The 200 hours training is based around the Satipatthana teachings of the Buddha, one of the earliest presentations of the Buddha’s teaching. During the course, we delve into this subject both practically, experimentally and theoretically.
Ultimately yoga practice in the form of postures and breathing exercises cannot fully alleviate our existential situation as human beings. Nor can it satisfy the deeper urges within the human psyche for a sense of spiritual freedom. Whether Buddhist or not, one can utilise these teachings in order gain greater meaning and purpose, to overcome negative mental states, difficulties in relation to our bodies, as well as gain a perspective on our lives to live a life more fully and more abundantly.
Bodhiyoga Mindfulness Yoga teacher training programmes are our response to these essential questions.
Directions to the Retreat Centre
The Retreat Centre is easy to get to with public transport and we invite you to arrive anytime from 16h onwards on the first day of the training. Take a local Renfe service, "Cercania" train from Valencia Estación Nord, sometimes called the Station at Xativa in Valencia to arrive in Jerica/Viver or Caudiel. From there you can take a cab or we pick you up to the retreat venue.
Check train times Valencia Estación Nord via Sagunto to Jerica/Viver (second to last stop) or Caudiel (last stop). Look for RENFE Cercanias the C5 route to Caudiel.
Suryavana, Masía Novales
Partida Novales, s/n, 12450 Xèrica, Castellón
From Alicante airport
You need to take the train (2 hours) or bus (3 hours) to Valencia Estación Nord to connect with the local train.
From Valencia airport
Take the Metro into town to the Metro stop Xativa. Valencia is well worth a visit and we can recommend places to stay and to eat!
Please check your arrival and departure times in relation to the local train travel.
What to bring
- Yoga mat and yoga belt (we’ll provide blocks, bolsters, blankets etc.)
- Light comfortable clothing for yoga practice
- Swimming costume
- Bathroom things
- Head lamp or torch
- Sturdy shoes or boots
- Sun protection and sun creams
- Insect repellent (anti-histamines if you have an adverse reaction to mosquito or midge bites)
- Any essential medicines
- Mosquito net
- Notebooks (more than you think you might need)
- Some clothing to cover up at night (it can be cool)
- Your yoga practice diary
- Your notes from home study
- Living with Awareness - Sangarakshita (2004)
- Living with Kindness - Sangarakshita (2004)
- Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology - Eldra Pearl Soloman (2008)
- Science of Breath - Himalayan Institute Press (2007)
- Bodhiyoga teacher training manual Module 1 (provided on the course)
"I can't quite believe how much I have learnt in three weeks. The depth of teaching is so valuable in terms of yoga practice and also unexpectedly inspiring a transformative for life in general. The course was challenging, however, there was a thread of deep intention that was apparent throughout the retreat." - Angela McHugh, Edinburgh, Scotland
"Coming on the Bodhiyoga Teacher Training is like doing yoga for the first time – really doing yoga, with my body and mind. I have found the course to be a journey of exploration and discovery, intensive learning and practice and I am leaving confident in my practice, motivated and inspired."- Holly Murray, London, U.K.
"I feel like I have gained a much deeper understanding of yoga then I thought possible. A way to approach yoga with mindfulness, that not only gives it more meaning, but also brings an awareness to the links between the body, mind and emotions that will be invaluable to explore in my own practice and in teaching others." - Lizzie Oh, Tasmania, Australia
"Sudaka and Sadhita enthusiasm and commitment to their own journeys really shines through in their teaching. The bringing together of the yoga and Dharma teaching is very effective, and the two elements complement one another well. I'm astonished at how much I've learned in the three weeks, and feel well equipped to start teaching." - Katherine Attwood, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
"Bodhiyoga teacher training weaves together the principles of Buddhism with an integrated and intelligent approach to Hatha Yoga. Students learn to understand and later embody what it is to teach awareness via the route of yoga and meditation. I left the course having deepened my mindfulness practice along with a foundation in Buddhist Dharma, and well rounded yoga practice, leaving me inspired to go out and teach." - Jackie Albert, Valencia
"Sadhita and Sudaka are inspiring teachers and they have created a teacher training which is really valuable. Buddhism, mindfulness and yoga together offers lots of tools to help you grow spiritually. In three weeks I learned such a lot about myself, yoga, buddhism, mindfulness and much more. As a yoga teacher, I feel confident and ready to take my first steps in teaching and I am inspired to learn more on my Buddhist path." - Saija Taivalmaki, Finland
"I was very lucky to be invited back on this course as organiser-assistant-porridge maker. It was a great opportunity to go over some of the material again and it has sunk into a deeper level. The course really is unique. Everyone has undergone a transformation, on both a physical and mental level over the last three weeks and has emerged as very centred yoga teachers. The combination of yoga practice and meditation everyday with healthy food, living in nature and living in a community has given rise to very positive states of mind. Each person has blossomed more into themselves, has connected to each other in an authentic way. The material of the course covers all the stuff a yoga teacher has to know with the self-study papers an added addition to help you consolidate the info. I feel stronger in my physical body and very present. It's been a very pleasurable course with fantastic teachers, a lovely bunch of students and the location is stunning in the middle of the Spanish countryside in a spacious “hacienda”. Highly recommended." - Tina McCallan, London / Spain / Turkey
"The Bodhiyoga Teacher Training course was exactly what I was looking for, even though I didn't know. The teaching was generous and challenging. I learnt so much about myself. I feel like a totally different person after three weeks. I've gained confidence in my yoga knowledge and I'm ready to begin my new career as a Bodhiyoga teacher. A heartfelt thanks and tremendous gratitude to Sadhita and Sudaka for creating and sharing this remarkable gift." - Sunil Patel, Woodland, Victoria, Australia
"The Bodhiyoga TTC offers a beautifully thought out integration of yoga and Buddhism. I had spent many years unknowingly looking for this course, and these teachers Sudaka and Sadhita. Having just finished it, I can describe it as comprehensive, hard-work, inspriational and transformative. Sudaka and Sadhita are teachers with integrity who encompass that which they teach; this is their vocation. I feel very fortuante to have done this course and feel ready to teach Buddhism-inpired yoga." - Kate Marks, Liverpool, U.K.
"Bodhiyoga is the most valuable teacher training, weaving together mindfully the Buddha's teachings, yoga asana, and meditation. Sadhita and Sudaka's wisdom and knowledge are a true gift to any aspiring yogi. I am truly honoured to have studied with Bodhiyoga and feel confident as a yoga teacher and having a deeper committment to meditation practice. So much thanks and gratitude for this transformational insightful training" - Nancy Schneider, Montana, U.S.A