A Y P Yoga  with Tristan Dorling

AYP 200-hour

Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Teacher Training Course

Suryalila, Andalucia, Spain

23rd February- 23rd March 2019

Note: This course is completed.

 About the course

   During February and March 2019, we will be running a 29-day Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) in Andalucia in the South of Spain. This is a foundation yoga teacher training course for people who have not taken a yoga teacher training course before, who have already taken one, but who are looking to broaden their teaching knowledge.

    The focus of the training is on qualifying teachers to be able to teach asanas (postures), Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation practice, Samyama and the mudras and bandhas.

    The course will also cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry (advaita).  The yoga will be full-scope, covering all eight limbs of yoga.

    The course covers both practice and theory, with 3 or 4 hours of practice each day and 2 or 3 hours of theory classes each day. Practice classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama. There will be one day off each week. The course will be taught in the English language.

The curriculum for the course has been approved by the Yoga Alliance.Course Teachers

The venue

   The course will be held at Suryalila, which is a beautiful yoga retreat centre located near Cadiz, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Rey. It has two large meditation halls, as well as beautiful rooms, expansive grounds, a swimming pool and sauna.

   The centre is situated on 45 acres of land on the edge of a mountainous national park.

Course Curriculum

The course will focus as much on the development of personal practice, as on tuition.  

Many  aspects of yoga will be covered, including some of the most subtle and effective aspects of yoga practice. Some of the subjects covered are:

    Anatomy (both physical and subtle)

    The history of the philosophy of yoga

    The theory of meditation

    The theory of pranayama

    Mudras and Bandhas

    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    The Bhagavad Gita

    The Shatkarmas

    The theory of samayama

    The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    The teaching of yoga

The full course curriculum can be found here.Course curriculum


Upon completion of the course, participants will become qualified as a yoga teacher and will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Qualifications will be given at the end of the course.


    Food on the course will be vegetarian. Special diets such as vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free can be catered for, if you let us know in advance.  Three meals will be served each day during the course.

    Hot drinks will be available all day.


     Female mini-dormitory (up to 4 sharing):  £3,400

     Male dormitory (up to 8 sharing):  £3,400

     Shared twin room (per person):  £3,900  

     Double room (one double bed) (per person):  £3,900

     Double room with private bathroom (per person): £4,250  

     Single room:  £4,400  

     Single room with private bathroom: £4,750  

    Prices are in British pounds. The price includes accommodation, food and all the classes and training. Transfers from the airport are not included.

    A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure a place on the course.


    If you would like to join this course, contact me and I will send you an application form.

   Once your place on the course has been approved, you can make the payment for the deposit through our secure server here.

Getting there:

    Directions for getting to Suryalila Retreat Centre are on their website here.

Frequently asked questions :

Does this course lead to an international Yoga Teacher qualification?

Why is this course different from other Yoga Teacher Training Courses?

How are the course participants assessed?

Is all of the training completed on the course?

Is there a recommended reading list for the course?


    If you have any questions about the Teacher Training Course that are not answered above, you can contact me here.

Daily schedule

     23rd February 2019

11:00 am - 4:00 pm        Arrival (rooms available from 12 noon)

1:30 pm                            Lunch

4:30- 6.30 pm                  First class, asana, pranayama, meditation, samyama         

7:00 pm                            Dinner

             24th  February to 22nd March 2019

    Morning program 24th February only

07:30-09:20 am              Asana, Pranayama, meditation and samyama

09:30 am                         Breakfast

12:15 - 1:15  pm               Course introduction

1:30 pm                            Lunch

    Morning program 25th February onwards

06:45-08:20 am              Asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama

08:30-09:20 am              Pranayama, meditation and samyama

09:30 am                         Breakfast

11:00-12:00 noon            Optional extra class (happening on some days only)

12:15 - 1:15  pm               Lecture

1:30 pm                            Lunch

    Afternoon program weeks one and two

3:30 pm -4:30 pm          Lecture / subject class

4:45 pm- 5:45 pm          Asana class

5:45 pm - 6:40 pm         Pranayama, meditation and samyama

7:00 pm                           Dinner

8:30 pm                           Evening lecture/ questions and answers                                       

    Afternoon program weeks three and four

3:30 pm  -4:30 pm        Asana class / Teaching practice

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm        Pranayama, meditation and samyama/ Teaching practice

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm        Pranayama, meditation and samyama

7:00 pm                           Dinner

8:30 pm                           Evening lecture/ questions and answers  

     23rd March 2019

06:15 am                          Wake up bell

06:45-08:20 am              Asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama

09:30 am                         Breakfast and the end of the course (11 am check-out)

1:30 pm                            Lunch for anyone who is leaving after lunch

Days off

    One day each week (Wednesdays) will be free for people to relax or explore the local area.

     A yoga hall will also be available on the days off, for people to do their own practice if they wish.


Reviews from previous AYP Teacher Training courses

    “Passed with distinction the yoga teacher training course. The level of individual attention given to us by enlightened teachers is beyond words. We are all grateful and full of joy for such teachers.

Even people who are already yoga teachers and did this training say it is like no other. I can highly recommend the Advanced Yoga Practices Teacher Training. It is so much more than a teacher training course, it was also a retreat and a means to connect with colleagues from around the world. And above all to learn from great teachers who know ...and make dear life long friends and begin changing ourselves fundamentally.”

Nathalie, Singapore


    “Excellent teachers and teaching. I would certainly highly recommend this AYP teacher training.”

Isabelle: France


    “This course was everything I had hoped and more. Full-scope yoga training taught by true yogis who were both available and approachable. Despite having studied yoga for many years prior to the course, I still learned a tremendous amount. It drew a diverse array of students from all over the world, a group that came to feel more like family than mere friends. My only regret was that it all had to end. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning to teach about all of the limbs of yoga.”

Richard: USA


    “Thanks to the instructors, staff, and fellow students on the AYP Teacher Training Course 2017. It was a privilege to know you all. You have made it possible for me to enjoy this course and I felt at home amongst people I could trust.”

Alain: Canada


    “Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP)’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.”

Wolfi: Austria


    “Participating in the AYP Teacher Training Course was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, so intense emotionally and energetically. Meeting all these people from around the world (there were 13 different nationalities), each one was different but so special, sensitive, aware, caring, full of love ... You could feel a boundless bhakti! What a great human experience ... Discover what it was for everyone in our lives, how long we had practiced (9 years for some!), how we had arrived there, sharing our experiences and discussing the effects of practices. We did not know each other for the most part, but we had this strong connection through AYP.

From the first day, we felt like part of the same family. And our "Teachers"! All passionate (and therefore exciting) and open to share with us all their knowledge without restraint, each with his specialty.

Devrim: Pranayama, mudras / bandhas,

Alex: Asanas and more generally anatomy,

Tristan: Meditation, the subtle nervous system and its functioning.

Beyond the content of the training, we practiced a lot (3 to 4 sessions per day) and experienced for the most part a certain energy surcharge, generating a lot of laughs (sometimes collective!), and crying too. We shared strong moments together, which created a strong cohesion in the group. We left rich of lessons, meetings, and a foolproof bhakti .

If you have the opportunity to participate in one of the next training sessions AYP TTC, do not hesitate ...


Amandine: France


Click here for a full list of reviews from past students, on the Yoga Alliance website.