Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Spain 2017

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Suryalila Retreat Centre

Deepen your practice & expand your mind in the bucolic Spanish countryside. We offer daily yoga classes, meditation, yoga teacher trainings, and ongoing retreats with internationally renowned yoga teachers.

Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.

The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. We also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs. Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.

Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”. Suryalila is a fabulous yoga retreat centre located on the site of an ancient olive oil factory in the heart of Andalucia, Spain. The renovated Spanish Pension and olive plantation overlook rolling hills covered in shimmering fields of wheat and golden sunflowers. We offer a wide variety of accommodations, to suit all budgets, from glamping in the olive grove, to deluxe double rooms with private bathrooms. Come experience the unparallelled magic of Suryalila!

At Suryalila Retreat Centre, we provide different levels of accommodation to suit every budget. From glamping in the olive grove to relaxing in the luxury of our deluxe doubles, we will make sure you have the experience of a lifetime! Our accommodation packages are all inclusive, which means that whether you are sleeping in a dorm or in our most deluxe suite, you will enjoy three gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day and have full access to all of our beautiful common areas and facilities.

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, we endeavor to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer two of the most beautiful and spacious Yoga halls in Europe, a dedicated massage room with skilled massage therapists, and many gorgeous communal spaces like the pool, dining and living areas to just relax and hang out in. Our Yoga retreat facilities also include WiFi, office supplies and anything else you might need during your stay.

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Carol Murphy

Hello! My name is Carol Murphy. I am crazy about yoga anatomy, Ayurveda, everything to do with philosophy; I also love (raw/) vegan cooking and Open Heart meditation !
I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then I have graduated over 150 teachers from my training throughout Ireland and abroad. Most of my work is in Ireland but I have also taught in London, San Francisco, India, Capetown, Morocco and Spain and I look forward to teaching in Shanghai in 2015.
I like to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, breath-centered movement, creating various forms and threads to strengthen my body and melt the hard edges in my awareness into puddles of bliss.
I started dabbling with yoga when I was a really young age. My Mum did transcendental meditation during my pregnancy and labour and I copied her on the yoga mat as a child, so I reckon I may have been a yogi in my last life and choose a Mum for the same in this life, so I can continue to work on correcting my asanas !
I started formal classes in 1989 (at age 19) in San Francisco with my sister who teaches Iyengar Yoga and have been practising ever since. I studied Iyengar yoga for 12 years and was very devoted to it.It taught me the importance of precision and structural intelligence. These gifts have served me over the years; the precision taught me the importance of self care and that the little things do matter and the structural intelligence has provided me with the base to practice deeply without injury and planted the seed for my fascination in yoga anatomy, which I continue today in my studies in Neuro-Muscular Physical Therapy.
In 2001, I changed my practice to Ashtanga yoga and dedicated myself deeply to this practice for 8 years, travelling abroad to study with many leading Certified teachers and visiting my teachers Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy annually in Mysore India until my teacher Pattabhi Jois died in May 2009. When I started Ashtanga, it was like waking up from a deep slumber. Working with breath energised my spirit and flushed new life through the whole of my being. Working with the heat of the Vinyasa practice also changed my body in a way that I did not think possible. This time of the Ashtanga practice unfolding and revealing itself to me to me was one of the happiest periods in my life and I look back on my days in “the shala” in Mysore with deep love and respect. However after 8 years of solid Ashtanga practice, something new in me started to stir, a seed of a new chapter where I could merge my Ashtanga practice with my desire for playfulness and creativity and move forward to create new forms and sequences.
I now feel very lucky to be able to play and create with all I have learned from my teachers. This new freedom in practice allows me space to integrate knowledge and practices in Ayurveda and Kundalini work and also to work on creative new vinyasa threads and forms which keep the inner flame of my practice burning bright. In recent months I have also been very lucky to have discovered The “Open Heart -Reiki Tummo” path, which allows me to open deeper to love in all aspects of my life.

These gifts created solidity and ground from which I can rise and fly, roots and wings, creating safety, balance, expansion and joy in my life and for this I am grateful.

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Tent Twin Sharing
Price is per person including tuition fees and accommodation in a shared twin tent. Camp in style ‘Glamping’ is short for glamorous camping. Glamp in a beautiful and spacious bell tent, each large enough to stand up in. The glamping tent offers 2 comfortable twin beds, a chest of drawers and hanging rail. The tents overlook the stunning views of the foothills of the Sierra Grazalema. There are four compost toilets and one conventional toilet which are shared by the tents and three hot showers in the clamping area. Flights, transfers and reading material is not included in the price.
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800 euro non refundable deposit, final payment 6 weeks before the course date. If you have paid your deposit, and not your remaining fees, and for any reason your circumstances change and you cannot do the TTC as planned, then the resort may take up to 80% of your deposit. The remaining 20% can be transferred to any other Green Lotus Yoga TTC within 3 years.

 

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