Become a Yoga Teacher in Peru
Connect to Nature. Tap into the Divine.
200 Hour and 300 Hour Sacred Transformation
Location: Munay Sonqo, Sacred Valley Peru
This training is not just about asana or the 200-hour yoga alliance certification to teach yoga. This is an opportunity to dive into the Self during a spiritually driven 21-day immersion program, deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism. Explore your mindful practice and truth amidst the sacred mountains while held by a group of like-minded souls and world class facilitators. Enjoy incredible Superfood healthy meals. Rest and rejuvenate your spirit. Travel throughout the sacred valley to ancient sites and healing hot springs. Meditate and practice Mindfulness. Meet llamas. Make friends for life.
This mystical yoga teacher training curriculum is influenced around Peruvian Shamanism, providing students with a unique and spiritually driven course that goes beyond just a certification. Called by the energy of the Peruvian mountains, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come evolve on your spiritual and yogic path. On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification. For information on continuing education, read about out 300 hour yoga teacher training course.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates
Apr 24 – May 14, 2019 with Janani and Ashley Seymour
June 10 – June 30, 2019 with Jed Pennell and Krystalyn
September 2 – September 22, 2019 with Inka and Ashley Davis
Tuition Cost: $2750 USD Tuition
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Room and Meals are separate. Learn more below.
300 Hour Advanced YTT Dates
Tuition Cost: $3350 USD Tuition
Payment plans optional. Room and Meals are separate. Learn more below.
Welcome to Munay Sonqo Retreat & Yoga Center
Munay Sonqo Yoga Retreat Center is located in the Andes of South America in the village of Arin, near the town of Calca in Peru. It’s between the base of the sacred mountains of Pitisuray and Sawasiray, underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the sacred valley of the Incas. Here you will see the native cultures (Quechua speaking) working the land as they have for centuries, with love and simplicity.
At Munay Sonqo, we are a family that likes to practice yoga and live in harmony with nature, welcoming every type of visitor that likes to share our dream. Munay Sonqo has been designed to have the least possible impact on the surroundings eco system, maintaining a virtual non polluting operation. The center is eco-friendly providing you with personal privacy and solitude ideal for your own spiritual growth.
Our courses for those who are called to become a yoga teacher and experience healing medicine of the Andes and Amazon are limited to a 15 person maximum. It is within this sacred course you will experience daily meditation, yoga, spiritual lessons, Kirtan, Temescal, and ceremonies with Andean shamans (Quero, Ayamara).
“Mystical Yoga and School Yoga Institute goes deep with lasting transformation. It’s the truth, and anyone looking for deep spiritual learning would love SYI’s programs.”
“The universe has really been listening to all of my prayers, making my life one with a meaningful purpose, I feel truly blessed to be walking in my shoes, and hope that the journey continues along the same path that I am on. Planting seeds of consciousness around the globe through yoga practice, meditation and energy healing. My thirst to keep learning is immense and even more so is my desire to share what I learn with the world. The School Yoga institute 21 day program I attended, really opened up a door inside of me that contained so much more beauty than I imagined! Grateful!” — Kristen Psaki, Peru June 2017
Give Back to this Beautiful Community
Munay’s mission is to learn from, nurture, and preserve the existing wisdom, traditions, and lands of the world while co-creating a way forth that meets the challenges of the present. Click to Learn More.
Local Peru Activities
- Hike in the surrounding sacred mountains
- Visiting sacred ruins (Incan and pre)
- Visit indigenous villages in the Sacred Valley
- Machu Picchu Excursion – Note: Due to the full curriculum, those wishing to spend more time connecting with the land, visiting sacred sites (such as Machu Picchu!) should plan to have additional days before or after the training to do this! If time is limited, it will be possible to make an early trip to visit Macchu Picchu on a day off if preferred.
- Plant Medicine Ceremonies – Note: During the training, there will be optional sacred plant medicine ceremonies offered on our days off with Ayahuasca and San Pedro. These ceremonies are not offered by School Yoga Institute, are optional, and not associated with the course. For more information please email us at email@example.com
200 Hour Daily Schedule
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)
Note: Schedules will vary from location to location.
Meet Your Peru 200 and 300 Hour Facilitator Team
About Anita: Anita Sundaram’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance in serving others. The fabric that makes up Anita’s Yoga and Lifestyle teaching has been infused by the magic of her birthplace and the spiritual and healing lineage within her family. Born in Mysore, India Anita continues to draw inspiration from her mother and spiritual teacher Swamini Srividyananda, and offers gratitude to her father who spent his life in service to mankind as a medical doctor.
About Bonnie: Bonnie Norton is a creative business coach for artists and entrepreneurs, grounded doula (birthing assistant), transformational retreat coordinator, passionate yoga teacher and intuitive massage therapist. Bonnie is passionate about building community, creating ceremony, working with youth, growing food (especially cacao) as well as time with her family. She weaves a path of personal transformation in with the teachings of yoga and shamanism, offering healing support on spiritual, physical, emotional and mental levels.
About Inka Tuononen: The name Inka comes from Peru and it means the Child of Sun, which describes this Finnish Yogini’s personality well. She is enthusiastic, energetic and lets the sun shine upon her, promoting happiness, love and gratitude in everyday life.
Yoga has been part of Inka’s life for over five years and it has changed her and transformed her life. “Yoga has made me mentally stronger, emotionally more steady and more flexible and fearless both on and off the mat.”
Meet Janani Ayni
About Janani: Janani Michali—Honing deep levels of refinement, while opening into the formless mystery. Raised in The Garden of the Gods in Colorado, I have experienced most of my life in close relation to nature—in an exploration of continually deepening into Spirit, and discovering more and more layers of this human experience.
About Zach: Zach Beach is committed to building a world based on unconditional love and connection. He does that as a teacher, yoga and acroyoga facilitator, poet and writer, helping people lead happier, healthier and more loving lives.
About Jed Pennell: “Spirit moves all: the body a vessel, the mind a servant, and the heart our master. Born of the earth and sky, flesh and spirit, Ganapati’s mission in life is to share unconditional love in all the forms it takes. Through mindful living, he plays his part in awakening spiritual consciousness on this planet, in devoted symbiosis with mother earth, the six directions and his spirit allies.
About Jeanine: “I am inspired by how vast yoga is and how there is always so much more to learn. Yoga has taught me humility and I am forever grateful for that.”
About Ashley: World-traveling yogi, Ashley Davis (“Bad Ash”) tours the globe teaching yoga classes, hosting
workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings, while experiencing the cuisine, music and mindsets of a myriad cultures.
She has been dedicated to her yoga practice for nearly two decades on and off the mat, embodying the yoga lifestyle
beyond asana. Ashley is also a surfer, surf instructor, voice-over artist, slackliner, and blogger. Ashley feels
lucky to incorporate all her passions and life experience through yoga with practice, hard work, determination, and a
positive attitude. She believes the journey is as forever the student, learning from the people she has the privilege
to teach, with an open heart and open mind.
About Raquel: Raquel began practicing in a studio (she was initially introduced to yoga as a young child) over 20
years ago, when she signed up for an Iyengar yoga class with in Nashville, TN. The precision of the practice along
with the challenge to connect spiritually resonated profoundly within her. After moving back to her hometown of Los
Angeles, Raquel was fortunate enough to experience a multitude of approaches and styles. Alongside her passion for
yoga, she began the practice of Zen Buddhism; taking her Buddhist precepts (Jukai) in 2002.
About Grant: Grant is forever a student of the light and of love. He is teacher of mediation, 500-RYT-yoga
instructor, a natural channel for spirit, as well as a talented sound healer. Using traditional native instruments
such as the Aboriginal Australian didgeridoo and Native American flutes, rattles, and drums; he taps into ancient
primal sound to heal through vibration while simultaneously guiding his students through a journey of the dream world
space. Grant’s mission is to provide his students with a safe healing space and guide them through a self-exploration
experience while using primal sound healing, crystal healing, aromatherapy, and guided meditation.
200 Hour Tuition + Room and Meals
Tuition Cost:$2750 USD Tuition
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about discounts
+ Select your 20 night Room and Meal option:
Shared Room and 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily: $1,400 USD
Private room with 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily: $1,900 USD
Tipi Scholarship Options are available. Learn more by contacting us.
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 dream and offer 4 scholarships per training as well as 1 local scholarship. We also offer Payment Plan options.
300 Hour Tuition + Room and Meals
Tuition Cost: $3350 USD Tuition payments
+ Select one 24 night Room and Meal option:
Shared Room and 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily: $1,700 USD
Private room with 3 Vegan/Vegetarian meals daily:$2,350 USD
Tipi scholarship options are available. Learn more by contacting us.