100-hours Restorative Alignment and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training - July 22 - 31, 2020

Faculty Teachers

Brigitte Longueville

Brigitte Longueville(Netherlands) Director of Solstice Yoga Center. Her teachings focus on the opportunity to "restore" innate capacities to their optimal expression through "relaxation as practice" coupled with traditional yoga practice. Her teachings are a reflection of her long study with international teachers and yogis in the area of "traditional" South India yoga, pranayama, critical alignment, anapana and vipassana meditation. She obtained her teaching certificate after completing a 3-year course at The Bharata Institute of Yoga, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The institute is world renowned for it's work in critical alignment. She is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher and teacher trainer. She has been doing pranayama for 25 years and has been practicing vipassana meditation for over 10 years. An international yoga teacher and member of that community, she teaches workshops around the world including the United States, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Antigua (West Indies) and Mexico.

Almudena Celles

Almudena CellesI started yoga 17 years ago in Spain, a certified teacher in Restorative Alignment 400 hours, 200 hours Soul Yoga and 100 in Vinyasa Laboratory, 200 hours of Hatha Vinyasa 400 hours in Therapeutic Yoga. I teach the restorative and therapeutic part of yoga which I tremendously enjoy sharing and I consider it very important to be in balance with the body and mind. Transmitting what I have learned is the most important thing for me in this beautiful discipline.

100-hours Restorative Alignment and Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Inscriptions are now open for our July 22 - 31, 2020,  yoga event.

Date:   July 22 - 31, 2020
Location:   Centro Azul, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Instructors:   Brigitte Longueville and Almudena Celles

** Course endorsed by Yoga Alliance (YACEP 100-hours) **



Teaching is also studying. At the end of the day, your own practice is a large part of your knowledge. Having the ability to observe and see the posture and movements of your students comes from the ability to feel and see in your own body. Thus we have a match point to understand movement and movement potential.

This training will be a combination of learning together every day in the course and studying at home during this time.

Tools will be given to release the obstructions in the chain of movement and create alignment in the spine and mobility in the different parts of the body to learn to practice with a dynamic but relaxed balance so that we can stay healthy.

I will be very happy to have you in my training and share my knowledge with you! Welcome :-)

Brigitte Longueville


July 22-23-24, 2020

* Standing positions. PA-AP Muscle Chain (Inspiration and expiration)

8.30 - 11.30 / Almudena
Balls in the feet, calf, ischia.
Ischia work on the floor and on the wall adding ankle movement.
Respiratory blockages.
Multifid work standing and on the floor. Balances
Related Work:
* P.A Muscle Chain (Inspiration) A.P Muscle Chain (Expiration)
* Heart-small intestine energy channel.
A dynamic sequence Yoga Alignment.

-11.30 - 12.00 / break

-12.00 - 14.00 / Brigitte
The anatomy of the calf muscles in relation to the stability in the feet.
The anatomy of the muscles in the thighs in relation to the hip and pelvis.
What is the hip and what is the pelvis?
The pain of plantar facia; the reason, symptoms, healing positions.

-14.00-15.00 / lunch.

-15.00 -16.30 / Brigitte.
Backmitra in relation to standing positions.
Backmitra and Pranayama.

16.30-17.30 / Almudena
Dynamic Yoga Alignment Sequences

July 25, 26 and 27, 2020

* PM-PL backward positions (Extension and Opening)

-8.30 - 11.30 / Almudena
Pallas Iliacas anterior part pelvis, sacrum.
Lumbar sequence roll. Sacral Roll
Balls joint Sacral Iliaca.
Work and series for the hips and sciatic nerve.

Spondylolisthesis, anteolisthesis L-5 S-1 Lumbosacral hinge. Postures that help correct it.
Related work:
PM Muscle Chain Kidney-Bladder Energy Channel (Extension)
PL Muscle Chain Energy Channel Liver-Gallbladder (Opening)
A dynamic sequence Yoga Alignment.

-11.30 - 12.00 / break

-12.00 - 14.00 / Brigitte
Talk about the importance of a healthy fascia.
The anatomy of the spine.
What can go wrong in the column? ; The reason, symptoms, healing positions:
* Facet pain
* SI pain (sacral-iliac)
* Sciatic pain
* Bulky Disc
* Herniated Disc

-14.00 -15.00 / lunch

-15.00-16.30 / Brigitte
Horizontal pressure work
Sacral, lumbar, dorsal, dorsal and cervical upper part.
What are the deep and superficial muscles in the back?
The importance of relaxed and firm tension of these muscles to feel healthy tension in the back.

16.30-17.30 / Almudena
Dynamic sequence Yoga Alignment.

July 28, 29 and 30, 2020

* Torsion-Rotation positions, Forward posture, Abs.
* Scapular belt, torsions, abdominals AM-AL (Flexion and Closure)

-8.30 - 11.30 / Almudena
Scapular belt work.
Balls hands, neck-head, scapulae.
Wall work hands and standing postures, scalenes, neck. Torsions sitting including the neck and working torsions with the top train on the ground.
Thoracic 7 as the center of the dorsal spine.
Work of the mitra in the temple, scapular movement and the opening of the thorax.
Related work:
Muscle chain A.M Energy channel Stomach Spleen-Pancreas
Muscle Chain A.L Energetic Lung-Intestine Channel
A dynamic sequence Yoga Alignment.

-11.30 - 12.00 / break

-12.00 - 14.00 / Brigitte
The anatomy of the shoulder girdle.
What can happen if there is no healthy tension in the shoulder girdle?
* RSI (repetitive injury); the cause, symptoms and healing positions.
*Carpal tunnel; the cause, symptoms and healing positions.
* Emotions in relation to back pain.
* Make a plan to give a restorative class.
* Important points as a restorative teacher.

14.00-15.00 / Lunch

15.00-17.30 / Almudena
Explanation of the importance of the ischia in torsions and the relationship with the sacro-iliac joint.
Dynamic sequence Yoga Alignment.

July 31, 2020

-8.30 - 11.30 / Dynamic practice with Brigitte

-11.30- 12.00 / Pause

12.00 -14.00 / Brainstorm - oral exam in groups of 2

14.00 -15.00 / lunch

15.00 Certification

For information and bookings contact: Almudena Celles  

"For me the teacher training was a gift to myself: to consolidate many threads of journey and create space for deeper levels of integration and peace. The lessons and connections continue to surface, one year on, and I feel immense gratitude to Brigitte and the amazing selection of international maestros who so graciously shared their energy and expertise. This coast has an elemental energy that combined with Solstice Yoga Center offer a unique and unforgettable yoga experience."
-- Lucy Cherrington, New Zealand