• 21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Summary

This training focuses on a mindful vinyasa flow based practice that allows one to find connection and embark upon an insightful journey within. 

Breath and movement is linked to emphasize the meditative nature of the practice and to find stillness in motion. The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices but has evolved to meet the needs of the modern yogi. 

This offers a holistic and well rounded approach to yoga, balancing the Yin and Yang, the passive and active, the lunar and solar, the feminine and masculine energies to leave one feeling centered and harmonious. 

Not only does this practice offer physical benefits, but it works on the energetic and spiritual forms as well, tapping into the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings while connecting to Earth Medicine and exploring the Elements.

Highlights of the training include the use of Earth Medicine, Ceremony and the wisdom of the indigenous culture to connect and reveal your soul’s journey, a Cacao Ceremony and Temescal (sacred sweat lodge), a Mayan Fire Ceremony, hiking in the surrounding mountains, plus visits to indigenous villages, markets and more.

With highly experienced facilitators and an integrative approach, this immersive training experience is designed to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of Yoga and to help transform all aspects of your life.

The venue offers an incredible lake and volcano view Yoga Shala, rustic and natural accommodations, a traditional temescal sweat lodge and locally and onsite sourced produce for fresh healthy meals.

The price includes your full training, lodging and three organic vegetarian meals per day.

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Yoga Teacher Training

Guatemalan Highlands, Guatemala
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Restorative
  • Yin
  • Ashtanga
  • Dynamic
  • Power

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Beginner

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Location

Guatemalan Highlands, Guatemala

What lies in the breathtaking Guatemalan Highlands is the picturesque view of Lake Atitlan which is the deepest lake in Central America. Regarded as the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Atitlan has been the home of Mayans' rich culture and tradition. It is Guatemala's most important tourist attraction as this place is filled with early histories.

Lake Atitlan is also known for its unique climate they called Xocomil, which is said to be the encounter of warm winds from Pacific meeting colder winds from the North. This lake is surrounded by many villages and one of them is Santiago Atitlan, which is also the largest lakeside community. It is also a home to a strong yoga culture and it is located at the Solola District of the southwestern Guatemala.

Food

For the duration of the course students will be served three delicious vegetarian meals daily, prepared with the abundance and variety of local organic ingredients coming from this fertile land. Guatemala has a rich culture in native foods and eating as part of a shared community. Expect delicious rice dishes, local vegetable and potato dishes, heart soups, plenty of local fresh fruits as well as herbal teas and juices.

Full Description

This training focuses on a mindful vinyasa flow based practice that allows one to find connection and embark upon an insightful journey within. 

Breath and movement is linked to emphasize the meditative nature of the practice and to find stillness in motion. The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices but has evolved to meet the needs of the modern yogi. 

This offers a holistic and well rounded approach to yoga, balancing the Yin and Yang, the passive and active, the lunar and solar, the feminine and masculine energies to leave one feeling centered and harmonious. 

Not only does this practice offer physical benefits, but it works on the energetic and spiritual forms as well, tapping into the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings while connecting to Earth Medicine and exploring the Elements.

Highlights of the training include the use of Earth Medicine, Ceremony and the wisdom of the indigenous culture to connect and reveal your soul’s journey, a Cacao Ceremony and Temescal (sacred sweat lodge), a Mayan Fire Ceremony, hiking in the surrounding mountains, plus visits to indigenous villages, markets and more.

With highly experienced facilitators and an integrative approach, this immersive training experience is designed to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of Yoga and to help transform all aspects of your life.

The venue offers an incredible lake and volcano view Yoga Shala, rustic and natural accommodations, a traditional temescal sweat lodge and locally and onsite sourced produce for fresh healthy meals.

The price includes your full training, lodging and three organic vegetarian meals per day.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Yoga Props
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Excursion
  • Vegan
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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

In this category you will explore techniques as well as practice and teach: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga practices. We will emphasis both guided practice of the techniques themselves as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques.

Trainees will deepen their knowledge of poses including beginner and more advanced variations. Benefits, risks and contraindications will be explored as well as safe transitions, intelligent sequencing, alignment and hands on assists. The five main categories of poses will be covered including standing/ balancing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions.

Students will practice, experience and learn how to guide several pranayama techniques. They will learn the benefits and effects of such practices as well as how and when to incorporate them into a class. Pranayamas covered in depth will include: abdominal breathing, three-part yogic breath, ujjai pranayama, nadi shodhana, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati.

Yogic cleansing and purification techniques will be taught and practiced in the form of Jal neti, kapalabhati, agni sara, and tratak. Trainees will be guided on the benefits and how to incorporate these techniques into their personal practice.

You will explore mantra as a path to connection, to invoke spirit and to create sacred space. Trainees will experience, practice and learn mantras to share in class such as Om, the Gayatri Mantra, the Bija mantras for chakra clearing and others.

Various forms of guided meditation will be shared including breath focus, sensory withdrawal. visualization, mantra, chakra. Emphasis will be on quieting the mind and experiencing divine union on this path of yoga.


In this category, you will learn how to refine and apply your skills as a teacher. You will discuss the principles of demonstrating asanas as well as how to effectively observe, use verbal cues and incorporate hands on assist in a class. You will explore the use of language and voice: active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication, and habitual speech and communication patterns. This category will prepare trainees to be transformational spaceholders.

Topics in this category will include anatomical terms and basic overview of the physical body, classes and discussion on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems as well as how these systems are benefited by yoga. Trainees will gain knowledge of the cardiovascular system and the heart and the digestive system and the yogic diet. This category will also include subtle energetic anatomy and physiology, including studies on the chakras and nadis. Trainees will be guided in studying both anatomy/ physiology along with its application to the yoga practice including benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.

This program emphasizes a whole lifestyle approach to yoga as a practice and offers guidance on how to live this practice on and off the mat. In this category, we will cover the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, in particularly Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. You will explore this 8-fold path as a means to quieting the mind to reach liberation. This study will include group-work, discussion and application to our practice and daily life. This category will also include the transformational framework in which trainees can practice self-inquiry and develop themselves as embodied practitioners and embodied guides.

In this category, trainees will actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. They will also observe others teaching, receive and give feedback and assist students while someone else is teaching. Trainees will begin peer teaching from day one as they gradually learn and practice teaching the poses and mini sequences in the Sacred Flow that is practiced in the morning and studied in depth in the Art of Teaching/ Touch classes throughout the first half of the training. They will teach this set 90 minute flow in full to a peer, observed by a facilitator. In the second half of the training, students will create their own full sequence from the tools provided, share a 90 minute class through peer teaching and receive feedback from their peers and facilitators.


Certification

Upon completion of the coursework, peer teaching and evaluation, participants will receive a certification of completion which will then enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spiritual Lesson, Intention Setting
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga philosophy/ Anatomy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Special Topic
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch and Break
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Art of teaching/ Art of touch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Satsang/ Evening Gathering

Time Off

Take your free time to explore the beauty of the region- try hiking, swimming and simply being part of the lush surroundings. Variosu excursions are planned throughout the course. During time off, optional group activities and plant medicine ceremonies may be offered.

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Accommodations

Shared Dorm at Acro Isis Sanctuary

Shared dorm

Get back to basics where you can find peace, simplicity and gratitude in the beautiful Guatemala. Share a comfortable room with like-minded peers. Step outside into the abundant natural surroundings, sleep soundly without the noise of traffic or city living, and find your own true nature here in Lake Atitlan. 

Shared Glamping Tent at Acro Isis Sanctuary

Shared Glamping Tent

Sleep underneath the stars, wake to the golden sunshine creeping up over the mountains and lake around you. Find peace, tranquility and harmony like never before. 

Shared Room at Acro Isis Sanctuary

Shared Room

Get back to basics where you can find peace, simplicity and gratitude in the beautiful Guatemala. Share a comfortable room with like-minded peers. Step outside into the abundant natural surroundings, sleep soundly without the noise of traffic or city living, and find your own true nature here in Lake Atitlan. 

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Guatemalan Highlands, Guatemala

What lies in the breathtaking Guatemalan Highlands is the picturesque view of Lake Atitlan which is the deepest lake in Central America. Regarded as the most beautiful lake in the world, Lake Atitlan has been the home of Mayans' rich culture and tradition. It is Guatemala's most important tourist attraction as this place is filled with early histories.

Lake Atitlan is also known for its unique climate they called Xocomil, which is said to be the encounter of warm winds from Pacific meeting colder winds from the North. This lake is surrounded by many villages and one of them is Santiago Atitlan, which is also the largest lakeside community. It is also a home to a strong yoga culture and it is located at the Solola District of the southwestern Guatemala.

  • 21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training
Venue   Acro Isis Sanctuary
Acro Isis Sanctuary, Venue for 21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Acro Isis Sanctuary is a Transformational Retreat and Garden Sanctuary on the mountainside overlooking San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. They are working to elevate consciousness and support the local indigenous Mayan community. Visit for a unique range of workshops and retreats in their stunning, natural location.

"Arco Isis" is a creative play on arco iris, the Spanish term for rainbow. Isis is the Ancient Egyptian name of the Divine Mother, bringer of rain, fertility, protection and rebirth. The name invokes the love and resurrection of the Divine Mother to help us transform our consciousness and learn to live in harmony with the Earth and the universe.

Arco Isis Sanctuary is located in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

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