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1 Year Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training in Colombia

  • La Ceja, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia


Life Changing Yoga Teacher Training in Colombia

Join this yoga and meditation teacher training to heal your mind and body while surrounded by the green beauty of rural Medellin. Michael Kunz and Maria Mercedes will be your friends and guides while you become a yoga teacher and learn gardening and cooking through Karma yoga practices. Embrace the opportunity to deeply get to know yourself and awaken to false perceptions which the materialistic world often creates in you!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • A Reiki alignment treatment
  • Daily guided meditation practices
  • Yoga teacher training certification
  • Gardening and cooking classes
  • Optional spanish lessons
  • 1 year accommodation
  • Daily Aryuvedic meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 365 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training, you will stay in a four-bed shared bedroom at the La Casa de Loto farm.

This trainingt will take place at the La Casa de Loto farm at el Yarumo, La Ceja town in Medellin, Colombia. The farm is located on a conservation area, in a peaceful, safe and calmed space surrounded by 13,000 square meters of avocado, lemon, and orange trees and gardens.

Nearby places

  • Medellin city, 41 kilometers
  • 1 daily yoga class
  • 1 daily guided meditation
  • 2 daily Karma yoga practices
  • 3 daily organic Aryuvedic meals
  • A full Reiki alignment treatment
  • Gardening and cooking classes
  • Spanish lessons
  • Yoga teacher training certificate upon completion

During this one-year retreat, you will practice Ayurveda and Karma yoga in a daily basis and guided meditation sessions along with asana and mantra practices. This retreat also offers you time to receive a full Reiki alignment treatment, gardening and cooking classes, and Spanish lessons. At the end of this one year retreat you will also be certified as a yoga teacher with continuing education credits.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast
  • 07:00 - 08:00 House cleaning
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Karma yoga (garden or kitchen work)
  • 12:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Karma yoga (garden or kitchen work)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Guided meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Open sharing speech
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Meditation and relax

Group size

Maximum 10 persons.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to La Casa de Loto, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Michael Kunz

    Practicing yoga, having Ayurveda treatments, and visiting a Buddhism monastery, also being trained by monks have let Michael reconnect with his true self. His mission now is to share that gift with as many people as possible. You are invited to a journey to come and stay with him to reconnect with your own true self.

  • María Mercedes Lopez

    Maria is a certified yoga teacher of Yandara Institute, Mexico. She lived one year in a Thai Buddhist monastery as a nun and another year in different ashrams in India. With the desire to share the teachings of meditation and yoga as a way of life, Maria established a space called Sati yoga and meditation, which contains a group of highly trained teachers and classes that print style and personality.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Personal expenses

During this training, you will be served three daily locally sourced, delicious meals. The food will be Aryuvedic and organic with a fish or chicken option once per day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During your free time, you are welcome to play, study, or work at the La Casa de Loto farm.

  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking nearby
  • Reiki
  • Dinning area
  • Review by Sam Earley
    10 out of 10

    "Michaels yoga retreat was a great experience, I learned a lot about the benefits of yoga and meditation and techniques to improve my ability to practice this wonderful expression of spirituality. Michael has a wealth of knowledge in this area and guides you through it with calm and patience. Try it out for yourselves. You won't regret it."

    The Yoga Meditation & Ayurveda Temple Medellin website, edited

  • Review by Emanuelle Caporrella
    10 out of 10

    "I first met Pema/Michael two years ago. As I grew up in Italy (macho land) he first seemed to be a crazy guy to me with all his meditation and yoga. But seeing him basically serene and happy all of the time I thought I have to try whatever he is doing. Since then I have taken three retreats with him and it is incredible how my life has changed. I have learned so much through the practices - to simply let life flow and not taking things too personal. I have gained lots of mental and physical strength and a confidence which now allows me to lead the life I always wanted. Michael and all the rest of the Sati team are amazing beings and I highly recommend his classes and retreats. Hasta pronto."

    The Yoga Meditation & Ayurveda Temple Medellin website, edited

  • Review by Sam Earley
    10 out of 10

    "In a few words, it was great.. Everything I had expected and more, what an experience. Michael is a very calm and friendly character with a wealth of knowledge to help you along your spiritual journey. Will definitely book again." website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I did a 7-day course with Michael and it was great! He is a great teacher and we became good friends."

    Innerlove Meditation Facebook fan page, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Searching the web for retreats in Medellin lead me to Michael's yoga retreat. At that time, I was seeking a structured and peaceful environment that offered yoga, meditation, and a wholesome space to escape a frenetic hostel lifestyle and alleviate myself from intense anxiety and the self-destructive decisions I was making. Upon arriving at the Ayurveda temple, I was surprised to find that the yoga retreat would not take place in the mountains of Medellin, but rather in a large apartment. My initial disappointment very quickly past when Michael greeted me at the door with a presence of absolute tranquility and warmth. I immediately was overcome with the confidence that the peaceful being before me would be integral in my healing and soulful development."

    "Michael's program offered a structure perfectly suited to my needs. He lead me on two guided meditations daily, provided the opportunity to practice yoga everyday at a nearby studio, access to a wonderful Ayurvedic healer, as well as reiki, meditation, and massage practitioners of various backgrounds and experience. Michael went above and beyond the expectations of a retreat facilitator. Over the course of the month, Michael and I grew close and developed a wonderful relationship. He counselled me and helped me immensely with personal issues, offering advice and suggestions in a respectful manner. His openness and authenticity helped me to share with him and allowed the relationship to develop into a friendship."

    "I immensely enjoyed cooking with Michael, dining out occasionally, taking nature walks, going on day trips, and meeting his close circle of friends. I found the yoga retreat to be very flexible and tailored to suit my needs. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met Michael, who served as a healer and role model. I learnt so much, more so from observation and reflection as opposed to Michael instructing me in a teacher-like manner. He introduced me to some amazing people who all inspired me with their selflessness and desire to help others. I am so appreciative to these individuals who were all integral in helping me to return to a positive space and cultivate beneficial lifestyle choices."

    Book Yoga Retreats website, edited

  • Review by Reina Busch
    10 out of 10

    "I am sure that Michael is a Buddha. He has got great views and also is a very nice teacher. Please don't decide to become a monk. We need people like you outside of monasteries!"

    Innerlove Meditation Facebook fan page, edited

  • Review by Ella
    10 out of 10

    "Staying with Michael is one of the best things I have ever done! I booked for two weeks and ended up staying for five. Michael has put together the perfect combination of daily meditation, yoga, and medical check ups. The yoga center is full of friendly and experienced teachers, and the Ayurvedic doctor is knowledgable and caring. Michael teaches new ways to meditate based on Tibetan Buddhism and provides a very compassionate and calm space for meditation."

    "My time in Medellin gave me space to return to my center, and focus on my mental and physical health. It is all encompassing! I learnt so much about Buddhism and taking care of myself. I am so grateful for the experience. Thanks again, Michael. If you are looking for a space to re-center, this is it!"

    Innerlove Meditation Facebook fan page, edited

  • Review by Miriam Jaramillo from Barranquilla, Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "Fue una experiencia maravillosa, tanto el lugar como Las prácticas fueron perfectas. "

    "Mis expectativas fueron alcanzadas mis mayores deseos son regresar." website, edited

Medellin, Colombia

The La Casa de Loto is a place to stay and recover from addictions, burn out, or other stress. It is a place to heal your body and mind.

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365 days / 364 nights

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The first three participants that register are eligible for a special discount of 10% per person.

Sunday December 31, 2017
(365 days / 364 nights)

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