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Guatemala is a popular destination to become a certified yoga instructor.
And its simply beautiful with its forests, jungles and mountains and still relatively
untouched without the large tourist numbers of other countries.
It is very cheap to eat, stay and travel around.
And the climate is pleasant, being wet and cool the air is clean. Always
makes a difference for yoga and meditation practice.
International yoga schools run courses here and bring their team of experienced teachers.
The schools are Yoga Alliance registered and will provide you with your RYT yoga instructor certification.
The curriculum is set as a standard by Yoga Alliance to include
-yoga poses & postures
-pranayama & meditation
-yoga anatomy & physiology
-yoga teaching methodologies
The content of the parts change depending on the course and yoga style.
Search for the instructor certification course that speaks to you and
the yoga style that you are most comfortable with.
1. Lake Atitlan
The lake is surrounded by 3 volcanos which makes for a stunning backdrop.
There's lots to do on it's shore with villages dotted around.
You can kayak the lake or witness an authentic Mayan ceremony at the Sacred Caves.
And there are six other Mayan villages to visit around the lake.
2. Hike up a Volcano.
With over 33 volcanos you are spoilt for choice.
Great exercise pre-dawn for a beautiful sunrise.
3. Natural Hot springs
In the volcano areas there are the most awesome hot springs to jump between.
Rich in natural minerals and a wonderful treatment for your skin.
4. Chichicastenango - for its authentic and colourful market
The intensive yoga courses generally last for one month. Some can be shorter.
The day will start early and finish early evening, with rest breaks and lunch.
The evenings will be your own.
One day off a week will provide the time to relax, recharge and contemplate the week just passed, and the week ahead on this life changing experience.
Most yoga schools ask for one year practice, some may accept 6 months.
In early days of practicing yoga your time is well spent checking out different yoga studios and classes with different teachers and styles.
This will let you know what yoga style you would like to certify in and the teaching philosophy you are interested in seeking out.
Yoga instructor courses take place all year round and in all parts of the world.
When you are choosing a yoga school and course it is important to read about it to understand if it meets your requirements.
Here we review the program, school, syllabus, teachers, schedule, venue, aswell as the food and accommodation options.
In addition we provide an array of photographs and reviews by recent graduates.
One of the most important parts of a course is the yoga style, if you are still yet to decide what course to attend
then here are links to yoga certification courses worldwide in the main yoga styles.