200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

at Casa Cuadrau

Experience Yoga as an Art of Living

With Leigh Evans, Daniel Benito and Katya Ríos

2023

- Limited availability -

Yoga as an Art of Living

Do you want to deepen your Yoga practice and understanding?

Do you long to live a fulfilled life that reflects your innermost yearnings?

Are you ready to experience Yoga as an Art of Living that awakens mindfulness and invites balance and peace into your life?

Begin your journey today to a fully integrated life! Step on the path to your whole luminous self and learn how to hold the light for others.

Join the Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

offered by Leigh Evans in collaboration with Casa Cuadrau: Yoga, Art and Nature.

  • Reconnect to your innermost self
  • Immerse yourself in ancient yogic wisdom
  • Tools to care deeply for yourself and others
  • Reconnect with nature and your natural rhythms

What is different about this Yoga Teacher Training?

With decades of teaching thousands of students, Leigh Evans has crafted: a mindful, earth-focused Yoga Alliance Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training that offers:

 

  • Deepen your yoga practice from the purely physical into a whole life enhancement
  • Alignment based vinyasa yoga
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Women’s practices to support the whole self
  • Exploring the relationship between the body and the Earth’s cycles
  • Mindfulness practices in daily life and in nature
  • Method to develop your home yoga practice
  • Lifelong learning and personal growth

Being immersed in a teacher training retreat at Casa Cuadrau offers you the opportunity to connect with nature and your natural free essence through an integrated practice of yoga, meditation, meditative hiking, movement, and mindful eating.

Become a skillful and compassionate yoga teacher

While providing you with the techniques to become a skillful and compassionate yoga teacher, the Yoga Sukhavati teacher training also offers the means to live a life of balance. 

It is about experiencing fully in an immersive course so you can deeply feel the benefits of the practice and be able to share it from this experience and understanding. 

2 Immersive Trainings in the Pyrenees

This life-changing immersive training is offered in a two-part format at the breathtaking Casa Cuadrau, embraced by the grace and majesty of the Pyrenees. Removed from regular life distractions, living yoga on a daily basis, and honoring the sacredness of nature, find your place, your voice, and your emerging self.



It is a Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training:

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LEVEL 1

Evolve

In the sublimely supportive setting of Casa Cuadrau, embrace the opportunity to transform by immersing yourself in Level 1 – EVOLVE, the first of two trainings in the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training. This training is designed to provide you with the time and techniques to deepen your yoga practice.

Level 1 – EVOLVE welcomes students who want to deepen their yoga practice and learn skills to live a balanced life in harmony with nature and their highest self.  In these twelve days, immersed in the yoga practices and the exquisite beauty of the Pyrenees, be ready to transform as an individual, develop life long friendships, and live in a supportive community learning and growing together.

This immersive vinyasa yoga training will refine your asana practice and expand your life through:

  • Investigation of alignment and energetic principles of asanas
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Meditation
  • Meditative hiking
  • Introduction to teaching 
  • Ancient yogic wisdom from the study of ancient texts 

Duration
12 days (100 hours)

Dates
July 1st to 12th, 2023.

Curriculum

  • Asana Lab 1: 
    • Alignment and energetic principles of foundational yoga poses
    • Contraindications of the postures
    • Use of props to support postures and prevent injuries
  • Ayurveda – the Science of Life
  • Lifestyle of a yogi
  • The Joy of Self Practice
  • Women’s practices
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • History of Yoga
  • Anatomy
  • Chakras & Subtle Body Anatomy
  • Meditation
  • Meditative Hiking
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting
  • Rituals with the Elements
    • Invite the sacred presence of nature into your life 
    • Connect with the cycles of nature through personal and communal rituals

Requirements

Open to students who have been practicing yoga for a minimum of 2 years.

Level 1 – EVOLVE is a required course for the Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training. It counts as 100 hours towards your certificate. Upon completion of Level 1, you can attend Level 2 – EMPOWER 100 Hour Immersion to complete your training and receive your Yoga Alliance Certification.

LEVEL 2

Empower

Dive deeply into the practice of teaching yoga with Level II – EMPOWER. This twelve day training builds on the personal growth and yogic foundations developed in Level I, and expands your yogic journey and studies

This immersive training focuses on “Taking the Seat of the Teacher” and is for those who wish to become certified yoga teachers. 

The heart of Level 2 – EMPOWER is a process that will help you move through the blockages that are limiting you. Helpful to everyone, this process will give you the courage to honor your innermost longings, taste your essence, and set your feet on your path as a yoga teacher

 

Level 2 – EMPOWER offers you the opportunity to: 

  • Release limiting obstacles 
  • Find your voice as a yoga teacher
  • Hone your teaching skills
  • Polish your personal practice
  • Learn the craft of vinyasa rhythm and pacing
  • Develop the techniques to teach safe and creative beginning and open level classes.

This powerful training will help you manifest your true essence and “Take the Seat of the Teacher” with confidence and grace. 

Duration
12 days + 4 online sessions (100 Hours)

Dates
September 26th to October 7th, 2023.

Curriculum

  • Asana Lab 2:
    • Alignment and energetic principles of foundational yoga poses
    • Reading bodies to learn how to see which areas are collapsing or overworking and how to bring balance into the pose
    • How to adapt the poses to meet individual students needs 
    • How to incorporate verbal alignment instruction in a vinyasa flow
  • Intelligent Creative Sequencing
  • Teaching practicums with personalized feedback
  • Hands-On Adjustments
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Finding your voice as a teacher
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Meditative Hiking
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting

Requirements

Open to students who have completed Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training, Level 1 – EVOLVE.

Level 2 – EMPOWER is a required course for the  Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. It counts as 100 hours towards your Yoga Alliance Certification. 

Once you have successfully completed both Level 1 and Level 2, you will receive your Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate and be eligible to register as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200).

About the teachers

Leigh is joined by the teachers of Casa Cuadrau, Dani Benito Po and Katya Ríos Chávez to offer you a profound transformational journey to wholeness.

This team of deeply knowledgeable teachers each offer their yogic specialties with expertise and compassion for a powerful life changing experience of renewal and connection.

Leigh is the founder of Yoga Sukhavati. Sukhavati is a sanskrit word that means “endowed of bliss” referring to Amitabha Buddha’s pure realm. Yoga means to union or join. Yoga Sukhavati is joining the blissful realm. Through the yoga teacher training program, we offer you the opportunity to be the bliss and share the bliss.

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Leigh Evans

Leigh Evans (E-RYT 500), is a yoga teacher based in Brooklyn, New York.

She is a passionate yogini, spiritual explorer, dancer, and sound artist.

Leigh is the founder and director of the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training Programs (200 HR & 500 HR). Known as “a teacher’s teacher” Leigh has brought hundreds of yoga enthusiasts and budding teachers to the next level of their experience. Leigh has over 25 years of experience teaching intuitive, creative, alignment based vinyasa yoga classes. Leigh’s seasoned approach to the yoga practice can transform any student who craves insight on the body and the human experience. From the study of yoga and Ayurveda in India to thai massage in Chiang Mai, Leigh’s breadth of knowledge gives her the tools to teach practical applications that can change students’ everyday lives. Leigh has had the pleasure of training over 200 of New York’s finest yoga teachers. It brings her great joy to guide and witness the transformation of her students as they develop the skills and awaken their voice and presence through taking their seat as the teacher. Yoga Sukhavati specializes in Seasonal asana flow classes infused with Ayurveda, sound healing, and women’s practices. Leigh has dedicated her life to studying, practicing and passing on the living wisdom of yoga, culminating in the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training Programs. Leigh offers yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops nationally and internationally.

Collaborators

Daniel Benito Po | Equipo Casa Cuadrau

Daniel Benito

Co-director of Casa Cuadrau, Dani is a yoga and meditation instructor and mountain guide, as well as an ecological builder.

From a young age Dani felt deeply connected to the mountains and it was in the Pyrenees and the Himalayans where he discovered hiking to be a powerful meditation practice and a way of deepening his connection with nature.

Dani completed his yoga teacher training with Bharat Shetty (RYT 500) and his meditation practice is based on Buddhist teachings, inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh (Zen) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana).

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Katya Ríos

Co-director of Casa Cuadrau, Katya found in Yoga a way of life, a system for self exploration providing her with constant support on her path. When she arrived in Vio she rediscovered her love and devotion for nature, as well as a path on which she can continuously learn from her and be in tune with her.

She underwent 500 HR of Yoga Teacher Training course in International Yoga Sivananda Vedanta Organization, and later a 500 HR with Bharath Shetty (in Mysore, India) of Hatha-Yoga, Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga.

She is passionate about practicing meditation and mindfulness and studied a postgraduate degree in Mindfulness for Children and Teens at the Barcelona University and Wake Up Schools Association.

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Rates

Level 1

LEVEL 1 (100 H training) – the rates include the teacher training, accommodations, and meals.

Types of accommodation Early Bird before April 1st Regular rate
Shared dormitory 1850 € 2025 €
Double room with shared bathroom 1945 € 2120 €
Single room with shared bathroom 2090 € 2267 €
Double room with bathroom 2180 € 2355 €
Single room with bathroom 2545 € 2720 €
Without accommodation 1615 € 1790 €

Level 1 & 2

LEVEL 1 & 2 (200 H training) – the rates include the teacher training, accommodations, and meals.

Types of accommodation Early Bird before April 1st Regular rate
Shared dormitory 3730 € 3980 €
Double room with shared bathroom 3870 € 4120 €
Single room with shared bathroom 4150 € 4400 €
Double room with bathroom 4325 € 4575 €
Single room with bathroom 4980 € 5230 €
Without accommodation 3300 € 3550 €

Booking process & Payment policy

Level 1

LEVEL 1 (100 H training)

  1. Book your space in the L1 (100 H training) with a 300 euros non-refundable deposit 
  2. Upon booking select the type of accommodation your want
  3. Pay for the balance of the training on the 1st day of training
  4. No refund for the training once it has begun

Level 1 & 2

LEVEL 1 & 2 (200 H training)

  1. Book your space in the 200 H training with a 400 euros non-refundable deposit 
  2. Upon booking select the type of accommodation your want
  3. Pay for the balance of the training (L1 & L2) on the 1st day of training (July 1st, 2023)
  4. No refund for the training once it has begun

The Yoga Teacher Training includes

Level 1 – EVOLVE is the first 100 hours of the Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training.

Level 2 – EMPOWER is the second 100 hours of the Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training.

Level 1

This 12 day immersion offers you a sacred experience in which you will deepen your yoga practice and learn skills to live a balanced life in harmony with nature and your highest self.

Rates include:

  • All Teachings from Level 1 – Evolve teacher training
  • Teacher Training manual
  • 1 tea ceremony
  • 3 guided meditative hikes
  • 1 meditative long hike
  • Yoga nidra
  • Kirtan
  • All vegetarian meals made with love for your mindful eating practice
  • 11 nights of accommodation (except the ‘without accommodation option’)
  • All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga

Level 2

This 12 day immersion focuses on “The Art of Teaching” and is for those who wish to to become certified yoga teachers. It  builds on the yogic lifestyle offered in Level 1, advancing your yogic studies and teaching skills, and will help you release limiting obstacles and build confidence as a yoga teacher. 

Rates include:

  • All Teachings Level 2 – Empower teacher training
  • Teacher Training manual
  • 1 tea ceremony
  • 3 guided meditative hikes
  • Yoga nidra
  • Kirtan
  • All vegetarian meals made with love for your mindful eating practice
  • 11 nights of accommodation (except the ‘without accommodation option’)
  • All taxes, public liability and accident insurance for activities: hiking and yoga

Who is this program for?

This training is open to students who have an established yoga practice and have been practicing yoga for at least 2 years. 

This training is for you if you are:

  • On a journey of self discovery
  • Ready for a positive change in your life
  • Yearn to feel more connected to yourself and nature
  • Want deepen your yoga practice

 

  • Ready to experience living in a sacred way
  • Desire the time and space to meditate
  • Want to bring self-care into your daily life
  • Curious about Ayurveda 
  • Want to learn more about your body and mind
  • Ready immerse yourself in the knowledge and the tools to care deeply for yourself and others

Questions & Answers

What are the requirements to attend this course?

This training is open to students who have an established yoga practice and have been practicing yoga for at least 2 years. It’s important for the trainees to have a fundamental understanding of the primary yoga poses before learning how to teach.

What is different about Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training?

The Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training is designed for yogis who have the desire to deepen their yoga practice from the purely physical into a whole life enhancement. 

The 200 Hour curriculum combines alignment based vinyasa yoga with profound Ayurvedic self-care practices to reconnect with the elements and invite wellbeing into all aspects of your life. With a special focus on women’s practices, the training offers you the opportunity to realign with your feminine wisdom which is connected with the rhythms of nature. Through meditative hikes, rituals with the elements, and mindful living and practice, you will learn ways to walk the sacred path everyday. 

Being in a retreat setting offers you the supportive environment to release your habitual daily activities and awaken the flowering of awareness. Immersed in nature and removed from distractions, you will have the time and space to truly dedicate to practice and study. Your body will relax, your mind will become quieter, and you will reconnect with the essence of your being. 

Through experiencing our sacred connection to nature, this training invites healing on a personal as well as cultural level. 

What if I just want to deepen my practice and am not interested in becoming a yoga teacher?

We created this training with you in mind! Many people take yoga teacher training because they just want to learn more and refine their yoga practice but they don’t want to teach.

You can just attend the first immersion Level 1 – EVOLVE which welcomes students who want to deepen their yoga practice and enhance their lives. Once you complete Level I, you will have definitely refined your yoga practice as well as accumulated 100 hours towards your Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training. If at a later date you decide that you are interested in teaching, you can take the Level 2- EMPOWER training and become a yoga teacher.

What style of yoga will I be trained to teach?

The Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training will train you to be an alignment based vinyasa teacher. 

Do you provide study materials/ manuals?

Yes, a teacher training manual will be provided. 

If I am not a very flexible person, will that hinder my experience?

The training will be very beneficial for people who are not flexible as well as those who are flexible.

Can I participate in the course during pregnancy or during specific health conditions?

Yes, you can attend the training while you are pregnant. If you have a specific health condition it is necessary to check with your doctor to see if they feel that the training will be wise to attend.

Is the course all taught in English?

The training will be bilingual, taught in English with Spanish translation.

What if I can’t attend both Level I and Level 2 training in the same year?

That’s not a problem. Since the trainings are offered as two separate immersions, you can attend the Level 2 training anytime that is convenient for you.

Are there any additional required classes beside the Level I and Level II training immersions?

In the time between Level 1 and Level 2, we will hold 4 online sessions through zoom. These sessions are part of the Level 2 training. They will help you incorporate what you learned in Level 1 into your yoga practice at home. 

In order to give you the experience of attending yoga classes with your new yoga teaching perspective, we require that you attend 20 yoga classes outside of the training sessions. Most of these classes can be with the teacher, style, and level of your choice. But in order for you to experience different approaches to yoga we specify some of the class types and ensure that you experience a range of class levels. Homework assignments for some of the classes will increase your learning from attending the classes.

What are the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training graduation requirements?

In order to graduate from the Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Teacher Training you are required to attend all sessions in Level 1 and Level 2 training immersions, complete all homework assignments, attend 20 classes outside of the training sessions, and complete the final written and teaching tests.

What if I have to miss a class?

We understand that at some point you may not be able to make it to a training session either at the Casa Cuadrau or one of the online zoom sessions. All of the information covered in the training is important, so we want to make sure that you understand everything. Zoom sessions will be recorded and sent to those unable to attend. In the instance you are unable to attend a live session, your yoga training buddy will share their notes of the session with you. You will be required to write a short summary of what was covered for the missed session indicating your understanding of the material.

Is there homework?

During the course of the training you will be assigned homework to expand your understanding of the practice. 

Are there written materials and are they included in the training price?

The cost of the teacher training manual is included in the training. The books on the required reading list are not included in the price.

Is this school registered with Yoga Alliance?

Yes. This Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance. Once you have successfully completed both Level I and Level II, you will receive your Yoga Sukhavati 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate and be eligible to register as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200).

What is the cancellation policy?

CANCELLATION POLICY

The deposit is non-refundable.

If you cancel before 2 months prior to the starting date of the training we will not refund the deposited amount, but you can use the 150 euros of your deposit to book another retreat within the next 12 months.

If you cancel after 2 months prior to the starting date of the training, you will lose 100% of your deposit.

Once the training has begun, there is no refund for the training.

Save your spot!

Early bird discount ends on April 1st, 2023.

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