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Eastern Philosophy Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

Explore the fundamentals of Yin yoga and its underlying Eastern philosophy with Annie Au in the relaxing atmosphere of Villas Sayulita. You will study in details the esoteric Daoist structure and theories and practical applications of ancient Chinese energetic medicine. By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to customize a Yin yoga class to everybody and elevate your personal practice to the next level!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily Qi Gong sessions
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Teaching methodology and anatomy classes
  • Authentic study in Chinese and yoga philosophy
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles

11 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 25
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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 program, single room, double shared room, and quadruple shared room. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Quadruple rooms 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.

Other facilities

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

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).

This program is a part of Annie Au Yoga 200-hour Yin Yang yoga teacher training that runs from November 4 to November 25, 2017. The Yang session (based in Vinyasa yoga) is from November 4 to November 14.

This training is accredited by Yoga Alliance. Upon completion, you'll receive a 100-hour specific certification. Afterwards, you'll need to complete the other Yin or Yang hours to obtain the full 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate.

Course curriculum

  • Yin yoga practice and philosophy
  • Discover the benefits of Yin yoga physically, energetically, and spiritually
  • The energetic formation of the human body
  • Chinese meridian system
  • Relating to the Yin or Yang organs and emotions
  • Qi exploration
  • Western anatomy meets Eastern modalities
  • Compressions versus tension analysis
  • Sound healing and chakra study
  • Theme and sequencing
  • Practice teaching
  • Group discussions, journaling, and mentoring
  • Readings and homework

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
(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.

Retreat location

This 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

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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
  • Drinks

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)

  • Go for an eco-tour
  • Go shopping
  • Try diving, snorkeling, or surfing
  • Try kayaking, kitesurfing, or windsurfing
  • Visit nearby beaches

What's included

  • 10 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

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • 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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