Yogashala Institute International offers Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Intensive Teacher Training Courses and Yoga Retreats.

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Javier Castro

Tomas Tealdi

Reviews (9)


from Great Britain, September 2019

"Overachieved expectations"

Javier's program is slightly different from other teacher training courses in that is focuses on biomechanics and sports science so you will need to rethink the way you do some of your yoga poses. Great if you want to approach yoga from sports perspective and not purely spiritual way (which was, of course, covered as well). It really is an intensive course, be prepared to work hard. Thomas' morning classes are out of this world! Nexo Surfhouse is not a luxury complex, however it is a great location, the staff are incredibly nice and the food is super-amazing (don't expect to lose weight even though you will be working hard...). We were a small group and thanks to that the program felt very special. I managed to achieve what I set off with and more so could not be happier.

Lauren Simonis

from United States, July 2018

"Beautiful experience with beyond qualified instruction"

While the food, location, and accommodation were all wonderful, the thing that really made this experience worthwhile was how well-organized and well-rounded the training was. Javier is very knowledgeable not only about yoga as a sport, but also about biomechanics, spirituality, meditation, and other interrelated physical disciplines. He and his team were able to present this information in a way that was accessible and I feel I received a huge amount of information and exposure to new ideas in a way that felt easy and fun. I would highly recommend this teacher training.

Beatrice Mariani

from Italy, July 2018

"Beyond my expectations "

First of all, Javier is an experienced teacher willing to share everything he has learnt during his long path as yogi. The course it was so well balanced in all its parts ( practice, philosophy, body mechanics, teaching methodology) that even if very intensive phisically and mentally we all managed to do it ( and I was a bit worried about this initially ). I’d strongly recommend it. Then, Nexo Surf House team has been like family and the food was unbelievable and very abundant. The room was much more than what I was expecting, it had every comfort.

Naomi Blackwell

Thank you yet again for a fantastic and most memorable experience with you in El Palmar - it was a fun, challenging and emotional experience.

About the Accommodation:

Lovely accommodation, surf house staff and a wonderful, relaxing garden set in a beautiful, convenient location, just a stone's throw from stunning beaches with fantastic live music and DJs, affordable drinks and food, and a really cool, chilled vibe. Great surf school on site and an awesome masseur.

The only downside was the noisy dogs nearby barking in the early hours, and having to share a room (but I knew about that before arrival).

About the Course:

Excellent tuition and demonstrations by passionate, experienced and talented yoga experts who live and breathe the yoga philosophy - this shines through in everything they say and do, even off the mat. Their encouragement, insight, support and care was so crucial to this fantastic experience.

I will never forget the time I had in El Palmar - the amazing, inspirational teachers (and their stories), my fellow students from across the globe, the lovely house and kitchen staff, the surf team and the massages. I think some Shakti touched me while I was in El Palmar. I feel that I grew as a person and continue to do so. Now I feel inspired to share the light of yoga with others through my yoga teaching practice.

Overall, an amazing, life changing/life enhancing and unforgettable experience! Thank you!

Elena Azhnova

Thank you, Dear Yogashala team, for such incredible course of transformation.

I am grateful for the knowledge and experience I obtained.

About the Course:

The course is sharp in timing, well-structured, intensive in good way, balanced with theory and practice.

And it can not to be done without such strong and good Yogashala team. Everybody played so important role and team together is so friendly and to nice to be with. I am impressed how the team work together with respect, care and support. You can feel safe and protective.

One thing to add is even more practice :)

About the Accommodation:

Perfect place, location, amazing family who owns Nexo surf house. I felt a contact immediately would love to join.

Sofia von Stieglitz Perez

About the Course:

- Really good course. In-depth learnings about every aspect of Yoga.

About the Accommodation:

- Amazing! Would even go there on my own holiday. Food was great and service was super friendly and kind, as well as very flexible.


- Loved the teachers, as well as Klara! All of you made the experience just perfect. Each teacher had a different style, but you all complimented each other. To be highlighted: Javier, his knowledge and experience take you somewhere new. Tomas: his humility yet incredible ability to teach at all levels is just unbelievable. David: he is definitely someone you want by your side, not just in yoga, but in life... as seems to help everyone overcome their little insecurities by not being afraid to open up about his own imperfections. Klara: couldn't think of a better organizer, but... more importantly, couldn't think of someone who can cope so well with all these boys and their different personalities!