5-Day Hormone Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Retreat in Costa Brava, Spain

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Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Relationship chakras and endocrine system
Effects of Yoga Asana on the hormonal system
3 vegetarian meals per day
Hormones and their role in the body and mind
Manual to follow the course content
In this training, you will learn how yoga practice influences our hormone levels and how our endocrine system is linked with the Chakra system. You will also learn Hormone Yoga Therapy according to Dinah Rodrigues and moreover, you will have a discussion on what it means to be a woman and how to support women throughout their regular cycle as well as throughout the different stages of their lives. 

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Garden
Laundry
Dining area
Fireplace
Kitchen
Wireless internet
Parking lot
Located on one of the most emblematic beaches of Costa Brava, Nydum is a little elevated offering stunning views over the Mediterranean sea. 

There is a walking road that crosses Costa Brava called "camí de ronda" for the ones who love to hike during their free time.

The location is about an hour and a half away from Barcelona, and 30 minutes from Girona. This makes Nydum a perfect place to explore the Catalan country.

The venue
Villa Flores is the perfect place to retreat yourself and plunge into yoga. The surroundings and views give the perfect environment to find quiet and peace. 

  • Each room has its own bathroom
  • A long table to fit everyone to eat together 
  • Saltwater swimming pool
  • Huge garden with green spaces

Food
The kitchen is vegetarian, wholesome, and uses mainly locally sourced ingredients, based on the Mediterranean diet. The aim is to provide healthy, delicious food that allows you to progress in your yoga practice. Dietary requirements are catered for, please notify Nydum upon booking.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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9th October to 13th October 2022
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Program

Overview
Hormone yoga is interesting for everyone who is interested in motivation, psychology, and neurobiology. So actually for all of us - because haven't you already asked yourself why we humans do what we do?

Without hormones as neurotransmitters we wouldn't get out of bed in the morning and can't fall asleep in the evening - but we often only learn how important hormones and their tasks are in our body when something gets out of balance: substances or activities that release dopamine can lead to addiction, a lack of melatonin causes us to experience sleepless nights, or dwindling estrogen levels leaves a desire to have children unfulfilled or causes all kinds of undesirable side effects with the onset of menopause. 

In this training, you will learn how your yoga practice influences your hormone levels and how your endocrine system is linked with the Chakra system. You will learn Hormone Yoga Therapy according to Dinah Rodrigues and moreover, you will discuss what it means to be a woman and how to support women throughout their regular cycle as well as throughout the different stages of their lives. 

After the training, you will be equipped with a deep understanding of physical as well as emotional human anatomy. You will be able to apply knowledge from the yoga system as well as from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

You will further cover:
  • Hormones and their role in the body and mind
  • Relationship chakras and endocrine system
  • Motivational psychology in relation to your nervous system
  • Stress and hormonal imbalances
  • Life Stages of Women - from Menarche to Menopause
  • Menstrual Cycle Awareness and hormonal imbalances
  • The 'pill' and its effects on the endocrine system
  • Female and male menopause
  • Effects of yoga asana on the hormonal system
  • Meridians and sexual energy
  • Tibetan Healing Practices
  • Acupressure for menstrual problems

This course is suitable for
The module is for anyone with or without yoga experience and background. Previous experience is definitely beneficial and necessary if the module is taken out of motivation to teach Hormone yoga yourself or to use the findings (therapeutically) in one-on-one support. Also, a general interest in psychology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and how the human body works is helpful to understand important connections.

Example Daily Schedule
  • 08:00-10:00 Morning practice based on the topic of the day (menstrual cycle, motivation psychology, stress, and nervous system)
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast 
  • 11:00-13:00 Theory 
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch 
  • 15:00-17:30 Theory
  • 17:30-19:30 Chanting, (self-)acupressure, and meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner 
The above is an example schedule, subject to change to the needs of students and the lead teacher. October 9 is the arrival day in the afternoon, dinner will be included. October 13 is the departure day after lunch. 


Optional activities
Nydum lives in a very active and beautiful part of the coast, where you can find a full range of activities, from more relaxing ones to more active ones. Some activities you can do in your free time are:

  • Go to Dali’s museum
  • Hike to Torroella de Mongrí castle
  • Kayak on a quiet river
  • Kayak or paddle on the beach
  • Learn pottery in La Bisbal
  • Visit Girona
  • Visit nearby old towns
  • Visit the nearby beaches

Instructor

Anna Casadevall
Anna
As a nature lover, she studied Environmental Science and got the opportunity to travel around the world spending time in Argentina, Nicaragua, Canada, England and Italy. But when she went to India in 2007, her introduction to yoga transformed her life. She started her yoga journey by learning Ashtanga yoga. Later on, she travelled to New York to the Ashram Yoga Ranch Woodbourne to qualify as a Sivananda Advanced Teacher. She has been attending different Vinyasa and Yin yoga training courses. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 50% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
9th October to 13th October 2022
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