200hr Guatemala Yoga Teacher Training


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Lake Atitlan, Santiago, Guatemala
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Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 to Saturday, 23 Jun 2012

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We invite you to join us under the light of the full moon surrounded by the otherworldly Mayan jungle and volcanic landscape of Lago de Atitlán in the highlands of Guatemala. Together we will practice and learn to share the art and wisdom of yoga that would heal ourselves and the planet. Through practicing and contemplating Yoga sutra principles as taught by the sage Patañjali 2000 years ago we strive to arrive at the fully realized state of luminous bliss. This training has an emphasis on cultivating awareness and healing through a fusion of spirituality, mystical healing arts, and philosophical inquiry.

We will be exploring and embracing the fullness of complimentary spiritual healing traditions, incorporating lectures and practicum in Ayurveda, the Vedic science of life and healing, Mayan cosmology and astrology, Reiki, Thai Massage, and daily ceremonies which will include ceremonies and a nightly satsang with kirtan, ecstatic dance, Balinese kechak, mantra japa chanting, and meditation.

We will learn about healing our planet by living in harmony and balance with nature at the Mystical Yoga Farm where we will learn to grow organic food through mystical, theoretical, and hands on exploration of permaculture, biodynamic, and ecological agricultural techniques including soil fertility regeneration through composting and mulching, rainwater harvesting, plant propagation, and more.

Food at the Mystical Yoga Farm is vegetarian (and mostly vegan) served twice daily (breakfast and dinner with a midday snack) and as often as possible is harvested from our organically cultivated volcanic soil as well as wild foraged from the surrounding jungle. We also prepare and serve typical Guatemalan food drawing on the traditions of the food prepared by the local Tz´utujil and Kaq´chikel peoples.

General Information

Please check out the Mystical Yoga Farm Guest Manual
Who: This Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for prospective participants who fit any one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Foundation yoga teacher training course for people who are interested in pursuing RYT 200 hours level and become a certified yoga teacher. No prior experience needed.
  2. Individuals who have a long-standing yoga practice and who are interested in exploring the deeper practice of yoga incorporated with healing arts.
Typical Day During the Guatemala Yoga Teacher Training

6:00-9:00 Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 Ancient Wisdom and Yoga Anatomy
12:00-1:00 lunch and snack on your own (very small portion please)
1:00-2:00 Healing Art
2:00-5:00 Art of Teaching and Alignment
5:00-7:00 Dinner and Self Sadhana
7:00-8:30 Ceremony and Satsang (Healing practice, kirtan, and reflection)
8:30-10:00 Quiet Time

Prerequisites for the Guatemala Yoga Instructor Course

Our only requirement is that participants set an intention to devote their time and energy to make the course a success. The course is open to people with any amount of yoga background.

Before the Program: We also suggest that after enrolling in the course, that people complete the following:

1. Asana–We provide two videos of the flows that we teach. We like for peolpe to practice them before coming to the program. We will cover these flows in detail during the course, and it is great to be familiar with them.

After the Program:

1. Teaching–Teach 5 yoga classes and write reflections of them after complete the course.

2. Spiritual Reflection–Read a spiritual book and write a written reflection on it.

All work should be submitted to us electronically after the program.

Continue Education:
Every five year you are asked to join one of our 3-5 day Teacher Reunion Retreat (of course you can come every year if so desire) at Our Mystical Yoga Farm, other parts of the world, even online program.

Required Texts for the Guatemala Yoga Certification
  • SchoolYoga Institute Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • Yoga Sutra by Dennis Hill

Tuition for the 200-hr course is $2,200.

Food and Lodging
  • Room and Board Package: $900 at Mystical Yoga Farm ($45/day for extra nights)
  • $80 Airport transfer (One way private taxi from Guatemala City to the Yoga Farm)
  • Massage ($25-45)
  • Extra costs for day off activities (eg: Weaving lessons, Volcano San Pedro Hike, Spanish lessons, Canopy Zip Line Tour, Hot Springs)
  • Please check out the Mystical Yoga Farm Guest Manual
Questions and More Information
  • Please check out the Mystical Yoga Farm Guest Manual
  • You can call or email anytime.
  • Email info@schoolyogainstitute.com
  • Tel: 888-964-2123 (toll free from US and Canada)
  • Tel: 603-831-2281 (USA)

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