Barcelona (Spain) | 2,3 & 4 September 2022

Yoga Teachers Summit
Grow Your Impact, Income & Community

YOGA TEACHERS SUMMIT
2, 3 & 4 Sept 2022 – Barcelona (Spain)
Advanced Public Speaking, Applied Anatomy & Business


SOLD OUT: contact us for waiting list

If you’re a yoga teacher or fitness professional who wants to take your career to the next level, I’d like to invite you to the first-ever Yoga Teachers Summit in beautiful Barcelona, Spain.

As a yoga teacher, you’re constantly surrounded by people. Your day-to-day work is positive and uplifting; but after classes end and the doors close, you’re all alone. As a teaching professional, you no doubt have dreams and aspirations, doubts and questions, but you probably don’t have a peer group to support you. Teaching yoga is hyper social, but the professional side of the industry can be extremely lonely.

You might ask yourself, “Where are my people? Where are my peers?” The Yoga Teachers Summit aims to solve this by providing professional education, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities than can kickstart a new career or propel your current teaching to the next level.

This is an interactive, workshop-style event where you’ll not only learn, but you’ll also work hands-on to develop ready-to-teach materials that you can apply immediately to your classes as soon as you arrive back home.


Module I: Public Speaking

Most teachers can effectively lead a one-hour class, but they often struggle to teach workshops, give lectures, and speak on camera. Now, more than ever, your ability to communicate is what will help you share your message with the biggest possible audience, so your public speaking skills are often the X factor in your success.

You’ll learn:

  • Body language techniques for teaching
  • When to demo, when to talk
  • Speech structure blueprints
  • A teaching-first approach to presentations
  • Visual aids, slides and handouts

During the summit, we’ll cover everything from speech structure and word choice to body language and camera tricks. During the hands-on session, you’ll develop and present a mini-yoga talk on the spot, and you’ll leave with experience and a framework to excel as a speaker.


Module II: Applied Anatomy & Adjustments

The human body is forever fascinating, but as a teacher, most of your time will revolve around what I call, The Big Five: hips, hamstrings, knees, shoulders and spine. We’ll deep dive into the function and dysfunction of these important areas of the body, and most importantly, we’ll look at the published research on how best to heal, adjust, and nurture our students into midlife and beyond.

You’ll learn:

  • Big five biomechanics: hips, hamstrings, knees, shoulders, spine
  • Adjustments (hands on and verbal) for injuries and pain
  • Modifications for all levels
  • How to cultivate a lifelong practice

During the hands-on portion of this workshop, you’ll teach a mini-class with applied anatomy, practice adjusting, and create a blueprint for how you’ll use this knowledge in your future classes.


Module III: Business

I’ve just completed a new book called Yoga Business Mastery. We’ll use this as a framework for learning with a specific focus on discovering your unique ability, packaging and pricing, and super-fast launch strategies that cost little or no money to implement.

You’ll learn:

  • The power of specialization
  • Pricing and packaging for win-win success
  • Low or no-cost strategies to launch new projects
  • Business and vision planning

In the hands-on section of this module, you’ll map out a one-year plan of action, a three-year vision, and most importantly, you’ll plant your flag in the ground and claim your area of expertise. Nothing in your plan or vision requires an MBA or advanced sales techniques. We’ll focus on doing what you already do well, but how to grow both your impact and income.


Daily: Yoga Classes, Community & Social Events

The people you’ll meet are just as important as the workshops you’ll attend. We’ll have guided morning yoga classes every day, and in the evenings there will be both structured and unstructured activities in Barcelona. These include walking tours, beach trips, museum visits, and more. It’s amazing to spend time with like-minded professionals, and at the Yoga Teachers Summit, you’ll practice, network, eat, and make friends with people from around the world. If you’ve never been to Barcelona, you’re going to love it. The weather’s great, the food’s great, and it’s a fun and easy travel destination. We’re offering priority booking to graduates from our YOGABODY Teachers College, but we’re also inviting outside yoga teachers and fitness professionals to join us, too.

I hope to see you at the summit!

Lucas Rockwood
Founder / YOGABODY


Schedule of Events

Date Time Description
Friday (2 Sept) 7:30 am – 9:00 am Power Flow Yoga Class
  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Public Speaking Workshop
  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch Break
  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Public Speaking ‘Yoga Talks’
  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Barcelona Walking Tour
Saturday (3 Sept) 7:30 am – 9:00 am Power Flow Yoga Class
  11:00 am – 1:00 pm Applied Anatomy & Adjustments Workshop
  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch Break
  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop-Style Mini Classes
  7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Optional Attendee Dinner (downtown)
Sunday (4 Sept) 7:30 am – 8:30 am Power Flow Yoga Class
  09:30 am – 11:30 am Business Workshop
  11:30 pm – 12:30 pm Working Lunch Break
  12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Business Vision Mastermind*

*Departure option to fly out after this session

Travel Info

Barcelona is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the world via dozens of major airlines. Most of the big online travel sites offer competitive prices, so pick one that best suits your needs. Commonly used airfare sites include:

Barcelona Airport (BCN): There is just one airport in Barcelona, El Prat, so all flights with Barcelona as the destination will land here. The airport is about a 25-minute drive from the city center, and there are three options to get into town, all of which are very easy and do not require advanced booking:

  • Aerobus Barcelona: The Aerobus runs every day from 5am to 1am and costs 5,90€ one-way. It is surprisingly fast, comfortable, and cost-effective. From the moment you exit the airport, you can be on the bus and on your way to the city in less than 10 minutes. We highly recommend this option.

  • Metro: The L9 (orange line) connects the airport to the city. Passengers have to switch lines and take either the L1, L3, or L5 to reach their accommodation. A one-way ride from the airport to the city via metro costs 4,50€. The metro runs every day from 5am to midnight, except for Friday night when it runs until 2am, and Saturday night when it runs for 24 hours. The route is very long, so allow for as much as two hours to get to your destination. The metro is safe, clean, and reliable, but undeniably slow.

  • Taxi: Taxis are available 24/7 at the terminal. Taxis are all safe and metered. Costs vary depending on the time of day and traffic, but expect to pay 30€ to 35€ on average to get to most destinations. Credit cards are accepted.

Credit cards and debit cards are accepted pretty much everywhere in the city, including most fresh markets. For cash, you’ll usually get the best rate if you withdraw from cash points/ATM machines rather than bringing in foreign currency and exchanging it at the airport. All cash points/ATM machines will accept cards from around the world and support multiple languages.

For current exchange rates visit www.xe.com. (Note: These are best market rates; the actual rate you’ll get is never this good.)

Typical expenses/costs:

  • Metro. Very convenient, clean, and easy. With a T-10, you pay about 1€ per ride. You can purchase a card at any station. Alternatively, if you prefer unlimited travel within Barcelona, you can buy a 5-day travel card in advance.

  • Bus. Buses go everywhere, but they can be slower and more crowded than the metro. City buses work on the same system as the metro, so if you have a metro card, you can use it on the bus, as well. Note: You cannot buy metro cards on the bus, only one-off rides (which are expensive), so it’s best if you pick up a metro card at the beginning of your trip to have handy.

  • Taxi. Taxis are safe and relatively inexpensive in Barcelona. Most rides within the city center cost 6€ to 12€. There are numerous apps available, but most people just hail taxis from the sidewalk.

  • Food. A typical menú del día (set lunch menu) costs 9€ to 14€ and a dinner might set you back 20€ to 30€. Cheap eats are easy to find, too. There are grocery stores and fresh markets everywhere, and ready-made (fresh daily) food shops are also common.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain (after Madrid) and is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, with very close proximity to the Pyrenees mountain range, Andorra, and France. There are people in the city who consider themselves Catalan, Spanish, or both Catalan and Spanish. There is a strong Catalan independence movement that is very polarizing and political, and it’s common to see Catalan and Spanish flags hanging from balconies — a sign of political affiliations. People in Barcelona are friendly, but tend to be reserved and often keep to themselves. Catalunya has a rich tradition of food, wine, and architecture. Beach and seaside activities are also very important to local residents.

Barcelona is one of the few truly bilingual cities in the world, with both Catalan and Spanish used fluidly in most settings and both languages taught in schools. On street signs, Catalan is obligatory. It’s worth mentioning that Catalan is not a dialect; it is a language unique to this region and spoken by some 10 million people. At times, it sounds very close to Spanish; at other times, not at all. It’s often described as Spanish meets French. Everyone who speaks Catalan understands and speaks Spanish, but not all Spanish speakers understand or speak Catalan. Immigrants from all over the world, and even other parts of Spain, usually learn and use Spanish, not Catalan, so you’ll hear both languages throughout your time here. In shops and restaurants, people switch between languages without missing a beat. It’s just part of the culture.

The average level of English language understanding is surprisingly high, but many people are reluctant to speak it, often because they don’t have much experience or practice. Speaking only English, most travelers don’t run into any problems. The closer you are to the city center, the higher the average level of English. Younger generations also speak and understand English at a higher level. Barcelona is a major destination for tourism, so there is never a problem using English or being a foreigner — there are foreigners everywhere.

Barcelona is a foodie’s paradise, with a myriad of outdoor cafes, tapas bars, and seaside dining options. Over the past few years, the gastronomic scene has expanded to include every type of dietary restriction under the sun. Food here is simple, yet tasty, and moderately priced. A typical breakfast always includes coffee and then possibly something light to eat, such as a croissant. Throughout the work week, lunch is often a sandwich or a menú del día (for those with an extended lunch break) and dinner is eaten at home. On weekends, however, the midday meal is the biggest of the day, featuring multiple courses and a leisurely schedule, usually starting around 1pm and ending at around 3pm.

Easy to find:

  • Bakeries
  • Fresh produce
  • Outdoor markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Sandwiches
  • Great selection of fruit
  • Chicken, ham, and sausage
  • Seafood
  • Rice dishes
  • Tapas
  • Fried foods

More difficult to find (just takes some research):

  • A decent salad
  • Variety (typical tapas bars are everywhere)
  • Fresh juices/smoothies

Typical Barcelona eating times:

  • 7am to 8am: Coffee
  • 10am: Something small
  • 1pm: Lunch (as late as 3.30pm is not uncommon)
  • 8pm to 10pm: Dinner (as late as 11pm on weekends)

Barcelona has accommodation options to fit just about any budget, from rented rooms in shared apartments to 5-star hotels. The only thing to keep in mind is that the city is an extremely popular travel destination, so things do fill up. Book early or you’ll have fewer options to choose from.

Options for accommodation:

  • Rent a room. Airbnb.com has numerous rooms for rent inside other people’s apartments. This can be a very comfortable and affordable option. Tip for female travelers: It’s probably best to choose female-only apartments. Also, always read reviews and email the owner beforehand to make sure you know what you’re getting into.

  • Rent an apartment. Airbnb.com and more than a dozen other sites rent apartments short and long-term. We like Airbnb.com because of the reviews and security, but there are other sites, as well. Tip: Always read the bad reviews first, and if something seems off, don’t book. Never book a place with no reviews and always email the property owner before your arrival.

  • Hotels and hostels. There are thousands of options in the city, from hip youth hostels to 5-star luxury hotels. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s all easy to find. We recommend using www.Booking.com or www.Agoda.com to aid in your search.

Neighborhoods:

  • Gràcia. We have one studio and our main office in Gràcia. The densely-packed neighborhood is close to everything, but maintains it’s own village feel. The streets are narrow, there are a lot of boutiques and health food shops, and it’s a great place to get lost. That being said, there are not many hotels and the apartments tend to be older, smaller, and more run down than in other parts of the city.

  • Eixample. This large, well-planned section of the city offers the most options of all types. Apartments tend to be larger and in many cases, more recently renovated. It’s a great neighborhood in which to stay and go out to eat.

  • The Gothic Quarter and Born. These are beautiful, old neighborhoods and also the peak tourist areas of the city. Despite the crowds, both have really lovely options for accommodation and you’re very close to the sea, which is a big advantage. The most important things to consider about these neighborhoods are evening noise and crowds at bars that can be disruptive. Both neighborhoods are safe, but in the evenings they can be party zones.

GETTING AROUND: Barcelona is a very compact city, so it’s extremely easy to move around. The weather is great, so walking, biking, buses, metro, and taxi are all feasible options. If you like to cycle, renting a bike is a great idea. If you’re a walker, most destinations are less than 30 minutes from wherever you happen to be.

Meet the Teachers




LUCAS ROCKWOOD

Lucas Rockwood is an internationally renowned yoga trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur. His early yoga and meditation teachers include Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Alex Medin, Gabriel Cousens MD, and SN Goenka. Lucas left the USA in 2003 and traveled and taught extensively before making Barcelona, Spain his home base.In a previous life, he worked in theater, publishing, and as a plant-based chef and nutritional coach. He’s a father of three international kids and remains as passionate about yoga as when he first began practicing in 2002.





CAMILO CARREIRO

Camilo enrolled in his first yoga training course to deepen his practice, but he fell in love with teaching and made a quick career change. Camilo joined the Barcelona YOGABODY team in 2015 and immediately became involved in the management of sequence development, course planning, and new teacher mentorship. Camilo teaches, leads and co-leads The YOGABODY Teachers College® 200hr program, the Trapeze Teacher Training, Gravity Yoga Training and Breath Coach Training courses. His favorite after-class ritual is grabbing fresh fruit.




100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If for any reason (or no reason at all), you’re unhappy with this course, just email us for a full and prompt refund anytime within a year of purchase. We stand behind all our programs unconditionally because our customer success and happiness rates are so high. We’re responsive, reliable, and we’re here to help.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Certificate Course

Our school is a registered Continuing Education provider, so all students who successfully complete the program will be issued a 10-hour Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Certificate that counts toward your 30-hours-per-three-years minimum to stay active.


Frequently Asked Questions

We will have some sessions at YOGABODY 3, Calle Cartagena 273, and we’ll likely have some sessions at outdoor locations and other venues around town. Based on the total attendees, we’ll choose the best venues for our meets (we don’t want to have too big / too impersonal spaces.

All types of teachers are welcome, and we’ll have optional meetups for Yoga Trapeze Teachers and Breath Coaches.

We follow all local regulations for COVID-19. Current rules require masks on public transport, flights, and in pharmacies. Masks are not required anywhere else.

For entry to Spain, you’ll be required to show proof of vaccination and/or recovery. Laws might change between now and the event date. We cannot be responsible for your entry status, laws, or changes.

You should assume that by traveling and meeting in the group and moving around a big city like Barcelona, you’ll almost certainly be exposed to COVID-19. Spain has an extremely high vaccine level and a very high infection/ recovery rate (estimated at 50% or more), but the virus has not and will not disappear for many years to come.

Please travel and participate at your own risk with the open acknowledgement that we are not responsible, nor capable, of controlling the spread of this virus.

If you’d like to wear a mask at any point during the program, masks are more than welcome. The YOGABODY team will most likely not be wearing masks (all staff make their own choices), but we will openly support and welcome anyone who chooses to mask or distance.

Political debate around COVID-19 is not welcome at this event. After more than 30 months, we’ve decided to return to in-person classes and teaching. This is the right decisions for us. If it’s not the right decision for you, we completely respect that.
If possible, arrive on the 1st of September and depart on the 5th so you’ll have maximum time with the group. If you need to arrive late or leave early, this is perfectly fine, just let us know in advance.
The summit is for yoga and fitness professionals, both newbies and experienced teachers. If you fit into that category, you’re welcome! If you’ve never trained or taught in any style of yoga or fitness, this is probably not the best conference for you.
Yes, attendees often pair up and share accommodation. After you register, you’ll join the Telegram Group where you can network and connect with the other attendees.
No, but it is recommended.
Since this is the first live event we’ve had in years, we wanted to make it as affordable as possible. Tuition cost includes daily yoga classes and workshops. It also includes a walking tour on the first day. It does not include transportation, accommodation or food.
The typical YOGABODY student is not typical. We have an incredibly diverse team and student base. You’ll likely find that everyone is extremely unique and different, and yet we call connect through our love for health, wellness, and yoga. You’re welcome here.

YOGA TEACHERS SUMMIT
2, 3 & 4 Sept 2022 (suggested arrival 1 Sept) Barcelona, Spain

Normal Registration: $499
SAVE $200!
Discount Price: $299


SOLD OUT: contact us for waiting list

FREE BONUSES!


Yoga Business Mastery $25 FREE!

Lucas’ new book will be given to everyone that attends the summit. This is a no-nonsense guide to earning a great living doing what you love as a yoga teacher based on his 19-year career living and working as a yoga teaching professional.



Walking Tour $30 FREE!

Explore downtown Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, including the cathedral with a guided walking tour led by a local tour guide. The tour will end in a popular restaurant district where you can enjoy a nice evening out.