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.
July 8 - July 28, 2024
Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.
3 high vibrational vegetarian meals per day / Vegan meals available.
200 Hour world-wide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.
Click on the dates below for more information on each course
~ $ 2400 - Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)
~ $ 2600 - Payment Plan
~ $ 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.
Schedules may vary
July 8 - July 28, 2024 with Vanessa & Annika
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:
DIRECTIONS TO MAR DE JADE
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 email@example.com!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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