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23 Days 200-Hour Yoga Alliance International Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

Cervera Del Maestre, Castellon, Valencia, Spain

Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Spain

Hatha yoga is all about experiencing the movement of prana through the body. It is a profoundly therapeutic process and life-enhancing practice that allows your body, mind, and emotions to heal thus, creating the space for a continuing journey of transformation and realization. In this training, you will learn an excellent foundation for all the basic poses, how to avoid injuries and the necessities in adapting poses and sequences for all physical levels and needs. The course is based on an energetic and spiritual approach through Yoga respecting not only the physical body and its needs but also deeply investigating the underlying energy body, or vital body, the emotions, mind, spirit and soul. Nothing less than a fantastic introduction to a profound discipline and how to share with and teach others. This training is based on the Iyengar and Sivananda methods of teaching Hatha Yoga, as well as the instructors' wide-ranging experience in energy work and healing.

Meet the instructors

Gerry, Massimo, & Mario
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Highlights

  • Core asana, Vinyasa, and meditation practice
  • Experience the movement of Prana through the body
  • This school is a full member of Yoga Alliance International (YAI) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
  • Upon completion of the course students receive Yoga Alliance International certification, allowing you to teach anywhere in the world
  • Grasp the knowledge of fundamentally important anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to the concept of healing, self-development, Yoga Therapy, bodywork, Shiatsu and profound relaxation
  • Profound working on the chakras through asana, guided meditation, chakra balancing, comprehensive theory of the chakras and its energetic and psychological dimensions
  • Teaching on philosophy, spirituality east and west, psychology, lifestyle and ethics Learn teaching techniques for all levels and ages
  • Daily super vegetarian lunch and dinner
  • 22 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


19 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Café

Accommodation includes a big traditional villa and a townhouse. Dormitory (5 beds in 2 adjoining rooms), twin and single accommodation are all available. Both villa and town house have fantastic views to the sea and easy access to the superb village swimming pool, cafes, bars, and shops. Food is prepared and served in the main villa where some evening classes are also held. The spacious and very beautiful yoga hall is an easy five-minute walk from both locations. For more information please send an inquiry to HolidaYoga.

Program

The program

This 200 hours Hatha yoga teacher training is registered by Yoga Alliance International and International Yoga Federation. The course reflects an energetic and therapeutic approach to yoga in line with the instructors' wide-ranging experience (which includes: 30 years experience as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher). Sequences taught are designed to improve both strength and flexibility as well as bring awareness to the flow of subtle energy through the body.

This program will enable future graduates to teach with confidence. The sequences taught, core asana sequences and vinyasa, are designed to provide an excellent foundation to all the basic poses, to teach avoiding any injury and where necessary adapt poses and sequences for differing physical levels and needs. Emphasis is on getting prana (energy) to flow while doing the poses, to understand their therapeutic benefits and for each person to practice with enjoyment, correct breathing, and sincerity - ultimately harmonizing mind, body, and energy.

The spiritual notions of yoga can also be found in other philosophical systems such as Buddhism or Western traditions such as Greek and Egyptian. This will be looked at more closely in the yoga philosophy classes. -200-hour course syllabus

Yoga asanas: 80 hours

Basic postures and variations, sun salutation, relaxation, abdominal breathing, full yogic breath, two pranayama techniques, advanced postures, and meditation.

Practice and teaching: 40 hours

Beginners and intermediary classes for all levels and ages (touches on classes for the elderly, children, and yoga for pregnancy).

Teaching techniques: guiding, coaching, leading, use of language and communication, use of props, hands-on assisting, finding your personal teaching style, designing classes for mixed levels, teaching new postures in depth, assessing individual needs, ethics, and safety guidelines.

Anatomy and physiology: 20 hours

  • Basic anatomy and physiology (with particular emphasis on respiration, circulation, and digestion)
  • Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation
  • Benefits and contra-indications for all asanas (poses)
  • Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and wellbeing
  • Physiological and emotional effect of stress
  • Principles of diet and nutrition

Philosophy, psychology, lifestyle, and ethics: 20 hours

Philosophy and aim of yoga The five points of yoga Prana (qi), Nadis (meridians), and chakras (energy centers)

  • The human energy field
  • The five koshas
  • The bandhas
  • The four paths of yoga
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • Principles of self-development
  • Teacher-student relationship
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • The gunas
  • The yugas
  • Mantras and kirtans
  • Principles and benefits of meditation
  • Ethics for yoga teachers

Homework and group study: 20 hours

During the course, you will be given homework and group studies.

These are 20-hour activities.

Other activities: 20 hours

Introduction to bodywork, Shiatsu, Chinese meridians, developing sensitivity, tuning into chakras and energy fields, chanting, DVD and other relevant documentaries.

Dress Code

This retreat requires you to wear plain comfortable clothing with no logos. Plain white, yellow, blue, orange clothes are best. Please avoid dark or black clothes or mixed colors.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 10:00 Pranayama, Asanas, (main asana class)
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Meditation, Philosophy, Ethics
  • 12:00 - 16:00 Lunch and break
  • 16:00 - 17:45 Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Theory
  • 17:45 - 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Asana, Teaching and Practicum, Yoga Therapy
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner and break
  • 21:00 - 23:00 2 evenings per week only; 5 evenings are free

This is an example of the daily schedule, please note times may change slightly due to season and location.

The practical part will be evaluated by continuous assessment and the theory in the final written exam. %Practitioners are advised to have a minimum of 100-hour yoga experience. It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of yoga, lifestyle, and diet. However, all these subjects will also be taught during the course.

Successful applicants should be in general good health both physically and emotionally, in order to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires. Individuals who do not meet these minimum requirements may apply for a place and their applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of my Yoga teacher Training (200 or 500 level) where am I certified to teach?

SYM provides professional diploma courses fully certified and accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI). Upon graduation, you can teach anywhere in the world with YAI and SYM certification with the 200 or 500 hour certified level. SYM is also an associated member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and The International Yoga Federation (IYF). Upon completion, graduates can join the YAI registry, as well as the IYF (and the IAYT with 500-hour certification).

What will I gain from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training course?

  • Understand Yoga and health at a much deeper level. Live the Yogic lifestyle, practicing and sharing with others. Be confident about starting a new and greatly rewarding career and path in life.
  • You will be able to teach classes from total beginner to intermediate level, open classes for all levels, classes for children, women only, the elderly, individual classes etc.
  • You will also be able to vary the classes from teaching dynamic Yoga to Yin Yoga, restorative yoga therapy to meditation and relaxation.
  • The art of Yoga takes a lifetime to Master, and we cannot imagine that teaching yoga can be learned in 200 Hours. However, we provide you with the right information to feel confident that you will teach safely without any injury, know the core asanas in detail and have great enjoyment and passion for your practice.

What will I gain from the 300 Hour Yoga Therapy course for 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainer level?

You will gain a deep understanding of Yoga, your own health and of evaluating your students' health. As a therapist, you will be able to design therapeutic Yoga classes and you will be able to assist your students with their own individual health problems.

As a 500-hour Master yoga teacher and yoga therapist, you will have much more scope and opportunities in your teaching career. You will be able to run many different types of yoga classes as well as individually tailored therapeutic programs and work with other health practitioners or in health centers. This course will clearly distinguish you from the average Yoga teacher and is of particular interest to anyone interested in yoga, health, healing, and bodywork

How should I prepare for my coming course with SYM?

Upon registration students will receive a welcome pack, where there is relevant info about how to prepare for the course including where to fly to and how to get here. We also highly recommend reading the introduction to BKS Iyengar’s “Illustrated Light on Yoga’, now a classic textbook on Yoga.

What style of Yoga Do we teach?

We teach Hatha yoga broadly based on the Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga Methods. We teach an energetic approach to Yoga, really feeling the postures and tapping into their unique healing potentials. We practice flow, but more emphasis is placed on steadiness in the posture with correct alignment of physical and energetic bodies and mindset within poses. This requires us to be slower in our practice, to truly feel and understand the tremendous therapeutic effects of the asana.

Why do students have a dress code?

We like to encourage students to wear positive, happy colors which facilitate learning and energy work. All colors are vibrations or frequencies of light. The therapeutic use of color, Colour Therapy and its association with the chakras will be discussed further during the course.

Yoga is a spiritual practice and as such there are certain ways we can dress to help our own practice and create more harmony and higher frequency vibrations in the Yoga hall. Colour and sound (mantras, chanting, music) have been used from time immemorial to uplift the spirit and are tools of yoga. For this reason, we encourage students to wear comfortable and plain white, yellow or blue bottoms and T-shirts.

What is the minimum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 18.

What is the group size?

We have a maximum of 15 participants. This ensures a friendly intimate course size and appropriate time with the teachers. The group size is normally between 8-15.

What language is the course facilitated in?

All courses are taught in English. The teachers all speak several European languages and are usually able to help students should any questions arise during the course. We offer French 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Montpellier, please contact SYM if you would like to do the training in French.

What if fail to complete or finish the course?

Students who fail to complete or finish the course are welcome to come back at a later date to finish their training. The extra time or module needed to complete the course is individually different but SYM tries as much as possible to keep any extra expenses as low as possible.

What is the accommodation offered?

We offer 3 types of accommodation. Single room, twin room (2 people shared) and dormitory (maximum 5 shared between 2 large interconnecting rooms).

SYM offers comfortable accommodation in a beautiful old village near the coast. A townhouse in a traditional Spanish village as well as an authentic Spanish Villa with swimming pool. The Yoga hall is 5 minutes walk from the villa and so is the beautiful big village swimming pool as well as several bars, restaurants, and shops including a small supermarket.

How can I register?

Please send us an inquiry now to secure your place on this profoundly transformative training course.

Included excursions

You may want to use your free days for excursions. You have a choice of beaches, mountains, small typical old villages or cities such as Valencia and Benicassim on the coast or the ancient city fortress of Morella with its massive walls and commanding castle 50 kilometers inland.

Instructors

Gerry Rixen

Massimo Cantara

Mario Sagiru

Retreat location

Cervera Del Maestre is a small village in the mountains 16 kilometers inland from Benicarló, on the Spanish Costa del Azahar, 2.5 hours drive south of Barcelona, and 1.5 hours north of Valencia. The region is well known for its abundant agricultural produce, beaches, mountains, and historical towns and villages.

Nearby places

  • Barcelona - 2.5 hours
  • Valencia - 90 minutes
  • Benicarlo on the coast - 20 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The price includes two main meals per day, lunch, and dinner. a very light breakfast is provided but students are advised not to eat before the morning asana class. A light snack is provided after the morning asana practice. All meals are vegetarian and prepared by the cook at the villa and will include a completely vegan option as well.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

In your free time, you can enjoy the village swimming pool or the small pool at the villa. The nearest beach is just 20 minutes away and easy to reach by shared taxi. You may also want to simply walk in the stunning local surroundings, or just sit back enjoy the fantastic views and relax. You may also want to go on an excursion on your days off. Here you have a choice of beaches, mountains, beautiful old and typical villages and the cities of Valencia or Benicassim on the coast or the mountain fortress of Morella 45 km inland.

Spa treatments

In addition to the healing modalities explored in the course, students have the opportunity to arrange private treatments. These can be arranged at an additional cost during the course.

What's included

  • 22 nights accommodation
  • Tuition
  • Course manual and textbook
  • 2 main vegetarian meals per day
  • Certificate of completion

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Train tickets

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Valencia Airport (VLC) or Reus Airport (REU) or Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) or Castellón-Costa Azahar Airport (CDT). HolidaYoga arranges pickups from Castellon airport. Otherwise, make your way by train to Benicarlo / Peniscola railway station where they will pick you up. Pickups from other airports are not included in the price but can be arranged.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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Availability

Arrival: Saturday September 28, 2019
Departure: Sunday October 20, 2019

Availability

As numbers to HolidaYoga and teacher training courses are limited to 15, please book early to guarantee your place on the course.

Deposit information

The deposit is non-refundable but can be used for any other SYM teacher training in the future.

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