(NEW) Week long Modules to complete the 300 Hour Advanced TTC running through the winter months
(Through November 2017 to May 2018)
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 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
When 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.