A Y P   Yoga   with Tristan Dorling

AYP International 200 hour

Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)

Suryalila, Andalucia, Spain

23rd February- 23rd March 2019

The venue

    Suryalila is a beautiful yoga retreat centre located in Andalucia in the South of Spain. It has a large dome as well as a large yoga hall for practices, beautiful rooms and a swimming pool and sauna.

The centre is situated on 45 acres of land and is a working olive farm.

 About the course

    The focus of the training is on qualifying teachers to be able to teach asanas (postures), Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation practice, Samyama and mudras and bandhas.

    The course will also cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry (advaita).  The yoga will be full-scope, covering all eight limbs of yoga.

The course covers both practice and theory, with 3 or 4 hours of practice each day and 2 or 3 hours of theory classes each day. Practice classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama. There will be one day off each week.

The course will be taught in the English language and will run over 29 days.  

The curriculum for the course has been approved by the Yoga Alliance.Course Teachers

Course Curriculum

The course will focus as much on the development of personal practice, as on tuition.  

Many  aspects of yoga will be covered, including some of the most subtle and effective aspects of yoga practice.

The full course curriculum can be found here.Course curriculum

Who can take this course?

To enrol for this course you will need to have been practising yoga for at least a year, including breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation practice.  If you are not sure if you would qualify to take this course, contact me.


Upon completion of the course, participants will become qualified as a yoga teacher and will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Qualifications will be given at the end of the course.


    Food on the course will be vegetarian. Special diets such as vegan, gluten free and sugar free can be catered for if you let us know in advance.  Three meals will be served each day.

    Fruit and hot drinks will be available all day.


     Dormitory:  £3,400

     Shared room (one bed in a shared twin room):  £3,900

     Double room (per person):  £3,900

     Double room with private bathroom (per person): £4,250

     Single room:  £4,400

     Single room with private bathroom: £4,750

    Prices are in British pounds. The price includes accommodation, food and all the classes and training. Transfers from the airport are not included. A deposit of £300 is required to secure a place on the course.

Getting there:

    Directions for getting to Suryalila Retreat Centre are on their website here.


    If you would like to join this course, contact me and I will send you an application form.

   Once your place on the course has been approved, you can make the payment for the deposit through our secure server here.

Frequently asked questions :

Does this course lead to an international Yoga Teacher qualification?

Why is this course different from other Yoga Teacher Training Courses?

How are the course participants assessed?

Is all of the training completed on the course?

Is there a recommended reading list for the course?


    If you have any questions about the Teacher Training Course that are not answered above, you can contact me here.

Typical daily schedule


06:15 am                          Wake up bell

06:45-08:20 am              Asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama

08:30-09:20 am              Pranayama, meditation and samyama

09:30 am                         Breakfast

12:15 - 1:15  pm               Lecture

1:30 pm                            Lunch

    Afternoon weeks one and two

3:30 pm -4:30 pm          Lecture / subject class

4:45 pm- 5:45 pm          Asana class

5:45 pm - 6:40 pm         Pranayama, meditation and samyama

7:00 pm                           Dinner

8:30 pm                           Evening lecture/ questions and answers                                       

    Afternoon weeks three and four

3:30 pm  -4:30 pm        Asana class / Teaching practice

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm        Pranayama, meditation and samyama/ Teaching practice

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm        Pranayama, meditation and samyama

7:00 pm                           Dinner

8:30 pm                           Evening lecture/ questions and answers  

Days off

    One day each week will be free for people to relax or explore the local area.

     A yoga hall will also be available on the days off, for people to do their own practice if they wish.



5 Stars

“Excellent teachers and teaching. I would certainly highly recommend this AYP teacher training.”

Isabelle: France

5 Stars

“This course was everything I had hoped and more. Full-scope yoga training taught by true yogis who were both available and approachable. Despite having studied yoga for many years prior to the course, I still learned a tremendous amount. It drew a diverse array of students from all over the world, a group that came to feel more like family than mere friends. My only regret was that it all had to end. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning to teach about all of the limbs of yoga.”

Richard: USA

5 stars

“Thanks to the instructors, staff, and fellow students on the AYP Teacher Training Course 2017. It was a privilege to know you all. You have made it possible for me to enjoy this course and I felt at home amongst people I could trust.”

Alain: Canada

5 Stars

“Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP)’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.”

Wolfi: Austria

Click here for a full list of reviews from past students, on the Yoga Alliance website.