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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Spain

Join Yoga Sunshine for an inspiring Yin Yoga teacher training/retreat in the picturesque Villa La Pena in Tarifa, Spain. This Yin yoga training program is suitable for all dedicated yoga practitioners and yoga teachers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, their own body, and are curious and open to explore and learn a complementary practice to all dynamic yoga styles and sports activities. This teacher training program enables you to dive deeper into your Yin qualities like stillness, receptivity, openness, surrendering, relaxation, acceptance, and find balance in a mainly Yang style world. Yin yoga helps you to find a meditative state, stillness, peacefulness, and balance and often promotes healing inside ourselves.

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Mona & Gunnar
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  • Twice daily Yin yoga practices
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Yin and Yang practice - it's all about balance
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Energetic systems, Meridians, and Chi Flow in Yin yoga
  • Delve deep into Fascia theory and applied anatomy
  • 35 Yin yoga asanas in theory and practice
  • 7 night stay in a beautiful private Villa
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Wireless internet

Villa La Pena is a spacious and secluded luxury yoga retreat venue in Spain for up to 13 people with extensive grounds, 50 square meters yoga studio, 50 square meters outdoor yoga platform, massage room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Villa La Pena is a high-quality accommodation. It has seven bedroom suites, five en-suite and two with a shared bathroom, with it has a maximum capacity of 14 people.



The 50-hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

More about the training

The training will amplify both your knowledge about and your practice of yoga, supplementing the unfolding of your spiritual path. The training is a combination of both theory and practice. You will be nourished by two daily Yoga practices, meditations, pranayama, and the amazing energy of the unspoiled nature and surroundings. Private chefs will prepare three super healthy meals a day - delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean and Asian influenced meals.

You will be guided by professional and skillful yoga teachers who love to share their knowledge and passion for yoga with you.

After the week you will leave feeling recharged, empowered, balanced and confident in your teaching.


Yoga Sunshine offers Yin yoga teacher training, Yin & Yang training, workshops, and retreats within Europe (Spain, Switzerland, and Germany) and Asia (Goa, India) and has done for many years. Their partner in Spain is TFS Retreats are providers of yoga retreats, holidays, and luxury retreat venues.


  • 07:30 Asana practice, meditation, and pranayama
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Anatomy, lecture, and video
  • 12:00 Group work and lecture
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Motion analysis, and student teaching
  • 16:45 Asana practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Tuesdays - additional evening session from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Wednesdays - half-day programme only, free time after lunch.

The 50-hour Yin yoga course is held over one week from Saturday to Saturday, those days are arrival and departure days without any teaching programme. The course starts on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome meeting followed by dinner. The programme finishes the following Saturday after breakfast at 11:00 a.m.


Daily morning practice: intense two-hour Yin Yoga class with different themes including meditation and pranayama. Yin yoga practice on the wall. Practice Yin yoga related to the meridians, stimulating the qi along the meridians.

Afternoon Yin yoga practice short sequences or student teaching 35 Yin yoga asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each asana variations, modification and the use of props in each of the 35 asanas, three classes Yin and Yang "it's all about balance" an asana experience combining dynamic, creative Vinyasa flow, and deep opening and meditative Yin yoga.


  • Anatomy according to Paul Grilley
  • Looking at the 14 segments of the bone structure
  • Understanding the individual bone structure or skeleton
  • Compression versus tension, orientation, and proportion (limitation in all asanas and the uniqueness of the human body)
  • Fascia and tensegrity (appreciate the role of connective tissues in relation to yoga practice)
  • Motion analysis in the group, understanding the impact of individual bone structure in the asana practice
  • Approach to the Meridian system (12 main meridians) and Chi Flow in Yin yoga
  • Yin yoga and integration of mudras
  • Fascinating world of fascia "The matrix connective tissue"
  • Modern meridian theory according to Dr. Motoyama (looking at the fascia network versus the energetic channels (Meridians)
  • Fascia research - the newest results

Teaching methodology

  • Yin yoga sequencing and tools to teach a Yin yoga class
  • How to communicate the value of Yin yoga (teaching methodology function versus aesthetic)
  • Developing a functional approach to yoga
  • Group work


  • The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, and Nididhyasa)
  • What is Yin yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of the Yin yoga approach (a difference between a Yin passive and Yang dynamic style of yoga)
  • Yin and Yang (the Chinese understanding of how the world functions)


  • Study the benefits of the Yin yoga practice (physical, energetical, mental, and emotional) and how Yin Yoga can improve your health
  • Pain relief through Yin yoga stimulating the fascia
  • Chronic back pain, Hernia (slipped disc), and pain therapy
  • Where does pain come from?
  • The impact of emotional stress on chronic pain


Mona Abter

Gunnar Lips

Retreat location

Unique features


  • Swimming pool (indoor)


  • Beach
  • Fireplace
  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • The complete 50 hour teacher training program with yoga equipment and materials
  • 7 nights accommodation and 3 meals per day

What's not included

  • Flights and airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

There are many options to arrive at the venue, which is located approimately four kilometers away from Tarifa. There are four airports within two hours drive. Gibraltar, Jerez, Malaga, and Sevilla.

The nearest airport is Gibraltar (La Linea), which is a 40 minute drive to the venue, approximately 40 kilometers. Only flights from England come to Gibraltar.

  • Jerez Airport is an 80 minute drive away, approximately 120 kilometers.
  • Malaga Airport is a 110 minute drive away, approximately 160 kilometers.
  • Sevilla Airport is a 120 minute drive away, approximately 170 kilometers.

Arrival by car

Renting a car at the airport is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the venue, starting from 70 EUR per week.

Arrival by bus

There is also a public bus option from Malaga Airport.

Arrival by taxi

Taxi prices from each nearby transport hub:

  • Malaga Airport 200 EUR
  • Gibraltar 70 EUR
  • Algeciras bus station 35 EUR
  • Tarifa bus station 15 EUR
  • Sevilla Airport 200 EUR
  • Jerez Airport 125 EUR

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 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday November 20, 2021
Departure: Saturday November 27, 2021

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