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16 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Mexico Yoga Teacher Training

EK Yoga Academy is very excited to be offering the full 200-hour teacher training in extraordinary Mazatlan! While experiencing a serene and gorgeous paradise, you will be guided through your journey into becoming a certified yoga instructor. Deepen your practice, learn yoga's philosophy and history, build a yoga family, and create memories that will last you for a lifetime.

Meet the instructors

Sue & Jennifer
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Highlights

  • Daily advanced yoga practice
  • In-depth history and philosophy of yoga
  • Learn breathing and cleansing techniques
  • Tuition for training course including both modules 1 and 2
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily breakfast and snacks
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Guided tour of the area
  • Airport pick-up

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: General Rafael Buelna International Airport
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Accommodation

Accommodations with shared or private occupancy are available at Costa de Oro Beach Resort. Experience a modern retreat in a Mazatlan hotel that provides a true taste of tradition. Featuring an exceptional location in the golden zone, this hotel and beach resort has been the ultimate choice for business and leisure travelers alike. They have been offering services and first class lodging for almost 40 years.

Program

In this yoga retreat, you can expect to have lots of practice, personal growth, and teaching time while you create your new yoga family. Both module one and module two will be offered and combined into one fantastic experience. Classes will start at 10:00 and go until 20:00.

Module one - Learning Focus on a Traditional Sequence

This is the beginning of your journey to becoming a yoga instructor. Your inner yogi will be awakened, and you will get to explore new teachings including deepening your practice, learning about the theory and history of yoga, and knowing different breathing and cleansing techniques. All these will be imparted to you, while ensuring that you are having lots of fun.

Module two - Learning Focus on Vinyasa Flow Sequence

This begins the completion of your training as an instructor. Classes will be dedicated to continuing the depth of your practice, furthering your yogic growth, and guiding you into becoming a first class teacher.

Learning outcomes

This yoga training aims to further strengthen and deepen students' personal experience of yoga, confidently teach beginner and intermediate yoga classes for the mind, body, and soul, and help students learn basic anatomy and physiology and how it relates to yoga. Other goals would be to help students understand and teach physical and mental benefits and energetic alignment cues to put students into their body, hone their communication skills, and help them learn Sanskrit fundamentals and names for poses.

Prerequisites for the teacher training program

  • Prior to the start date, purchase and read Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar to introduce you to concepts that will be discussed in the lecture.
  • Purchase Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk and Brooke Boon as it will be used in reference for lesson plans.
  • Purchase Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, scientific keys volume one, by Ray Long. This will be used in lesson plans and anatomy sessions.
  • View 10 Classes, a sequence class that will be sent to you, online. This will be the template for module one or the first half of the training. Please practice this sequence at least 10 times before the start date. The more, the better, as you will feel it in your body and have an easier time learning the poses when they are broken down in training.
  • A workbook containing approximately 30 hours of assignments will be mailed to you. There will be some anatomy questions and assignments, along with some general questions related to the course, that will be discussed in class.
  • You are required to watch short videos on pranayama techniques, and you will need to start practice teaching these on friends or family and document said teaching sessions.
  • You have to be at least 18 years of age with at least one year of a yoga practice. However, you are not expected to be intermediate or advanced in any postures or to have a certain degree of physical flexibility.

Certification

If you do your prerequisites and attend all the training dates, you will get a certificate from EK Yoga Academy. You will have to pass a written test at the end of the course that you will participate in creating. You will also have a final 20 to 30-minute practical exam. If you meet all the requirements, you will be eligible to get certification through Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT 200). This is recognized all over the world and the curriculum has met their standards.

Instructors

Sue Inshaw

Jennifer Lafortune

Location

This retreat will take place in Mazatlán, a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word that means place of deer. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Mazatlán. It is located on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. There are so many things to do in this gorgeous city, especially fun beach-based activities. There is also very colorful art life, bustling entertainment and night happenings, amazing food, and rich cultural heritage.

Food

Please note that daily breakfast and light refreshments are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

During your free time, you can explore the other facilities and amenities of your chosen resort. You can take a dip in the ocean, or swim in the hotel pool. You can lounge on a beach chair, sip a cocktail or two, or take a contemplative walk on the coast to admire nature and the local happenings all around. Witnessing at least one of Mazatlan's great sunsets should definitely be on your list as well.

At additional prices, fun water-based activities are abundant since Mazatlan is situated on the Pacific coast. Jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling are only some of the water adventures you can try. A variety of awesome cuisines also exist all around as Mazatlan is a very tourist-friendly city. At an additional cost, you can reserve a few hours of a day to visit a new restaurant or cafe. Whatever you decide to do on your free time, you will surely be thrilled.

Spa treatments

You can book spa treatments at an additional price.

What's included

  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and snacks
  • Daily yoga practice and extensive training
  • Expert knowledge from certified yoga teachers
  • Guided tour of the area
  • Pranayama techniques and practice teaching
  • Pick-up from Mazatlán International Airport (MZT)
  • Syllabus and certificate of completion
  • Tuition fee for training course

What's not included

  • Any additional activities, services, or tours
  • Cost of books and other required reading materials
  • International airfare cost

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mazatlán International Airport (MZT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. EK Yoga Academy will pick you up from the airport.

Flights are available to Mazatlan from most international airports. WestJet, American Airlines, and AeroMexico all offer numerous flight availability.

Airport: General Rafael Buelna International Airport Airport transfer included: General Rafael Buelna 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 on arrival.
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