26 November – 09 December 2023

If the program attendance did not enrich you with new knowledge and skills and did not bring to the new level of practice or/and teaching, we will refund in full the course fee without any additional conditions.


After many years of training yoga practitioners from all over the world at our Yoga Shala in Asia we are happy to offer our signature program in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Many of the experienced teachers and practitioners who have been trained with us now successfully teach in different parts of the world.

TAYSP offers a two weeks unique course of Art of Adjustment which is mainly designed for yoga teachers to obtain new qualification or improve their teaching skills, however this program is very beneficial for yoga practitioners of any level who have no intention to teach as this training is clarifying the fundamental principles of asana performance. It’s a very structured, detailed educational program that is changing and enriching a personal practice as well as bringing the teaching skill to the highest level.

Every participant will learn at that degree as needed either for personal practice or/and for teaching.

This course covers adjustment of all postures of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, fundamental principles of hands on adjustment, detailed alignment of asanas, therapy effect, contraindications, modifications for different body constitutions and level of practice.

During the course students are trained to qualify the bodies in terms of applying appropriate adjustment for different levels of practice and body constitution taking in account individual details of each body.

Even we have a structured curriculum, the class content can be amended and schedule might be changed based on respond and performance of the group.

The participants of “Art of Adjustment Course” are entitled to 10% discount for 5 days “Yoga Therapy” training.

All levels are welcome!

The course includes:

  • 10 training days;
  • 50 contact hours with leading teacher;
  • 10 contact hours with assistant teacher;
  • Detailed explanation of the postures;
  • Application of the postures;
  • What parts of the body are involved into posture performance more;
  • Therapy effect;
  • Alignment;
  • Modifications for all body constitutions and level of practice;
  • Contraindications;
  • Over 100 adjustments for postures of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series for different body constitutions and level of practice;
  • Ashtanga Yoga practice (Mysore/Led);
  • Lectures on anatomy and theory of yoga;
  • Additional techniques to improve asana performance/Yoga Therapy practice;
  • Certification, continued education within Yoga Alliance International (optional);
  • Manual book;
  • Comfortable authentic accommodation with an ocean view (optional);
  • Healthy vegan meals (optional);
  • 10% discount for upcoming Yoga Therapy training;
  • If students show a great performance as a bonus there will be offered some Intermediate Series adjustment techniques;
Being able to adjust yoga postures is a unique skill and it requires special qualification.
Adjustment of the yoga poses is meant to bring the body into its highest potential and overcome the obstacles on the path of evolving the asana.
The course can be taken as residential program which includes accommodation and vegan meals or as non-residential (excluding accommodation and/or meals).

Check in (for residential students): 26 November 2023 after 14.00

17.30 Orientation meeting;

18.30 Dinner;

Day structure (Monday to Friday)

  • 7.30 am Ashtanga Yoga (Mysore/Led) apart of Moon Days;
  • 9.30 am Breakfast
  • 13.00 – 15.30 Art of Adjustment with Rich;
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Break;
  • 16.00 – 17.00 Self practice of Adjustment with assistant teacher;
  • 17.00 – 18.00 – Lecture or additional training;
  • 18.30 – Dinner;


Check out day (for residential students): 9 December 2023

  • 9.30 am – Breakfast;
  • Check out before 12.00 pm

Location: “Sol y Luna”

Camino Cordobés 18 Redisa, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

GPS: 28.40680, -16.55450

Website: https://solylunaretreat.com/en/mansion

Fees (non-residential and residential):

Booking early bird before 20 August 2023: 2,100 euro;

Booking from 21 August onwards: 2,300 euro;

Accommodation: 26 November – 9 December 2023

Shared room 4 pax: 390 euros per person;

Shared room 2 pax: 650 euros per person;

Private room with double bed (can be occupied by 2 people): 975 euros per 1 or 2 persons;


Vegan meals for entire period: 275 euros for entire course (excluding weekend 2,3 December 2023)

If meals to be booked for specific days only:

Breakfast: 10 euros;

Dinner: 15 euros;

  • Early Bird booking
  • 2,100 EUR

Our 100 year old colonial style two-storey villa is located in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife just a ten-minute walk from town center and beach.

We are a peaceful oasis in the middle of a working banana plantation, just far enough from town for peace and quiet, but close enough for convenience and community. The property is perfectly positioned to offer a clear view of the town and the ocean below, and spectacular Mount Teide above.

We can comfortably host up to 12 guests for residential retreats, and even more for daytime events in our large garden, covered patio, spacious interior, and rooftop terrace.



Rich began his Yoga practice with hope for it to aid him in healing injuries sustained from his love to martial arts and extreme sport activities. But he grew to love Yoga as way of life, integrating Yoga philosophy and practical methods in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of his life.

At his early age he got qualification of doctor majoring in medical care at Rostov State Medical University of the Federal Agency of Healthcare and Social Development.

His passion to personal development brought him to meet and learn from different teachers in Europe, India, Russia, Kazakhstan and Thailand, over the years he has been exploring asana and pranayama practice, kriyas, meditation, ayurveda, herbal medicine, reiki, su djok, cold water treatment and art of cooking health food.

The practice of Ashtanga Yoga had a huge impact on Rich and within this practice he found himself in his true element. Ashtanga or “eight limbs” brings the body, mind and spirit into alignment for greater health, happiness, gratitude, kindness and spiritual growth. Rich is studying Ashtanga with R. Sharath Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India which is number one center of Ashtanga in the world. He also got his asana and pranayama training and certification in Rishikesh, India. As a Yoga teacher Rich is affiliated to Yoga Alliance International he is settled in Phuket teaching Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, different yoga workshops, anatomy, art of adjustment, yoga therapy, chanting etc.

Initially Rich has started his Yoga Therapy studies at the Saint-Petersburg Institute of Eastern Methods of Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Yoga Therapy and over the years of practice he developed his unique approach to the Yoga Therapy practice.

Rich is famous with strict but also warm and personal approach to the teaching of Yoga. He is talented with a special natural vision of students needs which allows him to guide them in their practice in a right direction to achieve the best result on their path of Yoga.

From the young age Sofya was into studying spiritual traditions which brought her to practice meditation, tai chi, attending Buddhist teachings and retreats and do researches in religious studies. She obtained a BA degree in theology and philosophy and was travelling throughout the world to learn and experience spiritual practices.

In 2005 her searching brought her to work at Jamyang Buddhist Center in London where she first started her Yoga practice. Since then Sofya was practicing Yoga and exploring the methods of yoga visiting different schools and Yoga Ashrams mainly in India. With the time she stuck to traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice and dedicated years for practice and studies in this field.

Sofya is studying under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in Mysore, India – the place where Ashtanga yoga as a set of asana and pranayama practices was systematised and kept preserved. There in Mysore she was also studying Ayurveda, Sanskrit and ancient yogic texts. She was also trained and certified as Asana and Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh, India. During her yoga journey Sofya had a chance to practice and come across such an outstanding teachers as Matthew Sweeney, Ajay Kumar, Kino McGregor, Balu Thevar, Ian Grysak, Kamal Singh, Sunil Sharma. As a Yoga teacher Sofya is also affiliated to Yoga Alliance International.

Sofya is a certified specialist in Yoga Nidra practice in the tradition of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. She is practicing and leading Yoga Nidra for a number of years and she also runs Yoga Nidra Training Courses.

Sofya is known with her warm and light way of teaching Yoga which creates special atmosphere at her classes. She finds personal contact with every student giving clear verbal instructions and physical adjustments, she keeps them motivated to practice sharing with them her knowledge and experience.

From an early age she began to work on body awareness through conscious
movements, studying ballet and contemporary dance at a dance conservatory in
Caracas, Venezuela, where she later worked as a dance teacher for 3 years.

She always had an innate curiosity towards contemplative practices and somatic experiences, which led her to discover Yoga in 2008. From that meeting, she did not hesitate to continue investigating and completed her first training in classical Hatha yoga and kriya yoga.  In 2010 she begins to give classes to beginners and assist her teachers.

In 2011 she moved to Madrid where after experimenting with various styles, she discovered Ashtanga Yoga and found in this method her ideal practice.  It is in 2018 where, looking to deepen the method and learn more deeply the origins of this practice, she travels to Thailand to train in Yoga Phuket with Rich and Sofia with whom she did 200h TTC in Ashtanga yoga, TTC in Yoga Nidra and Yoga therapy for the spine.

Since 2020 she lives in Tenerife where she teaches Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga.

Booking conditions:

To book your spot a 25% from total price is required to be prepaid in advance.

The rest of the balance due is paid 1 month before the course starts.

The deposit payment can be done by bank transfer, paypal/credit card at paypal platform, cash, crypto.

Cancellation policy:

The deposit is non-refundable;

If the balance due is fully paid, the 50% of the balance due can be transferred to another course listed at www.taysp.com if informed at least 3 weeks prior “Art of Adjustment Three Weekends course” starts.

For information and booking inquiries please contact us:

Email: bookingtenerife@taysp.com

Email: WhatsApp (Spanish/English): +34658116438

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