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Mexico Yoga Docententraining

  • 20 dagen met instructie
  • Neem deel aan deze 200-urige lerarenopleiding gecertificeerd door Yoga Alliance. Dit is een verbetering van je leven, waar een transformatieve ervaring centraal staat met meditatie, pranayama, asana, reiniging, sjamanistische filosofie en het toepassen van de yogatheorie. De beste manier om yoga te leren, is door het te zijn. Daarom zul je tijdens deze training een yogaleven volgen terwijl je de theorie achter de praktijk leert.

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    Waarom deze reis?

    • Daily yoga classes
    • Dance and Qigong classes
    • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
    • Professional massage and wellness counseling
    • 21 nights accommodation
    • Local cultural events
    • Vegetarian meals


    • Beginner


    • Instructietaal: Engels
    • De organisator spreekt: Engels
    Verberg alles

    Present Moment is an award-winning, eco-friendly retreat center and boutique hotel on the beach. It has beautiful spiritual gardens, a private beach, and a restaurant with mouthwatering gourmet cuisine.

    This program will use the chakana as foundational structure. This means the course is separated into lower, middle, and upper worlds. The lower world represents the physical, the middle world reflects the mental and emotional, and the upper world involves the energetic or spiritual realm, leading you on a true journey from the head to the heart.

    Uncover and let go of the layers and step into a more awakened state of being to sit in the seat of your soul. The training will consist of 25 days - 18 full training days, three half days (three worlds), and two full days off, plus opening and closing on the first and last days.

    For full school days the schedule will be as detailed at the bottom. On half days (forth day of each cycle), you will open with a morning's rest, restorative class, and a workshop to deepen your understanding of the chakras associated with the world you are working in, with the rest of this day free. You will meet for evening gathering every other day.

    This yoga teacher training program includes a minimum of 180 contact hours across five areas of teaching: techniques; philosophy, lifestyle, ethics; teaching methodology; anatomy; teaching practicum.

    Techniques (100 hours)

    Asana, pranayama, and kriya techniques will be taught, practiced, and trainees will then practice teaching them to their peers. There will be time to develop ones own asanas, learn about benefits, checkpoints and contraindications, as well as to teach and assist peers during group teaching sessions. Group teaching means forming a circle so that each participant demonstrates and teaches one asana while others either perform the technique or assist their peers.


    A variety of asanas from the following groups of asanas will be taught, including gentle beginner and intermediate variations. The trainees will be taught how to enter and exit a pose, how to use the breath in the asana, checkpoints for alignment, benefits and contraindications for the asana, and how to assist students in the pose.

    Categories of asanas

    Standing and balancing asanas, forward bends, back bends, side bends, twisting poses, crouching and seated poses, poses on the abdomen, poses on the back, inverted poses, and meditation poses. Trainees will also learn how to adapt the techniques for specific ages, levels, some ailments, and in the case of pregnancy. They will learn warm-up techniques and relaxation poses, including the importance of deep breathing in relaxation to prevent muscle fatigue and the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.


    Teacher trainees will learn the form, benefits, and contraindications of the following pranayama techniques, as well as when to incorporate them into the class and how to introduce pranayama techniques. Abdominal breathing, the three-part breath, ujjai pranayama, brahmari pranayama, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati pranayama. They will learn how to perform these pranayamas with the bandhas and with relatively short breath retention, kumbhaka, when appropriate.


    In order to perform the retention in the above breathing techniques, it is necessary to teach and learn mula bandha, jalandhara bandha and uddiyana bandha, the latter also being instrumental to kriyas such as nauli. The purpose of the bandhas will be discussed in its relation to the uniting of prana and apana to channel them into the shushumna nadi.


    Trainees will learn the following kriyas, their benefits, primarily for their own practice, and later how to introduce the kriya to a class. Jal neti, jal kapalabhati, agni sara, and tratak.


    In the theory section, the goal and paths of yoga will be discussed, thereby leading to the concept and techniques of meditation. Guided meditation will be explored, including creative visualization, meditation using yantra, mantra, ideation, ishta chakra, and the withdrawal of the senses from external objects. Students will be guided in choosing a mantra for meditation.


    You will explore the idea of mantra as a mystical energy encased in a sound structure in relation to both saguna nama mantras and nirguna mantras such as om. Trainees will learn to chant and present yogic mantras for the beginning and/or ending of yoga classes (such as the shanti mantra or the jyothi mantra). Bija mantras for purifying the chakras will also be explored, including the timing and procedure for using these mantras in meditation.

    Transformational experiences

    During the transformational experiences evening program, students will delve into the practice of both, nama and abstract kiirtan, as well as vedic mantras such as the gayatri mantra, the mahamrityunjaya (healing) mantra, the shanti mantra, the loving-kindness mantra, and the akhanda mantra. Transformational experiences will also include some rituals, sharing, healing circles and creative movement.

    Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics (30 hours)

    The program attributes quite a bit of emphasis to this section, in the believe that western students of yoga tend to focus more thoroughly on the physical aspects of yoga: alignment, health benefits, etc., than on the philosophical base and framework of yoga, including the practice of yoga off the mat. This section will introduce yoga psychology and philosophy through discussions on Patanjalis yoga sutras, chapters one and two. Trainers will present sutras, and also use pair work and group work discussions to give trainees the opportunity to explore how these sutras relate to their practice, and how they live their lives. Patanjalis eight-fold path is the climax of chapter two, and the trainers will offer concrete examples of how to implement yamas and niyamas in our daily lives. Trainees will have the opportunity to discuss their understanding and experience with these yogic guidelines. They will also be guided to see the interrelationship of all of the ten principles, as well as the interrelationship of the different paths of yoga. The paths (bhakti, karma, raja, and jnana) will also be introduced in both a philosophical and practical light.


    Presentation and comparison of the yogic and ayurvedic concepts of nutrition, as well as those of daily cleansing rituals, self massage, and other practices.


    As a natural extension to the ten principles (yamas and niyamas), as well as the discussions on teaching methodology, there will be a discussion of professionalism and ethics in the teaching profession in general and the yoga profession in particular. The statement of professional standards will be presented, and it will be discussed as a group, the importance of having and maintaining codes of professional standards.

    Teaching methodology (25 hours)

    Practical teaching methodology includes how to demonstrate, observe, cue, and assist students. This will be integrated with the techniques class. Modeling the importance of language used to describe entry, maintaining, and exiting poses. For example, in the forward bend, the image of surrendering the body to the force of gravity is a useful, and gentle image, as is inhale release slightly, exhale and sink in to the pose - feel the pulse of the pose, as opposed to pull or push-style language.

    Theoretical discussions of methodology (pedagogy) aim to explore how to become a transformational facilitator, or teacher rather than just an instructor. This includes such topics as: the art of sequencing, creating a safe space, establishing a student-centered class, managing group dynamics, language and cuing, the ethics of assisting, and creating a yogic environment for learning, including the dress of the teacher, yogic colours, the direction of the class, etc. Trainees will also discuss qualities that will be instrumental to them as teachers.

    Anatomy and physiology

    In the 20 hours of anatomy and physiology class, students will be learning both about the physical system and the subtle body.

    Physical anatomy

    This class aims to teach trainees about anatomy and how it relates to yoga. Teachers and students will be guided by resources such as anatomy and asana, and the anatomy of movement. Subjects will include the study of the skeleton, muscles and joints, the cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system, and the endocrine system and how they are benefited by yoga.

    Subtle anatomy

    Subtle anatomy is the yogic teaching regarding the three bodies, the physical body, the astral body and the causal body, as well as the five corresponding sheaths, and the yogic techniques that purify each sheath. Further, the concept of nadis and chakras will be explored. The shape, location, associated glands, and characteristics of each chakra will be explored. This subject will be complemented by the practical meditation sessions and chanting sessions which will explore meditating and chanting to purify the chakras. It will also complement the discussion of the ida, pingala and shushumna nadis, that is intrinsic to any discussion of pranayama and the bandhas.

    Practicum (22 hours)

    In the first half of the program, trainees will be gradually introduced to teaching by teaching peers each pose or mini sequence in the techniques class. This will progress towards teaching one pose or mini sequence to the whole group group teaching. In second half of the course, the trainees will each teach two classes to a peer. Each class will be 90 minutes long. They will then get 15 minutes of feedback from their peers and from the trainer.

    The first round will be a set kula flow sequence, a slow vinyasa based sequence with an emphasis on mindfulness, breath, meditation, and alignment. The second round will be a beginners or intermediate level class where students are required to create and sequence their own class holistically around a theme of their choice.

    Typical day

    • 06:30 Art of practice (meditation, pranayama, and asana)
    • 10:00 Art of living - teaching (yogic philosophy,theory and diet, yogic living, and daily intentions)
    • 15:00 Art of teaching (kula flow, asana analysis, adjustments, and yoga anatomy)
    • 19:00 Art of healing (ceremony, kirtan or satsang sacred gathering)
    • Coby Hadas

      Coby’s deep rooted interest in Shamanism found its perfect complement when he married a Yogini, CJ Ananda. Their combined passion is to find harmony in the combination of these two ancient healing traditions. Coby took this belief to heart, starting a spiritual journey that took him several times around the world. He spent many years in Latin America reconnecting with the Earth.

    • Cheralee Jones

      Cheralee is a traveling yogini, musician, and nature lover. She discovered the path of yoga when she moved to the magical island of Maui, Hawaii in 2007. Soon after, Cher left to spend a year in India to connect with the birthplace of her life's work. Cher has found that precise alignment in asana can heal many problems in the body structure and can create a bridge to align thoughts, words, and actions. She has traveled around the world and studied with great teachers from various yogic lineages. She learns daily by witnessing the rhythms of nature at work.

    • C.J. Ananda

      Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

      C.J. Ananda is an ERYT 500-hour certified renowned teacher of yoga, dance, and meditation. She has combined her joy of these self-healing therapies with her experience as a wellness leader and healing practitioner to create international retreats and trainings. Ananda facilitates 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings, shamanic cleanses, and transformational retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic, healing, and magical experiences. As a teacher, she sees each of her classes as an opportunity to hold sacred ceremonial space.

    Present Moment Retreat Mexico is a charming oceanfront boutique hotel and yoga retreat is located on a quiet, serene beach in Troncones, Mexico, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Restore in a gorgeous setting with wellness classes, yoga by the sea, meditation, Qigong and dance classes. Rejuvenate with the offering of spa treatments, massage, and healing arts. Dine on mouth-watering, healthy gourmet cuisine. Take in the local adventures such as sunset horseback riding, eco-tours, hikes to waterfalls, kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons, shopping in the boutique, the village, and more.

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    With the extensive coastline of the mexican riviera, hundreds of different types of fish and shellfish contribute to the ocean's rich bounty. After the heavy rains of the summer and autumn seasons, the farmers harvest delicious crops of organic vegetables in a colorful array of tastes and textures. Combining only the freshest of mother nature's natural ingredients, the chef's of Present Moment Retreat Mexico Yoga Retreat and Hotel Spas kitchen intertwine the heart and soul of spa cuisine to create dishes that linger both on the palette and on the mind. By using an extraordinary combination of local ingredients, bringing you some of the most complex, tantalizing and memorable cuisine on the coast.

    De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

    • Ontbijt
    • Lunch
    • Avondeten

    Boogie boarding

    If surfing is not your interest, you might want to take a boogie board out to play in the waves.


    The sierra mountain is enchanted with forests of pine, oak and aspen, stunning blue skies, meadows and mesas, your hike can be a gentle or an extreme adventure. Choose to have a local guide lead the way or blaze new trails on your own.

    Horseback riding on the beach

    Walk, gallop, and canter along the stunning beaches and beach towns of Troncones, Manzanillo Bay and Majahua. Feel the transformational power as you get up close and personal with nature's positive energy.

    Kayaking and eco tours

    Enjoy a relaxing experience paddling through La Boca estuary surrounded by lush vegetation and home to many different species of local wildlife. Local marine biologist Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda shares his encyclopedia like knowledge of nature as he guides you through a maze of river ways. Beautiful vacation activity, great for bird watchers.


    Troncones is situated between several beautiful snorkeling spots. Troncones point, a short walk away, has a beautiful reef full of sea life. If you want to venture farther, you can go to Manzanillo Bay or Las Gatas, both of which are exceptional spots.


    Countless surfers come to Troncones for the classic point breaks. There are amazing waves for both longboarders and shortboarders alike. Excellent conditions for both beginners and experts.

    Turtle release

    Every afternoon on Troncones beach, dozens of sea turtles are released and you can take part in this amazing experience.


    Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin needles that are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. Stimulating these points corrects imbalances in the flow of qi (life energy), through energy channels known as meridians. Acupuncture can be combined with shiatsu or Swedish massage and generally includes a dietary consultation and herbal remedies to correct imbalances.

    Deep tissue massage

    Designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.

    Holistic cleansing

    Cleansing of body, mind, and spirit is an integral part of living a healthy life. It helps to purify the body, slow down the mind, and harmonize the spirit. People often become hooked on cleansing once theyve experienced it, making it a regular part of their life. It is a perfect detoxification program that can be tailored to your body's needs while allowing you to enjoy your vacation in paradise.

    Shamanic healing

    The ceremony uses cocoa beans in the form of hot chocolate, to bridge the connection between the visible, material world and the invisible, spiritual world that you, unknowingly, live in. Various techniques, including massage, sound therapy, energetic stone work, and various incenses, are used to clean the recipient's energetic blockages.

    Shamanic herbal bath

    Made with dozens of medicinal herbs found in the Troncones area. The bath is complimented with smoke from palo santo wood, a shamanic tool used for smudging in incan ceremonies, and also incorporates local organic coconut oil to seal in the bath's healing properties.


    Shiatsu is a massage technique originating in ancient Japan, the name means finger pressure. The principles of the massage are based on the acupuncture points, pressure is applied to each point using the hands. The pressure stimulates and balances meridians (pathways through which life energy flows). This natural system of energetic touch supports physical health, well-being, and personal development.

    Swedish massage

    Swedish massage is the most common type of massage in the western world and a perfect match for a relaxing vacation. The primary goals of this massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But this therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

    Thai massage

    Thai massage is believed to have been developed by buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the bodys energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle, and joint tension and balance the bodys energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing. This form of bodywork is performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used.

    • 21 nights accommodation
    • Daily meditation
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Dance and qigong clases
    • Local cultural events
    • Pranayama (breathing exercises)
    • Professional massage and wellness counseling
    • Vegetarian gourmet meals
    • Spa treatments are not included in the price.

    Driving directions from Ixtapa

    • Head south toward Boulevard Paseo Ixtapa (0.1 kilometers).
    • Turn right onto Boulevard Paseo Ixtapa (0.2 kilometers).
    • Make U-turn (5 kilometers).
    • Make U-turn (0,2 kilometers).
    • Slight right to stay on Cd Lzaro Crdenas - Zihuatanejo / Manzanillo Zihuatanejo / Zihuatanejo - Cd Lazaro Cardenas / Zihuatanejo - Manzanillo / Mxico 200.
    • Continue to follow Mxico 200 (11.6 kilometers).
    • Slight right onto Cd Lzaro Crdenas - Zihuatanejo / Manzanillo - Zihuatanejo / Zihuatanejo - Cd Lazaro Cardenas / Zihuatanejo - Manzanillo / Mxico 200 (11.4 kilometers).
    • Slight left (0.5 kilometers).
    • Turn left (3.7 kilometers).
    • Turn right. Destination will be on the left (0.078 kilometers).

    Arrival by airplane

    Arrive to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH).

    Arrival by taxi

    There is a prepaid taxi stand inside the airport. The service is excellent, safe, and the drivers speak some english and know where Present Moment Retreat Mexico Yoga Retreat and Hotel Spa is. Taxi's cost is approximately 60 USD.


    • Ixtapa, 32 kilometers - 32 minutes
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    • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 90 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
    • De rest van de betaling moet 60 dagen voor aankomst worden voldaan.

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