✔ 29 days at Mar De Jade
✔ 2x Daily Yoga Asana Classes
✔ Daily Meditation & Pranayama
✔ 3 Delicious and Healthy Meals Daily
✔ Course Materials & Student Playbook
✔ Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas
✔ Visits to ancient sites
✔ Local Excursions
Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
Gain practical skills in the areas of social media, branding and marketing in order to create a purpose-driven brand.
Expand, deepen and refine your knowledge of verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments for various populations.
Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Mexico and the ancient wisdom.
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 throughout this transformative journey.
Wake up to a cool sea breezes flowing softly through your private suite — complete with 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 two-level loft.. Ensuite shared bathroom with natural bath amenities. Single/double 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 e-RYT 500-Hour certified (Yoga Alliance, USA), Continuing Education Provider, who loves teaching yoga asana, anatomy, physiology and lifestyle. She received 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow in Costa Rica; and 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training in India. In the US, Mimi teaches private, public yoga classes and workshops at studios and corporations in Georgia, and Arkansas.
Mimi is a visiting yoga instructor at courses in Indonesia, India, Italy, and France. She has co-develop and enhanced yoga teacher training curriculum for 200-, 300-, and 500-hour courses. Her love of yoga and of traveling inspired her to co-founded Swadhyaya Yoga School in 2016.
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 Demi had to say
"I recommend this one 100% because it feels like true family. It’s not too big, and so it was just the amount of people. It was intimate, it was a beautiful setting. We were soaking in useful knowledge every single day, every single minute, so it really felt so worth my time and energy, and it just started this beautiful segway into my life of diving deeper into the beautiful practice of yoga. Brianna and Mimi did such a good job with using our time wisely, and really offering so much depth and value."
What Maya had to say
"I couldn’t have asked for a better training experience. The curriculum was so holistic — giving me a strong grounding in the philosophy of yoga, an understanding of human anatomy so that I can teach my students from a more informed (and safe!) place, and even information on holistic business fundamentals so that I felt confident moving forward and building my career post-training. I learned so much about meditation, and about myself through meditation. I felt completely free to process at my own pace and in my own way, and it was clear that the program had been intentionally designed to honor and speak to all kinds of learning styles. I find myself now, months out of training, continuing to reference the material as I build my offerings and craft my classes. Mimi + Brianna compliment one another so well in the way they teach, the material they teach, and the overall energy they bring to the full experience of this training. I am so grateful. Thank you thank you thank you."
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.
What will I learn in the course?
Swadhyaya Yoga School + Well Daily have designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way. Our trainings are designed for the experienced yoga instructor who envisions themselves taking their skills to the next level. Trainees will experience a residential intensive yoga course which provides specialized tools for personal and professional growth.
Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training builds on your technical skills and helps you elevate your approach to teaching. The Hatha Yoga modules accentuate yogic philosophy and understanding how to bring all 8 limbs of your yoga practice to life, while providing opportunities to learn and experience what it means to be an inspiring yoga instructor who helps bring true transformation to students’ lives.
Asana classes emphasize practicing and guiding other yoga practitioners into more advanced expressions of various open-pelvis, closed-pelvis, balance, forward-bending, twists, back-bending, side-bending, inversion and palm balance asanas. The instruction provided is intended for intermediate- to advanced-level yoga practitioners.
Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Students must provide a copy of their certificate.
What does the syllabus include?
- Yoga Philosophy: Thorough exploration of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Chapters 1-3, understanding modern yoga lineage, discussion and analysis of the Bhagavad Gita, practices and application of teachings from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, explore Vedas, Vedanta and Upanishads, understanding the Koshas and subtle energy bodies. More advanced exploration of Ayurveda versus the 200-hour curriculum.
- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 8 key organ systems of the human body (versus 7 in the 200-hour curriculum).
- Asanas: Proper postural alignment, benefits and contraindications, variations of advanced postures.
- Pranayama: Basic to Intermediate breathing practices.
- Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations, as well as cueing and sequencing per traditional understanding. Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques.
- Meditation: Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kirtan, Kriyas, Lesson Planning, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.
- Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers.
- Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms.
What is the daily schedule?
06:00 - Wake up
06:30 - Herbal Tea
06:45 - Kriya (Nasal Cleansing)
07:00 - Mantra Chanting, Pranayama and Asana
09:00 - Breakfast
09:30 - Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga
10:45 - Yoga Philosophy
11:45 - Lunch/Self study
13:15 - Adjustments
14:30 - Methodology/Movie/Lifestyle
16:00 - Traditional Yoga Asana Sequence
17:45 - Meditation/Yoga Nidra
19:00 - Dinner/Self study
22:45 - Rest & Rejuvenation
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.
What's Not Included?
- Travel Insurance
- Juice and Smoothie Bar*
- Airport transfer*
- Laundry Services*
*Available for an additional fee
What is a 300-hour yoga teacher training?
The 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training offers an advanced yoga training curriculum designed for the experienced yoga instructor who is intentional about developing their yogic skills to the next level. This residential intensive course provides specialized tools for personal transformation and professional growth.
A 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are taught during the 200-hour course. This prepares trainees to teach advanced principles and techniques of yoga in more (and subtler) detail. Which enables you to teach with greater skill and precision than could reasonably be expected of a 200-hour trained teacher.
The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 300 hours of experiential practice, written assignments, presentations, excursions and discourse.
You also cultivate enhanced business essentials for developing your brand, messaging and marketing your offerings.
What does "RYT 300" stand for?
"RYT 300" is an acronym which stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 300-Hour. "300-Hour" means you have studied and accumulated 300 hours of information and study time. It is our intention that the yoga aspirant 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.
Can I join this course if I am completely new to yoga?
No. Students must provide evidence of having attained a 200 hour level training in the form of a teacher training certificate. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. Swadhyaya is the fourth Niyama (self-disciplines) of Patanjali's Yog Sutras (Ashtanga Yoga) and means "self-study" or "self-inquiry." It is this mindset we hope to cultivate and observe in our students.
Endeavoring to earn a 300-hour yoga teacher training certificate comes with a responsibility to demonstrate ethical, moral precepts as a role model to future students/teachers, as well as a continual commitment to self-study.
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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.
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 instructors on cultural excursions.
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 will also introduce you to Restorative, Yin, and Iyengar yoga, with additional learning about modifications for children and elderly populations.
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.
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 is Yoga Alliance? Is your yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance?
The Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. They do this through various initiatives which can be found in their home page by visiting them [here](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 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.