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21 Day 200 hr Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training in Luxury Retreat Lajares, Fuerteventura

Casa Yogafriends, Calle Juanita 34, Lajares, Fuerteventura, Spain

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Fuerteventura, Spain

Are you ready to explore and to deepen your Yoga practice? If yes, then come and immerse yourself in dedicated self-inquiry and development which will help you gain the knowledge, practice, and guidance needed to share the practice with others.

Choose for your teacher training an intimate setting with a maximum of 9 students with experienced teachers, allowing for individualized attention.

You will delve into an intensive self-practice of meditation, breath awareness, and conscious movement through asana.

Meet the instructors

Annette & Danielle
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Highlights

  • Daily Yoga and Mindfulness classes
  • Meditation and pranayama (yogic breathing techniques)
  • Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology, asana workshops
  • 200hr Yoga Alliance International certificate upon completion
  • 20 nights accommodation at a luxurious retreat center, in the midst of a volcano landscape
  • Additional treatments for your overall well-being available
  • Plenty of opportunities to practice your teaching skills
  • Small group sizes with a maximum of 9 students
  • 3 daily delicious vegan and organic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer available:
Fuerteventura Airport (US$42 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Yoga shala

The Teacher Training will be held at Casa Yogafriends, a beautiful modern lux villa of Fuerteventura with a wonderful location with views of the majestic volcanos.

The villa is new and purpose-built with bright sunny rooms and en-suite bathrooms. In the choice of materials, emphasis was put on high-quality wooden floors and wooden ceilings, the same in the light-filled wooden floor and ceiling yoga shala.

The protected inner patio gives a feeling of intimacy which invites to relax and chill. Whether with a good book in your hand or simply sunbathing on one of the sunbeds, this place invites you to relax the soul.

The villa is an ideal starting point for excursions for hiking, trail running, or biking. The nearest beach can be reached in 25 minutes by bike.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 25 minutes by bike
  • Airport, 40 kilometers
  • Corralejo, 12 kilometers
  • El Cotillo, 10 kilometers
  • The dunes, 16 kilometers
  • Lanzarote, 30 kilometers

Program

Certification

Students having completed the 200 hours of teacher training are eligible to register at Yoga Alliance as a Registered yoga TEACHER (RYT®).

Content

In alignment with the requirements of Yoga Alliance the content of our 200 hours teacher training includes the following topics.

1. Techniques, training, and practice of yoga, such as:

  • Intensive study and practice of asanas, bandhas, and mudras
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Kriyas
  • Mantras
  • Meditation and Yoga Nidra

2. Teaching methodology, such as:

  • Addressing needs of individuals and groups to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Planning and sequencing sessions
  • Demonstration, observation, assistance and corrections of participants
  • Teaching styles
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Business aspects of a yoga teacher, e.g. marketing, legal topics

3. Anatomy and physiology, such as:

  • Human physical anatomy and physiology, including body systems, organs, etc.
  • Energy anatomy and physiology, focusing on yogic aspects, such as chakras, nadis, gunas, koshas, etc.
  • Anatomy and physiology in accordance with yogic practices, including benefits, contradictions, movement patterns, etc.

4. Yogic philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle, such as:

  • Study of yogic philosophies and traditional lectures, such as Yoga Sutras or Bhagavad Gita
  • Yogic lifestyle, including the 8 paths of yoga and other yogic principles
  • Yogic ethics derived from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yogic diet, also known as Ayurveda

5. Practicum, such as:

  • Developing teaching skills as the lead instructor
  • Observing, assisting or giving feedback to students
  • Receiving feedback from teachers
  • Observing others teaching
  • Co-assisting students while the lead instructor teaches
  • Aligning, modifying, as well as sequencing and planning classes

Preparation and reading recommendations:

  • "Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness" by Donna Farhi
  • "Teaching Yoga" by Mark Stephens
  • "Bringing Yoga to everyday life" by Donna Farhi

"How can I be helpful to others as a yoga teacher?"

During this teacher training you will study the history and philosophy of the yogic tradition. You will dive deeply into the world of asanas, addressing proper alignment, risks, and benefits. Styles like Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Ashtanga, Acro yoga, and some basics of Iyengar will flow into the training, so you will have a varied and complete base to adjust to the needs of different students of yours.

You will also get to know the human body, it's potentials, the limitations, and why every asana is a completely different experience for each person, through a comprehensive study of yoga anatomy and physiology.

Building upon this foundation of knowledge, openness, and determined self-practice and self-exploration, you will learn how to share your discoveries with others, and become the best teacher you can be.

You will be aided by three instructors: Mandi Suppan from Austria who is a super yogi that has spent the last six years in India, studying and teaching yoga with great masters. He is very versatile regarding styles, being able to teach Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, or even Acro yoga. As such, you will receive a wide range of instruction on yoga styles that will help you to be of assistance to each student that will seek your teachings.

Mushky Nagel from New York is a psychologist and will help you with insights into pedagogy and how to teach your classes. Annette is an experienced yoga teacher and she will give you tips on how to set up your business and catch your client´s attention along with an introduction into Restorative yoga and essential breathwork.

Lastly, Jorge, the on site osteopath, will teach you the basics of osteopathy within the anatomy module so you can help your students even more efficiently to practice their asanas. You will enjoy an Acro yoga workshop with Mandi and Mushky.

Schedule

  • 07:00 Morning tea
  • 07:30 Morning meditation and yoga practice
  • 10:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 Theory session
  • 14:00 Afternoon break
  • 16:30 Theory or practice session
  • 19:00 Dinner

From Monday to Saturday you will enjoy eight hours of classes and instructions. Classes will be shorter on Sundays, about four hours, to allow for rest and relaxation.

Instructors

Annette Arndt

Danielle Yeo

Retreat location

Fuerteventura, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, sits in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. It’s known primarily as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth, cooled by constant winds.

It's popular for watersports, especially surfing, windsurfing, and waterskiing but also is the perfect place to relax, recharge batteries, find inner peace, and enjoy outdoor activities.

Your base is in the village of Lajares in the north of Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands. Lajares is a young, dynamic village with numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes. An art gallery, artisan gallery, and shops with jewelry and silk drawing reflect the interesting multi-cultural community.

Lajares is a melting pot for people from all Europe and even other continents. On Saturdays, the meeting point is the village place with its artisan market and music, which attracts tourists from all around.

Lajares is lovingly called Surf City by the locals, and surfers appreciate its ideal location to the north shore, the surfing mecca.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool

General

  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Local market
  • Tour assistance nearby

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The teacher training includes daily vegan breakfast and dinner, to be enjoyed during training days. The meals are cooked by our on-site chef, with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Special dietary needs (such as gluten free) can be catered for with advanced notice.

All of our meals are adapted to the yogic lifestyle in order to nourish you with all your body needs – our meals are balancing and easily digestible.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
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)

  • Surfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Kite-surfing
  • SUP

Spa treatments

Therapies with extra cost:

  • Therapeutic massage - 60 minutes
  • Lomi Lomi - 75 minutes
  • Osteopathic treatment - 60 minutes
  • Shiatsu - 75 minutes

What's included

  • 20 nights accommodation
  • A complete printed manual of the course, with all lessons, diagrams, and relevant course information
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Specially prepared delicious vegan breakfast and dinner on training days
  • Use of the premium yoga mats from Manduka
  • Yoga Alliance International certification

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals during non-training days
  • Transportation
  • Travel and cancellation insurances
  • Additional treatments
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Flights should be booked to arrive at Fuerteventura Airport (FUE).

Airport: Fuerteventura Airport Airport transfer available: Fuerteventura Airport (US$42 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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