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Ready for more? Join Davannayoga in their Yogic Lifestyle and Advanced Teaching Program and take your teachings to the next level! This is where the teachings and the teacher become one, and you learn daily practices to solidify your yogic lifestyle. The advantage of this training is that it is offered in a working yoga shala and training group sizes are very small. Sign up today!
You can choose from the following accommodation options at Casa Dulce Vida:
The popular Casa 2 opens directly onto the pool and gardens. Approximately 1,120 square feet, it has one bedroom (king and single bed), one bathroom, a dressing room, a spacious sunny living area with extra sleeping space (two single beds), and a large and well-equipped kitchen.
The spacious Casa 4 is truly "the Dulce Vida." The elegant living room opens onto a huge private terrace overlooking the pool and gardens, with spectacular views of the town and bay. This approximately 3020-square-foot casa has three bedrooms and two baths.
The master bedroom (king bed and one single) and second bedroom (double bed) share an en-suite bathroom. The large third bedroom has extra sleeping space (king bed and one single) and a second bathroom. There is a large fully-equipped kitchen, and the spacious dining room has seating for eight people.
Step off the street into the charming Casa 7 with one bedroom (one double bed), one bath room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an extra sleeping space in the living area (one queen-sized bed). This approximately 440-square-foot casa does not have a patio, but the pool and gardens are up one level via a small circular staircase.
Davannayoga’s 500-hour RYT training program focuses on offering tools to perfect the yogic lifestyle skills to go deeper into the yogic journey. The course will also offer advanced teaching skills in the areas of Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, pranayama, mantras, mudras, bandhas, meditation, and yoga Nidra.
Moreover, you will also be taught about teaching to special audiences, such as overweight students, beginners, and advanced practitioners. You can expect to gain more in-depth knowledge of yoga history and philosophy. The purpose is to uphold and maintain the highest standard of safety and instruction for all yoga teachers.
You will also learn daily yogic rituals that keep you on the yogic path, including a strong module on Ayurveda. Davannayoga teaches classic yoga based on Yoga Sutras, the eight limbs of yoga. The Krishnamacharya parameters for sequencing Vinyasa are the foundation of this training.
The curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Yoga Alliance and actually exceeds the number of hours needed for an RYT-300 registration.
Davannayoga offers an established program with nearly 200 Davannayoga certified teachers from around the world who say that this training has prepared them well for teaching yoga. The yoga teacher training instruction is led in English, with some Spanish translation if needed.
Teaching certification is awarded on the basis of successful comprehension and mastery of the principles and practices of yoga and the ability to communicate them to others. Those diligently applying themselves should find no difficulty in achieving success. It is necessary to come with the passion to immerse yourself in an intensive yoga training program. It requires a commitment to be present daily and participate to the best of your ability.
This may require changing your sleeping habits to retire early and wake up early in order to be prepared for early morning classes. There is a lot of reading and practicing between daily classes. Please do not plan other activities during this training, such as Spanish lessons or other training, as your full attention should be
given to this program in order to complete it successfully.
This module will explain the importance and use of the six principles of Davannayoga, such as ahimsa, svadhyaya, tapas, bhakti, dharana, and dhyana, and their roles in understanding the self.
Learn advanced teachings of Ayurveda for personal use and for professional use.
This daily practice will be thoroughly explained and reviewed in class. Daily, the student will be asked to practice yogic diet practices, a pranayama sequence, and a dharana and a dhyana practice. The student will also receive one yama, niyama, or other concept from the Bhagavad Gita to journal and contemplate upon. These will change every few days so that the teacher has many techniques to practice and later teach those that resonate with them.
These daily discussions and satsangs will focus on yoga philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle, including (but not limited to) the Bhagavad Gita and Dharma, the Bhagavad Gita and Karma, the Bhagavad Gita and Action vs. Inaction, the Yoga Sutras (not only the eight limbs but Psychology of Patanjali), ethics of a yoga teacher, and yogic diet.
Additionally, the discussion will also cover the six principles of Davannayoga: ahimsa, svadhyaya, tapas, bhakti, dharana, and dhyana, the philosophy of asana, instruction on conducting satsangs in your community, the role of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Tantra yoga in Hatha of today, and the history of yoga and history of yoga asana from 4,000 BC to today.
These sessions deepen the knowledge of other or more subtle techniques to teach traditional meditation in order to make the benefits of meditation easily available to your students.
Yoga Nidra is a useful technique for a teacher to possess for stand-alone meditation practice, a stand-alone class in your studio, or for the end of a dynamic Davannayoga class. This style is gaining popularity in the yoga community as it helps the student to relax into a blissful state of consciousness that is not awake yet not asleep.
It is a guided meditation and tool for behavioral change and emotional development. It is in this level of consciousness that seeds planted (through setting sankalpas or intentions for the meditation such as "I can overcome impatience" and "I can give up caffeine") will blossom into self-realization. This is one of the three types of endings offered for a Davannayoga class. They will be using the text "Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati" to guide teachers into this technique.
Gain a deeper understanding of and be able to clearly explain the stress response, that resides in the human nervous system (as well as the relaxation response that you desire).
Deepen your knowledge of common injuries (not just related to yoga practices) and learn to modify the Vinyasa practice for these injuries.
Revisit the overview of anatomy and physiology, as well as anatomy language with the knowledge of having taught for one to two years already.
As an advanced teacher, one is expected to recognize structural and muscular imbalances that will affect the yoga practice of the student. In this module, they offer techniques for developing this "eye to see" imbalances. Also expect discussion of agonist and antagonist muscle groups to be highlighted, which helps the advanced teacher take the student deeper in a safe way.
This advanced module will cover new information on the vayus, koshas, chakras, and nadis. Expect to dive deep into the chakras to areas such as how chakras interact, chakras and relationships, the evolution of chakras, the psychological and developmental stages of chakras, and the evolution of chakras. These teachings are based on the works of Dr. Carolyn Myss and Anodea Judith.
Yoga is a science, and this is the module that concentrates on the precise science (with all of its subtleties) of sequencing a Vinyasa practice according to the Krishnamacharya lineage parameters: steady, comfortable, attention to breath, and non-wavering focus on the breath. Learn how to put a Vinyasa class on a curve to reach a goal or peak with these parameters in mind.
The curve also follows effective class structuring according to the chakras, working from the lowest to highest chakra in a logical fashion. The class will be laid out in charts and on curves. Groups review each Vinyasa session to critique it according to the curve, thus learning the curve by memory to cut down class planning time. This is the hallmark of Davannayoga's classes, the sequencing structure that makes a Maha Sadhana, a complete practice!
This is a more in-depth Restorative yoga training that really completes the teacher. Davannayoga believes that each teacher should know how to lead a complete Dynamic yoga practice (Hatha and Vinyasa), as well as soft yoga practices (Restorative yoga) and meditation. In this module, the teacher will boost their Restorative yoga teaching skills and gain new and more advanced Restorative yoga postures, new language, useful cues, and advice on how to offer this to private yoga clients.
Teaching advanced pranayama techniques for yoga teachers. The practice of pranayama awakens the life force and opens the path to meditation and self-realization. Deepening your knowledge of pranayama will benefit your students who want to energize their bodies, relax their bodies, or create balance where there was imbalance. Ratios as well as sequences will be the focus for the advanced teacher.
The advanced teacher will be required to be the lead instructor for two (one hour and a half) dynamic classes during the course, either Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, or yoga for special audiences (advanced, beginners, or overweight students).
The teacher will also be required the lead teach one yoga Nidra session, Restorative yoga postures, one guided meditation session (mindfulness or other style), various pranayama techniques, and one satsang spiritual discourse and demonstrate your ability to lead mantra chanting. The teacher will receive peer and lead teacher input on these sessions.
The teacher will practice advanced assists while another teacher is teaching. Also, in some cases, teachers will actively observe and comment on the overall class, teaching style, and how students responded to the teacher in order to gain an understanding of the advanced tools put into action.
Extend your yoga knowledge to other or new audiences, specifically overweight students, the beginning student, and an advanced student. You will also learn new techniques to lead successful private yoga sessions.
In the 300-hour program, you will learn about bandha usage not only in asanas but now also in pranayama usage ( which comes later in the teachings), you will also learn contraindications for bandha usage in pranayama. Learn more about hasta mudras as well as a lengthy practice on using both bandhas and mudras. Maybe you can even create your own mudras.
This will be an analytical training on how to sequence a class for "other postures" or "advanced postures."
In a Vinyasa class, one may practice 30 to 50 chaturangas. This workshop will expound upon the original teachings of chaturanga and highlight the anatomy and physiology of chaturanga as well give new tips for seasoned teachers to practice and teach this essential asana with confidence and grace.
Explore updated and effective ideas as they relate to the ethics of teaching yoga. This session will cover inclusive communication, non-violent communication, the seat of the teacher (a seat of service), private class ethics, and the yamas and niyamas as they relate to the teacher-student relationship.
Sequencing to themes is very important in Davannayoga's style as they do not have set sequences. Theming is the way they make the practice meaningful to their students and community. Students say that theming is why they return. They feel like they learn something new and are touched by the theme in each class.
The theme changes constantly to reflect the day, month, holiday, season, world happenings, doshas, and more. There is an art to theming that is talked about in the 200-hour program but this module will take the teacher deeper into making the theme very meaningful as well as give tips to put together a theme is a short amount of time.
Bhakti is one of the six principles of Davannayoga's style. This is where they discuss bhakti and learn the power of mantra chanting. You will have one dedicated workshop and at least two kirtan mantra chanting sessions weekly as well as morning chants practice four times per week.
Taking the business of yoga a notch higher for this advanced training includes refining your mission, establishing core values, key messaging and branding, advertising, public relations, and social media updating.
Get involved in a community service project either in the Davannayoga shala or in your local community as an act of seva (yogic service without expectation of fruits received from the service).
This yoga teacher training will take place at Casa Dulce Vita in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a magical town that is safe, fun, and easy to get around. It is only four blocks from the beach, and the air is clean and the people are friendly.
During this training, meals will not be provided. On Saturdays (only during the high season, and not in May, July, or October training), in Old Town, there is a farmers market with many healthy options for food, shampoos, soaps, and gifts. In addition, Organic Select will deliver your order to the yoga studio on Thursdays, but you have to have your order to Anna by Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
There are more and more organic stores popping up daily. There is also Costco and Sam’s Club that offer many organic options, so if you have cards for those stores, they are honored there. Just a few steps away is a mom-and-pop-style restaurant with only four tables that will give you juice or coconut water daily. They also provide very economical meals and snacks. They are flexible and can make almost whatever you want.
Only two blocks away is a Davannayoga favorite, which is Vegetarian Planet Restaurant, with a daily buffet of vegan and vegetarian delights. There are tienditas, also known as “little stores,” one block away with fresh fruit, nuts, bread, beans, veggies, and fresh tortillas daily. They have much more things as well. Ever so often, students who live nearby do not need to go to a big market as they can find what they need at the tiendita.
There are numerous juice stands, fruit stands, and sandwich shops very nearby, as well as a Starbucks only five minutes away by foot if you need coffee or tea and some nice air conditioning. Basically, Davannayoga is in the center of it all. You will be able to find what you need very nearby.
Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).