✔ 50 days at Mar De Jade
✔ 2x Daily Yoga Asana Classes
✔ Daily Meditation & Pranayama and Mantra Chanting
✔ Course Material & Student Playbook
✔ RYT 500 Certificate (RYT 200 + RYT 300)
✔ 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
✔ Fresh Drinking Water & Herbal Teas
✔ Local Excursions (optional)
Plant-based, organic and locally sourced food to nourish the body, mind and spirit.
Expand, deepen and refine your knowledge of verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments for various populations.
Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Tulum and the ancient Mayan wisdom.
Nestled on the expansive shores of Chacala, Mexico with its own direct beach access, it 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.
Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves breaking on the shoreline in this exceptional shared suite. Ensuite shared bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. Single beds. Maximum 2 guests per room. WiFi & air conditioning included.
Wake up to a cool sea breezes flowing softly through your private suite next to the ocean. Queen-sized bed. Ensuite private bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. WiFi & Air Conditioning included.
A spacious, yet cozy room for two! Enjoy your secluded suite with queen/king bed. Ensuite private bathroom with hot shower and western toilet. WiFi and Air Conditioning included.
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 Trista had to say:
"My 500 hr teacher training was hands down the most transformational experience of my life. Mimi and Brianna are overflowing with love and knowledge and I am so grateful to have had them as my teachers. I would give 100 stars if I could. Thank you Swadhyaya Yoga School for creating space for me to experience such immense healing and growth."
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 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 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 awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.
The 500-hour training is comprised of taking the 200-hour and the 300-hour sequentially. 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. The 300-hour curriculum 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.
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?
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 500-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. 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?