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10 Days 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

In this 100hr Yin Yoga Eastern Training, we will explore in length the energetic physiology and anatomy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through an Eastern perspective, you'll find how our emotions are constantly intertwined with our external and internal health. 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.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Yin yoga classes
  • Daily Qi Gong exercises
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Anatomy on energetic self and gross body
  • Understanding the meridians and it's association with our body and mind
  • Developing great qualities of a yoga teacher
  • Daily gourmet vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Chinese (mandarin), Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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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-conditioning, 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.

Villas with two double beds

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

Penthouses roof palapas

Villas Sayulita has two penthouses and each of them have two cabins where one has two king size beds, a TV 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 maximum for six people.

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.

Annie Au Yoga Teacher Training Mexico Program

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, practice teaching
  • 17:30 Second practice and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner


Annie Au
(Dharma Yoga)
Annie leads teacher training in Sri Lanka, Mexico, Thailand and Bali and has certified over 250 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
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Word Smith has been practicing the esoteric or healing arts for 20 years. During this time, he has delved deeply into massage, yoga, Qi Gong, Chinese medicine, Buddhist philosophy, and internal martial arts. He holds a doctorate in medical Qi Gong, a bachelor’s in philosophy, a black belt in taekwondo, certifications in five body work styles, and a 500-hour of yoga teacher training. His teachers include Paul Pitchford, Michael Tierra, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Geshe Michael Roach, and Sri Dharma Mittra.

Retreat location

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.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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To practice Ahimsa (non-violence), all of the meals served will be vegetarian meals. 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 requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Diving
  • Eco tours
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Visit nearby beaches
  • Windsurfing

What's included

  • 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

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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