18-Day Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training Retreat in Mexico
Forget about the mobile apps and Zoom classes, this teacher training retreat in Mexico is the best way to dive deeper into your practice. In the ancient town of Chemuyil, spend 18 days mastering traditional yoga and meditation techniques. Learn the philosophy behind the Hatha and Ayurveda practices, as well as how to launch a flourishing career in yoga. During the 200-hour course, you’ll cross paths with passionate yogis and create unforgettable connections. A Sattvic yogic diet will also replenish the mind and body.
If you are longing to take the first step into a deeper journey of inner discovery, this course is a leap into that journey. La Casa Shambala's program is truly special, not only for its content and practice but also for the loving intention that we put into every part of it. The curriculum and philosophy of this school are focused on traditional Hatha yoga. As you will learn during the course, Hatha yoga is a way of approaching life, and the asana practice is only one of the eight limbs of the Hatha philosophy. You will learn how to integrate the empathetic and spiritual practice of Hatha into your life, learning how to exist in the spiritual world and the modern-day world we are all accustomed to. Vinyasa is a more modern form of yoga that comes from the Hatha Asana practice. Vinyasa focuses on using breath with movement, harmonizing each movement in the yoga flow with an inhale or an exhale. No two vinyasa classes are the same and you will be taught how to sequence beautiful Vinyasa flows that will embody your unique teaching style.
Besides teaching the Hatha philosophy: this course also puts a focus on teaching traditional Ayurveda; the ayurvedic diet, learning about your Ayurvedic profile (the doshas), using Ayurveda for preventative health and wellness. As a yoga teacher, it’s important to understand human anatomy and how yoga influences our bodies on an anatomical level. La Casa Shambala's course teaches anatomy from its more traditional biological standpoint as well as the conjunction between yogic philosophy and biological principles. This is so that our students can understand on a biological level, why a yoga asana practice makes us feel better. This school's yoga asana classes are traditional Hatha, Yin/Restorative yoga, and Vinyasa. Students will finish this TTC with knowledge in teaching all three varieties of yoga classes.
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Luggage room / storage
In the heart of the ancient town of Chemuyil, right where the jungle meets the Caribbean Sea, there is a space to feel home: Casa Soham, a retreat house, where La Casa Shambala produce and co-creates wellness.
With yoga as their heart, they believe in opening spaces to go beyond the mat and weave experiences that invite you to heal, to share, to re-connect, look inside, and to honour nature.
Different shades of green and mesmerizing skies, as well as all sorts of bird chants, are just part of the atmosphere that surrounds their Casa. Think sunrises, sunsets by the rooftop, clear starry nights, a calm breeze, even a zen pond.
It is a 45-minute walk to the beach and 30 minutes by car to Tulum.
Built by the concept of a minimalistic and community lifestyle, the Soham wellness house has five twin bedrooms and two triple bedrooms, all air-conditioned and with private bathrooms overlooking the jungle. The space contains two rooftop terraces - one with an outdoor pool, yoga shala, spacious open kitchen and living room, a green courtyard, and some beautiful intimate nooks to chill and soothe the mind and heart. Casa Soham is fully submerged by the jungle, providing a place of calmness and comfort, and a space to transform and truly reconnect with the natural self.
In Indian yogic culture we are introduced to the three Gunas; Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva, these represent the three yogic qualities, where Sattva represents purity and pure food; Rajas represents movement and therefore foods that unsettle the mind; Tamas represents static foods that intoxicate the mind and body.
La Casa Shambala chooses a Sattvic yogic diet, a diet that shares the qualities of Sattva some of which are “Pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, conscious, true, honest and wise. A Sattvic diet also exemplifies the yogic precept of “Ahimsa” which carries the principle of not causing harm to any living being, the reason why yogic Sattvic diets are simple and vegetarian.
The Sattvic diet you are receiving while training is of vital importance, we maintain simple locally sourced ingredients in very carefully thought out recipes so that you can detoxify the body in a paced manner, and ultimately calm the mind.
If you have some food allergies, intolerance, or a special diet, let us know and adjustments can be made to accommodate if needed.
15th November to 2nd December 2022
Students who complete the training receive their RYT200 certificate and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
- Two classes per day
- In-depth study of primary and intermediate asanas, key points of alignment, contraindications, and benefits
- Pranayama, mantras, and meditation
- Principles of Vinyasa and Hatha
- Teaching methodology
Alignment and adjustment
- Planning and sequencing
- Breathing and motivating your students
- Observation and practice teaching – students of all levels
- Anatomy and physiology
Yoga as medicine
- Anatomy of yoga, holistic health, and nutrition
- Chakras, Bandhas, Mudras
- Alignment and breathing
- Philosophy of yoga
Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini
- The eight roads of Ashtanga yoga
- Classical and contemporary yogic texts (including the Bhagavad Sutras of *Gita and Patanjali Yoga, Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
- Lineages and yoga styles
- Sanskrit – pronunciation and etymology
- Business ethics and yoga careers
Launching a career in yoga, business, marketing
- Planning and retreat workshops
- 07:00 – 09:30 Meditation, pranayama, morning asana
- 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
- 10:30 – 13:30 Philosophy/anatomy/methodology
- 13:30 – 15:30 Lunch and rest
- 15:30 – 18:30 Asana clinic and evening practice
- 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
- 19:30 – 20:30 Self-study and reflection
Please note that this schedule is an example only and is subject to change, based on teachers' preferences and in line with seasonal changes.
- Head out to the beach or explore Tulum Center
Adam has been practising Kalari for almost 20 years, first encountering the practice as an actor in training. In 2001, he visited India and became a student of Gurukkal CM Sherif at Kerala Kalarippayattu Academy (KKA) in Kerala. Alongside his practice of Kalarippayat and the healing art Kalari Chikitsa, he has trained as both an actor and physiotherapist and has used Kalari in both disciplines to gain deeper understanding of the psyche-physical process involved in body conditioning and re-education. In 2016 he moved to Thailand and founded KalariLAB on the tropical island of Koh Phangan.
Mara began her training in Yoga 10 years ago and formally in 2016 completed her 500-hour training as an advanced teacher, graduating from the seventh generation of Andanda Yoga Teacher Course in August 2017. Since then, she is a full teacher at Casa Ananda Yoga Ashram. She has been a support teacher in 4 editions of the Padma Mudra Vinyasa Sadhana program, led by Amorhania, a program that consists of 77 contact hours. She attended Kaula Hatha Yoga training with Melanie Shank from October 2019 to June 2020. She is a practitioner of Vedic Chant since 2017, forming part of the study and practice
Amorhania is a dedicated practitioner who has deeply explored Yoga for over 22 years. Known for her way of sharing vibrant and profound classes that are focused on content, technique, and the poetry of movement. She has been fully dedicated to the teaching of yoga since 2005. Besides her own education, Amorhania has taught and graduated 13 generations of teachers in both their 200 and 500-hour courses. The co-founder and director of Casa Ananda Yoga Ashram, Amorhania believes in passing on her knowledge at this beacon of authentic education on the Riviera Maya Mexicana.
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund
You may not change your dates after booking
No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
15th November to 2nd December 2022
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