Ibiza wellness: Spirit Body Yoga Ibiza – On-island Yoga Teacher Training Courses

Spirit Body Yoga Ibiza – led by renowned yoga instructors Nora Belton and Kirana Stover – has been leading Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training courses in Ibiza for many years. Catering to those with a desire to become a professional teacher, in addition to those seeking to deepen their personal practices, there are two study options available in 2016/2017: an intensive 200-hour residential immersion in English undertaken in just under four weeks and a six-month (on weekends throughout winter) non-residential course in Spanish.

The 200-hour residential immersion Sivananda style YTTC takes place from November 10 until December 5, 2016 at the beautiful Ibiza Perspectives retreat centre in Santa Eulalia. The cost is 2860€ per student and includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up and course manual, in addition to the incredible training experiences, workshops, education and more.

Throughout the intensive block period of training, students receive an abundance of confidence-building personal attention, working on developing and refining techniques, alignment and professional qualities. Studies include the eight limbs of classical yoga; an introduction to the Yoga Sutra, Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita; applied anatomy and physiology; an introduction to Ayurveda and massage; daily chanting and meditation; Karma yoga; field work, and of course, ample teaching practice.

Home for the duration is a beautiful finca, where students experience traditional Ashram-style living and receive ongoing support and encouragement from a team of graduates and visiting teachers. It is here you can truly disconnect from the world outside, delve deeper within yourself and explore your relationship to the practice. Vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared each day, by onsite chefs, giving you ongoing sustenance to fuel the mind, body and soul alike. With just 13 spaces available on the course, plus very limited drop-in opportuntis, you will always be able to retreat for some valuable self-reflection time when needed and yet never feel alone.

Above and beyond the YTTC experience, students receive free time to explore the beautiful island of Ibiza, as it switches from the famous summer season into the chilled out, blissful autumn period. Ibiza Perspectives is just a five-minute walk to the tranquil beach of Playa Niu Blau and ten minutes to the centre of the town of Santa Eulalia and also features stunning Mediterranean gardens and a swimming pool (yes, it’s often still that warm in autumn!) in which to while away the hours between practice, studies and sleep!

An alternate option to study has been designed for island residents, switching the YTTC format to weekend-only attendance throughout winter, spread across 13 weekends between October 29, 2016 and April 30, 2017. The course, taught in Spanish, takes place from 8am until 4pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the period and is 1800€ per student and features the same intensive training and experiences as the residential immersion, in the Saraswati Space yoga studio in Santa Eulalia, meaning you can sink back into the comfort of your own home each night after your training before resuming your regular routine throughout the week.

Upon successful completion of these courses, each students receive a certificate that is registered with the renowned Yoga Alliance and can opt for the RYT 200 designation. Contact noraibiza@yahoo.com or call +34 696 229 644 for more details and to book your place.

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