With the recent rise in yoga teacher training abroad, you can now find yoga courses worldwide. Even so, one of the best destinations for yoga teacher training in Europe remains sunny Spain. This European gem offers the perfect location to take a deep dive into your yoga practice, with its rich culture, warm weather, and laid-back lifestyle.
Top Yoga Teacher Training in Spain
Whether you want to be right on the beach or deep in the lush countryside, there are many fantastic options for yoga teacher training in Spain.
Starting from: $2,393
If you want to learn the authentic side of yoga without travelling to India, this is the YTT in Spain for you. The intensive 200-hour course consists of 21 jam-packed days of Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin yoga.
This yoga teacher training in Mallorca is run by Green Yoga International, an Indian yoga school with over 2000 graduates worldwide. They strongly focus on yoga philosophy, teaching various ancient yogic traditions, such as pranayama, mudra and mantra, the bandhas and the chakra energy system.
The Green Yoga Retreat Center is on the Eastern side of Mallorca. Here, you will be a 10-minute drive from some of the island’s most gorgeous beaches as well as the beautiful village of Porto Cristo. The spacious retreat centre has a swimming pool, a large yoga shala, and spa facilities. Plus, for your convenience, all your meals and drinks are included during your stay.
Starting from: $2,214
This 200-hour yoga teacher training in Marbella will teach you the foundations of the practice and prepare you to share it with others in the shortest amount of time possible. So, if time is limited, this yoga teacher training in Spain is ideal. You’ll study and practice Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa styles along with pranayama and meditation. What’s more, despite it being a short course, it covers more than just the basics as you’ll learn Qi gong, Tai Chi, Kirtan and yoga Nidra.
The training is run by The Yoga for Life Institute and is set right by the beach in Marbella. From here, you’re a stone’s throw from restaurants, markets and activities. You’ll stay in a shared pool villa, with the option for a shared or private room. Airport transfer and all meals are included during your stay, allowing you to focus solely on deepening your practice and embracing this spiritual journey.
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Starting from: $2,991
If you have an entire month available, I recommend this comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training in Barcelona by Nydum. You’ll practice asana, pranayama, and meditation every day, except Sundays, which are your free days to explore the surroundings or just unwind.
Throughout the course, you’ll have three teachers who will show you how to teach vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga and break down the anatomy and alignment of each pose. You’ll also dive into philosophy and teaching methodology and participate in various workshops, learning Acroyoga, Ayurveda, myofascial release, and more.
Your accommodation for the month is the stylish Villa Flores with a saltwater pool and a huge green garden. The centre is an hour and a half away from Barcelona in a quiet beachside location. Here, you’ll enjoy vegetarian Mediterranean meals together as a group to connect more to your peers during this life-changing experience together.
Starting from: $2,513
This 22-day intensive yoga teacher training in Tenerife focuses on classic Indian yoga and will help you deepen your personal practice and learn to share it with others, should you wish. Run by the Gayatri School of Yoga, your three guides will lead Hatha and Vinyasa practices and teach you pranayama, meditation, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and ethics.
You’ll share a room at the peaceful yoga school by the foothills of the Anaga Mountains. The school has many chill-out zones, such as a swimming pool, terrace, and gardens. This course is one of the most intensive, with days starting at 6 am and finishing at 9 pm. Therefore, if you plan to explore the beautiful island of Tenerife while here, I recommend adding a few days to the beginning or end of your stay.
Starting from: $4,780
This 29-day, 200-hour YTT is set in Gran Canaria at the Yoga Maspalomas Yoga School. The multi-style course will teach you Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga, plus meditation and pranayama techniques.
Spanning over one month, this yoga in Spain TTC is slower-paced than some of the others. You’ll have classes Monday to Friday only, with exams, homework, and some free time on the weekend.
The package includes a single room apartment, breakfast every day, and a vegetarian lunch on weekdays. In the evenings, you can explore the nearby restaurants, where you can wind down with your classmates.
Starting from: $3,320
This 200-hour YTT with Sun Salute Retreats in Alicante will give you an in-depth study of asana, anatomy, and creative sequencing focusing on dynamic vinyasa. What’s more, this course has a superb balance between learning the traditional practice and teaching in a modern-day world.
You will study the chakra system and other vital parts of the ancient philosophy but will also learn the business of yoga, including social media marketing techniques. Additionally, you’ll learn prenatal and restorative yoga, giving you the confidence to tailor the practice to anyone and everyone.
You’ll stay at a beach house in the tranquil Torre De La Horadada coastal village on the border of Alicante and Murcia. Each bungalow has a private balcony, and you can choose either a shared or private room. Food is not included in the package, but Sun Salute Retreats can prepare you vegetarian or vegan meals at an additional cost.
Starting from: $2,692
This 200-hour yoga teacher training at SYM is based on the Iyengar and Sivananda yoga methods, focusing on the chakra energy system and the traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture meridians. It is suitable for all levels and will enable you to teach confidently or simply build your own personal practice.
Besides the daily asana practice, you’ll learn philosophy and psychology, pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques, and some essential shiatsu bodywork. The days don’t start until 8 am, so this is an excellent course for those who are not early birds.
You’ll stay as a group in a large villa, where you can choose shared or private accommodation. All meals are included, and you’ll have free time to go to the beach once a week and explore the traditional village of Cervera del Maestre, which is just 16km from Benicarlo.
Starting from: $3,949
These 4 weeks in the stunning Costa del Sol will provide you with a peaceful, natural environment to learn the Ashtanga Primary Series in-depth and the philosophy behind the poses. You’ll also study various pranayama techniques and different approaches to meditation. The course is suitable for all levels, so even if you’re not that familiar with Ashtanga yoga, the hands-on teaching of Ashtanga Yoga Inspiration will have you feeling fully supported.
The retreat is 20 kilometres east of Málaga at a beautiful villa with a yoga shala and kitchen. From here, you’ll have stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Andalusian hills. Brunch and dinner are included every day, consisting of vegetarian superfoods, fuelling your body for optimum performance.
Starting from: $4,308
This 200-hour Alicante teacher training consists of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin and includes free time and guided mountain hikes on the weekends. Therefore, it’s a fantastic option for anyone who wants to learn at a slower pace and have the chance to enjoy the lush Spanish countryside that is on your doorstep here.
Aside from learning to teach, this YTT in Spain facilitates a deep transformational journey, where all attendees are asked to observe silence from 9 pm to 10:30 am every day. The days start at 7:30 am with pranayama and end at 9 pm with a chanting session. Saturdays are your free days to explore or join the guided walks, and Sundays feature special workshops.
Your accommodation for the month is at the countryside retreat center in Alicante, where you will have a private room and ensuite bathroom. Three plant-based meals are included every day, plus organic coffee, tea, fruits, and snacks.
Starting from: $2,632
This 21-day yoga training in Malaga by Spirit of Yoga focuses on yoga’s therapeutic and healing aspects. You’ll dive into restorative yoga, breath awareness, and pranayama and learn how these practices promote relaxation. You’ll also deconstruct the alignment of the poses and will finish the course with the skills and confidence to instruct a restorative yoga class safely and effectively.
In this course, you’ll learn about yoga philosophy by studying the sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita. You’ll also have classes that look at the practical modern-day elements of teaching, such as setting up your own yoga business.
The schedule is more relaxed than some 200-hours courses, with the morning class beginning at 9:30 am, so you can enjoy a lay-in or go for an early morning walk. The day finishes at 6:30 pm, so you’ll have the evening to yourself too. While here, you’ll stay in a shared or private room in a cottage with incredible views of the Tejada mountain.
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