Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Madrid & Online

Homecoming 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training
January – June 2021, The Natural Yogi, Madrid, Spain
Live Stream Applications now open
Yoga Alliance 200+ hour registered all in English with Lucy McCarthy and Eliza Coolsma

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 6 months with 7 weekends in Madrid or live streamed (the same weekends) via zoom.

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.

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

January 15, 16, 17
February 12, 13, 14
March 12, 13, 14, 15 (4 day immersion)
April 9, 10, 11
April 30, May 1, 2, 3 (4 day immersion)
May 28, 29, 30
June 25, 26, 27


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

4 day immersion: 4 full days 9am-7pm

Live Stream Option

After many requests, we’re also offering the option to join this training via live streaming! You’ll join the same weekends as the in person training but don’t have to live in Madrid. We do ask the same commitment from you: we require your presence in all 7 weekends in order to get your certification and you’ll have to actively participate in classes, lectures and practicum. You’ll also have to record 3 short classes taught in person so we can guarantee the same quality and skills of our online trainees.

Please make sure you have a solid wifi connection and a quiet room to yourself during the training weekends.

You can find the prices of the Live Stream option below.


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 Counselor, mother of Leo and former journalist. In everything she does – teaching, moving, writing, parenting, eating, living –she tries to live as close to nature’s rhythms as she can.

Eliza has been teaching for over 11 years and in the past 7 years set up The Natural Yogi studio, Madrid’s most popular English language yoga studio.

For 4 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 Shiva Rea and is hugely influenced by her teachers Coral Brown, Shauna Slingsby and Helene Feilberg.


In Person

Price with discount when paid in full: €2700
Instalments (all instalments need to be received before the start of the first training weekend in January 2021)
Two instalments: €1400 each, first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before the first training weekend
Three instalments: €966 each first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before July 1st 2020, third before the first training weekend
Four instalments: €750 each first instalment paid upon registration, second paid before May 1st 2020, third before July 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:

Live Stream Option

Full Price: €1400
Includes 2 private zoom classes with Lucy and Eliza

More Info & How To Register

download our frequently asked questions document, download the application form for in person trainees or download the application form for online trainees when you’re ready to register!
Feel free to contact me for any questions:


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.