Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Madrid

Homecoming 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Alliance 200+ hour registered all in English with Lucy McCarthy and Eliza Coolsma

Madrid October 2021-April 2022 

Do you feel the calling to share the teachings of yoga with others?
This comprehensive mindful, vinyasa flow 200 hour teacher training co-taught by Eliza Coolsma and Lucy McCarthy, who between them have over 20 years of teaching experience will give you a solid grounding in how to offer mindful, intelligent and transformative yoga classes.

This training is born out of our deep passion for yoga. A belief that this sacred, ancient practice has the potential to transform, awaken and heal us from the inside out. It is our embodied understanding that mindful, breath led yoga asana (postures), accompanied by pranayama (breath practices) and meditation have the potential to change us deeply for the better. Not just the body, but also the mind, heart and spirit.

This training is for you if you have fallen in love with yoga and feel a sincere calling to humbly share the teachings of yoga with others.

This training is grounded in the fluid, graceful tradition of vinyasa flow with an emphasis on linking the breath with movement to embody the ‘union’ at the heart of yoga. This training invites you to transform and embody yoga on and off the mat.

It is our aim to empower you through the training to find your own voice, your own unique style and offering as a teacher.

It is our intention that our graduates become known for their kindness, humility and compassion as much, if not more than for their perfect downward dogs! We will guide to hold a loving space for your students that allows them to go on a transformative journey inwards that ultimately leads them to greater happiness, peace and inner fulfilment.

This training takes place over 7 months with 8 weekends in Madrid.

It will be rigorous and thorough and require dedication and commitment. A willingness to explore the places and ways in which you are currently not embodying the ‘union’ of yoga so as to inspire a fuller expression of yoga in your whole life.

You will cultivate an understanding of how to create and sequence intelligent, safe and creative classes that address mind, body and spirit.

‘You’re both SO amazing and I’m so grateful for both of you and to have you both as my teachers. Thank you! Thank you! I can’t begin to tell you all this training has meant to me’

YTT Graduate 2020

What you’ll learn
  • Asana
  • Pranayama & Meditation
  • Sequencing
  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Sequencing
  • Esoteric Anatomy
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Philosophy: history & science of yoga
  • The Art of Adjusting
  • Business of Yoga
  • Yoga & Ayurveda
  • Mantra
  • Voice
  • The Art of Adaptation, Injury Prevention, Teaching multi level classes

October 8-10 2021
November 5-7 2021
December 4-7 2021
January 7-9 2022
February 4-6 2022
March 4-7 2022
April 1-3 2022
April 29,30 May 1 2022


3 Day Immersions:

Fridays 6pm-9pm
Saturdays 9am-7pm
Sundays 9am7pm

4 Day Immersions:

Every day 9am-7pm

Typical Training Day

9-11am Practice with Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
11-11:15am Tea break
11:15am-2pm Lecture, Practicum or Asana Lab
2-3pm Lunch Break
3-5:30pm Lecture, Practicum or Asana Lab
5:30-5:45 Tea break
5:45-7pm Restorative Yoga or Yoga Nidra, Closing Circle



Lucy Mccarthy

Lucy’s yoga journey began many years ago on a rooftop in India. She fell immediately in love with this beautiful, peace- inducing practice and has never looked back.

After studying traditional Hatha Yoga in Rajasthan, India, she trained with Max Strom in America, whom she now assists on his trainings around the world. She has also completed over 1000 hours of training in a diverse array of traditions and styles including Anusara inspired vinyasa with Sianna Sherman and Meghan Currie, Forrest with the infamous Ana Forrest as well as studying yogic philosophy, meditation and pranayama under the guidance of Louisa Sear, Rose Baudin and Clive Sheridan.

Lucy draws on all her experience, training & passion to offer up rich, wisdom filled full spectrum classes that are an expression of her huge devotion to the yogic path and deep desire to serve people on their healing journey.
Lucy teaches mindful, heartfelt breath and alignment based vinyasa flow classes, retreats, immersions and teacher trainings. Find out more about Lucy at

Eliza Coolsma

Eliza is a vinyasa & restorative yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counsellor, mother of Leo & Lou and former journalist. Her passion is teaching Ayurvedic Yoga and through her classes and work as an Ayurvedic Health Counsellor, she hopes to restore students’ connection with nature.

Eliza has been teaching for over 12 years and in the past 10 years set up The Natural Yogi, Madrid’s most popular English language yoga studio.

For 5 years she’s been working as a certified Ayurvedic Health Counsellor after her training with Ayurvedic Practitioner Anna Russ. She’s done continuing education with Yoga teacher Shiva Rea and Ayurvedic Partitioner & Yoga teacher Maria Garre. She’s hugely influenced by her teachers Coral Brown, Shauna Slingsby and Helene Feilberg.


Early Bird when paid before July 1st 2021 €2950
Instalments (all instalments need to be received before the start of the first training weekend in October 2021)
Two instalments: €1649 each, first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before the first training weekend
Three instalments: €1119 each first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before August 1st 2020, third before the first training weekend
Four installments: €849 each first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before June 1st 2021, third before August 1st, fourth before the start of the first training weekend.
Please get in touch if you want to register for this training and want more information, or download the application below if you’re ready to register:

More Info & How To Register

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What made this course for me was Eliza and Lucy, their dedication, love and support was evident from day 1, not only during the immersive weekends but in between and throughout.

Alex Law – Graduate 2020