34-Day Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in La Guajira, Colombia

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Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners
Daily comprehensive yoga classes and lectures
Daily vegan or vegetarian breakfast and dinner
Dedicated, experienced, and professional teachers
Free drinking water and fruits
The 300 Hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga teachers wishing to deepen their understanding of the practice and theory of yoga. At this training, you will polish your teaching skills and learn how to take your yoga career to new heights. This training with an expert team of lead teachers will set you on an abundant path of yoga with body, mind, and spirit.

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian and vegan diets
Environmentally friendly
Yoga shala
Outdoor shower
Garden
Free Wi-Fi
You will be staying at a beautiful Caribbean beachfront eco wellness sanctuary called La Sirena. The resort is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park. The eco-friendly cabanas are nestled in between palm trees and tropical fruit gardens for your ultimate relaxation. The resort is right at the surfers' beach so during your free time you can learn how to surf or go to one of the many cafes and restaurants nearby. Horseback riding on the beach is also an option and during the weekends there's a local crafts market on the nearby main street. 

The venue
La Sirena wellness centre is an eco-resort, vegetarian restaurant, organic farm, yoga studio, and spa all in one. Their motto is to reuse, reduce, and recycle. Your shower and sink water are used to water the plants. The electricity comes from solar panels. The toilets are composting. The food scraps become compost and fertilizer for their gardens. The fruit and vegetables in their gardens become meals in their vegetarian restaurant.

Inside the cabana, the living area hosts high ceilings allowing the cool sea breeze to flow freely throughout. The bedroom comes with one queen or double bed, and/or one single or bunk bed, and a large separate private bathroom with a standard or composting eco-toilet. Each eco cabana is complete with beautiful interior gardens surrounding an open sky shower. Outside these cabanas open onto a large terrace with seating & hammocks for relaxation.

It is a perfect place where you can just unwind, relax, and be present in the moment, flowing in the rhythm of the nature surrounding you, listening to the waves while meditating, and doing yoga.

Food
Enjoy vegan and vegetarian breakfasts and dinners prepared with love and dedication by the on-site chef. Free drinking water and tea and coffee are always available. Most of the vegetables used for the meals are grown in the resort's organic garden so you can actually see how your food is grown.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Yoga techniques, training, and practice
Demonstration of advanced asanas and their variations, advanced teaching techniques and sequencing, advanced pranayama, different meditation techniques, chanting, mantra, and Sanskrit in yoga practice, the principles, and different types of yoga.

Yoga anatomy and physiology
Joints, muscles, and fascia in yoga practice. The body, hand and foot chakras, nadis, bandhas, and pranayama in anatomy. The energy body anatomy.

Teaching methodology
Principles of demonstration, cueing, observation, assisting, correcting, and creative use of different yoga types. Group dynamics and supporting each student in a group. Running a successful yoga business.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
A deeper understanding of yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, and ethics.

Teaching practise (practicum)
During the last week of the training, you will lead two 60 minute and two 90 minute classes.

This training lasts for 34 days in total. The first day of the course is dedicated to arriving at Palomino, followed by the opening ceremony with dinner in the evening. The last day of the course will be dedicated to check-out and departing to the airport with the graduation ceremony being held the day before in the evening.

You will be waking up early every morning to feel the serenity of the nature surrounding you. This will ease your mind for early morning meditation and help you to get in touch with nature before the busy day ahead. You will have Sundays off to relax, recharge, and explore the surroundings.

Daily schedule
  • 06.30 - 07.30 Meditation techniques theory and practice
  • 07.30 - 09.00 Morning yoga practice
  • 09.00 - 09.45 Breakfast
  • 09.45 - 11.45 Morning yoga study
  • 11:45 - 14:45 Yoga philosophy/anatomy/marketing etc.
  • 14:45 - 16:00 Lunch
  • 16.00 - 18.30 Advanced teaching studies
  • 18.30 Dinner and free time
All of the graduates will receive a media kit with professional photos and videos of themselves teaching and doing yoga to help them promote their yoga business.

Optional activities
On the last evening of the training, you have the opportunity to participate in a sacred medicinal plants ceremony facilitated by an indigenous female Shaman from the mountains of Sierra Nevada. The ceremony is strictly optional and doesn’t interfere with the rest of the program. The price of the ceremony is 65 EUR.

Instructors

Sunny McGill
Sunny
Sunny is a Thai/Canadian Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 yoga teacher and the lead teacher of our TTC. She is the owner of Sunny Yoga school in Koh Phangan, Thailand and has been teaching regular Vinyasa & Hatha based yoga classes for the past 7 years in India and Thailand. 

Katie Dondzila
Katie
Katie completed her yoga teacher training at Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh, India. Her classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, Pranayama breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation. Modifications and advanced options are made available for students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential.

Carolina Martinez Duran
Carolina
Carolina, originally from Colombia, lived for several years in Southeast Asia and India where she trained as a Certified Holistic Therapist. She is Yoga Alliance certified (RYT-500) from Sattva Yoga Academy, located at the base of the Himalayas. She delved into different ancestral techniques for the expansion and evolution of being. She has also trained as an energy healer, meditation initiator, and conscious event organizer. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 60% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

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
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