20 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Ibiza

  • Sol Den Serra, Ibiza, Balearic Islands

20 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Ibiza

  • Sol Den Serra, Ibiza, Balearic Islands

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Spain

The Ibiza Bija Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training course is an intensive, residential course led by Jacqueline Purnell BWY FCT, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher. The 3-week course leads to a professional qualification which reflects ancient values at work in the modern world, where professionalism and the yoga of the Sanskrit scriptures meet.


  • Yoga and asana practice
  • Practicum and teacher training classes
  • Meditation discourse and satsang sessions
  • Courses on pranayama, mantra and chanting
  • Small peer-group teaching sessions
  • Daily light brunch and dinner
  • All nights accommodation
  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated a 10 to 15-minute walk from our center. The apartment block has a café and pool and there are restaurants and a supermarket nearby. The apartment accommodates two people sharing one-bedroom, with twin beds and its own sitting room and kitchen. All rooms have their own bathroom with shower facilities. Single rooms are also available.


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Meditation discourse and satsang
  • 08:00 Practicum or teacher training classes
  • 10:00 Light breakfast and karma yoga
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 13:45 Afternoon lecture or workshop
  • 16:00 Asana practice
  • 18:00 Dinner and karma yoga
  • 19:00 Free time
  • 19:30 Evening guided study, satsang, meditation, or chanting

What is this course about?

The course is very demanding and requires high levels of self-discipline and commitment, so it should not be undertaken lightly. There is a huge wealth of knowledge and information to digest so you will need the full support of your family and friends and you will find new reserves you did not know you had in order to complete this cutting edge course successfully. The friendships and camaraderie engendered by the demanding schedule makes the process very uplifting and you will learn how to teach with confidence. It may even change your life!

Who is this course suitable for?

Whether you have been practicing for many years or are relatively new to yoga, our intensive teacher training course offers the opportunity for you to understand, deepen your appreciation and develop the skills required to teach within the vibrant world of yoga. It is a demanding and challenging course, but the combination of skills and knowledge that you will learn make this a truly life-enhancing experience.

Although the course is designed for yoga students who have a strong desire to teach, it is also ideal for those who are looking to immerse themselves further in their yoga and take time for reflective personal development. You will enjoy plenty of outdoor space and warmth, ideal for the practice, study and contemplation of yoga.

Nevertheless, potential students should be aware that it is an intensive and demanding course. Training courses at Yoga Shala Ibiza are held in our new eco-friendly yoga center, Garden of Joy, where we pay great attention to the environment and the community in which we live. All teacher training courses are alcohol and drug free.


The Ibiza Bija Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Diploma is awarded to students who attend all the sessions and fulfil all the requirements of the course (including a pass result for the final class assessment and written assignments). They will gain a Yoga Alliance 200-hour certificate which enables them to teach worldwide. Jacqueline's past teacher trainees now teach yoga in many different ways to suit their lifestyles, either on a part-time or full-time basis, enriched by the options of ongoing support and continuous professional development.

Teaching style and content

Our training draws on the inspiration of Swami Sivananda and Jacqueline's beloved Guruji Shri K Pattabhi Jois, his students Derek Ireland, John Scott, Jivamukti Yoga Gurus David Life and Sharon Gannon, Mr BKS Iyengar, Shandor Remete of Shadow Yoga and many other great gurus. Our approach relies on passing on the skills for appropriate modification, safety in asanas and adaptation of postures for various medical conditions.

In this comprehensive course you will learn:

How the muscles and joints work within the postures

Pranayama, mantra and meditation

Class management

The main philosophical texts and how they are relevant, both to the history of yoga and yoga as it is practiced in the West today

The methodologies we use ensure that this is a cutting edge teacher training course, which is both transformational and confidence building. Our teaching methods are student-centered and fun. Although there is plenty of theory in the syllabus, we use interactive teaching methods, practical yoga sessions, role-play, and pair and group work to help you develop confidence and autonomy.

The key to safe yoga teaching is understanding, and that understanding comes through experience, observation, dedication and teaching. We do small peer-group teaching sessions from the beginning of the course in which we road-test how to deal practically and professionally with any situations that can arise in a yoga class. You are encouraged to start teaching your own class early on in this course.

  • Jacqueline Purnell

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Jacqueline is a highly qualified yoga teacher and the founder of Yoga Shala Ibiza, a yoga teacher training and yoga holiday center in Ibiza. She is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course tutor and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher. Jacqueline has taught yoga for many years all over the world, including training yoga teachers for over ten years in London and Ibiza. She is originally trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Derek Ireland in India. She is also a qualified BWY and Yoga Alliance pregnancy yoga teacher.

Yoga Shala Ibiza is held in our eco-friendly yoga center, The Garden of Joy, and is set in fabulous natural surroundings just outside Santa Eulalia and only a 15-minute drive from Ibiza Town. It is just 5 minutes from a pebble beach and 10 minutes from a shallow sandy bay and has beautiful views of the nearby "Magic Mountain" and the sea. It also has an outside shaded yoga platform and a swimming pool. As there is very little light pollution, our stars twinkle very brightly.


  • Ibiza, 15 minutes.

The light brunch and dinner are prepared using the finest available ingredients, including homegrown organic produce.

Although the focus is on yoga, while you are in Ibiza you can take the opportunity to experience aquatic sports, such as windsurfing and sub-aqua diving, in the beautiful clear sea, as well as hiking and horse-riding. It is very easy to commute around the island by bus and small ferries, and we can provide local knowledge to help you find your way around Ibiza on your days off.

  • All tuition
  • Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma certification
  • All nights accommodation in a shared double room
  • Daily light brunch of muesli and fruit and dinner at the Garden of Joy
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers to and from our venue
  • Meals on two free days, and arrival and departure days
  • Extra activities on your free days

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Ibiza Airport (IBZ) in Spain.

Taxi transfers from the airport to the retreat centre cost approximately 30 EUR each way.

Arrival by car

  • It is not advised to rent a car unless you feel you need to, as at Calla Llonga there is a ferry service connecting you with Ibiza town and taxis are available.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 61 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 61 days before arrival.

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    Review by Clodagh Murray from Ireland


    CONS Cons: Course sold as vinyasa. We did not do ANY vinyasa, teacher was very unprofessional. Very unpleasant experience. Would not recommend.

    PROS Pros: Beautiful location Met great people. Other fellow students were fantastic.

    2017-Jun-06 07:50:33

  • Review by Lydia from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most amazing time in Ibiza at the Yogashala. I was surrounded by some of the most inspirational people I've ever met and felt supported by my group who I know I will stay in contact with forever."

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  • Review by Nicole from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Can I do it again? What a fun week it was! Missing Ibiza, and Yoga shala Ibiza."

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  • Review by Sigrid from Brussels
    10 out of 10

    "My retreat at Yoga Shala Ibiza was quite interesting in the sense that it was the first time I took yoga and diving clases. I liked the combination of both. Both sports have to do with breathing, so one adds up to the other one. The yoga exercises were quite challenging sometimes, and the diving was good fun. Cala Martina, where I took the diving clases, has a very nice beach and the diving club has a great atmosphere. The apartments are decent; although maybe a bit expensive. But I'm sure this depends of the season. I had a good time and would certainly recommend this vacation to anyone who is interested in yoga and diving. Some organizational aspects could be improved, but I'm sure that will be taken care of in the future as this was the first time it was organized."

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  • Review by Boo from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "It is now 3 years since I completed my 3 weeks intensive yoga teacher training at Yogashala Ibiza, and I am so happy to be returning this year to help out and to learn some more. The course was one of the most challenging but also rewarding and transformational few weeks of my life. I gained so much knowledge and confidence. I had undertaken the course mainly for my own learning, and to have the confidence to develop my own personal practice at home. But I left there feeling humbled by the the knowledge I had gained and really wanting to share it, and so I did start teaching. Now I realise how much I have learnt from teaching, and how much I enjoy it.Thank you Jacqueline for all your care and advice and for asking me to come back. I am so excited to be a part of this course and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga."

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  • Review by Michaela Pilz from September 2016
    10 out of 10

    "I just finished Teacher Training with Jacqueline Purnell in Ibiza. Already, I'm signed up for further training, coming back in two months for the Pre- and Postnatal Yoga course."

    "Why I chose Jacqueline? Having met her at a yoga retreat before, I already knew her as very knowledgeable, but also down to earth. Looking for a teacher to provide a thorough and grounded training, I was not disappointed. While training was intense, it was also a lot of fun. Jacqueline put special emphasis on our understanding the physiology of yoga, applying various teaching methods to cater to every type of learner. We all gathered extensive teaching practice during the three weeks. From the beginning on, we exercised applying the correct modifications for various physical conditions and assuring all levels had a safe and pleasant experience. Jacqueline provided a life changing experience in a breathtaking location. Through her as well as her assistant Lynn Ramsson's support I feel not only excited to start my career as a yoga teacher, but well prepared - with an intense hunger for more!"

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  • Review by Karen Kileen
    10 out of 10

    "This intensive course has given me tools and the confidence to teach and awakened an interest to learn so much more. Jacqueline created an atmosphere which brought us together as a group, motivated us and encouraged us to support one another - I feel I have made friends for life!"

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  • Review by Kayleigh Alexia Eden
    10 out of 10

    "I have had a brilliant 3 weeks at Yogashala. I felt appreciated, supported and encouraged as an individual and this has greatly boosted my confidence. The trainer took the time to give me some advice to improve on my own personal practise which was much appreciated. Also i needed some extra practise teaching and this was provided which was very helpful for my professional development. I spent an amazing three weeks with amazing people that i feel lucky to have met and i was sad when it came to an end. I would definitely return there to do the pregnancy and postnatal course and my Advanced teacher training. The setting is beautiful and the meals were delicious. The activities were fun and I learnt so much about yoga. I came on the course to develop my own personal practise but instead have come away and am now working on a career in yoga. It was an experience im deeply thankful for."


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  • Review by Carla Hobart
    10 out of 10

    "The course is excellent in terms of practical teaching skills and experience - being exposed to teaching rapidly, and to teaching external attendees for classes right away is fantastic. The clear focus on safety and alignment will also absolutely stand me in good stead going forwards. It is clear that the leader of the course is tremendously experienced and knowledgeable in the field and she responded really well to the overall feedback from the group as the course went along as well. "

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  • Review by Raoul Defant
    10 out of 10

    "My experience at Yogashala Ibiza far exceeded my expectations. Jacqueline is a fun and warm and competent teacher, and I feel ready to teach and ready to further my yoga education thanks to her. Strongly recommend, five stars, amazing, brilliant-thank you!"

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  • Review by Anna
    10 out of 10

    " Prenatal Course : A perfect combination of practical and theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable."

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  • Review by Jacqui from Europe
    9 out of 10

    "I am excited to be returning to Yogashala Ibiza for the pre-natal and post-natal teacher training course with Jacqueline next month. I think it will be beautiful to be able to offer yoga to mothers and babies, for them to have that yoga connection, from the womb and beyond. During the five years I lived and worked in Dubai, my students were mainly women - of all ages and stages of life - I feel this training will complete my circle of experience.Since my very first Power yoga class with Jacqueline over a decade ago, progressing on to the BWY foundation and diploma course and through the years that I have been teaching, I have found Jacqueline to be an exuberant and dedicated teacher who has been an inspiration to me; always supportive and full of wisdom and experience."

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  • Review by Helene from ReeuwijkThe Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Hernia troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga. As a boot camper I joined the teacher training program and with focus, concentration and beautiful build up I was within three days getting more and more back in my body. The sweet and strong guidance was uplifting and did bring a feeling of wanting more. More understanding and more training, hope to be back soon."

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  • Review by Fabienne
    10 out of 10

    "With Yoga Shala Ibiza, I have booked yoga holiday! I had a lovely accommodation run by a nice spanish family. The yoga area was good reachable with a walk of 15 min from the appartments. The Garden of Joy is a lovely place to practice yoga and in the middle of a nice garden. For breakfast we had a lovely small buffet with cold/warm tasty food. At the time I was there, there was teachers training. I have realy enjoyed my stay with Yoga Shala and would come again!"

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  • Review by Karine
    10 out of 10

    "I am back at home now, my yoga retreat in Ibiza was really nice, thanks a lot! Thank you for these 15 fabulous days!"

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  • Review by Helene
    10 out of 10

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Herniated Disc troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga."

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  • Review by Anita from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Having just arrived home from a 200-hour teacher training course with Jacqueline, I feel completely renewed and energized. Instead of lamenting at the London weather, I find myself now walking with a smile on my face and yoga mat on my shoulder as I continue on the path I started paving in Ibiza. Studying to become a yoga teacher has been one of the more difficult things that I have done in my life (and I thought I was tough after 10 years in the city!), as its physically and mentally demanding, but the sense of accomplishment and personal growth I gained as a result of graduating to become a yoga teacher has made it very worthwhile. Jacqueline is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable yoga practitioners I have come across, and I feel really fortunate to have had her share her knowledge and passion with us on the course. She also understood that all the students came from different walks of life and had differing depths of yoga practice thus far, making everyone feel included and important. We were also given the opportunity to spend significant time teaching full 90-minute yoga classes to external students a great confidence booster! While my newfound Ibiza tan will unfortunately fade, I think that the internal glow this course has given me will last."

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  • Review by Maria Stribling
    9 out of 10

    "Jacqueline provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in one activity of yoga across a period of three weeks. This, together with the in-depth knowledge that Jacqueline has of her subject, an amazing location, superb food, and prearranged accommodation add up to a period where one can focus totally on the one subject a luxury in its own right!If you have the passion for yoga and want to know more indeed be qualified to teach it then I cannot think of a better way of achieving your goal. Added to this, Jacqueline's positivity always shines through, creating a path of joy and hope. This is a very inspiring memory and inspiration for ones future. Thank you, Jacqueline."

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  • Review by Jacqui Ives
    10 out of 10

    "My experience of doing the Ibiza Yoga TCC was an enlightening, uplifting and challenging experience. Jacqueline was an inspiring and insightful Teacher who encourages students to reach their potential in all the different aspects of yoga, acquire sound, safe teaching skills and develop their own practice and technique.The Yoga Centre is a lovely, uplifting, spiritual and sensual arena - the sounds, the sea, the smells are fabulous. The food was fantastic too. Gourmet, delicious and wholesome! All this and the delights of a beautiful, magical Island."

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  • Review by Lisa Mortimer from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and really pleased to have had this experience and feel honored to have met all the people involved. I loved the morning walks, the meditation, and that we started teaching by day two! It really built up my confidence and sense of grounding and security in teaching."

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  • Review by Sylvia from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers instructions were always very easy to understand, clear, and precise. She has a lot of knowledge and I felt free to ask questions at any time. In all, I've learned so much about yoga and I feel very ready to teach thanks to this training. I am very pleased with what this course has given me."

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  • Review by Monique from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "Although feedback was straight to the point, I felt valued and respected and was encouraged to develop my learning at all times. Positive feedback was given as soon as I earned it and I really appreciated this. I now feel fully motivated and able to focus on developing the knowledge I have gained on this course."

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  • Review by Jette Keppler from Germany
    9 out of 10

    "Many greetings from my first 500-hour teacher training course. Here, I realize that with the Yogashala TTC 2012 I am well educated and qualified for the advanced study period. I feel well-informed about asanas, anatomy, philosophy, and didactics. And what differentiates me from the others is that I have the self-confidence and security to teach groups, because at the Yogashala, we started teaching nearly from the first day on.Before the TCC on Ibiza, this would have been unthinkable to me. The TCC transformed me. It made me stronger, more secure, trustful and more vital. Why? Because within these three weeks I had to cope with many challenges - both physical and psychological - and so I could discover myself. And I was supported by so many beings: A funny and loving group (thanks, you wonderful people!), expert teachers that I was allowed to learn from (thanks, Jacqueline, Arlette, Chris and Seba), delicious meals (thanks, Sol and Olli!), the magic of the island (thanks, Ibiza! and myself, my courage, my confidence, the support by my loved ones and my own way (thanks, Jette!). The transformation goes on."

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  • Review by Jonathan McLoughlin
    10 out of 10

    "Ibiza, the perfect location for yoga! I am a recent graduate of the three-week intensive yoga teacher training course. Well, where do I start?T he food was flawless, totally vegetarian, full of flavor, excellent quality, and large portions, thanks to Sol, our chef extraordinaire! The intensity of the course, in the heat of Ibiza, was very challenging physically but achievable with the right attitude and effort, and almost addictive, once one was familiar with the routine of 6.30 a.m. starts! During the three weeks of training, I felt my body and mind had woken up to reality after a long, long sleep!How often does one have the opportunity to experience this and open ones heart to the feeling of peace and serenity? No distractions, no chit-chat to fuel the mind with irrelevant scenarios and negativity, just oneself. Being in the now is sufficient. Talking is overrated anyway! The creativity that was evident in all of the student's demonstrations. They were so inspiring and so memorable. The bonding between all the students was unexpected but boosted the group dynamics from the very beginning of the course, so that in the end, we were friends who had the spirit of yoga as a common denominator. The course tutors opened our minds to the human potential in all of us.I thoroughly recommend the course, tough as it was at times, but so worth every second of effort. I am a different person now. More confident, grounded, content, knowledgeable, skillful (oh, and modest!). If you can dedicate this time to the course, you will be overwhelmed at what can be achieved, with the guidance of Jacqueline, a truly beautiful soul who surely has enthusiasm, inspiration, wisdom and knowledge on yoga well beyond her years, in the beautiful, magical location of Ibiza.Do it! In life, opportunities will present themselves, it is up to us to seize them! Namaste."

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Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Yoga Shala Ibiza is operated from Garden of Joy, a unique space hand-carved by Jacqueline Purnell and family, where retreats, yoga teacher training, and prenatal training take place.

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