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Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

by Zack Davisson

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Any passionate practitioner of yoga knows that a yoga class is only as good as its instructor. So, why not bring better yoga to the world and become a teacher yourself? Not only is it a rewarding profession, bringing physical fitness and mental well-being to students, it may also have the best career training in the world.

Most gyms and studios require teachers to have some kind of certification to lead classes and some even ask for training and certifications from the Yoga Alliance -- a U.S-based nonprofit representing the yoga community. Certifications programs often range from 100 to 500 practice hours, but the truly fun part is that seminars happen all around the world.

One popular destination for a yoga teacher training is Mexico, and more specifically, the Mayan Riviera in the state of Quintana Roo. This paradise is well known by tourists for being the home of Cancun party beaches and the coastal ruins of Tulum. How does this place sound for your yoga training?

Here are four of the best training seminars and studios in Riviera Maya for aspiring yoga teachers!

 

Yoga Dicha Studio

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A 200-hour training certification, located in the heart of Tulum, this program is designed for yogis of all levels with a specific focus on Vinyasa and Hatha yoga styles.

The Dicha Studio preaches Aligned Flow and Embodied techniques to help students establish an understanding of yoga that measures an individual’s ease, strength, and grace, rather than a scripted routine. Through practical theory, you’ll learn how to incorporate sutras, yamas, and niyamas into your everyday life as well.

 

VY Vinyasa Yoga

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Completely dedicated to the art of teaching Vinyasa Yoga, this 38-day, 300-hour course for advanced skill levels, exposes students to not just new yoga techniques, but also to a constant interaction with the tranquility of nature.

The stay at La Posada del Agua y Fuego has an option for either traditional accommodation or lodging inside of a geodesic dome. The hotel also offers a swimming pool for post-class relaxation and free use of their bicycles to explore this beautiful part of Mexico. VY Vinyasa also offers another shorter, bilingual course in Mexico in case you prefer to take classes in Spanish.

 

Red Buddha Yoga and Wellness

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Committed to the practice of yoga and overall wellness, the studio at Red Buddha offers services and education on subjects like holistic nutrition, massages, Reiki, and acupuncture.

Approved by the Yoga Alliance, students can also attempt to speak Sanskrit as a way to understand the natural energy of mantras. The comprehensive program takes place on the beautiful Isla Mujeres, an island with lots of coral reefs and amazing white-sand beaches, offering perfect snorkeling excursions and excellent relaxing alternatives for your time off.

 

Yoga Navan

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An intensive class in Tulum, Yoga Navan emphasizes the Sivananda style of yoga. Sivananda is a type of Hatha yoga, which takes a holistic approach focusing on stretching and toning the whole body. Whereas Vinyasa is the flow practice where you combine movements with your breathing.

Navan also offers daily Pranayama, Ayurvedic, and meditation classes, which focus on breathing, nutrition, and mental wellbeing. Not only do students learn how to teach general yoga classes but are also given instructions on how to lead expecting mothers, children, and senior citizens.

Now you have all you need to become a yoga teacher with a course in Mexico! And if you want to relax after your course in the heavenly Riviera Maya, find a vacation rental in Playa del Carmen to recuperate after all the hustle you went through to become a yoga instructor.


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