What do I get for 2,720 euro?
The price of 2,720 euro is for Twin sharing in a Glamping tent – with lighting, electricity etc with nearby showers and compost toilets – they are very nice. There are also upgrades to other accommodation options. The price also includes three lovely meals per day.
Are there any discounts for paying early?
No there is no discount for paying beforehand. The price is the same. Suryalila is one of the more expensive centres in Europe, because the standard is that little bit better than other centres, so the price is worked out on the lowest we can charge when the expenses are covered; this leaves us no room for an early bird price.
Are my flights included in the price?
No flights or transfers are included in the price
How many people share the toilet and showers for the dorm accommodation?
The Ganesha mini dorm (4 beds) has an en-suite bathroom the other mini dorm has its own bathroom just next to the room. The larger dorm of 8 has two showers, and two toilets for its own use.
What other amenities are available?
There is a wonderful pool to relax by. Massages are available, a yoga shop, a sweat lodge, horse riding and lots more.
Do I need to bring any Yoga Equipment?
No all the Yoga mats and equipment you need will be supplied.
Is there wifi at the centre?
Internet Access & WiFi is available throughout the Suryalila Retreat Centre grounds, so you can enjoy Internet access at your convenience.
Please note our network is not suitable for large file transfers or video streaming. We also discourage long Skype calls as they use up a lot of bandwidth.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Sun tan lotion
- Mosquito repellant
- Swim wear
- Walking shoes
- Yoga clothing – there are washing machines there you can also use, so you don’t need to bring too many.
- Vegan protein if you are vegan – Even though the food is amazing in Suryalila and they cater really well for vegans, in my experience some vegans feel a bit run down by the end of week 2 if they don’t bring their supplements.
- The books on the reading list
- A4 pad and pens
- Ear plugs if you are sharing accommodation
- Mains adaptor
Do I need to read any books before the training?
You will see a list of required books under ‘Reading List’
It is best to buy the books as soon as possible to start your reading before the TTC begins. It is not a pre-requisite to pre-read books before the TTC, but during the TTC, you will be learning a lot of new vocabulary, whether it is anatomy, alignment, sanskrit etc. so the sooner you get started the better. Our advice is to start with The Art of Teaching Yoga manual and the anatomy books.
Is there Air Conditioning in the Yoga Shala (Centre)?
Most of the training is set in Geodesic Dome Yoga Shala which has the underfloor cooling system and there is also windows frames at the side of the dome with mosquito netting to allow for ventilation. It is quite idyllic.
How many students are in the group and will I receive enough teaching support?
At the moment there are 14 booked for the main TTC with 3 spaces left. However on the week of the Yin training there will be an additional 11 students. In addition on week three, which is the week where students learn to create their own 45 minute class for their teaching assessment, then there will be an additional 12 Green Lotus Yoga Trainees joining the main group. These trainees are coming from another TTC in Ireland and we have scheduled both trainings so both groups will meet at the fact same place on the curriculum.
There will also be a lot of student support. During week one Gary O Toole will be assisting Carol Murphy; on week two during the Yin Training, Marese Cregg will be assisting Josh Summers and on week three Katie Aherne will be assisting Carol Murphy. So there will always be an extra teacher is students need individual attention. In addition the staff at Suryalila are great at giving support to students if needed.
Is this training course registered or is this course qualified me to be a teacher?
This training is registered with Yoga Alliance UK and USA – graduates of this program can register with either body at a 2oo hrs level. Therefore if at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.
What is the start time and end time of the training?
The training will start on the 9th July at 5 p.m. This will allow students to make their transfers and settle into their room before we start. The 5 p.m. class will be an introduction and light practice before dinner.
The finish time is after practice and breakfast on August 4th.
What is the journey time and cost of transfers from Malaga?
It takes approximately 2.5 hours from Malaga. A transfer from Malaga is 130 euro. We will try to organise that you share a transfer with other students with similar flight times where possible. At the moment there are students arriving in Malaga late morning on the 9th and into Seville at 13.30 on the 9th. It will be possible to share transfers with these students to keep costs down.
Is there a bus from Malaga to the centre?
You can get the public bus to our local town Villamartin and we can pick you up from there for 10€. The bus costs around 15€. The bus you get is Los Amarillos – you can check times here but they don’t have them up to date more than a couple of weeks in advance. You can get an idea though of what normally runs on a Friday.
What is the journey time and cost of transfers from Seville?
It takes approximately 1 hour from Seville. A transfer from Seville is 70 euro. We will try and organise that you share a transfer with other students with similar flight times where possible.
How much are transfers from Jerez de Frontera?
The shuttles cost 60 Euros from Jerez
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