MEXICO YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Welcome to Mexico’s Hidden Paradise!

Become a Yoga Teacher AT MAR DE JADE RESORT in Chacala, Mexico!

The small town of Chacala has so much to offer and is considered Mexico’s hidden paradise! Mar de Jade is a Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. This is an intimate place offering individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village.

 

The School Yoga Institute Mystical 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a strong intention for personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective.

 

Our 200-hour certification provides students with a strong foundation in yoga philosophy, the Shamanic Medicine Wheel, and Yoga Asana (cueing, alignment, anatomy, and hands-on adjustments). The training focuses on a combination of classical Hatha Yoga and modern Vinyasa Yoga.

 

To guide this journey of deep expansion and self-reflection, our Mystical 200-Hour YTT draws on the ancient wisdom of the Shamanic Medicine Wheel. Each training is arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions of the shamanic medicine wheel. Each of the directions is associated with an animal spirit — The Wind of the South, the Serpent, leads us to shed that which is no longer serving us. The Wind of the West, the Jaguar, shows us how to face our shadows with courage. The Wind of the North, the Hummingbird, guides us on an epic journey of sweetness and joy. The Wind of the East, the Eagle, teaches us to see the world and what is possible from a newfound perspective.

YTT DETAILS

Dates:

July 8 - July 28, 2024

Yoga Practice:

Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.

Average Class Size:

15-20 students.

Class Length:

21 days.

Meals:

3 high vibrational vegetarian meals per day / Vegan meals available.

Skill Levels:

All Levels.

Certification:

200 Hour world-wide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.

Location:

Mar de Jade Resort, Chacala, Mexico

“THE ONLY WAY TO ACCESS YOUR LIGHT IS TO STOP FEARING YOUR DARKNESS”

- Unknown

200 hour TUITION + ROOM AND MEALS

TUITION:

 

~ $ 2500 - Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)

~ $ 2700 - Payment Plan

 

ROOM AND BOARD:

 

~ $ 1750 - Dorm Room (no A/C) (4 people)

~ $ 1900 - Quad room with A/C

~ $ 2700 - Double Garden Room

~ $ 3750 - Private Guest Room

+ All inclusive 20 nights of lodging and 3 delicious Gourmet meals per day. All prices are in USD.

 

Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.

 

We want you to be able to live your dreams! We offer scholarships for every training as well as 1 local scholarship. We also offer Payment Plan options.

200 HOUR DAILY SCHEDULE

Schedules may vary

  • 6:00-9:00 – Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
  • 9:00-10:00 – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
  • 10:00-11:00 – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
  • 11:00-12:00 – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00-2:00 – Snack and Self Sadhana
  • 2:00-3:00 – Special Topics
  • 3:00-6:00 – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
  • 6:00-7:00 – Dinner and Self Sadhana
  • 7:00-8:00 – Satsang (Sacred Circle)

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS TRAINING

  • Spiritual exploration
  • Daily yoga & meditation practice
  • Art of Teaching Hatha and Vinyasa style classes
  • How to weave intention into your daily life and classes
  • The Science of Health and Life through Ayurveda
  • Native American Medicine Wheel
  • Earth-Based Spirituality and Practices
  • Energetic Healing Practices
  • Voice Empowerment
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Kriya Cleansing and Self-Care Rituals
  • Cacao and Sound Healing Ceremonies
  • Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy
  • Yoga Alliance accredited certificate as a RYT200
  • Lifelong connection to a like-minded soul community

OUR MEXICO YTT FACILITATORS

July 8 - July 28, 2024 with Vanessa & Annika

Interested in our MEXICO TRAUMA-INFORMED YTT?

Click on the date below for more information on this course

Our Trauma-Informed YTT Facilitators

WHY CHOOSE MEXICO FOR YOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Mexico is a country rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. You will have the opportunity to immerse in a vibrant and colorful culture, full of friendly people, delicious food, and beautiful landscapes. You'll have the chance to explore local markets, try new foods, and learn about the history and traditions of the country.

 

Mexico is a popular tourist destination, with many world-famous attractions such as ancient ruins, picturesque beaches, and vibrant cities. There are numerous museums and cultural sites to explore in the country, such as Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, the historic center of Mexico City, and the vibrant city of Oaxaca.

 

Our Yoga Teacher Training will be held in Mar de Jade Resort at Chacala, a small village located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Nayarit. It is situated approximately 100 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, and about 40 miles south of the popular beach town of Sayulita. Chacala is known for its pristine beaches, lush jungle scenery, and laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those seeking a more relaxed vacation spot. Chacala is an authentic Mexican village with friendly locals and a relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to immerse yourself in Mexican culture and experience it firsthand.

Mar de Jade’s beautiful natural surroundings and serene atmosphere makes for a magnificent travel experience if you love being immersed in nature. It is situated at the foothills of a tropical jungle, between the mountains and the warm shores of the pacific ocean. You will hear birds each morning and the ocean waves throughout the day.

 

Chacala is the most pristine and picturesque bay in the Riviera Nayarit , with golden sand, coconut trees, and palapa (thatched-roof) restaurants along the shore, surrounded by tropical jungle mountainsides. Home to approximately 400 residents, the town’s unhurried lifestyle is complemented by the welcoming and friendly attitude of locals.

 

Mar de Jade is a place for rest where you can unplug! There is WiFi in common areas — the dining room, guest lounge, and bar, and there is no WiFi in the guest rooms.

LOCAL CHACALA ACTIVITIES

Mar de Jade sits on the shores of Playa Chacala. The town and surrounding areas have much to offer including:

  • Jungle Hikes
  • World Class Surfing
  • Discovering Ancient Petroglyphs
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayakiing
  • Swimming & Beaches

OUR STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Each student can develop their own teaching approach and become assured and compassionate yoga instructors because of the School Yoga Institute's emphasis on authenticity and self-discovery. With our Mexico Yoga Teacher Training program provided by School Yoga Institute, set out on a transforming adventure. Under the direction of skilled instructors, students study diverse yoga techniques, philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodologies, and more while surrounded by immaculate beaches and beautiful jungles.

 

In our 200-hour certification program, students gain a solid foundation in yoga philosophy, the Shamanic Medicine Wheel, and yoga asana (cueing, alignment, anatomy, and hands-on corrections). Traditional Hatha yoga and contemporary Vinyasa yoga are combined in the program.

 

Along with giving them the tools they need to become competent yoga instructors, instructors-in-training also support their search for their own unique teaching style. This focus on uniqueness and mindfulness encourages personal development and equips graduates to have a significant impact on their communities.

 

Mexico's calm and fascinating landscapes offer the ideal setting for introspection and personal growth. Explore the age-old wisdom of yoga while taking in Mexico's rich culture, brilliant colors, and welcoming people. An unique trip, this yoga teacher training in Mexico will leave you with priceless memories, new friendships, and a strong connection to the yoga practice.

DIRECTIONS TO MAR DE JADE

Getting there:

 

The closest airport is Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Mar De Jade is 90 minutes from Puerto Vallarta! Reach out to Mar De Jade and have them set up your shuttle at taxi@mardejade.com!

Mexico 200hr Training Map

core Curriculum

During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will:

  • Work through the traditional Peruvian Shamanic Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry, discovery and personal transformation.
  • Learn to teach two Asana sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences.
  • Live the yogic lifestyle, deepening your Sadhana, personal spiritual practice.
  • Incorporate daily Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana.
  • Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through peer-teaching starting day one.
  • Participate in daily Satsang, evening gatherings. Learning traditional Kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world.
  • Participate in traditional ceremonies: Full-Moon Ceremony, New-Moon Ceremony, Letting-Go Ceremony, Traditional Andean Gratitude Ceremony (despacho), and/or Cacao Ceremony, and other traditional ceremonies.
  • Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice.
  • Study selected Yoga Sutras in depth.
  • Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy.
  • Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in theory and in application to your personal practice and your teaching.
  • Study Ayurvedic Philosophy & Medicine, while studying and living the Yogic Diet.
  • Practice Advanced Pranayamas
  • Experience Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques.
  • Focus on integrating Yoga into your life through daily Spiritual Lessons
  • Receive an introduction to Conscious Business and discuss ways to bring Yoga to the marketplace.
  • Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition, and other forms

Upon completion of our course, participants who demonstrate our skill competency and complete 200 hours of classwork, will receive a certification for completion of the curriculum. This will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

IN-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice // Meditation

 

“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.” Deepak Chopra

 

The primary purpose of meditation is the opportunity to sit as a witness to your divine self. The practice of meditation allows one to recognise, calm and even influence the fluctuations of the mind. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will establish a daily meditation practice, and explore different techniques of meditation to deepen your own connection and understanding of divine self giving you the tools to confidently guide others in meditation practices. Beyond the practical application of meditation you will also learn the physiological, mental and philosophical science that promotes a regular meditation practice.

 

 

Experience of Different Pranayamas Techniques // Pranayama

 

Prana: Life Force. Yama: Observance. Pranayama Observance of Life Force - Observance of Breath. You breathe intuitively, yes? Yet becoming an observer of the breath develops a deep relationship to the root of your being. In our YTT you will maintain a consistent breath awareness practice which will offer you the opportunity to drop in with yourself and give you the tools to deepen your practice. An understanding of Pranayama is essential in deepening your yoga practice, throughout this training you will discover the philosophy of pranayama as well as be guided through different techniques, tools, and anatomical awareness that will inspire your practices and teaching moving forward.

 

 

Daily Asana Practice // Asana

 

What is commonly termed yoga actually refers to Asana. Asana, meaning posture, is the physical movement aspect of our practice. During this training you will learn 2 yoga flows 1 Hatha and 1 Vinyasa containing over 75 postures and 3 main styles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). In our daily Asana practices and Asana Labs you will become familiar with these asanas, their variations and alignment answering any questions that have accumulated while practicing on your mat. Through the dedication of building your own experience of the physical expressions of postures and learning the foundations of movement you will learn how to guide students safely through an embodied experience of selfhood.

 

Yoga Philosophy

 

The depths of modern yoga are rooted in thousands of years of philosophical inquiry upon the nature of our existence, the core of our philosophical discussions will center around different interpretations of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and their application to modern life. These sessions weave through discussions of other philosophies including Buddhist and Zen teachings, Shamanic belief systems, as well as modern philosophical discourse in richly engaging sessions that spark deeper inquiry into your own beliefs.

 

During this training you will learn the history of yoga, the 4 paths of yoga Patanjali’s 8 limbs and a knowledge of the development of modern yoga to develop an understanding of your own yoga lineage.

 

Art of Teaching & Art of Touch

 

Through daily Asana practice you will notice how subtle cueing, alignment and adjustments can alter the experience of each posture in your own body. In our Art of Teaching and Art of Touch sessions you will find your voice as a yoga teacher and build confidence to guide students through practices. You will start teaching mini sequences from day 1 so that you feel comfortable in the role of a yoga teacher by the end of your training.

 

In the Art of Teaching you will practice alignment cues, sequencing instruction, voice projection and pacing. In the Art of Touch you will explore the benefit of physical adjustments and how to offer hands on assists confidently and safely. During the training you will teach 1 Hatha class and 1 Vinyasa class to your fellow cohort.

 

Ayurveda

 

Knowledge of life - science of life. Recognised as the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to wellness that is dedicated to recognising the person as a whole being and supporting them to live in full alignment with their own true nature. In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training you will be introduced to the ancient beliefs, practices and routines that form the backbone of modern day Ayurveda. In our trainings you will be given the tools to embody a lifestyle that nourishes and supports you.

 

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

 

In our approach to Yoga Anatomy we not only take into account an understanding of the human body on a physical level, also on an energetic level. During our training we will cover an anatomical understanding of the human body, you will learn the foundations of how the human body is made up, its functions, systems and connections. We will also delve into a more subtle understanding of the body on an energetic level. This is a fascinating aspect of anatomy that will elevate your teaching. We will focus on understandings of the Charka systems, Nadi’s, Prana, Vayu’s, Badhas, Koshas and more.

 

Shamanic Medicine Wheel

 

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a strong intention for personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. To assist with this journey of deep self reflection, our 21-Day Mystical 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings draw on the ancient wisdom of the Peruvian Shamanic Medicine Wheel. Click here and read more about the Shamanic Medicine Wheel.

 

Kriya Yogic Cleansing

 

Kriya yoga is an applied yoga system designed to purify the body and mind for better practice. Throughout our 200hr program you will be introduced to various methods that will allow you to drop that bit deeper into stronger mind and spirit connection.

 

Kirtan, Bhajan, Mantra and Chanting

 

Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices. It helps to open the throat, heart and energies of the body. Kirtan or Bhajan is a beautiful means of connection to self and community. As well as a great way to learn some Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy.

 

Cacao, Fire & Moon Ceremonies

 

To sit in ceremony is to hold and honor sacred moments, at School Yoga Institute we acknowledge the rituals of the lineages, cultures and traditions that have inspired us. During our training you will be invited to hold witness in ceremony and you will learn the tools to hold ceremonial space for your community. Within our training we hold cacao and fire ceremonies, some facilitators may also introduce journey ceremonies, lunar ceremonies, among others. Click here and read more about Cacao Ceremony.

The welcoming atmosphere at the School Yoga Institute develops a sense of community, support, and transformation, enabling graduates to become self-assured and sympathetic yoga teachers. The 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training with School Yoga Institute is a life-changing immersion into the world of yoga and self-discovery. Our comprehensive program goes beyond the basics, delving deep into the rich traditions of yoga while embracing contemporary teaching methodologies.

 

The Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour is a comprehensive program that prepares individuals to become skilled and knowledgeable yoga instructors. Our training gives graduates the assurance and know-how to effectively lead others on their yoga journey by covering asanas, philosophy, anatomy, teaching strategies, and more. This program offers the chance for personal growth and a lasting connection to the true meaning of yoga, not only the potential to become a yoga teacher.

 

Training to become a yoga teacher at School Yoga Institute offers a profound and enriching experience that goes beyond conventional teacher training programs. The institute offers a thorough 200-hour program that gives aspiring teachers the skills and knowledge necessary to run effective yoga courses, with a curriculum that is strongly anchored in ancient yogic teachings and integrated with current teaching approaches. In addition to developing their own practices, trainees gain a profound grasp of yoga's transforming power, which promotes self-awareness and progress.

MYSTICAL YOGA 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life

Each training holds unique energy, created from like minded souls who join from all over the world. To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru.

 

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

 

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life. The study of this knowledge calls us to reveal the yoga, the union, between ourselves and everything around us.

 

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training embodies this approach, opening us up to the wisdom of the teacher that is already within each of us. In 21 days, we immerse ourselves in experience — we dance, we chant, we sing. We find community with like-minded people and embrace the stillness within ourselves. We call on our intuition for the answers and we speak from spirit to spirit. We delve deep into the experience, free from the skins of our past, from unnecessary distractions to allow the authentic connection with ourselves to emerge.

 

Through the journey of the 200 Hour YTT, students have the opportunity to step into their power as yoga teachers, to rediscover facets of their being and share a deeper knowledge of the mystical dimensions from where we all came and to which we will all return. Through the study of ancient wisdom and practice of daily mystical yoga, we begin to reveal a greater sense of beauty, love, and freedom. We discover yoga as a toolkit which we can apply to bring us into present awareness of the true, pure essence of life.

 

Choosing to endeavor on the path of a yoga teacher is a noble pursuit of committing to oneself, to embodying a more aligned way of life. This journey will ask for self-reflection, honesty, acceptance, growth, and discipline. It is a full immersion into the world of yoga which has the power to bring life altering alignments.

WHAT MAKES SYI UNIQUE?

What a potent time in the world to feel the call to become a yoga teacher! The journey begins right here and right now - searching the internet for a unique experience that sparks your destiny’s curiosity. The call to break free from the mundane and step into transformation! You are here for a reason.

 

There’s no question that we offer experiences that gift students with so much more than just a certification. We receive this question all of the time: “What makes your yoga school unique?” We’ve broken it down into 8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute is Unique.

MEDICINE WHEEL INTEGRATION & TRANSFORMATIONAL CEREMONIES

Our school is deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism and the Native American Medicine Wheel. This is a significant reason why many say that SYI is much more than just a yoga teacher training. We provide students with a spiritually driven course that goes far beyond Asana (the physical postures of yoga). Through shamanic medicine wheel and ceremonies, we connect to the shadows of our past to understand how our patterns shape and feed our current state and perspective. We develop powerful inner tools and rewrite the personal narratives that keep us stuck, giving way to a new perspective and lasting change in our lives.

OUR LONG HISTORY

School Yoga Institute started over 18 years ago and has contributed to hundreds of lives being transformed along the way! As a spiritually focused organization, we are built upon a foundation of love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection. Our Alumni family is vast and continues to blossom throughout the world. Once you complete an SYI course, you’re family for life! We feel honored to do this work and continue to be inspired by each student and the uniqueness of their story.

OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

We recognize that yoga should be accessible to every body! Wherever there is inequality, there is work to do. We offer yoga scholarships for all of our yog a teacher training programs and SYI is committed to amplifying and empowering the voices of people of color and folks who identify as BIPOC, LBGTQIA+, and members of marginalized communities.

 

“We want your voices in our community. We want your radiance in our soul family. We are ready to welcome you just as you are.” - Brooke, Visionary Team

HALF OFF FOR LOCATION CITIZENS

As an organization, we are very selective about the sacred locations we choose to host our YTTs. We are grateful and humbled to hold these courses around the world on many different continents. We want the people who have grown up in these communities to have a chance to experience our programs at a discounted rate, so we offer 50% off for anyone who is from each location. For example, if you are from Central America, you have access to our programs in Guatemala and Costa Rica at a 50% tuition discount!

DIVERSE AND WORLD CLASS FACILITATORS

We truly can’t say enough about our incredible yoga facilitators. Like our course offerings, our facilitators are located all around the globe! Each one of our diverse world-class facilitators has completed a 300hr YTT and offers a plethora of experience and wisdom. We wouldn’t be who we are without them!

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

We offer continuing education courses both in-person and online! Our programs include Yin Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. We offer these courses in Portugal, Panama, Spain, and more! We are all students at heart and it’s important that we continue to learn and grow with one another!

OUR VISIONARY TEAM

What can we say! We love our team and we love what we do! If you have ever sent us an e-mail, requested a phone call, or reached out with questions, chances are you’ve heard back from our co-owner and operator, Keri Pennell!

 

Keri, and Co-Owner and facilitator Jed Pennell, pour their hearts and souls into this community and deeply care for each student’s journey and experiences. We call Keri our Mystical Mama! A vegan chef, wife, and mother of four, Keri’s leadership is contagious and welcoming! She’s joined by an incredibly supportive team of SYI visionaries!

SUSTAINABILITY

At School Yoga Institute we are grateful to work with numerous international locations as passionate about sustainability as us. In our travels we make an effort to off-set emissions, during our yoga teacher training we provide students with the knowledge, means and opportunity to delve into self inquiry of the impact of their current lifestyle and an introduction to living more sustainably. Click here and read more about Sustainable Living.

Need more information? Have questions about our programs?

“TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR

ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE?”

- Mary Oliver

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