May 1-15, 2020
Advance your Practice. Awaken your Truth.
Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Discover how to live your dharma by re-connecting with the heart space. This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) and the integration of nature and divinity by learning about ecology, permaculture, and conservation. Frolic in the waves, snorkel, paddleboard in turqoise water, unleash your inner child!
Classes are held on a grassy knoll around the pool deck with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Our training is designed to help you connect with and nurture your inner child through play, art, movement and nature. We will explore ancient teachings with dance, painting, journaling, and acro yoga. Connect barefoot to the Earth and move with intention.
*Please note, the prerequisite for this course is at least 1 year of consistent, steady yoga practice.
Menorca is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and the most tranquil of the Balearic Islands with incredible outcroppings of beaches that defy description. There are many ways to enjoy the island, including horseback tours, glass-bottom boat rides, diving, sailing, trekking, mountain biking, birdwatching stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking and snorkeling!
Your home for the course is a beautiful family-owned house with a pool and views of the crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.
Our accommodations offer guests a serene and peaceful home away from home experience. Each student gets their own bed, (there is no bed sharing). This big countryside house boasts a big garden, a swimming pool, and a tower that has a lot of history. It’s located on the Mediterranean countryside and to get to the closest beach its 6 minutes by car, or 20 minutes walking.
The upper floor has six bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Wifi is accessible from all of the rooms.
Our study focus is centered around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. We will discuss pertinent sutras thoroughly, breakdown common hatha and vinyasa asanas and work through sequencing and language for teaching hatha, hatha vinyasa and yin classes. You will learn and practice many traditional pranayama and meditation techniques daily.
TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE – 75 Contact Hours
Learn the language used to cue common asanas and how to sequence your own classes. By the end of the course you will feel ready to begin offering classes in your own unique style.
TEACHING METHODOLOGY – 15 Contact Hours
Gain insight from a certified teacher with over 10 years of experience. Learn to apply methods for all ages and levels of experience to achieve the desired learning and healing for your future students.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – 10 Contact Hours
An overview of basic anatomy as it applies to common poses will be presented. You will learn about how yoga brings balance to each bodily system, and how they integrate for optimal health. We’ll also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)
YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS – 20 Contact Hours
Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding yoga. Learn the concepts that make up the building blocks for full integration of mind, body and soul. PRACTICUM – 5 Contact Hours Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from our experienced facilitators.
(Read before you arrive)
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Translation & Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
(subject to change depending on scheduled excursions and weather)
6:00AM Asana & Pranayama Class
7:30 AM Meditation
8:00 AM Breakfast
9AM Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
10AM Asana Workshop
1PM Lecture & Small Group Activities (Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology)
3PM Practice Teaching
4:30 PM Evening Satsang
5:30 Dinner Click here for more information about travel planning, packing, curriculum and FAQs.
Courtney Fletcher – Lead Facilitator
E-RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki
Courtney, founder of Gypsea Yoga School is an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. Her heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love. Learn more here.
Bonnie Brazeau- Lead Facilitator
Shared Room (2-3 people per room) $3,699 USD
Private Room (1 people per room) 3,899 USD
*Prices include all coursework, excursions, and accommodations. Price does not include transportation to our Menorca home or text books.
**Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you already have a place to stay in Menorca).