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Yoga Teacher Training in Spain: The 13 Best Programs [2024]


We’ve got you covered! Spain has quickly become a hub for yoga enthusiasts, with many yoga teacher training programs available across the country.

But with so many yoga schools and teacher training programs available in Spain, it can be challenging to sift through them all. Luckily, I’ve done that for you! Spain is one of my favorite places to visit. I lived in Spain for four months, exploring both its bustling cities and tranquil countryside, and have returned several times.

In this post, I’ll review the top programs offered in Spain. By the end of this post, you will know exactly what to expect from each and be able to pick the one that suits you best!

The Top 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

These are the top 13 yoga teacher training offered in Spain in 2024. They are the highest-rated, the most popular, the best locations based on personal experience, and the best food and accommodations. I hope this helps you in your quest to find a teacher training that is right for you.

1) 31-Day 200 Hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

RATING: 4.9/5 | 📅 DATES: Year-Round | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Barcelona, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Starts any day of the week year-round, option to practice teaching actual classes (supervised), business module, nice accommodations

Receive your 200-hours Yoga Alliance certification in the middle of Barcelona! Yoga Week’s program is based on the Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga lineages. “School” will take place full-time Monday through Friday, and on weekends you will be free to rest and explore Barcelona.

A unique element of this program is that you will have the opportunity to practice teaching actual classes at the Yoga Weeks studio (supervised). So you will leave this program with a little bit of experience and confidence!

Additionally, you will be assigned a mentor when you arrive whom you will meet with weekly. And, there will be a 2-day business module to help you get started teaching professionally.

“Totally recommended. The teaching is superb, we learned so much. Feeling so confident to start my yoga journey. Also the house is unique, big, with excellent decoration and newly refurbished!”


Breakfast and lunch are included. All food is vegetarian, gluten-free, and organic. All yoga equipment is provided for you.

You can choose to arrange your own accommodations or you can choose to book accommodations at the Retreat House. The Retreat House is super cute, has private and shared rooms, and is just a few steps away from the training shala. This yoga teacher training in Barcelona is perfect for the modern yogi!

2) 22-Day 200-Hour Intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha YTT

RATING: 4.95/5 | 📅 DATES: Year-Round | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Gayatri Yoga, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Hatha, Iyengar, Yin, and Ashtanga Vinyasa, small group training, wellness treatments available

This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Spain.

Deepen your practice and develop your ability to communicate calmly and clearly to effectively teach yoga. Gayatri Yoga provides the opportunity to put what you learn into practice with 25 hours of teaching practice and teaching assistance.

Study teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics. It’s important to Gayatri that they provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge about and from the ancient masters of yoga, and that they convey the mind work element of yoga.

Classes are Monday through Saturday, 7 – 7. During your free time enjoy the swimming pool, gardens, chill-out zones, and terrace, or explore beautiful Tenerife.

“If you want to deepen your knowledge and practice of all aspects of yoga this is the perfect place. The teachers are so dedicated and supportive and love to teach. It was indeed full on with long days of learning plus self-studying so don’t expect to have much time outside of the school. This course was everything I had hoped for and I had an amazing time”


The school has basic shared rooms and a dormitory. Private rooms are available upon request and at extra cost at the School Guesthouse next door.

Vegetarian breakfast and lunch ingredients are provided, but students do their own cooking. All dinners are prepared by the retreat (and will be vegetarian).

3) 29-Day 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Feb & March ’24 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Los Caños de Meca, Andalusia, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Multiple starting dates, small groups, workshops, sauna, environment

This program offered by Wild Warrior Yoga is set within a protected natural park. Students will leave with knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy, the confidence to teach Vinyasa-style yoga classes, as well as improve their own asana and pranayama practice.

There are 5 1/2 days of classes with 1 and 1/2 days off to spend as you please. There is a small town nearby with surfing, tapas bars, and trendy coffee shops.

“The whole month was amazing! The teachers are the best! The food and chef were so good! The location, lovely house with pool in de woods near by the sea. The schedule was perfect, a good balance between movement, theory, free time.”


Three vegetarian meals a day are included. Airport transfer is available for an additional fee.

4) 30 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 4.4/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple ’24 Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Yoga Weeks Ibiza Shala, Ibiza, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: 330+ reviews, small groups, balanced (training & resting), stunning villa accommodations

Wild Warrior Yoga takes place at a beautiful villa in the middle of a protected natural park. The program is based on the Hatha Vinyasa yoga lineage and is divided into four main modules. You will have the opportunity to practice teaching actual classes at the Yoga Weeks studio.

The length of the program is 30 days but there will only be 21 days (Monday to Friday) of training. Weekends are meant for free time to relax, self-practice, study, and enjoy the island. 

“This training was exactly what I needed to build the confidence to become a teacher. I loved that we all started teaching from the first week, this really gave me time to improve and cultivate my own voice. The teachers were all so kind, supportive and generous with their time and knowledge. I highly recommend this training If you want to become a yoga teacher but also if you are just looking to dive deeper into your own personal practice.”


Several room options are available including shared, dorm-style, and private rooms. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided Monday through Friday, but all weekend meals and dinners are not included.

5) 22-Day Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training + Sound Healing

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: May & Nov. ’24 | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Finca El Quinto, Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Right on the coast, food from ecological gardens, workshops, sound healing, swimming pools, nice accommodations, 5 stars

Spend over 21 immersive days at the picturesque Finca El Quinto, just moments from Playa El Socorro. Dive into a comprehensive curriculum covering yoga philosophy, anatomy, techniques, and practices.

Finca El Quinto is a family-run farm located in an ecological village where traditional Canarian architecture blends with sustainable practices. Surrounded by lush vegetation, guests can participate in natural agriculture processes and enjoy self-harvested organic fruits and vegetables.

Led by esteemed instructors Nani, Jesper, and Federica, renowned for their diverse lineages, participants delve into Hatha and Vinyasa Krama Yoga with a holistic approach. Naad Yoga sessions with Victor Sakshin and David Draco explore the transformative power of sound, while Swami Chidananda offers profound insights into yoga philosophy.

“I honestly can’t even begin to put into words what this YTT and overall experience has done for me in my journey. Fede is the most beautiful soul and really cares about everyone on the training. The schedule was great, intense but not overloaded and having all meals catered for was a lifesaver and Amanda the chef made incredible food every day. I now have family scattered all over the world and Ravi Marga really feels like a second home”


Stay in a private studio or a shared room in one of the modern and charming houses or apartments on the property. All meals are included.

This training promises a deeply enriching experience, ensuring participants emerge as qualified teachers with a profound understanding of yoga’s physical and philosophical dimensions.

6) 27-Day 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 4.9/5 | 📅 DATES: April & June 2024 | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Costa Brava, Barcelona

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Small groups, Ashtanga, workshops, amazing food

This wonderful 200-hour Spain yoga teacher training offered by Nydum Retreats is one of the best Ashtanga training in Spain. In addition to daily asana, pranayama, and meditation, you will have the opportunity to participate in several workshops.

Classes are Monday through Saturday 7:30 – 7:30 with Sundays off. The retreat center is an hour and a half away from Barcelona if you want to pop into the city on your day off.

“There’s something very magical about Nydum that I can’t fully explain. I never expected to feel so safe and connected with others or learn as much about myself as I did. If you’re thinking about booking YTT go with Nydum, you won’t regret it!”


Villa Flores, the retreat center, is situated up on a hill with beautiful views of the Mediterranean and is located perfectly for anyone who wants to hike in their free time. It is equipped with a large saltwater pool and each room has its own bathroom.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Airport transfer is not included but is available for an additional fee. This training is open to anyone who wishes to become a teacher as well as anyone who just wants to take their practice to deeper physical, mental, and spiritual levels.

7) 28-Day 200-hour Intensive Hot Vinyasa YTT

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: April & May ’24 | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Hot Yoga Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Small class sizes, studio right next to the beach, yoga business

Hot Yoga Academy in Barcelona offers a comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Over 28 intensive days, you’ll delve into various aspects of yoga, starting with a daily Hot Vinyasa practice, including pranayama and meditation.

The curriculum covers yoga philosophy, alignment, anatomy, meditation, and the art of teaching. With a focus on practical learning, you’ll have the chance to practice teaching and create your own Vinyasa sequences.

In addition to becoming proficient in Hot yoga and regular temperature yoga, you’ll gain valuable insights into yoga for sports athletes and therapeutic applications.

Led by experienced instructors like Lezanne and Heather, known for their expertise in philosophy, biomechanics, and business coaching, the program offers a well-rounded approach to yoga education.

“Teachers specially leazanne, all people are friendly and helpful. The alignment and the correction of the posture. Understanding of yoga history, chakras, Bhava Gita.. and many things.. anatomy also with Julia was very interesting.”


Stay in a shared room at an apartment about 20 minutes walking distance from the studio. Meals are not included in this program.

The Top 300-Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

8) 1 Month 300 Hour High-Quality Certified YTT

RATING: 4.4/5 | 📅 DATES: Year Round | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Barcelona, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Balanced, beautiful accommodations, personal mentor, 330+ reviews

This is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Spain.

This month-long program, held at the Barcelona Yoga Weeks retreat center, offers a perfect blend of learning and relaxation.

The training takes place in an indoor shala just 5 minutes away in a serene learning atmosphere. Afternoon classes are held on the Rooftop Shala for a unique experience.

The curriculum includes Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga 1st Series, Yin yoga, and pre and post-natal teaching. Weekends are free for relaxation, self-practice, and exploring Barcelona, while weekdays are dedicated to training, exams, and ceremonies. The program also offers the opportunity to practice teaching in Yoga Weeks’ Barcelona studio classes.

“Everything about being at Yoga Weeks (Barcelona) was great. Excellent location, excellent facilities, excellent yoga experience with talented and wonderful instructors. Can not fault one single thing at all. I would go there again.”


Stay in a beautiful renovated house built in 1890, just 5 minutes walk from the studio. The spacious and well-designed rooms ensure a comfortable stay for up to 12 guests.

Breakfast and Lunches during training days are included. Enjoy the vibrant energy of Barcelona while immersing yourself in this unique certification program.

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Top 100-Hr YTT & Continuing Education Courses

These are the best 100-hour and fewer teacher training and continuing education courses offered in Spain in 2023. Some of these are only for yogis who already have their 200-hour YTT and are looking for continuing education hours, while others are for anyone interested in expanding their practice.

9) 8-Day 70-Hour Yin  YTT

RATING: 4.9/5 | 📅 DATES: July 2024 | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Mallorca, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: 2 yoga classes & 2 workshops a day, 1 steam bath excursion, stunning accommodations and yoga shala

This immersive training delves into the essence of Yin Yoga, exploring its connection to traditional Chinese medicine, organs, meridians, emotions, seasons, and elements.

You’ll discover the distinctions between Yin and Yang practices, delve into chakras and fascia, and explore how Yin Yoga can aid in managing stress, anxiety, and trauma.

During breaks, you can relax by the saltwater pool, explore the spacious gardens, or find solace in nearby natural wonders like the monastery.

Whether you’re a Yoga Teacher looking to expand your teachings or a Yin Yoga enthusiast seeking to deepen your practice, this training offers a transformative experience.

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training covered all the important topics, combined theory with practice and it was a great balance between learning and relaxing. Maria is a great teacher, she is very knowledgeable and created a safe and open learning enviornment. I would definitely recommend this teacher traing to all Yoga teachers that would like to deepen their knowledge and all other Yogis that would like to learn more about Yin Yoga.


Stay in a single, double, or triple shared room at a gorgeous luxury Finca surrounded by nature. The property has a 150 sqm yoga shala, a saltwater swimming pool, a fireplace, and a massive garden with relaxation spots.

10) 8-Day 60-Hour Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Nov. 25 – Dec. 2, 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

Luxury yoga retreat center in Andalusia Spain

📍 Location: Tarifa, Andalusia

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Continuing education credits, luxury accommodations, small group

This training is a combination of both theory and practice and will allow you to dive deeper into your Yin qualities. Let yourself be nourished by two daily practices, meditation, pranayama, and the incredible nature surrounding the villa.

The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for already Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

“Mona and Gunnar both have a lot of experience which they share through the training, with details and passion. The curriculum is very complete, from anatomy to energetics and teaching practice. I highly recommend their training!”


Stay in a really stunning and secluded luxury villa with a large pool. Enjoy three delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Asian-influenced meals a day prepared by the villa’s private chef.

11) 8-Day 70-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Oct. 23 – 29, 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Mallorca, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Continuing education credits,

Join Yoga MariSol for a week in Mallorca and gain all the knowledge you need to sequence and confidently teach Yin yoga classes. With a traditional Chinese medicine component, you will also explore the organs, the meridians, the connected emotions, the seasons, and the elements.

Yoga MariSol aims to foster self-healing as you dive deep into the healing concepts of Yin yoga in such a beautiful and immersive space.

“This course exceeded all of my expectations. It is far more than a Yin teacher training course. Maria has great knowledge and is an excellent instructor, but more than that, she is warm and open-hearted and creates a great dynamic for the group.”


Stay in a beautiful boho Eco Finca with a pool, gardens, two yoga shalas, and a sauna. A private chef will prepare three organic meals (vegan/veg) each day. All yogis are welcome to this training, whether you’re hoping to teach Yin or just deepen your own practice.

12) 14-Day Yoga and Biomechanics 100-Hour Vinyasa

RATING: 4.65/5 | 📅 DATES: May & Sep. 2024 | 💳 BOOK NOW

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📍 Location: Sun Salute Yoga Studio, Torre de la Horadada, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Location, meal plan optional, paddleboard yoga

This in-person training offers a deep dive into yoga practice and instruction over 14 days, with an additional 20 non-contact hours for self-study. Sun Salute Yoga requires one year of background in yoga, dance, or bodywork.

The training curriculum covers diverse topics including asana, yoga anatomy, creative sequencing, adjustments, the chakra system, prenatal and Restorative yoga, and more.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to observe and assist in regular studio classes, gaining invaluable real-life teaching experience.

Sun Salute Retreats stands out for its commitment to academic excellence, personal support, and flexible scheduling options. With small class sizes and mentorship from experienced instructors, students receive personalized attention and guidance throughout the course.

“The yoga house was set in a lovely location right by the sea. The studio was a 5 minute walk away which made attending classes so easy – it was so nice to feel like part of the local community as the yoga classes are open to people on a retreat and people who live locally. The hosts Amanda and Unai were so welcoming and friendly.”


Stay in a private or shared room at a beach house just a short walk from the training center and one block from the beach. Vegetarian or vegan meals are optional and available at an additional cost.

13) 7-Day 60-Hour Yin YTT with 5 Elements and Fascia Therapy

RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: Multiple Dates | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Continuing education hours, one of the most popular training in Spain

This course involves 55 contact hours and 5 hours of self-study (reading work, practice, and specific assignments) and aims to help you embody more yin energy (stillness, peacefulness, and balance).

In addition to daily practice, lectures, and breathwork, you will visit magical spots on the island for sacred ceremonies. Each afternoon you have free time to go to the beach, hang by the pool, read, study, etc.

“Kata’s energy and willing to share everything is contagious. Everyday was a discovery and we all learned so much.”


Stay at a stunning villa with a large pool, luxury rooms, and just minutes from the beach. All meals are prepared by a private chef. Massages are available on request and at extra cost. Airport transfer is not available.

Don’t forget your travel insurance! Safety Wing is always my pick!

Yoga Teacher Training in Spain: Frequently Asked Questions

How long should you do yoga before teacher training?

It depends on the training. You only need a basic understanding and at least a few months of yoga practice to join a 200-hour training, but you need more experience for many more advanced or continuing education courses.

Is yoga teacher training worth it?

Generally, yes. If you want to teach yoga you need to have at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification. If you do not want to teach but just deepen your practice, ytt is a great way to do this. Be sure to read reviews to ensure you choose the best program for your goals.

Is 40 too old to become a yoga teacher?

Not at all! In fact, many people embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher later in life.

Can a beginner do YTT?

Yes. Some of the continuing education courses require previous experience and certifications, but the 200-hour YTT generally invites all people interested in deepening their practice.

Is teaching yoga a good side hustle?

Absolutely! Teaching yoga is a great side hustle because often classes are before or after regular work hours. And, it’s a great way to get also get your daily movement and meditation in.

What qualifications do I need to be a yoga teacher?

Most programs require the completion of at least 200 hours of certified yoga teacher training. Some other common qualifications are Yoga Alliance Registration, experience, and continuing education.

What is the difference between YTT and RYT?

YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) refers to the training that one receives to become a yoga teacher. RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) refers to a credential offered by Yoga Alliance, a professional organization that sets standards for yoga teacher training programs and maintains a directory of registered teachers.

Final Note

Spain is a great destination to pursue your yoga teacher training journey! It has plenty of programs to choose from because it is one of the most popular destinations for yoga retreats and yoga teacher training in Europe.

Its weather, history, and vibrant yoga community attract incredible international yoga instructors. You won’t be disappointed fulfilling your training hours in Spain. Take the leap and book your yoga teacher training for 2023!

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