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500 hour Teacher Training Ibiza, Spain

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  • June 1st - 23rd 2016


    Yoga Teacher Training to take you from 200 hours to 500 hours

The Ibiza yoga shala; Yoga Alliance 500-hour Teacher Training Course is an intensive, residential course led by Jacqueline Purnell BWY FCT, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher.

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 at as a RYT-500. Yogashala Ibiza runs Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training Programmes in the beautiful natural setting of The Garden of Joy on the coast of the White Isle. Our course is a practical teacher training designed to deepen your own practice, hone your skills as a Yoga teacher and dive deeper in the yoga tradition

Price includes shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma and a light brunch of Muesli and fruit and Dinner at the Garden of Joy every day except your two free days and arrival and departure days.

The light brunch and Dinner are prepared using the finest available ingredients, including home-grown organic produce.

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.

The course takes place at the newly opened, eco-friendly yoga centre, "The Garden of Joy" in Ibiza, which has a solid commitment to sustainable energy & preserving the environment in the most natural ways possible.

The centre has a lovely pool with stunning views of the bay. Meals are prepared using the finest available home-grown organic vegetables.

Brunch and dinner will be provided daily except on the two free days.

The accommodation is on a shared basis. Two people in a one bedroom, twin bedded apartment with catering facilities. These are 10 - 15 minutes walk away from the centre, near Cala Llonga Beach. There is a local supermarket nearby.

The Eco-friendly Yoga Centre "Garden of Joy" is situated in sweet aromatic pine forests five minutes from a pebble beach and ten minutes walk from a shallow sandy bay.

Our Centre is rustic and it overlooks "Magic Mountain" and the Sea. As there is very little light pollution our stars twinkle very brightly.

We commute by bus and by small ferry boats around the beautiful island of Ibiza.

You can also windsurf, hike and ride horses.

Water conservation and recycling techniques are of great importance to us: All of our water at the centre is provided from our well and rain water is collected and re-used for the garden surrounding the Yoga Space and the organic vegetable area irrigation systems. We are also studying local desalination techniques to enhance our systems.

We encourage our students to use public transport, we are blessed with buses from the nearby beach and small ferry boats with regular sailing's around the island. We are looking to invest in new alternative energy sources for the future.  We use sea weed to fertilise our soil as an application of permaculture techniques that we are learning.

We very much want to support our local farmers and support their traditional lifestyle. The mountainous interior of the island is a quilt of dense pine forest, olive and almond groves. Farmers still use ancient terracing to cultivate their crops and irrigation techniques introduced by the Arabs over a thousand years ago. The Ibecenco people living in these rural areas are an extremely dignified people- their lives edging gently forwards in a time honoured fashion with so many treasured techniques to share.

We have been forging relationships with the local farmers who have been farming the land generation after generation and who still farm by hand. We hope to form an ecological community with our neighbours. We are committed to renovation and maintenance of our centre with recuperated materials sourced locally. Self sustainability is key: from the use of energy saving bulbs to our hand-made manufacture of candles using natural materials such as beeswax and essential oils.

We also provide local knowledge to help students find their way around on their two days off.

Jacqueline Annabelle Purnell - holds the British Wheel of Yoga Diploma, Jacqueline is licensed to teach the BWY Foundation Course One and Two.

A qualified BWY Pregnancy Yoga teacher she also teaches pregnancy classes, post-natal recovery and baby Yoga. She currently holds the status BWY Diploma Course Tutor.

Jacqueline is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, a style of Yoga created by David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1984. It is a physical and intellectually stimulating practice that uses a combination of postures and breathing techniques to remove energy blocks, leading to spiritual awareness. This Yoga method is ideal for dealing with stress and achieving fitness, good health and happiness.

She completed Astanga Vinyasa teacher training in India with the late Derek Ireland and has followed Shandor Remete and attended teacher training of the Shadow School for over 6 years. She is also the Director of the Apprenticeship Teacher Training at Richmond Yoga which enables  teacher training students the opportunity to teach supervised classes.

Please contact Jacqueline Purnell by email

or register via her website at

The cost is based on shared accommodation, all tuition, diploma and food as listed (single room requires a supplement)
If you would like to secure a place on the course you will need to pay a deposit of £295. On receipt of this you will receive an information pack including payment details.
Single supplement: single rooms are available on application for a supplement, this is expected to be approx. £1560

Getting to Ibiza
You will need a flight to Ibiza - this is not included in the price.