27 Days Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training in Spain (11% off)

When: 4 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016 (Sun - Sat, 27 nights)
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Cortijo Caseria Del Mercado

VENUE 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
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Raquel Ansari

Raquel Salvador was born in Spain in 1973. She moved to London in 1999 where she became interested in yoga and began practicing in many different schools in and around London. She very quickly noticed profound effects occurring through her varied Hatha Yoga practices not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Seeking to deepen her knowledge of yoga she undertook a 12 month teacher training course in 2007 in London with the intention of teaching her passion for yoga to others. Previously she had studied with Siva Rai and Jeff Phoenix who were influential in the development of her Vinyasa Flow style. During this period of study she met and started teaching with Mark Ansari. Their passion for yoga, life and teaching fused and she spent time working with Mark as his apprentice and assistant in his classes and retreats. They have been working together ever since.

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

Mark Ansari

Mark Ansari

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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