ENRICH YOUR LIFE IN MELAQUE, MEXICO
NOVEMBER 24th to DECEMBER 10th, 2017
Perhaps you are thinking about becoming a Yoga Teacher and sharing your joy of the practice with others. Or maybe you want to enrich your life with deeper insight and meaning into this transformative practice. Deciding to take your Yoga journey to the next level is truly a life changing decision. You are taking not only your passion, but your heart and soul on a journey that will deepen your yoga practice for life.
With its roots in the Sivananda lineage, our training is inclusive of many styles of hatha yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa all while incorporating thorough study of yoga philosophy. This outstanding aspect of the SOYA Teacher Training embraces unity in all yogis, regardless of their paths and styles of yoga.
Daily sessions include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Flow and Yin. Morning and evening meditation, chanting, pranayama, along with group review and discussion will shed light on the written assignments in philosophy.
You will design a series of 6 Yoga Lesson Plans. This is a very detailed assignment covering benefits, precautions and modifications for asanas, pranayama, and meditation techniques.
You will also practice and develop your teaching skills throughout the entire program.
Upon completion there is a written exam and practical exam. Graduates are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as RYT200®.
Melaque is located between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta along the Southern Pacific Coastline of Mexico. The climate here is close to that of Hawaii or Jamaica, so rest assured, this is an ideal winter destination. It is a tropical paradise with stunning sunsets nearly every night. Melaque boasts a population of around 8000, which is generally associated with the three small villages: Melaque, San Patricio and Colonia Villa Obregon. Melaque is more geared towards tourists and furthest West, San Patricio is more for business and in the middle, and at the furthest East is Colonia Villa and is mostly residential.
Flights should be booked into Manzanillo as this is the closest airport. You can also fly to Puerto Vallarta, but will need to take a 4 hour bus south to Melaque.
If you have any questions, please contact Carla.
We will be living and practicing at the gorgeous Villa Xochipilli in Melaque, Mexico. Villa Xochipilli is a private villa set on 2-1/2 acres of land bordering the beautiful Laguna del Tule. It is a great place for tropical bird watching and for watching and observing the wild life of the Laguna del Tule.
The guest’s houses are private and surrounded by beautiful, colourful and exotically tropical flower and tree gardens. It is a BIRD WATCHERS PARADISE! As well as a paradise for flower and palm tree avid gardeners. There are 62 different species of birds in the lagoon and on the guest’s rounds, 20 different types of palm trees and at least as many different types of tropical flowers for you to enjoy.
A custom yoga studio has been recently been built that overlooks the lagoon. It is a stunning place to practice!
Owner Irma Erazo resides at her home in Villa Xochipilli “Casa Luna”, she is totally bilingual bicultural and very familiar and knowledgeable about all aspects of the Costalegre area. A yoga teacher and SOYA graduate, she is always glad to be able to provide you with whatever information you would like to have about the area. For your shopping convenience there are several well stocked grocery and liquor stores within walking distance of Villa Xochipilli as well as some of the most popular and best restaurants in Melaque, Taco stands and bar Restaurants where you can sample either local or international cuisine, and your favourite Mexican drinks.
Several dinners will also be served. On other nights, students will have a chance to explore some of the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants in Melaque or cook at the Villa.
Throughout Melaque there is a wide range of restaurants and vendors to pick from as well as many well stocked grocery stores.
Teacher training fees include: Tuition, a comprehensive teacher training manual, philosophy books, mala beads, tongue scraper and neti pot.It also includes a Yoga Anatomy course taught by Martin Kirk. Meals and accommodations are included in this intensive program.
There are single and shared accommodations available. Please see Investment for associated costs for each. For shared accommodations, room assignment will be on a first come first served basis.
All books and the Yoga Teacher Training manual will be shipped to you upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit, which reserves your space in this Yoga Teacher Training!
BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1st: $3275 CAD
AFTER SEPTEMBER 18th: $3575 CAD
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
• Shared Villa (2 people) $1195 CAD
• Private Villa (1 person) $1875 CAD (FULL)
We can create a custom payment plan that works for you – contact me for more details. Payment in full is required before the start date of any training.
Acceptable Payment Methods: cheque, credit card (Visa and Master Card only), cash. Contact Carla for other options.
Your guides on this adventure will be Carla Wainwright and Jeff Lutes.
Carla, M.Sc., SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA, has been teaching yoga for 19 years, has been a part of the SOYA Faculty for over 10 years and is founding owner of Chinook Yoga. Her practice and teaching meld both classical and contemporary approaches to the practice of yoga with a particular focus on going deep and becoming embodied, balanced and empowered on all levels.
Jeff, SOYA, RYT500, E-RYT200, is also a member of the SOYA Faculty and a co-owner of Chinook Yoga. As an enthusiastic teacher of hatha and restorative yoga for the past seven years, he feels that Yoga is an opportunity to connect with the profound power of nature that we see and experience around us continually and the intimate space where that power exists within.
Carla and Jeff met on their Yoga mats 20 years ago and a friendship has grown around their own unique backgrounds, a passion for yoga and shared spiritual and intellectual curiosity, along with a fun desire to experience all the world has to offer!
Together they are committed to providing a nurturing and dynamic learning environment for students that is filled with a sense of community, laughter, personal challenge and group collaboration. We can’t wait to embark on this journey with you!
Other guest teachers may also provide classes during the program.
Heal, Transform and Awaken
Who Should Attend This Yoga Teacher Training?
If you’ve been interested in taking your Yoga journey to the next level, this is truly a life changing decision. You are taking not only your passion, but your heart and soul on a journey that will deepen your yoga practice for life.
Carla Wainwright and Jeff Lutes are here to serve you on this journey. They invite you to come and experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, November 24-December 10, 2017, in beautiful, warm and sunny Melaque, Mexico. Living in an immersion lifestyle has profound effects to solidify a new way of life, your transformation.
As a Yoga Alliance registered school and one of the oldest yoga training schools in North America (20+ years experience!!), SOYA will make sure that this decision is the best one you ever made!
Our 200 hour Teacher Training & Enrichment Immersions are designed to make sure you come out feeling completely prepared and ready to teach and share your gifts with the world. We do this by providing you with the most important and essential foundations, along with forward thinking skills to help you to succeed.
This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion is perfect for students who have at least one year of yoga practice and are looking for an opportunity to spend time completely immersed in traditional yoga lifestyle. The program begins with supported studies at home two months prior to the retreat, and then all students gather for an Immersion retreat of yoga sadhana to complete the training. Similar to our other offerings, various styles of Hatha Yoga, philosophy, meditation, mantra, pranayama and anatomy are all part of the comprehensive curriculum. Likewise, upon completion graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance with the RYT200 credential.
I am searching to:
- become a teacher of yoga
- radically transform my lifestyle into a yoga mindset
- increase my knowledge of the science and spirit of yoga
- connect with my spirituality
- live with wholehearted abandon
I want to:
- acquire my RYT® 200 certification
- dive deeper into my current yoga practice
- nourish and support myself
I am worth it!
I have also put together a full brochure for this Yoga Teacher Training in Melaque, Mexico for you to learn more information.
Top 5 Reasons to Not Miss This Training!
I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of my teacher training experience. It was an amazing journey with the best of teachers!! This program helps to build a wonderful community and of course expands the love for yoga immensely. I am eager to share my love with others through teaching.Jeanette Orydzuk
The Teacher Training totally exceeded my expectations. I really had no idea that the experience would be as profound in terms of personal growth through yoga. Many new layers of what yoga is were peeled back during the two weeks to reveal an amazing apparatus of life that can only serve to further enrich my life. Of course somewhere within myself I always knew that what I had exposure too during the two weeks existed and that I had the power and strength within me to tap into it and that would explain why I ended up there. The teaching was so amazing in terms of presenting what is there, allowing us as students to explore what we were comfortable with and making us feel incredibly respected throughout the process. Many blessings and appreciation to you, Thank you for creating a wonderful environment for all us to laugh, grow, chant, meditate, trip out to my third eye and chakras (wow-totally awesome!), relax, cry, be challenged, understand and learn. Muchas Gracias.Karen Walters