1 month Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training
October 5th – November 4th at the stunning Villa Kuhmaras, Cala Salada
“Yoga is a journey that leads us back to our true selves. Yoga facilitates the realisation of this great intimacy and acceptance of ourselves, as we are – human beings first and foremost. Living within this mysterious and unfathomable world – Only from here can we even start to contemplate matters of Spirit”.
The teacher training course is unique in as much as it is a combination of disciplines leading trainees to the style of Still Flowing Yoga. It combines Patanjalis classical eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, the spontaneous free form Vinyasa Flow Yoga, the precision and technique of Iyengar Yoga, Buddhist Insight Meditation, Chanting and Nada Yoga, Yoga/Buddhist Philosophy, Thai Yoga Massage and applied Anatomy and Physiology.
This residential yoga teacher training course takes place at Villa Kumharas near the beautiful cove beach of Cala Salada on the west coast of Ibiza. The Villa is a newly renovated old farmhouse that has a big, warm, stunning light, yoga shala with huge windows and infinity views of the Mediterranean. It is a seemingly remote property on a hill-top surrounded by fragrant pine forest. The farmhouse is decorated and furnished to a very comfortable standard equipped throughout with Balinese and Asian furniture & artifacts and local art. There are double and triple rooms, some with en-suite and some with a shared bathroom. There is a beautiful swimming pool and grounds with resident chickens, ducks, peacock, dogs and an organic garden…
Gemma Mallol started meditation and yoga 11 years ago, initially inspired by Vipassana and Buddhist Meditation – particularly Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Zen Monk and Master and she had studied closely with one of his long term students since she started on her “spiritual” journey. She has also studied closely with one of the founders and guiding teachers from the Insight Meditation Soc. USA – Steven Smith.
She started practicing Sivananda Yoga in 1998 in India with various Indian teachers for two 6 month periods. Concurrently during this period she studied with Dr. Santhosh Kumar in his Ayurvedic Practice in Kerala as his assistant and was qualified as an Ayurvedic Masseuse and Panchakarma Therapist. She evolved over the years from her foundations of classical Ashtanga Yoga and The Insight Buddhist Teachings of the Still Flowing Yoga Style that is taught on the Yoga Teacher Training Course which is actually a combination of different disciplines that join together to form a unique flowing individual style of yoga. She has created, coordinated, facilitated and taught on yoga retreats and intensives for the past 9 years and co-owned and co-directed her own yoga & meditation retreat centre for 5 years in Andalucia (El Convento). The Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training Course is a natural progression born from her in depth experience in the yoga retreat and intensive world.
This course is recommended for yoga or meditation practitioners with a minimum of 3 years consistent practice experience who are prepared to commit themselves to an intensive process that will facilitate their passage to teaching yoga. However we have open minds and if you feel this course is the one for you we will take your application and process it individually. We welcome applicants from other disciplines such as martial arts.
• Accommodation • 1 month Tuition • Food (2 meals per day cooked in the house by the group)
• In a month you will be given the tools and the confidence to teach yoga with integrity in a safe, skillful and compassionate way. • You will receive high quality teaching in a small group (max 12 students) with a range of international experts in the field (3 main teachers) who will transmit the teaching of yoga to you through a variety of disciplines, methods and techniques in a fun, lighthearted, focused way that is fully relevant to and applicable to our modern lives. • Not only will you learn to teach yoga this month by awakening the inner teacher within you and learning the practical teaching skills needed, you will develop your own sacred yoga & meditation practice • You will spend a month with like-minded friends that will have a deep transformational effect on your life.