✔ 22 days at Mar De Jade
✔ 2x Daily Yoga Classes
✔ RYT 200 Certificate
✔ Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas
✔ Daily Meditation & Pranayama
✔ 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
✔ Course Materials & Student Playbook
✔ Visits to Ancient Ruins
Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
Gain practical skills of; social media, branding and marketing to create a purpose driven brand that attracts your ideal client.
Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Mexico and the ancient wisdom.
Plant-based, organic and locally grown to nourish the body, mind and spirit.
Hidden away between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico, Mar De Jade is surrounded by natural beauty and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The calm, serene environment and proximity to the ocean invites students to refresh their bodies and relax their minds, whilst being free from any external disturbances.
This beautiful property is meticulously designed to embrace you into the enchanting bounty, beauty and bliss of Mexico. Each room is unique with its very own handcrafted decor and windows that open up to the inviting, fresh ocean breeze. Enjoy.
Our daily practice takes place in a beautiful open-air yoga shala constructed with stunning views of the ocean and a refreshing sea breeze. After practice, take a dip in the ocean just steps away from the shala, or take a stroll along the beach, which runs along the edge of the property. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets every day in this tropical oasis.
Fresh and local vegetarian food is prepared by loving hands in the on-site kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner snacks and tea are all included, and will follow the yogic diet.
With only a 1.5 hour drive from Puerta Vallarta, you can be surrounded by hidden waterfalls, hiking, surfing and the quaint town of Chacala, Mar De Jade will embrace you with open arms and hold you while you experience this transformative journey.
Wake up to a cool sea breezes flowing softly through your private suite — complete with expansive windows open to the jungle. Queen-sized bed. Ensuite private bathroom with natural bath amenities. A/C and WiFi included.
Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves breaking on the shoreline in this exceptional shared suite next to the ocean and jungle. Ensuite shared bathroom with natural bath amenities. Single beds. Maximum 2 guests per room. A/C and WiFi included.
A spacious, yet cozy room for two! Enjoy your secluded suite with jungle views complete with a queen/king bed. Ensuite private bathroom with natural bath amenities. A/C and WiFi included.
Mimi is an e-RYT 500-Hour certified Yoga Alliance, USA, Continuing Education Provider, who loves teaching yoga asana, anatomy and physiology and lifestyle. She received 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow in Guanacaste, Costa Rica; and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. When in the US, Mimi teaches private, public yoga classes and workshops at studios and corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Little Rock, AR.
Mimi teaches yoga teacher courses in Indonesia, Rishikesh, Italy, France and the British Virgin Islands. As a visiting teacher at Rishikesh Yogpeeth, Rishikesh Yog Sansthan, Adhiroha, YogaMea and Co.Inspire, she helped develop and enhance the yoga teacher training curriculum for the 200-, 300-, and 500-hour courses. Her love of yoga and of traveling inspired her to create destination teacher training courses in 2016, when she co-founded Swadhyaya Yoga School.
Mimi is trained in Ayurveda and holds two doctorates in Naturology, D.N. and Ph.D., from American Institute of Holistic Theology, Birmingham, Alabama. She studied various biological sciences at Yale University, Baylor College of Medicine, and New Mexico State University; and, hosts the podcast “SHIfT HAPPENS on the Path of Yoga.”
Brianna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500-Hour certified
yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily. After studying design and marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON and working in the creative marketing industry, Brianna began to face personal health challenges, and it was then that she turned to alternative healing, yoga and holistic nutrition.
Brianna received her 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow in Costa Rica, followed by a 300-Hour certification in Rishikesh, India, where she studied integrated Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. To deepen her knowledge of the body, Brianna earned a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. Brianna takes a hands-on approach to yoga, using her knowledge of anatomy to help students with realignments while offering modifications for all body types and abilities.
Brianna believes that wellness should be accessible and integrated into our everyday lives. As the founder of health and wellness website and online business Well Daily, she offers business coaching, marketing consultations and social media support for companies looking to build conscious, authentic brands. She also teaches corporate yoga classes, private sessions and wellness workshops in Vancouver, BC. Her love for travel and experiencing new places has inspired her to lead yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide in the hopes of empowering others to take their health into their own hands.
What Alice had to say:
"My month-long 200 hr YTT with Mimi was the best month of my life. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and passionate about this. The training was thorough and comprehensive, with a traditional Hatha focus. We learned anatomy, methodology, history, asana, and meditation- practicing asana 4 hours a day. I walked away from this training with a newly lit fire from within and passion for yoga and teaching that continues to grow to this day. Highly recommend!!!!"
What Kevin had to say:
"My 200 hour RYT with Swadhyaya was a positively shifting moment in my life! This rigorous program has provided a wealth of knowledge that encourages me to delve deeper into Yoga. Mimi and Brianna are extremely committed and passionate teachers/healers. Their presence is a walking testament of their practice - exuding peace and warmth. The program is demanding but with constant guidance and encouragement throughout the journey. Teachers are accessible for individual discussions to aid any further specific guidance. The setting is wonderfully integrated with nature allowing one to feel more conscious connections coinciding with the philosophical teachings. The curriculum touches base on the practice holistically - including philosophy, anatomy, methodology, and business. Overall class structure/material chronology is mindfully sequenced to facilitate student’s natural learning progression. Parallel asana/teacher practice aids integration of esoteric materials covered in class. Highly recommend Swadhyaya to anyone looking to exponentially expand their knowledge of Yoga! I look forward to continue my 300 hour RYT journey with them!"
What Evita had to say:
"I had the best experience in my life. These journey will stay in my life forever. I enjoyed the place, the training, the food, the attitude - everything. Teachers are professionals and even if you would like to talk with them outside the training schedule - they will always find the time for you. Even now when I finished my studies, I still have a contact with teachers and I can ask advise. I would definitely recommend to do your YTT here. Amazing!"
06:30 - 07:00 AM: Herbal Tea and Kriyas (cleansing)
07:00 - 09:00 AM: Pranayama, Mantra Chanting and Asana
09:00 - 09:30 AM: BREAKFAST
09:30 - 10:45 AM: Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga
10:45 - 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: LUNCH
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM: Library Time / Self Study
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Adjustments
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM: Break
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Pranayama and Asana
05:15 PM - 06:15 PM: Meditation
07:00 PM: DINNER
The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest and rejuvenation. On some nights we will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temezcal, cacao and moon ceremonies.
* Schedule may vary slightly
What will I learn in the course?
Well Daily + Swadhyaya Yoga School have designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition; and, has been evolving and cultivating spiritual awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.
The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana. (Beginner to Intermediate instruction). In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms (in addition to English terms) when referring to each posture. Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (i.e., 1-3 days a week). No prior teacher training certificate required.
What does the syllabus include?
- Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 7 key organ systems of the human body.
- Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
- Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
- Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations.
- Classification, cueing and sequencing of Yoga Asana, per traditional understanding based on Chakras.
- Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques.
- Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and Lesson Planning.
- Yoga Nidra and Meditation
- Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers. (Module 3)
- Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms. (Module 3)
Will I be qualified to teach when I graduate and at what level?
Yes. You will be qualified to teach beginner to intermediate level practitioners upon completion of your 200-hour training. You will be qualified to teach all levels of practitioners after your 300- and/or 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course. Your ability to teach will be reinforced by your commitment to your personal practice and continued self-study.
What is Yoga Alliance? Is your yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance?
The Yoga Alliance is the largest non-profit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga through various initiatives.(https://www.yogaalliance.org). Swadhyaya Yoga School School is Registered with the Yoga Alliance.
How do I register with the Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School School certificate and pay a fee. Check out the fee schedule here.
Note: Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).
To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk.
Are weekends off?
No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in trainings six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on cultural excursions.
What is a 200-hour yoga teacher training?
A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments and discourse.
What does "RYT 200" stand for?
"RYT 200" is an acronym which stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour. "200-Hour" means you have studied and accumulated 200 hours of information and study time. It typically means that the yoga aspirant has endeavored to augment their awareness of the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness, all qualities which promote a well-rounded human being and productive contributor to society. Or at least, that is our intention.
Can I join this course if I am completely new to yoga?
Yes. You can join our course if you are completely new to yoga. We do ask, however, that you spend some time studying a little bit about what it is you are getting into. You can do this by reading books, attending yoga classes, speaking to others who are practicing yoga regularly. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. To practice yoga is to practice mindfulness and the purpose of the postures that have been popularized in the west is so that the student can remain in seated meditative postures for longer periods of time. Click here to see a recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skills yoga practitioners have compiled.
Will I have free time?
Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.
Do you have students from different cultures and backgrounds?
Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.
What style of yoga will I be learning?
Swadhyaya Yoga School advances expression, education and awareness of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, we may also explore other styles of yoga, such as Restorative, Yin, Iyengar, Children’s and Elderly. The latter practices, hold a secondary role in the practitioners' studies with us.
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program.
Will I be learning Ashtanga yoga?
Ashtanga Yoga is understood by the yogic scholar as the eight-limbs of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during this yoga teacher training course.
What's Not Included?
- Travel Insurance
- Juice and Smoothie Bar*
- Airport transfer*
- Laundry Services*
*Available for an additional fee
What is your payment and cancellation policy?
Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the training.
If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing.
Cancel Under 60 Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
Cancel 60-120+ Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the training, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
Will I need Travel Insurance?
We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans, and highly encourage them to purchase trip cancellation insurance. Look for terminology similar to, “cancel for any reason,” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation. We suggest Travel Guard Insurance or Kanna Travel Insurance and choose from several policy options.