Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:54

Why is SLEEP HYGIENE so important?

Recently on a UK news broadcast it transpired that the children of today have developed real problems with their sleeping routine. Many hours are being lost through inefficient sleep habits, to the point where children are even being given melatonin as a means to correct their poor sleep hygiene!!  It is thought that melatonin for medicinal purposes is not even suitable for people aged under 55. 

Today we are blessed with so many ingenious gadgets such as laptops, tablets, kindles and mobile phones etc. but with these privileges come the side effect of glaring blue screens affecting our eyes and our brains, usually right up to the moment our faces hit the pillow- it is not uncommon nowadays for people to be on their devices at bedtime, right up to the very second they go to sleep!

The sleep of a big percentage of the population of children whose sleep is being poorly managed, can be massively improved by introducing simple sleep hygiene practice by their parents. 

Adults need sleep hygiene too, and so many of our yoga students at YogaShala Ibiza also come to us with sleep problems.  Why is it that people- particularly young people in their teens and twenties- are not being given these basic life skills when it’s so important?  We learn things, we go to school, we go to classes, but we need these basic life skills and it seems that they’ve just been sidelined and assumed as something that you naturally pick up- however they´re not. 

If you have children between eight and 18, the chances are you’ve heard of the multiplayer online shooter Fortnite: Battle Royale.

There is a great deal of concern about the game Fortnite and how compulsive some games have become and that self-discipline is very difficult to exercise by children.

Furthermore, if you get into a habit of poor sleep, it affects your whole life!  Fortunately, the remedies really are quite simple, we don’t need to go to melatonin, which in my opinion seems to be just blindly reaching for the first thing, which a lot of my students are doing- just googling it, hearing about it, buying it and taking it, it’s not the correct way to go about it.  It needs more planning, more thought and more care.  It needs a certain discipline, and because discipline has become such a dirty word, we need help and guidance to discipline ourselves!  We need help before things spiral out of control and sleep deprivation can trigger other issues. 

So there are certain techniques that we can learn for relaxation, for mindfulness and for sleep hygiene.  We will talk more about these on our holidays and during our teacher training courses. To learn more join us in Ibiza and contact us here at www.yogashalaibiza.com

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:19

Recent Reviews for our Teacher Training Courses

Recent Reviews for our Teacher Training Courses

Dana is a dynamic yoga and sports enthusiast, passionated about living a healthy lifestyle and ispiring people to find their own balance and happiness.
Offering yoga classes for groups as well as individual classes. Additionally special events for charity fundraising and private/public events.
In 2016 Dana completed her 200 hrs yoga teacher training at Shala Ibiza with Jacqueline Purnell. Ever since she has worked as a yoga teacher in Spain, Indonesia and Switzerland. Besides teaching yoga she is currently a student. When she was 18 she first left her home to live in Australia for 7 months. During this time she has launched her first Fundraiser run with friend of hers where we run 243km in only 12 days and fundraised for Alzheimer's Australia. Yoga was already a big part of her life by that time. It always supported her sporty activities and enriched her high intensity training. In march 2016 she ran her first Marathon in Barcelona. She sees yoga as a spiritual and physical enrichment to achieve her goals in live. Dana has travelled and lived abroad many times and got inspired by many different yoga teachers such as Sydney, Hong Kong, Barcelona and Indonesia.
Besides Hatha yoga she has knowledge in practicing Bikram, Ashtanga and Power yoga.
Dana Muller

His intensive course has given me tools and the confidence to teach and awakened an interest to learn so much more. Jacqueline created an atmosphere which brought us together as a group, motivated us and encouraged us to support one another - I feel I have made friends for life!
Karen Kileen

I have had a brilliant 3 weeks at Yogashala. I felt appreciated, supported and encouraged as an individual and this has greatly boosted my confidence. The trainer took the time to give me some advice to improve on my own personal practise which was much appreciated. Also i needed some extra practise teaching and this was provided which was very helpful for my professional development. I spent an amazing three weeks with amazing people that i feel lucky to have met and i was sad when it came to an end. I would definitely return there to do the pregnancy and postnatal course and my Advanced teacher training. The setting is beautiful and the meals were delicious. The activities were fun and I learnt so much about yoga. I came on the course to develop my own personal practise but instead have come away and am now working on a career in yoga. It was an experience im deeply thankful for.
Kayleigh Alexia Eden
5 out of 5 stars
Astrid Mangeng on Jun 02, 2016

The course is excellent in terms of practical teaching skills and experience - being exposed to teaching rapidly, and to teaching external attendees for classes right away is fantastic. The clear focus on safety and alignment will also absolutely stand me in good stead going forwards. It is clear that the leader of the course is tremendously experienced and knowledgeable in the field and she responded really well to the overall feedback from the group as the course went along as well edited.
Carla Hobart 2016
Christina Mayer on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
My experience at Yogashala Ibiza far exceeded my expectations. Jacqueline is a fun and warm and competent teacher, and I feel ready to teach and ready to further my yoga education thanks to her. Strongly recommend, five stars, amazing, brilliant-thank you!
Lynn Ramsson

My experience at Yogashala Ibiza far exceeded my expectations. Jacqueline is a fun and warm and competent teacher, and I feel ready to teach and ready to further my yoga education thanks to her. Strongly recommend, five stars, amazing, brilliant-thank you!
Raoul Defant

Yogashala Ibiza’s 300-hour advanced teacher-training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, and to teach with greater skill, than could reasonably be expected of an RYT 200.
5 out of 5 = To a great extent.
Jona 2015

5 out of 5stars
Ivy 2015

5 out of 5stars
Julie Hanson on Sep 16, 2015

A Perfect Combination of Practical and Theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and Class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable.
Anna 2015 Prenatal Course

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Happy Easter!

Semana Santa on Ibiza

It’s Easter weekend already, its around 20°C all weekend long and everyone is relaxed for the holiday. Here is a photo of me enjoying the rays at the beach today (whilst reading up on my Yoga postures!) and an example of one of the beautiful little churches on the island where the locals will be celebrating. From me and everyone at YogaShala Ibiza to wherever you are right now – we wish you a very happy weekend filled with friends, family and fun. (And hopefully see you in Ibiza soon!)

Yoga Classes IbizaThis morning I went to Leanna’s Vinyasa Flow class at Galleria Elefante. I loved the fluid style of her class and she opened up with some beautiful words to bring ourselves into our bodies and in the moment. It is so important before any kind of exercise to take a couple of minutes out to really centre yourself, and be mindful of what you are about to do. Movement linked with coordinated breathing can be so healing; whether this be lifting weights, swimming, going for a run or doing a lovely yoga class. To make the most out of the time in your day that you dedicate to your body it is worth closing your eyes for a few minutes before and beginning to become aware of your breath.

Leanna warmed us up really nicely by a short sequence of moving to Plank pose on the inhale, and back to Downward Dog on the exhale. Doing this repeatedly four or five times really warms up the core, arms, shoulders, legs – it gets it all really! This quickly got a bit harder moving on to Tiger pose (Chakravakasana) where you are on all fours, lifting one leg up and trying to reach back for it – a particularly challenging pose for balance. Although don’t try this one at home reaching back with the arm, it can be very wobbly! Just lifting the leg up behind you is okay. We then were guided gently through a heart-pumping flow involving challenging lunges and my favourite Half-Monkey pose (Ardha Hanamunasana). There were some standing splits, Side Planks, Upward Planks and Warrior II’s mixed in there, overall creating a good amount of internal body heat for a satisfying class.

Chakravakasana Ardha Hanamunasana

What I found really interesting about the class however, was that Leanna spoke about the concept of an ‘easy’ pose – and how people tend misconceive Staff pose (Dandasana) as a simple posture, and it certainly looks it from the animation that I’ve drawn here. But should we ever think of a posture in yoga as ‘easy’? If we tell ourselves it is a rest then we may relax our muscles more into it which could be beneficial, but in fact most people in this picture need to really activate the feet and actively contract their leg muscles in order to main internal rotation to keep the legs from falling open. The spine needs to be kept long, the thigh muscles need to be drawn up, the chest open, and the tailbone drawn down to lengthen the hamstrings. And if you’re feeling really confident about this posture – raise your arms up with the palms facing each other shoulder-distance apart, making it even more challenging. Staff pose is actually the basis for all seated postures (Asanas) and B.K.S. Iyengar says that it reduces fat around the waistline, tones the kidneys and is good for bloating due to gas – pretty good for just an ‘easy’ posture if you ask me.

Dandasana

A well deserved Child’s pose (Balasana) came at the end, and whilst we rested our foreheads on the floor at the end of this difficult series Leanna spoke about concentrating on the parts of us touching the mat, to be mindful and thoughtful. Breathing exercises can act as a really simple, nice meditation to quiet the mind and finish off or start a yoga class.

Yoga IbizaBut moving away from all these technical Yogi terms – at the very end before Savasana, we lay on our backs and extended all four limbs up to the ceiling as Leanna told us to shake them around as if they weren’t attached to our bodies, or like an upside down beetle trying to get up. This was great fun! I could feel my blood fizzing through my arms and legs as we finally lay to rest. Throughout the class from start to finish Leanna’s words were so beautiful and eloquent, her choice of postures so fluid and inspiring, and this got me thinking – how on earth will I say something as inspiring as this in my own classes when I qualify in only a few weeks time? How will I create such a lovely sequence in a unique way?

Luckily I got a bit of time with Leanna after the class to get some Yogi career advice on all of this. She told me what I need to do is jump right in there after finishing my 200-hour course to get in the flow – the trick is to get the first few nerve-wrecking classes over and done with, under your belt so that the experience is there. Leanna mentioned that she still gets nervous before any class that she teaches, and is always wanting to know more never feeling like she is ‘done’ with Yoga education – but also said that this is the sign of a good teacher, always wanting to improve themselves for the benefit of their students. She said that all I need to do is find my unique selling point as a teacher, what kind of class I want to give, and just start without hesitation. Great advice that I was so grateful for – now off to brainstorm ideas…

You can catch Leanna’s Vinyasa Flow class with Yoga Shala Ibiza at 11:15am on Thursdays at La Galleria Elefante.

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Yoga Classes Ibiza

It’s my second full day on the island and just thinking about it everything has happened so fast already! I gave up my tenancy of my flat in the UK only a week ago, put everything into storage, packed up my car, and headed off to follow my dream of becoming a yoga teacher in Ibiza.

Time goes in a special kind of way on this island – it seems to be much more fluid and relaxed than back home. This morning I did my own yoga practice alone before the sun came up, which was wonderful. I love to be in a class having corrections from teachers and experiencing the energies of other people, but my home-practice is my sort of guilty pleasure. I think it is important to do your own practice in between classes to keep your body agile, to remember what you’ve learnt in previous classes, and to really get to know your own body in the stillness and quiet that comes with being alone. B.K.S. Iyengar in his book Light on Yoga said, “It is only through the mirror of yoga that the whole of man reflects to know himself.

At the end of this class I put my palms together, bowed my head, closed my eyes and said the words ‘Namaste’ . And that got me thinking, why do I do that? Why do we all do that at the end of a yoga class? And do we have to be ‘spiritual’ in order to say it?

In short – I think the answer is no, we don’t need to be spiritual to say this. In Hinduism Namaste means ‘I bow to the divine in you.’, but it really is just a concept of how to respectfully greet another person. In fact - when I worked in a yoga studio in London one of our clients refused to believe that it wasn’t just ‘Have-a-nice-day’ spoken really fast!

Namaste (spoken ‘nah-mas-tay’) may just be one word, but the meaning behind it is explained through a whole phrase. ‘Nama’ means to bow, ‘as’ means I , and ‘te’ means you – so literally it means ‘I bow to you’. It is done at the end of a yoga class to sort of bridge the gap between teacher and student, bringing a nice energetic union when the mind is less active and the atmosphere more peaceful. Some of my friends have commented how they would feel embarassed to say it at the end of a class as they don’t feel they are a true ‘yogi’ – but anyone can say it without any beliefs or knowledge behind it, it is purely a nice greeting.

A nice explanation that I found of Namaste is here:

My soul honours your soul.
I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.
I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me.
In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.
All of this form just one word! What a beautiful way to end each and every class.

After this home-practice I spent the rest of the day organising myself for the work that I’ll be doing here. I ate my lunch on Talamanca beach and took in some wonderful Mediterranean rays before a meeting with Jacqueline, the YogaShala Ibiza founder, in Santa Gertrudis. Jacqueline totally got me for April Fool’s today as she got me believing that the Bougainvillaea bushes on Ibiza were moving around at night, which we both found hilarious.

There are so many exciting things that we’re doing as a company over the next few months – free classes at the Garden of Joy over the May period, the Detox Holidays, the Pregnancy and Post-Natal Module and the 200-hour Teacher Training that I’ll be on.

I feel so lucky for Jacqueline to have taken me on, and feel blessed to be able to share my journey through these blogs with our readers. Jacqueline has so much knowledge about yoga from years of learning, and I feel like I am ‘downloading’ her amazing information into my mind – how fortunate am I! The meeting was all talk of new posters, leaflets, newsletters and website changes.
So watch this space – we’re about to get busy!

Talking of getting busier - it is amazing to see how each day that passes the roads get a bit busier, there are more people out, the shop owners are sprucing up their places with a splash of paint, the beach clubs are preparing their outside seating areas, new umbrellas and signs go up – the island is preparing for the high season to come and the feeling of summer is beginning to vibrate through every place, person and thing.

Namaste
Ally
1st April 2015

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Yoga Alliance 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Course

Become a Yoga Alliance 500 Registered Yoga Teacher and stand out from the crowd!

 Yoga Alliance 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Course

(NEW) Week long Modules to complete the 300 Hour Advanced TTC running through the winter months

FROM £3995.00 INCLUSIVE

In a sea of 200-hour graduates, it’s important to make yourself stand out from the crowd. More and more employers are searching for yoga teachers who have advanced level qualifications. We all know that when it comes to yoga the learning never ends; but by holding a 500-hour designation you show yourself to be a teacher with a difference. Our advanced training programme delivers 300 hours of higher level yoga training. These hours are added to your existing 200-hour certification, and allow you to become registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500. This residential course takes place in Ibiza at The Garden of Joy. “Yogashalaibiza" is Yoga Alliance USA registered which means on successful completion of the 300 Hour intensive you can join Yoga Alliance as a registered 500 Hour teacher. All you have to do is simply mail in a copy of your Yogashala Ibiza certificate with their RYT500 application form and the correct fees upon successful completion of this course. Yoga Alliance is internationally recognised, therefore you will be able to teach anywhere in the world.

Price includes shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma if Course is fulfilled and a light brunch of Muesli and fruit at the Garden of Joy every day except your free days and arrival and departure days. The light brunch and Dinner are prepared using the finest available ingredients, including home-grown organic produce.

Securing a place on the Teacher Training Course

If you would like to secure a place on the teacher training course above you will be required to attend a phone interview with the Course Leader Jacqueline Purnell.

The interview will be informal and will ascertain your suitability for the Course. Upon your selection for the Course the initial investment of £395 is required to confirm your place which is non-returnable and non-refundable. On receipt you will receive your information pack with full details of the course. Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.

The further investment is required at the latest 8 weeks prior to commencement of the Course which again is non-returnable and non-refundable. Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer. 500 hour students must provide scanned copies of their 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate at the latest 8 weeks in advance of the start date.

Accommodation

Yoga Alliance 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training CourseAccommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated 10-15 minutes walk from our centre with a local supermarket, a beach, shops and cafes close by. All rooms have bathroom with shower facilities.

Single rooms are available on application for a supplement of £1560 this has to be paid for in advance and cannot be altered after arrival date.

What's not included

Insurance, flights and transfers to our venue are not included in the cost of the course.

All other meals apart from the light brunch of Muesli and fruit at the Garden of Joy every day except your free days and arrival and departure days.

Additional fees for the online component of the Pre-Course assignments.

Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer.

We recommend that you book your flight as early as possible. Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap flights. If you need help in finding a flight please contact us.

Taxi transfers from the airport to our centre cost approximately €30 each way.

A Purer Kind of Zeal: Notes on My Return to the Garden of Joy

Lynn RWhen I went back to the Garden of Joy just two weeks after completing my 200 hour foundation course in May 2016, I knew I would again be able to enjoy the sounds of the sea, excellent company and conversation, and of course, many hours of restorative yoga practice.

I had decided to return to the Garden to begin working on hours towards my advanced certification. Back in May, Jacqueline had invited my cohort to consider continuing our training and to pursue the 500 certification with her in Ibiza, and even before I had completed my initial 200 hours, I had committed. Two weeks later, I flew back to Ibiza and settled in to a happily familiar routine.

Though I did expect to experience similar calm and similar satisfaction as when I had previously immersed myself in this world, I did not expect to feel so overwhelmed by the unexpected rewards of applying my newly acquired knowledge so soon after completing the 200 hour course.

Exponential growth means that something is increasing, at a constantly growing rate. This phrase is the only way to describe my learning process during my most recent days at Yogashala Ibiza. So much of what I had learned in May felt fresh and new, but somehow firmly fixed, and everything was just as relevant and exciting as when I first learned the material, if not even more so.

I heard myself clearly explaining concepts that had previously seemed opaque, and I found myself teaching vinyasa style sequences with a confidence and depth of understanding that felt permanent. I mentored a teaching trainee with a different type of enthusiasm for this life, a purer kind of zeal, than I had experienced back in May. 

In May, we spent a lot of time discussing the eight limbs of yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and back then, my focus was on memorizing the Sanskrit in preparation for my final exam. Now, after spending just a few illuminating days back in the Garden, Niyama means something completely different to me. Soucha, santosha, tapas, swadyaya, and ishwara prandhana all mean something deeper, more authentic and personal to me--all this realization over the course of just a few days. No longer are the five observances of Niyama, the personal code of conduct, merely a distant, ancient notion.

I look forward to my future, simultaneously excited and peaceful. Though I feel incredulous when I reflect on how much I have gained from all this learning, I don't feel any doubt about what it will mean for my teaching. And it is with this spirit of both strength and lightness that I press on.

Lynn R

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Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Course

Yoga Alliance 200 hour Teacher Training Course

FROM £2550.00 INCLUSIVE

Price includes shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma if Course fulfilled and a light brunch of Muesli and fruit at the Garden of Joy every day except your free days and arrival and departure days. The light brunch is prepared using the finest available ingredients, including home-grown organic produce.

Securing a place on the Teacher Training Course

Upon your selection for the Course the initial investment of £395 is required to confirm your place which is non-returnable and non-refundable. On receipt you will receive your information pack with full details of the course. Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.

The further investment is required at the latest 8 weeks prior to commencement of the Course which again is non-returnable and non-refundable.

Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer.

Accommodation

Accommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated 10-15 minutes walk from our centre with a local supermarket, a beach, shops and cafes close by. All rooms have bathroom with shower facilities.

Single rooms are available on application for a supplement of £1260 this has to be paid for in advance and cannot be altered after arrival date.

What's not included

Insurance, flights and transfers to our venue are not included in the cost of the course.

All other meals apart from the light brunch of Muesli and fruit at the Garden of Joy every day except your free days and arrival and departure days.

Additional fees for the online component of the Pre-Course assignments.

We recommend that you book your flight as early as possible. Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap flights. If you need help in finding a flight please contact us.

Taxi transfers from the airport to our centre cost approximately €30 each way.

 

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:00

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training


Introduction

The Ibiza Bija Yoga Alliance 200-hour Teacher Training Course is an intensive, residential course led by Jacqueline Purnell BWY FCT, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher.

The Training course leads to a professional qualification which reflects ancient values at work in the modern world, where professionalism and the yoga of the Sanskrit scriptures meet.

The course is very demanding and requires high levels of self-discipline and commitment, so should not be undertaken lightly. There is a huge wealth of knowledge and information to digest so you will need the full support of your family and friends and you will find new reserves you didn't know you had in order to complete this cutting edge course successfully. The friendships and camaraderie engendered by the demanding schedule makes the process very uplifting and you will learn how to teach with confidence. It may even change your life.

Please see the costs & dates for availability on our teacher training courses.

Published in Yogashala Ibiza
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:00

Teaching Style

Teaching Style


Teaching Style & Content

The Training is primarily based on Anatomy and Physiology and this sets the training apart. Anatomy and Physiology are the building blocks for sound teaching practices. Jacqueline found a great deal of positive influence from Dr. Ruth Gilmore.

Dr Ruth Gilmore was a full-time lecturer at Queen's University in Belfast for many years, first in Physiology and then in Anatomy.
A sound knowledge of the "nuts and bolts" of Human Anatomy arouses our creativity and animates our safe teaching and instruction. Brilliance is borne out of the confidence of knowledge of the basics.

Our training draws on the inspiration of many traditions including Sivananda and Jacqueline's teachers Shri K Pattabhi Jois his students Derek Ireland, John Scott, Teachers David Life and Sharon Gannon, Mr BKS Iyengar, Shandor Remete of Shadow Yoga and many other great teachers. Our approach relies on passing on the skills for appropriate modification, safety in asanas and adaptation of postures for various medical conditions.

On this comprehensive course you will learn:

  • How the muscles and joints work within the postures 
  • Pranayama, Mantra & Meditation 
  • Class Management 
  • The main philosophical texts and how they are relevant, both to the history of yoga and yoga as it is practised in the West today.

The methodologies we use ensure that this is a cutting edge teacher training course, which is both transformational and confidence building. Our teaching methods are student-centred and fun. Although there is plenty of theory in the syllabus, we use interactive teaching methods, practical yoga sessions, role-play, and pair and group work to help you develop confidence and autonomy.

The key to safe yoga teaching is understanding, and that understanding comes through experience, observation, dedication and teaching. We do small peer-group teaching sessions from the beginning of the course in which we road-test how to deal practically and professionally with any situations that can arise in a yoga class. You are encouraged to start teaching your own class early on in this course.

Please see the costs & dates for our teacher training courses.

Published in Yogashala Ibiza
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:00

Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training 85 Hour Module

85 Hour Module

13th April - 22nd April 2019 (arrival and departure dates)
£1795.00 inclusive

Jacqueline Purnell is a prime mover in identifying the need for offering Yoga to pregnant women and mothers with babies.RPYS Yoga

It is a time in a woman's life that can be enhanced greatly by safe and appropriate yoga practices.

Jacqueline feels passionately that training teachers and those connected with childbirth is vital for creating safe and respectful spaces for women to be facilaitated to find balance in this special time in their lives and their families' lives.

This module is designed to create an opportunity to help you develop safe and appropriate means of increasing your student´s strength and flexibility to support their ascent towards childbirth and beyond.

Jacqueline has put together a programme, which combines Asanas, breath work and mudras to optimise safety and fluidity within the specialised teaching.

This module is suitable for existing Yoga Teachers who wish to integrate Pregnant women into their general classes and those who wish to offer classes and or courses to Pregnant women and Baby and Me classes and or courses.

This module is also suitable for Midwives, Doulas and anyone involved in Obstetrics and childbirth education.

We will work progressively through a range of asanas including:

Forward and backward bends, rotations, inversions, standing postures and arm-stretching asanas.

At the beginning of the module participants are encouraged to examine their own strengths and weaknesses and to develop a personal set of goals regarding the speciality of teaching pregnancy and postnatal recovery Yoga.

There is a crying need for pregnancy and postnatal recovery Yoga classes. We aim to set out basic guide lines for setting up and running pregnancy classes and classes for babies and mums.

Lots of expecting mums are referred to by their midwives and doctors and during their Yoga sessions they have the opportunity to develop a profound bond with their unborn child.

As well as enhancing the vitality, mobility, general health and emotional well-being of the expectant mother, pregnancy Yoga also provides a valuable quiet space in which to develop their relationship with the baby inside.

Once those babies are born, we owe it to them and their mothers to give them the chance to continue to develop that bond through Yoga, promoting postnatal well-being for mother and child.

It´s a special kind of work, and we need more teachers who are able to run these kind of classes.

An important aspect of the role of the Yoga teacher in both pre and postnatal work is to ´mother the mother´. For both the expectant and the new mother, her Yoga class can be a time to rest in the assurance that she is in safe hands, and that the experience and training of the teacher can allow her to enjoy the sense of being cared for, understood, supported and encouraged in her role as mother.

With thanks to Uma Dinsore-Tuli Phd

Ibiza Yoga Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training 85 Hour Module:

Course investment £1795.00 inclusive.

Your Course investment includes shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma and a light brunch of Muesli and fruit every day except your free day and arrival and departure days.

Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.

Accommodation

Accommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated 10-15 minutes walk from our centre with a local supermarket, a beach, shops and cafes close by. All rooms have their own bathroom with shower facilities. Single rooms are available on application for a supplement of £695.

What's not included

Insurance, flights and transfers to our venue are not included in the cost of the course. Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer.

We recommend that you book your flight as early as possible.

Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap flights.

If you need help in finding a flight please contact us.

Taxi transfers from the airport to our centre cost approximately €30 each way.

Securing a place on the Teacher Training Course

If you would like to secure a place on the teacher training course above you will be required to submit details to the Course Leader Jacqueline Purnell.

With the information supplied your suitability for the Course will be ascertained.

Upon your selection for the Course the initial investment of £395 is required to confirm your place which is non-returnable and non-refundable. On receipt you will receive your information pack with full details of the course.

Please note dates are arrival and departure dates.

The further investment is required at the latest 8 weeks prior to commencement of the Course which again is non-returnable and non-refundable.

Please note it is important to ensure you have the correct Insurance, as in the event of you not being able to attend the full course for any reason Yogashala Ibiza or any employees thereof are not able to act as your insurer

Please see the costs & dates for availability on our Prenatal teacher training courses.

Reviews

Meet Fernanda, a graduate of Yoga Shala Ibiza Teacher Training Program. A practicing yogini since 1999, Fernanda graduated from the Yogashala Ibiza Teacher Training Program in 2011. Since then, she has been busy teaching a variety of yoga styles in Basel, Switzerland where she currently resides. Fernanda remembers her Yoga Teacher Training at YogaShala Ibiza as a memorable time building community and exploring the depths of yoga.

My time in Ibiza with Jacqueline planted seeds in my body, mind, and spirit that to this day are still growing. Jacqueline has a tremendous wealth and depth of yoga knowledge that she shares easily and effortlessly with her students. In addition, the yoga community that builds with the other yoga students is a tremendous source of support not only while in Ibiza, but also beyond. The students, the location and Jacqueline’s expertise combined to make the YogaShala Ibiza training a strong foundation to help me gain the tools and experience necessary to begin teaching yoga. When you train with Jacqueline, you have a mentor and a yoga guide for life!

Fernanda first fell in love with yoga because of the physical benefits of the practice. Over time, as the seeds planted from the YogaShala Ibiza training have germinated, yoga has infused itself deep into her body and mind and she is continuously discovering new depths to her practice. She finds that no matter what is going on in her life, she always feels more relaxed, more space in her body and mind, and more grounded after a practice.

Fernanda also studied Prenatal and Postnatal Teacher Training with Jacqueline and then went on to teach at The Yoga Show in London.

"Can I do it again? What a fun week it was! Missing Ibiza, and Yogashala Ibiza. xxxx"
Nicole M 2015

"A Perfect Combination of Practical and Theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and Class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable."
Anna Khuade 2015

"Since trying the classes at Yogashala Ibiza i've continued with yoga in the UK & it's been a godsend during my pregnancy to de-stress & stay flexible. I really look forward to returning to the garden of joy in 2016 with my baby. Thank you to all for accommodating my special circumstances & making me feel so welcome, "
Verity U 2015

"I had the most amazing time in Ibiza at the Yogashala. I was surrounded by some of the most inspirational people I've ever met and felt supported by my group who I know I will stay in contact with forever."
Lydia B 2015

"I am excited to be returning to Yogashala Ibiza for the pre-natal and post natal teacher training course with Jacqueline next month. I think it will be beautiful to be able to offer yoga to mothers and babies, for them to have that yoga connection, from the womb and beyond. During the 5 years I lived and worked in Dubai, my students were mainly women - of all ages and stages of life - I feel this training will complete my circle of experience.
Since my very first Power Yoga class with Jacqueline over a decade ago, progressing on to the BWY foundation and Diploma course and through the years that I have been teaching, I have found Jacqueline to be an exuberant and dedicated teacher who has been an inspiration to me; always supportive and full of wisdom and experience.
I'm looking forward to this next step on my yoga journey with Jacqueline, I know it will be a professional, carefully planned course - thorough, inclusive, full-on and fun!"
Jacqui G

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