23rd February- 23rd March 2019
During February and March 2019, we will be running a 29 day Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) in Andalucia in the South of Spain.
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 so a good understanding of spoken and written English will be necessary.
The curriculum for the course has been approved by the Yoga Alliance.Course Teachers
The centre is situated on 45 acres of land on the edge of a mountainous national park and is a working olive farm.
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
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.
Shared twin room (per person): £3,900
Double room (one double bed) (per person): £3,900
Double room with private bathroom (per person): £4,250
Single room: £4,400
Single room with private bathroom: £4,750
There are two dormitories, one male and one female. Unless sharing with a friend, shared rooms are either male or female.
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.
A discount of 10% off the full cost is available for the first 15 people who register for this course. There are still discounted places available.
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.
The last date for registration is the 15th December 2018.
Directions for getting to Suryalila Retreat Centre are on their website here.
Frequently asked questions :
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
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.
Reviews from the last course:
“Excellent teachers and teaching. I would certainly highly recommend this AYP teacher training.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP)’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.”
“Participating in the AYP Teacher Training Course was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, so intense emotionally and energetically. Meeting all these people from around the world (there were 13 different nationalities), each one was different but so special, sensitive, aware, caring, full of love ... You could feel a boundless bhakti! What a great human experience ... Discover what it was for everyone in our lives, how long we had practiced (9 years for some!), how we had arrived there, sharing our experiences and discussing the effects of practices. We did not know each other for the most part, but we had this strong connection through AYP.
From the first day, we felt like part of the same family. And our "Teachers"! All passionate (and therefore exciting) and open to share with us all their knowledge without restraint, each with his specialty.
Devrim: Pranayama, mudras / bandhas,
Alex: Asanas and more generally anatomy,
Tristan (Christi on the forum): Meditation, the subtle nervous system and its functioning.
Beyond the content of the training, we practiced a lot (3 to 4 sessions per day) and experienced for the most part a certain energy surcharge, generating a lot of laughs (sometimes collective!), and crying too. We shared strong moments together, which created a strong cohesion in the group. We left rich of lessons, meetings, and a foolproof bhakti .
If you have the opportunity to participate in one of the next training sessions AYP TTC, do not hesitate ...
Click here for a full list of reviews from past students, on the Yoga Alliance website.