21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Summary

This 200 hour yoga teacher training program in Mexico offers the unique opportunity to explore ancient yogic wisdoms while restoring harmony and balance into your daily existence. The close proximity to the ocean offers the opportunity to explore the art of surfing, another flow-based spiritual practice that allows one to tap into a deep sense of connection and find oneness and peace with all that is. 

It addition to world class surfing, the area offers kayaking, snorkeling, boating, fishing, whale watching, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding on secluded beaches and treks through surrounding jungles, all just minutes from the retreat center.

In this unique and enriching training, you will not only explore ancient yogic teachings but also the mystical, spiritual and healing traditions of this land. Mexico offers an ancient and rich culture that provides a colorful mosaic of spirituality, music, dance, art, food and natural beauty that are unparalleled. With the ocean to lend us her strength and power, you will set the intention to peel away the layers and reveal your truth.

Connect with the beauty and diversity of Mother Earth and her inhabitants to ignite your inspiration and to awaken to your own authenticity. This training is sure to leave you feeling empowered on your spiritual quest! 


Included in the course is your full training program, three organic vegetarian meals per day and your accommodations. 

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Yoga Teacher Training

Oaxaca, Mexico
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Restorative
  • Vinyasa

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Program

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
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spiritual Lesson, Daily Intention
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special Topic
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Anatomy/Philosophy
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch and Break
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art of Teaching/ Art of Touch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Satsang (evening gathering)

Free Time

Students will have 3 full days off during the program, every 5th day. Optional excursion and group activities may be offered. Sayulita is a paradise for everyone with outdoor activities including surfing, hiking, SUPing, mountain bike riding and more. There are plenty of cafes and markets. The hotel also has a lovely pool and plenty of places to enjoy. This program focuses on self love and self care as a path to bliss and awakening. There are opportunities for massage, sauna, ceremony, yoga and more in this gorgeous town!

Food

For the course of the training you will be served 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily prepared with the freshest local organic ingredients. In the morning for breakfast there is a full buffet with fresh fruit, vegetables, juice & tea. For lunch there are an artfully prepared salads which include all flavor profiles and colors. Dinner plates vary and incorporate the local flavors of Mexico. The venue caters to all food preferences including Vegan, Gluten-Free and others upon request.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Vegan

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Accommodations

Shared Room at Tres Marias Cabanas & Yoga

Shared Room

The accommodations present rustic decoration, and offer free Wi-Fi and free parking available on site. Among its amenities are beautiful tropical gardens.
Private Room at Tres Marias Cabanas & Yoga

Private Room

The accommodations present rustic decoration, and offer free Wi-Fi and free parking available on site. Among its amenities are beautiful tropical gardens.
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Oaxaca, Mexico

Rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination in Central America where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art, architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. On the southern end of Oaxaca, facing the Pacific lies Mazunte - a popular travelers’ hangout with something of a hippie vibe, located on a scenic bay with winding sandy beaches. Mazunte's economic mainstays used to center around turtle meat, and eggs: after the turtle industry was banned in 1990, the focus became ecotourism. In 2015 Mazunte was named one of Mexico’s official Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Villages.)

Being both rustic, and quite small, everything you may need in Mazunte is easily reachable by foot. On the main road, Paseo del Mazunte, you’ll find a handful restaurants, a local church, and a soccer field frequently used the locals. Occassionaly you’ll find music along the main road, but Mazunte is known for its serenity, and is quite peaceful most times of the day. In town, there are four side roads that all eventually lead to beautiful, and a quite powerful ocean. 

Known for its Cosmeticos Naturales, or “natural cosmetic” products, any traveler can find nature-friendly personal hygiene products to keep themselves fresh and clean. From Mexico City: By plane: To Huatulco or Puerto Escondido (take the taxi to Mazunte outside the airport gate for better fares. By bus: Go to south bus station Tasqueña, take either a route to Oaxaca City-Pochutla-Mazunte (not connected), which is 10 hours total, or a direct route to Pochutla (14 hours, Estrella Blanca buses).

Venue   Tres Marias Cabanas & Yoga
Tres Marias Cabanas & Yoga, Venue for 21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Over a hillside, Cabañas Las 3 Marías rise overlooking the beachfront of San Agustín bay. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant that serves characteristic Mexican and Italian food.

The accommodations present rustic decoration, and offer free Wi-Fi and free parking available on site. Among its amenities are beautiful tropical gardens.

Cabañas Las 3 Marías is 0.8 mi from Mazunte, and the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga is just 6 minutes’s walk from the place. Huatulco International Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away through 200 motorway.

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