Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

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Integrate to your yoga toolbox the comprehension of how to teach, guide, and adjust others effectively. Come to this retreat and begin prepare to become a yoga teacher by becoming an expert in applying asana, pranayama and meditation techniques on to yourself! You will take part in various activities to purify your body, experience meditation in each asana, and commit to your practice in a different level. Led by three experienced and skill-complementary instructors, the course will help deepen your yoga and teaching skills in Mexico!

Highlights

  • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Karma yoga practice
  • Yoga related anatomy and physiology advice
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation techniques
  • International Yoga Federation and Yoga Alliance certification
  • Introduction to the yogic diet
  • 35 days of accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


30 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Ananda Healing Center offers you the possibility of staying in the San Cristobal de las Casas center.

Ananda Healing Center Yoga Teacher Training Mexico Program

Pre-requirements and requirements of admission

A) If your motivation is to become a yoga teacher then "You will need a constant personal practice of two years of minimum three times a week. Pass through theoretical and practical tasks successfully".

B) If your motivation is not to become a yoga teacher, but deepen your practice, obtain knowledge, and overcome physical and mental limits, then this requests "a deep commitment with your practice and a honest wish to profound your knowledge". You will receive a confirmation letter of your participation in the teacher training and the possibility to continue your practical and theoretical process with Ananda Healing Center."

Application process:

Fill out the application form,

letter of motivation,

send a video of between three and five minutes of yourself practicing some sun-salutations and asana of your own choice.

After that, they will confirm your participation and you can make sure your spot starting the payment process.

This English course consists of 200 hours of theoretical and practical instruction and it is based on Ashtanga yoga (or Raja yoga) proposed by Patanjali, and it fulfills the requirements to become a certified yoga teacher, both by the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation.

Its main objective is to provide the elements to enable each participant to design and self-manage a safe, committed, and comprehensive personalized, committed safe, and comprehensive yoga practice (Asana, pranayama, and meditation). This capacity is what defines a yogi(ni) and it is the only solid base upon which to build a teaching repertoire.

Core components

Asana

Asana is based on sustaining careful attention on the quality of the breath, as the link between the emotional and the physical, the conscious and the unconscious, based upon the correspondence between a specific emotional state and a particular muscular activation pattern (posture) and the underlying breathing rhythm.

The aim is to integrate the main aspects of the teachings of Turmalai Krishnamacharya as expressed by his students, the safe alignment principles developed by BKS Iyengar, the Trishtana found in Ashtanga Vinyasa as taught by Pattabhi Jois, and the concept of a practice adapted to each individual currently taught through the Viniyoga by Desikachar.

Dharana

Meditation

Beyond the body and its energy flows, meditation aims at allowing us to rest in pure consciousness untainted by thought or emotion through a gradual process of establishing oneself in the position of judgement, less attention, and in awareness, as we overflow the limits of notions such as self and others, inside and outside and all other dualistic notional opposites.

Pranayama

At a subtler, an underlying level in respect to asana, it aims at understanding and directing the energy flows that constantly enter, move throughout, and leave the subtle body with denser converging flows at specific centers or chakras and further supported by kriyas and mudras.

The Trishtana

  • Bandha: pelvic floor or lower abdominal activation for safe integrated movement and lower and higher energy centers integration
  • Conscious breathing (ujjayi) - movement synergy (Vinyasa)
  • Drishti - mental stability through steady gaze

The presentation of the physical aspect thus relies on the Iyengar anatomical principle of neutral alignment for injury prevention and it emphasizes a dynamic, active perspective on postures as a constant wave of conscious actions and release, that is, internal movement with precise and specific intention.

A daily practice based on a multi-level sequence based on the contents of the primary and intermediate Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences (yoga Chikitsa - yoga therapy y Nadi Shodhana - cleansing of the subtle body) serves as a structural framework from which to gradually change and adapt as to cater for each individual, situation, and progress.

The departure point for implementing such adaptation is the different conditions in which Vinyasa is taught today as compared to its original setting (adolescent Indian boys who always sat cross-legged on the floor, in a tropical climate) and our own specific constitution (to phrase it in ayurvedic terms).

The objective is to establish a dialogue through which each participant defines their own sequence and horizon to enable an independent practice that addresses the specific needs and interests of each. Practice material sourced from the traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Dharma Mittra, and Iyengar schools of yoga, integrated, and re-engineered to meet individual needs, rhythms, and interests.

Included excursions

Traditional Mayan "Temanzcal" (medicinal sauna)

Instructors

Julia Weidner
Julia is a professional nurse and psychotherapist and certified in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with more than eight years of experience as a multilevel instructor. Her main focus is the human anatomy, which she applies to yoga practice.
Maria Fernanda Sanchez
Certified in Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh India(200YA) and Pre-natal Yoga (85YA) she founded BhaktiKriya Yoga Mexico and the Pre-natal Yoga School MamaYogui YA. In 2011 she received the blessing to teach BhaktiKriya Yoga from her teacher Babhu Sadhu in Tiruvannamalai, India. She is also a Certified Osho Counseller by the Center in Pune, India. She has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 10 years in Mexico, India and Malaysia.
Mauricio Babilonia
Since 1993 he started training in contemporary dance, capoeira, rock climbing and started practicing Asana in 1999 with Dharma Mittra students in Mexico City. He did an Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama and Meditation based 9 month teacher training course with Yoga Arts in Byron Bay where he also had Iyengar, Yoga Therapy, Flow and Hatha Yoga teachers. His practice and teaching aims at the integration of the main elements of these different lineages. He later took up Vipassana Meditation, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage and Kung-Fu while teaching in Asia since 2005.

Location

Your yoga teacher training will take place in the beautiful town of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Food

Meals during the yoga teacher training are responsibility of each participant.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

Things to do (optional)

Throughout the program, you may spend some time during breaks between activities to explore the area, browse local shops, or try traditional dishes in restaurants.

Spa treatments

Basic knowledge of traditional thai massage provided as a tool for group relaxation as well as to gain some familiarity with respectful and mindful postural adjustment.

What's included

  • 35 nights of accommodation
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation techniques
  • International Yoga Federation and Yoga Alliance certification
  • Teacher training courses and activities
  • Yoga practices

What's not included

  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Airfare
  • Daily meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

  • The nearest Airport is Tuxtla Gutierrez, an hour away by shuttle or taxi, this airport offers connections from both Cancun or Mexico City

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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The prices below include an early bird discount of 2,600 MXN per person. To benefit, book or reserve before September 15, 2018.

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