Yoga Alliance Accredited
Quantum Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Ibiza, Spain
17 October – 14 November 2021
The one-month Intensive Yoga Teacher Training on Ibiza will run from Sunday 17 October to Sunday 14 November 2021. It will be held at Prana Ibiza, a stunning retreat venue in the east of the island, not far from Santa Eularia. Lara Baumann, founder of Quantum Yoga, will be running the course, co-taught by experienced 500-hr Quantum Yoga teacher Nadine Bader. Dr Matthew Clark will be lecturing on various specialized subjects from Samkya philosophy and sadhu culture to Tantra and basic Sanskrit.
The course will be held in English, but Nadine and Lara speak fluent German, Lara also has very good French and Spanish skills, so if you are not a native English-speaker, translation can be offered where questions arise.
Suitability for the teacher training:
The Teacher Training is suitable for those who want to embark on a career as a yoga teacher, teachers who would like to improve their current skills, as well as yogis who simply would like to deepen their understanding and improve their practice. Trainees often start as students and then decide to dedicate themselves more seriously to the study, investigation and propagation of yoga. Some have had experience elsewhere and have reached a level where they feel ready to consider teaching. Others may have no intention of leaving their current work, but simply want to develop the knowledge and ability to confidently guide others in this rewarding practice.
Course Content & Accreditation:
The Intensive Teacher Training is 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited (see yogaalliance.org for more information). It will cover all aspects of Yoga along with detailed instruction in the Quantum Method and how to teach it. Study of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, will result in an understanding of how this informs not only the emphasis in one’s yoga practice, but also the effects of such life-style choices as food, recreational activities, creams and massage oils, etc. We will explore the roots of the yoga tradition, learning about its history within the socio-cultural context of India from ancient times to the present day, as well as its links to other mystical traditions and its role internationally today. Students will learn about a variety of systems and styles. Using the Quantum Method of Yoga, apprentices will eventually gain the ability to assess what practice is appropriate for themselves and their prospective students and learn how to creatively construct balanced flowing vinyasa yoga sequences. As Quantum advocates vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) as a primary mode of practice, most asana classes will be of a dynamic nature. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation practice will also form a daily part of the practice.
There will be a variety of modules covering such themes as Anatomy and Physiology, Adjustments, Therapeutic Yoga, Post and Pre-Natal Yoga, Yoga for Children, Asana names, groupings and sequencing techniques, ancient scriptures such as the Vedas and Upanishads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Tantra etc. Where applicable out-of-house specialists will run the modules.
Teaching will be both practical and theoretical on a group and individual basis, and there is a requirement for you to spend your own time reading and keeping a yoga diary. We will work to a full and exciting schedule: all teaching and assessment will take place at Prana and you will then have until 14th December 2021 to submit your 2,500 word essay which will complete your training and qualify you for registration.
Your home for the teacher training:
The retreat will take place at Prana Ibiza, situated in the campo (countryside), but not far from the lovely town of Santa Eularia. The Villa and its amenities, which include a swimming pool, a yogashala, a large covered patio, gardens and forest, are located in an exquisite spot of beautiful countryside. We are passionate about nutrition, so the food will be healthy, delicious, where possible organic and locally sourced, as well as copious. Lara lives on Ibiza and has been coming since 2002, so she knows the best massage therapists, healers and other specialists, and can easily arrange villa visits.
The delicious and healthy food on the course will be largely, although not exclusively, vegetarian, while individual dietary requirements will be taken into account. Our talented chef Abel grows and sells his own vegetables, so he will be using a lot of produce straight from his land, often harvested the same day you will eat it! The 2019 trainees absolutely loved his cooking and his kind, relaxed and unimposing presence. Catering for groups involved in spiritual practice, Abel ensures that meals compliment and enhance the yoga experience, whilst leaving the group delighted and fully sated. Check him out on Instagram: @abelsudacov
The cost is €3950 (sharing) or €4595 for your own room. All rooms have their own ensuite bathroom, comfortable beds and for the most part their own outdoor space, either in the form of a balcony, roof terrace, patio or veranda. These course fees include all teaching and assessment, the essential Quantum Yoga book, accommodation, all 3 meals and afternoon tea & snacks (only breakfast on the 3 free Sundays), transfers and of course a celebratory end of training event. Prices are quoted in Euros, but payment can equally be made in US dollars or pounds sterling (xe.com is good for currency conversion).
If you are interested, please let us know as soon as possible. We will send you an interview form, which will give you both the opportunity to confirm your suitability for and interest in the program. Participants are limited to 15.
Once you have been offered a spot we would require 20% payment to hold it; the remainder of the balance will then need to be paid in full six weeks before the start of the course (5th September 2021) unless otherwise agreed, which would depend on your personal circumstance.