38 Days 300-Hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (10/01-07/11)

INTRODUCING

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

VY Vinyasa Yoga welcome you to join their 300-hour advanced Vinyasa yoga teacher training program in Mexico, an opportunity to experience the greatest adventure of your life! You will spend your days in contact with nature, in touch with your soul, dedicated 100% to the study of Vinyasa yoga, away from any distraction.

Meet the instructors

Ors (Hernán), Marina, Daniela, Ximena and Conejo

Highlights

  • Advance anatomy course
  • Analyze Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Learn more about Vinyasa Flow, advanced sequencing
  • Complementary airport transfers
  • 37 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles

Vinyasa


36 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
Airport transfer included: Cancún International Airport Hide all

Facilities

  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Dining area
  •  Lounge
  •  Multilingual staff
  •  Free bicycle
  •  Ironing / ironing board
  •  Laundry

The reception, the place of welcome and exchange

A member of the team will be there to welcome you and give you a tour of Pueblito Selva Chemuyil. The venue’s goal and priority are to accompany you throughout your stay and to make sure that you feel good.

Program

The beautiful locations where these trainings will be held are in warm, humid, close to the sea, close to the jungle areas, with easy access from anywhere in the world, stress free, and crime free. During this time, you will enjoy five delicious meals per day, all of them light and balanced, cooked with healthy ingredients and lots of love.

The sleep accommodations are in reserved spaces for nature conservation, so you can learn to interact with nature responsibly and peacefully, and become more aware of your relationship with Mother Earth. The beautiful locations where these trainings will be held are in warm, humid, close to the sea, close to the jungle areas, with easy access from anywhere in the world, stress free, and crime free.

In these times when racism, sexism, intolerance, and imaginary divisions between the human beings are separating people apart, VY Vinyasa Yoga’s mission is to do exactly the opposite: they want to promote yoga (union) with a bilingual yoga teacher training. The program will be taught in English, but you can speak English or Spanish.

They will have a translator available at all times, and the teaching staff can speak and teach in both languages. They encourage you to practice your second language in your daily activities and discussions and, if you feel comfortable enough, to also teach asana in your second language.

No matter in which country of the world you were born and raised; the color of your skin, your religious beliefs or your social status, the language you speak, your sexual preference, or your political affiliation; if you are a football fan of any team, or not, they respect you, support you, and you are totally welcome.

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

About the school

VY Vinyasa Yoga is a yoga system founded in 2009 in the city on Monterrey, N.L. México and is now being reproduced by a lot of schools and teachers around the nation. VY Vinyasa Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance as RYS 200 and RYS 300. Therefore, it is one of the best certified schools for the teachings of yoga, internationally speaking.

Aside from the teacher training programs, VY Vinyasa Yoga offers workshops, master classes, and regular classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students without making any remarks related with their age, social or economic status, race, gender, nationality, or sexual preference. In VY Vinyasa Yoga, they promote the yogi lifestyle, based on the personal, regular and constant yoga practice.

The school has created a favorable atmosphere for the physical, mental, and spiritual development of all the members of VY Vinyasa Yoga. The staff members treat all people with respect and dignity, they are in constant training and study by maintaining themselves informed and up to date regarding any general matter of interest for society and above all, on subjects related to yoga.

Requirements

  • You must have studied a 200-hour yoga teacher training, preferably registered with Yoga Alliance
  • You must have a constant and disciplined practice of asanas, in any Vinyasa style, such as Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Rocket or similar

The VYTT 300-hour program

Advanced anatomy – 50 hours

Many of the yoga asanas and the Vinyasas or transitions that take you to them or interlace them with each other are born of meditative practice, of fakirism, of gymnastics and other sports, and some more modern ones, come from different styles of dance. The vast majority of them have been developed intuitively or accidentally.

It is not until you stop to see what the human being knows about the biomechanics of the human body today and take into account the scientific developments they have achieved in the last century in subjects such as anatomy, sports medicine and genetics, when they really measure the risks or benefits that the asanas or vinyasas can cause in the short, medium or long term.

You will study each joint and its movement, as well as muscles and tendons involved in those movements both in extension and contraction. You will open the matrix of the human body and after that, you will never see an asana in the same way; so that more than learning asanas or modifications for them, you will have the criteria to create or modify them.

This training is the firm basis, is what establishes the criteria, of all advanced sequencing of asanas of this VYATT300. The creators of this program believe that this module is one of the most important and transcendental of the program. Because the way of seeing the bodies, asanas and the yoga sequences change completely once the biomechanics of the human body is known in detail.

VY advanced asana sequencing – 50 hours

In this training, you will learn to sequence series for practitioners who have a strong and solid asana practice, and who have reached a point where they feel too comfortable in multi-level Vinyasa classes, so they have more trouble to stay in the here and the now. These practitioners need new challenges for their body, so that their mind is present and does not leave with their thoughts.

This training not only prepares you as a teacher to sequence and dictate more advanced series, with complex transitions and strong postures, but also helps you grow in your personal practice. But it is important to stress that although your personal practice is not at the point where you can make complex transitions or strong postures, this training prepares you to be able to teach such transitions safely and without having to show them with your own body, so you can be able to help your students to advance in their practice of asanas and, consequently, in their practice of meditation in movement.

This training is about the physical practice of vinyasa yoga that together with the advanced anatomy training of this VYATT300, become a perfect match to shape a unique, safe and inspiring practice.

VY Vinyasa Flow – 50 hours

You will be learning and mastering five sequencing styles of the VY Vinyasa Flow system, and these encompass the forms of joining the postures that are used in the modern Vinyasa Yoga Flow around the world by the most representative teachers of this style. The system presented by the school in this advanced teacher training gives the RYT the tools to dictate and create their own Vinyasa Flow series in a safe way for all practitioners of this vigorous and dynamic style.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – 50 hours

In this training you will translate the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali directly from Sanskrit into English and Spanish. Then you will discuss its context and analyze a possible re-interpretation in your personal life from a contemporary perspective.

Meditation – 50 hours

Sati or mindfulness is the basic human capacity to be in the present and to “remind ourselves” to be in the present, that is, to constantly be returning to the here and now. This training offers you meditation tools and different techniques to achieve this goal, and prepares you to be able to teach them to other practitioners.

VY Soft Yoga – 50 hours

In this training, you will analyze the necessary modifications in the alignment of the postures that are taught in a multilevel yoga practice to be able to adapt to this style of yoga that is very soft, focused on those people who are rehabilitating from some injury, are overweight, have some illness or physical condition that does not allow them to be agitated or to try too hard, are pregnant, or are simply looking for a smooth and calm yoga practice.

You will also study not only the typical injuries and the most common physical conditions, but also how to identify some emotional conditions such as depression and anxiety (among others), in order to use the practice of yoga as a complementary tool to the existing psychological therapy and, in if it does not exist, you can suggest to the student the search for psychological therapy.

Required reading materials

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali on any of its versions or translations
  • Ray Long’s “The Key Muscles of Yoga” and “The Key Poses of Yoga”
  • Study and learn the names in Sanskrit of the most common yoga asanas

 Instructors

Ors (Hernán) Gutiérrez

Ors is the director of VY Vinyasa Yoga System which consists of a group of affiliated shalas where the model for the teaching of yoga created by Ors in collaboration with Marina Porras and others teachers, is officially followed. He has given thousands of regular classes, certified hundreds of teachers that have now their own yoga studios, and taught classes, workshops and trainings for students all around Mexico. If you allow him to, Ors will teach you with his particular sense of humor. What really matter is the non-violence with your body, the safety in your practice and in the classes.

Marina Porras

Marina discovered yoga in August of 2006 and since then, her life changed forever. At the beginning of 2008, she started a yoga teacher training and in April she started teaching multilevel Vinyasa yoga classes in a gym in her hometown city of Monterrey. She has taken 900 hours of yoga teacher training (three programs of 200 hours and one 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training program, all certified by Yoga Alliance) in different styles of yoga from Vinyasa based in Ashtanga, Mandala, Hatha flow, to Rocket and Vinyasa flow. She is registered in Yoga Alliance as an E- RYT 500.

Daniela De la Garza

Daniela De la Garza

Dani describes herself as a very happy and grateful person. She discovered yoga in January of 2013 at the studio where she practiced aerial silks. To Dani, teaching is guiding; throughout the postures and breath, always aware that the practice of yoga is a personal journey. Teaching makes her very happy, but the most important thing about it is that it allows her to remain a student and keep learning from others day by day. Yoga changed her life, and as a teacher what she wants most is to become part of the journey of many people, to sow a seed of love in each person.

Ximena (Nutria) Reyes

After devoting herself entirely to the martial arts for more than 18 years, becoming Black Belt First Dan in Kung Fu, obtaining the 5th place in the World Championship of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts in Shivan in 2010, and thus tasting the world of aggression, ego and arrogance that abounds in this environment, in 2011 Ximena met the world of yoga, where peace, harmony and communion is the language of love that enriches your life day by day. Today Ximena devotes her life to yoga reaching all possible corners, being part of the team of lead trainers in VYTT200 and VYATT300 teacher training.

Conejo (Jorge) Castro

Musical producer by profession, Conejo had his first approach to yoga in 2013, after studying martial arts for nearly 20 years. Additionally, he has trained in the practice of meditation, taking courses and retreats of various contemplative techniques, such as Vipassana and Shamata, from the hands of teachers from different parts of the world. Conejo is the Dharma Rabbit coordinator, a school belonging to the VY Vinyasa Yoga Sister Schools System, located in the city of León, Guanajuato.

Food

Delicious home-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared with local and fresh products are served daily, and fresh fruit and tea will be served twice per day as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.

You will be enjoying a buffet-type healthy menu. Regular menu includes eggs, poultry and fish, but a vegan option is available upon request. You can also order a la carte, for an extra charge.

If you’re looking for a culinary experience, on your free time and for an extra charge, you could ask for a cooking and tasting session; for example, you can assist the cook with the preparation of tortillas before tasting them all together at night.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request

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

 Things to do (optional)

On site, various activities are at your disposal. The environment and the atmosphere of Pueblito Selva Chemuyil will make them unique!

  • Cool off in the swimming pool – The swimming pool is carved in the rock and supplied in soft water by the cenote (cenote comes from maya dz’onot that means: sacred well.
  • Dive into the natural cenote – A natural basin to the infinite gradient of bright colors where the living water flows in cascade is available for you only a few steps away from your room.
  • Enjoy a variety of tastes, colors and smells in our dining area with barbecue, plancha, and traditional comal. This is an open-plan kitchen on a large exotic wooden-made table which can welcome up to 12 guests. Those who will prefer an intimate dinner will appreciate to sit down around smaller tables offering a more romantic atmosphere.
  • Enjoy the present moment and find your child’s soul around the circle of fire. The venue has a special outdoor fire pit to share special moments.
  • Discover the nature around Pueblito Selva Chemuyil and the local culture. Staying at Pueblito Selva Chemuyil will give you the privilege to meet the members of the Mayan community of Muuch Xiimbal. Local friends, who are also members of the community, often come to share a meal, without forgetting to share as well their culture, their knowledge of the region and their passion. You can also take a tour to the living place of the community Muuch Xiimbal. Gabriel is the founder of the community, and he will teach you what the bio region is. He will show you the temascal (a Mayan ceremony place) and explain you the importance of this place. He will also show you their cenote where you could cool off.

Apart from the facilities, there are many more activities you can enjoy during your stay in Mexico. Far away from the mass tourism, Pueblito Selva Chemuyil is ideally situated to discover magic sites such as:

Tulum

This place is famous for the Mayan archaeological site that dominates the Caribbean Sea. The archaeological site is 16.7 kilometers from Pueblito Selva Chemuyil and Tulum downtown is 1.5 kilometers ahead.

Akumal

Akumal became very popular for the sea turtles that come for a swim in the little deep waters. It is 3.5 kilometers from Pueblito Selva Chemuyil.

Xcacel-Xcacelito Beach

The beach is one of the most beautiful spots of the Maya Riviera, still protected from mass tourism. It is only 2.9 kilometers from Pueblito Selva Chemuyil. Xcacel is a stunning wild place; no shops, no bars, no restaurants. You can’t even buy a bottle of water! This beach is protected because it became a sanctuary of the sea turtles.

To make the place even more magic, when you go to the end of the beach, you will find a path which leads you to a cenote where you can also cool off quietly. During your stay at Pueblito Selva Chemuyil, the staff will lend you parasols, masks, snorkels, and picnic baskets so that you can take advantage completely of this exceptional place.

 What’s included

  • Tuition
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transportation from the airport to the venue on October 1st, and from the venue to the airport on November 7th

 What’s not included

  • Airfare

 Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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