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 have completed a 200-hour training and would now like to develop their teaching skills further, deepen and intensify their understanding of the knowledge gained previously, and gain additional insight into the spiritual science of yoga.
The 500-hour program will run alongside the 200-hour Intensive Teacher Training, and as such you will act in the role of mature student, able to support and advise the less experienced trainees. You will therefore be working very closely with Lara and Nadine, thus acquiring the practical, pedagogic and psychological skills to guide students through stressful and pressurized situations.
Course Content & Accreditation:
The content of the course will be a further development and deepening of your understanding of the history, philosophy and application of yoga. In order to substantiate your knowledge of Quantum Yoga, you will be expected to further explore the teachings of Ayurveda and the significance of Quantum physics in the framework of asana-vinyasa, pranayama and meditation practice. There will be a chance to recap the subjects covered in the previous courses (see 200-hour TT content), and thus expand your knowledge on these from a solid foundation. You will be expected to develop from simply taking in information to now displaying the skill of clearly and succinctly imparting it to others, as well as relating it back to and integrating it into the realm of asana teaching. Thus part of the 500-hour course work will include a lecture prepared by you on a chosen subject. This may then also form your subject for a written thesis of 5000 words. You will be expected to have prepared an outline proposal for your final paper, which will be written after completion of the course (final submission date is 14th December 2021).
The assessment on the 500-hour course will consist of a written preparatory outline with handouts, to be approved by Lara, followed by the actual teaching of the class. The structure will need to follow the Quantum Yoga Grouping and Sequencing laws. There will have to be an explanation of the Assessment methodology, as informed by Ayurvedic principles. The sequence will have to have a clear theme, a peak pose (if appropriate), as well as the application of linking mechanisms beyond half-vinyasas.
Over and above the 200-hour classes, all of which the 500-hour trainees will attend, there will be an additional Practicum before the main morning asana-vinyasa class, as well our own Q&A session before the lectures in the afternoon. There will be regular meetings with Lara to review the study, practice and events of the course, in order to clarify their relevance and significance, preparing the 500-hour students’ ability to construct and execute their own elaborate yoga programs in the future.
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 €4950 (sharing) or €5595 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 quoted below include all teaching and assessment, the essential Quantum Yoga book, accommodation, all 3 meals and afternoon tea & snacks, Sunday study trips, 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.