ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA - TEACHER TRAINING, Yoga Alliance (US) reg. in Andalucia, Costa del Sol

Event Highlights

  • The focus is on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga – depending on your level
  • you may advance into and through the Second Series.
  •  Learn in-depth about Ujjayi (breathing techniques); Bandha (inner energy flow)’
  • Dristi (concentration)
  •  Get the code (‘count’) to teach a guided Ashtanga Vinyasa class for the Primary
  • Series worldwide.
  •  Discover the Ashtanga Yoga background (Vinyasa Krama) and adaptations for a
  • healthy flow (Vini Yoga techniques).
  •  How to use props for alignment and restorative yoga (BKS Iyengar techniques).
  •  Teaching methodology – Tools for teaching and sequencing: how to build up a
  • general Yoga class or a Vinyasa Flow, based on themes.
  •  The Art of Assisting (‘Hands-On’)
  •  Basic principles and applied Yoga Anatomy.
  •  Practice of Pranayamas, Mudras (asanas with inner concentration to balance
  • energy) and Meditation.
  •  Yoga Philiosophy: Patanjali Yoga Sutras – a modern approach for the everyday
  • life.
  •  Kirtan and Vedic Fire


*This schedule is an example and subject to change.
08:00-08:40 Meditation, Pranayama, Ujjayi breathing.
08:45-10:45 Mysore Yoga Practice (1
st week is a mix of guided, led and self-practice)
11:00-12:00 Healthy vegetarian brunch by the pool
12:30-13:30 How to teach (1st and 2nd weeks)
Functional Anatomy (3rd week)
Practicum (4th week)
15:30-17:00 Techniques and Hands On sessions
17:00-18:30 Philosophy or Pranayama and Mudra sessions following Sri Sribhashyam
Vegetarian day-box, general drinks (tea, water, etc) are provided throughout.

About This Event

Immerse yourself in a four week Yoga Retreat to study the traditional Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in-depth and advance to your full potential. You will learn indepth the Asanas of Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, experience how to use breath and energy movement by knowing about the subtle aspects of Bandha (energylock) and Dristi (focus). As you learn to ride on the waves of Ujjayi breathing, you may be able to drop all tension from your body and mind, and shift into a new perspective on life.

You will learn how to break down a posture to its individual elements, how to simplify or intensify and adapt each posture to your body and ability, and to others you may teach.

With the help of the elements of Vini Yoga (the "step by step guide" of asana) and Vinyasa Krama (the system behind Ashtanga) you will integrate many approaches to the same asana and also learn how to use props for healthy and stable alignment (to experience the aspects of a posture that it is "stable and sweet")


What's Included

  • 28 days of teaching
  • 28 days accommodation in the Finca El Ocle,
  • every day brunch and Dinner
  • Tea and Coffee - Bar
  • Kirtan Singing Circle
  • Vedic Fire ceremony
  • and much more

What's Not Included

Excursions and alkoholic drinks
Airport transfer

Venue Highlights

PROGRAM: Sunday Arrival, , Saturday Departure
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 09:45: Meditation, Pranayama and essential breathing technics
10:00 -12:00: Ashtanga Mysore practice for all levels!
17:00 - 19:00: Monday and Wednesday: Asanas, Pranayama, philosophy and transformative inner journeys

Kirtan-Singing-Circle with Govinda and the Singing Yogis
Sightseeing/Shopping trip to Malaga


This Ashtanga Retreat is a mainly non-residential program.
However, we offer 2 nice rooms:
* twin bed-room for 2 yogi/nis, and
* single or double-room to stay at our “Finca el Ocle”. Please ask us via email about availability.
You will find great places to stay around Cajiz or Benajarafe (beach-side).
Please search for Cajiz (Malaga), Spain (or ask us for our accomodation-list)


After Yoga enjoy our vegetarian brunch, in a cozy warm heartful atmosphere in a nature setting.
The Finca el Ocle with its yogashala, big terrasse and nice swimming-pool, chill areas, views to
the sea - offers you everything you need for having a nice time-out,
just for some hours to renew and relax, or for a longer stay.


The Airport of Malaga is only a half-hour drive to Cajiz
By car: Autovia A7, from Malaga, follow direction to Almeria / Motril, take the exit N° 265 Cajiz,
Iznate. Follow the MA 3203 up to Cajiz.
Taxi is around 50 EUR to Cajiz
Bus: There is a bus from the aeropuerto every ½ hour to Malaga (3 EUR) from there, take a bus
direction to Velez-Malaga. We will pic you up in Benajarafe or Valle Nizza at the bus-stop.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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