Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
at The Mystical Yoga Farm, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
This Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (AYTTC) offers participants a precious opportunity to learn from the wisdom and gifts of several spiritually adept individuals in a small, intimate study environment. The individuals we will work with have been inspired to channel and share their profound connection with the creative energy of the universe. Over the past year, Vedantin has made two visits to this magical place and is eager to share this mystical Mayan location with you.
Although we are calling this program Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, we could just as accurately call it Mystical Yoga Teacher Training. In this month-long intensive course, we will deepen our personal practice and share our connection to yoga and the energy of the universal through an experiential and spiritually-rich curriculum, including:
Many great wisdom teachers will join us for this special course, including local mystical and metaphysical teacher, Cheti, and healing arts practitioner, Catherine. Although these teachers will be invaluable to us, the most important aspect of this AYTTC will be connecting to the wisdom of your own inner guru through deep self-practice and inquiry. The community of teachers and learners that we create together will help us facilitate this process of channeling the universal wisdom of the creative self.
The Soul of SchoolYoga Institute
SchoolYoga Institute is an extended family of yoga teachers and practitioners who have deeply experienced the wisdom of yoga and who feel inspired to share that wisdom with others. We believe yoga transcends physical practice and is ultimately a vehicle for spiritual insight. Our contemporary and eclectic approach brings to life the ancient teachings of yoga through accessible spiritual lessons drawing from many traditions.
A Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels, SchoolYoga Institute offers month-long intensive Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTCs) at sacred sites around the globe and semester-long YTTCs in California and New Hampshire. The soul of SYI is our mission to spread the beauty and wisdom of yoga as a spiritual and energetic, as well as physical, practice.
Maximum number of participants: 10
Curriculum Synthesis of AYTTC will be conducted through the forms of ancient wisdom seminars, topic specific yoga workshops, hand-on mystical Shamanic energetic healing and practice, guided self sadhana practice, and satsang.
1) Topic-Specific Yoga Workshops
2) Ancient Wisdom Semimar–We will discuss the following texts and topics:
3) Mystical Shamanic Energetic Healing Medicine–We will learn about and synthesize practices from the following energetic healing traditions:
4) Guided Self-Sadhana–Every morning we will engage in the following practices:
5) Satsang–will be held at each evening to invoke the helping spirits, to healing our wounds, to transform toxins of the earth and our own, to facilitate healing for others, and to reflect our daily sadhana practice and surrender to our day of love and light..
Yoga Style – Sadhana Yoga
SchoolYoga Institute teaches Sadhana yoga, a spiritually grounded practice. We believe yoga transcends physical practice and is ultimately a vehicle for spiritual insight.
Sadhana yoga draws primarily from the following traditions:
Sadhana yoga’s secondary influences include:
Even though Sadhana Yoga is derived from many different traditions, it is designed beyond the forms and traditions. It focus on the essence of yoga tradition, which is an instrument to reveal the truth of our existence, to experience the wonders of the universal consciousness, and to live as a spiritual being in the physical body.
Sadhana Yoga has three levels:
Shamanic Healing Yoga
In addition to typical yoga teacher training program, the daily Yoga practice and sharing will be infused into the shamanic healing and teaching, simply for a sake of naming, we called Shamanic Healing Yoga but it is formless and nameless. It is an integrative spiritual practice of two distinctive yet similar ancient traditions, Yoga and Shamanic Medicine. It brings the beauty and light of the ancient practices into an experiential level for all to cherish. It uses the principles of Sadhana yoga as a foundation and vehicle to explore the teaching and healing practice of medicine Shamans in the high Andes and around the world. Yoga brings our awareness into the body and from the body we experience the serenity and tranquility beyond the body whereas Shamanic healing brings us the power and wisdom of the universe to heal the past, shadows, and samskaras that keep haunting us.
In our Shamanic Healing Yoga practice, we will move through a Sadhana Yoga sequence integrated with Shamanic Healing tradition. The practice begins with an invocation of the power of energetic healing, followed by an asana series, and ends with journeying into the underworld to retrieve our lost souls. The series of poses is designed to help us experience the medicine wheel and its corresponding power animals in the following four directions:
Through this practice, we will explore the healing power of yoga and shamanic medicine.
After we practice Shamanic Healing Yoga, each component will be dissected and discussed so the principles and intricacies of this ancient healing art can be fully understood and experienced. The participants will not only experience the healing for themselves through the practice but will also learn many new tools that can be integrated into our yoga teaching and daily living.
In order to complete 300 hours of training, AYTTC Guatemala requires that you do an additional 100 hours (total) before and after the program.
Before the Program: Because of the intensity of AYTTC you are asked to 100 hours work before and after the AYTTC in order to complete 300 hours training.
All work should be submitted to us electronically before your arrival.
After the Program: 100 hours of teaching experience in order to apply for RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.
Other Local Attractions
There are many healing arts centers in San Marcos. If you are interested in staying longer, you may enroll in all kinds of healing arts classes, including:
There are lots of local sites to visit, volcanic mountain hike, and a beautiful lake to swim or kayak in (rentals available). A local boat comes to San Marcos every half hour and can transport you to nearby villages around the lake for additional attractions.
Questions and More Information
$700 Room & Food Package