Cortijo Caseria Del MercadoVENUE Cortijo Caseria Del Mercado is a small organic farm high in the Alpujarras mountains of Andalucia southern Spain. In addition to the huge array of fruit and vegetables grown on site the farm has goats, horses and a peacock breeding sanctuary and the farm produces its own organic olive oil. Not only is the cortijo a working farm it has been adapted as a retreat center with traditional Spanish accommodation with a natural mineral water swimming pool and two yoga shalas, one indoor and one 'cool and shady' outdoor. The local area is fantastic hiking country with spectacular mountain views and isolated “White villages” For more information on the area go to: www.cortijolacaseria.com ACCOMMODATION The venue's farm buildings offer various basic accommodations with a communal and family feel to suit all budgets. Private Single (double-bed): Please contact us for details... Semi-private* Single (double-bed): 550 Euros Sharing (2/3 single beds): 500 Euros *Semi-private means there may be a partition curtain and no door, or the room may be the access to another room. Food Vegetarian brunch is included in the training fee. Brunch will be provided Monday to Friday (weekends are off.) Other Meals There is a large communal kitchen and 3 smaller kitchens where students can prepare their own meals. We recommend a budget of 30-50 euros per week for food. Courtesy shopping trips are available on a weekly basis to buy groceries, seasonal fruits and vegetables available from the venue. The location The training will be held at Cortijo Caseria de Mercado which is located in the Heart of the Alpujarras, (Andalucia) a unique natural connection between the Mediterranean coast and Sierra Nevada, towered by the highest peaks of the Peninsula. It is very close to Castaras and Trevelez, 30 minutes from Orgiva which is an area known for its clean fresh mountain air, herbal plant life, medicinal mineral waters and relaxing natural environments. How to get there The closest major cities include Granada, Almeria, Jaen and Malaga. The closet airport Granada is one hour away from our venue. Cortijo is high in the mountains close to a tiny village called Castaras. The closest town is Orgiva. From Granada you can catch a bus to Orgiva (1 hour). We can arrange to pick you up from Orgiva. Alternatively you can hire a car from the airport. *Detailed road directions & bus timetables available on request See more events in this venue
Inspira Yoga’s teacher training courses in Spain are a wonderful opportunity to fully retreat
into yoga practice and study in the natural setting of the Andalucian mountains.
Here, the teachers aspire to instill the timeless virtues and principles of yoga through their programs,
enabling graduates to teach with precision, intelligence and awareness.
The venue offers community living with great facilities and comfortable accommodation.
- Mixed styles yoga classes
- Daily yoga training classes
- Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga classes
- 28 nights accommodation
- Daily healthy brunches
- Study materials
During the program, trainees will learn, practice, and teach the following:
- Mixed levels of Asthanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, Restorative, Acro yoga and self-practice
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Yoga anatomy / physiology including subtle body e.g. chakras
- Yoga history and philosophy e.g. yoga sutras, eight limbs of Asthanga yoga
- Yogic diet
- Teaching methodology and adjustments
- Sanskrit names of asanas
- Chanting (Bhakti yoga)
- Kriya (Cleansing)
- Yogic and conscious living in theory and practise
- How to develop intention and meaning to the practice
- Business and ethics of yoga
- Qualities of a yoga instructor
As students progress through the course and their knowledge and confidence grows, they will be assessed on their understanding and teaching through written papers and practical assessments.
At the end of the course, following the final practical assessment, there will be a celebration for students’ successes with a graduation and closing ceremony
, marking a rite of passage into the beautiful world of yoga teaching.
The certificate you earn at Inspira Yoga is accredited by Yoga Alliance (USA) which is the only globally recognized organization of its kind in the world today and allows
you to not only enter the yoga teaching profession at a RYT 200 level but be eligible for public liability insurance.
Due to the intensive nature of the training, Inspira Yoga must insist on a minimum of 95% attendance in order to graduate. If however you become mildly unwell during the course,
they ask that you are present to observe classes and lectures as they feel this is still a valid way of learning.
In cases of chronic non-attendance, certificates of 100, 150 or 175 hours will be given respectively and extra hours will have to be made up at a later stage and possibly at extra cost.
Regarding written exams and practical assessments, Inspira Yoga requires a 75% pass rate although there is the possibility of re-takes during the course.
If in the unlikely event Inspira Yoga feel a student has not fully understood the teachings or is unable to teach safely and effectively, they may issue a certificate stating “Further training required”.
A full certificate may be granted at a later date after further teaching practice and study.
Students will be in class from Sunday to Friday with Saturdays off. A typical day starts at 6:30 a.m. and finishes at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.
- 06:30 Daily reading, meditation, pranayama, asana
- 10:00 Brunch
- 11:00 Lectures, philosophy / anatomy and physiology
- 13:00 Lunch break
- 13:30 Group work, teaching lab, adjustments, teaching practical
- 18:00 Chanting, meditation or self-study
26 Day 200 Hour Teacher Training InspiraYoga Teacher Training Courses in Spain are a wonderful opportunity to fully retreat into yoga practice and study.
In 2008 Raquel travelled to India where she studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore for a number of months. Since then Raquel returns to India every year and feels constantly inspired by other teachers and students that she meets while she travels around both teaching and studying. As a long time yoga practitioner, Raquel has been able to digest the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual knowledge and wisdom that surrounds traditional yoga. In her teaching she translates her personal understandings with a fresh and relaxed approach with the intention of awakening the students self wonder and providing a framework for a lifetime enquiry process and learning. Her particular area of interest is yoga philosophy and the human mind, which she has studied intensively and endeavours to incorporate into her teaching. Raquel offers more than just Asana classes, as her focus is to incorporate elements of self-exploration, self-knowledge and self-awareness. She has a talent for directing students deeper into their own experience on the mat and encouraging a greater awareness of yogic principles that can be applied into daily living.
Raquel's talent as a teacher is guiding people to take responsibility for their own learning, development and healing so they can become more open to the possibilities of positive physical, mental and spiritual transformations. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Born in London 28th August 1960, England Mark nowadays lives in Spain in the Summer and Asia during the Winter.
He has been teaching yoga since 1995 and is recognized as one of the first Ashtanga yoga teachers to settle and teach regular classes in the UK.
After personally assisting the inspirational Derek Ireland on a daily basis for over a year in Crete and Goa 1994/95 Mark graduated to teaching the exciting and dynamic form of Hatha yoga which he had learnt. In addition to his initial training Mark has also studied asana, pranayama and meditation with some of the worlds most renowned gurus and teachers such as Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Clive Sheridan, Narayani Rabinovitch and Godfrey Deveraux to name but a few.
Through all his studies his practice and teaching of Ashtanga has evolved and in many respects softened in order to allow his students to experience the true essence of the practice which for Mark is "meditation in movement".
From 1996 Mark spent 12 years as senior teacher at the prestigious LifeCentre in west London. He now directs on retreats, workshops and teacher training courses in worldwide destinations including UK, Spain, Thailand and India.
" I have a strong passion for Ashtanga as a hatha yoga practice and a path of meditation. I am also exploring other techniques to reach those higher states of consciousness associated with spiritual practice"
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