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Yoga Teacher Training in Spain: The 13 Best Programs [2023]

LOOKING FOR A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN SPAIN?

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 actually lived there for a while, exploring both Spain’s bustling cities and tranquil countryside.

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 2023. They are the highest-rated (nothing under 4.8 stars), 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) 30-Day 200 Hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

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

📍 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 who 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!”

– RACHEL (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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) 24-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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

📍 Location: Finca El Moro, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: A BEAUTIFUL and peaceful location, yoga as a way of life philosophy, intensive, immersive

D’vine Yoga seeks to raise consciousness, health, and happiness through their yoga teacher training. More than just a certification program, they see yoga as a way of life. Anticipate living, eating, and consuming in an environmentally sustainable way during your time here.

This program teaches traditional Hatha Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga over 24 intensive days. There will be a heavy focus on pranayama and understanding the principles of life and the self. Expect to spend a bit of time in nature.

“To me, the 1-month experience of teacher training was not only life-changing, but it just drove me back on my path of beauty.”

– REMY (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are organic, Ayurvedic, vegetarian, and gluten-free. You will stay on a 75-acre hilltop farm in Andalusia, Spain. The villa is DREAMY DREAMY DREAMY and has a pool.

This program is a great option for anyone looking for a personal transformation alongside their yoga teacher training in Europe.

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

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Oct ’23 – 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.”

– RIANNE (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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

4) 21-Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: July & Oct. 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Mallorca, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Location, intensive, Sundays off

This 200-hour yoga teacher training offered by Green Yoga Retreat Center aims to turn yoga practitioners into qualified professionals, both on a physical and spiritual level. This course focuses on Vinyasa flow, as well as Ashtanga and Yin/Restorative.

Class is Monday through Saturday and Sundays are free to explore the beautiful island of Mallorca or rest your body. Some of the most beautiful beaches on the island are just a ten-minute drive away.

“It’s difficult to put into words exactly what Atma and Vero have created on their little piece of land in Mallorca…You will leave the training with friends for life, the depth of knowledge and training will prepare you for, or guide you to, whatever it is you are looking for.”

– KATHRIN (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

The retreat center is a traditional stone Finca hotel with a pool, dining hall, laundry service, and spa, all surrounded by nature. Breakfast, dinner, and snacks are included.

Pick-up and drop-off from a nearby bus or train station are available. This course is open to all yogis who want to become teachers or simply want to develop their practice in this style.

5) 22-Day 200-Hour Intensive Hatha and Vinyasa YTT

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

📍 Location: Tejina, Tenerife Island, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Small groups, pre-program learning required, intensive

Gayatri Yoga School specializes in Hatha teacher training. They run thoughtful, well-programmed training for students from all over the world. Upon completion, students are able to communicate and teach yoga to others effectively.

Gayatri requires students to complete some pre-distance learning that will give them foundational knowledge before the course even begins.

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.

“I made a last minute decision to join the Gayatri and it was the best decision. The level of teaching was outstanding and I couldn’t imagine a better YTT”

– LUCY (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

Stay at a lovely villa near the coast. Ingredients for all meals are provided – everyone cooks for themselves. No meat, fish, seafood, egg, garlic, onion, coffee, alcohol, or tobacco is allowed on site. Several holistic treatments are available at extra cost.

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

RATING: 4.9/5 | 📅 DATES: April & May 2023 | 💳 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 a number of 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!”

– GEMMA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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) 17-Day 200-Hour Soulful Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: NOV. 8-24, 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Ibiza, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Option to build up to 300/500 hours by adding modules in person or online with Rise&Shine Yoga School, intimate smaller group, required & recommended reading, renowned instructor

This is one of the most popular YTTs in Spain. It includes 17 days of in-person training and a 30-hour online preparation module that is optional (depending on experience). You will have daily practices, meditations, lectures, and nature experiences, all with an emphasis on the 5 Vedic elements.

“It truly was a transformational experience on so many levels. l learned a lot as a teacher”

– TANJA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

Stay at a really beautiful villa just 10 minutes from the beach. Vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free brunch, dinner, and snacks included. Fascia massages are available at extra cost. Airport transfer is not included.

Rise & Shine Yoga recommends this immersion and training to both practitioners and teachers. They do ask that you be familiar with the basics of Vinyasa Flow, have a minimum of 6 months of Vinyasa Flow experience, and have some meditation experience.


The Top 300-Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

8) 15-Day 300-Hour Hybrid Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

RATING: 4.8/5 | 📅 DATES: Nov. 26 – Dec. 10 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Malaga, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: HYBRID (15 days in-person, 14 days online), a group excursion

Harmony Home’s 300-hour training is made up of three modules. Module one is a self-paced home study that must be completed prior to arriving in Spain. Module two is 140 hours of in-person immersion in Spain.

The third module is 30 hours of home-based/mentored practicum. Ayurveda takes a central place in this training and serves as a foundation for further yoga therapy studies.

Each day in Spain, you will study from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Evenings are free for studies, walks, relaxation, and sightseeing.

“This is the kind of approach to yoga that I have been hoping to capture and share with others.”

– DARLENE (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

While in Spain you will stay at a beautiful boutique retreat house surrounded by mountains. Enjoy three meals a day and one group excursion to the medieval white village of Mijas Pueblo. This program is suitable for anyone interested in the topics of yoga therapy and Ayurveda.


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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) 15-Day Restorative Yoga & Pranayama 100-Hr YTT

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: AUG. 6-20, 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

Rustin yoga teacher training retreat center cabins in the Spanish countryside

📍 Location: El Pagano, Castile and León, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Contemporary approach, emphasis on eastern practices (pranayama, kriyas, mantras), for intermediate/advanced yogis, continuing ed. hours

Receive specialized training in Restorative Yoga, pranayama, and chanting of mantras at this 100-hour YTT. Matrika Yoga Retreats teaches with an emphasis on therapeutic practice, the use of therapeutic materials, pranayama, and the use of the voice.

Over 15 days you will learn how to correctly use bricks, belts, wall cords, bolsters, chairs, and a variety of other therapeutic elements. This training includes an introduction to the use of Yoga Nidra and visualizations for self-discovery.

You will stay in a renovated but rustic rural retreat center located on a solitary hill in the Sierra de Gredos about two hours away from Madrid Airport. Surrounded by lush forests, gorges with crystalline waters, and a mild microclimate, you’re sure to tune in.

This training is aimed at Yoga teachers and practitioners of all levels with at least 2 years of yogic practice.

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!”

– MORGANE (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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.”

– CLARE (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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) 7-Day 50-Hour Holistic Yin Yoga Teacher Training

RATING: 5/5 | 📅 DATES: Sep. 21- 27, 2023 | 💳 BOOK NOW

📍 Location: Granada, Spain

✏️ Yoga Alliance Certified School: Yes

💥 Highlights: Location, continuing education hours for RYT

At this holistic Yin Yoga Training, you’ll learn about functional anatomy and physiology, the 5 element theory, sequencing, holistic nutrition, cultivating a yin lifestyle, and more.

This is more than training, but a personal self-care retreat. Learn the art of teaching Yin and return to yourself in this beautiful region of Spain.

“The course provides a perfect level of information sharing and practical immersion into yin yoga, allowing you to absorb the knowledge without overload, feel like you have learned what you need to get started teaching, and feel how the method works on your own body. Sofia is one of the best YTT instructors that I have meet during my trainings and immersions.”

– NICOLAI (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

Stay at Cortijo Casería del Mercado, an organic farm. Three meals a day are included. Airport transfers are not available.

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.”

– RAQUEL (SEE MORE REVIEWS)

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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