WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Our next Ashtanga YogaTeacher Training Course will be held in our Finca El Ocle. A typical lovely and simple (nice, but not luxurious) Spanish villa, 6km from the seaside.
The Finca is set in a quiet location, in beautiful nature and offers everything we need - a yogashala, sea-views, spacious lounge and large outdoor spaces with a pool. We provide full board of brunch, dinner, snacks and drinks throughout your stay.
We have space for 2-4 yogi/nis to stay with us in the Finca, or you may choose to stay in the beautifully renovated Schoolhouse in Cajiz.
The Finca El Ocle & Cajiz are 20km east of Malaga, in a valley open to the sea. Ideal for immersing yourself in yoga and recharging with the elements of nature.
The surrounding area is beautiful and varied, and you may find that you will enjoy hiring a car for independent outings.
Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for interested and dedicated Ashtanga and Yoga practitioners of any level.
We support you to deepen your own yoga practice, and to give you the tools and confidence to share what you love in your Yoga Teacher journey.
We always work in small learning groups, limited to 7 yogi/ni/s so that we can support you individually.
Andrea Panzer is an experienced and empathetic Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, authorised by Sharath Jois Ashtanga. With over 20 years in Qi Gong & Ashtanga Yoga, and a KPJAYI Level 2 teacher, Andrea, is dedicated to sharing her approach to Ashtanga Yoga as a gentle, and adaptable flow for a deep and joyful practice.
I am a lover of assisting in asanas, and it is always enlightening - I've had to manage my scoliosis from an early age, and so for me alignment
techniques are super important. I learned to touch, align and feel the internal concentration and the energy movement in Tai Chi Chuan (which I taught for 20 years) and in my first Yoga TTC,
which was BKS Iyengar based.
I progressed to the 3rd Ashtanga series, with Rolf Naujocat, a certified Ashtanga teacher who always cared for proper alignment in postures, and worked with BKS Iyengar techniques. So, I was prepared for the intensive practice with Sharath in Mysore.
Through the teachings of Sri Sribhashyam, Krishnamacharya's son, I continued to learn about alignment in yoga - in a much more subtle inner way.
In our TTC's we explore techniques of asanas and practice Hands On from the first day.
There is much wisdom in the traditional Ashtanga Count and understanding and learning it is part of the TTC. It is great fun to be able to lead and
count through an Ashtanga-led class - as it is guided all around the world!
However often we are ambitious practitioners in Ashtanga, and when we teach it, we find that each person has different abilities. We need methods to teach different levels and ages at one time, in the same class, without overstraining one and under-challenging another. Thats why we refer to the background of Ashtanga Yoga, the Yoga of Krishnamacharya, to reach the goal, step by step, while keeping the flow.
We will explore the sequencing in asana in the technique classes. How a single posture is built up from the easy to the advanced, as it is this ideal final asana that we mostly practice in Ashtanga. Also life is always changing, and what we are able to do today, might vary tomorrow so we learn to adapt depending on our daily condition.
Sharing what we love is a great joy, as is finding your voice and personal style of teaching.
When your main aim for the TTC is to deepen your personal practice - this course will enable you to dive deep and advance in your series.
Along the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, you will learn about how to master the key postures and build a strong and joyful personal practice with morning Mysore classes. You will develop stamina as well as flexibility, and progress in the series at your own pace.
We will follow the traditional Ashtanga Series, and when you complete Primary and start backbends, you go on travelling through Intermediate. I am there to support you to practice to your full potential.
Ashtanga Yoga Inspiration Teacher Training Course is registered with Yoga Alliance (US).
Please refer to their conditions at yogaalliance.org