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10 Days 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

  • Villas Sayulita, Rosalio Tapia and Sábalo, Sayulita, Nayarit 10013, Mexico

Overview

Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

In this 100-hour Yin yoga eastern training, you will explore in length the energetic physiology and anatomy based on traditional Chinese medicine. Through an Eastern perspective, you will find how your emotions are constantly intertwined with your external and internal health. The course also provides a comprehensive curriculum in training, teaching methodology, anatomy, yoga philosophy, and practicum (teaching).

Highlights

  • Daily Yin yoga classes
  • Daily Qi Gong exercises
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Authentic study in Chinese and yoga philosophy
  • Foundation on traditional Chinese medicine in relations to yoga
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Daily gourmet vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 24.

  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training course, you will stay at Villas Sayulita, an ideal hotel to relax and enjoy the nature. All of the villas are equipped with air-conditioner, refrigerator, kitchenette, basic utensils for cooking, a terrace with a patio, table set, and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are equipped with hot showers and towels.

There are three room options available for this retreat, single room, double shared room, and quadruple shared room. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Quadruple room with shared beds are available for friends coming together. If you are a solo student interested in the quadruple rooms, Annie Au Yoga will try their best to accommodate you if there is availability.

Penthouses roof palapas

Villas Sayulita has two penthouses and each of them have two cabins where one has two king size beds, a television room, kitchenette with refrigerator, and bathroom. The other cabin has a king size bed, its own bathroom, and a terrace area with seating and equipales table. It is for maximum six people.

Villas with two double beds

The room is equipped with double beds and is for maximum four people. It is also equipped with air-conditioner, refrigerator, kitchenette, basic utensils for cooking, a terrace with a patio, table set, and Wi-Fi.

Villas with king size beds

The king size bedrooms have also a slide out double bed. This room is for maximum four people, equipped with air-conditioner, refrigerator, kitchenette, basic utensils for cooking, a terrace with a patio, table set, and Wi-Fi.

In addition, Villas Sayulita also has several facilities such as a vegetable garden where you can find their permaculture project, ecological bathrooms, compost, and their lovely pets, a holistic center, smoothie bar, swimming pool with common area, and a temazcal. Temazcal is a traditional steam bath that has been used for both healing and ritual purposes in Mexico for hundreds or thousand years. It is a perfect place to purify yourself.

From thousands of years ago, the Chinese started to explore various ways to increase vitality. Along the way, they discovered that optimal health can only be achieved through equanimity of the physical, energetic, and spiritual self. Based on the ideology of Taoism, adopting the basic phenomenon of observing nature’s order, Yin yoga is a gateway to enhancing a person's overall well-being by removing tension in the body and mind.

In today's fast-paced world, Yin yoga is increasingly in demand as more people are suffering from stress and physical ailments. This is also a sustaining self-practice that you can do regardless of age, agility, and other conditions. For those who have a high intensity yoga practice or sports training, Yin yoga is a perfect complimentary to alleviate physical pain and mental stress.

Course curriculum

  • Chinese meridian systems
  • Clinical case study
  • Compression versus tension analysis
  • Cultivating mindfulness through meditation
  • Discover the benefits of Yin yoga physically, energetically, and spiritually
  • Exploration of the four main Yin yoga principles
  • Practice teaching
  • Qi exploration
  • Readings and homework
  • Relating to Yin organs and emotions
  • Sound healing and chakra study
  • Theme and sequencing
  • Western anatomy meets Eastern modalities
  • Yin yoga postural analysis
  • Yin yoga practices and philosophy
  • Yoga sutra study with authentic commentaries

This course is ideal for those who expressed deep interested in cultivating equanimity in the body, mind, and spirit. Minimum six months of yoga experience is recommended.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Light breakfast
  • 08:00 Yin practice with meditation and Qi Gong
  • 11:00 Vegetarian lunch
  • 12:00 Break
  • 13:00 Theory, postural analysis, and teaching practice
  • 15:00 Break and snack
  • 15:45 Theory and teaching practice
  • 17:30 Second practice and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • Annie Au

    Annie leads teacher trainings in Thailand and Bali and has certified over 190 students worldwide. Annie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Specializing in yoga anatomy, she infuses anatomy knowledge in her yoga classes to help students practice more intelligently and avoid injuries. Annie has the ability to lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing sequences.

  • Word Smith

    Word Smith has been practicing the esoteric or healing arts for 20 years. During this time, he has delved deeply into massage, yoga, Qigong, Chinese medicine, Buddhist philosophy, and internal martial arts. He holds a doctorate in medical Qigong, Bachelor’s in Philosophy, a black belt in taekwondo, certifications in five body work styles, and 500-hour of yoga teacher training. His teachers include Paul Pitchford, Michael Tierra, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Geshe Michael Roach, and Sri Dharma Mittra.

The yoga teacher training will be held in Villas Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico. Nayarit is a small state in western Mexico between the forested mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Pacific Ocean. Situated in a wonderful magical place, just a short walk from the main town and the beach, it is the perfect location for your activities.

Nearby places

  • Puerto Vallarta, 25 miles
  • The beach, 150 meters
Activities
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kitesurfing nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Temazcal
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

To practice Ahimsa (non-violence), all of the meals served will be vegetarian meals. You will enjoy delicious and healthy dishes like vegan mole with Mexican red quinoa, tacos al pastor, mango coconut ceviche, or chilaquiles with beans. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you will feel full and satisfied. There is also a smoothie bar at the villa where you can order some delicious shakes. Drinking water is provided at the villa.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Go for an eco tour
  • Go shopping
  • Try diving, snorkeling, or surfing
  • Try kayaking, kitesurfing, or windsurfing
  • Visit nearby beaches
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All courses and manuals
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily Qi Gong sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily Yin yoga sessions
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). You are advised to reserve your Sayulita transportation directly from one of the reliable taxi and transportation service companies in Sayulita who offer round-trip services to take you safely to Villas Sayulita and take you back to the airport on time for your departure. It will take about an hour by car or taxi.

  • Review by Lauren Ursh from Bali
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is an amazing teacher, role model and even better person. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and learn with her. The person that walked in on the first day is not the same person walking out. I feel full of knowledge, peace and confidence to share my passion of yoga with others. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste. "

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  • Review by Zoe Bloor
    10 out of 10

    "This really has been one of the most magical experience of my life. The teaching has been thorough and built confidence everyday. Nothing felt like too much effort for Annie . It’s been a life changing experience, which will stay with me forever. My only regret is that I didn’t do this course 5 years ago. "

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  • Review by Rachel Chang
    10 out of 10

    "I love the way how Annie teaches yoga!! She has patience and she is also full of positive spirit. Annie always help students to reach better yoga pose by strengthening and stretching their muscle. Annie's soft voice calms student's mind and soul.. I had good classes and amazing food while staying there. Highly recommend studying with Annie! "

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  • Review by Lachlan Duncan
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is a highly engaging and skilled yoga teacher who meets students where they are to help them achieve their personal goals from the practice. Whether yin or Ashtanga, I always finished Annie's classes feeling motivated and relaxed, knowing that in her gentle way Annie had helped me fully in each moment, working at my edge whilst letting go of attachment to the outcome. From a personal perspective Annie has helped me transform aspects of my life, and I have observed the same happen with others. "

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  • Review by Danielle Deramo
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is such an inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher. I am honored to have learned from someone who is so passionate about what they teach. I feel that learning from such a talented teacher has in turn made me a great teacher myself. I hope to one day have the same grace and intelligence in my teachings as her. "

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  • Review by Seda Kisacik
    10 out of 10

    "I feel very lucky that I’ve got the chance to work with Annie. This has been an amazing experience. I didn’t think that I would be the person I am right now. I feel like a teacher and I’m thankful for taking the training with her! "

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  • Review by Liana Danielle
    10 out of 10

    "Annie made my teacher training! Her Yin classes bought so much awareness and presence. Her teaching style really embraced her gentle & caring nature. Yet her Vinyasa classes were one of the most challenging I had done ! With so much fire and energy. She is a true example of yin and yang, of balance which I really respect in a teacher. Can't wait to be a student again in her presence ! Thank you Annie for a wonderful experience. "

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  • Review by Marieke
    10 out of 10

    "Annie was for me the perfect guide during the teacher training. Her amazing balance in Yin and Yang, in her teachings on and off the mat combined with her warm and down to earth personality showed me what it really is about as a yoga teacher, being vulnerable in sharing your experience, your passion, teaching from the heart but with a strong and steady theoretical foundation."

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  • Review by Danielle
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is such an inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher. I am honored to have learned from someone who is so passionate about what they teach. I feel that learning from such a talented teacher has in turn made me a great teacher myself. I hope to one day have the same grace and intelligence in my teachings as her."

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  • Review by Rachel
    10 out of 10

    "Annie brings all of her anatomy knowledge, life wisdom and love to her classes, and always inspires! She is able to support every student in the class whilst maintaining her effortless and flowing teaching dialogue."

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  • Review by Lachlan
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is a highly engaging and skilled yoga teacher who meets students where they are to help them achieve their personal goals from the practice. Whether yin or Ashtanga, I always finished Annie's classes feeling motivated and relaxed, knowing that in her gentle way Annie had helped me fully in each moment, working at my edge whilst letting go of attachment to the outcome. From a personal perspective Annie has helped me transform aspects of my life, and I have observed the same happen with others."

    Annie Au Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Jake
    10 out of 10

    "Annie is one of the most gifted and engaging yoga teachers I have had the pleasure of studying with and her depth of knowledge, understanding and capability is inspiring. She is patient and adaptable to her students needs, helping them on and off the mat."

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Guadalajara, Mexico

Annie Au Yoga offers Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher trainings and retreats. The teachings are inspired by Yin, Dharma, Ashtanga, and Rocket yoga.

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10 days / 9 nights

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 500 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before March 1, 2017.

Departure:
Saturday June 10, 2017
(10 days / 9 nights)

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