17 Day 200-Hour Soya Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

  • Villa Xochipilli, Calle Hildalgo #85, Colonia Villa Obregon, 48980 Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico

200-Hour Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

Come and experience 17 blissful days of living your yoga in this beautiful, warm, and sunny location. This yoga teacher training immersion is perfect for students who are looking for an opportunity to spend time completely immersed in a traditional yoga lifestyle. Various teachings on Hatha yoga, philosophy, meditation, mantra, pranayama, and anatomy are all part of the comprehensive curriculum. Upon completion, graduates may to register with Yoga Alliance with the RYT 200 credential.

Highlights

  • Daily philosophy sessions
  • Daily yoga sessions in various styles
  • 2 daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Learning Sanskrit pronunciation and understanding chakras
  • Designing a series of six yoga lesson plans
  • Written and practical examinations
  • Daily lunches and four dinners
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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Villa Xochipilli, Melaque, Mexico

The bungalows in Villa Xochipilli include a bedroom with two full size beds, a full bathroom with hot shower, a living area with a day bed for a third person, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a dining area.

Four bungalows are in one building, two are on the second floor, and two are on the bottom floor. The upstairs bungalows open up into balconies overlooking magnificent views of lush tropical gardens, the “Laguna del Tule,” and the quiet grounds of Villa Xochipilli. The two bottom bungalows open directly into the exotic gardens, bringing you one step closer to nature.

The kitchen has a refrigerator, a counter top stove, and is fully equipped with plates and pans. All the water is chlorinated, and separate bottled drinking water is provided. The sitting area and the dining room connect to the balcony.

There is a hand wash laundry area as well as a local laundry service available. There is hot water, cable TV, and ceiling fans in every room. One of the bungalows has air conditioning, but the constant fresh breeze from the nearby lagoon makes its use virtually unnecessary. Towels and bed sheets are changed once a week.

Daily sessions include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Flow and Yin. Morning and evening meditation, chanting, pranayama, along with group reviews and discussions will shed light on the written assignments in philosophy. Students will design a series of six yoga lesson plans: a very detailed assignment covering pranayama, meditation techniques and the benefits, precautions and modifications for asanas. Furthermore, students will practice and develop their teaching skills throughout the entire program. Upon completion there will be a written exam and a practical exam and graduates will be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance with the RYT200® credential.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00-08:30 Meditation, pranayama, japa, mantra, and asana
  • 08:30-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-11:00 Philosophy
  • 11:00-12:30 Asana lab part 1
  • 12:30-14:30 Lunch and break
  • 14:30-16:30 Asana lab part 2
  • 16:30-17:30 Study and erite-ups
  • 17:30-19:00 Asana class
  • 19:00-19:45 Pranayama, meditation, arati

200-hour SOYA and chinook course curriculum

  • Asanas: benefits, precautions, and modifications
  • Basic pranayama
  • Creating lesson plans
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Kriyas and their practice
  • Meditation
  • Posture sequencing
  • Sanskrit pronunciation
  • Studies in the Bhagavad Gita
  • Teaching practicum
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Understanding chakras

Accreditation

The curricula meets the international training standards, and it is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (YA) and have equivalency with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA). Yoga Alliance credentials are the premier form of recognition for yoga teachers, which helps ensure that yoga students can find knowledgeable instruction and training programs.

All students who complete this training are eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with a 200-hour designation. These credentials, in conjunction with certification through SOYA Yoga / Chinook, will help you take advantage of emerging professional opportunities.

There is a half day and full day off in the program.Training on days four and nine will end at 13:00.

Textbooks and a manual will be sent to you upon registration.

Upon completion, there is a written exam and practical exam. Graduates are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200.

Prior to the training, students must complete several philosophy and anatomy assignments.

You will be living and practicing at the gorgeous Villa Xochipilli in Melaque, Mexico. There are single and shared accommodations available and fresh, delicious authentic Mexican lunches will be served every full training day. Several dinners will also be served and on other nights, students will have a chance to cook at the Villa or explore some of the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants in Melaque.

Students from all corners of the world are invited to join on this spiritual adventure.

Nearby places

  • Barra de Navidad - 8 minutes by bus
  • Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta - 4 hours by bus
  • Melaque - 5 minutes by bus
Activities
  • Swimming nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Fresh, delicious, and authentic Mexican lunches will be served every full training day, as well as several dinners. On other nights, students will have a chance to explore some of the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants in Melaque, or cook at the villa.

Note that you will be responsible for breakfast, snacks, and dinners on most days.

  • Dream or read in the hammocks nestled among the palms
  • Observe the tropical birds and fantastic wildlife
  • Relax in the pool and enjoying the landscape
  • Swim at the nearby beach
  • Walk to downtown Melaque and explore its wonderful restaurants
  • 4 dinners
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • Daily group discussions
  • Daily meditation, chanting, and pranayama sessions
  • Daily yoga sessions in various styles
  • Designing a series of six yoga lesson plans
  • Learning Sanskrit pronunciation and understand chakras
  • Lunches on every full training day
  • Textbooks and a manual
  • All breakfasts
  • Most of the dinners
  • Snacks
  • The lunches on days ending at 13:00

Arrival by airplane

Flights should be booked into Playa de Oro International Airport (ZLO) in Manzanillo, as this is the closest airport. You can also fly to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) in Puerto Vallarta, but will need to take you four hours by bus south to get to Melaque.

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

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Availability

Arrival: Friday November 24, 2017
Departure: Sunday December 10, 2017

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