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Ready for a life change? Do what you really love and become a yoga teacher in 3 weeks! Stay at an amazing mountain resort in Andalusia and join our 22-day Multi-style Yoga Teacher Program (TTC 200 hours) and become an international accredited Yoga Teacher.A comprehensive down to earth Yoga Teacher Training that gives you a strong and solid foundation to teach Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga. Viva La Vida Yoga offers you a lot of additional workshops like Acro Yoga, Kids Yoga, Kundalini, Qigong, Mantra and a Sound Journey. Viva La Vida Yoga has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and they share their knowledge with you in their special marketing and business workshops to create a great start with your yoga career. They work with small groups and all students have a personal coach during the training. The training is not only a teacher training but a very special adventure with like-minded people. It is an inner journey, that will give you the opportunity to connect more with yourself and everyone and everything around you. It gives you the opportunity to deepen your own practice. To feel connected and to feel strong, healthy, whole and full of life.
Stay in a beautiful little hamlet with beautiful lake and ocean views. Small whitewashed Casas and casitas in a mountain hamlet, with a rustic on-site bar and pool, surrounded by birds, bougainvillea and breathtaking views.
It’s a steep climb through olive groves to reach the hamlet of El Cañuelo. Perched high in the mountains, with clear views to the 25 kilometer-distant Mediterranean, it’s a wonderful place, and the nice holiday homes with their terraces merge charmingly into the traditional village; Rafael the goatherd’s house is opposite.
The cute houses are not very luxurious, but El Cañuelo is as authentically Andaluz as it gets. It has a lot of charm. Step outside and you’re in a bird-sung world of bougainvillea and sunshine: take to the village trail, explore the nearby markets or drink in the spectacular views.
There is a bar in El Cañuelo that you can use during your stay. The bar has spacious outdoor terracing with spectacular views. Indoors there is space for several tables and there are two fireplaces for winter use.
The swimming pool, called locally the ‘Mickey Mouse’ because of its shape, is 7 x 7 meters with the two small ‘ears’ one with a depth of 90 centimeters and the other about 15 centimeters. The main pool is 2 meters at its deepest point. The bar and location has Wi-Fi.
There is a beautiful, recently refurbished, spacious Yoga Shala. It has big windows with a lot of light coming into the room.
Furthermore, there are several platforms / terraces where you can do the yoga outside if the weather permits it.
This and more you will learn in 22 days:
This three-week intensive yoga teacher training in Spain is a fully comprehensive, profoundly life-transforming experience. The training is passionately, and skilfully, led by Ilse-Marie Sobering, Jane Bakx, and Hannah Chapman, all experienced yoga teachers. The 200-hour Viva La Vida yoga training course is a professional, down to earth, comprehensive, well-organized, and highly effective program.
For most people an intensive yoga teacher training is a profoundly transformational and life-affirming journey. The organizer works with small groups with a maximum of 12-15 students. Therefore they can give personal attention to all the trainees. Each trainee has a personal mentor to guide them on their inward journey. There will be private sessions with your mentor weekly and whenever you feel you would like to have a talk. You can discuss any questions or doubts with your personal mentor.
The yoga teacher training program follows the standards of Yoga Alliance USA. This is an international body that sets international standards for yoga teacher training programs. This 200-hour training program meets the required standards for a foundational 200 hours of study.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
You may choose to register with them on qualification. Whether you register with Yoga Alliance or not you will still be the holder of an international certification to teach yoga.
The teacher training is an opportunity to transform how you relate to the world. For a lot of people, yoga teacher training becomes a highlight in their life and an important turning point. Very often it is the beginning of a new life adventure. Immerse yourself in yoga study, find your path, and make friends for life.
Sunrise yoga and meditation - You will wake up with a cup of tea and some fruit and enjoy the beautiful view over the mountains. We will start the day with a morning meditation. Afterward, we continue with an energetic Vinyasa practice.
At 10 a.m. after breakfast, you dig deep into the training, learning about yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, anatomy, physiology, and more.
At 2 p.m., after lunch, you will focus more on the practical teaching itself. You will get sessions on various yoga styles, how to teach, and on alignment. You will practice teaching in small groups.
You will discuss the basics of teaching-learning about various poses, the muscles they open, breathwork, and how to help students in and out of the pose. During the afternoon sessions, you will as well focus on the business aspect of yoga. With the help of your teachers, you will create a plan for your yoga career.
At 5:30 p.m., you wind down your day with a relaxed yoga practice, stretching into delicious Yin and Restorative poses.
At 8 p.m. after dinner, it is time to relax and find your center in your daily meditation practice or a special workshop. Some nights you will have a movie night and show a nice documentary.
This is an example of the daily schedule, please note times may change slightly.
Students will learn postures and teach an asana practice, through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teaching exercises, posture sequencing, and class development.
During the 200 hours 22 days immersion yoga teacher training you establish a steady rhythm of study, classes, practice, and rest over the course of the three weeks. The foundation course is designed to establish any serious practitioner and teacher in the principles and practices of yoga, Ayurveda, mindfulness, meditation, yang styles of yoga like Hatha yoga and Vinyasa and Yin yoga.
During this Viva La Vida Intensive Training Course you will gain a working knowledge of the following things:
Viva La Vida Yoga have more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications. They will have special working sessions on how to start your teaching career. You will go home with a plan and with useful advice on how to market yourself.
You will discuss possible business opportunities and they will help you with ideas on how to create a website and how to use video, blogs, and social media. Furthermore, Viva La Vida Yoga offers the opportunity to gain work experience by helping with their courses and retreats.
You could also attend extra additional workshops or activities like:
Ilse Marie is an advanced yoga and meditation teacher 500RYT. She has followed various teacher training courses, including a master's degree as a yoga teacher in India and she teaches yoga, meditation and coaching courses in three languages to beginners, advanced students, seniors, and children. Ilse developed her own style which is a mix of Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, (Vinyasa) Flow, Restorative and Kundalini yoga. Her classes are a combination of meditation and relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, sun salutations, Vinyasa flow variations, and Asanas.
Jane is an E-200RYT + 500RYT yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certified) from the Netherlands. She lived in Amsterdam for most of her life and worked as a producer in advertising. She practised yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching for years. After her two yoga teacher training courses (both in India), she decided to leave her job in advertising and follow her heart and passion for yoga full time. Since then, she has been teaching and traveling around the world and also organizes retreats. She mainly practices Vinyasa and Yin yoga herself and sometimes also Ashtanga.
This retreat will take place in Cañuelo Periana, Málaga, Spain.
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In the area, you can do beautiful hikes. Other activities that you can do in the area: visit some of the beautiful white villages, go to the natural springs, go to the Arabic baths, visit Malaga, go to the beach. You can book a really nice acupressure massage.
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