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Yoga Teacher Training in Puerto Rico

Get ready for this rustic lake yoga teacher training journey. B.A.Y. Lifestyle brings you to Puerto Rico to enjoy a mind / body experience you won’t forget. Through yoga asana practice, breathing or pranayama techniques, an array of meditation modalities, a deep understanding of yoga philosophy and the chakras, as well as tools that will develop your teaching skills, your understanding of anatomy, sequencing, adjustment, and business, they will help you incorporate and teach yoga on and off the mat. Join and discover how these ancient teachings can elevate your life and impact the lives of others!

Meet the instructors

Manjeet & Johanna
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Highlights

  • Learn to teach yoga and how to best incorporate it for yourself
  • Experience a traditional and authentic yoga teaching
  • Participate in a cacao ceremony event
  • Enjoy the adventure to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily meals with drinks will be served
  • 30 nights accommodation with internet
  • Transfers from and to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


26 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
Airport transfer included: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms

Twin or dorm-style accommodations

During your stay with Beyond Asana Yoga, you have the choice of either a twin-sharing room with an attached bathroom or a dorm house with a shared bathroom. The room has Wi-Fi, an air-conditioner, twin beds, and a hot shower.

Blow dryers are available for your convenience and a shared kitchen is available for you to enjoy snacks, juice, various nut milk, and water as you desire. Tea and coffee are also available for you to enjoy at will.

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

Overview

Make 2024 the year that you decide to elevate the state of your life! The impact of yoga philosophy and incorporating a yoga lifestyle goes way beyond the strength and flexibility you obtain in your physical body; the greatest impact is the clarity and understanding that you gain in your mind.

You don’t have to become a teacher to take advantage of this Yoga Alliance Certified program; you can join if you desire to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, how to sequence the practice for your own needs, or to elevate your mindset and your lifestyle, with an opportunity to incorporate a new modality into your business if you so desire

Join to discover how these ancient teachings can elevate your life; for 4 weeks for the 300-hour training on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. You’ll have time to immerse yourself in yoga and explore the beautiful sights that Puerto Rico has to offer.

Summary of days

  • February 9: Arrival
  • February 10: Welcome and introductions
  • February 11 - March 9: 300-hour training lessons and student teaching
  • February 18: Chakras event and Old San Juan
  • February 26: AYPR studio visit and beach day
  • March 3: El Yunque Rainforest day trip
  • March 7 and 8: Student teaching finals
  • March 9: Graduation
  • March 10: Departure

Curriculum

Section 1: Understanding yoga

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to yoga
  • Lesson 2: Meditation: Silence the mind
  • Lesson 3: Pranayama: Control the breath
  • Lesson 4: The paths of yoga
  • Lesson 5: Hatha yoga
  • Lesson 6: Sanskrit: The ancient language of yoga

Section 2: Early history and philosophy of yoga

  • Lesson 7: Early history of yoga
  • Lesson 8: Yoga Sutras book one: Prathama Samadhi Pada - Contemplation
  • Lesson 9: Yoga Sutras book two: Sadhana Pada - The practice
  • Lesson 10: The first four limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • Lesson 11: Foundations of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • Lesson 12: The last four limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • Lesson 13: Yoga Sutras book three: Vibhuti Pada - Accomplishments
  • Lesson 14: Book four: Kaivalya Pada - Absoluteness
  • Lesson 15: Modern history of yoga

Section 3: Anatomy Part 1 - The body in motion

  • Lesson 16: Planes of motion
  • Lesson 17: The Musculoskeletal system
  • Lesson 18: Types of levers
  • Lesson 19: The body’s systems

Section 4: Modern yoga, lineage, and evolution of Ashtanga

  • Lesson 20: Yoga Lineage
  • Lesson 21: Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • Lesson 22: Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga opening invocation and closing mantra
  • Lesson 23: Surya Namaskara A and B
  • Lesson 24: The standing postures of the primary series
  • Lesson 25: The seated postures of the primary series
  • Lesson 26: The finishing sequence of Ashtanga

Section 5: Anatomy part 2 - Anatomical variations

  • Lesson 27: Understanding anatomical variations
  • Lesson 28: The Truth About Alignment

Section 6: Poses outside the primary series sequence

  • Lesson 29: Postures outside the Ashtanga sequence
  • Lesson 30: Light on yoga part 2 - Categorizing postures
  • Lesson 31: Adjustments and modifications of postures
  • Lesson 32: Progressions and regressions of postures

Section 7: Qualities of a great teacher

  • Lesson 33: Qualities of a Great Teacher
  • Lesson 34: Effective communication

Section 8: B.A.Y. class design, plan, sequencing, and delivery

  • Lesson 35: Class design
  • Lesson 36: B.A.Y. class sequencing
  • Lesson 37: Class planning
  • Lesson 38: Class delivery

Section 9: Ethics of a yoga teacher and the Business of yoga

  • Lesson 39: Tips for new teachers: what to teach, what not to teach
  • Lesson 40: Ethics of yoga
  • Lesson 41: The business of yoga

Section 10: Mudras and mantras

  • Lesson 42: Mudras
  • Lesson 43: Mantras

Section 11: Yoga for specific populations

  • Lesson 44: Restorative yoga
  • Lesson 45: Kids yoga
  • Lesson 46: Chair yoga
  • Lesson 47: Prenatal yoga
  • Lesson 48: Adjustments for specific populations

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Yoga class
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 12:30 Lesson
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Lessons
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Included excursions

Excursions included in the price

  • Old San Juan
  • AYPR studio class
  • Beach excursion
  • El Yunque Rainforest Day Trip

Instructors

Manjeet Mathur

Johanna Godinez

Location

Incredible rustic lakeside location nestled in nature

The location offers a one-of-a-kind landscape nestled in the jungle but mere minutes from Old San Juan, the airport, and various beaches. During your stay with Beyond Asana Yoga, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Lakeside studio
  • Wild macaws and ducks
  • Kayaks available for use on the lake
  • Outdoor studio in nature

The retreat is located in nature, so wildlife such as lizards, coqui frogs, birds, macaws, ducks, dogs, turtles, and fish will be around.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served vegetarian meals daily. Occasionally, Beyond Asana Yoga will offer fish for participants who are not vegetarian. Vegan meals are also available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Activities at your own cost

  • Massage
  • Sound healing
  • Akashic records reading
  • Astrological reading

What's included

  • 30 nights accommodation
  • Internet
  • Teachers with over 15 years of experience
  • Certificate of completion
  • Traditional and authentic yoga philosophy and lifestyle
  • Clean eating
  • Yoga mats, blocks, and props
  • Excursions
  • Daily meals, drinks, and a shared kitchen
  • Kayaks available for use
  • Cacao ceremony event
  • Transfers from and to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Laundry (available for a fee)
  • Massage / Sound healing (available for a fee)
  • Uber or taxi services
  • Meals consumed outside of the retreat location

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by plane

Book your flight to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Transfers from and to this airport are included in the price. For more information, send an inquiry.

Airport: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport Airport transfer included: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Friday February 7, 2025
Departure: Sunday March 9, 2025

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