ENRICH YOUR LIFE IN MELAQUE, MEXICO
NOVEMBER 23rd to DECEMBER 9th, 2018
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.
THIS IS CARLA’S LAST 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING IN MEXICO – IF YOU WERE HOPING TO STUDY WITH HER, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!
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.
Our 200 hour training includes:
- Studies in the Bhagavad Gita
- Studies in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Understanding Chakras
- Kriyas and their practice
- Basic Pranayama
- Asanas with Benefits, Cautions & Modifications
- Anatomy of Movement
- Sanskrit Pronunciation
- Creating Six Lesson Plans with Sequencing
- Teaching Practicum – daily practice in developing teaching skills culminating in teaching a personally designed one-hour class
- Ongoing support after graduation as you advance your skills as a teacher
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®.
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.
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.
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
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, Natasha Scott, Mugs McConnell and Latika.
CARLA WAINWRIGHT, M.Sc., SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA
Carla started practicing yoga in 1995 so she could touch her toes. Eighteen years later she definitely can touch her toes, and is helping others nourish their own unique journey toward self-discovery. Her practice and teaching meld both classical and contemporary approaches to the practice with a particular focus on the mayakoshas as a means to merge with the Essential Self. She loves to work with women to help release their inner Shakti. Carla is a Doctor of Homeopathy and creatively integrates the principles of Yoga and Homeopathy to help unlock a student’s deepest potential within. She has studied with Mugs McConnell, Shirley Daventry French, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Dana Flynn, Minke de Vos, Geeta Iyengar and many other wonderful teachers. Carla is a founding owner of Chinook Yoga in Prince George, BC, and a Lead Trainer for the SOYA YTT programs in Prince George and Mexico.
NATASHA SCOTT, SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA
Natasha teaches a wide range of Hatha Yoga with a strong background in the Sivananda lineage (from her Teacher Mugs). From her super gentle yoga classes to strength in flow yoga, Natasha has a class to suit everyone.
She is a Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher (RYPT) and Childrens Yoga Teacher (RYCT). She is a Certified Thai Massage Practitioner (Metta in Motion with Mia Blackwell), and a Reiki practitioner. She brings all of these yoga tools to her classes to create a full yogic experience.
Natasha is a Lead Trainer for the SOYA YTT Immersions at Sorrento, BC and Melaque, Mexico.
PHILOSOPHY TEACHER: LATIKA, SOYA, E-RYT500
Latika wanted to deepen her own personal practice and believed the deepest teachings would be in a yoga teacher training. She has found yoga to be a path of discovery that never ceases to amaze and delight her! It wasn’t long before she realized that the best way to share the gifts of yoga is by teaching it to others.
Latika has a passion for Yin Yoga, whom she learned from Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark. She has studied Tantra yoga with Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait at the Himalayan Institute, and Erich Schiffmann’s Freedom Yoga at the SOYA Annual Retreats. Latika lives full time in Mexico, spending summers in Ajijic and winters in Melaque, where she is the owner of Latika Yoga Studio.
Guest teacher and SOYA founder MARION MCCONNELL
SOYA Co-Owner, SYVCA, E-RYT500, IYTA
Marion, or “Mugs” to all who know her, is one of Canada‘s Yoga Pioneers. She is the co-owner of SOYA with her husband Bob. In 2012 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her lifetime contribution to the Yoga community in Canada and abroad. She sits on the Standards Committee for Yoga Alliance and served as the Canadian Representative for the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA) from 1982-2016. Mugs’ early training was in the Sivananda lineage under Swami Vishnudevananda. She was the last disciple of Sri Yogiraj Dr. Hari Dickman. Namadeva Acharya played a huge role in her love and understanding of mantra, which she often combines with mudra. She has completed over 100 hours in Freedom Yoga teacher training with Erich Schiffmann, influencing her love of free-flowing yoga. Over the years her teaching style has been impacted by additional studies with Rod Stryker, Mark Stephens, Friedel Khattab, Dharma Mittra, along with many others. She designed and directs the 200 hour and 300 hour Advanced SOYA YTT programs and leads master class workshops. Mugs is the author of the book “Letters From the Yoga Masters,” which has become a textbook for all SOYA teacher training programs. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance and their Standards Committee.
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 Natasha Scott are here to serve you on this journey. They invite you to come and experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, November 23-December 9, 2018, 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.
- 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.