Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour YTTC 2020

NEXT COURSE: November 8 – 28, 2020
A traditional, Sivananda style yoga teacher training course led by Spirit Body Yoga. The format of this intensive residential yoga immersion allows for much personal attention and teaching practice for each student, giving them the opportunity to learn to teach with confidence and safety.

Disconnect from your worldly distractions and go inside yourself to explore your relationship to yoga and to yourself. The shared experience gives students the challenges and support of a professional group, with more than 30 years of experience and dedicated to a common goal: to imbibe and transmit the spirit of yoga. SBY works to develop and refine your technique, alignment and professional qualities. Whether you wish to become a yoga teacher or simply deepen your practice, come join us and experience the strength, discernment and joy that come through yoga.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants are eligible to register with the internationally renowned Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 200.

Spirit Body Yoga YTTC — led by renowned yoga instructors Nora Belton and Kirana Stover – has been leading Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training courses in Ibiza for many years. Catering to those with a desire to become a professional teacher, in addition to those seeking to deepen their personal practices, there are two study options available: an intensive 200-hour residential immersion in English undertaken in three weeks plus a guided 20 hour ‘Anatomy for Yoga’ pre-requisite (online) or a six-month (on weekends throughout winter) non-residential course in Spanish.

The Yoga Teacher Training can be seen as a platform for the following modes of exploration and expression to come together: Insight, spiritual tradition, voice, universe-as-one, humanness, longing, music, body awareness, meditation, individual and shared purpose of self-knowledge.

My ultimate goal is for students to know themselves more so that when they impart their knowledge to others they do it from a sense of blended knowing and openness, humbleness and inner strength; this fosters trust in clients and students.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is designed to root you in the practice and help you achieve the confidence you need to transmit your knowledge and love of Yoga to others.
Spirit Body Yoga is a YOGA ALLIANCE registered school

YTTC 2020 includes: Course manual, accommodation, airport pickup, all classes, all meals + snacks and tea all day

This course includes:

  • Professional Team with 30 years experience
  • Study of Yoga philosophy and values
  • 8 Limbs of Classical Yoga
  • Intro to Yoga Sutras, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
  • Anatomy for Yoga with L. Kaminoff & A. Matthews
  • Intro to Yoga for Kids and Essentials for Pregnancy Yoga
  • Traditional Ashram-style living
  • Intro to Ayurveda (opt)+ Massage
  • Support team (graduate & visiting teachers, therapeutic massage, personal consultations)
  • Daily Chanting & Meditation
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • Free Time
  • Ample Teaching Practice
  • Karma Yoga


Can Cesar Seafront Villa

Close to the beach and walking distance into town, restaurants and shopping.

Can Cesar is an ideal retreat and vacation venue in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, Spain. It offers the tranquility and beauty of being on the sea, which guests can access just by stepping out the garden gate. There is a beautiful coastal path to walk along, and the center of town is only a 10 minute walk away.

The complex includes a conference/yoga room. The lovely communal garden has a swimming pool, a yoga deck and a view of the sea.

Daily Schedule for the Yoga Teacher Training Course November 8 – 28, 2020

7 am Satsang, Meditation, Chanting
8 am Teaching Asanas
10 am Brunch,  Free Time & Karma Yoga
2 pm Workshop/Theory
4 pm Asanas, Personal Practice
6 pm Dinner
8 pm Satsang, Meditation & Chanting
9:30 pm Day’s end


Course Teachers

  • Lead Teachers
  • Guest Teachers

Nora Belton

Nora taught Teacher Training with SUNRA for 7 years before founding SPIRIT BODY YOGA in 2010. She was introduced to Sivananda Yoga at the age of 12 and has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1984, following a career in dance and music. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master and Massage Therapist,
working with special needs clients and people recovering from substance abuse. Originally from Los Angeles, California, her travels have taken her to India, Egypt, Latin America and Europe, finally settling in Ibiza Spain.

Kirana Stover

Kirana is Director of the Integral Yoga Center in Barcelona. She has been teaching Yogasince 1992 and trains Yoga teachers in the style of her Guru who she met at the age of 16, Swami Satchidananda, disciple of Swami Sivananda and creator of Integral Yoga. Kirana, a professional Body Work Practitioner, studied with Yamuna Zake of “Yamuna Body Rolling.” She is currently training to become an ecumenical minister in the tradition of Integral Yoga. Kirana imparts RAJA YOGA on this course.

Ana Marcela Wakeham

Marcela is a Senior Yoga teacher certified by the Yoga Alliance. With a background in Modern Dance, she specializes in Experiential Anatomy and Physiology of Movement and has 15 years of teaching experience. She has developed her own clear insight into how to teach from a deep introspective and experiential knowledge, which she expresses in an easy and fascinating way.

Juan Francisco Rodriguez

Juan is a Physiotherapist and Osteopath.
He is the Head Physiotherapist of the DANZA de la COMUNIDAD Dance Company of Madrid, BALLET VICTOR ULLATE and Physiotherapist of the CENTRO DRAMÁTICO NACIONAL companies.

Estela Bence

Estela has a B.A. in Secondary Education and she is a certified Yoga instructor with 20 years experience teaching prenatal pregnancy preparation. Her aim on this course is to familiarise you with the mechanics of pregnancy with an emphasis on guiding pregnant students to work safely within comfortable limits, release tension, improve concentration and become calm.



Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals Course online Yoga Teacher training & Immersion for Spirit Body Yoga Students

Spirit Body Yoga Teacher Training Students,

Spirit Body Yoga has partnered with world-renowned Yoga Educators and Best-Selling Authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.

Using what they’ve learned in their combined 50 years of experience training yoga teachers, they’ve created a unique online program that’s exclusively available through Teacher Training Programs: Yoga Fundamentals. This is not your average anatomy training.

Don’t expect hours of “which bone is which”, that will make you feel like you are back in High School science class. Leslie and Amy spend time on things that matter the most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization.

Read on for more information.

They will help you establish a broad base of knowledge, by sharing examples, analogies, stories and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students.
Leslie and Amy will also share their own favourite teaching strategies like;

  • How to make poses accessible for any student.
  • What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice.
  • Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat.

Leslie & Amy’s unique blend of humour and expertise make them the absolute best team to guide you through this phase of your journey.

How does it work? You’ll join Amy & Leslie at home via your computer for 20-hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation.

They will lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you’ll be able to access as a teacher. You’ll have time to soak up the material and try it out in your own asana practice.

By the time you are finished, you’ll have a broad understanding of the anatomical concepts that are most important to a yoga teacher so you can begin teaching with confidence. AND you will have one year access to the materials so you can review again and again. In a residential intensive style program it is very hard to fully digest the anatomy concepts that will support your teaching; this course is the answer.

Included, you’ll have access to the Asana Library (a collection of 20 poses, each examined in 3 ways):

  • Breath-Centered Approach: with Leslie
  • Joint & Muscle Actions: with Amy
  • Pose-specific Workshops: each workshop is different, and includes themes like examining how
    different traditions might approach each pose; talking students through
    strategies for different body types, etc.

You will be able to explore the bonus reference material:

  • Video Glossaries: here is where you’ll find specific names of bones and muscles and
    learn about common anatomical terms you might hear in teaching/training/therapeutic contexts.
  • Additional Discussions/Workshops from our live taping that were too valuable not to include, but didn’t fit into the body of the curriculum.

This is the most comprehensive, most useful anatomy training available to teacher training programs today, and it’s only available through schools like ours.

Continuing Education workshops.

Spirit Body Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Provider. If you are a member of Y.A. you can join our CE workshops to earn credit. Please contact SBY for more information.