50 Hour Yin & Yang Teacher Training, 5 Elements & Ayurveda

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Yoga Alliance Certificate 50 hrs CEP

(continuing education programme)

Tarifa, Spain – Luxury Retreat Venue

Dates

Sunday 1st December to 8th December 2019 (10 spaces left)

Prices per person

Prices include 7 nights accomodation, 3 meals per day and the complete 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme

Triple room occupation (3 people sharing)                                           1,190 euros

Twin room occupation (2 people sharing)                                             1,290 euros

Single room occupation (1 person only – shared bathroom)              1,450 euros

Single room occupation (1 person only – private bathroom)              1,550 euros

Prices increase by 100 euros per person from 2 months before the Programme starts

To make a payment please see the bottom of the page or email elliot@tfsretreats.com

Daily Schedule

  • 7.30am –   9.30am                            Asana Practice, Meditation & Pranayama
  • 9.30am – 10.30am                            Breakfast
  • 10.30am – 12.00am                          Theory, Video
  • 12.00am –  1.30pm                           Lecture, group work
  • 1.30pm –  3.00pm                             Lunchbreak 
  • 3.00pm –  4.30pm                             Student teaching, motion analysis
  • 4.45pm – 5.15pm                             Lecture, interactive group work
  • 5.15pm –  6.30pm                             Asana Practice
  • 7.00pm                                               Dinner

Wednesday – additional evening session from 8.00–10.00pm | Thursday – half day programme only, free time after lunch. The 50 hour Yin & Yang Yoga Course is held over 1 week from Sunday to Sunday, those days are arrival and departure days without any Teaching. The course starts on Sunday at 6.00pm with a welcome meeting followed by dinner. The Programme finishes the following Sunday after breakfast at 11.00am.

 50 hour Yin & Yang Yoga Teacher Training Course Content 

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Practice

  • Daily morning practice of 2hrs Yin & Yang Yoga class adapted to one of the
    5 elements
  • Pranayama, meditation and mudras, suitable to the different elements, deepen and complement the practice.
  • Daily students teaching
  • Interactive group work, observation and self-awareness
  • Observation and exploration to find out where elements may be out of balance and see if their energy either is either excessive or deficient
  • ‘The art of teaching` Less teaching of alignment principles and technique towards teaching qualities of the elements and the various aspects of life
  • Yin Yoga Practice on the wall
  • Myo Yin – Myofascial release combined with Yin Yoga (Yin Yoga and Triggerpoint Massage with tennisballs)
  • Afternoon Yoga practice with special themes
  • 30 Yin Yoga Asanas
  • Vinyasa Flow sequences and sunsalutations related to each of the 5 elements
  • Dynamic meditation

Theory

  • Yin & Yang (The Chinese understanding how the world functions)
  • Study the benefits of the Yin & Yang Yoga Practice (physical, energetical, mental)
  • Theory and basics of the 5 elements from the Indian tradition
  • Introduction into the teachings of Ayurveda and the 3 Doshas
  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  • Dosha Test
  • Ayurvedic food concept
  • Suggestions on how to integrate simple rituals (food concepts) for healthy living
  • What does Yoga mean today?
  • What do you want to share with people when you teach?
  • Let go of some beliefs, rules and dogmas

Teaching Methodology

  • Structure and suggestions for teaching Yin & Yang and how to combine these two yoga styles in one’s own practice
  • Learning different tools to bring back balance to the elements and in to your daily life
  • How to communicate the qualities and aspects of life in a Yoga class
  • ‘The art of teaching’, less teaching of alignment principles and technique towards teaching qualities of the elements and the various aspects of life
  • Developing a functional approach to Yoga
  • Finding out what suits me right now in this moment

 Teachers

Mona Abter

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Mona is originally from Germany but lives in Spain for many years now and spends the winter in India. She is trilingual in English, German and Spanish. She’s an experienced and certified Yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Additional she is a qualified holisitc massage therapist and does bodywork for more than 20 years. At her Yoga Centre at Agonda beach in Goa, India, she has been offering open yoga classes, workshops and training for the last 8 years.

In Europe and Asia she holds retreats, workshops and provides yoga training and immersion. For the past 15 years she has intensively practiced Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and has extended her experience in Anusara, Iyengar, Acro and Hormone yoga through exposure to different mentors in Germany, Spain and India. She combines the dynamic, sweeping stye of Vinyasa Flow yoga with the distinct, slow, and meditative elements of Yin yoga while placing particular attention to both breath and flow of life energy.

“Yang is about doing, yin is about letting go, it’s all about balance”.

To Mona, yoga means to be right here, right now; to surrender to the flow of life, to trust it; to accept the challenges life is offering and take them as a great gift. Yoga is far more than the practice of asanas. Rather, it is a philosphy of life, which has brought lots of joy, love and peace into hers. She seeks to share this experience with her students. Deep relaxation from the very first moment. Pure yoga geared to the requirements of each student free from the contraints of style or judgements. This is a key characteristic of Mona’s practice and teachings, which she conveys with lots of heart, passion and empathy.

Mona is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with more than 2000 hours of teaching experience.

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Gunnar Lips

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Gunnar is originally from Germany but now lives in Spain and India. He is a former athletics professional and has worked as a sports coach. He has also trained as a sports massage therapist and is trained in energetic massage techniques. Years of professional sea diving gave him an insight into a variety of different breathing techniques and the application thereof. During a visit to India 10 years ago, he had his first encounter with yoga. His experience from both his sports and professional background made him realise the holistic perfection of yoga. Ever since, he has been practicing yoga regularly.

Gunnar has undertaken training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Yin. He continues to broaden his capacity in Meditation and Pranayama. He incorporates his many decades of sports coach experience in his style of conveying yoga to his students. Gunnar focuses on teaching the proper way of breathing. And in Gunnar’s classes there is always room for a dash of humour. Gunnar is a registered Yoga AllianceTeacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).

Mona and Gunnar recongnise in each person their uniqueness and adapt yoga to them individually. Variations and modifications of yoga practice are therefore a given and encouraged. Rigid principles and dogmas are not encouraged. “What’s good for me is not necessarily good for you”. Our teaching style is characterised by passion, enthusiasm and clarity. While remaining rooted in everyday existence we’ve gradually aligned our lives according to the principles of yoga and walked the path of yoga. Extensive excursions in India and visits in other parts of Asia, intensive training in yoga, massage therapy and Ayuveda provided the basis for us so we can share this path with you heart to heart. We look forward to spending quality time with you.

More details about Mona and Gunnar’s work can be found here: www.yoga-sunshine.com

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 About the Course

Yin & Yang…it’s all about balance

This Yin & Yang Yoga Teacher Training is suitable for all dedicated yoga teachers, yoga practioners and bodyworkers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice, teaching and understanding of yoga and their own body, to find a more balanced approach.

We invite you to cultivate balance, harmony and freedom in your life, on and off the yoga mat. Explore the unknown and allow magic to happen. Be open for change and give yourself permission to adapt the way you practice and teach to the individual. That may mean letting go of some oft he old rules and dogmas, to create space for a practice and teaching that focuses more on how it feels rather than how it looks.

By feeling and connecting to the physical, mental and emotional sensations, you can cultivate freedom and an embodied practice. Most of you are familiar with teaching alignment principles and technical aspects of asanas after many years of teaching experience.

With this continuing education training we aim to inspire you to develop a creative and individually adapted teaching style and practice. Integrate the qualities and aspects of the 5 elements as a guide, into your teaching and practice. Qualities such as stability and being rooted (earth), creativity and going with the flow (water), transformation and courage (fire) lightness and freedom (air) and infinity and consciousness (space).

The theme of the 5 elements from the Indian tradition and the thousands of years old healing system of Ayurveda form the philosophical background for the theory and practice in the training.

With a variety of tools like Asana practice, meditation, pranayama, dance and interactive group work, we will spend time observing ourselves and others to experience and learn where elements may be out of balance (deficient or excessive energy) or where they are in balance. We will explore how different Yin and Yang practices can be applied to bring the energy in the elements back into balance.

This week is characterised by lots of practice and interactive group work and invites you to come go deeper in to contact with your body and your whole self.

You will have time to observe your thoughts, to explore sensations in body and mind and to consciously perceive your emotions without judgement. Cultivate awareness and pay attention to how it feels in the body rather than thinking about how should it look. Find joy in your practice and teaching and have freedom in movement and stillness.

We combine stillness and movement, letting go and doing in a practice of Asanas, different types of Meditation, Pranayama and Mudras and learn how dynamic, challenging Yang practice can be practiced and taught together with slow and meditative Yin practice.

Some time in silence…

A calm and silent mind is the new luxury in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This experience invites you to come in to contact with your heart, true being and the deeper aspects of life.

Silence gives you the opportunity to be in an introspective state, to go beyond the inner and outer distractions, and simply be in-tune with your heart and soul. When your inner and outer world are silent, you feel true peace and freedom.

You can tune out the world and enter into your own. Become silent and still. Be free.

Silence is a wonderful way to create space in your mind, to reduce stress and gain clarity. Take the energy you normally use for external communication and channel it inward. Silent does not always mean quiet! There are many sounds in nature which we will become aware of and listen to deeply, when we become silent.

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Yin & Yang Yoga and the 5 Elements

The principle of Yin & Yang builds the foundation for balance in the universe, nature, life and for the human being. Health means balance between Yin & Yang. Health for the physical body, the mind and the soul..

Yang Yoga: flow with the breath through inspiring, creative and dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga sequences and explore this physical challenging, strengthening and detoxifying practice.
Enjoy the dance of breath and movement flow in harmony and create the so called ‘moving meditation’. Ujjayi breathing is the soul of this flowing motion.

Yin Yoga: the gentle path to inner balance. Surrender into the slow pace and deep opening of Yin Yoga which challenges you to be in the pure presence of awareness. It combines meditation and asana in to a very deep practice. Experience deep immersion and letting go by holding an asana for a number of minutes. Direct your attention inward, listen to your inner voice, observe your thoughts, and be present. Breath, meditation and asana merge into a deep, liberating, and wholesome yoga practice.

Explore the 5 life giving elements and connect to their transformative power. Equilibrium creates harmony in nature and in ourselves.
In this training we will connect to the qualities of the 5 elements, explore and balance them. This will guide us to more Stability, Flexibility, Awareness, Lightness, Freedom and Joy of Life.

Testimonials

“Awesome asana practice with different themes, very inspiring.
I have a lot more understanding about the meridians and the difference of Yin & Yang now.” Ash, Taiwan

“I liked everything 😊. The way the information and new knowledge was explained was very clear. I feel now a lot more balanced and have a better self awareness and have a great tool to take with me to help me to stay grounded and balanced. I would love to join a 100hrs training or another 50hrs training taught by you.” – Christina, Denmark

“Amazing placeand wonderful training! You could feela very peaceful atmosphere the whole week. The trainingwas really complete, the foodwas awesome, the views from the house are amazing. I would repeat the experience” Alberto, Spain

“I liked the teacher, the trainingand location. Great instructions and conclusions during the classes, and very goodAsana classes.” Annelie, Sweden

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What’s Included

The complete 50 hours teacher training programme with yoga equipment and materials

7 nights accommodation and 3 meals per day

1 return group transfer in to Tarifa on Wednesday evening

Not included: flights and airport transfers

Subsidised airport shuttle service is available from various transport hubs

How to Get There

Airports

There are many options to arrive at the venue, which is located approx. 4km from Tarifa town. There are 4 airports within 2 hours drive. Gibraltar, Jerez, Malaga and Sevilla.

The nearest airport is Gibraltar (La Linea), which is a 40 minute drive to the venue, approx. 40km. Only flights from England come to Gibraltar.

Jerez Airport is an 80 minute drive away, approx. 120km

Malaga Airport is a 110 minute drive away, approx. 160km

Sevilla Airport is a 120 minute drive away, approx. 170km

Renting a Car

Renting a car at the airport is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the venue, starting from €70 per week. See www.rentalcars.comor www.1rentacar.comto find the cheapest option. For German speaking students www.billiger-mietwagen.de

We also recommend Autos Aguirre: La Linea (Gibraltar Airport) – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle. Malaga Airport – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle

Shuttle Bus

We run a once a day subsidised shuttle busfrom all airports and local bus stations on Saturdays or Sundays when the programme starts on a Sunday.

Route 1 – Bus leaves at 13.45 from Malaga Airport (€60 pp), at 15.00 from Gibraltar (€35 pp), at 15.30 from Algeciras Bus Station (€15 pp) and at 15.50 from Tarifa Town (€5 pp).

Route 2 – Bus leaves at 14.00 from Sevilla Airport (€65pp) and at 14.45 from Jerez Airport (€45 pp). Please enquire for further details.

Public Bus

There is also a public bus option from Malaga Airport. For further bus details check: https://www.avanzabus.com

Taxi

Normal taxi prices from each nearby transport hub are below:

Malaga Airport – €200 – Gibraltar – €70 – Algeciras Bus Station – €35 – Tarifa Bus Station – €15. Sevilla Airport – €200 – Jerez Airport – €125

Payment and Booking Conditions

Twin Room (2 people sharing) – 30% Deposit

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€387.00

 

Triple Room (3 people sharing) – 30% Deposit

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€357.00

 

Single Room (1 person only, shared bathroom) – 30% Deposit

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€435.00

 

Single Room (1 person only, private bathroom) – 30 % deposit

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€465.00

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