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32 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa OM Yoga Teacher Training in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

Ananda Healing Center, Real de Guadalupe 55 (Entrada Casa del Pan), 29200 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Zona Centro, Mexico

Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

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!

Meet the instructors

Julia, Maria Fernanda, & Mauricio
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  • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Karma yoga practice
  • Yoga related anatomy and physiology advice
  • 200 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation techniques
  • (Traditional Mayan "Temazcal")
  • Introduction to the yogic diet
  • 31 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


30 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Ananda Healing Center offers you the possibility of staying in the San Cristobal de las Casas center.


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 an 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 and 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.

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 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.



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.


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 a 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 a 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

During this training, you will participate in a traditional Mayan "Temazcal" (medicinal sauna).


Julia Weidner

Maria Fernanda Sanchez

Mauricio Babilonia


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


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

  • 31 nights of accommodation
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation techniques
  • 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

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (TGZ). The airport is located 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 30% 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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32 days / 31 nights
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