Breathe Yoga SXM

Breathe SXM is dedicated to offering peace-filled, nurturing teacher trainings all over the beautiful Caribbean island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin.

  • Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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Based on 5 reviews
from US$3,495
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21 days / 20 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 5 reviews

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  • Review by Iya Bolick from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed my time at Breathe Yoga Teacher Training. Erica & Ali are very compassionate and they create a very supportive environment for the teachers to share. They also create a mindset that helps us to develop as teachers and appreciate the true meaning of yoga. "

    "The location is beautiful. The sea is close by. The training is quite rigorous but Ali and Erica manage to throw in various experience along the way that continue to make it interesting and informative. A beautiful environment and a lovely practice to develop your potential as a yoga teacher. "

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  • Review by Sasha Mall from Johannesburg, South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "This has been such a wonderful experience. These three weeks have been wonderful - spent with all the other students and with Erica & Ali going over the asanas, the pranayama breathing, all of the talks. "

    "Sitting here right now, I feel refreshed. I feel empowered and ready to take on any challenge that comes my way. It has been truly an amazing experience. I definitely enjoyed my experience with Breathe and I’m so happy to have been apart of this."

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  • Review by Katy Carlin from Chicago, Illinois
    10 out of 10

    "I had such an amazing time. Erica and Ali are awesome and inspirational teachers. I have learned so much and these are things that I will take with me for the rest of my life. Erica & Ali were exceptionally organized. We went over everything that we needed to know and really built our confidence so that we can be great teachers. We left knowing better who we really are. I am very happy, I would recommend this teacher training to anyone. "

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  • Review by Louise Sinclair from Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
    10 out of 10

    "Huge thank you to Erica & Ali. The training was awesome. I had my birthday during the training and what an amazing way to start my new year - new year, new life. This training opened my eyes to believing in myself and trusting my intuition. It has helped me get my voice back. I definitely recommend this to everyone and anyone. "

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  • Review by Megan Goode from New York City, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I can not begin to explain how absolutely perfect my experience was with Erica and Ali, of Breathe Yoga SXM. They created a comprehensive teacher training that not only provides all the information and practicum necessary to effectively deepen your practice and teach classes, but have infused it with so much more. Their laser focus on personal growth and discovery allowed each and every one of us let go of the the beliefs and ideas that hold us back from being our true selves, in turn creating much more authentic teachers with the confidence to take on whatever life throws at us. "

    "Erica and Ali's knowledge and love for yoga truly makes this training a unique and amazing experience. They've created a space for transformation that was open, honest and inviting. If you are looking to become a yoga teacher, deepen your practice, or just want to take a deeper look at your life, then this training is for you. There were seven students in total, creating a great atmosphere with lots of one on one time. We all left this training with exactly what we needed and so much more. I can not thank both Erica and Ali enough for sharing their beautiful practice, knowledge, joy and love with us. As a bonus the food and accommodations were top notch."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Richard from Brampton, Ontario
    10 out of 10

    "When planning our latest trip to St. Maarten with a group of 10 (6 newbies to SXM) we mentioned that our number one recommendation for a group adventure would be Random Wind. Four of us sailed with Captain Trevor in 2015 and we had a BLAST! "

    "There are times you are hesitant to tout something to a group for fear that it may disappoint some. No such fear for Random Wind as is has something for all whether you want to keep your feet dry or dive, sometimes rather unceremoniously, from the bowsprit or trying a daredevil entry from the swing into the crystal blue waters surrounding SXM."

    "We all want to thank Capt. Trevor and Anna for their hospitality and enabling us to let loose but especially looking out for us and providing a safe, enjoyable trip. It was also nice to meet Diane this time. Glad all is well with you."

    "Thank you all again we shall spread the word. Until next time - safe sailing!"

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  • Review by Akeeda A
    10 out of 10

    "I had three days of private one on one yoga with Erica . It was truly amazing I feel refreshed , rejuvenated and learnt quite a lot about my own personal practice on where I need to strengthen and connect with more . I will definitely book classes with her again , whenever I'm in St. Martin."

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  • Review by Gizmo
    10 out of 10

    "What's not to love? Great teachers - in the past two weeks I've taken classes from both Elizabeth and Erica: they're skilled teachers who know what they're doing. As a regular yogi, I appreciated how comfortable they made everyone feel, even those who likely had never done a class. As always, it's your practise, so you can take it up a level, or modify - all from under a gazebo, staring out at the ocean and listening to the surf, heavenly! "

    "I loved Elizabeth's soothing voice, twinkling eyes, and that she did moon salutations since we had a full moon! Her class was uplifting and relaxing. "

    "Erica literally "glows" as she teaches, gives wonderful directions, and when I was there she did some flow, which I always enjoy. When I asked her how she learned a pose, she even offered to work with me afterwards on the beach - which was above and beyond (if only I hadn't had a boat to catch, my loss!). I find her empowering and inspiring at the same time."

    "Tips: get there early to get a spot near the front to better hear the teacher (surf sounds can compete). It can get hot (lol) with some spots in the sun - consider sunscreen, bringing a hand towel to wipe your brow and perhaps a water bottle."

    "Mats are provided. "

    "Give it a try, whether you're a newbie or an experienced yogi, young or "wise," and gentlemen: there were some of you there too!"

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  • Review by Isabelle Dawn Powell from New York City, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I was apart of the Breathe Yoga Teacher program and it was one of the most special experiences of my life. I will take what I’ve learned with me for the rest of my life - through my trials and tribulations and the many great things to come - including medical school which I will start next month. I am also so grateful to the other participants for teaching me about myself and about life. To my instructors, the light in me honors the light in you. "

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  • Review by Carrie Llaguno from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "If you’re considering taking a training with lovely Erica and Ali, you will be one of the most fortunate people out there. I came looking for certification. When I got here I realized very quickly that this is a very special place where a lot more happens than just getting your certification. Lots of internal and external healing also happens. I came in with just a bit of yoga practice, and I was able to learn a lot of amazing techniques on the physical level. But I was also struggling with a lot of physical pain so I felt at the beginning that I was in a very limited space. Within days a lot of shifts happened thanks to both Erica and Ali. We worked a lot of my physical limitations but also my emotional limitations as well. These two ladies are pretty spectacular people. Lots of healing. Within a week into the program, I didn’t feel any blockages or limitations because of the way they handled my body and mind with care. Just amazing growth. Now three weeks in, I feel very confident that I can not only teach a class but I can also heal myself and that’s pretty remarkable. I am very grateful to both Erica and Ali for being the most amazing healers. The certification was just the icing on the cake. This is the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I made really good friends in the program and I feel like I have extended family here now. You should definitely come and try it for yourself. "

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  • Review by Kelly Stickney from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend Breathe Yoga Teacher training. This process was not anything I expected a yoga teacher training to be. Erica and Ali showed us everything that you would want and expect from a yoga teacher training - the yin, vinyasa, all the basics, sanskrit, energy balancing, history of yoga. And they also went above and beyond to help us shine our own lights. They worked one-on-one with us. We did group projects and worked with each other. We really got to know what was holding us back from becoming our fullest selves.Where ever we go we can take with us what they gave us to shine forth and show others how to tap in to their potential. I’ll come away with many new friends and I know that we will be in touch. We all know the path that we went on with each other and we can always come back to that. We’re ready and very grateful for the experience. You can’t get a better experience than the one I got here. "

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  • Review by A traveler from Ottawa, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "What's not to love? Great teachers - in the past two weeks I've taken classes from both Elizabeth and Erica: they're skilled teachers who know what they're doing. As a regular yogi, I appreciated how comfortable they made everyone feel, even those who likely had never done a class. As always, it's your practise, so you can take it up a level, or modify - all from under a gazebo, staring out at the ocean and listening to the surf, heavenly! "

    "I loved Elizabeth's soothing voice, twinkling eyes, and that she did moon salutations since we had a full moon! Her class was uplifting and relaxing. "

    "Erica literally "glows" as she teaches, gives wonderful directions, and when I was there she did some flow, which I always enjoy. When I asked her how she learned a pose, she even offered to work with me afterwards on the beach - which was above and beyond (if only I hadn't had a boat to catch, my loss!). I find her empowering and inspiring at the same time."

    "Tips: get there early to get a spot near the front to better hear the teacher (surf sounds can compete). It can get hot (lol) with some spots in the sun - consider sunscreen, bringing a hand towel to wipe your brow and perhaps a water bottle."

    "Mats are provided. "

    "Give it a try, whether you're a newbie or an experienced yogi, young or "wise," and gentlemen: there were some of you there too!"

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  • Review by Cate Summers from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I wanted to do a teacher training for a long time with the intention of deepening my practice and being able to do yoga independently instead of having to rely on classes. So I came to this training really expecting to focusing on asana and flows and physical aspects and I got all of that. It was fantastic. I learned a lot and I got really strong. We worked for three weeks doing four or five hours everyday, so physically I feel I’ve really gained a certain strength. But this was so much more than getting physically fit. Erica and Ali put a lot of effort and attention into the mind body connection, your mindset, your thoughts, how your thoughts create your reality. You kind of rewire how you see yourself and how you think about yourself and your life, and they way to get closer to the life you want to live. That’s the thing you don’t expect. I feel that I was able to resolve some patterns in my life that I had been creating. Another aspect that I totally did not anticipate was the help that I received with some of the physical issues I had been experiencing through energy healing from Ali. I was able to loosen up tight areas that were affecting my yoga practice. Totally unexpected! It has been a totally amazing beautiful experience. I feel so light and cleansed both physically and mentally. It was so wonderful. Thank you so much Erica and Ali!"

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  • Review by Suha Matar from Toronto, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I just completed my three-week training and I am over the moon. Just a few months ago I was sitting at my computer hunched over and stressed and trying to find this program that’s going to change my life. And while that was a lofty expectation, it nevertheless came true. Erica and Ali have helped facilitate a transformation in my life. There’s not just one aha moment. There are many. I say to anyone considering this program, take the . I am so blessed divinely guided to have ended up at this program. Erica and Ali are with you every step of the program, and they will be with you when it is over. They will help you to realize that this life experience is all about you and it has always been. I highly recommend this training. I’ll be back for the 300-hour training!"

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  • Review by Isharda Romney from St. Martin, French West Indies
    10 out of 10

    "I was worried when I started this training because I had just really gotten into yoga. Each day the journey got easier. All and all it was amazing. I worked on myself and I became physically and emotionally stronger. Erica and Ali kept us motivated and guided me through both inner and outer healing. Again, amazing. I feel so lucky to have found this training with these trainers."

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  • Review by Laura from Short Pump, Virginia
    10 out of 10

    "Finally found yoga on Saint Maarten and I am so glad I did. I attended class for three weeks at the Simpson Bay Marina location. Erica was welcoming and wonderful. Outdoor venue was gorgeous. Great way to start your day! I was there in January and should have posted much sooner."

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  • Review by Isabelle O.
    9 out of 10

    "I attended a yoga class with my 18-year-old daughter and we loved it! Great postures, you can adjust the difficulty level of each one of them. Great teacher and they treated us with a nice cup of tea after the class. Do not be shy to attend a class; they make you feel at ease. We will be back on our next trip in Saint Marteen for sure!"

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  • Review by a traveler from New York
    9 out of 10

    "Erica is a very talented teacher. I was lucky to take private sessions during my vacation and really enjoyed the perfect blend of her class between the focus on good alignment, core work and relaxation, and some fun too! I really recommend her class and will definitely attend her class if we go back to Breathe Yoga SXM."

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  • Review by Brenda A. from Arlington, Wisconsin
    9 out of 10

    "I attended several yoga classes with Breathe owner-instructor Erica Danielle while staying at Simpson Bay Resort. The classes were outdoors, and very comfortable in the shade. Erica is a skilled experienced instructor. She helped with my poses-form, and encouraged my fellow classmates and I to push our comfort zones to gain confidence. I got in some wonderful workouts, and they were so pleasant - it just felt so good! The last day we were treated to a rainbow. It does not get better than that. Thank you Erica! See you next year."

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  • Review by Fehmi K. from Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
    9 out of 10

    "I was tricked into one of her classes by a colleague of mine and immediately loved it. Dealing with some back problems her classes turned out to be a great remedy, but also proved to be a great work out. Erica makes sure her classes have the right balance between exercise and relaxation. She is the type of teacher that really aims to help with sincere motivation. You won't find her in front of the group showing off, but helping you to get the best out of your hour of yoga and eventually to get you to the next level. I love Erica and her classes, and recommend her to everybody. Get a class with Erica and your body and mind will thank you afterwards!"

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