Spain Yoga Teacher Training

Spain Yoga Teacher Training

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Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Spain Yoga 
Teacher Training at the Suryalila Retreat Centre located heart of the Spanish Andalucian Hills ~ this Centre is ideal to nurture Your Journey.

Accredited with Yoga Alliancethe Spain Yoga Teacher Training program certifies  graduates as  200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.


Spain Yoga Teacher Training | Program Guide

The following is your guide to the Spain Yoga Teacher Training Program. 

Location | Suryalila Retreat Centre

Our Spain Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre.

We invite you Suryalila, 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. They 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 allows for one to feel open and serene.

The houses on the property are tastefully furnished and decorated with careful attention to detail. Every room is uniquely beautiful with Feng Shui.

Suryalila exudes elegance and serenity. Perfect for your Spain Yoga Teacher Training.

Daily Schedule

Your Spain Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.

Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.

Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!

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“On Day 1 of the Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”

spain yoga teacher trainingAll Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. Please ensure that your flight arrives not later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of the program. The taxi takes approximately 75 minutes from the airport, so please ensure you have ample time. Students often opt to arrive a night earlier, or take an overnight flight to ensure they are in Spain with ample time to spare.

Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy

Application Fee
$125 Canadian Dollars
due & payable upon submission of Application

Program Fees
$4,475 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: double | shared accommodation with shared bath, OR Quad (4 person) dormitory room with shared bath, meals, program tuition, all course materials, certificate & documentation administration for graduation   

Due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option.
Double, Shared Rooms & 4 Person, Dormitory Rooms will be assigned based on the order applications are received.  All Double, Shared Rooms will be issued to first applicants.  No discounts apply for Dormitory Occupancy.

Payment Dates
$1,800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email

$2,675 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of 
program (processed to credit card on file)

* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees

* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax

* all Fees are listed & payable in Canadian Dollars Convert Your Currency


Refund & Payment Policy

Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours.  We don’t believe in “fine print”!


“Bottom Line… What will the Spain Yoga Teacher Training cost?”

spain yoga teacher trainingThe total amount charged is $4,830 Canadian Dollars – this includes fees (as listed above) & taxes.

The additional expenses you will incur will be for Airfare & Land Transport. As students are coming from all over the globe, the costs for these will be relative to where you are coming from.

“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”

This is an Intensive Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Spain Yoga Teacher Training.

“Why do you request a Deposit for the Spain Yoga Teacher Training?”

The Deposit requested is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once received, and long before the full fees are paid, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program. A student who has committed their intention to the us, deserves our commitment in return.

Accommodation Type

spain yoga teacher trainingDue to space limitations at the Centre, there is no Single Occupancy option.  The following are the rooms we have allocated for our Students:

Double, Shared Rooms (with shared bath) ~ see description
4 Person (Quad), Dormitory Rooms (with shared bath) ~ see description

These will be assigned based on the order applications are received.  All Double, Shared Rooms will be issued to first applicants.  No discounts apply for Dormitory Occupancy.  No requests may be made for room type.  Rooms are not assigned until 2 weeks prior to program start date.

Remember that you are in your room for so little of the time, mainly for sleeping, that we always remind students that in order to keeps costs low we try to find the best options for the group but also keeping cost in mind.  The Centre uses these options on a regular basis for retreats and trainings, and we are certain that you will be pleasantly surprised.

Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements

spain yoga teacher trainingOur Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Spain Yoga Teacher Training.  It is important that each prospective student review the details.

For the Spain Yoga Teacher Training, course materials will be delivered to you (via courier) before the program begins. 

Number of Students Per Session

Your Spain Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 16 Students!  

It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.  

Unique Benefits

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Your Spain Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.

View the Unique Benefits of our programming.

Meet Your Teachers

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Your Spain Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!

Learn More About Your Teachers ~ View Bios

Common Questions

spain yoga teacher trainingReview the most Common Questions we receive about our Spain Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.


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Are my Accommodations & Meals included?

Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.


Are there official Evaluations & Examinations?

YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.


Do I Automatically Graduate if I Attend?

No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.

At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.

It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.


Are Tips or Gratuities required from Students?

The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List.  Please Review.


I would like to bring along a family member or friend to my training ~ Is that an option?

The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.

At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.

We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.


Is there time for other activities during my stay?

We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.


Closest Bank Machine?

We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival.  Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly. 

Come prepared!


Are special dietary needs accommodated?

Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.

The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.

When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.


Weather ~ if I am coming in the winter will I still be comfortable?

Join us any time of the year and you will be amazed! The Centre is completely winterized to ensure comfort. 


I have problems sleeping. How will this work with sharing a room?

All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.

We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.


Wi-Fi & Cellular Service?

Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.

Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.

During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use.   There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along.  When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!  :-)

We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.  


Do I need my Yoga Mat?

Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.


Is this just for people wanting to teach Yoga?

No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!


Why do you charge the Canadian Taxes?

We are a Canadian Company and as such are governed by the tax laws of Canada. Regardless of where the program is, we are required, by law, to charge the Goods & Services Tax as this program is considered a service.


Is the water safe to drink?

Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.

Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.


Will Coffee be available?

Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.


Are the fees truly all inclusive?

Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.


Will I need an electrical adaptor?

All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.

If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.


Is this the initial training for Yoga Teachers?

Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.

When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes.  Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.


Is Age an issue?

Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.

If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!


What if I am new to Yoga?

Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!


When I leave the program, will I be able to teach public classes?

Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.


Do I need to be fluent in English?

We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).


I am Canadian, will I receive a T2202?

No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.

The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.


Policy on alcohol, smoking & drug use?

We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.  

Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas.  If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.  

NOTE:  Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities.  Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.

All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!


Arrival Logistics

spain yoga teacher trainingSpain is easily accessible from most anywhere in the world. 

Students will fly into either Malaga Airport, Seville Airport or Jerez de la Frontera Airport. From the airport you will need to PRE-ARRANGE your transport to the Centre (approximately 1 hour transit).  Review the details on getting here provided by Suryalila.

Once we are within 8 weeks of the program start, we will ask you to confirm your flight details. All Students are required to be on-site by 4pm of Day 1 of the Program.

When considering flight options, please ensure your flight does not arrive later than 2:00pm on Day 1 of Program. Your departing flight should be scheduled for after 12:0opm on Departure Day.

Please DO NOT book flights for your Spain Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.

Ready To Apply?

When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Spain Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:

STEP 1:  Apply On-Line

STEP 2:  Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)

STEP 3:  Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance


Ready to Apply?  Apply for Your Spain Yoga Teacher Training

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Spain Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Matters

Now that you have reviewed the administrative details, here is some specific information on practical matters when travelling for your Spain Yoga Teacher Training.

What To Bring

When you travel for your Spain Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! You don’t need much to enjoy this fabulous landscape!

Spain Packing List

* laundry is NOT available on-site, so please come prepared


* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)

* yoga mat

* bug spray | after-bite solution

* good walking shoes | sandals

* beach towel

* small, thin towel for meditation

* travel adapter

* swimsuit

* sleeping eye patch

* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)

* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)

* sunscreen

* alarm clock

* camera

* copy of travel insurance

* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)

* flashlight & batteries (mandatory – you will need this in the evenings)spain yoga teacher training

* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement)

* long sleeve shirts for evenings | short sleeve for day-time

* long & short pants

* money (Euros) | ATM is NOT easily accessible

* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)

* travel first aid kit

* sun glasses

* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings

* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)

* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time

* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)

* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)

* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)

Tipping | Gratuity

A total of 20 Euros is the standard amount of gratuity expected from Students attending a program at Suryalila. If you wish to provide an additional amount for exceptional service from a staff member, it is at your discretion. Students can provide this to the Staff on departure day or the evening before.

Viva España

Spain has so much to offer everyone who visits! Regardless, of what you enjoy doing, this country’s rich history and amazing geography will INSPIRE you!

Created by the wonderful family at Suryalila, this video will give you an idea as to the energy and the space.  

We invite to to join us in Spain for an experience of a lifetime and the beginning of a new journey!

How Can We Help?

Still Have Questions about the Spain Yoga Teacher Training? Our Teacher Training Centre is here to assist as you consider joining us for the Spain Yoga Teacher Training.  We are available 7 days a week, so please connect spain yoga teacher trainingwith us and let us know how we can help!

We want to ensure that the Spain Yoga Teacher Training program is truly the program that reflects what you are seeking!

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Training Dates



April 2 – 17, 2016
Co-Lead Teachers
Camellia Rumball & Ally Potrebka

November 26 – December 11, 2016
Co-Lead Teachers
Camelli Rumball & Emily Kane

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