You may remember the first yoga class that really affected you. The one where you walked out a little taller and felt a little more like yourself. You kept coming back to the mat to explore the strange and transformative relationship between the body and the mind.
If you’ve been taking yoga classes for at least a year, a teacher-training program may be the next logical step.
It can also be a nice way to get out of dodge.
Our own Briana Botsford decided to take her yoga teacher training in Mexico. She called her SOYA Yoga Teacher training “well rounded and an excellent experience.” In early 2015, experienced teachers Mugs McConnell and Carla Wainwright are offering another teacher training program to exchange your deep freeze for palm trees.
This 200-hour teacher training intensive grants you 16 days of deep bliss and hard work. Set in Melaque, on the Pacific Coast, participants will get to stay at Casa Golondrinas. This luxury villa sits on the bluff of a hill where you can revel in silence and bask in the warm sunshine kissing your skin. Try not to Instagram too many photos. No one likes a braggart.
Your experience at SOYA begins two months before you even arrive, with some dedicated self-study. Once you’ve flown in and have put on your daily uniform of bare feet and yoga pants, you can delve into the details. Hatha yoga and philosophy, meditation, mantra and pranayama will all be covered.
When you’ve completed your training (and become a renewed person) you can apply to the Yoga Alliance at the 200 level. You can also take a bus to nearby Puerto Vallarta and put off the return to your winter boots.
If your heartbeat has quickened at the potential, here are the details:
Jan 22-Feb 7th, 2015
$3,050 CDN (with accommodation and daily lunches starting at $755 USD)
Contact: [email protected] or 250.961.0123.