in my life felt extremely easy and I felt really connected to everyone and everything. I try to cultivate that feeling now in my practice."

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  • Review by Lea Corr from Hawaii
    10 out of 10

    "I’m ever grateful for the gifts you left with all of us here. We’re all inspired when we see each other. I am continually empowered when I play the Tara tape buzzing around the roads of Kauai."

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  • Review by Iris J. Stewart from California
    10 out of 10

    "I so much appreciate how you lead and empower women, without the guru syndrome I see in some other situations."

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  • Review by Nicolette O'Connor from Portland, Oregon
    10 out of 10

    "I find the Green Tara practice (inspired by Tara and transmitted by Prema Dasara) to be a powerful, potent, ecumenical spiritual practice that is simple and profound. What I appreciate most about this Green Tara practice is its accessibility and potency. One need not be a Buddhist nor a dancer, merely a spiritual seeker who desires to develop a deeper authentic relationship with themselves and with others by developing a deep and authentic relationship with Tara who is our true essence."

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Aquitaine, France

RainbowLight Yoga was founded by Sunshine Ross and it offers holistic retreats and yoga teacher trainings in France certified by Yoga Alliance.

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25 days / 24 nights

Early bird discount

The prices below include an Early Bird Discount if booked 90 days prior to each retreat date.

Departure:
Tuesday May 30, 2017
(25 days / 24 nights)

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