shiatsu yoga mediterraneo

SYM shiatsu school

International School Shiatsu Yoga Mediterraneo

Course Syllabus & Schedule

This 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is registered by Yoga Alliance International, International Yoga Federation and Yoga Alliance UK. The course includes accommodation, 2 full meals a day (except free days), text books, Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance Uk and SYM Certifications.


The course reflects an energetic and therapeutic approach to yoga in line with the instructors' wide ranging experience (which includes: 30 years experience as a professional shiatsu therapist and teacher). Sequences taught are designed to improve both strength and flexibility as well as bring awareness to the flow of subtle energy through the body.

This program will enable future graduates to teach with confidence. The sequences taught are designed to provide an excellent foundation to all the basic poses, to teach avoiding any injury and where necessary adapt poses and sequences for differing physical levels and needs. Emphasis is on getting prana (energy) to flow while doing the poses, to understand their therapeutic benefits and for each person to practise with enjoyment, correct breathing and sincerity: Ultimately harmonising mind, body and energy.

The spiritual notions of yoga can also be found in other philosophical systems such as buddhism or the western traditions (i.e: Greek and Egyptian). This will be looked at more closely in the yoga philosophy classes.

Course Syllabus - 200 hours

Yoga Asanas: 80 hours

  • Basic postures and variations, sun salutation, relaxation, abdominal breathing; full yogic breath, two pranayama techniques,advanced postures, meditation.

Practice and Teaching: 40 hours

  • Beginners and intermediary classes for all levels and ages (touches on classes for: the elderly, children and yoga for pregnancy).
  • Teaching techniques: Guiding, coaching, leading, use of language and communication, use of props, hands-on assisting, finding your personal teaching style, designing classes for mixed levels, teaching new postures in depth, assessing individual needs, ethics and safety guidelines.

Anatomy, Physiology: 20 hours

  • Basic anatomy and physiology (with particular emphasis on respiration, circulation and digestion)
  • Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation
  • Benefits and contra-indications for all asanas (poses)
  • Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and wellbeing
  • Physiological and emotional effect of stress
  • Principles of diet and nutrition

Philosophy, Psychology, Lifestyle and Ethics: 20 hours

  • Philosophy and aim of yoga
  • The five points of yoga
  • Prana (Qi) Nadis (Meridians) and chakras (energy centres)
  • The human energy field
  • The five koshas
  • The bandhas
  • The 4 paths of yoga
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Principles of self-development
  • Teacher student relationship
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • The Gunas
  • The Yugas
  • Mantras and Kirtans
  • Principles and benefits of meditation
  • Ethics for yoga teachers

Homework and group study 20 hours

Other activities 20 hours

  • Introduction to body work, shiatsu  and chinese meridians, developing sensitivity, tuning into chakras and energy fields, chanting, DVD; relevant documentaries.

Daily Schedule

07:00 - 09:00 Asanas, Pranayama (main asana class)
09:00 - 09:30 Break
09:30 - 11:30 Movement, Meditation, Chanting, Philosophy, Psychology
11:30 - 15:30 Brunch & Break
15:30 - 17:00 Anatomy & Physiology
17:00 - 17:15 Break
17:15 - 19:30 Asana, Teaching Methods, Yoga Therapy, Teaching Practice
19:30 - 20:30 Supper & Break
20:30 - 22:30 3 Evenings per week only (other activities)

This is an example of the Daily schedule, please note times may change slightly due to season and location.

The course fees include 2 main meals per day, lunch and dinner.
We advise students not to eat any breakfast before the morning asana class.

All meals are vegetarian and prepared by our cook at the house and will include a completely vegan option.

Make sure you bring swim wear as you will have enough free time each day to enjoy the swimming pool.


The course will be taught in English with translations into French if and when necessary. You may read the relevant literature in your own language. The practical part will be evaluated by continuous assessment and you may write the final exam in your own language.

Practitioners are advised to have a minimum of 100 hours yoga experience.  It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of Yoga, life style and diet ; however all these subjects are taught during the course.

Successful applicants should be in general good health both physically and emotionally, in order to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.

Individuals who do not meet these minimum requirements may apply for a place and their applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

FIRST YEAR 2019 Start



5 - 27 October
(includes arrival and departure dates)

Dormitory; € 2200
Twin; € 2500
Single; € 2800

*Course fees include; tuition, accommodation, two main vegetarian meals per day and pick up/drop off to Peniscola / Benicarlo Station


2020 - October

Dormitory; € 2200
Twin; € 2500
Single; € 2800

*Course fees include; tuition, accommodation, two main vegetarian meals per day and pick up/drop off to Peniscola / Benicarlo Station


2021 - October

Dormitory; € 2200
Twin; € 2500
Single; € 2800

*Course fees include; tuition, accommodation, two main vegetarian meals per day and pick up/drop off to Peniscola / Benicarlo Station

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